Photo: Zoe Metz Photography
Handicapper: Jarrod Horak
Track: Santa Anita Park
Race: 9 – Post Time: 7:50pm ET
Recent Best Bet Winners:
6/21 SA 1
Classy Atlantic/Mongolian Window Exacta ($8.30)
6/23 AP 8 Hotshot Anna/Princess La Quinta Exacta ($24.80)
Sunday’s 9th race from Santa Anita Park (6-24-18) is the Grade 3, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course.
Primary – #1 BEAU RECALL, #9 Ancient Secret
Secondary – #5 Sophie P, #6 Cordiality, #7 Storm the Hill, #8 Bella Luma
Comments: #1 Beau Recall (7-2) is a late running flat mile turf specialist (4 2-2-0 at 8T). She won the G2 Royal Heroine at this course/distance April 7. #9 Ancient Secret (7-2) exits back-to-back good tries down the hill. Prat strings along and she has won at this distance before. #5 Sophie P (3-1) exits a surprise score in the G1 Gamely at 9f. She likes this distance and is a threat again, but won’t be 14-1 this time. #6 Cordiality (6-1) captured the Fran’s Valentine May 19, and today’s rider Baze has booted her home before. #7 Storm the Hill (8-1) was one I was playing during the GP winter meet. She does some of her best work here (5 3-0-2) and Bejarano hops aboard for D’Amato. #8 Bella Luma (15-1) won her last three starts at GG, and her numbers jumped up in the grassy Golden Poppy May 12.
#1 to win
Exacta Box 1-9