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SANTA ANITA

GRACIE RAGAZZA

Was last seen running second at Del Mar last August. She came back in this $50k maiden claimer and was sent off as the 2/1 second choice and just put this field away with ease late. She now can run in some claim proof starter allowance races and could come right back and score.

RYDERROO

Finished second behind GRACIE RAGAZZA as the third choice. She ran a winning race on most days and was almost nine lengths clear of the rest of the field. She is sitting on the maiden breaker next time out and will be a solid single.

MUCHOS BESOS

Anyone who bet this horse at 2/1 just took a horrible beat. He broke dead last in this field of 11 runners, went down on the inside but had to come out on the turn for room. He made his run down the lane and surged late while between horses to finish third as one of three noses on the wire in a real tough beat.

I EARNED IT BABY

This comebacker for trainer Carla Gaines broke slow and really never got into the race after that. We think this horse has more than his last and will be a must use next time out at what will be a big price.

YAHILWA

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has come back to California to ride, and that is what he did on this filly. He took her to the front and she just did miss at holding off the 50-cents-on-the-dollar winner Let Faith Arise, losing by a neck. We will be on this filly next time out and watching all of Mr. D. mounts here down the road.

UP THE ALLEY

Trainer Cody Autrey has not had much luck on this circuit the past couple of years since he has been bringing runners in. He brought this very live one in from Oaklawn Park  and she just failed to win this race while wide the entire trip, breaking from post 12 in this 1 1/16 $20k maiden claimer. This filly lost the bob and was claimed by Ron Ellis who will have her spotted for the win next time out. We may want to keep an eye out for more of Autrey’s runners from Oaklawn. S

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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