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SANTA ANITA

HANNA NO SIR

Shot out to take a length lead and would have won on any other day except a super live Peter Miller first time starter got him late. Hanna was a clear second, beating the third place finisher by more than six lengths. No mistake for this filly next time out as she will go wire-to-wire as our single.

MOM NANA PETRIE

Was chasing the lone speed while down on the inside, had to wait for room into the lane and lost several positions. Once clear she surged late and was getting to the winner but just could not close the needed late ground. She will be a great bet next time out. $$$$$

MAYIE

Was exiting our HTW list and let go at 5/1. She ran her race but just had no shot chasing down the lone speed in this $20K maiden claimer. She is sitting on the win and we will keep her on our ready-to-win list.

STAR ROCKER

Was last seen winning at Del Mar last August. This colt looks ready and ran huge to win at 4-1 against a solid field of $25K claimers. No claims in for him so trainer O’Neill may have put one over. This colt will be heading to a claim proof starter allowance race.

TRELAWNY

Just a horrible loss if you had this one in the late pick four as he was best in this mile turf race. He made a huge, late, wide rally down the lane and just did lose the bob on the line. $$$

SCENE QUEEN

Took back in this mile turf race. She shifted out on the bend for room and came strong four wide down the lane. Finished a clear second but had no shot at getting to the runaway winner. This $50K maiden is ready to win if she can find the right pace up front.

SOLID WAGER

Looked like just that as the money came rolling in on this guy who was coming off a long layoff for trainer Peter Miller. He had a very tough trip in this downhill turf sprint, coming very wide and having to steady hard past the sixteenth marker. Still had some late run in finishing fourth. He will be ready next time out.

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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