Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Saturday, May 31

FIRST RACE: LONG SHOT: 1. Swift Eagle, 2. Showme Yourfriends, 3. Hog’s Hollow. Bench Light.


SECOND RACE: 1. Night Badger, 2. Whine for Wine, 3. Public Policy. LONG SHOT: Master Chef.


THIRD RACE: 1. Screamin Earlienne (best bet), 2. Roman Wild, 3. Mayie. LONG SHOT: Run Rosie Run.

Trainer Tim Yakteen sends out this 3-year-old filly SCREAMIN EARLIENNE for her second career start. She showed speed in her debut and faded. She takes a drop in class and apprentice Drayden Van Dyke jumps on. Yakteen is 4-for-12 with horses coming off a 61-180 day layoff and 31% with maiden claimers.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Dreamy Kid, 2. Schoolofhardrocks, 3. Monastic. LONG SHOT: Van Fraassen.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Sunset Strip, 2. Acategoryfivestorm, 3. Alexis Tangier. LONG SHOT: Brilliant Audrey.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Woodys Wharf, 2. Exclusive Girl, 3. Scene Queen. LONG SHOT: Lethal Story.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fury Kapcori, 2. Storm Fighter, 3. Clubhouse Ride. LONG SHOT: Majestic Harbor.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Little Journey, 2. Nashoba’s Gold, 3. Diversy Harbor. LONG SHOT: Room Service.

Trainer Chad Brown isn’t shipping this 3-year-old French filly LITTLE JOURNEY for his health. She finished third in a minor stakes at Keeneland and figures to be tighter for this effort. She showed tactical speed in debut. Jockey Joe Bravo comes West to ride.


NINTH RACE: 1. Lovmeister, 2. Newfound Gold, 3. Carbonite. LONG SHOT: Senator Bob.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Midnight Mayhem $4.40, third race; Hijra $5.60, sixth)

Friday’s second winners: 1 (Big Swag $11.40, second)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 3 (Lady Vivien $4.80, first; Belonging $10, fourth; Navarre $15.40, eighth)


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