20:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 1 - Allowance Optional Claiming

Winner $35,280 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In - Amended Result
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
22-1925
i
1
Red, maroon yoke, red cap (Red Baron's Barn Llc And Rancho Temescal Llc)

Raven Creek 33 

b c Old Fashioned - Trashi Diva (More Than Ready)

D
3 8-10
Tyler BazeJeff Mullins
2
9917-46
i
2
Navy blue, apple green circle 'g', apple green sleeves and cap (Gilman Racing)

Vutzak 41 

ch c Good Journey - Lavender touch (Touch Gold)

D
3 8-10
Stewart ElliottMike Puype
3
231-
i
3
Forest green, black blocks, black cap (Siegel, Jeff S And Sondheimer, Eric)

Brave Helios 242 

b c Artie Schiller - Snobby Princess (Premiership)

3 8-10
Flavien PratMichael Machowsky
4
95-5167
i
4
White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Croissant 33 

b c Square Eddie - Puff Pastry (Momentum)

D
3 8-10 b1
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
5
31-7
i
5
Purple, silver diamond, silver cap (Ph Thoroughbred Racing)

Uh Oh Baby 32 

b c Uh Oh Bango - Eight Daughters (Five Star Day)

3 8-10
Joseph TalamoCraig Dollase
6
133-9
i
6
Gold, black circle 'b' front and back, black sleeves, black cap (Richard Barton)

Drizzy 32 

b g English Channel - Grant Marty a Wish (Beautiful Crown)

3 8-10 b1
Victor EspinozaMichael Machowsky
Verdict

RAVEN CREEK was a bit disappointing last time out but his previous form gives the three-year-old a big chance this evening. Vutzak and Brave Helios appear to be the main threats.

21:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $15,750 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-15445
i
1
Turquoise, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, turquoise cap (Rockingham Ranch)

Sapphire Kid 32 

dk f Richard's Kid - Sensitive Soul (Bernstein)

3 8-10
Asa EspinozaRafael Becerra
2
40-5318
i
2
Maroon, white hoops, white cuffs on sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap (London, Tom, Lovingier, Terry C And Zondlo, Eugene)

Empress Of Lov 40 

dk f Empire Way - Angela's Love (Not For Love)

D
3 8-10
Tiago PereiraGary Sherlock
3
3-54137
i
3
Royal blue, white ball (Zolotas, Steven And Zolotas, Sabina Romo)

Millie Joel 19 

gr/ f Creative Cause - Ms Pianist (More Than Ready)

D
3 8-10
Geovanni FrancoAnthony Saavedra
4
622228
i
4
White, black cuffs, white cap (Saratoga West)

Instinctual Kash 14 

b f Paynter - Quality Play (Elusive Quality)

3 8-10
Tyler BazeJeffrey Metz
5
27-5013
i
5
Hot pink, black circle 'bb' on back, black epaulets and cap (Gary Barber)

Mischievous Song 20 

gr/ f Into Mischief - Bestowal (Unbridled's Song)

D
3 8-8
Martin PedrozaPeter Miller
6
33-7341
i
6
Red and black diagonal quarters, black cuffs on red sleeves, black cap (Allen, Harry Joe And Stinson, Michael C)

Wampus 27 

dk f Malibu Moon - Peppers Pride (Desert God)

D
3 8-10
Stewart ElliottArt Sherman
Verdict

EMPRESS OF LOV was out of her depth in a $200,000 stakes race last time out but she is the one to beat based on her impressive victory over C&D two starts ago. Sapphire Kid edges out Mischievous Song to be the pick of the remainder.

21:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $34,020 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

4f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3
i
1
Red, yellow bars on sleeves (Albert, Darrin K And Freeman, Edward R)

Rolinga 13 

dk f Champ Pegasus - Farallon (Good Journey)

2 8-10
Ruben FuentesEdward Freeman
2
2
i
2
White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Settle It 12 

ch f Square Eddie - Meetmeinthewoods (General Meeting)

BF
2 8-10 b1
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
3
i
3
Maroon, white hoops, white cuffs on sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap (London, Tom, Lovingier, Terry C And Zondlo, Eugene)

Jellybeankristine 

ch f Awesome Gambler - Seethe Girlgo (Nineeleven)

2 8-10
Joseph TalamoGary Sherlock
4
i
4
White, blue bars on sleeves (Derby, Susan And Folgner, Gary)

Derby Luck 

ch f Lucky Pulpit - Little Miss Zip (City Zip)

2 8-10
Heriberto FigueroaRuben Gomez
5
i
5
White, blue sleeves, white cap (Moger Inc , Morris, Randy And Riley, Mark)

Swing Thoughts 

b f U S Ranger - Ankha (Desert Classic)

2 8-10
Tyler ConnerJr Ed Moger,
6
4
i
6
Maroon, white hoops, white cuffs on sleeves (Templeton Horses Llc, Lovingier, Terry C And Reyes, Ismael)

Awepollonia 13 

ch f Awesome Gambler - Apollitician (Apollo)

2 8-10
Alonso QuinonezJorge Periban
7
i
7
White, black circle, black hoops on sleeves (Schmitt, George And Mary Clare)

Ron's Cat 

ch f Run Brother Ron - Sierra Silver Cat (Cat Dreams)

2 8-10
Eduard Fernandez RojasMarcia Stortz
8
i
8
Silver, Black oval, black diamonds on sleeves, black and silver quartered cap (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC)

Six Pack Gal 

ch f Boisterous - Heart Six (Forest Camp)

2 8-10
Rafael BejaranoMichael Machowsky
9
i
9
Maroon, white hoops, white cuffs on sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap (Corser, Mark, Lovingier, Terry C And Ryan, Mike)

Takahiro's Dream 

dk f Empire Way - Dolci Domenica (With Distinction)

Non Runner
10
i
10
Silver, Black oval, black diamonds on sleeves, black and silver quartered cap (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC)

Rejoyce And Sing 

b f Ministers Wild Cat - Joyce And Me (Discreet Cat)

Non Runner
Verdict

It may be best to concentrate on the experienced runners, with SETTLE IT fancied to go one better than her introductory second over this track and trip. Rolinga should be able to confirm form with Awepollonia.

22:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $10,080 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8-42645
i
1
Navy blue, teal sleeves and cap (Martin, Craig And Yamamoto, Gregory)

Princess Leia 25 

b f Awesome Again - Twisted Sis (A.P. Indy)

4 8-13
Asa EspinozaRafael Becerra
2
1
i
2
Royal Blue, Orange circle (Christopher Drakos)

Asem 33 

ch f Super Saver - No Wonder (Three Wonders)

3 8-8
Stewart ElliottRyan Hanson
3
18004
i
3
Green, white halves, green bars on white sleeves (P And G Stables Llc)

Atrevida 20 

b f Turbo Compressor - Dixie Shea (Malibu Moon)

3 8-8
Tyler BazeMichael McCarthy
4
63-3212
i
4
Black, white horse, black and white checked sleeves, black and white quartered cap (Kingston, Ted, Zennedjian, Brandon, Zennedjian, Eddie S And Zolnier, Casey)

Dizzy Diva 27 

b f Under Caution - Melbisha (High Brite)

4 8-13
Joseph TalamoDavid Hofmans
5
41-7397
i
5
Royal blue, white ball, royal blue cuffs on white sleeves, white cap (Juventino Mendoza)

Lovely Linda 53 

ch f Stay Thirsty - Lovely View (Carson City)

D
Non Runner
6
77-2643
i
6
White, black horseshoe 'r' on back, black cap (Ricardo Zamora)

Reinahermosa 27 

b m Storm Wolf - Amendment (Bahhare)

5 8-13
Ruben FuentesRicardo Zamora
Verdict

Asem warrants plenty of respect following her debut success while Dizzy Diva is unlikely to be far away either. However, PRINCESS LEIA was only beaten two and three-quarter lengths in a much stronger 1m contest at Golden Gates last time and she could prove a cut above in this company.

22:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 5 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $35,280 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
417930-
i
1
Hot pink, black disc and sleeves (Peter Redekop B C , Ltd)

Armour Plate 172 

b c Into Mischief - Prom Princess (Gold Case)

3 8-10
Rafael BejaranoWilliam Spawr
2
8141-3
i
2
Black, light blue large spots, black cuffs on light blue sleeves, black cap (Slam Dunk Racing)

Axelrod 41 

b c Warrior's Reward - Volatile Vickie (Elusive Quality)

3 8-8
Flavien PratMichael McCarthy
3
1
i
3
Black, black armlets on blue sleeves, blue cap (Dekretser, Terrance, Gitipityapon, Andy And Abe Malek Trust)

Giddymeister 27 

dk c Run Away and Hide - Little Mary E (Belong To Me)

Non Runner
4
332-415
i
4
Dark blue, white horses head, white sleeves, orange hoops, white and orange quartered cap (Agave Racing Stable, Little Red Feather Racing, Bran Jam Stable, And Clark, D)

