Santa Anita 10-16-21 – FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Santa Anita Saturday; Cost $7.50; October 16, 2021, by Richard Eng, author of Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies

Post Time 1 p.m.PT

Race 1– 1 1/8th miles (turf), Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $100,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

4 Ivy League – Gets major class relief from the grade 1 Del Mar Oaks, her turf resume is consistently good

2 Feathers – Another exiting the grade 1 Del Mar Oaks, would not be surprised if they meet again at the finish line

Long Shot–  6 Get On the Bus

Race 2– 7 furlongs, Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Escape Route – When you’re second to Flightline you are really second, chance to sit a nice trip from the inside

5 Nolo Contesto – He is a well known nibbler as he 7 of 14 seconds attests, still you cannot leave this horse out

Long Shot– 4 Great One

Race 3– 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $36,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Invincibella – The last two times she won jockey J. J. Hernandez was on her, sometimes there is good chemistry

5 Nightlife – Claimed by Jeff Mullins out of a miserable effort, key for me is her race two back if repeated can beat these

Long Shot–  3 Savvy Gal

Race 4– 6 ½ furlongs, Purse $65,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 I Got No Munny – Like the consistency of this animal, only real stinker came in a grass sprint at Santa Anita

3 Established – This animal took advantage of Ship and Win to become a SoCal local, nice style to stalk and pounce

Long Shot–  4 Kneedeepinsnow

Race 5– 1 1/8th miles (turf), Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Fearless Girl – Solid second in her U.S. debut, w Umberto Rispoli at Keeneland today Giovanni Franco gets the call

1 Unicorn – Like the ground saving possibilities for Victor Espinoza, if not he can just grab the lead n go on with it

Long Shot– 9 Kleen Karma

Race 6–6 furlongs, Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 So Very Smart – Was 2nd albeit a distant 2nd to a runaway victor, has shown nice improvement since claimed by Doug O’Neill

8 Supersonic Flyer – Speedball likes to pop on top but unfortunately has a tendency to stop, will try to be lone speed

Long Shot– 4 Nan Elizabeth

Race 7– 6 ½ furlongs (downhill turf course), $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, F&Ms, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

1 Warren’s Showtime – She has been excellent on turf whether she is going long or short, love this hillside turf course race

5 Bella Vita – Has a 4 for 4 in the money record on grass plus all of those starts came right here at Santa Anita Park

Long Shot–  3 Pulpit Rider

Race 8–6 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Sue Ettas Ghost – Her races have improved dramatically once she was run for a price tag by Walther Solis

4 Artisan Dancer – Showed big improvement from a parking lot post last time out, could improve another step today

Long Shot– 2 Flame McGoon

Race 9– 1 mile (turf), Purse $61,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

1 Infinite Love – She chased the favorite Candy On Top last time out, think the rail draw in this 2-turn turf mile will matter

9 Candy On Top – She is clearly the filly to beat, she lost last time out as  2/5 odds favorite, J. J. Hernandez for Flavien Prat

Long Shot– 7 Warren’s Showgirl

Best Bet – 3 Fearless Girl (race 5)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$32.60; Long Shots, 9/2/$14.40; Best Bet, 1/1/$5.20

Santa Anita Totals – 142/45/$302.20; Long Shots, 74/13/$112.80; Best Bets, 8/4/$15.80

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