Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Sunday, March 23

FIRST RACE: 1. Rprettyboyfloyd (best bet), 2. Lord Lochinvar, 3. Party Time. LONG SHOT:  Arkenstone.


SECOND RACE: 1. Warrenspoweroflove, 2. L X Sunrise, 3. Violate. LONG SHOT: Run Rosie Run.


THIRD RACE: 1. Unusual Way, 2. Halo Dolly, 3. Warren’s Rosebud. LONG SHOT: Could Be Trouble.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Baruta, 2. Tizmetizyou, 3. Velvet Mesquite. LONG SHOT: Kyriaki.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Melanistic, 2. Smart N Dreamy, 3. Tap the Magic. LONG SHOT: Clear Pearl.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Square Dancer, 2. Yomybato, 3. Scorcher. LONG SHOT: Accelerant.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Musical Arts, 2. Brown Is Beige, 3. Eltoninadress. LONG SHOT: Second Time.

Trainer Ron Ellis gets MUSICAL ARTS, a 5-year-old mare, back in his barn after spending some time on the Northern California circuit. Ellis is 56% with horses coming off a 61-180-day layoff from 18 starters so he knows how to get them ready. Ellis also teams up with jockey Edwin Maldonado and they are a 28% proposition.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hobbits Hero, 2. Red N Black Attack, 3. Sheer Talent. LONG SHOT: Toomuchinformation.

HOBBITS HERO, a son of Aragorn, has been doing everything except what he was bred to do: sprint on the grass. The 3-year-old gelding gets a shot to do that for trainer Jeff Mullins and jockey Tyler Baze. He has been off for two months and takes a drop in class.


NINTH RACE: 1. Secret Sorority, 2. Fast Moka Too, 3. Janes Ship. LONG SHOT: Hot Outta the Oven.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 3 (Peacenik $6.60, first race; La Sorella $4.20, second; Mega Heat $5.80, sixth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (We Have Lift Off $6,60, third)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 2 (Twenty Percent $14, fifth; Enterprising $4.80, eighth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 0


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