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Race 5 – Santa Anita. Post: 2:41 PT
1-Eddie’s Sister (5-1)
Forecast: The daughter of Square Eddie turns back from a route, lands the good rail (always the place to be on this course when the rails are up) and shows a couple of nice, easy training track drills to have her on edge. In a race with suspect early speed, the Philip D’Amato-trained 3-year-old could be hard to catch if she leaves cleanly from her inside post, so let’s make her a win play and rolling exotic single at or near her morning line of 5-1.
RACE 8 – Santa Anita. Post: 4:14 PT
Here’s a first-off-the-claim play for Peter Miller (35% with a massive flat-bet profit with this angle) so the raise in class from $16,000 to $32,00 shouldn’t be any issue. The son of Munnings has numbers that fit in this restricted (nw-2) affair, picks up Luis Saez, and sports the high-percentage blinkers off angle. There’s value to be found at his morning line of 3-1 if you can get it.
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