HORSE RACING

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $36,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up

Oceanus – This will be the first live SoCal mount for female jockey Chantal Sutherland; she’ll offer big odds in here.

Political Maneuver – Speedball may be able to steal off and control the pace throughout; dangerous foe on the drop down.

Long Shot – Behind the Screen

Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

El Falcon – Gets big time class relief off a miserable try in MSW company; has only one way to go, up, facing a slow group.

Cadeaux du Monde – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; should offer good value in here.

Long Shot – Beyond Boundries

Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds

Warren’s Secret – Mitchell drops precipitously down in second start off the claim; adds blinkers on and keeps Michael Baze.

Asteri – Tepid chalk as he returns to his preferred low class level; he is a good trier and earns a lot of paychecks.

Long Shot – Warren’s Ruler

Race 4 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Be Glorius – Frankel charge looked green early and very eager to finish late in her debut; subtle improvement can win it.

Wickednwackyingrid – Speedball has a big edge with the turf rail out 24 feet and possible none others to challenge her.

Long Shot – Sweet Lemonade

Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $26,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds

Black Mallou – Was DQ’d in last so he maintains this same race condition; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip for Bejarano.

De Car Guy – Didn’t show the late energy needed in the stretch last time; suspect he’s better than that and offers value.

Long Shot – Lucky Honey

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Tizzy’s Tune – Like the turn back in distance from 2-turn races to this elongated sprint; should be powering in the lane.

Intangaroo – Overlooked filly will offer lots of value with a low percentage trainer and jockey; another who will fire late.

Long Shot – Run Right Thru

Race 7 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $57,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up

Sir Lowry – Was flattered when both Monterey Jazz and Kalgoorlie won next time out; big rider switch to Bejarano.

James The Third – At first glance may appear overmatched; Gomez stays loyal to the cause and he’s improved for Becerra.

Long Shot – Liver

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

Nikki’sgoldensteed – Tried to overcome a poor start last time out, and could not; Smith takes over for the money shot.

One Chin Again – Second in debut, interesting to see Gomez taking over in second career start; expect some improvement.

Long Shot – Mr. Elroy

Best Bet – Warren’s Secret (race 3)

Santa Anita Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$40.20; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 145/37/$279.40; Long Shots, 74/12/$125.20; Best Bets, 9/3/$18.00

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