Horse racing

Santa Anita opinions

Note to readers: I was all set to provide selections for Santa Anita on Friday but when I got home from work Thursday night I discovered my computer and other devices at my residence had been stolen. As you can guess this has thrown me for a loop and am unsure when I will post picks again. As we all know computers don’t grow on trees. Hopefully by the opening of Del Mar I will be back in business, but I had all my programs and stuff on that computer so it will be a little while. Thanks for reading. JN

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, June 8

FIRST: 1. Tammy’s Window, 2. Super Patriot, 3. Candy Swirls. LONG SHOT: Fool’s Paradise.

SECOND: 1. Miss That Kat, 2. Jack’s Diva, 33. I Belong to Becky. LONG SHOT: Handsome John.

THIRD: 1. Dukes Up, 2. Oh Man, 3. Top of the Game. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Humor.

FOURTH: 1. Desmond Doss, 2. My Journey, 3. Flicflac. LONG SHOT: Bud Knight.

FIFTH: 1. Time for Kisses, 2. Convince, 3. A Dime for Me. LONG SHOT: Miss Bennet.

SIXTH: 1. Don’t Sell, 2. Great Return, 3. G Q Covergirl. LONG SHOT: Tizanillusion.

SEVENTH: 1. For Him, 2. Rick’s Dream, 3. Market Sentiment. LONG SHOT: Nova.

EIGHTH: 1. Factorial, 2. Overdue, 3. Ultimate Bango. LONG SHOT: Hootie.

NINTH: 1. San Giorgio, 2. Wicken Fen, 3. Lil Sydney. LONG SHOT: Red Valor.

10TH: 1. Formal Dude, 2. Drink, 3. Scrambled. LONG SHOT: Union Station.

Good luck

Belmont Park, Horse racing

Belmont Park stakes opinions for Saturday, June 8

THIRD RACE (Easy Goer): 1. Outshine, 2. Alwaysmining, 3. Majid, 4. Dream Maker. LONG SHOT: Still Dreaming.

FOURTH RACE (Grade I Just A Game): 1. Beau Recall, 2. Rushing Fall, 3. Got Stormy, 4. Environs. LONG SHOT: Daddy Is a Legend.

FIFTH RACE (Grade I Ogden Phipps): 1. Escape Clause, 2. Midnight Bisou, 3. Come Dancing, 4. Mopotism. LONG SHOT: Pacific Wind.

SIXTH RACE (Grade I Jaipur): 1. World of Trouble, 2. Undrafted, 3. Dirty, 4. Belvoir Bay. LONG SHOT: Diamond Oops.

SEVENTH RACE (Grade I Acorn): 1. Cookie Dough, 2. Serengeti Empress, 3. Queen of Beas, 4. Guarana. LONG SHOT: Ce Ce.

EIGHTH RACE (Grade I Woody Stephens): 1. Honest Mischief, 2. Much Better, 3. Wendell Fong, 4. Complexity. LONG SHOT: Lexitonian.

NINTH RACE (Grade I Met Mile): 1. Prince Lucky, 2. McKenzzie, 3. Mitole, 4. Firenze Fire. LONG SHOT: Coal Front.

10TH RACE (Grade I Manhattan): 1. Channel Maker, 2. Raging Bull, 3. Bricks and Mortar, 4. Robert Bruce. LONG SHOT: Channel Cat.

11TH RACE (Grade I Belmont) : 1. Spinoff, 2. War of Will, 3. Tacitus, 4. Bourbon War. LONG SHOT: Sir Winston.
This isn’t the Belmont expected, especially with no Kentucky Derby winner or any Bob Baffert-trained horses entered. It is, what it is. Spinoff has been given time off since the Derby when he was wide throughout. If Javier Castellano can use this 3-year-old’s speed and keep close to the pace, I think he has a shot at a price. War of Will showed in the Preakness that the Derby trouble was real. Tacitus seems to be everyone’s favorite.

13TH RACE (Grade II Brooklyn): 1. Campaign, 2. Marconi, 3. Rocketry, 4. You’re to Blame. LONG SHOT: Sonneteer.

Good luck.

Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Horse racing

Churchill Downs opinions for Saturday, June 8 (Updated)

PREVIEW: Several jockeys are at Belmont Park today so jockey Florent Geroux has picked up a lot of mounts, especially for trainer Steve Asmussen, so Geroux could have a very big day. Don’t sleep on him.

NOTE: They are sloppy and off the turf in races 5 and 8. So take these picks with a grain of salt. Look for wet track pedigree.

FIRST: 1. Zyramid, 2. Nucky, 3. Halfmoon Reef. LONG SHOT: Cheeseburger.

SECOND: 1. Lunar Approach, 2.Ransomed, 3. Day by Day. LONG SHOT: Game Time Decision.

THIRD: 1. Magical, 2. Pretty Greeley, 3. Maybe Wicked. LONG SHOT: Special Relativity.

