Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, Feb. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Casual Attire, 2. Matzoh Ball Magic, 3. Hidden Zensation. LONG SHOT: Rusty Road.


SECOND RACE: 1. Light Striker, 2. Sheza Eyeopener, 3. Toomanytomatoes. LONG SHOT: Rosewhitenblue.


THIRD RACE: 1. Deputy Striker, 2. Which Market, 3. Horizontalyspeakin. LONG SHOT: Tribal Tribute.

This 6-year-old DEPUTY STRIKER (6-1) makes his turf debut and should love it along with going around two turns. He has been working well good for trainer Brian Koriner, who is 4-for-10 with layoffs of 61-180 days.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Dixie Dame, 2. Gold Locket, 3. Coded Message. LONG SHOT: Tamke.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Papa Z (turf only) (BEST BET), 2. McHeat, 3. Prohibition Repeal. LONG SHOT: Ace Deuce.

PAPA Z (6-1), a 4-year-old, got off to a slow start in his turf debut, but made up some ground in the stretch. Trainer Marty Jones has put a good work into him and good turf rider Brice Blanc returns.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Harmonic, 2. Eckersley, 3. Cyrus Alexander. LONG SHOT: Verraco.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Kick, 2. Joes Blazing Aaron, 3. Awesome Return. LONG SHOT: Diamond Bachelor.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Oil, 2. Win Wish, 3. Spectacularjourney. LONG SHOT: Arctic Code.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 1 (Kyankes $3.20, fourth race)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Fantastic Style $3, seventh; Price of Glory $4.80, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 2 (Thesheetsguy $5.40, second; My Jealous $5.80, sixth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 1 (I’m Popeye $14.80, first)


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