Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Thursday, Match 19

FIRST RACE: 1. Chocolate Delight, 2. Silk in Silver, 3. Midnight Lady. LONG SHOT: Acute.

CHOCOLATE DELIGHT (4-1), a 6-year-old mare, was favored last time at a level higher and failed to deliver. Trainer Robertino Diodoro does well with lower-level horses and jockey Tyler Baze, who is 29% with Diodoro, keeps the mount.

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SECOND RACE: 1. One Lucky Dane, 2. Commute, 3. Harmonic. LONG SHOT: Papa Kade.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Long Hot Summer, 2. Majestic Presence, 3. Minks Aprise. LONG SHOT: Sea Mona.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Tiz All That, 2. Grandson At Last, 3. Cal McLish. LONG SHOT: Fabber.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Ezio, 2. Delta Ranger, 3. Wicked Heat. LONG SHOT: Snowday.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Smart Transition, 2. Air Pocket, 3. Whiskey Ticket. LONG SHOT: Ghost of Navigator.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Susan B Good, 2. Tangelo, 3. Tale of Papa Nick. LONG SHOT: Flat Footed Mama.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Blame It On Tekla (best bet), 2. Midnight City, 3. Joshie Hit a Homer. LONG SHOT: My Charlie Boy.

This gelding BLAME IT ON TEKLA (3-1) owns a maturity edge over the rest of the field as he is a 5-year-old while the others are 3-year-olds. He had a good second last time to cheaper and should be able to parlay that into a win, especially with a huge work last week for trainer Kristin Mulhall.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 1 (Perfect Set $4.20, first race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 0

Saturday’s third choice winners: 3 (Go West Marie $4.80, fifth; Warren’s Veneda $5, eighth; Show Stealer $14, ninth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Jedi Mind Trick $10, third)

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 2 (Herecomeskat $6.80, third race; Avenge $11.60, ninth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 0

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Willy Be Wild $7.80, fourth)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Chaulk O Lattey $15.80, fifth)

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