Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, June 21 (update)

FIRST RACE: 1. Bonus Spin, 2. Grace Victoria, 3. Spectacular Proof. LONG SHOT: B Positive.


SECOND RACE: 1. Spring Up, 2. Tones, 3. Koast (SCRATCHED). LONG SHOT: Candy’s Sunrise. NEW PICKS: 1. Spring Up, 2. Tones, 3. Candy’s Sunrise. LONG SHOT: Mind the Master.


THIRD RACE: 1. Bench Press, 2. Innocent Man, 3. Southern Sunrise. LONG SHOT: Regally Soul.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Lucy Lou Gambler (SCRATCHED), 2. Patty’s Place, 3. Lady Dash. LONG SHOT: Positivo. NEW PICKS: 1. Patty’s Place, 2. Lady Dash, 3. Global Hart. LONG SHOT: Positivo.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Argyle Cut, 2. Home School, 3. Forever Juanito. LONG SHOT: Sawyer’s Hill.

After running the last two years on the Northern California circuit, ARGYLE CUT, a son of Harlington, gets tested for class in a trip South. The 3-year-old has never been worse than second in four turf tries. Trainer Bill Morey gets top-class turf rider Corey Nakatani aboard.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Cinmars Dance, 2. Presiding Justice, 3. Solid Wager. LONG SHOT: Mavericks Gun.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Appealing Tale, 2. Unbridled Command, 3. You Know I Know. LONG SHOT: County Lineman.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. La Mejor Fiesta, 2. Jojo Warrior, 3. Delta Flower. LONG SHOT: Stop Smiling.


NINTH RACE: 1. Alexis Tangier (best bet), 2. Williams Bay, 3. Spy Girl (SCRATCHED). LONG SHOT: Venetian. NEW PICKS: 1. Alexis Tangier (best bet), 2. Williams Bay, 3. Pouncerounddaclock. LONG SHOT: Venetian.

Interesting jockey assignment here as Gary Stevens usually rides first string for trainer Tom Proctor, who has two entered in this race. However, Stevens decides to ride ALEXIS TANGIER, a daughter of Tiznow, for trainer Richard Mandella, who is 3-for-9 going from dirt to turf. Jockey Mike Smith jumps off Alexis to ride first-time starter WILLIAMS BAY, who has been training lights out for Proctor.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (No Barneys $6.20, third race; Velvet Mesquite $5.40, fourth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Poshky $5, first)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Bad Read Sanchez $6.80, fifth; Chattering Gambler $11.20, eighth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (Tenkiller Kid $3.60, seventh)


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