Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Nov. 6

Preview: The meet comes to an end today with mandatory payouts and they won’t return to Arcadia until Dec. 26. The circuit goes to Del Mar starting Friday for four weeks and then Los Alamitos for a few weeks. With the time change, post time is noon on the West Coast and 3 p.m. in the East.

Race 2 – SA
#7 Jami Racer (8-1) (turf only)
This filly came running down the hill last time to finish fourth. She now gets the services of jockey Javier Castellano, who is sticking around for a day after the Breeders’ Cup. Trainer Bob Hess Jr. is 23% when putting on blinkers.

Race 5 – SA
#3 Black Tie ‘n Tails (4-1)
Just had all kinds of issues at the start in his last race and now drops into a claimer. Jockey Flavien Prat takes over and this horse can come from off of it or be on the pace.

Race 6 – SA
#5 Zindaya (2-1) (turf only)
This is the reason jockey Javier Castellano sticks around as he rides for trainer Chad Brown here. This mare has been improving all year long and should be forwardly placed.

Race 9 – SA
#8 Trojan Nation (4-1)
This 3-year-old ran in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont as a maiden. He then went to the grass at Del Mar and won. Next he ran in the rodeo named the Del Mar Derby where there was trouble for every horse but the winner. Jockey Drayden Van Dyke sticks and he’s good on the grass.

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