FOURTH: 1. Don’teatmycookies, 2. (Entry) Dilly Dally Darby and Estrela Cadente, 3. Indicating. LONG SHOT: Pinotage.

FIFTH: 1. Confessing (best bet), 2. Our Bay B Ruth, 3. Silver Kitten. LONG SHOT: Lady Rosalie. OFF THE TURF IGNORE PICKS

SIXTH: 1. Better Charge It, 2. Light of the World, 3. On d;Oro. LONG SHOT: Kansas City Zip.

SEVENTH: 1. Make Noise, 2. Paddock Pick, 3. Mine My Time. LONG SHOT: Brush Country.

EIGHTH: 1. Cosmic Code, 2. Be Nimble, 3. Bella Laura. LONG SHOT: Talbeya. OFF THE TURF IGNORE PICKS

NINTH: 1. Combatant, 2. Matrooh, 3. Solomini. LONG SHOT: Kershaw.

10TH: 1. Mom’s On Strike, 2. Limari, 3. Stave. LONG SHOT: Smart Emma.

11TH: 1. Ready and Rich, 2. New Frontier, 3. Admiral Brown. LONG SHOT: Not Very Gentle.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, June 1

Preview: Looks like a very chalky card so go light.

FIRST RACE: 1. Aussie Fox, 2. Boru, 3. Conquest Smartee. LONG SHOT: Righful.

SECOND RACE: 1. Tiz Toffee, 2. Ciao Luna, 3. Pied N True. LONG SHOT: Cee Sam’s Girl.

THIRD RACE: 1. Bitter Ring Home, 2. Tough It Out, 3. Snazzy Dresser. LONG SHOT: Play Hard to Get.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Beleth, 2. Comical Ghost, 3. Oakland Mills. LONG SHOT: C Falls.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Foster Boi (best bet), 2. Juggles, 3. Silver Summer. LONG SHOT: Rinse and Repeat.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Morning Show, 2. Moana Luna, 3. King Jack. LONG SHOT: Dinesen.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Seranitsa, 2. Holly Hundy, 3. Maximum Rate. LONG SHOT: Hostess.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Paradise Woods, 2. La Force, 3. Tapped. LONG SHOT: Just a Smidge.

NINTH RACE: 1. Queen of Mean, 2. Pricing, 3. Jaccat. LONG SHOT: Tell It Again.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, May 31

FIRST RACE: 1. Midnight Bandit, 2. Will Dance,r 3. Outlaw. LONG SHOT: Big Bad Gary.

SECOND RACE: 1. Dearborn, 2. Breezy Bee, 3. Take a Leap. LONG SHOT: Ruby Trust.

THIRD RACE: 1. Next Flight, 2. Include the Tax, 3. Cal’s Gem. LONG SHOT: Project Leader.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Rumpus Cat, 2. Captivate, 3. Dallas Skyline. LONG SHOT: Aycara.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Zusha, 2. Kaydetre, 3. Donut Girl. LONG SHOT: Battleground State.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Acclimate, 2. Holy Ghost, 3. Mongolian Greywolf. LONG SHOT: East Rand.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fire When Ready, 2. Wild Bean, 3. Satrapa. LONG SHOT: Nap Lajoie.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kris’ Wild Kat, 2. Rebel War, 3. Taste’s Legend. LONG SHOT: Moon Juice.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Monday, May 27

Note: Sorry it took so long this morning but Santa Anita didn’t post changes until late.

FIRST RACE: 1. Ameerah B, 2. Katsaros, 3. Pretty Point. LONG SHOT: Haughty Girl.

SECOND RACE: 1. Raneem, 2. Bowl of Soul WINNER $3.20, 3. Crystal Lake. LONG SHOT: Karmically.
THIRD RACE: 1. Shining Through, 2. Jasikan WINNER $5.20, 3. Big Scott Daddy. LONG SHOT: Power Down.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Nations Hope, 2. Studly Perfection, 3. Van Cortland. LONG SHOT: Point Guard.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Tiny Tina WINNER $8.20, 2. Foxtail, 3. Siberian Iris. LONG SHOT: Achira.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Chasin Lucas WINNER $5.60, 2. Wandering Patrol, 3. Christy Jackson. LONG SHOT: Erebuni.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rymska, 2. Vasilika WINNER $4.20, 3. Ahimas. LONG SHOT: Causeforcommotion.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Gift Box, 2. Core Beliefs, 3. Vino Rosso WINNER $10.20. LONG SHOT: Higher Power.
NINTH RACE: 1. Delta Prince, 2. Catapult, 3. Sharp Samurai. LONG SHOT: River Boyne.
10TH RACE: 1. Dueling, 2. Cats Blame, 3. Adens Dream WINNER $5.40. LONG SHOT: Tap the Wire.

Good luck.