Heartfullofstars 40 

dk c Astrology - Nothing But Heart (Officer)

3 8-10
Corey NakataniPhilip D Amato
5
427-13
i
5
Red, silver shield, gold and silver hooped sleeves, red cap (C T R Stables Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc And Robertson, Richard)

Graycaster 32 

gr/ g Graydar - Jocaster (Service Stripe)

3 8-10
Tyler ConnerJerry Hollendorfer
6
951-842
i
6
Orange and white blocks, white cap (Wilson, Holly And David)

Calexman 39 

ch c Midshipman - Mattie Cakes (Meadowlake)

3 8-10
Alonso QuinonezVladimir Cerin
7
24-2723
i
7
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Move Over (GB)  12 

b c Acclamation - Framed (Elnadim)

D
3 8-12
Tyler BazeJohn Sadler
8
36-51
i
8
Red, cream disc, navy sleeves, navy cap (Das, Soumya, Lebherz, Philip, Stanton, Mark And Wedge, Stephanie)

Crazy Uncle Rick 60 

dk c Uncle Mo - Two Foxie (Fair Skies)

Non Runner
Verdict

ARMOUR PLATE is better than this grade and looks too good for the likes of Axelrod and Calexman.

23:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $34,020 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Yellow, black hoops, black, and yellow bars on sleeves, black cap (Ann Marie Farm)

Smart Dorie 

b f Smart Strike - Paris Rose (Accelerator)

3 8-8
Kent DesormeauxRobert Hess
2
i
2
Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Calumet Farm)

She Fox 

b f Into Mischief - Za Za Zu (Dynaformer)

3 8-8
Flavien PratRichard Mandella
3
7-
i
3
Pink, green dots on sleeves, pink and green quartered cap (Arnold Zetcher LLC)

Jest A Princess 377 

ch f Distorted Humor - Always A Princess (Leroidesanimaux)

4 8-13
Drayden Dyke VanBob Baffert
4
6-2
i
4
Red and black halved, black cap (Mercedes Stables LLC)

Now Blessed 40 

b f Tiznow - Truly Blessed (French Deputy)

4 8-13
Tyler BazeJohn Sadler
5
i
5
Silver, Black oval, black diamonds on sleeves, black and silver quartered cap (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC)

The Innocent One 

b f Bodemeister - Ingenue (Mr. Greeley)

3 8-8
Tyler ConnerJerry Hollendorfer
6
97-52
i
6
Turquoise, large gold spots, turquoise spots on gold sleeves, turquoise cap (Zayat Stables, LLC)

Mojgan 67 

ch f Flatter - Piedras Negras (Unbridled)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaRichard Baltas
7
i
7
Turquoise, black cross, turquoise cap (Tommy Hutton's Dream Stable LLC)

Tandalicious 

b f Lemon Drop Kid - Tanda (Sweetsouthernsaint)

3 8-8
Tiago PereiraPhilip D Amato
8
i
8
White, blue and grey stripe on sleeves, blue and grey quartered cap (Hill N Dale Equine Holdings Inc , Hollendorfer, Llc And Hoeffin, Dan)

Angelic 

b f Midnight Lute - Charge Of Angels (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8
Rafael BejaranoJerry Hollendorfer
Verdict

NOW BLESSED improved from her debut when runner-up here last month and the slight drop in trip, combined with front-running tactics, look the way to go. Jest A Princess and Mojgan complete the shortlist.

23:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 17 May 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $15,750 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-53545
i
1
Brown, gold disc, gold cuffs, gold cap (Edward Tannenbaum)

Scathing 12 

gr/ m Grazen - Chelcee's Hope (Bartok)

D
5 8-11
Corey NakataniVladimir Cerin
2
63113-6
i
2
Blue, white ball, white cuff on sleeves, blue cap (Andrews, Andy, Howard, Gary L , Martindale, Ken And Treece, Charles S)

Cioppino Pasadino 18 

dk f Time to Get Even - Clawpuccino (Forest Wildcat)

D
4 8-11
Stewart ElliottCharles Treece
3
28-8485
i
3
White, black circle, black hoops on sleeves (Schmitt, George And Mary Clare)

Sharona Sunset 39 

b f Sierra Sunset - Sharoana (Lord Carson)

D
3 8-6 b
Brayan PenaMarcia Stortz
4
4/15715-
i
4
White and silver halves, black hoop, silver and black striped sleeves, black diamond on silver cap (Nentwig, Michael, Newman, Roger And Pagano, Ray)

Time And Chance 298 

dk m Awesome of Course - Taylor's Choice (Conquistador Cielo)

