Horse racing, Santa Anita

Updated Santa Anita picks for Sunday, Oct. 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Proud Boss, 2. Crucero, 3. Cuneo. LONG SHOT: Mikey T

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SECOND RACE: 1. I See Back, 2. Public Policy, 3. Friendswith K Mill. LONG SHOT: I’ll Wrap It Up.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Java Man, 2. Truelee Scrappin, 3. Joe Carl. LONG SHOT: Smokin’ Cat.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Capers N Wine, 2. U R Lucky, 3. Diamonddusted. LONG SHOT: Silver N Sassy.

Jockey Edwin Maldonado is the key to this race. He could have had his choice of three other horses in this race and he chooses to ride a first-time starter for trainer A C Avila named CAPERS N WINE. The 2-year-old filly had a good work over the dirt on Sept. 19 and Avila wins with 27 percent of his maiden claimers, granted he is 0-for-3 with first-time starting maiden claimers, but Maldonado trumps all.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Taste Like Candy, 2. Midnight Dream, 3. Abide in Me. LONG SHOT: Star Act.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Akiss Forarose, 2. Flashy Dream, 3. Smart N Dreamy. LONG SHOT: Midnight Maggie.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. She’s a Go Girl, 2. Tribal Peace, 3. Friendesire. LONG SHOT: Gabbiano.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Procurement, 2. Tom’s Tribute, 3. Appealing Tale. LONG SHOT: Salutos Amigos.

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NINTH RACE: 1. ANGEL’S MOON (BEST BET), 2. Sophie’s Secret, 3. Amanda. LONG SHOT: That’s a Bingo.

Saturday’s top choice winners: 5 (Sergeant O’Rourke $4.80, first race; Corinthian’s Song $6.40, second; Private Bounty $6.20, third; Olympic Blue $3.40, fourth; Field Report $3.40, sixth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (Summer Exclusive $4.80, seventh)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 0

Saturday’s long shot winners: 0

 

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