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October 20, 2014

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Ralph Siraco’s Santa Anita selections

2nd Race -- PAMMY N' CAMI -- Speedster draws good outside post in sprint claimer, Smith rides Spawr trainee, pop-and-going-going-gone. AVIAN -- Training at Hollypark, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post at dash distance, Baze aboard O'Neill trainee to help effort. Value Play -- ZEE BEST

3rd Race -- AVENUEOFKNOWLEDGE -- Draws good middle box for sprint distance, Valdivia on Orman trainee, without blinkers for this diploma try. NORTHERN ANZIYAN -- Draws alongside top pick for maiden/claiming dash, Espinoza on Garcia trainee, Anziyan can? Value Play -- SHRIMP COCKTAIL

4th Race -- QUEST FOR RAIN -- Valenzuela aboard Cardenas trainee, in good spot for long grass route, should sit the trip in this. PRIZE GIVING -- Old trooper knows the way around layout, Farina astride British-bred veteran for trainer Van Berg, always eligible to throw good one in. Value Play -- GOLDEN BONUS

5th Race -- TIMELY ACTION -- Krone atop Mandella trainee for owner Sarkowsky, draws good post for sprint allowance/claimer, Timely wager for winning Action? SEMORAN'S DECISION -- Valenzuela aboard one of two Mullins-trained entries draws good post for dash, rider Decision leads to Semoran's victory? Value Play -- C.J.'S HONOUR

6th Race -- YINGYINGYING -- Stevens scales Biancone-trained horse, draws good post for turf mile, win-Ying trip here? SHAKE OFF -- Flores rides Baffert-trained entry for owner Hughes, needs crafty trip from post draw for grass graduation. Value Play -- TRIPLE FANTASY

7th Race -- SNORTER -- Draws good inner box for full field at route trip, Valenzuela aboard Frankel trainee, solid connections always dangerous. VALIANT EDGE -- Flores astride Harty trainee for owner Darley Stud Management, fits allowance conditions well, must overcome outside post though. Value Play -- EL VEDADO

8th Race -- COOPERATION -- Valenzuela on Baffert horse for owner McIngvale, better suited in this feature, backers hope for wagering Cooperation here. VOLADERO -- Draws outside box in sprint stakes, Smith scales Lukas trainee for owners Bob & Beverly Lewis, solid connections. Value Play -- THE HERC

9th Race -- BOLD AMERICAN -- Draws inner post for down-the-hill finale, Valdivia on Frankel trainee for owner Juddmonte Farms, Bold diploma awaits American. JUNIPER SPRINGS -- Valenzuela on Mullins trainee for owner Englander, draws good middle box for downhill maiden outing, Juniper Springs graduation here? Value Play -- HOLY HAZEL

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