Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, May 24

Note: It’s a good thing jockey Irad Ortiz is sticking around today because he will be seeing the stewards after his ride in the featured Whittingham on Saturday. I suspect a three- or five-day suspension is coming his way.

FIRST RACE: 1. Jetovator, 2. Preaching Trainer, 3. A Man’s Man. LONG SHOT: Unbridled Ethos.

SECOND RACE: 1. Incredibly Lucky, 2. Mongolian Window, 3. Madame Barbarian. LONG SHOT: Zillinda.

THIRD RACE: 1. Brickyard Ride (best bet), 2. Foreign Protocol, 3. Promise Nothing. LONG SHOT: Arc Nation.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Nurse Goodbody, 2. Zest, 3. Resarcio. LONG SHOT: Wind and Hope.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Camby, 2. Baby Gronk, 3, Sky Jumper. LONG SHOT: Fellow Citizen.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Go Daddy Go, 2. Fivestar Lynch, 3. Red King. LONG SHOT: Of Good Report.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bedrock, 2. Most Sandisfactory, 3. Full Draw. LONG SHOT: Beaumont Beaux.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Southern King, 2. Madman, 3. Border Town. LONG SHOT: Mountain Spirit.

NINTH RACE: 1. Caerulean, 2. Brace for Impact, 3. El Diablo Rojo. LONG SHOT: Tallemark.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 23

Note: Either jockey Flavien Prat is going to have a huge day or the combination of trainer John Sadler and jockey Victor Espinoza will. Should be an interesting afternoon.

FIRST RACE: 1. Silardi, 2. Too Late, 3. Tripoli. LONG SHOT: Big Cheddar.

SECOND RACE: 1. Believe Now, 2. Divine Armour, 3. Muralist. LONG SHOT: Future Vision.

THIRD RACE: 1. Distant Vista, 2. Best Chance, 3. Liar Liar. LONG SHOT: The Stiff.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Scarlet Heat, 2. Tiz a Master, 3. Charmingslew. LONG SHOT: Tiz Wonderfully.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Texas Wedge, 2. Cistron, 3. Stubbins. LONG SHOT: Blameitonthelaw.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Real Good Deal, 2. Sybil’s Kitty, 3. Way too Sweet. LONG SHOT: Drop the Mic.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Samurai Charm, 2. Lovely Lilla, 3. Sugar Pickel. LONG SHOT: Vegan.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Rockemperor, 2. United, 3. Desert Stone. LONG SHOT: Multiplier.

NINTH RACE: 1. Dr. Hoffman (best bet), 2. Salah, 3. Vodka Twist. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Wind.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Churchill Downs, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions for Saturday, May 23 (Races 7-11 all stakes)

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Vault, 2. Dunbar Road, 3. She’s a Julie. LONG SHOT: Chocolate Kisses.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Sharing, 2. Dominga, 3. Moral Reasoning. LONG SHOT: Walk in Marrakesh.

NINTH RACE: 1. Mr. Money, 2. Long Range Toddy, 3. Diamond King. LONG SHOT: Snapper Sinclair.

10TH RACE: 1. Crypto Cash, 2. Pneumatic, 3. Ny Traffic. LONG SHOT: Celtic Striker.

11TH RACE: 1. Smooth Like Straight, 2. South Bend, 3. Vanzzy. LONG SHOT: Fenwick Station.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday, May 22

FIRST RACE: 1. Ingest, 2. Teton Valley, 3. Intense. LONG SHOT: Dennis Celery.

SECOND RACE: 1. Your Royal Coil, 2. Hot on the Trail, 3. Miss Bennet. LONG SHOT: Dosita’s Lemon.

THIRD RACE: 1. Rosey Sky, 2. Cheap Cheap Cheap, 3. Smiling Annie. LONG SHOT: Swing Thoughts.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Diva in Charge, 2. Manresa, 3. Marci the Great. LONG SHOT: Turkish Angel.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Hit the Road, 2. Proud Pedro, 3. King of Speed. LONG SHOT: Gregoria Chant.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Short of Ez (best bet), 2. Fast Cotton, 3. Jen Go Unchained. LONG SHOT: C Dub.

SEVENTH RACE: Music to My Eras, 2. Mayan Warrior, 3. Sierra Melody. LONG SHOT; All I Can Say.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Canyon Crest, 2. Nolo Contesto, 3. Boogalute. LONG SHOT: Starting Bloc.

