Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Friday, Oct. 18

FIRST RACE: 1. DRAGON DANCE (BEST BET), 2. Educated Guess, 3. Green Beret. LONG SHOT: Expedite.

 This 3-year-old colt named DRAGON DANCE comes out of one of the fastest, if not the fastest, maiden special weight races during the recent Del Mar meet. Drover Crazy has already come back to win out of that race and Chief Lion ran well against Drover Crazy. Now he is dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time for the powerful duo of jockey Rafael Bejarano and trainer John Sadler (30 percent the last two years).


SECOND RACE: 1. Snowmass Village, 2. Heyyoucan, 3. Tosheen. LONG SHOT: Z Z Way.


THIRD RACE: Buckingham Bull, 2. Rolanda, 3. Joint Attempt. LONG SHOT: Intoxicating Move.


FOURTH RACE: 1. I Don’t Care Who, 2. Hardliner, 3. One Firm Cat. LONG SHOT: Botch.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Passionate Diva, 2. Shrilanka, 3. Nickels Wild. LONG SHOT: Miss Charming.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Dolphin Shorts, 2. Miss Judged, 3. Amulay. LONG SHOT: Tiz Anna.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Say Say, 2. Bares Tripper, 3. Tebowing. LONG SHOT: Lady Katfish.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Renegade Ride, 2. John’s War, 3. Magic Maya. LONG SHOT: Chumash.

Thursday’s top choice winners: 1 (Golden Production $17.20, seventh race)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Gulsary $5.60, third; Gallant Charm $14.20, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 0

Thursday;s long shot winners: 1 (Tribal Dress $8.40, second)

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