Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Ransom Canyon – Claimed by Peter Miller and spotted nicely to win first out; expect more speed under Edwin Maldonado.
4 Copper Bay – Mike Mitchell charge sliding down the claiming ladder; expect a calvary charge in a tightly matched field.
Long Shot – 6 Londinium
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
1 Hear the Ghost – Graded stakes winner returns from a 9-month hiatus; he’s good enough, key is if he’s tight enough.
3 Ready for More – Claimed by Mike Pupye off a large effort; Pupye should take a bow for the great win by Mizdirection.
Long Shot – 2 Cyclometer
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
3 Public Interest – John Shirreffs kept most of his good ones in New York; he has some good ones in SoCal like Rookie Sensation.
1 Thunder Cole – Should carve out a nice rail skimming trip; Mario Gutierrez was riding very well at Santa Anita Park.
Long Shot – 9 Prospector’s Trick
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
7 Eddies Curl – The one time she was favored she ran terribly; racing for a price tag tonight, this should be her time.
5 Jogget – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; figures to show high cheese early on.
Long Shot -4 Mudge
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
10 Sleep Tight – The outer post in Inglewood sprints is tough to overcome; suspect Corey Nakatani will find a spot early.
11 Kilted Tilt – Classy sort returns in a soft spot off a year hiatus; she too must overcome a very difficult parking lot post.
Long Shot – 2 Promiscuoussuances
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Moment of Weakness – Chantal has done some good riding for Vann Belvoir; this one has speed so see how the track is playing.
4 Tamarack Smarty – Tough cagey veteran lands on this bottom rung tonight; he’s beaten much better in his nice career.
Long Shot – 6 Unusual Jazz
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
8 Miss Well Molded – Doug O’Neill claims and spots in this first level allowance; been a teaser many times at this harder level.
6 Heat Du Jour – Loses her rider to the chalk; Aaron Gryder is a capable sub and will actually help the parimutuel value.
Long Shot – 3 Level Headed
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Renegade Ride – Tim Yakteen has very quietly had a solid season; lost the very talented Pointsoffthebench last week.
12 Katey Pie – Another logical contender gets a parking lot post; if the rail is good, these horses may have a problem.
Long Shot – 10 Amanda
Best Bet – 3 Public Interest (race 3)
Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/6/$32.80; Long Shots, 10/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.20
Santa Anita Final Totals – 417/102/$683.00; Long Shots, 201/28/$326.20; Best Bets, 23/12/$43.80
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #6 Bradester (2/1) in race 9 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Stopchargingmaria won at Aqueduct paying $3.70 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 173/116/$952.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick