Horses to Watch Alerts at Santa Anita
Race 6 No. 1 HAGIBIS: Write this one down. We could get a real nice price on this maiden next time out. He was making his first start for trainer Mike Puype in this tough 13 horse field and really ran a great race despite being forced out on the backstretch. Was between horses and made a big six wide run into the stretch. Finishing fifth beaten by under two lengths for second while HTW alert horse Tiz A Budman drew away paying $11.60. Put this one down on your list in “CAPITAL” letters. $$$$$
Race 7 No. 7 YODELEN DAN: Was best in here but was down on the inside and when he looked to be ready to roll. There was no room and P Val had to check him off heels in midstretch. Rallied between horses and surged in deep stretch but missed by a nostril. With a clean trip there will be no mistakes for this guy going long on the grass even for the ice cold Jeff Mullins.