Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Thursday, Feb. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Sweet Taboo, 2. Grandma Connie, 3. Honky Tonk Diva. LONG SHOT: Individual Design.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Pocketball, 2. Pat the Bear, 3. Gambler’s Roll. LONG SHOT: Great Lou.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Lady’s Plan, 2. Hug and a Kiss, Hoop of Colour. LONG SHOT: Diaminda.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Vow Me Over, 2. Oui Bear, 3. High Intensity. LONG SHOT: Lilies and Roses.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Sprague River, 2. Jade With Envy, 3. Doctor Glynis. LONG SHOT: Marina Del Heat.

Northern California-based trained Steve Sherman doesn’t ship much to SoCal therefore this 4-year-old filly, SPRAGUE RIVER (9-2), must have a big shot. Big jock switch to Joe Talamo and this filly had a good fourth over the downhill course last winter.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Peradventure, 2. Run Like a Million, 3. Guy Code. LONG SHOT: Big Swag.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Talco, 2. Helm, 3. Ashleyluvssugar. LONG SHOT: Sofast.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Barbara Beatrice (best bet), 2. Lucy in Diamonds, 3. Alwazabridesmaid. LONG SHOT: Scuti de Patuti.

BARBARA BEATRICE (8-1), a 3-year-old, came running down the lane in her debut. With that under her belt, trainer Phil D’Amato puts the blinkers on, a move he is 38% with in 13 mounts, and D’Amato is 23% with second-time starters.

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