Thursday's 6th race (3:33pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is an Optional Claiming affair for 3-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the turf course.
#3 Macha (4-1) rallied to finish 3rd, beaten less than a length, after breaking slow from the outside post in her first turf start at nine panels here March 21. New pilot Bejarano is 5-for-6 with Hollendorfer recently and they have been on a roll together the whole meet. She figures to sit closer to a slower pace today.
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#5 Pussycat Lips (3-1) was stuck out in post 12 vs.3yo filly stakes rivals March 9. She was competitive without winning in her three previous U.S. starts and Gomez sticks with the late striding Irish-bred miss. She drilled a local turf bullet April 4.
#7 Libourne Eliza (5-1) flashed early-pressing ability in all four overseas outings. Cassidy shows a profit with shippers to the U.S. and she should be competitive with these if ready for first start in more than five months.
$16 to win #3
$5 Exacta Box 3-5 ($10)
$2 Exacta Box 3-7 ($4)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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