Racing returns to Santa Anita Park on Friday, 29 May 2020. Get your FREE Santa Anita picks for the eight-card race.
BEST BET: MISS GLORIOUS
Miss Glorious showed plenty of early dash on her racecourse introduction and only faded late on into fourth. With that outing now under her belt, she should see her race out better and sets the standard that newcomers such as Smoothlikebuttah and Stars Of Bluegrass must aspire to.
BEST BET: BUSY PAYNTER
Busy Paynter completed a quick double at the start of the year and then didn’t disgrace herself when upped to an allowance optional claimer. She can resume winning ways back in this company, although Sheza Factor and Uno Trouble Maker won’t make life easy for her.
BEST BET: LETS GET WILD
Lets Get Wild has found only one too strong on each of her last couple of appearances, and today could be her day. Bella Chica would also appear to have a race of this nature within range, while the debutant Fireproof is worth more than a cursory glance.
BEST BET: BOONESBORO BEAUTY
Boonesboro Beauty had over three lengths in hand of Info’s Treasure when second here in February and appears to have found her niche on the evidence of her last two runs in this grade over track and trip. Billy K got the better of K P Whirlwind when second here in January but showed her lack of consistency when well beaten last time.
BEST BET: RAILSPLITTER
In this 14-entrant races, Railsplitter put in a seriously brave effort from the front on his first start since being gelded, only being collared close home and leaving Palace Prince well behind. A similar effort could see him get the better of recent course third Camps Bay, who was a neck ahead of Fengari that day and could confirm the form.
BEST BET: GOLDEN MELODIE
Golden Melodie sets the standard on her best form and had Caught In A Trappe a few lengths back in fourth when runner-up latest, so gets the nod to go one better. The latter did show much more when second on debut, though, and it would be no surprise to see her bounce back. Curvaceous drops in class after showing promise first time out and must be considered.
BEST BET: LIGHTHOUSE
Lofty narrowly missed out on a C&D four-timer and while she should go well, she may have to play second fiddle again, this time to Lighthouse. She went very close in a Grade 3 over this track and trip last time and a repeat performance may suffice today. Kustom For Karl and Bella Vita is far from out of it.
BEST BET: TEJON
Tejon impressed when making a winning debut over 6 1/2f here and has scope for plenty of improvement with this step up in trip expected to suit. He is taken to make it two wins from two, although Zorich, Big Hoof Dynamite, and Mongolian Hero must be feared.