Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: Big Opening Day At Santa Anita

With the upcoming holiday, Thoroughbred racing is understandably light this weekend. On Tuesday, however, a stellar stakes card at Santa Anita Park will kick off the winter meet with a bang in Southern California.

Saturday’s highlight is the return of X Y Jet in the G3 Mr. Prospector at Gulfstream. Second in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in 2016, the gelding will be making his first start in over a year, which could leave him as a vulnerable favorite if he comes up short. Major contenders are Sonic Mule and Quijote.

On Tuesday, the Santa Anita action kicks off with Hoppertunity and Collected in the G2 San Antonio Stakes. Acclerate, Top of The Game and Prime Attraction have also been entered in the 1 1/16-mile contest.

The G2 Mathis Brothers Mile features eight 3-year-olds, led by Big Score and Bowie’s Hero. An exciting match-up looms in the G1 La Brea between Unique Bella and Paradise Woods, and the G1 Malibu features East Coast shipper Favorable Outcome and Javier Castellano.

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