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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, May 16 (Mandatory Pick 6 payout day)

Note: I hope some of you got paid with Rombauer in the Preakness.

FIRST RACE: 1. Swanning, 2. Fowler Blue, 3. Aspen Shade. LONG SHOT: I’m Winning.

SECOND RACE: 1. Gidgetta, 2. Five Pics Please, 3. Rakassah. LONG SHOT: Hotitude.

THIRD RACE: 1. Diva’s Finale, 2. Joe Don Looney, 3. Theluteismine. LONG SHOT: Western Rule.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Golden Journey, 2. I Give Up, 3. Predictable Tully. LONG SHOT: Bellize.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Mount Pelliar, 2. Gordy’s Boy, 3. Big Well. LONG SHOT: Mongol Altai.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Beyond Brilliant, 2. Mr. Impossible, 3. Myopic. LONG SHOT: Bender.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fantail (best bet), 2. Ellerslie Lace, 3. Dolce. LONG SHOT: Nu Pi Lambda.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Studly Perfection, 2. Tobacco Road, 3. Jan’s Reserve. LONG SHOT: Indy Jones.

NINTH RACE: 1. Dorita’s Happy, 2. Hyland Haven, 3. Irish Aura. LONG SHOT: Fabiolla.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 15

FIRST RACE: 1. Man Friday, 2. Back Ring Luck, 3. Barraza. LONG SHOT: Flashiest.

SECOND RACE: 1. House Limit, 2. Synthesis, 3. Dr. Troutman. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Wind.

THIRD RACE: 1. Laurel River, 2. The Chosen Vron, 3. Wipe the Slate. LONG SHOT: I’ll Stand Taller.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Fi Fi Pharoah, 2. Witch Moon, 3. Angel of Freedom. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Mission.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Bold Endeavor, 2. Heywoods Beach, 3. Kershaw. LONG SHOT: Sash.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Absolute Unit, 2. Liar Liar, 3. Hoop Dream. LONG SHOT: Ox Bridge.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Andy, 2. Supersonic Flyer, 3. So Very Smart. LONG SHOT: Pistachio Princess.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Goldini (best bet), 2. Chasing Fame, 3. Rocktillyoudrop. LONG SHOT: Reckoning Day.

NINTH RACE: 1. I Will Not, 2. Good With People, 3. Rayray. LONG SHOT: Tap Back.

10TH RACE: 1. Hollywoodhellraiser, 2. Lincoln Hawk, 3. Subconscious. LONG SHOT: Magic Man.

Good luck. Stay safe. 

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Jeff Nahill’s Pimlico opinions for Saturday, May 15

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Arzak, 2. T D Dance, 3. Outadore, 4. Kasim. LONG SHOT: Extrasexybigdaddee.

NINTH RACE: 1. French Empire, 2. Chub Wagon, 3. Casual, 4. Club Car. LONG SHOT: Dontletsweetfoolya.

10TH RACE: 1. Hollis, 2. The Critical Way, 3. So Street, 4. Completed Pass. LONG SHOT: Firecrow.

11TH RACE: 1. Laki, 2. Strike Power, 3. Yodel E. A. Who, 4. Breezy Gust. LONG SHOT: Threes Over Deuces.

12TH RACE: 1. Talk Or Listen (best bet), 2. Sacred Life, 3. Kuramata, 4. Somelikeithotbrown. LONG SHOT: Midnight Tea Time.

13TH RACE (Grade I Preakness): 1. #6 Rombauer, 2. #10 Concert Tour, 3. #3 Medina Spirit, 4. #4 Crowded Trade. LONG SHOT: #9 Risk Taking.

I have no clue how today’s race will be run at Pimlico. Yes, we all know about trainer Bob Baffert’s troubles, but the bigger issue is how will his two horses — Concert Tour (5-2) and Medina Spirit (9-5) — traverse the 1 3/16 mile of the main track. Both horses like to have the lead. My thought is Concert Tour is faster, but if Medina Spirit gets the lead, he likely won’t give it up. If they had different styles, this would be an easy call. They don’t. Therefore, I’m going with the 12-1 Rombauer from the Michael McCarthy barn. This colt has been pointed for this race and his last three works at Santa Anita have been sensational plus he gets the services of jockey Flavien Prat. After that it’s a crapshoot. I think trainer Chad Brown’s two horses (Crowded Trade 10-1 and Risk Taking 15-1) should run well but who knows. As for betting, I might have a few bucks on Rombauer but I’ll just take my Derby profit and watch for the most part.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday, May 14 (Plus Pimlico Races 12-13)

FIRST RACE: 1. Seeking Refuge, 2. Cleopatra’s Strike, 3. Irish Heatwave. LONG SHOT: The Stiff.

SECOND RACE: 1. Saving Sophie, 2. Cowboys Daughter, 3. Your Royal Coil. LONG SHOT: Jan Jan Can.

THIRD RACE: 1. Exultation, 2. Rager, 3. One Flew South. LONG SHOT: Fly the Sky.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Measureofevtion, 2. Feeling Grazeful, 3. Omg It’s Jessica. LONG SHOT: Areseia.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Enough Nonsense, 2. K P Silver Bullet, 3. Prince Magician. LONG SHOT: Mahaamel.

SIXTH RACE: 1. California Street (best bet), 2. Question Authority, 3. Itsthattime. LONG SHOT: Canyon Crest.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Talker, 2. Found My Ball, 3. Play Chicken. LONG SHOT: Ingest.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Brilliant Cut, 2. Chollima, 3. Luck Be Mine. LONG SHOT: Kirsch Truffle.

PIMLICO

Race 12 (Pimlico Special): 1. Prioritize, 2. Max Player, 3. Fearless, 4. Last Judgment. LONG SHOT: Modernist.

RACE 13 (Black-Eyed Susan): 1. Army Wife, 2. Beautiful Gift, 3. Adventuring, 4. