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SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

Big time big purse of $70k in this downhill turf sprint for allowance 4yo and up. No. 1 Portando makes his first West Coast start and get the good turf jockey Flavien Prat, he showed good early speed back in New York at this turf level where he won sprinting six and seven furlongs, he is live. No. 3 Highly Acclaimed won in his only try down the hill and he has a big last work. No. 9 Closing Time gets his 3rd start off the layoff, he looks to be sitting on a good one today. 1-3-9

Race 2

Optional $40k claimers go a mile on the dirt. No. 3 Sheer Flattery ran a stinker last out, he has come back to work well and looks to rebound. No. 5 Hoffenheim takes a dip in class and owns a good record on thei course, his drawback is the ice cold Rajiv Maragh riding. 3-5

Race 3

THE $150K SUNSHINE MILLIONS TURF SPRINT DOWH THE HILL

No. 1 Barbara Beatrice loves this course and runs good fresh. No. 3 Miss Sunset won the $75k Sweet Life on this course last year in her only try down this hillside turf course. No. 6 How About Zero won in her only try down the hill and she is in tip top form. 1-3-6

Race 4

THE $150K SUNSHINE MILLIONS SPRINT AT SIX FURLONGS

No. 1 Edwards Going Left exits a great try in the Grade I Malibu, he has a big last work and is the one to beat if No. 3 Masochistic is not ready in this his first start since moving to the Baffert barn. 1**-3

Race 5

Cal bred $50k maiden 3yo go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. The red hot Bill Morey sends out No. 2 Black Site who gets a big jockey upgrade. No. 6 Lucky Sun had a rough first trip and now drops a tad, we like Franco riding today. The price play looks to be No. 8 Shackalov who drops from open company and has a big last work. 2**-8-6

Race 6

THE $100K SUNSHINE MILLIONS TURF SPRINT FOR 3YO 

Lots of early speed in this downhill turf sprint so we will go looking for a runner or two that will be picking up the tiring front runners. No. 7 Cono will be coming late and the price will be right. No. 9 Continental Divide was over his head last out in the Grade I Frontrunner, look for better today. 

7**-9

Race 7

Cal bred $16k claimers go 6-1/2 on the dirt. No. 4 Rocket Fuel gets off the grass and gets back where he belongs, he has a good record at this track. No. 8 Tough It Out is the stablemate of Rocket Fuel, he gets Joe Talamo back on today and has a good last work. 4-8

Race 8

THE $200K SUNSHINE MILLIONS TURF CLASSIC AT 1-1/8

No. 6 Rye is one very hard hitting 5yo, he beds down in the hot Morey barn and gets Kent D riding today. The last time Kent has won in 3 of his five rides on Rye and he has won 2 of his 4 tries at this turf distance. No. 1 He Will can run some big races at times and he gets Bejarano on today and the cozy rail post. 6**-1

Race 9

No. 4 Charmingslew exits our HTW list off a troubled first trip. No. 6 Inland Empire was a fast closing 4th in her debut race and has a big work since. No. 10 Z Z Tiger is the speed and exits the same race as Slew and Island Empire. No. 11 Judicial also exits the race. 4***-6-10-11 

KEY EXACTA BOX AND TRIFECTA: 4 with 6-10-11 and 6-10-11 with 4

Race 10

Cal bred maiden 3yo go a mile on the grass. No. 4 Smart Knows Smart just missed one race back at this mile turf distance, Prat gets his shot today. Smart Knows Smart also gets blinkers on and maeks his first start as a gelding, we will take our shot and single in the picks. 4

WIN AND PLACE 4

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