Horses to Watch at Santa Anita

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SANTA ANITA

KITTY BOO: Was coming off the layoff for trainer Jim Cassidy, she was in a great spot in this mile turf race and looked to have a ton of run but had to check and come out for room and then got in close checking off the winners heels which may have cost her the race. It did cost her the place money as she missed by less than a length. With this race under her belt she will be set for the win at this $25K level next out.

RYE: This horse was our key runner on our daily selections at GamingToday.com. He was in from Golden Gate for trainer William Morey who had him pointed for this race. Rye blasted home to win going away. He loves this Santa Anita turf course and will come right back to score a repeat win.

COMBAT ZONE: Stumbled at the start and just was pulling his jockey out of the saddle who took him to the inside but he got in tight as he really wanted to be let loose. He settled down on the inside and looked to be ready to launch a winning run, but got in tight again a quarter mile out. He then was taken out for room and surged late to miss by a half a length.

X S GOLD: This filly really was bet hard at the windows and ran to the money. She looked beat early on as she had to be checked hard off heels midway on the second turn but she regrouped when swung out for room and stormed home to get up on the line. She looks like a repeater.

ARMS RUNNER-BLACKOUT: Peter Miller sent both horses out in this downhill turf race. He is a master at these races and ran 1-2 here with Arms Runner winning at 4-1 and Blackout finishing second at 7-5. The lesson here is make an exacta box and bet his longest price runner of the two. He seems to do this at a high rate.

 

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