Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
4 Second Time – Agapito Delgadillo had choices and landed here for Vladimir Cerin; last was a big race off a long layoff.
3 Lethal Miss – Has run in the money all 3 of her Santa Anita starts; draw a line thru the last turf race, a non-effort.
Long Shot – 8 Miss Judged
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
6 Silk in Silver – Has run two good races and appears ready to cash in for a photo; she ran for $20K in a solid debut second.
4 Truly Beautiful – Been away 2-months; she ran well for this $20K price tag two races ago, these are clearly her friends.
Long Shot – 7 Sri’s Red
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds
2 Koukla – Rafael Bejarano gets the favorites role again; this filly was sharp in a debut win, now stretches out in distance.
4 Sheza Smoke Show – Start of a Pick 6 carryover of $70k; Peter Eurton filly has shown steady improvement in all 3 starts.
Long Shot – 6 One More Wild Ride
Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, 4-year-olds
7 Topper’s Ghost – Taking a huge class drop to run for $16K tonight; bugboy Vandyke had choices and lands here.
3 Too Fast to Pass – Miserable race in last first off the claim by Jerry Hollendorfer; he wastes no time dropping in class.
Long Shot – 2 Change of Plan
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up
8 Mr Lemon Tree – Returns to turf after a poor effort over the main track; his turf races have been a lot more productive.
4 Gospel Music – A private purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds; Craig Dollase first test is to try him down the hillside course.
Long Shot – 6 Pressure Time
Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
8 Splendiferous Moon – Has not been productive off the claim by Jeff Mullins; yet the cut back in distance can be a benefit.
1 No Tricks for Jack – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this bottom rung; will save every inch of ground along the rail.
Long Shot – 3 Ralphy Girl
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $60,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
8 Remise – Corey Nakatani had choices and opted for this Dan Blacker charge; should improve off her U.S. debut finish.
7 Ultrasonic – Tepid chalk in a truly wide open affair; figures to be a key race in the pick 6 sequence with a rich carryover.
Long Shot – 9 Kinz Funky Monkey
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds
3 Sooo Major – Big rider switch to Joe Talamo for the money shot; he has had a major league batting average in the finale.
6 Rambling House – Speedball figures to pop the gate and take them as far as he can; may find a no passing zone field finally.
Long Shot – 1 Polished Silver
Best Bet – 2 Koukla (race 3)
Santa Anita Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$32.40; Long Shots, 8/2/$22.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Santa Anita Park Totals – 378/114/$704.00; Long Shots, 187/23/$248.60; Best Bets, 23/11/$49.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Conga Bella (5/2) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Mrs. Bean ran second at Aqueduct paying $2.70 to place and $2.20 to show. Stats – 22/12/$89.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick