Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Saturday, May 24

FIRST RACE: 1. Hamiltonian, 2. Xuang Feng, 3. Forin Sea. LONG SHOT: Close to the Edge

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SECOND RACE: 1. Royal f J ,2. Snowday, 3. Rangi. LONG SHOT: Guns Loaded.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Proud Vixen, 2. Consecrate, 3. Sweet Factory. LONG SHOT: Seans Silverdancer (SCRATCHED).

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Peg’s Journey (best bet), 2. Spoiledandentitled, 3. Warren’s Trica R. LONG SHOT: Clever Expansion.

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has scored with a couple of first-time starters in the last week and he gets aboard another one here in PEG’S JOURNEY. Good Journey is a decent first out sire and this filly has a couple of decent works showing for trainer Hector Palma. There don’t appear to be any world beaters in this race.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Cause Im a Bigshot, 2. Magic Spot, 3. Unusual Style. LONG SHOT: Vanlose Stairway.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Hall of Fame, 2. Yard Line, 3. Big Cazanova. LONG SHOT: Talent Show.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Quick Casablanca, 2. Bright Thought, 3. Segway. LONG SHOT: Irish Surf.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Winninginfashion, 2. Incredible Journey, 3. It’s Aine. LONG SHOT: Brandon’s Princess.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Sir Perservere, 2. Zim N the Mailma, 3. It is Living Water. LONG SHOT: Durango Flier.

SIR PERSRVERE, a 4-year-old gelding, makes his second career start and first try on the grass. Bertrando has always been a good stretch out sire. Apprentice Drayden Van Dyke jumps on and he is a 20% proposition from 15 mounts with trainer Marty Jones.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Heat Du Jour $4.80, third race; Halo La $16.40, fourth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 3 (Ice Cream Truck $3.60, second; Footbridge $8.40, sixth; Room For Me $5.20, eighth)

Friday’s third choice and long shot winners: 0

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