Horse racing, Santa Anita

Updated Santa Anita picks for Saturday, Oct. 12

FIRST RACE: 1. Cervaro, 2. Seamark, 3. Tortola. LONG SHOT: Ella’s Kitten.


SECOND RACE: 1. Dunmore East, 2. Truelee Scrappin, 3. Silver Wings. LONG SHOT: Gallant Gent.


THIRD RACE: 1. Takem by Surprise, 2. Capo, 3. Papa Smitty. LONG SHOT: Hitter’s Alley.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Gift Exchange, 2. Candy Boy, 3. Hold Everything. LONG SHOT: Songforjohnmichael.


FIFTH RACE: 1. High Test, 2. Zuboff, 3. Trelawny. LONG SHOT: Major Magic.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Know More, 2. Cast a Doubt, 3. Woodmans Luck. LONG SHOT: Awesome Indy.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Ismene, 2. Bella Viaggia, 3. Qiaona. LONG SHOT: Dancingtothestars.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. MASTER CHEF (BEST BET), 2. Candy’s Sunrise, 3. Pilla Train. LONG SHOT: Life a Riley.

MASTER CHEF, A 6-year-old gelding, has four wins and two seconds in seven races over the Santa Anita track and you can bet that’s the reason trainer Kristin Mulhall claimed him for $25,000 at Del Mar. He looks like he perked up in his last work on the dirt and jockey Joe Talamo, who has three wins showing with the son of Vronsky, taking over.


NINTH RACE: 1. Christopher Street, 2. Brown Boss, 3. Tribe. LONG SHOT: Empty Headed.


10th RACE: 1. Hye I’m Jack, 2. Pray Hard, 3. Mass Transit. LONG SHOT: Frensham.

HYE I’M JACK HAS BEEN SCRATCHED BY TRAINER DOUG O’NEILL. I now give a big shot to FRENSHAM, who is also trained by O’Neill. FRENSHAM is by the freshman sire Square Eddie, who has gotten quite a few first-time winners.

Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (Kill Shot $2.40, third race; Denzel $6.80, fifth; Appealing Resume $10.60, seventh)

Friday’s second choice winners: 0

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Big Wags $7.40, first; Charlie Time $12.20, ninth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 2 (Golden Dynamo $18.80, second; This One’s for Mel $6.20, sixth)

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