Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Thursday, March 13

FIRST RACE: 1. Dixieland Blues, 2. Luckarack, 3. Tripski. LONG SHOT: Causeithertz.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Cherubim, 2. Pimpernel, 3. Beach Hut. LONG SHOT: Rum Point.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Beautiful Spirit, 2. Angel’s Moon, 3. Metaxa. LONG SHOT: Lady Vivien.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Biorhythm, 2. Winding Way, 3. Llandudno. LONG SHOT: Macaabra.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Chain Lightning (best bet), 2. More Stormyweather, 3. Moscato Girl. LONG SHOT: West Coast Storm.

Trainer Jeff Bonde ships CHAIN LIGHTNING, a 3-year-old filly, down from a MSW at Golden Gate to a $30,000 maiden claimer at Santa Anita. She showed speed early and faded. Bonde is 40% is MSW droppers and he puts speed jockey Edwin Maldonado aboard.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Earthflight, 2. Practising, 3. Kukaluka. LONG SHOT: One More.

Another 3-year-old filly, EARTHFLIGHT, ships down from Golden Gate. She made her U.S. debut finishing fourth in the California Oaks. Jockey Martin Garcia takes over and the daughter of Medicean could show huge improvement second-time Lasix.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. In Dad’s Honor, 2. Indygo F M A, 3. Amanda. LONG SHOT: Belonging.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. I’m Tops, 2. Julio’s Gold, 3. Le Fascinator. LONG SHOT: Creditcardroulette.

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