Friday's 4th race (2:33pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $25,000 claiming event for fillies and mares traveling six and one-half furlongs on the main track.
#2 Siempre Esperanza (9-2) got very good after returning from a 7+ month layoff. She finished a fine second in her return and exits back-to-back synthetic sprint wins. The versatile sort hit the board in all five local starts and can compete here in her current form for the productive Maldonado/Periban combo.
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#6 Hout Bay (7-2) is only 2-for-19 lifetime but both of those wins occurred here. Tyler Baze rides her well and she will try to get involved late.
#9 Your Special Day (9-2) is 2-for-3 here. She exits a solid place finish in a turf sprint and Nakatani got to know her last time.
#1 Roar Baby Roar (3-1) is a fresh prominent throughout threat for the profitable Bejarano-Hollendorfer team. She might hustle from the gate and play catch me if you can.
$18 to win #2
$5 Exacta Box 2-6 ($10)
$3 Exacta 2-6/1-9 ($12)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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