Horse Racing Tips: 8 for the late show at Santa Anita tonight

We're winging our way - metaphorically, of course - to southern California for tonight's US racing, and the Racing Post are marking our card


21:00 – Eastern Ocean

EASTERN OCEAN has some smart form in the book and deserves to land one of these soon before moving onto better things. Frasard is more exposed and should help set a solid form standard, while Bob Baffert’s newcomer Tapitution warrants a second glance too.

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21:29 – Truth Prevails

TRUTH PREVAILS caught the eye when third here last month and the drop back from 1m could prove crucial for her. Real Good Deal and Violent Speed can fight it out for the minor medals.

21:59 – Much More Halo

Bob Baffert runs two and one can only assume that MUCH MORE HALO is the stable pick based on the jockey booking of Mike Smith. The selection brings some solid form to the table and might have too much tactical speed for the likes of Tiberius Mercurius and Still In The Game.


22:29 – What’s Up Surfer

WHAT’S UP SURFER is bred to know his job early on and could take some beating in a contest predominantly full of newcomers. Lemon Zinger and Touchdown Brown are also worth betting checks.

22:59 – Fengari

FENGARI has shaped with more promise in two starts since being gelded and won’t get too many better chances than this to score now dropped in class. Most Sandisfactory can take silver, just ahead of Leprino.


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23:30 – Brace For Impact

BRACE FOR IMPACT has by far the best form on offer and could make it sixth-time lucky for trainer Bruce Headley. The once-raced Bluegrass Patriot is the unknown quantity in the field, while Too Late might be worth adding to any potential combination bets.

00:30 – Malakai Moxie

MALAKAI MOXIE sets a tough form standard for the rest to follow and deserves to get off the mark for trainer Philip D’Amato. Hot Socks will be waiting to take advantage of any vulnerabilities the selection may have, while Grazed My Biscuits is related to some nice types and might prove the best of these going forward.

01:00 – On Mars

Mike Smith hangs around for the last race after some rides earlier on the card and could make it worthwhile with ON MARS. The selection was second here last month behind a smart type, finishing ahead of Too Hot For Curlin (third), and is taken to confirm the strength of that form. Bella D can chase the aforementioned pair home.

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