Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Saturday, April 12

FIRST RACE: 1. Time for Angie, 2. Divine Way, 3. Passion Bucket. LONG SHOT: Red Barris.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Italian Baba, 2. Dream Baby, 3. It’s Aine. LONG SHOT: Pennies From Denny.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Star Act, 2. Cryptic, 3. Sedona Gal. LONG SHOT: Lethal Story.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Slewissurfing (best bet), 2. Profire, 3. Ice Cream Truck. LONG SHOT: Tancred.

SLEWISSURFING tired in his debut last month, but trainer Ron Ellis is 29% with second-time starters from 17 races. He also adds blinkers and is 40% (2-for-5) with that move. Jockey Joe Talamo stays on and the 4-year-old should have more stamina here.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Llandudno, 2. Biorhythm, 3. Sky High Gal. LONG SHOT: Tribal Spy.

Trainer John Sadler has three horses in this Grade III race down the hill. BIORHYTHM figures to be favored, but LLANDUDNO should get more pace pressure this time. This daughter of Belong to Me made up some ground last time against Biorhythm and should get more help in this spot plus she a big work last week.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Chelios, 2. Beach Hut, 3. Indexical. LONG SHOT: Top Fortitude.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Intoxicating Move, 2. Writer Fever, 3. Moscato Girl. LONG SHOT: Lets Get Frisky.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Cyclometer, 2. Big Macher, 3. Wild Dude. LONG SHOT: Midnight Transfer.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Unbridled Loyalty, 2. Broadcaster, 3. Troy Story. LONG SHOT: Cowtownmary.

UNBRIDLED LOYALTY, a son of Unbridled’s Song, drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and tries grass for the initial time. He pressed the pace last time and has been training great since that race. Trainer Jeff Bonde is 38% from 21 starters with first-time turfers. Worth a shot in a wide open race.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 0

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Lucky Cotton $7.40, fourth race)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Grand Humor $7.60, first; Gary Madam $12.80, second)

Friday’s long shot winners: 2 (Fast Moka Too $6.40, third; Marthajean $5.20, fifth)

 

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