Santa Anita Race 2: Post: 1:00 PT
2-Wipe the Slate (7/5)
Claimed two races back for $50,000 by a trainer who had him previously, this Nyquist gelding plummets to the $20,000 restricted (nw-2) level and simply should outrun this bunch. He gets a break in the weights with the switch to capable bug boy D. Herrera, has won over the Santa Anita main track in the past, and looked decent in a recent workout that should have him on edge. Let’s make him a win play and rolling exotic single.
Santa Anita Race 8: Post: 4:10 PT
Encountered early trouble and then lugged in and couldn’t be properly ridden when fourth, beaten just over three lengths, before galloping out in front in a similar grass dash earlier this month in her racing debut. Her issues could have been enough to cost her the win. A bullet workout (4f, :48.3h, fastest of 15) at San Luis Rey Downs is a positive factor and J. Hernandez rides her back for a barn that traditionally does fairly well with second-timers, so let’s put her on top and hope for better racing luck.
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