Thursday's 7th race (4:05pm PT) from Santa Anita
Park is an Optional Claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf course (rail at 30 feet).
#3 Artic North
(4-1) is fresh and drops out of the graded ranks. He owns a win at this course/distance under today's rider Talamo and can pounce on these at a hint of a price.
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#8 Power Ped (4-1) exits a smart local entry level win and was a 1/2 length behind my top in a Del Mar maiden race at this distance. Mike Smith hops aboard and he's a solid threat if able to run two alike.
#1 Joelito (3-1) exits a rallying place finish in a downhill turf sprint. Nakatani knows the versatile sort now and he graduated in a local turf route. He must answer the 9f question but should sit a decent ground saving prominent throughout trip from the cozy rail.
#4 Niagara Falls (6-1) makes his first start in almost 9 months. Bejarano ends up here and he showed promise in BHP turf routes last year.
$16 to win #3
$6 Exacta Box 3-8 ($12)
$3 Exacta 3-8/1-4 ($12)
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