Saturday’s 9th race from Santa Anita Park is the $150,000 California Cup Sprint for California-bred four-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track (Post Time 7:06 p.m. EST).
#4 POSITIVITY (3-1) is a sharp, fresh seven panel specialist exiting a nose defeat in the Cary Grant Stakes. Flavien Prat hops aboard and he will probably stalk the pace.
#3 Brickyard Ride (9-5) disappointed in his last two graded tries and this is his first start since August. He is capable of running these into the ground, just like he did in this event last winter. He likes this course and distance, and has a nose for the wire.
No. 8 Colt Fiction (3-1) is a lightly raced seven-year-old gelding with a winning spirit. The consistent early-pressing sort figures to stalk the pace from the outside post under John Velazquez.
No. 6 Letsgetlucky (12-1) always finishes in the top three and both of his wins were at this course and distance.
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Jan. 1 - Sir Alfred James/Souper Highvoltage Exacta ($26.20)
Jan. 12 - Cutefacechubywaist/First Forever Exacta ($33.20)