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Optional $40k runners go 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 1 Lazzam doesn’t like to win but will be making a late run for a piece of the pie. No. 2 Saltini has back-to-back 7 furlong works, that is a go sign by Mandella. No. 7 Malibu Music has hit the board in all three of his races on this turf course. 2**-1-7

Race 2

$25k 3yo go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt, several of these met last time out for a much higher price. No. 3 Get Em Up Scout finished a solid 3rd vs. them and he is the only runner in this race who has won two times, we will take our host and single in the early pick five. 3

Race 3

Maidens 4yo and up go six furlongs, Van Dyke jumps on No. 4 Lookie Loo for Baffert, this colt ran big at 5/2 first-out back in March, bet him to cash. No. 5 Twisted Road gets his second start, he gets blinkers on and a bullet last work and exits a good race in which the 3rd place finisher won next out. 4-5

Exacta box 4-5

Race 4

Cal bred allowance fillies and mares 4yo and up go a mile on the grass. No. 1  Speakers gets back to going long after taking a shot down the hill. No. 3 Rolling Shadow comes off a tough maiden score but looks on the improve and she has been in steady work mood here for Drysdale, Prat will ride again. 1-3

Race 5

In the last leg of the early pick five with a low .14% take out we get optional $40k fillies and mares 4yo and up going a mile on the dirt. No. 2 Plastered has won 4 of 6 at this distance and 2 of 3 starts here at Santa Anita, the drop to this level makes her the one to beat, after her anyone of these girls could jump up and bite us. 2**

Race 6

We get a $16k maiden race, the lowest this bettor has ever seen at the Great Race Place, its for 4yo and up going six furlongs. No. 2 League of Shadows has showed good early speed in both of his starts vs. $20k maidens and will get Tyler gunning today. No. 3 Magical More is a nine time loser with three seconds and all three for those second came here, he is a must use from off the pace at a good price. No. 6 Gio’s Gold gets just his second start and can improve. No. 8 Call Me Soul gets his first start and the long shot jock Iggy gets a rare ride. 2-3-6-8

Race 7

Optional $40k runners go 1-1/8 on the grass for 4yo and up. No. 4 Lifeline gets back on the grass, he broke his maiden on this course at this distance. No. 6 Oscar Dominguez drops and also owns a win here. No. 7 Van Cortlandt has won two times and both came on this turf course. No. 8 Temple Keys don’t win many but fits with this crew. 4-6-7-8

Race 8

$10k claimers 4yo and up go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Top Brass won last out for a $20k price tag and now Jacobson looks to unload, don’t take a short price. No. 5 Karma King likes this track and is a good fit at this level. No. 8 Finallygotabentley has a big last work and comes off a win vs. better. No. 10 Airfoil just missed last out for this tag and now gets his first start off the Knapp claim, he gets a major rider upgrade.  10**-8*-5-1

Race 9

$20k fillies and mares 4yo and up go a mile on the grass. No. 2 Salsita last raced at Del Mar back in November when beating optional $40k runners, she has won 10 of her 39 starts. No. 7 Dissension gets back to going long and she will go better here. No. 6 Scattagirl drops and gets the stretch out… 2-6-7


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