Santa Anita - Race 7: Post: 4:00 PT
1-Gregorian Chant (4-1)
Welcome back, Hillside Turf Course! This veteran English-bred gelding should be well-suited by the race flow, and after finding five furlongs a bit too sharp when a too-little-too-late third in the Green Flash S.-G3 at Del Mar last time out gets an extra three-sixteenths of a mile to work with in today's Eddie D. S.-G2 and should make the best of it. He’s certain to receive the patient ride he requires from regular pilot J. Hernandez, and if he gets enough help up front the P. D’Amato-trained gelding may be capable of producing a winning late kick.
Santa Anita Race 8: Post: 4:29 PT
Talented 2-year-old tried to make the gap from his rail post in the Del Mar Futurity-G1 and lost all chance, so toss the race out. He had won his first two starts like a legitimate top class prospect, and as a son of Gun Runner seems certain to handle extra distance in today's renewal of the American Pharoah S.-G1. His most recent workout was mouth-watering good and if there’s a quick enough pace to compliment his style the M. Casse-trained colt could easily produce the last run. At 8-1 on the morning line he offers good long shot value.