Santa Anita Archived Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; Cost $6.50; April 21, 2018 by Richard Eng

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Race 1 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $75,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Ms Peintour – Draws the rail again after a much improved third last time out

8 Travieza – Logical chalk stretches out in distance from a tough parking lot post

Long Shot – 3 Florista

Race 2 – 5 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

8 Lucky Staxx – If he can repeat his last speed figure he will beat these slowpokes

1 Pure Pursuit – Speed and the rail may be enough to steal the verdict tonight

Long Shot – 6 Tap You’re It

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $22,000, Starter handicap $10,000, 4-year-olds and up

2 Matriculate – Bill Spawr claimed him 4 races ago and note the solid improvement

3 Mesa Sky – Logical chalk off a pair of wins, stretches out while up in class

Long Shot – 1 Rprettyboyfloyd

Race 4 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

1 Broken Up – John Martin is a top NoCal trainer and sniffs a good drop down spot

7 Bourbon Soul – Dead late closer takes the weight off with a 7-pound apprentice

Long Shot – 9 Trifecta

Race 5 – 6 ½ furlongs, $200,000 Kona Gold, 3-year-olds and up

5 Ransom The Moon – Defending Kona Gold champ is a proven grade 1 commodity in here

3 Ten Blessings – Bob Baffert angle will ensure you get no value with this contender

Long Shot – 1 Blameitonthelaw

Race 6 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $75,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

1 Ancient Secret – Like the mare a lot but not the post, Flavien Prat for the win

8 Blame It On Alphie – Favorite gets a much better post reunited w Drayden Van Dyke

Long Shot – 7 Cordiality

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

5 Liberty Jack – Second time out Peter Miller, adding blinkers on expect improvement

7 Dad’s A Gambler – Like Brayan Pena on long shots but not so much on the favorites

Long Shot – 2 Informality

Race 8 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), $100,000 American, 3-year-olds and up

3 Colonist – I smell a price as this turf mile is loaded with early speed types

5 Blackjackcat – Has the ability to rate a little bit as the pace will be very quick

Long Shot – 4 Ritzy A.P.

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $56,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Wild At Midnight – Bob Baffert takes his time moving her up thru her conditions

5 Queen Laila – Draw a line thru the last turf race and her resume looks very strong

Long Shot – 3 Princess Ashlyn

Race 10 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

6 Infuriated Gary – After 2 sprint wins is stretched around 2-turns, tactical speed

4 Plain Wrap – Strong finish in last plus the Javier Sierra barn is getting hot now

Long Shot – 2 Rolls Royce Deal

Race 11 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $25,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

8 Salsita – 2nd start off the claim by Peter Miller, returns to sod her best surface

3 Resky Business – Bill Morey has cooled down some but he could not have been hotter

Long Shot –4 Peach Cove

Best Bet – 8 Lucky Staxx (race 2)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$24.40; Long Shots, 9/1/$9.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60

Santa Anita Totals – 71/14/$84.00; Long Shots, 35/9/$118.60; Best Bets, 4/1/$2.60

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