Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Oct. 18 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Stored Attaq (best bet), 2. Mark of the Affair, 3. English Annie. LONG SHOT: Queen Mad.

Trainer Bob Hess Jr. entered STORED ATTAQ (4-1) earlier in the week, but elects to run here going 7 furlongs. Apprentice Drayden Van Dyke takes over the mount.

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SECOND RACE: 1. My Samurai Warrior, 2. Hadfunlastnight, 3. Heir of Storm. LONG SHOT: Apollo Ten.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Boozer, 2. Tamarando, 3. Ain’t No Other (SCRATCHED) new pick: Heat Flash. LONG SHOT: Super Ability.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Watdifrenzdzitmake, 2. Misty Warrior, 3. Seattle Music. LONG SHOT: Dana’s Delight.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Real Deal Appeal (SCRATCHED), 2. Salt Power, 3. Bourne Hot. LONG SHOT: Znelle. New picks: 1. Bourne Hot, 2. Znelle, 3. Salt Power. LONG SHOT: Red Man Run.

REAL DEAL APPEAL is coming out of a maiden claiming victory that produced five next out winners.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Flat Footed Mama, 2. Vow Me Over, 3. Backstreet Lisa. LONG SHOT: Educating.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Cyrus Alexander, 2. Fame and Power, 3. Kantune. LONG SHOT: Ghost of Navigator.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Chilada, 2. Tangelo, 3. Frandontjudge. LONG SHOT: Winninginfashion.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Ferrero, 2. Sindys Luck, 3. Roper. LONG SHOT: Sonic Fever.

FERRERO (6-1), a son of Old Topper, makes his debut going 5 ½ furlongs. Old Toppers do well first time out, especially in Cal bred company. The 2-year-old had a good gate drill over the track last week for trainer Mike Machowsky.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (St. Joe Bay $7.80, first race; Mascato Girl $8.20, sixth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Pulmarack $9.40, fifth; Shysheisnot $6.40, seventh)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Nighttiming $6, fourth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita selections for Thursday, Oct. 9 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Artemisia, 2. Appealing Lady, 3. Take Back Spring. LONG SHOT: Moonie.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Stuffed Animal (SCRATCHED), 3. Jet Trick. LONG SHOT: Chester B. New picks: 1. Jimbaran Bay, 2. Afleet in Time, 3. Jet Trick. LONG SHOT: Momma Tried.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Regally Soul, 2. Barrel Knot, 3. Royal F J. LONG SHOT: Monument.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Ipolita (best bet), 2. Oeighter, 3. Salsita. LONG SHOT: Adellusion.

Trainer Ron Ellis is an amazing 52% from a 25-horse sample with horses coming off a 61-180-day layoff. IPOLITA (8-1), a 3-year-old filly, has been idle since breaking her maiden at Del Mar. She has tactical speed which should be good for jockey Drayden Van Dyke at this 7-furlong distance.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Go Black Tie, 2. Counting Days, 3. Van Fraaseen. LONG SHOT: Newport Red.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Foolhardy, 2. Dress Code, 3. Friendly Banter. LONG SHOT: Accelerant.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gracie Ragazza, 2. Best Efforts, 3. Baruta. LONG SHOT: Malibu Honey.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Odisseia, 2. Aguafria, 3. Hijra. LONG SHOT: Winning Rhythm.

ODISSEIA (10-1), a 3-year-old filly, came over from England and was overmatched in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks. She is at a more realistic level here for trainer Phil D’Amato. The filly was off a bit slow and got squeezed in her first start. Jockey Joe Talamo rides back and should have a better idea how to handle her.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Here’s Bella, 2. She’s Discreet, 3. Gisele At Fonz’s. LONG SHOT: Southern Owah.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 4 (Brazilian Court $3.60, first race; Eltonindress $5, fifth; Luck of the Kitten $7.40, sixth; Her Emmyency $4.20, eighth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 2 (Champion Risk $6, third; Smart Journey $3.20, fourth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Shackleford Banks $6.20, second)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 0

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Oct. 4 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Saint Mamie, 2. Really a Princess, 3. Tribal Express. LONG SHOT: Abets Abet.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Night Badger, 2. Saticoy, 3. Johns Journey. LONG SHOT: Jimmy Bouncer.

