Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Friday, Jan. 24 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Winninginfashion, 2. Corinthian Melody, 3. Sheza Eyeopener. LONG SHOT: The Mothership.


SECOND RACE: 1. Dance With Fate, 2. I’ll Wrap It Up, 3. Flagman. LONG SHOT: Baranof.


THIRD RACE: 1. Tiz Midnight, 2. Brilliant Jewel, 3. Thisonesforricky. LONG SHOT: Legacy.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Tim’s Go Girl, 2. Glance’s Rule, 3. Girly Ghost. LONG SHOT: Swiss Sugar.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Yankee Rebel, 2. Tommy O (SCRATCHED), 3. Copper Bay. LONG SHOT: Bobby Flay.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Coo Cachoo, 2. Peacenik, 3. Fast N Furius Cat. LONG SHOT: Truelee Scrappin.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Joeandbetty’sbaby, 2. Mesana, 3. Zanbo. LONG SHOT: Diaminda.

Trainer Vann Belvoir claimed JOEANDBETTY’SBABY for $32,000 off trainer Doug O’Neill. Belvoir is 32% first off the claim and this 4-year-old is a down-the-hill special with three wins in five attempts. She got off to a slow start last time and still got up to win. On top of that jockey Martin Garcia could have ridden others here and chooses this one.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Julie S. (best bet), 2. Among the Stars, 3. Ipolita. LONG SHOT: Controller.

Trainer Peter Miller has been on fire at the meet (32-7-1-5) and he’s real good with first-timers (21%) and debut maiden claimers (26%). Nothing spectacular in the works for this daughter of Tribal Rule, but Miller doesn’t work ‘em fast, especially if he wants to cash a ticket. Speed jockey Martin Pedroza gets the ride so look for him to send JULIE S. from the gate.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (The Cleaners $4, second race; Zimmer $11.20, third)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Miss Well Molded $4.60, seventh; Runaway Que $5.20, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Gutsy Ruler $5.80, fourth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 2 (D’ya Knowwhatimean $6.80, first; Only the Gold $15, sixth)


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