Santa Anita Race 3. Post time: 1:32 PT
5-Fat Stacks (3-1)
Performed admirably in his debut when finishing second at Del Mar sprinting on grass in November and seems likely to step forward in this six-furlong maiden special weight turf dash for older straight maidens. The son of Drosselomeyer stayed on nicely and then galloped out far in front in that race, so we suspect today’s extra furlong will do him nothing but good. A steady, easy series of recent workouts should have him primed and ready for a barn that always does well with second timer starters.
Santa Anita Race 4. Post time: 2:05 PT
This Bob Baffert-trained colt looks very much like an excellent prospect and appears to have found an ideal spot to score at first asking in this six-furlong main track sprint for maiden 3-year-olds. The son of Pioneerof the Nile, purchased as a Saratoga yearling for $625,000, displayed good speed and plenty of quality in a pair of recent gate works that should have him fit and ready. He’s a logical rolling exotic single.
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