01/13/2011 3:07PM

One scratch, no problem

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Figeac is sick. He scratched from race 6. Too bad, he had a license to upset.

A couple others Thursday are worth wagering consideration. It might be a good idea to wager on Thursday, because pickings are slim on Friday. In fact, the Friday card is one of the weakest Santa Anita cards in memory.

In race 5, Cadazzle switches to grass. She has a turf pedigree; trainer Tom Proctor has won a handful of turf races this season in California. Cadazzle is 4-1 in the program.

In race 8, Coffee Gossip makes his second career start in a $20,000 maiden-claiming sprint. He ran a lot better than the line looks first out. Coffee Gossip is 7-2 on the line, and the “most probable” winner on the card.