Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Oct. 8

Preview: I’m not sure I’ve picked so many horses that have finished fourth in my life. That’s good for superfecta players, but I’m not. Oneward and upward. Don’t forget there is racing Monday.

FOURTH RACE: #1 Luminoso (12-1)

This filly is coming out of a key Del Mar race that has produced two winners so far. The sire Quality Road gets 9% winners first time on the turf and jockey Rafael Bejarano takes over.

SEVENTH RACE: #2 Tatar (4-1)

Really like jockey Kent Desormeaux on the grass and the first time he rides a horse. Trainer Edward Freeman is 20% when going from route to a sprint.

EIGHTH RACE: #6 Kafister (4-1)
This old boy didn’t have it at Del Mar following a year layoff, but he has plenty of class plus eight wins at Santa Anita from 16 starts. That must be why trainer Michael McCarthy, who rarely claims, took this 7-year-old. He drops him in class but with a win might make a small profit. McCarthy, a former Todd Pletcher assistant, is 21% with horses second off the layoff. Jockey Tyler Baze saw enough last time to stay aboard.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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One thought on “Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Oct. 8

  1. Nathan Glass says:

    Race 1
    6 R Sunday Surprise
    8 Speakers
    4 My Pi Romancer

    Race 2
    6 Mischievous Lass
    4 Krissy’s Manicure
    1 Omerta

    Race 3
    1 Empress of lov
    2 Mama’s Kid
    7 Family Girl

    Race 4
    4 Factorofwon
    1 Luminoso
    6 Camino Song

    Race 5
    3 Bad Ju Just
    5 Unique Bella
    4 Princess Karen

    Race 6
    2 Gemini Journey
    3 Bitzka
    8 What a ten

    Race 7
    6 Copper Wind
    2 Tatar
    5 Bold Papa

    Race 8
    8 Tasunke Witco
    6 Kafister
    2 Nardo

    Race 9
    4 Secreto Primero (Best Bet)
    8 A Red Tie Day
    1 Lord of Chaos

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