Horses to Watch at Santa Anita Park


LIL NAS: California-bred 2-year-old maiden may have found his best running style. Speed type had to take back when having to steady into the turn. He was then taken to the outside and made a real nice late run to miss by a dwindling neck. 

PYRON: Stumbled at the start and had to settle in the back while down on the inside. He was angled out down the lane for clear sailing and blasted home, inhaling the two runners in front of him to win going away. We say he comes right back and repeats next out. 

DANCEFORMUNNY: Filly was in a good stalking position on the inside in this mile grass race. She looked ready to pounce but lacked room near the quarter pole. She remained inside but was swung out late and surged, just missing by less than a length. 

SUZIE QZZ BROTHER: 2-year-old maiden was a single on many tickets, including mine. He stalked the lone speed in this 6 1/2-furlong sprint. He found his best stride late to make one big run only to miss by a dwindling half a length. We would love to see this guy going a flat mile on the grass or dirt.