Went The Day Well (4-1) also has 9F experience and appears to be a natural router with turf experience in Britain before shipping over for Team Valor. Karma fans will appreciate the fact that this colt gets a switch to Animal Kingdom's partner, Johnny Velazquez
But it's Handsome Mike (4-1) who owns consistently fastest figures on Equiform scale and he's been toughened in four graded stakes. He'ss compromised by a wide draw--the extreme outside in a field of 12--but not the presence of Joel Rosario, Santa Anita's leading rider shipping in to ride the Doug O'Neill trainee.
Taking Handsome Mike to win at 3-1 or greater and key boxing him first and second in multiples, adding Mr. Prankster (12-1) off a bounce-rebound pattern switching to Rosie, and Ill Conceived (8-1), who stayed very gamely after pace battle in the Battaglia Memorial prep, to the super-exotic mix.
Running Totals: (1049) 325-204-154 Total Dollar Return: $2,239.60 [win selections only]