Maiden claiming $25,000, 6 furlongs, 4 yo’s and up f & m
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#3 Chic Chick 3/1
#7 Hannah’s Moment 5/1
Darrell Vienna brings #3 Chic Chick back from a nine-month layoff and takes over the training from Lisa Lewis. Chic Chick showed enough ability when racing against maiden special weights last year to win a race in this class.
The speed of the race looks like #7 Hannah’s Moment who will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano. This mare had the lead at the half mile pole against $40,000 maiden claimers in two if her last four races.
But when she last ran on March 21 against this class, she never made the lead while running her poorest lifetime Beyer Speed Figure in six tries. However, she still finished second that day as the post time favorite.
I will bet $500 to win on #3 Chic Chick at 2/1 to 7/2, but just $200 at 4/1 or higher. Also, I will take $200 to win on #7 Hannah’s Moment at 3/1 or higher.
Note: This race closes the Santa Anita winter meet. Hollywood Park opens Wednesday.