Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Monday, May 26

Remember first post is 1:30 p.m. today.

FIRST RACE: 1. Lost Bus, 2. Desert Steel, 3. Saturday Yodeler. LONG SHOT: Global Hart.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Wild Dude, 2. Cyclometer, 3. Wine Police. LONG SHOT: Color of Courage.

Another four-horse stakes race as Super Ninety-Nine scratched out.

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THIRD RACE: 1. This One’s for Mel, 2. Candy’s Sunrise, 3. Koast. LONG SHOT: Nobel Metal.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Forest Romance, 2. Celestial Image, 3. Time for a J. LONG SHOT: Shop Forever.

Trainer Bobby Wayne Grayson has been known to get a first-timer ready to score at nice odds in the past. Grayson owns and trains FOREST ROMANCE, a son of Forest Danger, who has been training with purpose at Fairplex Park. Mario Gutierrez takes the mount.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Mel’s Game, 2. Deraptor, 3. Bobby Z Man. LONG SHOT: Poshsky.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Stormin Lute, 2. Goyan, 3. Mavericks Gun. LONG SHOT: I Buy Gold.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Emotional Kitten, 2. Stormy Lucy, 3. Customer Base. LONG SHOT: Miss Serendipity.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Benicia Gem, 2. Discatsonthesquare, 3. Say’s Who. LONG SHOT: Bonus Spin.

BENICIA GEM, a daughter of McCann’s Mojave, comes out of a key maiden race from Jan. 25. She had all kinds of trouble in the race, but took some money in that debut. She has been training well for Jeff Mullins and jockey Tyler Baze takes the mount. Mullins also trains first-time starter BONUS SPIN.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Pouncerounddaclock (best bet), 2. Quick Navigator, 3. Bird In Love. LONG SHOT: Smart Typical.

POUNCEROUNDDACLOCK, a daughter of Smart Strike, makes her career debut down the hill for trainer John Sadler, who is 26% with first-time starters. She had a big work back in April and Sadler is due to get hot. Plus jockey Rosie Napravnik takes the mount.

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Sunday’s first choice winners: 2 (Como Mi Padre $5.60, third race; Betty Bing Bing $6, sixth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Taelyns Prince $10.20, fifth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 4 (No Contingency $6.80, first; Shapely $3.60, fourth; Sky High Gal $12.60, seventh; Moulin de Mougin $8.20, ninth)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Image of Joplin $41.40, eighth)

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Bonus picks for Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 jackpot (doesn’t matter now after the bet was hit on Sunday, but I did the work already)

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Race 6: #11 Distinctive Lady (3-1)

Finished second against the boys last time out at Tampa Bay Downs and now returns to face fillies and mares. Has tactical speed and distance should hit her right between the eyes. Trainer Reid Nagle is 29% with MSW.

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Race 10: #12 Kimberly Is That U (6-1)

Just gave an even effort in first time going around two turns and still finished third. Takes a drop in class and with an outside post should be closing on the turn for home after saving ground early.

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