Horse racing

Santa Anita picks for Saturday, Jan. 25 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Well Measured, 2. Even to the Moon, 3. Nooten (SCRATCHED). LONG SHOT: Next Book.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Volkonsky, 2. Deep Play, 3. Christopher Street. LONG SHOT: Gab Power.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Fifteen Black (SCRATCHED), 2. Seeking Asylum, 3. Wicked Heat. LONG SHOT: Fourth Generation.

FIFTEEN BLACK, a 3-year-old colt, needs a scratch to get in the race as he is on the also-eligible list, but if he does, look out. Was the 4-5 favorite at Pleasanton in June and finished seventh. Obviously must have suffered an injury and comes back here for high-percentage Jeff Bonde, who drop this son of Bertrando into a maiden claimer for the first time.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Lexington Pearl, 2. Teddy’s Promise, 3. Iotapa. LONG SHOT: Heir Kitty.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. This Means War, 2. Unusual Hottie, 3. Journey On. LONG SHOT: Kathleen Rose.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Girl On the Lam, 2. Tickle Again, 3. Tribal Torch. LONG SHOT: Heavens Stairway.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Norastone, 2. Sprague River, 3. Sprouts. LONG SHOT: Anniversary Kitty.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Big Macher, 2. Cyclometer, 3. Mobilized. LONG SHOT: Coach Bob.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Jules Journey, 2. China Prince, 3. Summer Hit. LONG SHOT: Maybe Tuesday.

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10th RACE: 1. Atearoa (best bet), 2. Tamarando, 3. California Chrome. LONG SHOT: Awesome Return.

This 3-year-old gelding ATEAROA was very impressive at Del Mar last summer breaking his maiden at first asking. He has earned $138,000 in six starts while facing some toughies in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf and the Grade III Generous. Throw out his last race after a poor start and jockey Gary Stevens jumps aboard. There’s no doubt Tamarando will be tough to beat, but it might be worth it.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Dance With Fate $4.40, second race; Tim’s Go Girl $9.60, fourth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Corinthian Melody $2.60, first; Peacenik $4.80, sixth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (Legacy $47, third)

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