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SANTA ANITA

Race 1

Irad Ortiz Jr. is in town to ride Lady Eli in the 5th race and he gets a little taste of the track on No. 3 One I’m Running To who is spotted perfectly off the wire-to-wire maiden win for $50k. No. 6 Bitte gets a drop in class and the blinkers go on today. Jockey Iggy Puglisi is 0 for 55 but is on the closer of the race. No. 12 Dr. Crabby, he will get a piece late. No. 4 Uncle Grumpy drops in class and will get a good sitting trip behind the speed. 3-4-6-12

Race 2

$20k maidens go a mile on the main. No. 4 Kitten’s Royal just missed last out when dropped in for a price tag of $30k and got off the grass, trainer David Hofmans is trying to end his 0-27 losing streak as he drops this one again. No. 10 Kenzou’s Empire gets his first try at this level, look for him to on or near the front end. 4-10

Race 3

THE $150K GRADE 3 DAYTONA DOWN THE HILL

No. 1 Ambitious Brew has won 6 of 12 down the hill and just missed behind No. 6 Stormy Liberal in the Siren Lure last out. No. 4 Roy H is in the best form of his life and could surprise at a price. 1-4-6

Race 4

Maidens go 1 1/16 on the main. No. 2 Honor and Courage exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play. No. 12 Placido exits our HTW list as a $$$ play and gets his first shot at going long. No. 4 Acker gets his second start and goes long today for Papa Mandela and Prat. 2**-12-4

Race 5

THE $300K GRADE 1 GAMELY AT 1-1/8 ON THE GRASS

Chad Brown fresh off his win with Cloud Computing in the Preakness ships in with the classy No. 5 Lady Eli who won the BC Juvenile filly turf here back in 2014 and was second this year in the BC fillie and mare turf when losing by a nostril. No. 1 Avenge was also in that race, she lead all the way and had to settle for 3rd. No. 4 Goodyearforroses finished right behind Lady Eli last out in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland, she is 2 for 2 on this course. 5-1-4

Race 6

In this 7 furlong race Ortiz hops on No. 2 New Karma for Hollendorfer, this 5yo gelding has a big last work. Jockey Espinoza has been on No. 4 Texas Two Step two times for trainer Peter Miller and got a win and a second. Jockey Bejarano who gets back on No. 5 Pray Hard has a win and a second when riding his gelding. Hollendorfer also sends out No. 9 Taman Guard with Mike Smith getting back on, he rode this gelding one time and got the wire-to-wire win. 2-4-5-9

Race 7

THE $200K GRADE 2 MONROVIA DOWN THE HILL

No. 4 Illuminant was in vs. Lady Eli last out, this is a great spot for her. No. 8 Enola Gray is a perfect 3 for 3 down the hill and has never been off the board in her nine starts winning six of them. 4-8

Race 8

THE $500K GRADE 1 GOLD CUP AT 1-1/4 ON THE DIRT

This was the great race at Hollywood Park, it was called than the Hollywood Gold Cup with many legendary horses running in it, not so today, big race Mike Smith gets on No. 7 Big John B who will be making a late run at all the speed. No. 1 American Freedom will sit chilly on the inside and make an attempt turning for home. No. 2 Follow Me Crev is in top form and can get the trip. Prat gets on the very fast No. 5 Midnight Storm, his speed is always dangerous. 5-7-1-2

Race 9

We have three horses in this 1-1/8 turf route for maidens that exit our HTW list. No. 1 Ziconic who was making a good late run last out this exact turf distance. No. 3 Miners Light who exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, he gets his first start on the grass and first going long. No. 10 Oregon also exits our HTW list and Irad sticks around for the last race, he has a nice last work. 1-3-10

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