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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

$16k claimers 4yo and up travel 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Twirling Tiger was claimed for $50k two races back, he won a starter race and now is in for this $16k price tag, all is not well. The bug boy Ceballos gets on the speedy No. 3 Levitation, he will sit right off the pace today. No. 4 Milton Freewater was once highly regarded by O’Neill and now drops in for a $16k price tag. 1-3-4

Race 2

$32k claimers 4yo and up go a mile on the grass. No. 1 Crown the Kitten has run back-to-back big races at this distance and level, we will take our shot here as he looks ready for the win if Nakatani can keep him clear and that is a big if. 1

Win and place 1

Race 3

$20k maidens 4yo and up go a mile on the dirt. No. 2 Vegas Itch ran a solid second last out when dropped to this level. No. 7 Defense Minister will be coming with a late rush and he finished third last out right behind the Vegas Itch. 2-7

EXACTA BOX 2-7

Race 4

THE $75K ONE MILE SANTANA 

Bob Baffert has this race bookended with No. 1 Dr. Dorr and No. 5 Cat Burglar, which one will get the money, take the highest price of the two. 1-5

Race 5

Maiden 3yo fillies go down the hill in what is a real crap shoot. No. 2 Unchaining Melody is in from over the pond where she ran second in her one start going 7 furlongs on the grass, Sadler had her ready to fire. No. 5 Sheza Factor gets her second start off a trouble first trip, look for better today. No. 7 International Diva ran a solid 4th going a mile on the grass in her one start. No. 9 Into Glamour gets Van Dyke and comes off a near miss at a mile on the grass and a solid 4th down the hill one race back, she draws a great post and looks the filly to beat. No. 11 Tiz Toffee is in from the Fairgrounds and lands in the barn of D’Amato who also trains International Diva, he is very dangerous when he has two in the same race. 9**-7-11-2-5

Race 6

$12,500 claimers 4yo and up go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Fire to the Wire takes a double drop in class and will be right there. No. 4 Liberty Jack is a good fit and gets his first start off the Peter Miller claim. No. 7 Informality has no win spirit (1 for 17) but is a must use in the exotics as he has finished second in his last two at this level. 1-4-7

Race 7

Optional $40k fillies and mares 4yo and up go down the hill. No. 5 Tizanillusion gets her 3rd try on the West Coast and second down the hill, she get a much better post today and looks solid here. No. 8 Salten Sapity finished second down the hill last out when less than two lengths in front of Tiz. 5**-8

Race 8

$12,500 claimers 4yo and up go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 7 Milhaud looks perfectly spotted by Mandella off the maiden win. No. 8 Pampers n’ Boots will wake up big time here on the big drop and the blinkers and bug boy going on today. 8*-7

Race 9

3yo starter allowance runners go 6-1/2 on the main. No. 1 Joeray is in tip top form and comes off a big win on the wet fast surface last out. No. 3 Lolly Express blasted home first out of the box and it’s a good sigh that trainer Puype puts him in this claim proof spot. No. 7 Luke’s On Fire comes off a game win down the hill at this level last out. No. 10 Honeymoonz Over is the speed on the outside. 7-1-10-3

Race 10

Optional $16k claimers 4yo and up go down the hill. No. 3 Dr. Troutman owns one win and it was down the hill, he gets some class relief in this spot. No. 4 Closing Time exits the same race as the good Dr. No. 7 Kings River King is a consistent sort and just missed in his one try down the hill. No. 9 El Tovar drops and is four time winner on this course. No. 11 ALSATIAN gets a turn back in distance and will be flying late. No. 12 Green With Eddie gets Nakatani, a great post, a drop in class. 12**-11-9-7-4-6

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