Santa Anita News
- SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES RENOVATIONS TO GRANDSTAND & STABLE AREA, FACILITY TO CLOSE FOR TRAINING DURING DEL MAR RACE MEET THIS SUMMER
- SANTA ANITA CONGRATULATES RAMON DOMINGUEZ ON GREAT CAREER, MULTIPLE ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING JOCKEY ALSO WON 2012 WOOLF AWARD
- HRTV RECEIVES FIVE 2013 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Jeff Siegel's Prime Picks for Wednesday, March 11
#2 Wineshine has much in his favor in today’s 1st race, but at 9/5 on the morning line and likely to go lower, he doesn’t represent much value. However, the 2nd race looks like a wide open affair and if you’re playing the early Daily Double, you might consider using Wineshine in the opener with #3 Frangipanni, #5 Julia M, and #7 Udriga, all of whom should be decent prices. Frangipanni drops to the bottom and represents a late threat off her best race. Julia M, first off the claim for Carava and dropping a notch, has plenty of early zip and should insure a legitimate pace. If she improves at all for her new connections, she could be dangerous. Udriga has seen better days but she likes this track and will race at her lowest level ever. The 3rd race is a wide open grass grab bag for older maidens. Pass. In the 4th race, #5 Delaware Doe takes a nosedive in claiming value for a stable that does well with class droppers and switches to Baze. Anything close to his best race in this league lands him in the winner’s circle. The 5th race marks the U.S. debut of #5 Rosy Mantle, who has trained like she’s fit and ready for Cecil. Her form in England last year was good and so was her Racing Post speed figures, so with Bejarano (who has been out to work her) taking the mount, the daughter of Daylami should be rolling exotic single at 3-1 on the morning. The 6th race is a very contentious allowance sprint for stakes quality 3-year-olds. We’ll use three, including #1 Supreme Summit; #3 Dream of Kaylee, and #8 Bet On Victor. Supreme Summit earned a huge speed figure winning his debut and could easily be this good right back, although the rail post does him no favors. Dream of Kaylee failed as the choice in a similar spot in late December but his recent works indicate he’s cranked up for a big effort off the bench and he’s already shown he can win fresh. Bet on Victor won at first asking in Chicago and has trained like a wild horse for new trainer Cerin. He’s a “must use: at 5-1 on the morning line. #4 Mr Gruff is strictly the one to beat in the featured 7th race, a downhill turf dash for entry level allowance runners. The Mr. Greeley gelding has two excellent efforts over the course this meeting and will be hard to handle if he repeats either one today. The 8th race looks like a two horse affair between #11 Mo Cheese and #12 Runway Starlet. Mo Cheese goes for the Becerra barn and this stable does very well first off the claim. She fits on numbers and switches to Solis. Runway Starlet drops to her lowest level ever, gets Gomez, and should be a strong late threat at this extended sprint distance.