Sunday, Santa Anita Race 7 — 3:36 pm post time

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden Special Weight, 6 furlongs, Cal-Bred fillies

Possible overlays                     Morning line

#5 Irridescent Red                        8/1
#6 Humane                                 12/1
#7 Asanti                                    6/1
#11 Past Curfew                           8/1

Of these 11 fillies, four are first-time starters and six are second timers.

I think I’ll have a better shot with the second timers in here than the debuters. On the rail, #1 Irish Pepper will likely be overbet with Garrett Gomez riding. However, #5 Irridescent Red showed good speed in her last and #7 Asanti ran a decent Beyer, is working out well and has the potential to be a strong bet.

Also, trainer Mike Puype, who saddles #11 Past Curfew,  has been winning with second-time starters coming off layoffs during this meet. According to the DRF stats, Puype has six wins in 20 starts with this type of layoff, and is hitting at 24 percent with his second timers.

I will bet $150 on both #5 Irridescent Red at 3/1 and up and #7 Asanti at 9/2 to 15/1. But if Asanti is 2/1 to 4/1, then I’ll bump my bet to $250. Also, I will take $150 to win on #11 Past Curfew at 3/1 or higher.

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