Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, May 2

FIRST RACE: 1. Mahalo Princess, 2. Firendesire, 3. Granny Calling. LONG SHOT: J Louie.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Photography, 2. Hobbits Hero, 3. Fort Wagner. LONG SHOT: Al Baz.

PHOTOGRAPHY, an European import, had a tough first start in the States getting off slow out of the gate. Trainer Vann Belvoir had had another month to work with him and stretches him out to a mile, a distance he won at in England. To top things off leading jockey Rafael Bejarano jumps on. Belvoir also trains AL BAZ, who has been working in company with Photography.

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THIRD RACE: 1. A Red Tie Day, 2. Rprettyboyfloyd, 3. Tard Line. LONG SHOT: Mister Wonka.

A RED TIE DAY, a 4-year-old son of Indygo Shiner, made a menacing move last time out, but flattened out. This is his second time around two turns and he was hardly disgraced last year when he lost to the highly regarded Rookie Sensation.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. La Sorella, 2. On the Backstreets, 3. Belle of the Fleet. LONG SHOT: Saintly Joan.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Lemon de Oro, 2. Clearly Confused, 3. Courageous Call. LONG SHOT: D’ya Knowwhatimean.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Lady Regina, 2. Hanna No Sir, 3. Roman Wild. LONG SHOT: Quay Factor.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Maximinus, 2. New Order, 3. Pass the Pico. LONG SHOT: Will True Up.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Sweet Red Cat, 2. Marcyjane, 3. Diaminda. LONG SHOT: Putahexonher.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Midnight Mayhem, 2. Yodeling Honey, 3. Van Fraassen. LONG SHOT: Goyan.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Wake Up Nick $3, first race; Boyett $5.80, third)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Roman Tizzy $4.60, second; Northern Force $5.80, fourth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Front Range $9.60, fifth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0

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