Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Thisonesforricky – Did everything but win last time in a game effort; Rafael Bejarano is in a typical good riding groove.
1 Tiz the Key – Been away 6-months, but showed ability back when; key hook up is with HOF Gary Stevens.
Long Shot – 2 Kool Kat
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
4 First Strike – Claimed by Adam Kitchingman off a sharp 6-length win; has back class to handle this simple class rise.
3 Dress Code – Logical chalk ran away in last for Robertino Diodoro; his barn has been winning on many fronts, many states.
Long Shot – 2 Los Bambinos
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds
6 W. Giles – Has shown steady improvement in all 3 career starts; Mike Harrington takes the blinkers off for this.
2 Bart the Barrister – Claimed by Dan Hendricks off a well bet career debut; thought he might protect him, but back in for $30K.
Long Shot – 7 Southern Digs
Race 4 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Lakota Road – Big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; has tactical speed to sit a nice trip.
9 A P Pepper – Lost a frustrating head bob in last; switch to Joe Talamo for Drayden Van Dyke who is out of town.
Long Shot – 6 Tiz Zoe Cee
Race 5 – 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up
7 Fit to Rule – Interesting move by Mark Glatt; won for $16K and is dropped down to $8K, key vote is from Rafael Bejarano.
5 Tuckers Point – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this bottom rung; won two races ago over a similar type cast.
Long Shot – 4 Big Wags
Race 6 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
8 Moulin de Mougin – Has come into her own since trying 2 turn turf routes; seems to relax into a steady rhythm throughout.
4 Rhagori – Takes some talent for a Euro to win its U.S. debut; given 4 weeks rest to try avoiding any kind of Euro bounce.
Long Shot – 1 Viva Carina
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $58,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
5 Sidebar – Agapito Delgadillo and Bill Spawr have done very well together; hasn’t had a go to rider since Laffit Pincay, Jr.
3 My Sweet Addiction – Been away since June when graduating in Inglewood; Mike Smith is riding at his absolute best this year.
Long Shot – 1 Seattle Charlie
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
4 Mr Lemon Tree – When Rafael Bejarano rides in the finale, take a second look; Richard Baltas has won some races of late.
8 Golden Chalice – FTS from the Carla Gaines barn; suspect the tote board will tell you what to do.
Long Shot – 5 Bobby Z Man
Best Bet – 5 Lakota Road (race 4)
Santa Anita Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$34.00; Long Shots, 8/3/$25.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$7.00
Santa Anita Park Totals – 981/275/$1,730.80; Long Shots, 485/73/$776.60; Best Bets, 60/29/$122.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #10 Mei Ling (4/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, The Brothers Rap ran third at Aqueduct paying $3.00 to show. Stats – 56/32/$317.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick