No. 1 Papa Turf drops a notch. No. 2 Union Rebel has his claiming price hacked in half off a win. No. 6 Royal Seeker is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race but he is 0-24 here at Santa Anita. 1-2-6
$32k claimers travel a 1 1/8 on the grass. No. 5 Winning Element looks very live off the layoff for Doug F. O’Neill with Rafael Bejarano riding. No. 6 Caymans Cobra gets the new jock in town Donnie Meche up for Richard Baltas. No. 7 Van Cortlandt has won two of 25 lifetime starts and both wins came here. 5-6-7
$50k maiden 2yo fillies go six furlongs. No. 1 K P Cats Wild exits our HTW list off a second behind Biddy Duke who came right back to score again next out. No. 3 Perfect Rush drops from a straight maiden race for John Sadler and gets off the grass. No. 4 Going to Vegas comes off a good second first out for Peter Miller.
EXACTA BOX 1-3-4 AND WIN AND PLACE 1
In this $40k claimer for fillies and mares going 5 ½ furlongs on the grass. We will use three runners who are exiting the same five furlong turf race at Del Mar last out. No. 2 Swirling who was a close 3rd. No. 6 Cyrielle the price play and No. 7 G Q Covergirl the speed. 2-6-7
This is one bad $20k maiden claimer at 1 1/16. No. 4 The Easy Way comes off a solid 3rd last out at this level going a mile, he finds nothing to beat. After him anyone could pop. 4**
$75k optional 3yo fillies travel a flat mile on the grass. No. 2 Into Chocolate has hit the board in all four of her lifetime starts, this will be her first try on the grass. No. 6 Flower Point is back from Kentucky Downs and will love the longer trip today. No. 8 Raymundos Secret is the speed. 6-8-2
We get $12,500 starter allowance runners going a mile on the dirt. No. 5 DUKES UP will be our key runner, he has won 5 of his 12 starts here with 3 seconds and 2 thirds. He gets the hot riding Abel Cedillo up off a bullet last work, we will play him to win and place and make a key exacta box using No. 4 Alta Ky, No. 6 Platinim Equity and No. 7 Kenzou’s Rhythm.
WIN AND PLACE 5 AND A KEY EXACTA BOX 5 WITH 4-6-7
$25k runners travel a mile on the grass. No. 4 Combat Zone once again looks the one to beat but he should have won his last two starts, losing by a neck in both. No. 6 War Chest drops into a very live spot and will be the better price of the two. 6**-4
EXACTA BOX 4-6 AND WIN AND PLACE 6
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