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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 8

FIRST RACE: 1. Frazzled, 2. Delta Gamma Cats, 3. St Helena. LONG SHOT: Simmer Down.

SECOND RACE: 1. Mamma Rama, 2. Season to Remember, 3. Caught in a Trappe. LONG SHOT: Lady Beyonce.

THIRD RACE: 1. The Black Album, 2. Real News, 3. Cono. LONG SHOT: Prodigal Son.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Curvette (best bet), 2. Miss Fia, 3. Bye Bye Miss Pie. LONG SHOT: Paid Informant.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Pythagorean, 2. Disappearing Act, 3. Bestrella. LONG SHOT: Hollywood Girl.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Summer Rose, 2. Queen of Arendell, 3. Sweet Sonny. LONG SHOT: Brio is Awesome.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Go Big Blue Nation, 2. Tapwater, 3. Rideforthecause. LONG SHOT: Carpe Vinum.

EIGHTH RACE: Kennebec, 2. It’s Fitting, 3. Deuce. LONG SHOT: Brazilian Summer.

NINTH RACE: 1. On Easy Street, 2. June Gloom, 3. Lemonade Stand. LONG SHOT: Twirling Derby.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday. May 7

FIRST RACE: 1. Vegas Palm, 2. Goodtingscominpink, 3. Pushing Sixty. LONG SHOT: Nicole Grace.

SECOND RACE: 1. Loveherheart, 2. At the Spa, 3. Munny Penny. LONG SHOT: First Promise.

THIRD RACE: 1. Zabava, 2. Sugary, 3. Quinnie. LONG SHOT: Tizno’s Dilemma.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Onenightstandards, 2. Phantom Dance, 3. Club Cal. LONG SHOT: Achilleus.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Big Clare (best bet), 2. Ultimate Hy, 3. Sherilinda. LONG SHOT: Harper’s Gallop.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Rowangoeshollywood, 2. Katia, 3. Starship Sky. LONG SHOT: Moreavino.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Brickyard Ride, 2. El Diablo Rojo, 3. Loud Mouth. LONG SHOT: Posterize.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bedrock, 2. Castle, 3. Italiano. LONG SHOT: Bad Beat.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita and Churchill Downs results

Note: Sure hope someone won some money on Derby day with these.

SANTA ANITA FRIDAY

Top choice winners: 1 (Cassie Belle $3.40, exacta key $16.20)

Second choice winners: 2 (Rocks and Salt $10.80, first, exacta box $94.80, trifecta box 220.70; Beaudacious $3.40, sixth, exacta box $12.20, trifecta box $36.40, superfecta box $103.60)

Third choice winners: 2 (Big Treat $5.80, second, exacta box $15.20, trifecta box $34.20; Papale $5.60, fifth)

Long shot winners: 0

CHJURCHILL DOWNS  FRIDAY (Races 6-11)

Top choice winners: 2 (Gift List $10.80, seventh race, exacta key $179.40, trifecta key $1569.20; Shedaresthedevil $5.40, eighth, cold daily double $34, exacta key $20.80, trifecta key $130.40) 

Second choice winners: 2 (Maxfield $3, sixth, exacta box $22.60, trifecta box $45.80, superfecta box $110.20; Malathaat $7, 11th)

Third choice winners: 0

Fourth choice winners: 1 (Fast Boat $10.40, 10th, exacta box $48.60)

Long shot winners: 0

CHURCHILL DOWNS SATURDAY (Races 6-120

Top choice winners: 5 (Blowout $5.80, sixth race; Gamine $2.40, seventh, cold daily double $7, exacta key $12.40, trifecta key $56.60, superfecta key $78.60; Du Jour  $13.20, ninth; Flagstaff $11.80, cold daily double $103.40; Domestic Spending $5.20, 11th, cold Pick 3 $69.70, cold daily double $38.40, exacta box  $17.40 and $12, trifecta box $47 and $31.20)

Second choice winners: 1 (Medina Spirit $26.20, 12th, exacta box $503.60, trifecta box $848.45, superfecta box $9456.40)

Third choice winners: 1 (Jackie’s Warrior, $6.60, eighth, exacta box $24.40)

Fourth choice winners: 1 (Colonel Liam $2.80, 11th)

Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA SATURDAY (Race 6-10)

Top choice winners: 2 (Lusk is Golden $4.20, seventh race, exacta box $13.20, trifecta box $40.40; Madone $7.80, 10th, cold exacta $21.40)

Second choice winners: 2 (Vantage Point $10, sixth, reverse exacta $39.20; Airman $8.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 1 (Races 6-10)

SIXTH RACE: 1.Titrate, 2. Vantage Point, 3. Granda Flavor. LONG SHOT: Special Mission.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Luck Is Golden (best bet), 2. Me Macho, 3. Shotgun Rider. LON SHOT: Cousin Eddie.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hudson Ridge, 2. Airman, 3. Magnificent. LONG SHOT: Circumvent.

