Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Friday, March 28

FIRST RACE: q. Mank, 2. Bad Behavior, 3. Scarly Charly. LONG SHOT: A Red Tie Day.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Cousin Ricky, 2. Johnny Reb, 3. Reps and Warrants. LONG SHOT: Still Unbroken.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Husband’s Folly, 2. Polytechnicien, 3. Depreciable. LONG SHOT: Timeless Indy.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. This Cat’s Awesome, 2. Seeking Asylum, 3. Mason B. LONG SHOT: Uncle Luck.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Trelawny, 2. Botch, 3. Swift Eagle. LONG SHOT: Yankee Rebel.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Chattering Class (best bet), 2. Primal Revival, 3. Summer Sea. LONG SHOT: Malbros.

For the second time in two days trainer Peter Miller gets a horse from the New Mexico circuit to run at Santa Anita. This 3-year-old, CHATTERING CLASS, is dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time and showed speed last time out. Miller is 38% when going from MSW to a maiden claimer and 27% with jockey Victor Espinoza.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Karma King, 2. Forever Juanito, 3. Number Five. LONG SHOT: Al Baz.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Jovita’s Tuffy, 2. My Jealous, 3. Topper’s Ghost. LONG SHOT: Nome.

Trainer Blaine Wright is based in Northern California was a 23% trainer in 2013. He rarely comes to Southern California so when he does, you have to take notice. JOVITA’S TUFFY, a 4-year-old gelding, won in his only appearance on the Santa Anita for trainer Mike Mitchell. Wright claimed him for $12.500 and ran him twice at Golden Gate. He returns to what be his favorite surface and gets red-hot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke to ride.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Raven Wild $5, first race; Christopher Street $6.40, seventh)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 1 (Mascato Girl $4, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 3 (Consecrate $7.40, second; Do Some Magic $4.60, third; No Ez Money $7.60, fourth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 1 (Purahexonher $9.60, fifth)

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