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SANTA ANITA

FELINE FORUM

You just gotta love these Florida invaders as they come here and run their eyeballs out. That is what this filly did in this mile turf route at 5/1 as she made a big four wide run into the stretch and came home with confidence to draw away late. She looks to like it here and can repeat.

PRESIDING JUSTICE

First time starter for trainer Michael Ewing, who can sneak one through. At almost 5/1 made a last to first move at the top of the lane to win for fun. Trainer John Sadler wasn’t fooled in putting up the $30k to claim this gelding. We look for him to get a quick return on the investment.

DO SOME MAGIC

Took an inside stalking position behind the lone speed horse. Stayed there until the stretch when he swung out for the drive and just failed to run down the speed, missing by a dwindling head. This gelding should be a next out winner and a solid single in the picks.

BLAKE’S MAGIC

If you had this filly in the picks at almost 5/1 you took a horrible beat as she was best in here. She stumbled at the start and then was steadied hard, losing several positions. She settled outside, coming down the hill in this 6½ furlong turf sprint and came storming down the lane to just miss the bob in a real heartbreaker. $$$$$

GOLDEN GATE

TELLY TENACIOUS

First time starter broke slow and trailed the field in this 6 furlong sprint for straight maidens. He shifted out for room and came widest of all. Stormed down the lane to the line missing by a neck in what was a spectacular performance for an $8k maiden claimer. If he can repeat this effort will be an easy winner next time out. $$$

VANTAGE POINT

Was four wide to the backstretch in this mile race. He was forced to stay wide until the second turn when six deep into the stretch. Once straight he came running like a freight train down the lane and got up at the wire in big time effort. He was claimed by Bill Morey who will have him spotted for another win next time out. $$$

EMERALDS MISS

First time starter hesitated in the gate and lost about three lengths at the start. She was outrun to the turn when making a wide run to the stretch, then she had to shift out for room in midstretch and again when a horse drifted out in front of her. Once clear she came again to just miss by a neck. $$$$$

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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