Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, March 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Thesheetsguy, 2. Gladding, 3. The Mad Hungarian. LONG SHOT: North Pacific.


SECOND RACE: 1. Sacred Ovation, 2. Congregationalist, 3. Senor Rain. LONG SHOT: Memphis.


THIRD RACE: 1. So Elite, 2. Smart Ellis, 3. Relentless Heat. LONG SHOT: Bob Consultation.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Soul Driver (turf only) (BEST BET), 2. Bench Warrant, 3. Jazzy Josh. LONG SHOT: Jazzy Josh.

This 3-year-old SOUL DRIVER (6-1) broke his maiden over this turf course and has run his last two over the Tapeta at Golden Gate. He made big moves but flattened out. He has received questionable rides, but today gets Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who is a master on the turf.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Hard Night’s Day, 2. Exposure, 3. Explicable. LONG SHOT: All That Glitters.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Vow Me Over, 2. Stella Moon, 3. Ya Ya Girl. LONG SHOT: Katy Drama.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Walk With an Angel, 2. Crushed Velvet, 3. Imwiththeblonde. LONG SHOT: Rovenna.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Finnegans Wake, 2. Power Foot, 3. Ashleyluvssugar. LONG SHOT: Play Hard to Get.


NINTH RACE: 1. Captain G, 2. Captain Carchy, 3. Banddido Too. LONG SHOT: Spin Forty.

This gelding CAPTAIN G (6-1) receives a huge jockey change from apprentice Pena to veteran Victor Espinoza. With two route races under his belt, this son of Colonel John should be plenty fit for this 7-furlong event for trainer Peter Miller, who is 23% with maiden claimers.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Reno Rebel $3.20, second race; Ain’t No Other $6.60, fourth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 0

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 3 (Mum’s Truckee $4, third; My Sweet Addiction $10.80, fifth; Secret Appeal $10.20, eighth)


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