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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Cal bred optional $16k claimers go a mile on the grass. No. 4 Shifty Dancer has won both of his starts and the last going this mile turf distance at 20/1, another nice price today. No. 2 Alsatian has a nice prep for this and now Nakatani gets the leg up for Drysdale. No. 1 Six Point Rack comes off a little layoff but still looks live in this spot with the hard trying Tyler Conner on board today. 4-2-1

Race 2

Optional $75k 3yo go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. No. 2 McKale won at first asking for Baffert at .60 cents on the dollar, he has been working like a tiger and will be short again today. No. 4 Zulfikhar is the barn mate of McKale and is back from Oaklawn Park, they could run one two. 2-4

Race 3

Maidens go a mile on the main. No. 1 Canadian Game has been nibbling and now gets Tyler Connor in a rare ride for O’Neill, he will try and make the best of it. No. 2 Downtowner made a big five wide run last out at this level and distance just missing by a dwindling length. 2**-1

Race 4

More maidens as now we get $75k claimers 3yo fillies going down the hill. No. 4 Ladybug was claimed for $75k last out and it’s a good sign that she comes back at the same price and Kent D gets the call. No. 7 Mongolian Window was also claimed for $75k last out by the same trainer, John Sadler, she missed by a neck going a mile on the grass last out and she will love this trip. 7**-4

Race 5

$32k claimers fillies 3yo go six furlongs. No. 1 Midnight Summer comes off the layoff and gets Prat for her 3yo debut. No. 3 Sapphire Kid has a big last work and gets a turn back to a sprint. No. 6 Twisted Rosie will wake up in this spot. 1-3-6

Race 6

Optional $40k fillies and mares 4yo and up go 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 3 Vasilika has won 3 of her last 4 starts with a neck loss, she is in top form. No. 4 Achira has never run a bad race in her four starts just missing behind Vasilika by a nose last out. No. 8 Battleground State has won two of her four turf starts here, she will sit behind the top two and look to nail them on the line. 8**-3-4

Race 7

Cal bred $50k maiden fillies and mares go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 5 Get Yourself Home drops from straight maidens and looks solid here. No. 6 So Euro missed by a nostril in her one start. No. 2 Makenna’s Song gets Prat riding for Jeff Mullins in her debut race, she looks live. 5-6-2

Race 8

Cal bred $16k optional claimers go 5-1/2 furlongs, there is a lot of early speed in here and No. 5 Easter Morn will get the perfect setup and we also note that Prat who was on him for his win gets back on today. No. 9 Drizzy comes off the layoff, he met much better last year as a 2yo, his last work was very zippy. No. 10 Rocket Fuel will sit just behind the top speed balls and get first jump. 5-9-10

Race 9

This nine race card ends with $50k maiden claimers going 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 5 Hoover Tower gets his second start for Hess/ Kent D, look for better at what will be a big price. No. 6 Hot American is the only first-timer in the group and gets the good turf rider Van Dyke riding for Neil Drysdale, he is a must use. No. 7 Mo Over ran a big second for a $100k price tag going a mile on the grass last out in just his second start, first on the grass and first going long, he can only move forward. 5-6-7

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