Santa Anita Archive Sheet

TODAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; Cost $7.50; March 22, 2020 by Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT

Race 1 –  5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $57,000, O/C $20,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-YOs and up

10 Lofty – Draws a difficult parking lot post but has turbo charge early so will leave and try and clear the field

2 Nardini – Interesting Golden Gate shipper entices leading rider Flavien Prat so there must be a positive angle

Long Shot – 3 Sunrise Royale

Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $22,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

4 Majestic Diva – Bounced to the moon in last while facing much tougher, her win two back if repeated beats these

2 Tiz Wonderfully – Was life and death to win last time but she has now run three good races in a row, consistent

Long Shot – 3 Chalky

Race 3 – 7 furlongs, Purse $55,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

6 Hammering Lemon – Doug O’Neill adding blinkers on in this second career start, I expect significant improvement

2 Audace – Tepid chalk ran a good race two back that makes him competitive with these, cuts back in distance here

Long Shot – 5 Mr. Clutch

Race 4 – 5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $32,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 Uncle Ray – Leap of faith that this FTS by Declaration of War will run to his pedigree, from solid Mike Pupye barn

8 Palaleo – Tepid chalk in maybe the hardest race on today’s card been away a full year but has speed n will be fresh

Long Shot – 3 Arch Ability

Race 5 –  7 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up

3 Fabozzi – Half of the 6-horse field exit the same race won by Kylemore, I see just 2 of them competing to the end

1 Conquest Cobra – Had to overcome a parking lot post in a 2-turn mile in last, now draws the wood to save ground

Long Shot – 4 Erotic

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Shines Her Light – Upset winner in her U.S. debut for John Sadler, we have no idea how high her ceiling might be

10 Mind Out – Talented filly draws a tough post for her seasonal debut, Simon Callaghan adding blinkers on for this

Long Shot – 1 Savvy Gal

Race 7 –  1 mile, Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

3 I Can Do This – If you look down his resume he had a pair of very good mile races in this class and got well bet too

2 Dano’s Dream – Interesting Golden Gate shipper from Jonathan Wong should be dead fit but is untested on dirt

Long Shot –  7 Canyon Crest

Race 8 – 5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), $100,000 Sensational Star, Cal-breds, 4-year-olds and up

4 Just Grazed Me – A rematch of my top two choices but some significant differences today, this one will fly late

9 Stealthediamonds – He figures to have a much more difficult time on the front end, lots of other pace contenders

Long Shot – 3 Brandothebartender

Race 9 – 1 mile, Purse $18,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up

3 Indy Jones – Grinder has been knocking on the door at this class, these are his friends n he’ll beat them some day

5 Cross Town – Abel Cedillo jumped off to ride Indy Jones n look who replaces him, Flavien Prat, he must be live

Long Shot – 7 Bird

Best Bet – 4 Just Grazed Me (race 8)

Santa Anita Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$24.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$5.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Santa Anita Totals – 676/197/$1,223.00; Long Shots, 335/55/$572.80; Best Bets, 41/21/$69.60

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