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SANTA ANITA

INDIA MANTUANA: Really came alive in this 1-1/8 turf route in this her second start off the layoff for D’Amato. She really wanted to run pulling jockey Pereira hard while stalking the front runner. She took the lead on the second turn and battled down on the inside in midstretch. Could not hold off the 6/5 winner but battled on to just miss second by a neck. Will be ready for the win next out. $$$

MOE CANDY: Was last seen running up the track at Del Mar last Aug. 17. Trainer Sadler had him ready to roll in this six furlong sprint as he sprinted out for the lead and battled the odds on 60-cents-on-the-dollar winner only to lose the photo by the slimmest of noses.

CHASIN LUCAS: First time starter for Mark Glatt just ran huge at almost 8/1, opening up down the lane, but could not hold off the 5/2 second-choice though more than four lengths clear of the rest. She will be going wire to wire next out and a solid single. $$$

SUPER DUPER COOPER: Looked to be a bargain in this mile race at almost 3/1 in a six-horse field as he looked to just have one horse to beat, the odds-on Koan Coast. Super Duper ran to his name but failed to run down the chalk, losing by a dwindling half a length while more than six clear of the field.

MR PAYTIENCE: Write this 2yo colt’s name down and put him on your early Kentucky Derby list. This first timer for Doug O’Neill somehow got off at 6/1 and just blasted home, winning by almost eight lengths while under a long hold. A big-time effort. $$$$

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