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

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight

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

1

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
778
i
1

Animo 30 

gr/ g Into Mischief - Hello Sugar (Cee's Tizzy)

4 8-13
Tiago PereiraMartin Jones
2
i
2

Masterpiece Day 

b g Suances - Pilot Point Lady (Gold Case)

3 8-8
Kent DesormeauxRobert Hess
3
i
3

Prince Earl 

dk g Paddy O'prado - Soo Steamy (Unusual Heat)

3 8-8
Martin GarciaPhilip D Amato
4
i
4

Jet Set Ruler 

b c Tribal Rule - Jet Set Girl (Unusual Heat)

3 8-8
Franklin CeballosRichard Baltas
5
433
i
5

Cool Your Jets 51 

dk c Unusual Heat - Bel Air Belle (Runaway Groom)

3 8-8
Drayden Dyke VanMick Ruis
6
14-6422
i
6

Rule Number Eight 22 

ch g Good Journey - Cahill Royalty (Cahill Road)

D
5 8-13
Corey NakataniAndy Mathis
7
5
i
7

Older Brother 21 

b g Square Eddie - Stretchinthelimits (In Excess)

3 8-8
Mario GutierrezEdward Freeman
8
865
i
8

Clem Dela Clem 30 

b c Papa Clem - Maryneill (Belong To Me)

3 8-8
Brice BlancNeil Drysdale
Verdict

Cool Your Jets has been third on both his starts and is considered, while Older Brother could build on his debut fifth. However, preference is for RULE NUMBER EIGHT, who has knocked on the door the last twice and has to be thought of as the most likely winner.

21:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 20 May 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $13,860 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
114-324
i
1

Carville 22 

b g Globalize - Vote Getter (General Meeting)

4 8-11
Kyle FreyAri Herbertson
2
12-1427
i
2

Madelyn's Wild Max 22 

dk g My Friend Max - Wild Bertie (Wild Rush)

D
7 8-11
Brayan PenaGenaro Vallejo
3
9-65322
i
3

Junior Gilliam 16 

dk g Tribal Rule - Hazen (Rubiano)

D BF
5 8-11
Edwin MaldonadoReed Saldana
4
73-1246
i
4

Gentrified 21 

ch g Malibu Moon - Sea Jewel (Sea Hero)

D
4 8-11
Mario GutierrezVladimir Cerin
5
140-234
i
5

Noble Nick 42 

gr/ g Zensational - Indigene (Deputy Minister)

D
5 8-11
Tyler BazeAri Herbertson
Verdict

Prolific frame-hitter JUNIOR GILLIAM gets the nod here over the consistent duo Noble Nick and Carville.

21:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 20 May 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

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

3

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8393-63
i
1

Hit The Seam 30 

b g Square Eddie - Teresa Ann (Boston Harbor)

3 8-8
Mario GutierrezEdward Freeman
2
34
i
2

Ultimate Bango 23 

b g Uh Oh Bango - Ultimate Summer (Cee's Tizzy)

3 8-8
Ruben FuentesBlake Heap
3
348
i
3

Fly First Class 57 

b g Eddington - Sausalita (Forestry)

BF
3 8-8
Heriberto FigueroaJohn Sadler
4
40-3
i
4

Captain Buzzkill 22 

dk g Ministers Wild Cat - Practicaly Perfect (Pleasantly Perfect)

3 8-8
Rafael BejaranoGary Mandella
5
42
i
5

Sir Eddie 30 

gr/ g Square Eddie - Gypsy Friday (In Excess)

BF
3 8-8
Flavien PratDan Blacker
6
i
6

Gold N Bold 

ch c Golden Balls - In Reality (Fantastic Light)

4 8-13
Victor EspinozaJames Cassidy
7
i
7

Writ Large 

b g Informed - Desert Dearest (Easy Thunder)

3 8-8
Tiago PereiraMartin Iii Valenzuela
8
i
8

Tutankhamun 

dk c Lone Star Special - Queen Nefertiti (Salt Lake)

3 8-8
Stewart ElliottRonald L McAnally
Verdict

Newcomers Gold N Bold and Writ Large are both respected. However, preference is for SIR EDDIE, who finished second last time and can progress to win here.

22:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 20 May 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,820 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
51-2156
i
1

Lambo Luxx 42 

b g Vronsky - Cantaloupe (Runaway Groom)

D
6 8-13
Heriberto FigueroaJack Carava
2
14-5964
i
2

Rafter One 21 

dk c Wildcat Heir - Forgiven (Repent)

D
4 8-11
Chris RussellJesus Nunez
3
316779-
i
3

Pundy 141 

ch g Langfuhr - Sky Of Diamonds (Banker's Gold)

D
4 8-11
Asa EspinozaPeter Miller
4
3314-43
i
4

Blaze'n Prospector 10 

b g Discreetly Mine - Brilliant Blaze (Seeking The Gold)

D
6 8-11
Martin PedrozaDavid Jacobson
5
224254
i
5

Four Gaels 9 

b g Suances - Loni's Appeal (Successful Appeal)

D
7 8-11
Martin GarciaKelly Castaneda
6
3-77243
i
6

Omdurman 28 

dk g Bertrando - Estrellica (Grand Slam)

D
7 8-11
Brayan PenaGary Sherlock
Verdict

BLAZE'N PROSPECTOR may be the best of the consistent bunch of runners here. Four Gaels, Omdurman and Rafter One are others to note.

22:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 20 May 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $11,340 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0-953
i
1

Captain N. Barron 22 

ch g Distorted Humor - Will Prevail (Storm Cat)

3 8-8
Joseph TalamoCraig Lewis
2
i
2

Papa Caballero 

b g Informed - Pagan Baby (Atticus)

3 8-8
Kyle FreyArt Sherman
3
77-0
i
3

That's Gold 72 

b g Eddington - Golden Reflection (Medaglia d'Oro)

3 8-8
Cesar FrancoMarcelo Polanco
4
i
4

Scorpion Excess 

dk c Natashas Excess - Nandu (Bertrando)

4 8-13
Erick GarciaMarcia Stortz
5
62
i
5

Eleazar Warrior 65 

b g Roi Charmant - Cee's Harmony (Skimming)

4 8-13
Tiago PereiraOscar Garcia
6
677-8
i
6

Gryffindor 126 

ch g Awesome Patriot - Tiz A Treat (Tiz Wonderful)

3 8-8
Edgar PayerasRichard Rosales
7
243772
i
7
Royal blue, yellow hoop, blue cap (Daisy Pineda)

Royal Seeker 22 

b g Heatseeker - Camille C (Roman Dancer)

Non Runner
8
259/779-
i
8

Autism Is Here 420 

b g Henny Hughes - Tiz Magic (Tiznow)

4 8-13
Brayan PenaMarcia Stortz
9
7-79433
i
9

Our Tiger's Boy 30 

dk g Smiling Tiger - Lady Chip (Dixie Union)

3 8-8
Ruben FuentesJeff Bonde
10
97
i
10

Going Away Party 21 

dk g ACCLAMATION - Honey Bee Lucky (Bold Badgett)

3 8-8
Edwin MaldonadoBruce Headley
11
36
i
11

Bonaventure 30 

b g Wilburn - Run Cat Run (Sir Cat)

3 8-8
Modesto LinaresDean Greenman
Verdict

ROYAL SEEKER was much improved when knocking on the door last time and he gets the nod over the consistent Our Tiger's Boy and newcomer Scorpion Excess, who could be very handy.

23:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 20 May 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $20,790 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6335-22
i
1

R Cha Cha 30 

dk g Archarcharch - Latin Lust (Petionville)

4 8-13
Franklin CeballosSteven Miyadi
2
2-42722
i
2

Treasure Hunter 28 

b g Treasure Beach - Bouvet (Touch Gold)

3 8-8
Alonso QuinonezG Almeida
3
34210/4
i
3

Cool Green 16 

b g Global Hunter - Excessive Susan (In Excess)

6 8-13
Stewart ElliottJ Desormeaux
4
45/613-7
i
4

Smuggler Union 30 

dk g Kantharos - Kickapoo Princess (Unreal Zeal)

D
6 8-13
Israel OcampoHoward Zucker
5
635-294
i
5

Closing Time 35 

b g Slew's Tiznow - Quick Commander (Deputy Commander)

4 8-13
Tiago PereiraJeff Mullins
6
1394-38
i
6

Awesome Heights 30 

b c Awesome Again - Colina Verde (Know Heights)

D
4 8-13
Flavien PratNeil Drysdale
7
421/5-
i
7

Souter (GB)  454 

dk g Poet's Voice - Storming Sioux (Storming Home)

4 8-13
Joseph TalamoMark Glatt
8
1542-63
i
8

General Mach Four 30 

b g To Honor And Serve - My Mach Four (Machiavellian)

4 8-13
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
Verdict

R Cha Cha and Treasure Hunter have both hit the frame of late and have to be considered, but a chance is taken on SOUTER, who should find this much easier than his latest outings.

23:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 20 May 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $13,230 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8-4
i
1

Pray For Corday 14 

b f Calimonco - Gypsy Preacher (Tapit)

3 8-11
Asa EspinozaSal Gonzalez
2
i
2

Beas Wild Cat 

b f Ministers Wild Cat - Bea's cee (Cee's Tizzy)

3 8-11
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
3
2
i
3

Naughty Sophie 36 

ch f Horse Greeley - Making Time (Royal Academy)

3 8-11 b1
Flavien PratPeter Miller
4
3-33
i
4

Tengs Rhythm 36 

dk f Tenga Cat - Artistryandrhythm (Officer)

BF
3 8-11
Kent DesormeauxJeff Mullins
5
33
i
5

Takes Two To Tenga 36 

dk f Tenga Cat - Sassy Suances (Suances)

3 8-11
Martin GarciaJeff Mullins
6
67
i
6

Heather's Wish 37 

gr/ f Awesome Gambler - Margie's Wish (Jeblar)

