TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 2 furlongs, Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
Cat Dreamer – Two people to keep an eye on in baby drag races, Wesley Ward and Martin Pedroza; Pedroza rides for Kitchingman.
Dicey Riley – Morning line choice is one of two from the Ward barn; he won the kick-off drag race yesterday with a long shot.
Long Shot – Bring the Money
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000m Maiden claiming $50,000, 4-year-olds and up
Thornmark – Big rider switch to Garrett Gomez for the money shot; was closing fast in debut, may have tipped his hand.
Carman – Chalk was ridden perfectly in last and seemed to pull himself up late; concern over his lack of killer instinct.
Long Shot – All Money No Love
Race 3 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $57,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up
Tent – Difficult trip last time, now David Flores takes over for Gryder; saves ground and grinds it out late.
House of Silver – Did not run the race he is capable of last time out; Tyler Baze takes over, has good tactical speed.
Long Shot – Cinder Cone
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Gold Trim – Could be a replay of the last time many of these met; Gomez may have moved too soon last time, big late kick.
Behind the Screen – Perfect name during the March Madness tournament; another who may have moved too soon last time out.
Long Shot – Ghosttrapper
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Apoplectic – Been knocking at the door in his last three starts; was part of a 4-horse blanket finish in last, good or bad?
Tulips Dandy – Second time out Mandella babies generally improve; Joel Rosario is stepping up as a live long shot rider.
Long Shot – Storm Dragon
Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $16,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Lady Disdain – Like the rail draw and the big class drop back to the level she last won at; Michael Pender is underrated.
Blushing Bear Cat – Was grinding late last time for the Mig and Bill Spawr; class dropper and moving in the right direction.
Long Shot – Annie Oakleaf
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $52,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Public Image – With the rail out 24 feet, his speed could be a major asset; tries the hillside course for the first time.
Skimmetry – Logical chalk just missed last time in a good effort; been in position to win each of his last four starts.
Long Shot – Lit’sgoodlookngray
Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Okie Dokie Petey – Logical chalk ran a winning race for this low level in last; was 3-lengths clear of the show horse.
Sword Legend – Leap of faith that Garrett Gomez riding for John Sadler is a good thing; was bet in last, ran pretty slow.
Long Shot – No Grande
Best Bet – Okie Dokie Petey (race 8)
Santa Anita Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/2/$23.00; Long Shots, 6/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Totals – 919/215/$1,600.40; Long Shots, 452/57/$707.70; Best Bets, 51/16/$67.40