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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

We start this, the next to last day of the meet, with a field of six maiden 2yo, going 4-1/2 furlongs. No. 2 D K’s Crown gets his second start and was well bet in his first start vs. straight maidens and now is dropped in for a $50k price tag. No. 5 Clear to Close is in for the dangerous Jonathan Wong and looks live at a price. No. 6 Bad Beat is a first time starter for trainer Adam Kitchingman, who is looking for his first win of the meet and we note that Flavien Prat will ride. 5-6-2

Race 2

Starter allowance fillies and mares travel a mile on the grass. No. 1 Believe Indeed gets her first start for her new barn, she is spotted perfectly off the win. No. 8 Halo Darlin is her stablemate, they could run one two in here. 1-8

KEY PLAY EXACTA BOX 1-8

Race 3

In what is a sad day for the once “Great Race Place” we get just four runners in the $100k Dream of Summer at a mile on the dirt. We will be rooting for No. 2 Starr of Quality as he is part owned by Gaming Today columnist Jon Lindo. 2

Race 4

$25k runners travel a mile on the grass. No. 1 Holy Ghost finds a good spot for his closing style. No. 5 Royal Insider has good early speed and just could get the jump on them, he drops in this his second start off the claim. No. 9 Mr. Magico gets Prat and will be making a big late run. 5-9-1

Race 5

In this 6-1/2 furlong sprint for Cal bred $20k optional claimers we will side with two runners who will be coming with late runs as this field is loaded with early speed. No. 1 Minoso and No. 3 Clem Labine, not the hurler for the Brooklyn Dodgers, but the second time starter who won fist out at the Gate. 1-3

Race 6

THE $200K SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1-1/8 ON THE GRASS FOR CAL BRED 3YO

We like this race and will make a key three horse exacta box using No. 1 Our Silver Oak, No. 4 Irish Heatwave and No. 9 Lieutenant Dan, all three exits the same last race and they finished first, second and third in Silky Sullivan at the Gate. 1-4-9

KEY PLAY

EXACTA BOX 1-4-9

Race 7

Maiden fillies and mares go 6-1/2 furlongs. Trainer Bob Baffert sends out two runners and both have his back-to-back five furlong work pattern. No. 6 Blue Moonrise and No. 7 Message, we will be betting the higher price of the two and making an exacta box with both. 6-7

Race 8

THE $100K GRADE III WILSHIRE AT A MILE ON THE GRASS FOR FILLIES AND MARES

No. 1 Ollie’s Candy was one tough girl last year. She had a nice prep here on May 27th on a good turf course, she may like today’s grass much better. No. 2 Storm the Hill won this race last year and looks to repeat. 2**-1

Race 9

$40k optional runners go 6-1/2 furlongs. Once again we get Baffert with two runners who look one-two. No. 5 McKale the speed off a big last work and No. 7 Cruel Intention who also has good early speed and makes his first start as a 3yo after winning both of his starts last year at odds on price. We will Heinz this race. 5-7

Race 10

We will need to go four deep in this the last leg of the late pick four. Using No. 1 Mo Forza off a good 3rd first out when well bet, No. 2 Sly off a troubled last trip, No. 3 Victory Element who has hit the board in all five of his starts and No. 9 Mystery Messenger who is the mystery runner in from Canada and making his first start as a 3yo after running four good races at Woodbine. 1-2-3-9

PICK FOUR

7TH 6-7

8TH 1-2

9TH 5-7

10TH 1-2-3-9 (.50 cent pick four cost $16.00).

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