NINTH RACE: 1. Rockie Causeway (Also eligible), 2. On Mars, 3. Rose’s Crystal, 4. Goodtingscomeinpink. LONG SHOT: Too Hot for Curlin.

Good luck. Stay Safe.

Thursday’s Gulfstream Park results (Races taken off the turf)

Fifth race: 1. Big Spender $3.60

Seventh: 2. Ray’swarrior $5.40

Ninth: Off the board.

Thursday’s Churchill Downs results

Top choice winners: 1 (Dalika $5.80, seventh race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Frost Or Frippery $3, sixth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Thursday, May 21 (Races 5-10)

Note: Big guarantee in the Rainbow 6. There’s also a chance of rain in South Florida. Big shock, huh?

Update: As suspected, off the turf due to overnight rains. That’s why I don’t like doing Eastern tracks.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Big Spender, 2. Alaskan, 3. Deckology. LONG SHOT: I Stand Corrected.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Violent Fight (best bet), 2. Nothin But Net, 3. Senzazione. LONG SHOT: D’Guapo. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Silent Tiger, 2. Valdocco, 3. Ray’swarrior. LONG SHOT: Making a Marc.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tide Storm, 2. I’ll Do It Way, 3. Trieste. LONG SHOT: My Candy Girl. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

NINTH RACE: 1. Mi Tres Pro Ciento, 2. Extraordinary Jerry, 3. Wentz. LONG SHOT: Jaguar Poz.

10TH RACE: 1. Good Timing Man, 2. Storm Risk, 3. Bahamian Park. LONG SHOT: Somethingstappin. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

Good luck. Stay safe.

Churchill Downs, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions for Thursday, May 21 (Races 5-10)

Note: The weather forecast was a little iffy for rain so check the track conditions.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Quest for Fire, 2. His Giant, 3. Jersey Agenda. LONG SHOT: Vineyard.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Mineyerownmalone, 2. Frost or Frippery, 3. Overzealous. LONG SHOT: Hooray for Harvey.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Dalika, 2. More, 3. Harmless. LONG SHOT: V J’s Bet.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Princess Phone (best bet), 2. Addison, 3. La Negrita. LONG SHOT: B Sky High.

NINTH RACE: 1. Front Run the Fed, 2. Casa Creed, 3. Ivar. LONG SHOT: Alkhaatam.

10TH RACE: 1. Soothing, 2. Garden Affair, 3. Flashing Red. LONG SHOT: Joker Lady.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Wednesday’s Tampa Bay Downs results

Top choice winners: 3 (High Five Cotton $5.20, second race; Upper Chartize Ds $13.80, seventh; Silverly Enought $15.40, eighth, cold daily Double $95.20)

Second choice winners: 2 (Sense a Million $4.60, fourth; D’craziness $5.80, sixth; Jaggada $3.40, ninth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Yei Yei $20, fifth)

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Jeff Nahill’s Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, May 20

FIRST RACE: 1. The Kahn, 2. Karma King, 3. Gran Greyfrost. LONG SHOT: Browns Gap.

SECOND RACE: 1. High Five Cotton, 2. One Lucky Step, 3. Mr. Kisses. LONG SHOT: Fran’s Salsa.

THIRD RACE: 1. Cask (best bet), 2. Analyzeyourvision, 3. Hex. LONG SHOT: Sorcier.
I know these are cheap horses but can someone explain to me how the top two turf jockeys on the circuit (Antonio Gallardo and Daniel Centeno) don’t have mounts in this race?

FOURTH RACE: 1. Panthalassa, 2. Sense a Million, 3. Loopy. LONG SHOT: Donachitu.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Relishment, 2. How the Boat, 3. Travel Agent. LONG SHOT: Yei Yei.

SIXTH RACE: 1. My Cowboy, 2. D’craziness, 3. No Cents Left. LONG SHOT: Rough Night.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Upper Chartize Ds, 2. Maidu, 3. Mi Tia Regis. LONG SHOT: Foot Rub Love.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Silvery Enough, 2. Tomato Bill, 3. Zaino Boyz. LONG SHOT: Baby Boomer.