NINTH RACE: 1. Octopus, 2. Self Taught, 3. Dark Hedges. LONG SHOT: Camby.

10TH RACE: 1. Madone, 2. Closing Remarks, 3. Javanica. LONG SHOT: Golden.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions (Kentucky Derby day, Races 6-12)

SIXTH RACE: 1. Blowout, 2. Got Stormy, 3. Zofelle, 4. She’s Got You. LONG SHOT: Abscond.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gamine, 2. Unique Factor, 3. Bell’s the One, 4. Sconsin. LONG SHOT: Estillo Talentoso.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Dream Shake, 2. Defunded, 3. Jackie’s Warrior, 4. Ultimate Badger. LONG SHOT: Dreamer’s Disease.

NINTH RACE: 1. Du Jour, 2. Excellent Timing, 3. Next, 4. Annex. LONG SHOT: Chess’s Dream.

10TH RACE: 1. Flagstaff, 2. Endorsed, 3. Whitmore, 4. Shashashakemeup. LONG SHOT: Hog Creek Hustle.

11TH RACE: 1. Domestic Spending, 2. Ivar, 3. Smooth Like Strait, 4. Colonel Liam. LONG SHOT: Masteroffoxhounds.

12TH RACE: 1. #15 Rock Your World, 2. #8 Medina Spirit, 3. #9 Hot Rod Charlie, 4. #14 Essential Quality. LONG SHOT: #7 Mandaloun.In most years, there is a horse I love in this race, come hell or high water, but that’s not the case this time. Despite Essential Quality (2-1) being a pretty big favorite, I just think this is a wide open race. I’m sticking to the motto of #bestiswest. Rock Your World (5-1) freaked in the Santa Anita Derby first time on the dirt and wired the field. There isn’t a lot of speed in today’s race and I think new jockey Joel Rosario will try to go to the front again. Medina Spirit (15-1) is trained by Bob Baffert, need we say more? This colt has been Baffert’s “B” horse this spring and he runs hard every time. I think this one also might try to go to the front. Hot Rod Charlie (8-1) is from the Doug O’Neill barn and was spectacular in the Louisiana Derby. Rosario jumps off and Flavien Prat takes over. Essential Quality is undefeated but I’m worried that last win might have taken something out of him. We’ll see. 

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday, April 30

Note: Remember top jocks like Prat and Rispoli (and Smith) are out of town this weekend. Keep it in mind, especially on the turf.

FIRST RACE: 1. Tallemark, 2. Rocks and Salt, 3. Atomic Drop. LONG SHOT: Funkenstein.

SECOND RACE: 1. Swanning, 2. Drizella, 3. Big Treat. LONG SHOT: Precious Insight.

THIRD RACE: 1. Curious Inji, 2. Circle of Honor, 3. Flag Salute. LONG SHOT: Sugar Kisses.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Cassie Belle (best bet), 2. Kleen Karma, 3. A New Peace. LONG SHOT: Colombian Gold.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Exalted Joy, 2. Sir Flatter, 3. Papale. LONG SHOT: Theultimatepraise.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Big Flint, 2. Beaudacious, 3. Big Coupe. LONG SHOT: Circleofchampions.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Midnight Jamboree, 2. Diva in Charge, 3. Paige Runner. LONG SHOT: True Mischief.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Armour Plate, 2. Midnight Mystery, 3. Hartel. LONG SHOT: Juggles.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions for Friday, April 30 (Kentucky Oaks day, Races 6-11)

Note: Louisville has had plenty of rain on Wednesday and Thursday. There will be moisture in the track and the turf course will have some give in it. Keep it in mind.

RACE 6: 1. Roadster, 2. Maxfield, 3. Sonneman, 4. Chess Chief. LONG SHOT: Visitant.

RACE 7: 1. Gift List, 2. Aunt Pearl, 3. Barista, 4. Zaajel. LONG SHOT: Line Dancing.

RACE 8: 1. Shedaresthedevil, 2. Dunbar Road, 3. Finite, 4. Paris Lights. LONG SHOT: Envoutante.

RACE 9: 1. Li’l Tootsie, 2. Souper Sensational, 3. Obligatory, 4. Carmel Swirl. LONG SHOT: Make Mischief.

RACE 10: Diamond Oops (best bet), 2. Carotari, 3. Sombeyay, 4. Fast Boat. LONG SHOT: Guildsman.

RACE 11 (Grade I Kentucky Oaks): 1. #14 Millefeuille, 2. #10 Malathaat, 3.# 6 Travel Column, 4. #3 Clairiere. LONG SHOT: #8 Moraz.

