Horse racing, Santa Anita

Updated Santa Anita picks for Sunday Sept. 29

A little late but here are today’s picks.

FIRST RACE: 1. Billy Win, 2. Disarm, 3. Hazardous. Long shot: Judge Carr.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Miss Personality, 2. Southern Sunshine, 3. Dancinginthestreet. Long shot: Total War.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Bev N Bud, 2. Silver Wings, 3. Dunmore East. Long shot: Private Bounty.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Bluegrass Girls, 2. Classic Candy, 3. Little Unusual. Long shot: Visions of Candy.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Uncle Dick, 2. Tom’s Tribute, 3. Little Jerry. Long shot: Quiet Force.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Wasted At Midnight, 2. Hiumor Me, 3. Tappingintherain. Long shot: Hollywood Icon.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Funny Gal, 2. Magestic Stinger, 3. Pat’s Back. Long shot: Anita Marie.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. HOLDING GLORY (Best bet), 2. Indy Point, 3. Vagabond Shoes. Long shot: Lucayan.

One real opinion is in Race 8: #2 Holding Glory: Trainer A C Avila desperately wanted to run the Brazilian bred on the turf at the Del Mar, but the owner wanted to run in the synthetic $1 million Pacific Classic. This 4-year-old certainly wasn’t disgraced in the Classic, finishing fifth behind Game On Dude, just a quarter of a length out of second place, but Avila gets his preferred surface today as Holding Glory won 4-of-6 in Brazil on the turf. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith takes over the mount.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Justa Runner, 2. Wild Dude, 3. Derringer. Long shot: Ranulf.

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10th RACE: 1. Flashy Dame, 2. Toppers Sunshine, 3. Dolphin Shorts. Long shot: Hair on Fire.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 5 (Secret Compass $23.40, 5th race; Tiz Flirtatious $5.40. 6th; Beholder $5.20, 9th; Mucho Macho Man $5.20, 10th; Pontchatrain $13, 11th)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (All For Us $10.20, 2nd race)

Saturday’s third choices winners: 2 (Versye $28.20, 1st race; Topper’s Ghost $12, 2nd)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 0

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