01/16/2011 2:40PM

Santa Anita: Further changes

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Jockey Garrett Gomez will ride Straightomidnight in Sunday's first race, replacing Omar Berrio.

Berrio suffered a minor stroke on Dec. 30 and was told by doctors that he needed to undergo further consultation before resuming riding, Santa Anita steward Tom Ward said on Sunday.

Straightomidnight is expected to be a strong favorite in the first race.

In the eighth race, the Grade 2 El Encino Stakes, It Tiz, a 20-1 chance, has been withdrawn from the race over 1 1-16 miles.