Millefeuille (20-1) has the hottest stakes winning jockey in the country in Joel Rosario (20 for 54) this year. The only drawback is the outside draw but hoping Rosario can work a trip. The sire Curlin gets dirt distance winners. Millefeuille did lose to Malathaat (5-2) last year, but is third off the layoff. Travel Column (3-1) and Clairiere (5-1) were 1-2 in the Fair Grounds Oaks, which has been a productive race in the past here. Moraz (30-1) gets jockey Flavien Prat and trainer Michael McCarthy has been on the money the last few years in big races.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita results

SUNDAY
Top choice winners: 3 (Tiz Toffee $11, fourth race, exacta box $35.80; Agamemnon $12.80, sixth, exacta box $50.40, trifecta box $52.50; Sword Zorro $7, ninth, exacta box $20.40)
Second choice winners: 3 (Foothill $8.20, first; Shezaghost $4.20, second, exacta box $16.20, trifecta box $24.60; Gregorian Chant $3.80, fifth, reverse exacta $9.60, trifecta box $11.80)
Third choice winners: 2 (Storm Seeker $9.40, seventh, exacta box $31.40; El Diablo Rojo $5.60, eighth)
Long shot winners: 1 (Midnight Diva $16.40, third, exacta box $52.20, trifecta box $106.70, superfecta box $302.20)

SATURDAY
Top choice winners: 5 (Brandothebartender $12, first race, exacta box $28.80, trifecta box $23.50; Steele Road $2.80, third, exacta box $14, trifecta box $15; Race Judicata $14.40, fifth, cold exacta $40; Flightline $3.80, seventh, cold exacta $19.40; As Time Goes $3.20, eighth, cold daily double $5.20)
Second choice winners: 2 (Crooked Finger Ray $8.80, second, reverse exacta $43.80, trifecta box $57.40; Kristi’s Tiger $10.40, reverse exacta $25.20)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 1 (Snazzy Dresser $21.20, sixth, exacta box $40, trifecta box $75.50)

FRIDAY
Top choice winners: 1 (For the Good Times $10, ninth)
Second choice winners: 4 (Scary Fast Smile $4.60, second, reverse exacta $4.60; Black Storm $6.80, fourth; Cowboys Daughter $6.60, sixth, reverse exacta $16.20; Fratelli $5.20, seventh)
Third choice winners: 4 (Kittyhawk Lass $5.20, first, exacta box $17; Another Eddie $6.40, third; Constitutionaffair $4.40, fifth, exacta $13.20, trifecta box $31.80; Alice Marble $12, eighth)
Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, April 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Dr. Hoffman, 2. Foothill, 3. Hopop Dream. LONG SHOT: Brazilian Summer.

SECOND RACE: 1. Eyes Open, 2. Shezaghost, 3. Lady Crocker. LONG SHOT: Whistler’s Style.

THIRD RACE: 1. Rhythm and Grace, 2. Witch Moon, 3. Miss Bella Ciao. LONG SHOT: Midnight Diva.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Tiz Toffee, 2. Uno Trouble Maker, 3. Lady On Ice, LONG SHOT: Gemma Royal.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Bombard, 2. Gregorian Chant, 3. Chaos Theory. LONG SHOT: Chasin Munny.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Agamemnon (best bet), 2. Bench Judge, 3. Coalinga Road. LONG SHOT: Shady Empire.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Minister Shane, 2. Auspicious Style, 3. Storm Seeker. LONG SHOT: Head for Business.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Ingest, 2. Caerulean, 3. El Diablo Rojo. LONG SHOT: Tiz a Speed Bomb.

NINTH RACE: 1. Sword Benny, 2. Gator Shining, 3. Petruchio. LONG SHOT: Coastal Kid.

10TH RACE: 1. Traffic Stopper, 2. Commas Save Lives, 3. Run Like Kona. LONG SHOT: Miss Lady Ann.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, April 24

FIRST RACE: 1. Brandothebartender, 2. Acclimate, 3. North County Guy. LONG SHOT: Irish Heatwave.

SECOND RACE: 1. Press Briefing, 2. Crooked Finger Ray, 3. Threearchbaymafia. LONG SHOT: Western Rule.

THIRD RACE: 1. Steele Road, 2. Stir the Pot, 3. Nazene. LONG SHOT: Very Irish.

FOURTH RACE: 1. George Herman Ruth, 2. Table for Ten, 3. Mr. Brownstone. LONG SHOT: Sabuda.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Race Judicata, 2. Smoothlikebuttah, 3. Plum Sexy. LONG SHOT: Our Little Tiger.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Cajun Treasure, 2. Fly to Mars, 3. French Getaway. LONG SHOT: Snazzy Dresser.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Flightline, 2. Brutto, 3. Money Mike. LONG SHOT: Secret Weapon.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Time Goes By, 2. Pharoah’s Heart, 3. Harvest Moon. LONG SHOT: Clockstrikestwelve.

NINTH RACE: 1. Prance, 2. Unbreakable, 3. Ole Silver. LONG SHOT: Let’s Go Now.

10TH RACE: 1. Fashionably Fast, 2. Tigre Di Slugo, 3. Leading Score. LONG SHOT: Justinian.

11TH RACE: 1. That’s Amare (best bet), 2. Kristi’s Tiger, 3. Rockie Causeway. LONG SHOT: Peace Pipe.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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