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Race #3 – O.C. $75,000 – 1 1/16 – 1:41 p.m. ET
#3 – Emolient (4-5) = The chalk looks the part in here. Joel Rosario for Bill Mott, and they add first lasix which yields a 25% win clip. Stumbled at the break in the G-2 Demoiselle, and with a clean trip she should live up to being the favorite. This is leg #2 in the early pick-four, and this is where Winning Ponies will find that nugget of gold to find the max value.
Race #8 – G-3 The Very One – 1 3/8 on the turf – 4:05 p.m. ET
#8 – Kadaya (4-1) = Joel Rosario up for Bob Hess (29%). This mare is a beast, and she ran five times in France, three of which were against the boys. She is 2/2 at GP, and 6/7 ITM on the green. I like her chances, and the rider is a plus.
Race #9 – O.C. $75,000 – 1 1/16 – 4:35 p.m. ET
#5 – Capo Bastone (8-5) = John Velasquez in the saddle for Todd Pletcher, and this colt may be coming into his own. Hasn’t started since the BC Juvenile, and had a tough day with no lasix. Now, everyone faced the same that day, but he just didn’t look solid. Lasix is back, and his works are regular. Team Pletcher wins 25% with layoff runners coming back, and the O.C. game may be a great place to get his groove back. 8-5 is a good price on him, and if all systems are go, this may be the start of the big comeback.
Race #10 – The G-2 Mac Diarmida Stakes – 1 3/8 on the turf – 5:05 p.m. ET
#9 – Amira’s Prince (4-1) = Johnny V for Bill Mott, and they have been winning 38% the last month as a team. 2/2 at GP on the weeds, and his dam has 6 starters with 5 winners. Of the five, all of them have been on the greensward. J.V. will be a bit closer, and his natural pace clock will make Mr. Mott happy to have him aboard.
Race #8 – The G-2 Barbara Fritchie Hcp – 7f – 3:55 p.m. ET
#5 – Nicole H (8-5) = If you believe in deja-vue, this may be your play. Daniel Centeno up for the red-hot Mike Hushion barn. This gal is 1/1 ITM, and it was this very same race last year she lost by a neck. She prepped last year in the Correction Stks at Aqueduct, and did the same this year. Her bullet work is attractive, and she should be able to stalk just off the leaders.
Race #7 – The G-2 San Vincente – 7f – 6:36 p.m. ET
Shakin It Up = David Flores in the saddle for Bob Baffert. Team Baffert has three out of six runners in here. “Shakin” is making the synthetic to dirt move, and he is 2/2 ITM at Santa Anita. He is Triple Crown nominated, and has looked good each effort. Baffert is bound to get a piece of the purse if not all of it in here. This one stands out nicely.
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