Friday's 5th race (3:03pm PT) from Santa Anita is a $40,000 claiming event for 4-year-olds dashing six furlongs on the main track.
#3 Love That Action (5-1) is back in for a tag off the shelf. He has been running on turf recently but graduated in a local dirt sprint and hails from a sharp, low profile barn (D'Amato). He dons the hood and should be finishing under Gomez.
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#2 Senor Rain (8-5) missed a nose in a wet track flat mile claimer Jan 27 and Hollendorfer excels first off the claim. The early-pressing type is tough around one turn.
#6 Tummel (5-1) has won his last three local sprints and his last out $25k number works well here. He projects a tactical trip under Gryder the rider.
#5 Fast N Furius Cat (4-1) won off a layoff for new trainer Ted West at this course/distance Dec 31. He figures in the hunt throughout.
$18 to win #3
$1 Trifecta Key 3/2-5-6 ($6)
$1 Trifecta 3-5-6/2/3-5-6 ($6)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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