02/17/2017 3:59PM

Hammersly: Santa Anita pick three for Sunday, Feb. 19


One of the main issues for tackling Santa Anita’s Sunday card is how to gauge the track condition. Heavy recent rain almost surely will impact the footing, though it’s encouraging that track management still carded a couple of turf events for Sunday. So, if they felt good enough to card such races, we’ll rely on their judgment that the footing will be decent. With that in mind, the end-of-the-day pick three (races 8-10), with a turf race as its middle leg, has some appeal.