Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, June 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Classy Atlantic, 2. An Eddie Surprise, 3. Mongolian Window. LONG SHOT: Tapitha Bonita.

SECOND RACE: 1. Studly Perfection, 2. Kaleidoscope Kid, 3. On the Rocks. LONG SHOT: Dare to Enter.

THIRD RACE: 1. True Validity, 2. Bizwhacks, 3. Courteous. LONG SHOT: She Rocks the Look.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Heloise, 2. Tengs Rhythm, 3. Bad and Bougie. LONG SHOT: Quizlet.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Hit the Seam, 2. Jet Set Ruler, 3. Clyde’s Pride. LONG SHOT: Jonas.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Duranga, 2. Party Hostess, 3. Just Be Held. LONG SHOT: Princess Lela.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Hachi, 2. Achia, 3. Cheekaboo. LONG SHOT: Causeway Carolyn.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. True Testament, 2. Tapalita, 3. Naughty Sophie. LONG SHOT: Purdue.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, June 14

Note: Still have illness issues and no time to handicap. Sorry


Top choice winners: 3 (Abel Tasman $4, third race; Hoppertunity $9.10, fifth; Justify $3.60, 11th)

Second choice winners: 2 (Monomoy Girl $3.20, fourth; Bee Jersey $8.50, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Prince Lucky $30, second)

Long shot winners: 0


Top choice winners: 1 (Soltero $15, fourth race)

Second choice winners: 4 (Kristi’s Copilot $6.60, first; Satori $27.20, second; There and Back $4.80, seventh; Tule $7, 11th)

Third choice winners: 1 (Sparky Ville $5.20; third)

Long shot winners: 1 (Paved $5.80, eighth)

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, June 9

FIRST RACE: 1. Calvert Street, 2. Kristi’s Copilot, 3. Leroy. LONG SHOT: Preacher Roe.

SECOND RACE: 1. Blaze of Glory, 2. Satori, 3. Rak City. LONG SHOT: Herkimer Storm.

THIRD RACE: 1. Parsimony, 2. Sythesis, 3. Sparky Ville. LONG SHOT: Two Fifty Coup.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Soltero, 2. Cajun Treasure, 3. Bartlett Hall. LONG SHOT: Zipman.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Broome, 2. Summer Down Now, 3. Mongolian Humor. LONG SHOT: Lucky Val.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Friendly Outthedor, 2. Tequila Blanco, 3. Malibu Magic. LONG SHOT: Dignitaire.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. He’s Stylish, 2. There and Back, 3. Bahamian. LONG SHOT: Belden Avenue.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Fatale Bere, 2. Ms Peintour, 3. Miss Sienna. LONG SHOT: Paved.

NINTH RACE: 1. McKale, 2. Ride to the Wire, 3. Talent Scout. LONG SHOT: Divisor.

10TH RACE: 1. Cow Dog, 2. Yellow Bonnet, 3. Complete Discreet. LONG SHOT: Tenthousandreasons.

11TH RACE: 1. Oiseau de Guerre, 2. Tule Fog, 3. Epical. LONG SHOT: Avalanche.

Good luck.

Belmont Park, Horse racing, Triple Crown

Belmont Park opinions for Saturday, June 9 (Belmont Stakes Day)

Stakes races only

SECOND RACE (Easy Goer): 1. Breaking the Rules, 2. Mask, 3. Prince Lucky, 4. Dark Vader. LONG SHOT: Soutache.

THIRD RACE (Grade I Ogden Phipps): 1. Abel Tasman, 2. Unbridled Mo, 3. Pacific Wind, 4. Ivy Bell. LONG SHOT: Berned.

FOURTH RACE (Grade I Acorn): 1. Talk Veuve to Me, 2. Monomoy Girl, 3. Gio Game, 4. Caledonia Road. LONG SHOT: Starcloud.

FIFTH RACE (Grade II Brooklyn Invitational): 1. Hoppertunity, 2. War Story, 3. Hard Study, 4. Outplay. LONG SHOT: Take Your Guns.

SIXTH RACE (Grade Ii Jaipur Invitational): 1. Pocket Change, 2. Stormy Liberal, 3. Pure Sensation, 4. Blind Ambition. LONG SHOT: Holding Gold.

SEVENTH RACE (Grade II Woody Stephens): 1. Engage, 2. The Tabulaor, 3. World of Trouble, 4. Kanthaka. LONG SHOT: Strike Power.

EIGHTH RACE (Grade I Just A Game): 1. Cambodia, 2. Lull, 3. On Leave, 4. Off Limits. LONG SHOT: Dream Dancing.

