Friday's Best Bet: Rose's Crystal a clear-cut contender at Santa Anita

Friday’s 9th race from Santa Anita Park is a $50,000 Maiden Special Weight event for California-bred fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time 7:41 p.m. ET).

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#7 ROSE'S CRYSTAL (7-2) stretched out from a turf sprint to a mile and ran her best race second time out Feb. 16. She regressed a bit at a mile an an eighth March 20, and can bounce back. She removes blinkers and attracts Drayden Van Dyke.

#6 On Mars (5-2) is a lightly raced sprinter exiting a decent second in her first turf try at 5.5 furlongs. Mike Smith knows her now.

#9 Warren’s Empress (6-1) sort of looks like Rose’s Crystal. She stretched out and improved at this distance second time out, and did not go quite as well at a mile and an eighth last time.

#4 Goodtingscominpink (7-2) hit the board multiple times and seems to lack a winning spirit. This is her first start since last summer. 

Wagers:

#7 to win

Exacta 7/6-9

Exacta 6-9/7

Trifecta 6-7/4-6-7-9/4-6-7-9

May 2020 Best Bet Winners

May 6 - LAWTON ($8.80), Exacta ($29.00), Trifecta ($50.60)

May 7 - KOKO STAR ($7.80), Trifecta ($171.70)

May 12 - Always In the Munny/Sweet Carolina Exacta ($21.60)

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