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Horse Racing: Today at Santa Anita, March 6

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

2 Fifteen Black – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; has early speed, always a good asset.

6 Seeking Asylum – Two close, but no cigar, finishes since claimed by Jerry Hollendorfer; maybe time to show improvement.

Long Shot – 1 Dubai Ruler

Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $26,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds

5 Market Notes – Takes a huge class drop in search of victory by Troy Taylor; Aaron Gryder has a few live mounts on today’s card.

3 Candiz – Taking a big class drop for Kathy Walsh; he broke his maiden for $30K, now is racing for $20K.

Long Shot – 2 Oneandonlyloveman

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

6 Just Dancing – Very quiet meet continues for Mike Mitchell; this mare is one of his 4 winners this winter at Santa Anita.

4 Incredible Journey – David Hofmans adding blinkers on for this; like the cut back in distance, should finish well here.

Long Shot – 2 I’m No Patsy

Race 4 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Southern Sunrise – Has been an unreliable favorite in the past; offers plenty of early speed in a pedestrian group.

6 Northern Force – Dead late closer will hope Oh Daddy Oh duels with the chalk; horses run, and run late, for Drayden Van Dyke.

Long Shot – 1 Oh Daddy Oh

Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

3 Kozani – Been away 2 months since showing improvement in second career start; been a very nice meet so far for John Sadler.

5 Number Five – Back as a first time gelding today; Victor Espinoza has found himself an ally in trainer Richard Mandella.

Long Shot – 8 Broadcaster

Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 More Complexity – Creeping closer and closer to her first victory; Mario Gutierrez has had a dry meet, we know he’s better.

8 Our Dream Queen – FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; has been working well and debuts for stable rider Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot – 6 Copperopolis

Race 7 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up

3 Artic North – Has shown spunk at his new digs at San Luis Rey Downs; we’ll be seeing more and more horses stabled down there.

1 Joelito – Fast closing second last time down the hillside turf course; we should be back on grass after last wee’s rainstorms.

Long Shot – 4 Niagara Falls

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

10 Warrenspoweroflove – Ran a better than looked race in last when wide throughout; parking lot post 10 could be no picnic.

1 Yesterday Sings – Like the speed and the rail scenario here; Phillip D’Amato adding blinkers on for a likely speed effort.

Long Shot – 6 She’s Flush

Best Bet – 3 Kozani (race 5)

Santa Anita Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$34.80; Long Shots, 9/3/$26.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Park Totals – 702/207/$1,266.80; Long Shots, 347/45/$474.00; Best Bets, 43/22/$93.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Kipling’s Joy (6/1) in race 10 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Hardly ran out at Gulfstream Park. Stats – 40/21/$210.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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