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Santa Anita

Race 12: Eleven horses line up for the Classic which will be run at the distance of one and one quarter miles. This is not exactly the stellar type of Classic field that we’ve been used to enjoying through the years. Nevertheless, it’s an assembly of a nice group. Top choice is the Bill Mott trained No. 5 Yoshida. This well traveled horse always gives a great effort, has the sheet figures, and gets a new jockey who’s used to this race. That’s right, Mike Smith will be in the irons and there’s no question that he’d love to prove to a certain trainer that he’s the King of Arcadia.  No. 11 Code of Honor gets better with every race. Yes, he’s a three year old running with older horses, but as we said this is not a usual Classic type field. No. 9 Mongolian Groom may try to get brave on the front end and see if it takes him the extra eighth of a mile. No. 10 Vino Rosso should be used in the trifecta and super bets.

My Pick:  Win/Place 5  Exacta Box 5-9-11  Trifecta Box 5-9-10-11

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