Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Feb. 1

PREVIEW: We predicted the turf races would be run on the main track on Thursday and we were right, but why did it take track management so long to take the first and sixth races off, which didn’t happen until less than an hour before first post? Sam story on Sunday. The first is scheduled for the turf. Why? Or better yet why not later on the program? It is suppose to pour in SoCal on Saturday. I’ll be shocked if anything is run on the grass but at least give it a couple hours more to dry out.
No picks in today’s turf races. I don’t see them being run on the surface. So just picks in the main track events.

SECOND RACE: 1. Quad, 2. Trapalanda, 3. Matriculate. LONG SHOT: Lindante.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Coil to Strike, 2. Sea’s Journey, 3. Soul Owner. LONG SHOT: Big Bad Gary.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Queen Bee ti You, 2. Harmony Victory, 3. Dulce Ride. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Humor.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Queen of the Track, 2. True Validity, 3. Thanks. LONG SHOT: Had Enough K P.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Candy Cornell, 2. Solomini, 3. Kylemore. LONG SHOT: Beaumarchais.

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS (Off the turf races not included)

Top choice winners: 1 (Extra Hope $8.20, seventh race)

Second choice winners: 2 (Microrithms $6.60, fourth; Perfect Ice Storm $8, fifth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Platinum Equity $6.20, second)

Long shot winners: 0


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