Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, Oct. 2

FIRST RACE: 1. Toomanytomatoes, 2. Smooth Talker, 3. Papaslilprincess. LONG SHOT: Seek Safe Harbor.


SECOND RACE: 1. Resistanceisfutile, 2. Visbility, 3. Where’s Bubba. LONG SHOT: Rob’s Pal.


THIRD RACE: 1. Lovenseek, 2. Commander King, 3. Follow me Cerv. LONG SHOT: Silver Torch.


FOURTH RACE: 1. #9 Shakahari (3-1), 2. Carlsbad Mountain, 3. Mr. Itkins. LONG SHOT: Moonlight Meeting.

Trainer Blaine Wright doesn’t come to SoCal often but when he does he means business. This 4-year-old finished second at this level at Del Mar and won over this surface in March. Wright is 5-of-7 at Santa Anita with jockey Tyler Baze aboard.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Dynamite Ride, 2. Red Button, 3. Doyouknowsomething. LONG SHOT: Global Magician.


SIXTH RACE: 1. American Blend, 2. Dress Code, 3. Carlot Cowboy. LONG SHOT: Congregationalist.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. #2 Nahem (5-1), 2. Unusually Green, 3. Shake Things Up. LONG SHOT: Itsinthepost.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is 31% second off the claim like he is here with this 7-year-old. Hollendorfer puts blinkers on and jockey Martin Garcia takes the mount.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. #2 Ponder Lea (5-2) BEST BET, 2. Seaward Cottage, 3. Kiana’s Dream. LONG SHOT: Relaunch a Memory.

Trainer John Sadler is 55% (5-for-11) with horses dropping from MSW to maiden claiming. This 3-year-old filly has a good work since her debut when she got squeezed at the start and still showed decent speed.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Golds Venice $2.60, second race; Dragon Flower $6.80, eighth)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 5 (Zendai $3.60, first; Tulira Castle $3.40, fourth; Boone Docks $7.60, fifth; Bellamentary $3.40, sixth; Glory $6.20, seventh)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 0

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0


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