Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, Jan. 2

FIRST RACE: 1. I’m No Patsy, 2. Marla Hooch, 3. Acute. LONG SHOT: Cayanna.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Prospector Alley, 2. Beach Fever, 3. Thesheetsguy. LONG SHOT: Silent Ruler.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Believe Too, 2. Sky Heart, 3. Townminister. LONG SHOT: Sterling Wager.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Salsita, 2. Nothing to Hide, 3. Pariotic Brother. LONG SHOT: Best in Class.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Danette, 2. Popover, 3. Cool Moves. LONG SHOT: Larking.

This maiden DANETTE (3-1) has run in three straight Grade I races so now she is back with her friends and would appear to hold a clear class advantage for trainer Keith Desormeaux and his brother, jockey Kent Desormeaux.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Mega Heat (best bet), 2. Horizontalyspeakin, 3. Boozer. LONG SHOT: Hay Dude.

MEGA HEAT (4-1), an 8-year-old, has won four times in nine tries on this turf course and he is 6-of-8 at this distance. Jockey Corey Nakatani knows him well and trainer Peter Eurton is 26% with allowance horses.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Cautious Giant, 2. Day of Fury, 3. Got Even. LONG SHOT: Sammy Mandeville.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Cravin’ the Heat, 2. Loan Savant, 3. Tanquerray. LONG SHOT: Tebowing.

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