Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, Dec. 31 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Sweet Rafaela, 2. Sofi’s Gold (SCRATCHED) new pick: Midnight Sunrise, 3. Navy Queen. LONG SHOT: Shylock Eddie.

SECOND RACE: 1. Mariah Girl, 2. True Mischief, 3. Midnight Jamboree. LONG SHOT: Samandah.

THIRD RACE: 1. Antithetical, 2. I’m Leaving You, 3. Talking. LONG SHOT: Dreamer’s Reality.

FOURTH RACE: 1. You’re All Talk, 2. Varoma, 3. Misericors. LONG SHOT: Oscar Nod.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Agata (best bet), 2. Warrens Candy Girl, 3. Miss Ever Ready. LONG SHOT: St Helena.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Parsimony, 2. Shashashakemeup (SCRATCHED) new pick: California Street, 3. Kneedeepinsnow. LONG SHOT: King of Speed.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Quattroelle, 2. Javanica, 3. Pizzazz. LONG SHOT: Absolute Scenes.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Carte Blanche, 2. Old Indian Trick, 3. Alcools (SCRATCHED) new pick: Satchel de Ritches. LONG SHOT: Cause and Effect.

NINTH RACE: 1. Cosmo, 2. Disco Ball, 3. Absolute Unit. LONG SHOT: McWherter.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Top choice winners: 1 (Octopus $3.60, sixth race, cold exacta $13.20)
Second choice winners: 4 (Mastering $4.20, second, exacta box $6.20, trifecta box $11; Honos Man $4, fifth; Jetovator $7.80, seventh; The Chosen Vron $6, eighth, exacta box $20.20, trifecta box $35.50, superfecta box $166.70)
Third choice winners: 1 (Love My Jimmy $5.40, fourth, exacta box $23, trifecta box $43.40)
Long shot winners: 1 (Cathkin Peak $10.40, third)

Top choice winners: 3 (Avenue de France $14.20, first race; Smooth Like Strait $3.60, fourth, exacta box $24, trifecta box $39.50, superfecta box $134.90; Duopoly $14, ninth)
Second choice winners: 1 (Charlatan $5.20, 10th, exacta box $42.80)
Third choice winners: 4 (Wipe the Slate $7.40, second, exacta box $18.60; Alvaaro $10.20, third, exacta box $35.40, trifecta box $64.55; Warren’s Memorable $8.40, fifth; Nasty $15.80, 11th, exacta box $75.20)
Long shot winners: 0


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