The $300,000 Malibu (Grade 1) will be run at about 7:12 p.m. Eastern.
The race at Santa Anita is seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds.
Two of the nine runners are stabled in South Florida.
Sharp Azteca is owned by Gelfenstein Farm and trained by Jorge Navarro. Regular jockey Edgard Zayas has the mount.
Awesome Banner is owned by Jacks or Better Farm and trained by Mark Casse. Juilien Leparoux has the ride.
Mind Your Biscuits, third in ths year's Breeders ' Cup Sprint (Grade1) at Santa Anita, is in the field.
So is the Bob Baffert-trained Mor Spirit who will be running late.
Our pick to win is Mor Spirit, followed by Sharp Azteca and Mind Your Biscuits.