Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Sunday, Jan. 12 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Polytechnicien, 2. Trelawny, 3. Half Strike. LONG SHOT: Yomybato.


SECOND RACE: 1. Full Consent, 2. I Don’t Care Who, 3. Tenkiller Kid. LONG SHOT: Dirty Swagg.


THIRD RACE: 1. Readyforhercloseup, 2. Moon Ride, 3. Cava;;etta. LONG SHOT: Mom Nana Petrie.


FOURTH RACE: 1. One Magical Girl, 2. Economy of Motion, 3. J Louie. LONG SHOT: Brown Is Beige.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Splendid Fortune, 2. Fanny Brice, 3. Peppy Bolly. LONG SHOT: Our Pure Creation.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Velvet Mesquite, 2. Cayanna, 3. Hidethegoodstuff. LONG SHOT: Always a Chance.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Warren’s Veneda (SCRATCHED), 2. Stanwyck, 3. Miss Serendipity. LONG SHOT: Halo Dolly. New picks: 1. Stanwyck, 2. Miss Serendipity, 3. Halo Dolly. LONG SHOT: Rock and Glory.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Razorbill, 2. Ready for More, 3. Pure Loyalty. LONG SHOT: Royal F J.

Jockey Victor Espinoza could have ridden another horse in this down-the-hill race who has won over the course, but he chooses this 5-year-old RAZORBILL, which began his career in Europe. The son on Speightstown ran OK back East for trainer John Shirreffs and now tries his luck on the West Coast.


NINTH RACE: 1. Moscato Girl (best bet), 2. May Fine, 3. L X Sunrise. LONG SHOT: Run Rosie Run.

MOSCATO GIRL, a daughter of Desert Code, takes the biggest class drop in racing, maiden special weight to maiden claiming. The Cal-bred is running in open company but it shouldn’t matter as jockey Rafael Bejarano should get her to show more speed in this spot. She had a nice third-place finish over the track in October.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 3 (Anita Marie $5.20, third race; Midnight Hawk $2.80, fifth; Peacenik $7, sixth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 2 (Red N Black Attack $13.60, first; Blueskiesnrainbows $6.20, eighth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 1 (Fly High $20.40, fourth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 3 (Planet Sunshine $6.20, second; Danderek (dead heat) $3.40, seventh; Home Run Kitten $11.20, ninth)


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