Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Thursday, Oct. 2 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Empire Cat, 2. Bandido Too, 3. Slapshot Man. LONG SHOT: Whoyougonnacall.


SECOND RACE: 1. Valentine Boy, 2. Zip Cat, 3. World Famous Sam T. LONG SHOT: Nextdoorneighbor.


THIRD RACE: 1. Bardy, 2. Thirtyfirststreet, 3. Malibu Way. LONG SHOT: Woodmans Luck.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Easter Fever, 2. Princess Bertrando, 3. Stormy Adieu. LONG SHOT: Party Rock (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Ashley’s Sassy.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Toppers Sunshine, 2. Boller Bomb, 3. Highly Rated. LONG SHOT: Marina Del Heat.

Completely throw out TOPPERS SUNSHINE’S (10-1) last race at Del Mar. This filly has a win and two thirds over the course and has five wins lifetime at this distance. Trainer Robertino Diodoro and jockey Fernando Perez are a 26% combination at Santa Anita.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Barbs Angel, 2. Constantine, 3. Arctic Code. LONG SHOT: Athens.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Wanstead Gardens, 2. Sammy Mandeville, 3. Patriots Rule. LONG SHOT: Grachus the Hunter.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Our Love Affair (best bet), 2. Steel lady, 3. Fast Magoo. LONG SHOT: Onedewoman.

OUR LOVE AFFAIR (4-1) finished a good second at Los Alamitos in July and was given Del Mar off by trainer Bruce Headley, who hates Polytrack. This 4-year-old filly pressed the pace under apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke, who keeps the mount.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 4 (Midnight Candy $3.20, second race; Daddy’s Duo $3.40, sixth; Bright Thought $16.40, seventh; Royal Temptress $12.60, ninth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Awesome Indy $27.80, fifth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 0

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Chief Lion $26, third)


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