Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Sunday, May 25 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Topper’s Ghost, 2. Cuneo, 3. No Contingency. LONG SHOT: Valentine Boy.


SECOND RACE: 1. Dry Summer, 2. American Act, 3. Greeley Awesome. LONG SHOT: Examen.


THIRD RACE: 1. Como Mi Padre, 2. Surfer Moon, 3. Gospel Music. LONG SHOT: Sudden Rumor.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Denotation (SCRATCHED), 2. Kool Kat, 3. Grazenette. LONG SHOT: Iconic Spirit. NEW PICKS: 1. Kool Kat, 2. Grazenette, 3. Shapely. LONG SHOT: Cryptic.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Clickjab, 2. Taelyns Prince, 3. Superlooper. LONG SHOT: Robert E. Lee. 

Trainer Marty Jones sends out CLICKJAB, a son of Rock Hard Ten, for his initial effort. Jones is 21% from 28 first-time starters and he’s 2-for-10 with first-time turfers. Hall of Fame Mike Smith takes the mount. TAELYNS PRINCE comes out of a key race and SUPERLOOPER has a pair of big works.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Betty Bing Bing, 2. My Wish Come True, 3. Ina Mina. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Susie Q.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Ciao Bella Luna (SCRATCHED), 2. Biorhythm, 3. Tribal Spy. LONG SHOT: Top Kisser. NEW PICKS: 1. Biorhythm, 2. Tribal Spy, 3. Sky High Gal. LONG SHOT: Top Kisser.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Johnny Reb (best bet), 2. Betting McCann Can, 3. Meringue Pie. LONG SHOT: Image of Joplin.

Trainer Richard Baltas has had a good 2014 so far, winning races at nearly a 20% clip. He claimed this 3-year-old gelding JOHNNY REB for $16,000 last time out and sends him around two turns for the first time, a move he wins at 22%.


NINTH RACE: 1. Aguafria, 2. Bee Brave, 3. Moulin De Mougin. LONG SHOT: Oscar Party.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 2 (Royal F J $27.20, second race; Peg’s Journey $7.60, fourth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 2 (Xuang Feng $3.80, first; Magic Spot $5, fifth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 1 (Big Cazanova $13.20, sixth)

Saturday’s long shot winner: 1 (Durango Flier $9.20, ninth)


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