Santa Anita Archived Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; Cost $6.50; October 20, 2018 by Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT

Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $18,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Above Board – Was dropped down from $16K to $9K in last with no takers, won nicely and comes right back

4 Kona Dreams – Bill Spawr is always tough at every level, his Skye Diamonds will run in the BC F&M Sprint

Long Shot – 5 I’m Ready To Roll

Race 2 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $16,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

1 Jet Set Ruler – The way the Richie Baltas horses have run on grass he’s a force to be reckoned with

6 Save Ground – Must overcome a parking lot post in this 2-turn mile but fortunately for him there are only 6 in here

Long Shot – 5 Six Point Rack

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Kershaw – I like the rail post in a 2-turn mile very much, built in advantage for Heriberto Figueroa

3 Rinse And Repeat – Tried turf in last and ran OK but not as well as he usually does on the main track

Long Shot – 4 Picket Personality

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Wild Verse – In a field full of slowpokes, early speed is a serious weapon in a potential no passing zone field

6 Friendly Steve – Key vote for me is HOF Gary Stevens riding in a bottom level race, must be ready for the money shot

Long Shot – 9 Lucky Wally

Race 5 – 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), $100,000 California Flag Handicap, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

4 Richard’s Boy – Lost to stablemate Stormy Liberal by a measured inch if you can believe it’s possible

1 Tribalist – His race two back if repeated could give the heavy favorite all he can handle

Long Shot –6 Brandothebartender

Race 6 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Sharona Sunset – Trainer Marcia Stortz has an uncoupled entry, how often do you get to say that

3 Baby Ice – Race number 9 was the charm for this Steve Knapp charge, has tactical speed to sit a nice trip

Long Shot –7 Swallows Inn Gal

Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

2 Fairy Tale Bliss – Was finishing well after a rough beginning, chance to save all of the ground tonight

8 Posh Holly – She really outran her 39/1 odds in the Juvenile Fillies Turf

Long Shot – 7 Shes All Woman

Race 8 – 6 ½ furlongs, Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Ninety Nine Proof – Had his claim voided in last so this is a free roll for trainer Peter Miller

8 Tough But Nice – Speedball has a parking lot post but has a chance to clear a group like this

Long Shot – 6 King Abner

Race 9 – 6 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

1 Storms River – You have a big edge over me in seeing the tote board on the 7 FTS in the field

5 Vantastic – Solid finish in debut and now tries the turf for the first time, the one race experience is an edge

Long Shot –  2 Temple Secret

Best Bet – 1 Kershaw (race 3)

Santa Anita Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 13/4/$24.60; Long Shots, 8/1/$18.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.60

Santa Anita Totals – 224/61/$373.80; Long Shots, 109/20/$204.20; Best Bets, 13/7/$23.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #1 One River Place (3/1) in race 1 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Speakers ran third at Golden Gate paying $2.80 to show. Stats – 167/105/$774.50; Follow me on Twitter: @richeng4propick; Register to my home page for FREE at