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Santa Anita Race 2 – Post Time: 1:36 PT
5-Big Mama Sue (5/2)
Juvenile filly showed some moxie in her debut in late July at Del Mar, lacking early speed but then finishing strongly but too late before galloping out in front in a highly-rated maiden claiming dash. She was subsequently scratched a few weeks later so this will be her first outing in about 10 weeks, but her recent work tab looks healthy. the P. Aguirre-trained filly is comfortably drawn outside, and she makes a favorable jockey switch to J.J. Hernandez. There’s good value here at 5/2 on the morning line.
Santa Anita Race Race 9 - Post Time: 5:15 p.m.
3-Full Draw (9/5)
Back sprinting on dirt and finding weak band of bottom-rung maiden claimers, the J. Sadler-trained gelding looks well-placed to earn his diploma. The son of Union Rags turned in a sharp recent five furlong workout (1:00 1/5) to have him right on edge, and with just four starts on his resume he certainly has more right to step forward than most of the others in the field. Let’s make him a win play and rolling exotic single.
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