D
5 8-11
Asa EspinozaWilliam Morey
5
217-344
i
5
Black, gold horseshoe, gold sleeves, orange bars (Troy Onorato)

Princess Ashlyn 26 

ch m Cyclotron - Palace Royale (Perugino)

D
6 8-11
Geovanni FrancoJohn Martin
6
7-34348
i
6
Red, green yoke, green stripe on sleeves (Hollendorfer, Llc And Todaro, George)

Revenue Virginius 26 

b m Congrats - Hermione's Magic (Forest Wildcat)

D
6 8-11
Rafael BejaranoJerry Hollendorfer
7
4-69739
i
7
Hot pink, black diamonds on sleeves, hot pink and black quartered cap (Thomsen Racing, Llc)

Adios Cali 26 

dk f Adios Charlie - Cali Cali (Tale Of The Cat)

D
4 8-11
Alonso QuinonezSteve Knapp
8
1236-21
i
8
Yellow, black ball (James Clarke)

Tangled Up In Ju 41 

dk m Lucky Pulpit - Ju Ju Baby (Snow Ridge)

D
5 8-11
Edwin MaldonadoDan Blacker
Verdict

TANGLED UP IN JU built on her second-placed effort here two starts back when going one better last month and, debuting for a new stable, she can go from strength to strength. Princess Ashlyn and Scathing look the main dangers.

00:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 18 May 2018

Race 8 - Maiden Claiming

Winner $20,790 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
22326-7
i
1
Black, red and grey hoop, red horse on back, red and grey hoop on sleeves, red cap (Checkmate Thoroughbreds Llc, C T R Stables Llc And Mathiesen, Mark)

True Testament 25 

ch f Hansen - Sararoyal (Royal Academy)

4 8-13
Asa EspinozaJerry Hollendorfer
2
42208-3
i
2
Royal blue, white disc, black sleeves (Abbondanza Racing, Llc)

Navajo Dreamer (IRE)  32 

ch f Dream Ahead - Indian Express (Indian Ridge)

3 8-8
Flavien PratRichard Baltas
3
786
i
3
Black, red heart on back, white cap (John Sondereker)

No Wine Untasted 25 

b f The Factor - Magic Madison (Ghostly Minister)

3 8-8
Martin PedrozaIan Kruljac
4
i
4
White, black horse, white sleeves, blue cap (Dark Horse Racing Llc, Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, Llc, Alexander, Sherri, Azcurate, Chuck, Frisk, Justin, Crossley, David, Preiss, Daniel)

Strengthinnumbers 

gr/ f Astrology - Sybarite (Holy Bull)

3 8-8
Tiago PereiraPhilip D Amato
5
5
i
5
Red, black blocks, white sleeves, black cap (Annuzzi, Mel, Annuzzi, Jean And Rivinius, Sam)

She's Legit 25 

gr/ f Lemon Drop Kid - Izshelegal (Maria's Mon)

4 8-13
Victor EspinozaPeter Miller
6
463-452
i
6
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Ladybug 32 

dk f Medaglia d'Oro - Mayoress (Machiavellian)

BF
3 8-8
Kent DesormeauxJohn Sadler
7
43377-2
i
7
Blue and white checked (Branch, Allen And Susan)

Gia Lula 42 

ch f Gio Ponti - Lula Talullah (More Than Ready)

3 8-8
Tyler ConnerMark Glatt
8
4-8
i
8
Burgundy, white circle 'z' and sash on back, white sash on front, white cuffs on sleeves, burgundy cap (Pamela Ziebarth)

Tiz Goldilux 88 

b f Tizdejavu - Healthy Addiction (Boston Harbor)

4 8-13
Rafael BejaranoMartin Jones
9
i
9
Royal blue, royal blue cap (Drakos, Christopher And Dunn, Robin D)

One Upper 

dk f Kitten's Joy - Exceedexpectations (Tale Of The Cat)

3 8-8
Stewart ElliottRyan Hanson
10
i
10
Purple, gold diamond frame, gold diamonds on sleeves, gold diamonds on purple cap (C R K Stable Llc)

Convince 

b f Liaison - Dakota Sis (Eddington)

3 8-8
Mario GutierrezPeter Eurton
11
6496
i
11
Pink and grey stripes (Barry Rubin)

It's Alexus 18 

ch f Baryshnikov - Pinata (Vision And Verse)

Non Runner
Verdict

Ladybug, Gia Lula and Navajo Dreamer all boast claims judged on their latest placed efforts but SHE'S LEGIT performed well when fifth on debut last month and normal improvement should see her go very close.