Santa Anita Archived Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA; Cost $6.50; October 14, 2019 by Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT

Race 1 – 6 ½ furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Morning Cynn – Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this bottom rung, need not be much to graduate today

6 Gotta Be Lucky – Another taking a class plunge to the bottom for Carla Gaines, need only outrun his shadow to win

Long Shot –  4 Bellazano

Race 2 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $21,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds

3 Champagne’s On Ice – Ran OK in debut albeit over Tapeta surface up at Golden Gate Fields for Jonathan Wong

1 Tappin Honor – When most of the experienced horses look like slowpokes you need to give any FTS a second look

Long Shot – 6 Pivo

Race 3 – 5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $36,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Erotic – With so many speed horses I’m willing to give this 2-turn cutback horse to be finishing fast in the stretch

5 Awesome Heights – Will try and be the speed of the speed in a field loaded with frontrunners, Edwin Maldonado up

Long Shot – 2 Restless Rambler

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Road Rage – Chance to be lone early speed from the rail, Aaron Gryder should pop the gate and play catch me

3 Gold Arrow – Twice beaten favorite has run well both times but was second best, will have a target for sure tonight

Long Shot – 2 Mucho Macho Man

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $16,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

6 Brimstoned – Third start off a 2-year hiatus should be his best so far in his comeback, has good enough back class

3 Zipper Mischief – Chalk exits two good turf sprints but is now going around 2-turns again, will be forwardly placed

Long Shot – 5 Three Ay Em

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Starter allowance $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Truck Salesman – Has speed to lead and I expect Abel Cedillo to depress the accelerator, catch him to win

3 Baby Gronk – You have to use him in your vertical wagers but he has proven to be camera shy will be favored again

Long Shot – 4 High Five

Race 7 – 5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $53,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-YOs & up

5 Traviezza – Simple strategy for Rafael Bejarano to break sharp from the gate and improve her position to the wire

1 Storming Lady – Dead late closer will need a lot of pace to chase but it may be lone early speed in #5 Traviezza

Long Shot – 4 Smoovie

Race 8 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

3 Big Barrel – My pick as the best races of his life have come in Arcadia, let’s see if course knowledge gets him home

4 Buck Duane – Steve Knapp has needed some Tums after watching his last two nose defeats, he was a bit unlucky

Long Shot – 2 Surfside Sunset

Best Bet – 6 Truck Salesman (race 6)

Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/5/$18.80; Long Shots, 8/2/$25.00; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40

Santa Anita Totals – 182/47/$259.80; Long Shots, 92/15/$191.20; Best Bets, 11/6/$23.60

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