Friday's 5th race (6:01pm ET) from Santa Anita Park is an Optional Claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a half on the turf course.
#4 CONQUEST SABRE CAT (4-1) exits a romping maiden win at a flat mile (10th career start) and has improved since moving to the Cerin barn. Bejarano sticks with the pace factor.
#1 Klondike Creek (4-1) is on the upswing for Mandella and Prat should have him in the thick of things throughout.
#5 Oscar Dominguez (7-2) finished a length in front of Klondike Creek last time and is an off the pace threat once again.
#6 Prince of Arabia (4-1) ran well in his last two local turf routes and can maintain form 3rd off the shelf.
$16 to win #4
$4 Exacta 4/1-5-6 ($12)
$4 Exacta 1-5-6/4 ($12)
analysis by Jarrod Horak