Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Oct. 11 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Carlot Cowboy, 2. Hurricane Lake, 3. Uncle Dick. LONG SHOT: Perfect Set.


SECOND RACE: 1. Iancol (best bet) SCRATCHED), 2. Liberty First, 3. Desert Dynamo. LONG SHOT: Zendai. NEW PICKS: 1. Liberty First, 2. Desert Dynamo, 3. Zendai. LONG SHOT: Stand and Salute.

OUCH THIS HURTS BECAUSE THIS HORSE HAD BIG WORKS BUT WAS SCRATCHED THIS MORNING. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer wins 31% of the time with his first-time starters, who are prepared for the races at Fairplex Park before moving to the main stable. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith takes the mount on IANCOL (4-1) and he is 37% when riding for Hollendorfer at Santa Anita.


THIRD RACE: 1. Top Drawer, 2. Stormin Wild, 3. Cloudy River. LONG SHOT: I’m Popeye.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Polytechnicien, 2. Compari, 3. Sizzlin’ Joe. LONG SHOT: American Act.


FIFTH RACE: 1. He’s a Bling, 2. Alfa Bird, 3. Majestic Charlie. LONG SHOT: Simon Kenton.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Deraptor, 2. Luckbox Sam, 3. Volkonsky. LONG SHOT: Lucky J Lane.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Wild Caroline, 2. Spectacular Proof, 3. Denotation. LONG SHOT: Hidden Reality.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Conscience, 2. Toowindytoohaulrox, 3. Rusty Road. LONG SHOT: Image of Joplin.


NINTH RACE: 1.  Velvet Mesquite, 2. Tribal Spy, 3. Heat Trap. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Veneda.

VELVET MESQUITE (9-2), a 4-year-old filly, is a beast down the hill with four wins in five tries. She tries stakes competition for the first time here, but most of her wins were in open company and she drops in with Cal-breds here. Mike Smith takes the mount for trainer Balke Heap.


10TH RACE: 1. Forest Trees, 2. Lamist, 3. Holy Ascension. LONG SHOT: Council Bet.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 0

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Afleet in Time $20.60, second race; Barrel Know $7.80, third

Thursday’s third choice winners: 2 (Take Back Spring $13.80, first; Winning Rhythm $7.40)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0


Friday’s top choice winners: 1 (Silk in Silver $3.40, first race)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Small Moves $10.80, sixth; Kulik Lodge $5, seventh)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 0


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