Santa Anita Archived Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK, Cost $6.50, February 17, 2018 by Richard Eng

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Race 1 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf), Purse $54,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

9 Jersey’s Heat – Closed strongly in last n now is cutting back in distance

4 Croissant – Has experience down the hill in last n now is a first time gelding

Long Shot – 10 Gringo Star

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

9 Dizzy Diva – Showed solid improvement first time out for trainer David Hofmans

2 Shining Armada – Has run two good seconds so unless he wants Phoenix this is it

Long Shot – 7 Tengas Best Girl

Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $54,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 3-year-olds

3 Hottalabamba – Victor Espinoza for Drayden Van Dyke who is out of town riding

6 Mojgan – If someone will try and steal on the front end it would be this filly

Long Shot – 5 Spectacular Move

Race 4 – 6 ½ furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

8 Top Brass – Claimed by Tim Yakteen from David Jacobson, east coast back class

4 Jes Jaa – Tepid chalk in another competitive heat, has speed to lead throughout

Long Shot – 3 Well Measured

Race 5 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Secreto Primero – For forgiving handicappers only, last race was atrociously bad

1 Theycallhimthekid – That was a legit win in last n was claimed by Craig Lewis

Long Shot – 9 General Ike (#11 Coastline for 4-deep)

Race 6 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $21,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds

4 Trapper Peak – Voided in claim in last so this is a free roll for Mick Ruis barn

7 Sharon’s Fury – Figures to get much support off a good debut n drop in class

Long Shot – 5 Curly’s Mark

Race 7 – 1 mile (turf), $200,000 Buena Vista, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

2 Madam Dancealot – Corey Nakatani had choices and opted to ride for Richie Baltas

4 Madame Stripes – Got an absolutely gorgeous ride by Kent Desormeaux

Long Shot – 1 Insta Erma

Race 8 – 7 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

6 Solid Wager – Dead late closer always needs a hot pace to close into

1 Lookie Loo – Bob Baffert colt was a daylight MSW winner last time out

Long Shot – 3 Boy Howdy

Race 9 – 7 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds

3 Mesa Jones – Giovanni Franco has delighted long shot players with strong rides

9 Royal Trump – Speedball must overcome a parking lot post in an elongated sprint

Long Shot – 4 Ridgefield Rocket

Race 10 – 1 ¼ miles (turf), Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

1 Excessive Kid – Figures to be a square price n can save all of the ground inside

3 Saltini – Logical chalk has good tactical speed, key is which horses can relax

Long Shot – 10 Gio’s Calling (#13 Maldo if he draws in)

Best Bet – 3 Hottalabamba (race 3)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$17.60; Long Shots, 8/2/$20.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00

Santa Anita Totals – 500/127/$809.80; Long Shots, 250/38/$418.60; Best Bets, 30/13/$45.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #9 Peru (9/2) in race 10 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Reine Des Animaux ran third at Fair Ground paying $3.20 to show. Stats – 29/17/$123.20; Follow me on Twitter: @richeng4propick; Register to my home page for FREE at www.racedaylasvegas.com