NIGHT BADGER (8-1), a 5-year-old gelding, has been on sidelines since July, but has been tearing up the new dirt surface in the mornings for trainer Karen Headley, who is 25% with allowance starters. Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis takes over.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Deputy Copycat, 2. Tasha’s Courage, 3. Bull Case. LONG SHOT: Illybilly Boy.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Uzziel, 2. Tribal Gal, 3. My Happy Face. LONG SHOT: Stopshoppingdebbie.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Nothing to Wear (best bet), 2. All Star Bub, 3. Froggy Fresh. LONG SHOT: Red Sole Diva.

Apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke rides NOTHING TO WEAR (12-1), a first-timer for trainer Tom Proctor, who is 15% with maidens starting for first time. This 2-year-old filly is sired by Malibu Moon, who is also good with first-timers.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Bollywood, 2. One Lucky Dane, 3. Secreto Primero. LONG SHOT: Hauler.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1.Kathleen Rose, 2. Ana Luisa, 3. Floral Romance. LONG SHOT: Heat Du Jour.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Merit Man (SCRATCHED), 2. Goldencents, 3. Secret Circle. LONG SHOT: Rich Tapestry. New picks: 1. Goldencents, 2. Secret Circle, 3. Rich Tapestry. LONG SHOT: Ankeny Hill.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Trend, 2. Starspangled Heat (SCRATCHED), 3. Avanzare. LONG SHOT: Pepper Crown. New picks: 1. Trend, 2. Avanzare, 3. Rock Me Baby. LONG SHOT: Pepper Crown.

The first three horses to come back from running in the Sept. 1 Rolling Green at Golden Gate Fields have all won and TREND finished fourth in that event.

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10TH RACE: 1. Compulsive, 2. Patriotic Lion, 3. Memphis. LONG SHOT: Pressure Time.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Lamazone $3.80, first race; Everton $28.20, eighth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 0

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Biorhythm $12.40, third)

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (Songforjohnmichael $7.80, fifth)

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Santa Anita selections for Friday, Oct. 3

FIRST RACE: 1. Lamazone, 2. Ann’s Gold, 3. Diamond Flush. LONG SHOT: Afleet Echo.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Silent Secret, 2. Sky Heart, 3. Life On Riviera. LONG SHOT: Congrats Seattle.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Llandudno, 2. Pontchatrain, 3. Biorhythm. LONG SHOT: Fanticola.

This is a tough race as trainer Tom Proctor has the two favorites (Pontchatrain and Biorhythm) in here, but we are going for the upset with this filly, LLANDUDNO (10-1). The 4-year-old loves the downhill with two wins, a second and third in six lifetime tries for trainer John Sadler. Back her up in the exactas with the rest of the field.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Comanche Ruler, 2. Global Magician, 3. Cardiac. LONG SHOT: Not Enough Eddie.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Cinmars Dance, 2. Romar Success, 3. Jackson Sundown. LONG SHOT: Songforjohnmichael.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Lady Bugatti, 2. Go Get Em Babe, 3. Laria. LONG SHOT: Faringdon Circle.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Unusual Style, 2. Fashioned Lady, 3. George’s Peach. LONG SHOT: Scene Queen.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Everton (best bet), 2. Secretsatmidnight, 3. Yard Line. LONG SHOT: Bird E House.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Sixy Eddie, 2. Mom’s Winner, 3. Lethal Story. LONG SHOT: Q’Viva.

Apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke rode five horses in this race in their last starts and he chooses this 3-year-old filly, SIXY EDDIE (20-1). She broke her maiden at Los Alamitos, but might have gained a ton of confidence for trainer Michael Curtis. If CRAVIN’ THE HEAT draws into the race consider that filly because she gets a huge jock switch to Corey Nakatani. The only draw back is the outside post.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 0

Thursday’s second choice winners: 3 (Zip Cat $4.80, second race; Thirtyfirststreet $4.60, third; Steel Lady $3.80, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Patriots Rule $8.60, seventh)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 2 (Ashley’s Sassy $19.20, fourth; Athens $9.80, sixth)

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Santa Anita selections for Thursday, Oct. 2 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Empire Cat, 2. Bandido Too, 3. Slapshot Man. LONG SHOT: Whoyougonnacall.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Valentine Boy, 2. Zip Cat, 3. World Famous Sam T. LONG SHOT: Nextdoorneighbor.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Bardy, 2. Thirtyfirststreet, 3. Malibu Way. LONG SHOT: Woodmans Luck.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Easter Fever, 2. Princess Bertrando, 3. Stormy Adieu. LONG SHOT: Party Rock (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Ashley’s Sassy.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Toppers Sunshine, 2. Boller Bomb, 3. Highly Rated. LONG SHOT: Marina Del Heat.

