Santa Anita Archived Sheet

SATURDAY STAKES PREVIEW SHEET by Richard Eng for 6/23/18; Cost $6.50

ARLINGTON PARK, race 8, The Chicago Handicap

#7 Hotshot Anna – Sneaky good form at Canterbury while exiting a key race, her turf figures translate to synthetics

#2 Union Strike – Today is class relief for her as these are much weaker foes than the grade 2 La Canada in Arcadia

Long Shot – #5 Princess La Quinta

BELMONT PARK, race 4, The Wild Applause

#7 Got Stormy – Field will scratch down to 5 with 2 MTO horses coming out, Mark Casse fights the good fight here

#1 Lady Suebee – Among 3 Chad Brown runners ganging up on Mark Casse, like the rail post to save all the ground

Long Shot – #3 Punked

CANTERBURY PARK, race 3, The Lady Canterbury

#7 Susie Bee – There is a lot of early pace in here and I envision a dead late closer sweeping by them all late

#8 I’m Betty G – It’s amazing how well Mike Maker cleans up in the Midwest grass stakes, he’s hard to beat

Long Shot – #4 Burma Road

CANTERBURY PARK, race 4, The Mystic Lake Mile

#10 Patriots Rule – If you’re looking for a price, you could worse than back a Robertino Diodoro 12/1 price horse

#8 Swagger Jagger – If Mike Maker sweeps these stakes races, it’ll be animals like this who run true to form

Long Shot – #1 My Bariley

CANTERBURY PARK, race 5, The Mystic Lake Derby

#1 Curlin’s Honor – Could have won the Paradise Creek at Belmont Park except for some bad racing luck

#6 Captivating Moon – Classy closer picks up Carlos Marquez, Jr. to pilot who has never ridden him before

Long Shot – #13 Reride

THISTLEDOWN, race 9, The Ohio Derby

#3 Lone Sailor – Dead late closer is overdue to bag a big one, have to love Irad Ortiz, Jr riding for the money today

#10 Core Beliefs – Southern California class can be hard to beat, Joe Talamo riding for Peter Eurton

Long Shot – #2 Flameaway

WOODBINE, race 8, The Singspiel

#6 Danish Dynaformer – HOF trainer Roger Attfield has had this horse go 12 furlongs 10 times in his career

#8 Pumpkin Rumble – He has yet to beat this kind but I like that he is coming into the race in rare form

Long Shot – #1 Camelot Kitten

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; Cost $6.50; June 23, 2018 by Richard Eng

Post Time NOON

Race 1 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf), Purse $61,000, Optional claiming $75,000, Fillies 3-YOs

3 Rockin Ready – Cutting back in distance she should be flying thru the stretch run

1 Travieza – Like the cutback in distance plus a solid hillside turf course record

Long Shot – 2 Cute Knows Cute

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $61,000, Optional claiming $75,000, 3-year-olds

5 Graycaster – Welcome to the Bob Baffert Invitational, I like the parking lot post

2 Ike – The other half of the Bob Baffert uncoupled entry, both look very dangerous

Long Shot – 3 Joejoe’s Kingdom

Race 3 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf), Purse $36,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

5 Incensed – This is the cheapest he’s every run so the class relief has to help him

6 Moonlight Drive – Ran dull off the claim by David Jacobson so he drops him in class

Long Shot – 2 Coastline

Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Optional claiming $32,000, F&M, 3-YOs and up

7 Tiz Toffee – Shows how weak the field is when this maiden is the ML favorite

8 Lemon Crush – Has good closing energy so expect Alonso Quinonez to clock the chalk

Long Shot – 1 Mischievous Song

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $40,000, Starter handicap $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Crown The Kitten – There is no way this horse is supposed to be 15/1 facing these

1 Tough It Out – Love the rail draw and exiting 2 wins since taken by Vladimir Cerin

Long Shot – 8 My Man Chuckles

Race 6 – 5 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Speedball Starter Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

6 Junior Gilliam – Claimed by David Jacobson who seems to be racing her year round

8 Big Champion – Morning line favorite listed by be ridden by Barrington Harvey

Long Shot – 1 Fast Pass

Race 7 – 1 mile, Purse $61,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Explorer – The Bob Baffert baby cost $1.25-million n ran like it in his debut win

3 Clear The Mine – Vladimir Cerin has had a hot meet claiming stock and improving it

Long Shot – 1 Ike Walker

Race 8 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf), Purse $59,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds n up

5 Camby – Tries turf for the first time but has the pedigree to like the grass

7 Outlaw – FTS from barn of Philip D’Amato cost $450K n from a hot sire Violence

Long Shot – 8 Paddock Pick

Race 9 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $23,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Write Me A Song – In a race this poor you look for changes, here is a FT gelding

12 Hayne’s Pal – Tepid chalk in a real dart throw of a race, dropping from MSW today

Long Shot – 10 Imagineiamfastest

Race 10 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $61,000 Optional claiming $16,000 Cal-breds 3-YOs n up

5 Six Point Rack – Draw a line thru last and his turf resume looks good versus these

5 Cool Green – Rallied into a fast pace to win down the hill in last, stretching out

Long Shot – 1 Save Ground

Race 11 – 7 furlongs, $250,000 San Carlos, 3-year-olds and up

4 American Anthem – Has always been highly regarded may finally be figuring it out

6 Touching Rainbows – Sharp claim for $25,000 by Philip D’Amato, goes for black type

Long Shot – 8 Dabster

Race 12 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $33,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, F&M, 3-YOs and up

6 Temple Princess – Giovanni Franco has earned the trust of a lot of top horsemen

4 Full Court – Dead late closer joins the barn of Philip D’Amato, expect improvement

Long Shot – 7 Conformation

Best Bet – 4 American Anthem (race 11)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$32.60; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.60

Santa Anita Totals – 689/185/$1,179.60; Long Shots, 342/53/$605.30; Best Bets, 40/16/$74.20

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