20:30 Santa Anita (USA) 26 May 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $20,160 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
83-1752
i
1
Red, white armlets and cuffs on sleeves, red hoop on white cap (Cybertec International Inc, Nentwig, Michael And Newman, Roger H)

Uber Star 34 

b g Fastnet Rock - Reach The Stars (Galileo)

D
5 8-11
Geovanni FrancoWilliam Morey
2
65443-5
i
2
Turquoise, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, turquoise cap (Rockingham Ranch)

Allaboutmike 30 

b g Zensational - Chagall (Successful Appeal)

4 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrPeter Miller
3
1/2-5442
i
3
Blue, Lime Green Sleeves, Blue Bars, Blue Cap (Jay Em Ess Stable)

Spitfire 34 

b g Artie Schiller - Dontgetinmyway (Machiavellian)

D
6 8-11
Brice BlancBrian Koriner
4
865-251
i
4
Magenta, Black ball, silver hoops on blue sleeves, blue and magenta quartered  cap (George Krikorian)

Swinging Star 22 

dk g Malibu Moon - Starrer (Dynaformer)

D
4 8-11
Rafael BejaranoTim Yakteen
5
9/72-476
i
5
Red, black ball, black blocks on sleeves, red cap (Ford, John, Peskoff, Jeremy, Peal, Larry And Cavalli, John)

Defiantly 34 

dk g Exchange Rate - Perfectforthepart (Dynaformer)

D BF
5 8-11
Kent DesormeauxRichard Baltas
6
28269/9-
i
6
White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Ralis 483 

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

5 8-11
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
7
325-218
i
7
Red, silver ball, red cap (Cannon, Robert T , Goodwin, Kelley And Goodwin, Tim)

Royal Opera House (IRE)  69 

b g Royal Applause - Jackie's Opera (Indian Ridge)

4 8-11
Asa EspinozaAlfredo Marquez
Verdict

UBER STAR was much improved when second last time and he could take this at the expense of recent winner Swinging Star and the improving Spitfire.

21:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $10,080 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
425137-
i
1
Red, silver ball, red cap (Cannon, Robert T , Goodwin, Kelley And Goodwin, Tim)

Wheresthemoneyjack 268 

ch c Union Rags - Strike It Up (Smart Strike)

4 8-13
Ruben FuentesAlfredo Marquez
2
43316
i
2
Black, silver sleeves, black cap (Lebherz, Philip And Meister, Richard)

Sharon's Fury 34 

ch c Sky Mesa - Gold Ring (Touch Gold)

D
3 8-8
Edwin MaldonadoJeff Bonde
3
7/32621
i
3
Blue, yellow ball (Dave Williams)

Lucky Staxx 35 

b g Lookin At Lucky - Queens Reward (Good Reward)

D
5 8-13
Tiago PereiraPaul Aguirre
4
942126
i
4
Red, black ball, red cap (Six-S Racing Stable)

Magical More 35 

ch g More Than Ready - Stephanie Jayne (Henny Hughes)

D
4 8-13
Alonso QuinonezCraig Lewis
5
68345-1
i
5
Black, yellow circle 'rr' on back, yellow bars on sleeves, black cap (Reilly, Elena, Piccolo, Stephen And Yamada, Clyde)

Captain Walker 21 

b g Five Star Day - Skyhyla (Skywalker)

5 8-13
Kellie McDaidRichard Rosales
6
612-3
i
6
Silver, Black oval, black diamonds on sleeves, black and silver quartered cap (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC)

Isee It In Hiseyes 21 

ch c Old Topper - Don't Lose Faith (Ministers Wild Cat)

D
3 8-8 b1
Franklin CeballosSteven Miyadi
7
437-16
i
7
Light Blue (Tomasic, Bill And Sue)

Causeway Runner 14 

gr/ g Giant's Causeway - Shoo In (Dynaformer)

3 8-8
Edgar PayerasCharles Treece
Verdict

LUCKY STAXX is in great form and can follow up his recent win at the expense of fellow recent scorer Captain Walker. Isee It In Hiseyes is another to consider.

21:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 3 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $36,540 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
052-123
i
1
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Yuvetsi 36 

dk f Bodemeister - Mother Ruth (Speightstown)

D
Non Runner
2
121427-
i
2
Royal blue (Erj Racing, Llc, Fuller, John, Robershaw, Richie,o'neill, Doug And Rothblum,s)

Munny Spunt 245 

dk f Munnings - Spin The Blues (Hard Spun)

D
4 8-11
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
3
83-4414
i
3
Red, white stars on red sleeves, red and white quartered cap (John Evans)

Time For Ebby 36 

ch m Time to Get Even - Ebbets Field (Touch Gold)

D
5 8-13
Tiago PereiraSteve Knapp
4
63-5328
i
4
Maroon, gold hoop on navy sleeves, navy cap (Ackerman Equine, Llc, Medallion Racing And Sparks, Anthony Eric)

Princess Princess 62 

ch m Discreet Cat - Chez La Femme (Afternoon Deelites)

5 8-11
Tyler ConnerRichard Baltas
5
14149-1
i
5
Electric blue, fluorescent orange circle and 'da' (Drawing Away Stable And Jacobson, David)

Queen Laila 35 

b f The Factor - Charismatic Lady (End Sweep)

D
4 8-11
Martin PedrozaDavid Jacobson
6
4-93132
i
6
White, green sleeves, white cap (Stepaside Farm, Llc)

Phantom Proton 36 

dk f Ghostzapper - Quantum Miss (Smoke Glacken)

D
4 8-11
Joseph TalamoNeil Drysdale
Verdict

QUEEN LAILA returned from a break in winning fashion last time and she gets the nod here over the consistent duo Phantom Proton and Yuvetsi.

22:00 Santa Anita (USA) 26 May 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $34,020 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0-525
i
1
orange, white hoop, white stripes on sleeves, striped cap (Rap Racing And Tnip, Llc)

Party Dancer 30 

b f Artie Schiller - Chana's Girl (Malibu Moon)

3 8-8
J R LeparouxSimon Callaghan
2
47-4253
i
2
Blue, silver star, silver stars on sleeves, blue cap (Crognale, Antonio, Crowley, Michael And Dullano, Fred)

Curlin's Journey 30 

b f Curlin - Kiss My Swiss (Swiss Yodeler)

3 8-8
Rafael BejaranoDallas Keen
3
57-5
i
3
Royal blue, white chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Godolphin, Llc)

She's Funny 34 

ch f Tapit - Hystericalady (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8
Geovanni FrancoRichard Mandella
4
22-0523
i
4
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Jazaalah 22 

ch f Hard Spun - Teeba (Seeking The Gold)

4 8-13
Kent DesormeauxJames Cassidy
5
222
i
5
Fuchsia And Purple Diamonds, Fuchsia cap (Fanticola, Anthony And Scardino, Joseph)

Rockin Ready 30 

ch f More Than Ready - Bella Chianti (Empire Maker)

BF
3 8-8
Joseph TalamoPhilip D Amato
6
i
6
White, blue chevrons, blue chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Aaron Sones)

Still A Funny Girl 

ch f Distorted Humor - Moravia (A.P. Indy)

3 8-8
Brice BlancPatrick Gallagher
7
4
i
7
Green, Pink Hoop, pink armlets On Sleeves, pink button on Green Cap (Moss, Mr And Mrs Jerome S)

Resolu 22 

b f Smart Strike - Sister Moon (Dixie Union)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaJohn Shirreffs
8
8
i
8
Kelly Green & Pink Quartered, (Andrew Rosen)

Fashion Brand 22 

dk f Medaglia d'Oro - Theyskens' Theory (Bernardini)

3 8-8
Stewart ElliottPatrick Gallagher
9
2-
i
9
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Ficanas (GB)  211 

b f Sepoy - Windermere Island (Cadeaux Genereux)

3 8-8 (ow2)
Irad Ortiz JrJohn Sadler
10
432-7
i
10
Black, light blue sash, blue stripe on black cap (Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bacharach, Burt And Bacharach, Jane)

Bring On The Band (IRE)  30 

dk f Big Bad Bob - Velvetina (Barathea)

Non Runner
Verdict

ROCKIN READY has to be of serious interest having knocked on the door on the last three occasions, and could have his turn in the spotlight now. Ficanas is an interesting recruit to US racing, with newcomer Still A Funny Girl also on the shortlist.

22:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 5 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $315,000 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 2f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
95-2511
i
1
Pink, pink stars on blue sleeves, pink and blue quartered cap (Mueller, Martin, Pellman, Harry, Scott, Michael And Seymour, Lauri)

Little Scotty 30 

gr/ g Paddy O'prado - Hay Jude (Wavering Monarch)

D
Non Runner
2
392-112
i
2
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Accelerate 42 

ch h Lookin At Lucky - Issues (Awesome Again)

D BF
5 8-13
Victor EspinozaJohn Sadler
3
996-612
i
3
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Prince Of Arabia 28 

dk h Mineshaft - Princess Haya (Street Cry)

5 8-9
Stewart ElliottJames Cassidy
4
1221-11
i
4
Fuschia, green sash, green chevrons on sleeves, fuschia cap (Warren, Jr , Mr And Mrs William K)

City Of Light 42 

b c Quality Road - Paris Notion (Dehere)

4 8-9
Drayden Dyke VanMichael McCarthy
5
614-111
i
5
Dark blue and yellow diamonds, blue sleeves, yellow seams, blue cap (Natalie Baffert)

Dr. Dorr 28 

dk g Lookin At Lucky - Jax El (Unusual Heat)

5 8-9
Joseph TalamoBob Baffert
6
1304-44
i
6
White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Pavel 56 

gr/ c Creative Cause - Mons venus (Maria's Mon)

4 8-9
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
7
3-04
i
7
Red, silver shield, silver bars, red cap (C T R Stables Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc, West Point Thoroughbreds And Todaro, George)

Full Of Luck (CHI)  28 

ch h Lookin At Lucky - Fusaichi (Fusaichi Pegasus)

5 8-9
Flavien PratJerry Hollendorfer
Verdict

ACCELERATE and City Of Light are closely matched on form, with the former fancied to put his superior overall profile to good use. Little Scotty looks like the improver in the race and could have more to offer despite being upped markedly in grade.

23:00 Santa Anita (USA) 26 May 2018

Race 6 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $126,000 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 2f

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
333-261
i
1
Black and gold halves, black sleeves and cap (Bienstock, David And Winner, Charles N)

Flamboyant (FR)  56 

b g Peer Gynt - Relicia Bere (Until Sundown)

D
7 8-9
Brice BlancPatrick Gallagher
2
3-04
i
2
Red, silver shield, silver bars, red cap (C T R Stables Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc, West Point Thoroughbreds And Todaro, George)

Full Of Luck (CHI)  28 

ch h Lookin At Lucky - Fusaichi (Fusaichi Pegasus)

Non Runner
3
22673-6
i
3
White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Frank Conversation 56 

b h Quality Road - Rushen Heat (Unusual Heat)

5 8-9
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
4
617-671
i
4
Red, white hoop, white armlets, quartered cap (Finish Line Racing, Llc, The Elwood Johnston Trust And Taste Of Victory Stables)

What A View 35 

dk g Vronsky - Oceans N Mountains (Manila)

7 8-9
Stewart ElliottKenneth Black
5
2164-13
i
5
Turquoise, pink chevrons, pink chevrons on sleeves, turquoise cap (Head Of Plains Partners Llc, Km Racing Enterprise, Inc And Carillo, J)

Kenjisstorm 35 

ch h Stormy Atlantic - Back in Time (Empire Maker)

6 8-9
Flavien PratPhilip D Amato
6
17-1113
i
6
Red, Maroon Yoke, Red And Maroon halved Sleeves (Red Baron's Barn LLC)

Itsinthepost (FR)  35 

b g American Post - Sakkara Star (Mozart)

D BF
6 8-13
J R LeparouxJeff Mullins
7
3216-53
i
7
Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Calumet Farm)

Ritzy A. P. 13 

ch c English Channel - In Dy Ritz (A.P. Indy)

Non Runner
8
3223-44
i
8
Light blue, yellow braces, yellow lightning bolt, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, yellow and light blue quartered cap (Matthew Schera)

Syntax (IRE)  56 

ch h Haatef - African Moonlight (Halling)

6 8-9
Geovanni FrancoPhilip D Amato
Verdict

FLAMBOYANT did it well last time out and looks worth following if replicating that level of performance. Full Of Luck and What A View can land medals.

23:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $34,020 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3
i
1
Silver, Black oval, black diamonds on sleeves, black and silver quartered cap (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC)

Old Indian Trick 27 

ch c Ministers Wild Cat - Ms Vanenzza (Successful Appeal)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaMichael Machowsky
2
36
i
2
Green and white diamonds, white cuffs on green sleeves, green cap (Harris Farms, Inc)

Fashionably Fast 70 

ch c Lucky Pulpit - Fall Fashion (Forestry)

3 8-8 b1
Tiago PereiraDean Pederson
3
06-4242
i
3
Black, yellow lightning bolt, yellow bars on sleeves, yellow star on black cap (Twilight Racing Llc)

Cayate 27 

gr/ g Sundarban - Hurricane whiz (Wild Rush)

4 8-13
Mario GutierrezKristin Mulhall
4
i
4
Forest green, green armlets on cream sleeves, green and cream quartered cap (Konecne, Larry And Mattei, Sandi)

Pig Iron 

dk c The pamplemousse - Excess lady (In Excess)

3 8-8
Tyler ConnerJorge Gutierrez
5
722
i
5
Orange, Blue Disc, Blue Sleeves, orange cap (Budget Stable)

Git On Your Pulpit 23 

ch g Lucky Pulpit - Gittel (Bernstein)

BF
3 8-8 b1
Geovanni FrancoKathy Walsh
6
i
6
blue, bronze horses head, navy cuffs on tan sleeves (John Dziuban)

Northrndancrsghost 

dk c Ghosttrapper - Presta Strada (Mud Route)

3 8-8
Edgar OrozcoSantos Perez
7
6-22
i
7
Royal blue, red chevrons, white chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap (Acker, Tom, Allen Racing Llc, Yee, Glenn And Lindo, Jon)

Baby Gronk 27 

b g Roi Charmant - Bee Eff Eff (Decarchy)

BF
3 8-8
Martin PedrozaWilliam Spawr
8
3
i
8
Yellow, yellow checks on blue sleeves, yellow cap (Cortez England, Liz And Ziering, William H)

Jonas 27 

ch g Coil - Nordidid (Mane Minister)

4 8-13
Victor EspinozaPeter Miller
9
665363
i
9
Green (Luis Aguilar)

Black Storm 23 

dk g Treasure Ride - Pearl's Rule (Tribal Rule)

4 8-13
Brayan PenaLloyd Wicker
Verdict

Old Indian Trick and Jonas are entitled to build on promising debut spins but narrow preference is for GIT ON YOUR PULPIT, who could improve on his last run over 7f now cutting back in trip and fitted with blinkers.

00:00 Santa Anita (USA) 27 May 2018

Race 8 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $189,000 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 1f

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
332-517
i
1
Black, light blue large spots, black cuffs on light blue sleeves, black cap (Slam Dunk Racing)

Madam Dancealot (IRE)  21 

ch f Sir Prancealot - Sisal (Danehill)

D
4 8-11
Corey NakataniRichard Baltas
2
541-828
i
2
Royal blue, white stars, black sleeves, black cap (Abbondanza Racing, Llc And Medallion Racing)

Midnight Crossing (IRE)  49 

b m Dark Angel - Line Ahead (Sadler's Wells)

D
5 8-9
Brice BlancRichard Baltas
3
453-123
i
3
White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Mopotism 70 

b f Uncle Mo - Peppy Rafaela (Bernardini)

BF
4 8-9
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
4
78711-6
i
4
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Sophie P (GB)  49 

b m Bushranger - Fountains Abbey (Giant's Causeway)

