Moreno’s Mine adds blinkers in his first start since being claimed by West and in his second start off a layoff the son of Mineshaft figures to move forward in the Friday opener. He switches to Baze and clearly looks best of the known element. Instinctively Bold is an intriguing first timer worth using in your rolling exotics. He’s shown some talent in the morning, lands a comfortable outside post, and looks live for a clever outfit.
The Thursday opener offers little value; any one of three can win. Rolanda takes a substantial class drop while switching to Bejarano should improve a bunch in this league. She’s the likely favorite but we’ll also include in our rolling exotics Norma Reese (second in her last pair but with weak figures) and Tiz Anna (closing style suits this extended sprint distance).
Robie the Cat drops into a claimer for the first time in his second start off a layoff and looks properly spotted in the Sunday opener to regain his winning form. This will be his first start over conventional dirt and he trains well enough over it. Valentine Boy, in the money in his last pair, is a fit on numbers and should at least get a share. ‘Cat gets top preference but both should be used in rolling exotic play.
Santa Anita Derby day offers a terrific 11-race program, with early first post time of 12 Noon.
The Friday program begins with a stickout; Thisonesforricky has rapidly improving numbers, a good inside post, and is switching to Bejarano. She continues to look good in the morning for Jones and seems ready to win as a strong straight play and rolling exotic single.
Santa Anita Derby week begins with a nice Pick-6 carryover and a better-than-par maiden route affair. Chief Havoc got burned up in a speed duel in his U.S. debut and faded in a fast, highly-rated race. He seems sure to benefit from that effort and with a patient ride from Gomez, figures to improve a ton today. Roman Tizzy flashed some ability in his debut sprinting last month and is another likely to step forward today. Talamo rides him back and probably will have him on or near the lead. We’ll use both in our rolling exotics and then press a bit with Chief Havoc on top.
In the Easter Sunday opener, Farayya shortens to a sprint, returns to turf and has little to beat in this straight maiden downhill dash for fillies and mares. There’s not much value to found in the straight pool, so you can pass the race or use her as a rolling exotic single.

Ubelongtomemissy is 2/5 on the morning line in the second race so this is another unplayable affair unless you think you can beat here. We don’t. You can use her as a rolling exotic single or pass the race.
A nice $49,844 Pick-6 carryover adds spice to an excellent Saturday program.
In the Friday opener, Jessie’s Giacomo returns from the Bay Area where she won a modest starter’s allowance event with a so-so figure. She’s realistically spotted and could be dangerous from off the pace. Island Frolic looks like the controlling speed and drops for the money run. Her kind of zip might play better over conventional dirt rather than the all weather at Golden Gate Fields. Both should be used in rolling exotic play; we’ll put Island Frolic on top.
Comebacking Fly High should be a short priced favorite to win the Thursday opener, a maiden special weight sprint for older runners. The Baffert-trained colt earned a sharp number when second in his only outing last summer and has trained like he’s fit and ready for a barn that excels with comebackers. He’s a logical no-value rolling exotic single.