Gulfstream Park West, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Monday, Oct. 12 (Plus Gulfstream Park West)

Race 5: #5 Desert Thief (7-2)

This filly has done her best running at Santa Anita with a 9-2-2-3 record so that no doubt was a reason trainer Bill Spawr claimed her. Spawr is 32% first off the claim and the filly has some real good works coming into the race.


Race 7: #6 Zackos My Man (12-1)

Trainer Sam Scolamieri doesn’t start many but when he does his horses are live. This 4-year-old has won over the track before and Scolamieri is 3-for-9 off a 31-60-day layoff. Tiago Pereira is this barn’s main rider and he’s 27% with the trainer.


Gulfstream Park West

Race 4: #4 Hatattack (turf only) (12-1)

This 2-year-old colt was claimed out of his debut by trainer Jena Antonucci, no doubt with turf in mind. The sire Hat Trick is 19% with first-time turfers. Jockey Edgrd Zayas keeps the mount, which is a good sign.


Race 9: #3 Will Be Magical (9-2)

Trainer Bill Kaplan turns this filly back from a route race. He is 18% with a big ROI when going sprint-route-sprint. This daughter of Wilburn doesn’t have a lot of early speed but she had a good work recently and maybe ready to roll.

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Sunday’s results

Santa Anita

Race 2: Aloha ke Akua winner $7.60

Race 3: Devoted One second

Race 7: Why Two off the board

Race 8: Surfside Tiara winner $7.60


Gulfstream Park West

Race 1: Storm Swept winner $10.60

Race 7: Super Surfer second

Race 9: The Silver Sniper $9.80