Santa Anita Archived Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; Cost $6.50; February 18, 2019 by Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT

Race 1 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $32,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Fillies, 3-YO

10 Gallantlystreaming – Victor Espinoza makes a comeback to the saddle, want him to win this race

6 Sapori Girl – Taking the biggest class dropping racing from MSW to maiden claiming

Long Shot –  7 Field Bet

Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

2 Implicitly – Draw a line thru the last turf race, his race two back is fast enough to upset these

4 Hollywood Square – Tepid chalk could lead to a Doug O’Neill daily double, big class dropper

Long Shot – 6 Giddymeister

Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $55,000, Maiden special weights, F&M, 4-YOs n up

1 Confidentially – Joel Rosario is showing why he dominated SoCal, move to NYRA opened doors

3 Decorating – Finished right behind Confidentially in last, better trip could turn the tables

Long Shot – 2 Curlin’s Journey

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, $200,000 California Cup Derby, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

4 Galilean – Easily the biggest favorite on the card n a likely single in all of the horizontal wagers

3 Irish Heatwave – Will need the favorite to run less than his best to have a chance to upset

Long Shot – 1 Loud Mouth

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), $200,000 California Cup Oaks, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-YOs

9 Apache Princess – After 3 straight sprint wins, but overcome 2-turns n a difficult parking lot post

8 Lakerball – Drops down in class from the grade 3 Jimmy Durante to face restricted state-breds

Long Shot – 4 Kookie Gal

Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

3 Oh Man – Speedball has proven to be better on the main track than turf, break sharp n just go

7 Ayacara – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level, will be passing tired horses late

Long Shot –  2 Schulace

Race 7 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $59,000, Optional claiming $62,500, F&M, 4-YOs n up

4 Oleksandra – Is 2 for 2 wins down the hillside turf course, this is a constant of horses for courses

5 Amuse – Dead late closer ran OK in her one turf try, figures to sit in arrears and make on late run

Long Shot – 8 Cordiality

Race 8 –  5 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

2 Imminent – In a race full of slowpokes, this filly has speed in a potential no passing zone field

4 Floss N Dab – When the regulars look too slow to win, you need to study all the first time starters

Long Shot – 9 Out Of Control

Race 9 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds n up

3 Sellwood – Won an off the turf race in last and now returns to his preferred surface, double tough

2 Cupid’s Claws – Blinkers on for the Brian Koriner barn that remains hot in 2019, has late pace

Long Shot – 6 North County Guy

Best Bet – 4 Galilean (race 4)

Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/6/$27.00; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 547/154/$998.60; Long Shots, 274/44/$474.20; Best Bets, 32/12/$45.00

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