Sunday, Santa Anita Race 1 — 12:30 p.m. post time

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden Special Weight, 7 furlongs, 3-yo fillies

Possible overlays                    Morning line

#1 Air Fair                                      7/2
#2 Black Magic Mama                       2/1
#4 Broken Silence                            5/2

For a maiden, #2 Black Magic Mama has been keeping unbelievable company. Of her five races, she ran in three grade 1’s that included the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Of course, she lost all five times, but two of them were to Stardom Bound who is the probable Eclipse Award winner.

Stardom Bound’s trainer Christopher Paasch saddles #1 Air Fair in this race. Air Fair is making her third start and she has a good running style for 7 furlongs.

Of the three second-time starters running, I like #4 Broken Silence the best, but only because she’s been working out better than #5 Panorama Ridge. I acknowledge that you can’t ask for better connections than the ones associated with Panorama Ridge, as Bobby Frankel trains and Garrett Gomez rides.

I will wager $200 on #2 Black Magic Mama at 2/1 or more. If her post time odds are 9/5 or less, then I’ll take $150 on #1 Air Fair at 3/1 or better.

If for some reason those two horse are bet below 2/1 then my bet is $150 on #4 Broken Silence at 5/2 or more.

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