NINTH RACE (Grade I Met Mile): 1. Bolt d’Oro, 2. Bee Jersey, 3. McCracken, 4. Mind Your Biscuits. LONG SHOT: Awesome Slew.

10TH RACE (Grade I Manhattan): 1. Channel Maker, 2. Beach Patrl, 3. Robert Bruce, 4. Fashion Business. LONG SHOT: Alexis Komnenos.

11TH RACE (Grade I Belmont Stakes): 1. Justify, 2. Tenfold, 3. Vino Rosso, 4. Hofburg. LONG SHOT: Gronkowski.

I haven’t picked Justify to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown, but that’s because I hate picking favorites. There’s no doubt he’s the best of this crop and I expect him to win the race today by going to the front and never looking back. Tenfold was closing like a freight train in the Preakness while Vino Rosso and Hofburg have the pedigrees plus connections to win or at least do well in this 1 1/2-mile test. The real interesting horse is Gronkowski. He was suppose to run in the Derby but got sick. Now, he’s in the Chad Brown barn. He could be any kind.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, June 2

Note: No picks for today and probably Sunday. Illness in the family.


Top choice winners: 2 (Hot Autumn $8.40, sixth race; Casino Red $7, eighth)

Second choice winners: 3 (Graycaster $3.80, first; Touching Rainbows $3.20, third; Vasilika $4.60, fifth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Ib Prospecting $7.20, fourth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Desert Stone $15, second)

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions Friday, June 1

FIRST RACE: 1. Platinum Equity, 2. Graycaster, 3. Candy Crew. LONG SHOT: El Asesino.

SECOND RACE: 1. Pepe Tono, 2. La La Land, 3. Kylemore. LONG SHOT: Desert Stone.

THIRD RACE: 1. K Thirty Eight, 2. Touching Rainbows, 3. Moe Candy. LONG SHOT: Sunset Dragunn.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Get Yourself Home, 2. Kentan Road, 3. Ib Prospecting. LONG SHOT: Utana.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Amboseli, 2. Vasilika, 3. The Tulip. LONG SHOT: Pricedtoperfection.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Hto Autumn, 2. Unaffordable U, 3. Chickatini. LONG SHOT: Royal Descendent.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Palace Paynter, 2. Uno Trouble Maker, 3. Willows Babe. LONG SHOT: Tiger Mom.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Casino Red, 2. Luminoso, 3. Hope Wins. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Window.


Top choice winners: 3 (Super Patriot $4.60, first race; Time for Kisses $5.80, second; Stringent $4.20, third)

Second choice winners: 3 (Flammetta #3.60, fourth; Pulpitinthsky $12, ninth; Belvoir Bay $5.60, 10th)

Third choice winners: 1 (Stone Hands $6.20, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Monday, May 28

FIRST RACE: 1. Super Patriot, 2. South Boot Shirley, 3. Dianka. LONG SHOT: Full Court.

SECOND RACE: 1. Time for Kisses, 2. Sunny Holly, 3. Lippy. LONG SHOT: At the Margin.

THIRD RACE: 1. Stringent, 2. Chrisiscookin, 3. Twirling Tiger. LONG SHOT: My Farmer.

FOURTH RACE: 1. An Eddie Surprise, 2. Flammetta, 3. Wishful. LONG SHOT: Tapitha Bonita.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Briartic Gal, 2.Quiet No More, 3. Paschalitsa. LONG SHOT: Bonneville Flats.

SIXTH RACE: 1. St. Joe Bay, 2. El Huerfano, 3. Stone Hands. LONG SHOT: Monydontspenitself.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bowies Hero, 2. Heart to Heart, 3. Next Shares. LONG SHOT: Blackjackcat.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mixed Emotions, 2. Wandering Patrol, 3. Wonderful Lie. LONG SHOT: Donut Girl.

NINTH RACE: 1. Bragging Rights, 2. Pulpitonthesky, 3. Gray Diva. LONG SHOT: Purdue.

10TH RACE: 1. Ancient Secret, 2. Belvoir Bay, 3. Coniah. LONG SHOT: Classy Tune.


Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 3 (Wound Tight $7.60, first race; Marley’s Freedom $3.80, eighth; Jimmy Chila $6.20, ninth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Meal Ticket $3.40, third; Diamond of Value $15.40, fourth)

Long shot winners: 2 (Toothless Wonder $5, second; Lynne’s Legacy $10.40, fifth)

Good luck.