Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, June 4

Race 2: #4 Rolo Tamaci (3-1)

Trainer Richard Baltas has been on fire recently and he is 30% going from a sprint to a route like with this gelding. Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who is 31% with Baltas, keeps the mount.

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Race 5: #1 Wildcat Kelli (5-2)

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is 29% with first-time starters and this daughter of Wildcat Heir (a 16% first out sire) looks like she might be ready to go.

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Race 8: #9 Ipray (5-2)

Trainer Phil D’Amato has had a big meet and stretches this daughter of Hold Me Back around two turns, a move D’Amato is 25% with. D’Amato also adds blinkers, a move he is 29% with.­

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita early opinions for Saturday, Jan. 31

Might not get to do a full handicap this weekend as a family member is back in the hospital. Thanks for reading.

Race 3: #7 Commute (8-1)

Interesting that this 3-year-old colt was tearing up the track in the mornings at Oaklawn Park and all of a sudden trainer Mark Casse decides to ship him West and the son of Hold Me Back turns in another good work. Looking for regular barn rider Corey Nakatani to put this one on the lead from the outside.

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Race 8: #7 Callback (4-1)

This 3-year-old filly has shown improvement every time out and now she gets to do what she was bred for —- going around two turns (sired by Street Sense). She has a good work since her last start and trainer Bob Baffert is due to get hot any day.

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