5 8-9
Kent DesormeauxJames Cassidy
5
13214-1
i
5
Turquoise, pink chevrons, pink chevrons on sleeves, turquoise cap (Dubb, M , Head Of Plains Partners Llc, Lapenta, R And Bethlehem Stables Llc)

Uni (GB)  42 

ch f More Than Ready - Unaided (Dansili)

D
Non Runner
6
6255-41
i
6
Black, blue ball (Slam Dunk Racing And Medallion Racing)

Beau Recall (IRE)  49 

b f Sir Prancealot - Greta d'Argent (Great Commotion)

4 8-9
Flavien PratSimon Callaghan
7
11722-2
i
7
Royal blue, white cross sashes, kelly green sleeves and cap (Lael Stables)

Hawksmoor (IRE)  35 

b m Azamour - Bridal Dance (Danehill Dancer)

D BF
5 8-9
J R LeparouxArnaud Delacour
8
03-1735
i
8
Brown, white yoke, white bars on sleeves, white cap (Gainesway Stable)

Madame Stripes (ARG)  21 

b m Equal Stripes - Courtisane (Silver Finder)

D
6 8-9
Rafael BejaranoNeil Drysdale
Verdict

This looks the right time for HAWKSMOOR to gain her deserved Grade 1 success having gone so close in the past. Beau Recall and Madam Dancealot look the main dangers.

00:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 27 May 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

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

9

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2-524
i
1
White, black diamond hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (David Jacobson)

North County Guy 7 

gr/ g The pamplemousse - Warmth (Unusual Heat)

3 8-10
J R LeparouxDavid Jacobson
2
5-
i
2
Red, blue cross sashes, blue hoop on white sleeves, red cap (Five Star Racing Stables)

Katzumoto 281 

ch c First Samurai - Andover the Cash (Unusual Heat)

3 8-10
Martin GarciaDavid Hofmans
3
i
3
White, green horseshoe, green diamonds on sleeves (Brewer Racing Stable, Socal Stables, Evans, M , Mullins, J And Mullins, S)

Livin On Prayer 

b g Ministers Wild Cat - Champ's Rocket (Fabulous Champ)

3 8-10
Kyle FreyJeff Mullins
4
3204
i
4
Fluorescent orange, white cuffs on sleeves, orange cap (Granja Mexico)

Imagineiamfastest 30 

dk g Violence - Imagine (Giant's Causeway)

3 8-10
Martin PedrozaHector Palma
5
375-6
i
5
White, blue bars on sleeves (Derby, Susan And Folgner, Gary)

Derby Factor 132 

gr/ g The Factor - Runaway Grey (Runaway Groom)

3 8-10
Tiago PereiraRuben Gomez
6
2-57426
i
6
White, red diamond, red collar, red sleeves (Mary Pinkerton)

Catability 28 

b g Discreet Cat - Clancy Rivers (Mr. Greeley)

3 8-10
Geovanni FrancoPhilip Oviedo
7
34-2483
i
7
Hot pink, black circle 'bb' on back, black epaulets and cap (Gary Barber)

It's A New Year 13 

dk g New Year's Day - Chocachattee (Indian Charlie)

3 8-10
Heriberto FigueroaPeter Miller
8
0
i
8
pink, blue and white bars on sleeves, pink cap (Mark Dedomenico Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc, Rockin Robin Racing Stable And Sigband)

Pioneerofthestorm 27 

b g Pioneerof the Nile - Stormy Caress (Stormy Atlantic)

3 8-10
Asa EspinozaJerry Hollendorfer
9
i
9
Dark blue, light blue sleeves, light blue cap (Mike Harrington)

For A Good Cause 

gr/ g Creative Cause - Natalie Blue (Cahill Road)

3 8-10
Edgar PayerasMike Harrington
10
347
i
10
Burgundy, rose chevron, rose bars on sleeves, burgundy cap (Aldrich, Frank And Aldrich, Susie)

Flynn 15 

b g Dixie Chatter - A. V. Flynn (Valid Wager)

3 8-10 b1
Irad Ortiz JrSteven Miyadi
Verdict

NORTH COUNTY GUY looks the one to side with on recent form as he takes a drop down in class. Imagineiamfastest and It's A New Year complete the shortlist.