Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Sunday, Oct. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Brazilian Court, 2. Hold Everything, 3. Caramuru. LONG SHOT: Mapping.


SECOND RACE: 1. Justa Splash, 2. Vavoom, 3. Shackleford Banks. LONG SHOT: Thesheetsguy.

JUSTA SPLASH (5-1), a 3-year-old, gets a huge jockey switch from a 10-pound apprentice to Hall of Famer Alex Solis. The son of Harlan’s Holiday should like the dirt and already has proven he likes two turns.


THIRD RACE: 1. Racing for Chasen, 2. Champion Risk, 3. Love the Kids. LONG SHOT: Wackett.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Rule the Field, 2. Smart Journey, 3. City State. LONG SHOT: Itsgettinhotinhere.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Eltoninadress, 2. Acute, 3. Courageousandbold. LONG SHOT: Goldilocks Planet.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Luck of the Kitten (best bet), 2. Rowdy Dylan, 3. Dallas Skyline. LONG SHOT: Remo.

Obviously trainer Wesley Ward is trying to find out if  LUCK OF THE KITTEN (3-1), a 2-year-old, is good enough to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after a second-place finish in a stakes at Kentucky Downs. The son of Kitten’s Joy figures to go to the front and great turf jockey Corey Nakatani will guide him for the first time.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Always a Chance, 2. Rovenna, 3. Sweet Marini. LONG SHOT: Only Josie Knows.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Her Emmynency, 2. Heart of Paradise, 3. Sea Mona. LONG SHOT: Into Oblivion.


NINTH RACE: 1. Hot Lightning, 2. Conquest Dreamin, 3. All Around Brown. LONG SHOT: Guy Code.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 1 (Compulsive $12.20, 10th race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (One Lucky Dane $3.40, sixth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 1 (Rich Tapestry $16.80, eighth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Jimmy Bouncer $9.40, second)


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