Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Sunday, April 13

FIRST RACE: 1. Caramuru, 2. Prime Issue, 3. We Have Lift Off. LONG SHOT: Diamondsdiplomat.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Redressthebalance, 2. Zipping My Way, 3. Fantastic Mizz. LONG SHOT: Le Fascinator.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Queen of the Hill, 2. I’m Tops, 3. Vindicated Ruler. LONG SHOT: Second Time.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Customer Base, 2. Topic, 3. Stormy Lucy. LONG SHOT: Floral Romance.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Cat Burglar, 2. Govenor Charlie, 3. Omega Star. LONG SHOT: All Saint.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Hawkedon, 2. Kochees, 3. Prospector’s Trick. LONG SHOT: Monument.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Justification, 2. Bench Press, 3. Head South. LONG SHOT: Remind Mee. 

Jockey Edwin Maldonado had his choice of five horses in this race and winds up on JUSTIFICATION, a 5-year-old which has been away from the races for 13 months. This gelding has run his best races from off the pace, a style which isn’t the best at Santa Anita, but Maldonado likes to ride from the gate so let’s hope he’s involved early.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Lakerville (best bet), 2. Artest, 3. Zimmer. LONG SHOT: Pataky Kid.

LAKERVILLE loves the downhill course at Santa Anita with two wins and a second from three trips on it. He was overmatched last time in the Grade I Kilroe and going a mile. Jockey Corey Nakatani won on him in January and knows how to get to the winner’s circle for trainer Barry Abrams.

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NINTH RACE: 1. A Little Luckier, 2. Kid Rollins, 3. Sheza Eyeopener. LONG SHOT: Itsabeautifulday.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 2 (Divine Way $3.60, first race; Intoxicating Move $4, seventh)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (Big Macher $6.20, eighth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 0

Saturday’s long shot winners: 2 (Tancred $16.80, fourth; Tribal Spy $25.60, fifth)

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