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Santa Anita Park Saturday; Cost $7.50; May 15, 2021, by Richard Eng, author of Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies

Post Time 12:30 p.m.PT

Race 1–  1 mile (turf), Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $100,000, 3-year-olds

7 Man Friday – In a race full of multiple speed types, Umberto Rispoli could sit a perfect stalking trip n rally late

6 Nerves Of Steel – Has an above average grass resume, out of three starts he has two victories and one place

Long Shot–    2 Back Ring Luck

Race 2–  1 1/16th miles, Purse $42,000, Starter allowance $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

1 Synthesis – Won in his first race off the claim by trainer Jeff Mullins, he can lead or follow up close and finish

5 Dr. Troutman – He likes to be the speed of the speed so expect him to leave under HOF rider Kent Desormeaux

Long Shot–    2 Truth Seeker

Race 3–  6 ½ furlongs, $100,000 Laz Barrera, 3-year-olds

3 The Chosen Vron – He is a Cal-bred but he appears to have a high ceiling where he can handle this open company

2 Laurel River – This is Bob Baffert only starter on the 10-race Saturday program, he’ll be in SoCal n not Baltimore

Long Shot–    1 Wipe The Slate

Race 4–  1 mile, Purse $61,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Fi Fi Pharoah – According to my selections Umberto Rispoli will win 3 or 4 races on the Saturday 10-race program

6 Witch Moon – Despite all of his 6 career starts coming on turf he has a pedigree that should handle the main track

Long Shot–   1 Angel Of Freedom

Race 5–  1 ¼ miles, Purse $65,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 4-year-olds and up

3 Bold Endeavor – While some of the horses in here run in and out, this 9-YO is incredibly consistent

1 Majoe Cabbie – Third start off a 18-month hiatus, his return race was a good one in the San Carlos

Long Shot–  5 Kershaw

Race 6–   1 mile (turf), Purse $36,000, Optional claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Liar Liar – Has lost a couple of tough races in a row but draws the favorable rail in this 1-mile 2-turn turf route

2 Absolute Unit – The race that stuck out to me was two back when he broke his MSW in a 1-mile grass event

Long Shot–    3 Bud Knight

Race 7–  6 ½ furlongs, Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Big Andy – Sometimes just taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming can wake you up

10 Half Hoping – Has shown steady improvement despite finishing second in 3 out of 3 career starts, hard trier

Long Shot–    6 So Very Smart

Race 8–  6 furlongs (turf), Purse $36,000, Optional claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds

6 Goldini – This has been my Race Day Las Vegas radio show play for two races in a row, should I go for three today

7 Chasing Fame – The last time he ran for a price tag he broke his maiden 2 races back, should like the subtle drop

Long Shot–  4 Mucho Del Oro

Race 9–  6 furlongs, Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 I Will Not – He is a consistently hard trier and should get a decent pocket trip saving all the ground along the rail

8 Good With People – Speedball is part of an uncoupled entry from Peter Miller, the other is #3 Littlebitamedal

Long Shot–   3 Littlebitamedal

Race 10–  6 ½ furlongs (turf), Purse 461,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

2 Harbored Memories – Mike Pupye very quietly has had an extraordinary meet with quality wins on his resume

1 Eagle Chief – Kent Desormeaux looks like he has discovered the Fountain of Youth attributed to Ponce de Leon

Long Shot–    3 Lincoln Hawk

Best Bet –  6 Goldini (race 8)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$26.40; Long Shots, 8/1/$12.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita & Simo POD Totals – 1,383/402/$2,439.50; Long Shots, 665/96/$1009.40; Best Bets, 72/30/$111.50

SIMO POD – #9 Mr Annoying (6/1) in race 8 at Churchill Downs . For scoring purposes, we’ll make a mythical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total.  Red Ghost won at Pimlico paying $6.20 to win, $4.00 to place and $2.80 to show   – 80/56/$402.40; Follow me on Twitter: @richeng4propick; Register to my home page for FREE at