Santa Anita Park Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Santa Anita Park Friday, Oct. 31, 2014


Handicapper Charlie Cooper


Best Bet: Race 9 Untapable Best Long Shot: Race 6 Imperia


No. Horse; Jockey; Comments; Odds


Race 1: 6½ Furlongs Turf; Optional Claiming; Purse $75,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up


8 Hide My Heart; Rosario; Wire to wire; 4-1


12 As Rulers Go; Blanc; Needed last, flies home; 12-1


11 Intoxicating Move; Nakatani; Loves track and distance; 8-1


6 Zanbo Bejarano; Top; California rider stays; 10-1


5 Starry Skies; Van Dyke; Better than last, cuts back in distance; 6-1


13 Margot Machance; Bejarano; Also eligible adds blinkers; 6-1


1 Mum’s Truckee; Lopez; Stalking runner should save ground; 8-1


7 Night Song; Spencer; Morning line favorite adds Lasix; 3-1


3 Blingismything; Talamo; Closer has been away over 1 ½ years; 6-1


4 Jade With Envy; Baze; No worse than 2nd in 4 SA starts; 12-1


2 Nazareth; Desormeaux; Stalker steps up and adds blinkers; 12-1


10 Margie’s Minute; Puglisi; Bred to love turf; 15-1


9 Tarn; Garcia; Trained by tricky Dick; 15-1


14 Harlington’s Rose; Solis; Cal bred would be big upset; 30-1


Race 2: 1¾ Mi; LAS VEGAS MARATHON STAKES; Purse $200,000; 3 YO and Up


5 Big Cazanova; Nakatani; Overmatched in last, back to proper level; 5-2


6 Mystery Train; Smith; Chased nations best in last two starts; 4-1


9 Cary Street; Mena; A strong factor late; 10-1


3 Irish Surf; Trujillo; Working well for first dirt start; 4-1


2 Patrioticandproud; Pedroza; Second to top choice; 10-1


7 Sky Kingdom; Espinoza; Has won half of dirt starts; 5-1


1 Big Kick; Baze; Probable pace setter; 9-2


4 Ice Cream Truck; Pereira; On the board 6 of 9 SA starts; 8-1


8 Volkonsky; Garcia; Hard to recommend; 20-1


Race 3: 7 Furlongs; GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES STAKES; Purse $200,000; 2 YO


4 My Fiona; Bejarano; The one to beat; 2-1


7 Ashley’s Sassy; Quinonez; Completes the exacta; 3-1


9 Tatum’s Gold; Rosario; Off the board once; 8-1


5 Easter Fever; Talamo; Will keep pace honest; 7-2


6 Joylicious; Espinoza; Speedster working well; 12-1


1 Stormy Adieu; Geroux; Speed from the inside; 9-2


2 Take Back Spring; Trujillo; Closer cuts back; 15-1


3 Moonie; Gutierrez; On the improve; 15-1


8 Princess Bertrando; Nakatani; Rider switch may help; 8-1


Race 4: 1 1/8 Mi Turf; TWILIGHT DERBY; Purse $200,000; 3 YO


2 Talco; Nakatani; Along in time; 8-1


11 Ring Weekend; Velazquez; 3 of 4 career wins in graded races; 3-1


1 Sawyer’s Hill; Garcia; Defeated most of these, runs well fresh; 12-1


4 Divine Oath; Castellano; Always coming late; 9-2


12 Yard Line; Fallon; Could be sleeper of the day; 20-1


6 Enterprising; Smith; Has won 5 of 7 turf starts; 7-2


10 Long On Value; Napravnik; Always gives honest effort; 6-1


9 Sammy Mandeville; Bejarano; Has never missed a check; 20-1


8 Flamboyant; Rosario; First time off the board last out; 6-1


3 Ashleyluvssugar; Desormeaux; Deep closer needs pace to chase; 20-1


5 Patriots Rule; Perez; Goes for third win in a row; 12-1


7 Crushed It; Trujillo; Stalker better on turf?; 15-1


Race 5: 7 Furlongs; DAMASCUS STAKES; Purse $100,000; 3 YO and Up


7 Declassify; Garcia; Speed of the speed?; 6-1


3 Chitu; Rosario; Should love the cutback; 4-1


2 Midnight Hawk; Smith; Never off the board for Bob; 7-2


6 Magic Mark; Talamo; All four career wins at Santa Anita; 8-1


12 Unbridled’s Note; Nakatani; Could win it all late; 8-1


11 Bahamian Squall; Bejarano; Attracts top rider; 4-1


10 Lil Bit O’Fun; Gryder; First time on dirt; 12-1


9 Broadway Empire; Baze; Speedster will keep them honest; 6-1


4 Mr. Sexy; Trujillo; Moves up on a off track; 15-1


5 Indexical; Gutierrez; Winless on dirt; 20-1


1 Bellarmine; Lopez; Appears overmatched; 20-1


8 Syndicated; Desormeaux; Would be a big surprise; 30-1


Race 6: BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF; 1 Mi; Purse $1,000,000; 2 YO