Completely throw out TOPPERS SUNSHINE’S (10-1) last race at Del Mar. This filly has a win and two thirds over the course and has five wins lifetime at this distance. Trainer Robertino Diodoro and jockey Fernando Perez are a 26% combination at Santa Anita.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Barbs Angel, 2. Constantine, 3. Arctic Code. LONG SHOT: Athens.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Wanstead Gardens, 2. Sammy Mandeville, 3. Patriots Rule. LONG SHOT: Grachus the Hunter.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Our Love Affair (best bet), 2. Steel lady, 3. Fast Magoo. LONG SHOT: Onedewoman.

OUR LOVE AFFAIR (4-1) finished a good second at Los Alamitos in July and was given Del Mar off by trainer Bruce Headley, who hates Polytrack. This 4-year-old filly pressed the pace under apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke, who keeps the mount.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 4 (Midnight Candy $3.20, second race; Daddy’s Duo $3.40, sixth; Bright Thought $16.40, seventh; Royal Temptress $12.60, ninth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Awesome Indy $27.80, fifth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 0

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Chief Lion $26, third)

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Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Sept. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Original Rex, 2. Wooram, 3. Captain Carchy. LONG SHOT: Better Luck.

There doesn’t appear to be any world beaters in this maiden claiming race so why not go with ORIGINAL REX (4-1), a first-time starter? Square Eddie is good first time out as a sire, especially in Cal-bred company. Trainer Doug O’Neill is OK with firsters and puts red-hot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke aboard.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Blackford, 2. Mosso, 3. Sir Barclay. LONG SHOT: Van Fraassen.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Heat Flash, 2. Conquest Two Step, 3. Quality Plan. LONG SHOT: Unusual Taste.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Kantune, 2. Madiba, 3. Fame and Power. LONG SHOT: Punctuate.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Beholder, 2. Iotapa, 3. Tiz Midnight. LONG SHOT: Yahilwa.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Lord Nelson, 2. American Pharoah, 3. Conquest Panthera. LONG SHOT: Skyway.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rusty Slipper, 2. Irish Mission, 3. Moulin de Mougin. LONG SHOT: Stormy Lucy.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Shared Belief, 2. Majestic Harbor, 3. Fed Biz. LONG SHOT: Mystery Train.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Stars Above Me (best bet), 2. On the Backstreets, 3. Alexis Tangier. LONG SHOT: Meinertzhageni.

Trainer Graham Motion doesn’t ship West much, especially for a minor stakes so he must like this 3-year-old filly, STARS ABOVE ME (5-2), a lot. She had all kinds of trouble in her last race at Saratoga and figures to get a better ride with jockey Elvis Trujillo aboard.

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10th RACE: 1. Dad’s Princess, 2. Maybellene, 3. Conquest Eclipse. LONG SHOT: Sunday Sonnet.

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Race 11: 1. Dream It Do It, 2. Nakamoto, 3. Papscoolpapacool. LONG SHOT: Borealis Breeze.

Love offspring of Colonel John when they get a chance to try two turns and that’s what we have here in this Peter Miller trainee DREAM IT DO IT (6-1). Showed speed in his last race and jockey Elvis Trujillo (26% with Miller) knows how to ride on the grass.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Expo and Fig $3.20, fifth race; Betty Bing Bing $5, sixth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Gal Has to Like It $7.80, second; Indianapolis $4.60, eighth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Tatum’s Gold $8.20, third)

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (More Complexity $10.40, fourth)

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Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos RC opinions for Thursday, Sept. 18

Sorry didn’t post on Sunday. Totally forgot and I had the Tom Proctor first-timer as a selection. You can always get my selections at HorsePlayerNow.com, but you have to buy it. I promise it’s a good publication and there are picks from all over the country.

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Race 4: #8 Sixy Eddie (4-1)

Blinkers come off this daughter of Square Eddie. She has never run at this low of a level and has shown speed in Cal-bred maiden special weight races. The hot-riding Drayden Van Dyke takes the mount.

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Race 8: #9 Zim N the Mailman (4-1)

This son of Unusual Heat tries dirt for the first time and drops his lowest level on the maiden claimer ladder. Trainer Tim Yakteen is 27% with maiden claimers and apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke gets back aboard after a one race absence.

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