NINTH RACE: 1. Moro Drama, 2. Jangada, 3. Drill Bit. LONG SHOT: Puerto Varas.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Churchill Downs, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s weekend Santa Anita results

Sunday’s Santa Anita results

Top choice winners: 5 (Querelle $10, first race, cold exacta $19.20, cold trifecta $18.65, cold superfecta $20.90; Bud Knight $4.80, fifth, cold exacta $12.80; Collusion Illusion $7.40, sixth, Daily Double $20.80; Bellafina $3.60, eighth; Harper’s Gallop $8, ninth, Daily Double $21.60)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (Love Wins $6.80, second; Lambeau $7.80, 10th)

Long shot winners: 1 (Noor Khan $7.60, fourth)

Saturday’s Santa Anita results

Top choice winners: 3 (Affianced $4.60, third race; Heywoods Beach $6.60, ninth; Sorriso $4.40, 10th, cold exacta $29.20, daily double $16.40)

Second choice winners: 3 (Songofthedesert $13.80, second; Big Sweep $4.20, sixth; Dogtag $7.40, seventh)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Smiling Shirlee $9.60, eighth)

Saturday’s Churchill Downs results (Races 6-11)

Top choice winners: 2 (Sacred Oath $11.40, ninth race, cold exacta $44.40; Four Graces $9.40, 10th, daily double $79.20)

Second choice winners: 1 (Say Moi $5.40, seventh)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, May 17

FIRST RACE: 1. Querelle, 2. Lofty, 3. Shines Her Light. LONG SHOT: Mo Me Mo My.

SECOND RACE: 1. Miz Lola la Dare, 2. Self Isolation, 3. Love Wins. LONG SHOT: Judy With Grace.

THIRD RACE: 1. Mr Paytience, 2. Quick Finish, 3. Afternoon Heat. LONG SHOT: Shuster.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Liberalism, 2. Sweet Regards, 3. Lovely Finish. LONG SHOT: Noor Khan.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Bud Night, 2. Tropical Terror, 3. Fravel. LONG SHOT: Gambini.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Collusion Illusion, 2. Rowayton, 3. St. Joe Bay. LONG SHOT: Pepe Tono.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Madison Parc, 2. Sweet Devil, 3. Classy Ruler. LONG SHOT: Midnight Jamboree.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bellafina, 2. Fighting Mad, 3. Mother Mother. LONG SHOT: Hang a Star.

NINTH RACE: 1. Harper’s Gallop (best bet), 2. Lucky Ms Jones, 3. Smling Rose. LONG SHOT: Zucchera.

10TH RACE: 1. Kiss Today Goodbye, 2. Winning Element, 3. Lambeau. LONG SHOT: Sash.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 16

Note: Boy, Bob Baffert had his runners ready to go on Friday, huh? Ouch.

FIRST RACE: 1. Sensuous, 2. Royal Aspirations, 3. Ultimate Mystery. LONG SHOT: Brickbat.

SECOND RACE: 1. Tinsel Town Queen, 2. Songofthedesert, 3. Time for Ebby. LONG SHOT: Donut Girl.

THIRD RACE: 1. Affianced (best bet), 2. Navetta, 3. Fierce for Sul. LONG SHOT: Scarlet Lips.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Law Abidin Citizen, 2. Justinian, 3. Multiplier. LONG SHOT: Route Six Six.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Kris’ Wild Kat, 2. Speakerofthehouse, 3. Worthy Turk. LONG SHOT: Taco Waco.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Bettor Trip Nick, 2. Big Sweep, 3. Club Aspen. LONG SHOT: Summer Fire.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Desert Oasis, 2. Dogtag, 3. Strike at Dawn. LONG SHOT: Out of Balance.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Been Studying Her, 2. Bella Vita, 3. Warren’s Showtime. LONG SHOT: Smiling Shirlee.

NINTH RACE: 1. Heywoods Beach, 2. Lemonade Stand, 3. Istanbul. LONG SHOT: Fire Polish.

10TH RACE: 1. Sorriso, 2. Handsome Cat, 3. War Maker. LONG SHOT: With Due Cause.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Friday’s Santa Anita results

Top choice winners: 1 (She’s So Special $8.40, first race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Civil Suit $6.80, seventh)

Third choice winners: x2(Ellie Arroway $10.40, fifth; Duploni $10.80, eighth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Ka’nah $14.40, ninth)