Thursday's 5th race (3:06pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $47,000 Maiden Special Weight event for 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 24 feet).
#3 Sumerian (4-1) split a 10-horse field and was only beaten a couple of lengths in his turf route bow. The $230k Keeneland sales grad could easily move forward second time out for Canani.
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#10 Exultant (5-2) has the speed to succeed and might get brave with the rails at 24 feet. Aggressive pilot Pedroza figures to hustle him out of the gate from post 10.
#7 Raya Roja (7-2) ran his best race to date under today's pilot Bejarano in a place finish vs. this kind Aug 18. The fresh stretch threat needs some pace help.
#2 Kingzapper (8-1) is a $150k purchase out of 12% first turf sire Ghostzapper. He hails from the recently hot Machowsky barn and could hit the ground running at a price.
$15 to win #2
$4 Exacta Box 3-10 ($8)
$3 Exacta 3-10/2-7 ($12)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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