Santa Anita Archived Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; Cost $7.50; January 25, 2020 by Richard Eng

Post Time NOON PT

Race 1 – 5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $55,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds

8 Lofty – Was favored in her career debut at Del Mar and ran a good second, cuts back from a 2-turn turf mile

5 Ci Voleva – Well bred FTS from the Philip D’Amato barn, by Grazen who has developed into a solid turf stallion

Long Shot – 12 Time For Sally   (use #11 Ride Sally Ride if she draws in off of the also eligible list)

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Remember To Smile – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this bottom rung, need not be much to graduate

3 Swingn It – Was well backed in her career debut and did not run badly, John Sadler cull should show improvement

Long Shot – 2 Sweet Sassafrassy

Race 3 – 6 ½ furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

4 Fire When Ready – His claim was voided in last so trainer Bob Hess shoves him down our throats with a free roll

1 Conquest Cobra – Third start off the claim by trainer Vann Belvoir, was stuck a bit wide in last from post 10

Long Shot – 6 It’s Just Bob

Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $33,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds

1 Stackin Silver – Convincing victory in last after going off at 37/1 odds in his career debut, runs protected tonight

5 Include The Tax – Among three starters who graduated last time out, has shown a strong late closing kick

Long Shot – 3 Knifes Edge

Race 5 –  1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Sash – Was no factor in the grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile, draws inside in a 2-turn mile and gets major class relief

9 Proud Pedro – Logical chalk draws a difficult parking lot post, key is the very short run into the first turn

Long Shot – 7 Mountain Spirit

Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $33,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

5 French Rose – Has gone 2-turn a few times in her career albeit all in grass routes, she closed well in last sprint

2 K P Whirlwind – Her two dirt races are a lot better than her turf races, she closed very well in her winning race

Long Shot – 1 Kleen Karma

Race 7 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $55,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

6 War Path – Bob Baffert has wanted to build a top quality turf division, slowly but surely he is getting there

5 Special Day – The trainer changes have been like a ping pong ball between Dan Ward and Jerry Hollendorfer

Long Shot – 10 Forever Poe

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, $200,000 Palos Verdes, 4-year-olds and up

3 Flagstaff – Tiny edge do to his experience over a talented Bob Baffert youngster, tactical speed to sit a nice trip

6 Speed Pass – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry with #1 Ax Man in here who may scratch for a Sunday Stakes

Long Shot – 5 St. Joe Bay

Race 9 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $55,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds

5 Goalie – I love the way Umberto Rispoli rides and he teams up with Joel Rosario to give Ron Anderson two sharpies

4 Eddy Forever – Chance for a Bob Baffert daily double, returns to turf after a couple of 2-turn routes on dirt

Long Shot – 1 Frasard

Best Bet – 1 Remember To Smile (race 2)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$10.00; Long Shots, 8/1/$8.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 243/68/$426.40; Long Shots, 122/17/$211.00; Best Bets, 14/7/$26.60

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