Santa Anita Race 3: Post time: 1:30 PT
6-Carroll Girl (5/2)
Shows two strong recent races over the Santa Anita turf course, most recently when finishing a solid second at this same one-mile distance in a race that earned a sharp speed figure. A repeat of that performance today should be good enough, and with F. Prat staying aboard and a healthy recent series of works at San Luis Rey Downs is another positive factor. At 5/2 on the morning line, the daughter of First Samurai offers good value both in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics.
Santa Anita Race 7: Post time: 3:37 PT
5-Travel Smart (5/2)
Sophomore filly has much in her favor in this starter’s allowance turf miler, as she exits a couple of stakes races (didn’t run badly in either) and is eligible for this race for having broken her maiden for $50,000 over this course and distance last fall. She removes blinkers, adds Lasix, picks up Johnny V., and should benefit from faster-than-par early fractions to compliment her late-running style. At 5/2 on the morning line, she’s a win play and rolling exotic single.