Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Monday, Feb. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. Kafister, 2. Keyboard Courage, 3. Candy Waltz. LONG SHOT: Congregationalist.


SECOND RACE: 1. Dublin Up, 2. Garen, 3. Big Tire. LONG SHOT: Big Medicine Man.


THIRD RACE: 1. Bench Press, 2. Tasha’s Courage, 3. High On Final. LONG SHOT: Ice Cream Truck.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Memphis, 2. Jet Warrior, 3. Toledo Eddie. LONG SHOT: Dreamnofatticus.

MEMPHIS, a 6-year-old gelding, isn’t a win machine, but he likes to collect checks. He’s coming out of races that say he can be right there at the finish. He has speed and Martin Garcia takes over in the saddle for trainer Beau Greely.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Beverly the Boss, 2. Abide in Me, 3. La Sorella. LONG SHOT: See Ya Signe.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Hearitforthegirls, 2. Ipolita, 3. Moscato Girl. LONG SHOT: Gisxele At Fonz’s.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tapicat, 2. Egg Drop, 3. Pontchatrain. LONG SHOT: Miss Serendipity.

It isn’t often Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott will ship West, but that’s what he does here with TAPICAT, a daughter of Tapit, and on top of that jockey John Velazquez is named to ride. This will be her first try against older fillies and mares but her workouts say she is ready.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Miss Loujean, 2. Meinertzhageni, 3. Rovenna. LONG SHOT: Wonderful Lie.

MISS LOUJEAN, a daughter of Unusual Heat, has a ton of speed and almost broke her maiden over this surface. She is coming out of an open allowance race where the 1-2 finishers were 1-2 again in a minor stakes on Saturday and this 3-year-old filly is dropping into state-bred competition. She will be gunned from the rail and see how far her speed can take her.


NINTH RACE: 1. Shame On Alex, 2. He’s Not too Shaby, 3. Candy’s Surprise. LONG SHOT: Dixieland Blues.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 1 (Snaps $10, first race)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 3 (Red Outlaw $7.20, third; Awesome Indy $7, fourth; Kobe’s Back $5.40, fifth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Gal Has to Like It $4.40, second)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Heavens Stairway $8, sixth)


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