Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Feb. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Vegas Bound, 2. Irish and Lucky, 3. Lovely Instinct. LONG SHOT: Rock N Bunny.


SECOND RACE: 1. Action Hero, 2. Wolf Man Rocket, 3. Power Jam. LONG SHOT: Bold Bid.


THIRD RACE: 1. Broadcaster, 2. Gallant Charm, 3. El Vaguro. LONG SHOT: Cole Cole.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Inscription, 2. Lyla Della, 3. Beyound Lucky. LONG SHOT: Fourth Street.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Turn On the Pumps, 2. Blackford, 3. Deputy Heat. LONG SHOT: Lindante.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Holiday Maker, 2. Cruisingtheharbor, 3. Where Is My Mind. LONG SHOT: Erte.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Avenge (turf only) (BEST BET), 2. Boat Drinks, 3. Qui Cat Qui. LONG SHOT: Zip N Bayou.

AVENGE (4-1), a 3-year-old filly, drew into the race for trainer Richard Mandella, and now it’s watch out. Mandella is 26% second off the layoff and 36% going from dirt to turf. Jockey Gary Stevens has the mount.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Sweet Marini, 2. Thegirlinthatsong, 3. Yahilwa. LONG SHOT: Awesome Baby.


Race 9: #1 Maybellene (turf only) (4-1) SCRATCHED

This 3-year-old filly drops out of a pair of Grade I tries for trainer Bob Baffert, who is 21% going route to sprint. This daughter of Lookin At Lucky is bred to love the grass as she makes her first start in the green stuff with jockey Martin Garcia aboard.

NINTH RACE: 1. Havanna Belle, 2. Bobbi Grace, 3. Mio Me. LONG SHOT: She’s a Big Winner.

As you can see I had other ideas on this race until Baffert scratched Maybellene.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (Tiz Jolie $8.40, first race; Temple Keys $7.60, fifth; Ritzy Tags $5, eighth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Belle of the Fleet $11, second; Guggenheim $6.40, seventh)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 2 (So Golden $29.20, third; Muchos Besos $19, sixth)


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