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

Uber Star 34 

b g Fastnet Rock - Reach The Stars (Galileo)

D
5 8-11
Geovanni FrancoWilliam Morey
2
65443-5
i
2

Allaboutmike 30 

b g Zensational - Chagall (Successful Appeal)

4 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrPeter Miller
3
1/2-5442
i
3

Spitfire 34 

b g Artie Schiller - Dontgetinmyway (Machiavellian)

D
6 8-11
Brice BlancBrian Koriner
4
865-251
i
4

Swinging Star 22 

dk g Malibu Moon - Starrer (Dynaformer)

D
4 8-11
Rafael BejaranoTim Yakteen
5
9/72-476
i
5

Defiantly 34 

dk g Exchange Rate - Perfectforthepart (Dynaformer)

D BF
5 8-11
Kent DesormeauxRichard Baltas
6
28269/9-
i
6

Ralis 483 

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

5 8-11
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
7
325-218
i
7

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

Wheresthemoneyjack 268 

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

4 8-13
Ruben FuentesAlfredo Marquez
2
43316
i
2

Sharon's Fury 34 

ch c Sky Mesa - Gold Ring (Touch Gold)

D
3 8-8
Edwin MaldonadoJeff Bonde
3
7/32621
i
3

Lucky Staxx 35 

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

D
5 8-13
Tiago PereiraPaul Aguirre
4
942126
i
4

Magical More 35 

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

D
4 8-13
Alonso QuinonezCraig Lewis
5
68345-1
i
5

Captain Walker 21 

b g Five Star Day - Skyhyla (Skywalker)

5 8-13
Kellie McDaidRichard Rosales
6
612-3
i
6

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

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

Munny Spunt 245 

dk f Munnings - Spin The Blues (Hard Spun)

D
4 8-11
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
3
83-4414
i
3

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

Princess Princess 62 

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

5 8-11
Tyler ConnerRichard Baltas
5
14149-1
i
5

Queen Laila 35 

b f The Factor - Charismatic Lady (End Sweep)

D
4 8-11
Martin PedrozaDavid Jacobson
6
4-93132
i
6

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

Party Dancer 30 

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

3 8-8
J R LeparouxSimon Callaghan
2
47-4253
i
2

Curlin's Journey 30 

b f Curlin - Kiss My Swiss (Swiss Yodeler)

3 8-8
Rafael BejaranoDallas Keen
3
57-5
i
3

She's Funny 34 

ch f Tapit - Hystericalady (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8
Geovanni FrancoRichard Mandella
4
22-0523
i
4

Jazaalah 22 

ch f Hard Spun - Teeba (Seeking The Gold)

4 8-13
Kent DesormeauxJames Cassidy
5
222
i
5

Rockin Ready 30 

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

BF
3 8-8
Joseph TalamoPhilip D Amato
6
i
6

Still A Funny Girl 

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

3 8-8
Brice BlancPatrick Gallagher
7
4
i
7

Resolu 22 

b f Smart Strike - Sister Moon (Dixie Union)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaJohn Shirreffs
8
8
i
8

Fashion Brand 22 

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

3 8-8
Stewart ElliottPatrick Gallagher
9
2-
i
9

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

Accelerate 42 

ch h Lookin At Lucky - Issues (Awesome Again)

D BF
5 8-13
Victor EspinozaJohn Sadler
3
996-612
i
3

Prince Of Arabia 28 

dk h Mineshaft - Princess Haya (Street Cry)

5 8-9
Stewart ElliottJames Cassidy
4
1221-11
i
4

City Of Light 42 

b c Quality Road - Paris Notion (Dehere)

4 8-9
Drayden Dyke VanMichael McCarthy
5
614-111
i
5

Dr. Dorr 28 

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

5 8-9
Joseph TalamoBob Baffert
6
1304-44
i
6

Pavel 56 

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

4 8-9
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
7
3-04
i
7

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

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

Frank Conversation 56 

b h Quality Road - Rushen Heat (Unusual Heat)

5 8-9
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
4
617-671
i
4

What A View 35 

dk g Vronsky - Oceans N Mountains (Manila)

7 8-9
Stewart ElliottKenneth Black
5
2164-13
i
5

Kenjisstorm 35 

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

6 8-9
Flavien PratPhilip D Amato
6
17-1113
i
6

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

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

Old Indian Trick 27 

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

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaMichael Machowsky
2
36
i
2

Fashionably Fast 70 

ch c Lucky Pulpit - Fall Fashion (Forestry)

3 8-8 b1
Tiago PereiraDean Pederson
3
06-4242
i
3

Cayate 27 

gr/ g Sundarban - Hurricane whiz (Wild Rush)

4 8-13
Mario GutierrezKristin Mulhall
4
i
4

Pig Iron 

dk c The pamplemousse - Excess lady (In Excess)

3 8-8
Tyler ConnerJorge Gutierrez
5
722
i
5

Git On Your Pulpit 23 

ch g Lucky Pulpit - Gittel (Bernstein)

BF
3 8-8 b1
Geovanni FrancoKathy Walsh
6
i
6

Northrndancrsghost 

dk c Ghosttrapper - Presta Strada (Mud Route)

3 8-8
Edgar OrozcoSantos Perez
7
6-22
i
7

Baby Gronk 27 

b g Roi Charmant - Bee Eff Eff (Decarchy)

BF
3 8-8
Martin PedrozaWilliam Spawr
8
3
i
8

Jonas 27 

ch g Coil - Nordidid (Mane Minister)

4 8-13
Victor EspinozaPeter Miller
9
665363
i
9

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

Madam Dancealot (IRE)  21 

ch f Sir Prancealot - Sisal (Danehill)

D
4 8-11
Corey NakataniRichard Baltas
2
541-828
i
2

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

Mopotism 70 

b f Uncle Mo - Peppy Rafaela (Bernardini)

BF
4 8-9
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
4
78711-6
i
4

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

Beau Recall (IRE)  49 

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

4 8-9
Flavien PratSimon Callaghan
7
11722-2
i
7

Hawksmoor (IRE)  35 

b m Azamour - Bridal Dance (Danehill Dancer)

D BF
5 8-9
J R LeparouxArnaud Delacour
8
03-1735
i
8

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

North County Guy 7 

gr/ g The pamplemousse - Warmth (Unusual Heat)

3 8-10
J R LeparouxDavid Jacobson
2
5-
i
2

Katzumoto 281 

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

3 8-10
Martin GarciaDavid Hofmans
3
i
3

Livin On Prayer 

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

3 8-10
Kyle FreyJeff Mullins
4
3204
i
4

Imagineiamfastest 30 

dk g Violence - Imagine (Giant's Causeway)

3 8-10
Martin PedrozaHector Palma
5
375-6
i
5

Derby Factor 132 

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

3 8-10
Tiago PereiraRuben Gomez
6
2-57426
i
6

Catability 28 

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

3 8-10
Geovanni FrancoPhilip Oviedo
7
34-2483
i
7

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

Pioneerofthestorm 27 

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

3 8-10
Asa EspinozaJerry Hollendorfer
9
i
9

For A Good Cause 

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

3 8-10
Edgar PayerasMike Harrington
10
347
i
10

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.