Friday's 8th race (6:30pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $56,000 Maiden Special Weight affair for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile
on the turf
course (rail at 15 feet).
#4 Itsgettinhotinhere (5-1)
took some action at 5-1 and finished an okay 4th of 10 in his downhill debut for Sadler. He was claimed out of that heat for $50k by Belvior and can go better second time out. He adds blinkers and is bred to handle two turns on turf (Unusual Heat).
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#2 Smart Journey
(4-1) stretches out and might be the one to catch. He was not quick enough to keep up down the dip but might be able to settle into a nice prominent throughout groove at a flat mile.
#7 Ranger School (5-1)
is capable of better in his second career start for Gary Mandella. He has Lido Palace stamina on the bottom so he should appreciate today's added ground.
#6 Lindante (3-1) rallied for the show in his hillside bow. He could improve for Talamo-Fanning but barn is not known for winning turf routes.
#3 Chattering Gambler (7-2) rallied to miss by a neck vs. similar course-distance foes May 24.
$10 to win, $16 to place #4
.10 cent Superfecta 4 with 2, 7 with 2, 3, 6, 7 with ALL ($4.20)
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