Sunday's 6th race (3:04pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $50,000 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 8 feet).
#1 Maybe Tuesday (9-2) confidently climbs the ladder following the Mike Mitchell claim. Gryder rides the 4-time turf winner well and has options from the rail with the versatile sort.
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#4 Smokey Lonesome (5-2) has been a bit flat in the Optional Claiming ranks recently. In his last three claiming turf route tries, he posted two wins and a nose defeat, so he figures to be right there in this tight spot.
#2 Deacon Speakin' (5-1) edged my top at BHP Dec 9 and could continue to hold form in his 3rd start off the shelf. He will try to get involved late under Gomez.
#5 Jimmy Simms (7-2) has a nose for the wire and might get brave if able to shake loose early under Leparoux, but that might not be easy with speedster #7 Rock This Way (Tyler Baze) in the lineup.
$16 to win #1
$6 Exacta Box 1-4 ($12)
$3 Exacta 1-4/2-5 ($12)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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