Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita Park selections for Sunday, Jan. 4

FIRST RACE: 1. When We Met, 2. Quality Plan, 3. Hadfunlastnight. LONG SHOT: Oligarch.


SECOND RACE: 1. War Destiny, 2. Logan’s Moon, 3. Uptown Rythem. LONG SHOT: Twentytwentyvision.


THIRD RACE: 1. Miss Mandate, 2. Devil’s Beauty, 3. All Star Bub. LONG SHOT: Taparri.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Temple Keys, 2. Metaboss, 3. Air Nashoba. LONG SHOT: Stuffed Animal.

Temple City has proven to be a good sire with first-time grass horses and that’s what we have in this 3-year-old colt, TEMPLE KEYS (9-2), for trainer Tom Proctor and jockey Drayden Van Dyke.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Kill Shot, 2. Willie B Awesome, 3. He’s On His Toes. LONG SHOT: Misty’sviewthegold.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Doctor Glynis, 2. Faith Hope Love, 3. Mahalo Princess. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Gussie.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rainbow North, 2. Cole Cole, 3. Ebony Gold. LONG SHOT: Unusual Lover.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Velvet Mesquite (best bet), 2. Shrinking Violet, 3. Wishing Gate. LONG SHOT: Sky Treasure.

VELVET MESQUITE (7-2), a 5-year-old mare, loves running down the hill at Santa Anita, where she is 5-for-6 on the course. The outside post is fine and jockey Mike Smith stays aboard for trainer Blake Heap.


NINTH RACE: 1. Miz Graycee, 2. Honey Nugget, 3. Won’t Be Shaken. LONG SHOT: Lady Danger.

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