Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Thursday, Feb. 13 (updated)

Looks like jockey Kent Desormeaux might be making the move West as he has been named on a few horses this week. He won a race for trainer John Sadler last weekend and almost took the San Antonio with Imperative, finishing second to Blingo but beating odds-on favorite Game On Dude. The former SoCal resident will be a welcome addition to the riding colony.

No major contenders scratched off the program.

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FIRST RACE: 1. Anabaa Premium, 2. Mensa Heat, 3. Majestic Moment. LONG SHOT: Tuckers Point.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Macha, 2. Eblouissante, 3. Changethechannel. LONG SHOT: Melanistic.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Quiet Force, 2. Copper Bay, 3. Boss of Me. LONG SHOT: Crusher. 

Trainer Richard Mandella drops QUIET FORCE, a 4-year-old colt, into a claimer for the first time so it could be fire sale time. The son of Dynaformer goes from outside to inside and hopefully that makes the difference around two turns.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Holiday N Newport, 2. Clearly Confused, 3. Pebble Beach Baby. LONG SHOT: Funny Gal.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Promiscuoussances, 2. Creditcardroulette, 3. Spiced Latte. LONG SHOT: Anita Marie.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Sams Blue Cat (best bet), 2. Runaway Que, 3. Lieutenant Seany O. LONG SHOT: Ghost of Harrenhal.

The 3-year-old colt SAMS BLUE CAT tries two turns for the first time and we’re hoping jockey Rafael Bejarano notices there is a lot of speed in this race so he waits until the turn to make his move. Bejarano and trainer Mike Pender are a 32% winning combination.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tap It Rich, 2. Bayern, 3. Baranof. LONG SHOT: Brother Soldier.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Closet E, 2. Stenoa, 3. Reps and Warrants. LONG SHOT: Samurai Assault.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 2 (Sweet Profit $13.20, third race; Smart N Dreamy $5.60, fourth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Ranulf $2.60, first)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 3 (Admission $4.60, second; Omega Star $9.20, seventh; Sky High Gal $15.40, eighth)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 2 (Time For Angie $14, fifth; Moulin de Mougin $5.20, sixth)

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