03/26/2011 12:37PM

Santa Anita: Saturday scratches


There will be turf racing on the oval on Saturday afternoon, but not on the hillside.

As a result, there are three late scratches in Saturday's fourth race, an allowance which will be run over 6 1-2 furlongs. Royce, Tamarack Smarty and Distant Sky will not start. The race will have a field of nine.

In the seventh race, the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, the race has been reduced to five starters, with the scratch of Rendezvous.

In the eighth race, Lady Alex, one of several contenders in a one-mile turf race for $40,000 claimers, has been withdrawn.