Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, June 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Durango Flier, 2. Poshsky, 3. Deraptor. LONG SHOT: Benba.


SECOND RACE: 1. Courtside, 2. Pepper Sweet, 3. Old Pueblo. LONG SHOT: Muchos Besos.


THIRD RACE: 1. No Barneys, 2. Yodeling Honey, 3. He’s a Real Keeper. LONG SHOT: Slick Caper.

NO BARNEYS, a son of Zensational, tries two turns for the first time and being out of a Dynaformer mare, he should have no problem with that. Trainer Peter Miller is 22% with maiden claimers and the gelding has a good work since his race.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Velvet Mesquite (best bet), 2. Glorious luck, 3. Tizmetizyou. LONG SHOT: Macaabra.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Social Request, 2. Masters Circle, 3. Bad Read Sanchez. LONG SHOT: Popsracer.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Finallygotabentley, 2. Stormberg, 3. Royal F J. LONG SHOT: Guns Loaded.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Meringue Pie, 2. Goyan, 3. Indygo Andy. LONG SHOT: Tenkiller Kid.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Itsgettinhotinhere, 2. Zim N the Mailman, 3. Chattering Gambler. LONG SHOT: Here Comes the Sun.

ITSGETTINHOTINHERE, a 3-year-old gelding, was claimed by trainer Vann Belvoir and is moving up into the maiden special weight ranks, but Belvoir is 24% first off the claim and he’s 21% going from a sprint to a route. Belvoir and jockey Fernando Perez are a 39% combination over the last year.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Magic Mark $6, fourth race; Point Endurance $7.40, eighth)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Caval $4.20, first; Scooter Bird $7.60, third)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Sudden Rumor $10.60, second)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0


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