Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Jan. 3

FIRST RACE: 1. Fast as Cass, 2. Union Station, 3. Norski. LONG SHOT: Tiz a Slayer.

SECOND RACE: 1. I Belong to Becky, 2. Roaring Fork, 3. Toothless Wonder. LONG SHOT: Imagineiamfastest.

THIRD RACE: 1. Rose Dunn, 2. Moonless Sky, 3. Quinnie. LONG SHOT: Avalon Ride.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Diosa, 2. Bellazano, 3. Laker Jet. LONG SHOT: Jabber Now.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Diamond of Value, 2. Invincibella, 3. Point Hope. LONG SHOT: Daddy’s Melody.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Shanghai Keely, 2. Savvy Gal, 3. Gingham. LONG SHOT: Rare Find.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Coalinga Road (best bet), 2. Rookie Mistake, 3. Luvluv. LONG SHOT: El Diablo Rojo.
Lots of first-timers in this race but I’m going two of the experienced hands in the top two. Trainer Carla Gaines is 24% with horses first time on the grass and the sire Quality Road gets 11% winners first time on the green stuff.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Buyback, 2. Katsaros, 3. Root Beer Rag. LONG SHOT: Osteria.

NINTH RACE: 1. Dulverton Darling, 2. Querelle, 3. Persephone. LONG SHOT: Red Bunting.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 1 (Love a Honeybadger $6.40, fifth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Opus Won $12, sixth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Justinian $6.80, third; Rip City $9.80, fourth; Texas Wedge $6.20, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0


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