Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Saturday, March 29

FIRST RACE: 1. Roman Wild, 2. Lady Regina, 3. Screamin Earlienne. LONG SHOT: Big Break.


SECOND RACE: 1. Pillow, 2. Loan Savant, 3. Sushi Empire. LONG SHOT: Papa’s Flashy Girl.


THIRD RACE: 1. Abide in Me, 2. Indian Safari, 3. Zensational Beauty. LONG SHOT: Always an Angel.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Tribal Smoke, 2. Clubhouse Rock, 3. Mary Helen’s Storm. LONG SHOT: Luckbox Sam.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Love Tale, 2. Highly Rated, 3. Mom Nana Petrie. LONG SHOT: Lilly’s Perfect.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Honduran, 2. Seeking the West, 3. Mel’s Game. LONG SHOT: Midnite View.

HONDURAN, a 4-year-old, returns after an 11-month layoff following a second-place finish on Woodbine’s synthetic track. However, this son of Macho Uno broke his maiden on the dirt at Gulfstream Park so he should have no trouble with the surface switch. He has been training well while jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Vladimir Cerin are a 27% combo.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. One Time Only, 2. Moone’s My Name, 3. Oscar Party. LONG SHOT: Fanticola.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Segway (best bet), 2. Blueskiesnrainbows, 3. American Blend. LONG SHOT: Niagara Falls.

SEGWAY, a son of Giant’s Causeway, has never run on the dirt in seven lifetime races, but he has trained on it and Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella knows this 5-year-old can get the distance. Having jockey Gary Stevens aboard doesn’t hurt either.


NINTH RACE: 1. Seraphic Slew, 2. Turn On, 3. Ay Ay Ay. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Cracker.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 1 (Cousin Ricky $5.60, second race)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Seeking Asylum $4, fourth; My Jealous $4.80, second)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Scarly Charly $4.60, first; Swift Eagle $9.60, fifth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0


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