3 8-11
Octavio Vergara JrCaesar Dominguez
7
85
i
7

A Little Romance 17 

b f Haynesfield - Saint's Crown (Tiznow)

3 8-11
Tyler ConnerDavid Jacobson
8
2355-
i
8
Yellow, blue bear on back, yellow cap (Patricia Harrington)

Copper Cowgirl 155 

ch f Southern Image - Lovehi (Swiss Yodeler)

Non Runner
9
2
i
9
Black, orange stripes on blue sleeves, orange stripes on blue cap (Gulliver Racing Llc And Slam Dunk Racing)

Baby Brown 51 

b f Big Brown - Setafire (Jump Start)

BF
Withdrawn
10
i
10

Much Too Much 

b f Colonel John - U R All That I Am (Valid Wager)

3 8-11
Franklin CeballosMichael Machowsky
11
i
11

Breathless Charm 

dk f Lonhro - Boston Gold (Boston Harbor)

3 8-11
Stewart ElliottMark Tsagalakis
12
6-4
i
12

Gamezapper 51 

ch f Game Plan - The Zapana (Flower Alley)

3 8-11
Brayan PenaDaniel Dunham
Verdict

NAUGHTY SOPHIE knocked on the door on debut and may not have to wait too long to get off the mark. Consistent duo Tengs Rhythm and Takes Two To Tenga appear on the up, with Baby Brown also considered.

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

Race 8 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $35,280 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
36-4911
i
1

Princess Dorian 42 

dk f Idiot Proof - Dislitleliteomine (Singletary)

D
4 8-13
Kyle FreyReed Saldana
2
75-2213
i
2

Smiling Tigress 43 

b f Smiling Tiger - Spun Clear (Hard Spun)

3 8-8
Joseph TalamoDavid Bernstein
3
3-1
i
3

Zusha 43 

ch f Congrats - Icy Tea (Storm Cat)

3 8-6
Drayden Dyke VanGary Mandella
4
24/2273-
i
4

Libby's Tail 218 

dk f Tiz Wonderful - Christmas Lily (Marquetry)

4 8-11
Rafael BejaranoRichard Baltas
5
217
i
5

We All Have Dreams 43 

ch f Shackleford - Latent Charm (Latent Heat)

D
3 8-6
Flavien PratMichael McCarthy
6
552-21
i
6

Life Of Illusion 28 

gr/ f Harlan's Holiday - Atlantic Park (Awesome Again)

D
4 8-11
Franklin CeballosSteven Miyadi
7
7/8-1811
i
7

Conquest Flatterme 49 

b m Flatter - My Antonia (Jules)

D
6 8-11
Stewart ElliottVladimir Cerin
Verdict

Hat-trick seekers Princess Dorian and Conquest Flatterme are sure to be involved, but ZUSHA scored well last time and can follow up here.

00:30 Santa Anita (USA) 21 May 2018

Race 9 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $63,000 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
95-2361
i
1

B Squared 36 

b c Square Eddie - Silar rules (Ten Most Wanted)

D
4 8-13
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
2
718-351
i
2

Accountability 43 

gr/ c ACCLAMATION - Roberta's Mango (Bold Badgett)

D
4 8-11
Gary StevensRafael Becerra
3
211-12
i
3

Well Developed 36 

ch g Unusual Heat - Miss Thirtyfour D (Bertrando)

D
4 8-11
Drayden Dyke VanPatrick Gallagher
4
5331-25
i
4

Soi Phet 22 

dk g Tizbud - Summer Jersey (Siberian Summer)

D
10 8-9
Alonso QuinonezLeonard Powell
5
43-4214
i
5
White, red checks, black sleeves and cap (Anatolia, Inc)

Anatolian Heat 21 

dk g Unusual Heat - Anatolian Queen (Woodman)

D
Non Runner
6
424-331
i
6

Desert General 29 

gr/ g Desert Code - Madam General (General Meeting)

D
5 8-9
Kyle FreySean McCarthy
7
1/8313-8
i
7

Ward 'N Jerry 52 

dk h Lucky Pulpit - Tamarack Bay (Dehere)

D
5 8-9
Stewart ElliottMike Puype
8
3412-81
i
8

Tule Fog 36 

gr/ c Surf Cat - Teardownthatwall (Free House)

D
4 8-9
Tiago PereiraJavier Sierra
9
417-153
i
9

Rye 28 

ch h English Channel - Phi Beta Heat (Unusual Heat)

D
5 8-13
Kent DesormeauxWilliam Morey
10
43-4734
i
10

Smokey Image 36 

ch h Southern Image - Special Smoke (Free House)

D
5 8-9
Joseph TalamoCarla Gaines
11
2/13126-
i
11

Ashleyluvssugar 274 

b g Game Plan - Ashley's Folly (Urgent Request)

D
7 8-9
Flavien PratPeter Eurton
12
523-251
i
12

Camino Del Paraiso 30 

b g Suances - Loni's Appeal (Successful Appeal)

D
5 8-11
Ricardo GonzalezO Jauregui
Verdict

Plenty of recent winners to consider including B Squared and Accountability, but WELL DEVELOPED has won three of five and never been outside the top two.