Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Thursday, Jan. 8

FIRST RACE: 1. Brother Soldier, 2. Lolo El Canonero, 3. Test Ride. LONG SHOT: Night Badger.

BROTHER SOLDIER (7-2), a 4-year-old gelding, drops into a claimer for the first time and trainer Richard Baltas puts blinkers on. Speed has done well for the last week on the main track and this horse has been training well, probably with the blinkers.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Big Kick, 2. Persuasive Paul, 3. Power Foot. LONG SHOT: Crushed It.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Mom’s Winner, 2. Warren’s Assassin, 3. Sudden Quest. LONG SHOT: Puttybadhsark.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Chicsdigtheshark (best bet), Broadway Nika, 3. The Great Caper. LONG SHOT: Green Tag.

Trainer Peter Miller claimed this 6-year-old CHICSDIGTHESHARK (2-1) at the end of the Santa Anita meeting, no doubt with this meet in mind. The gelding has won an amazing 7-of-12 races at Santa Anita. Elvis Trujillo jumps on and he is 25% with Miller.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Forest Chatter, 2. Tizapolooza, 3. Haardous Dreams. LONG SHOT: Odin.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Bow Tie Belle, 2. Here’s bella, 3. Amina Perfect. LONG SHOT: Lady Comic

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Black Bird Rock, 2. Baruta, 3. Spelling Again. LONG SHOT: Diamond Stilettos.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Militant, 2. Alewpy Again, 3. Preordained. LONG SHOT: Undrgroundrailroad.

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