Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Sunday, March 30 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Kafister, 2. Limited Response, 3. My Best Bet. LONG SHOT: No Contingency.

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SECOND RACE: 1. South Sound, 2. La Casadora, 3. Senza Fina. LONG SHOT: Swissarella.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Newfound Gold, 2. Carbonita, 3. She Digs Me. LONG SHOT: Change of Plan.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Kozani, 2. Tommy’s Stylin, 3. Pantera Rojo. LONG SHOT: Life’s Journey.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Holiday N Newport, 2. Funny Gal, 3. Tiz Vegas. LONG SHOT: Dream Baby.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Fourth Generation, 2. Big Medicine Man, 3. Street Maven. LONG SHOT: Village Kitten.

Trainer Marty Jones is second at the meet in turf wins behind Tom Proctor. After a brief freshing, he brings this 3-year-old colt FOURTH GENERATION back to the grass, where he finished sixth last time. He takes a drop in class and red-hot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke keeps the mount.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Clubhouse Ride, 2. Cat Burglar (SCARTCHED), 3. Appealing Tale. LONG SHOT: Fury Kapcori. New picks: 1. Clubhouse Ride, 2. Fury Kapcori, Appealing Tale. LONG SHOT: Get Happy Mister.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Ready for More, 2. Monastic, 3. Spring Up. LONG SHOT: Power Ped.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Sweet Heat (best bet), 2. Nueva Fortuna, 3. Swiss Peak. LONG SHOT: Mayie. 

Trainer Kristin Mulhall, who is 0-for-39 at the meet, burned us a couple weeks ago with a fast-working first-time starter that fell apart in the lane. Still, we’re going back to the well with another first-time starter, SWEET HEAT, who has been tearing it up in the mornings. The difference is leading jockey Rafael Bejarano gets aboard and Bejarano’s agent isn’t likely to let his rider down in pursuit of another SoCal riding championship.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: Tribal Smoke, $7.20, fourth race; Love Tale $10.80, fifth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: Indian Safari $6.60, third; Moone’s My Name $10.80, seventh)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 0

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 )Big Break $7.80, first)

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