11 Imperia; Castellano; Moves by late; 6-1


10 Startup Nation; Rosario; Duplicate of Saratoga race wins this; 12-1


3 Luck of the Kitten; Smith; The one to catch; 8-1


13 Lawn Ranger; Landeros; Goes for third win in a row, adds Lasix; 20-1


14 Danny Boy; Leparoux; Strong closer working well; 20-1


12 International Star; Velazquez; No worse than second in four starts; 15-1


8 Offering Plan; Ortiz; One of two for top trainer Chad Brown; 20-1


7 War Envoy; Moore; From top overseas barn, adds Lasix; 9-2


4 Commemorative; Doyle; Undefeated at this distance; 8-1


5 Hootenanny; Dettori; Speedster stretches out; 3-1


6 Conquest Typhoon; Husbands; Game all four starts; 12-1


15 Faithful Creek; Fallon; Deep closer adds blinkers and Lasix; 20-1


2 Daddy D T; Nakatani; Maiden victory came in stakes; 15-1


1 Wet Sail; Spencer; Closer could save lots of ground; 15-1


Race 7: BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE; Purse $1,000,000; 3 YO and Up


9 Tapiture; Napravnik; Millionaire this year, training sharply; 6-1


1 Goldencents; Bejarano; Biggest favorite of day training well also; 6-5


8 Fed Biz; Garcia; Loves track and distance; 7-2


6 Golden Ticket; Rosario; Game second this race last year; 15-1


3 Vicar’s in Trouble; Velazquez; Off the board once this year; 12-1


4 Pants On Fire; Lopez; Sharp trainer always has them ready; 6-1


10 Big Bane Theory; Talamo; First time on dirt; 15-1


2 Carve; Smith; Has very sharp trainer year round; 15-1


7 Bronzo; Torres; Chile champ tries the best; 12-1


Race 8: BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF; 1 Mi; Purse $1,000,000; 2 YO


4 Lady Eli; Ortiz; Getting better each start; 6-1


11 Conquest Harlanate; Husbands; Goes for fourth win in a row; 10-1


3 Sunset Glow; Espinoza; Broke maiden vs boys, sharp each start; 7-2


1 Partisan Politics; Castellano; One of four runners for Chad Brown; 15-1


2 Osaila; Dettori; Graded stakes winner overseas; 5-1


5 Isabella Sings; Velazquez; On the improve; 12-1


12 Tammy the Torpedo; Bejarano; Should love the cutback; 12-1


14 Qualify; Moore; Overseas graded winner adds Lasix; 5-1


7 Rainha Da Bateria; Rosario; Full of run when adding Lasix; 12-1


6 Sivoliere; Stevens; French runner has won 3 9f 5 starts; 12-1


8 Nicky’s Brown Miss; Torres; Back to better distance?; 20-1


10 Quality Rocks; Lezcano; In top barn now; 20-1


15 Flying Tipat; Ortiz; Appears overmatched; 20-1


9 Lady Zuzu; Leparoux; Coach trying for big upset; 15-1


13 Prize Exhibit; Spencer; Gets top overseas rider and 1st time lasix; 20-1


16 War Alert; Spencer; Upsetter trying to draw in; 20-1


Race 9: BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF; 1 1/8 Mi; Purse $2,000,000; Fillies & Mares; 3 YO & Up


10 Untapable; Napravnik; Best of the 3 year olds; 5-2


11 Close Hatches; Rosario; Throw out last 3-1


7 Don’t Tell Sophia; Rocco; Training sharply for under rated barn; 5-1


5 Unbridled Forever; Velazquez; Needed last dangerous today; 20-1


9 Ria Antonia; Lopez; Likes track, working well at Keenland; 15-1


2 Tiz Midnight; Espinoza; Never off the board at Santa Anita; 10-1


4 Belle Gallantey; Ortiz; Ran career best last out; 6-1


3 Iotapa; Talamo; Loves track and distance; 6-1


1 L’amour de Ma Vie; Guyon; First time on dirt; 15-1


6 Stanwyck; Nakatani; Hard to recommend; 20-1


8 Valiant Emilia; Bejarano; Chile champ attracts top rider; 20-1


Race 10: 7 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $75,000; 3 YO and Up


6 Rprettyboyfloyd; Baze; Duplicate of last wins this; 6-1


7 Jimmy Bouncer; Gutierrez; Undefeated at 6 Furlongs; 9-2


2 Day of Fury; Stevens; Getting better each start; 6-1


3 Got Even; Maldonado; 3 of 4 career wins at Santa Anita; 12-1


8 Toledo Eddie; Talamo; Undefeated at distance, 4 of 5 at SA; 8-1


1 Apollo Ten; Bejarno; Steps up after best dirt start; 12-1


9 Demonic; Rosario; Could be a big factor late; 8-1


4 Ranulf; Nakatani; Goes for fourth win in a row; 8-1


10 Roundupthelute; Garcia; Broke maiden in stakes this distance; 8-1


11 Whine for Wine; Smith; Closer gets top rider, likes track; 8-1


5 Test Ride; Pedroza; Better on synthetic; 12-1


12 El Nino Terrible; Lopez; Adds nations leading win rider; 8-1


13 Celebrity Status; Trujillo; Winless on dirt; 15-1


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