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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

$75k optional claimers go 1-1/8 on the grass and we only have a field of five runners to start the pick five. No. 1 Up With the Birds was last seen running in Grade III races back East under Graham Motion, he comes West and lands in the barn of Phil D’Amato and Prat who rode No. 3 Patentar the last time moves to this one and Bejarano gets back on Patentar. 1-3

Race 2

$20k maiden 4yo and up go six furlongs. No. 2 Monterey Shale gets a big drop in class and a rider upgrade and a good last work and exits a productive race. No. 4 Specimen just missed by a nose the one time he ran for this price tag. No. 8 Zachian comes out of a good try first out and can move forward. 2-4-8

Race 3

$16k fillies and mares go 7 furlongs. No. 4 Dragon Flower drops off the claim but gets Prat and has a good last work, her last win was at this level. No. 5 Scathing is in top form and gets a boost in class off the Cerin claim. 4-5

Race 4

Optional $30k claimers go a flat mile on the main. No. 1 Desert General comes off a nice maiden win and has been working great. No. 3 Night’s Watch is in tip-top form and will be a factor from the bell. 1-3

Race 5

3yo $50k claiming fillies go down the hill, we get the hot hook up of Arroyo and Peter Miller on No. 3 Venezuelan Gold as she gets her first taste of grass, the Desormeaux brothers hookup with No. 7 Kencho who broke her maiden down the hill and ran ok, first with winners down the hill last out vs. better. 7**-3

Race 6

$6,250 claimers go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. No. 4 Second Proposal has run at this level in his last two starts with a win and a second. No. 6 Courageous Dave gets the bug boy Roman in this his second off the layoff, he is the price play. No. 7 Swiss Cheese exits our HTW list and will be right there. No. 8 Moments Notiz drops back to the level of the claim for Miller and will be a player. 4-6-7-8

Tri box 4-6-7-8

Race 7

3yo and up maidens go 6-1/2 furlongs on the main, on the surface nobody can win. No. 1 Nap Lajoie comes in from the Gate, he gets his second start after showing good speed and gets Prat. No. 4 Air Force Cadet ran a better than looked race after hopping at the start in his first try with $50k claimers, these are no better. Trainer Headley sends out two first-time starters in No. 6 Ground Attack and No. 7 Righteous Wave, both look live. No. 8 Lovely Anzi is a 6yo who comes off a 9 month layoff but has some big early speed and has a nice last work. 1-4-6-7-8

Race 8

THE $75K SIREN LURE GOING DOWN THE HILL

No. 1 Stormy Liberal has won 5 of 10 down the hill including his last two, the last time No. 3 Coastline went down the hill was in the $75k Clockers Corner and he won going away. No. 4 Richard’s Boy just lost by a nostril in his last down the hill in the $100k Sensational Star when getting beat by No. 5 Ambitious Brew who has won 6 of 11 down the hill, take the best price. 1-3-4-5

Race 9

Maiden fillies and mares go 7 furlongs, we will go singling here using No. 6 Faypien who exits our HTW list, she exits the Paradise Woods race and she came back to win a Grade I next out. The filly has a big last work and will be our play in a wide open race. 6

Win and place 6

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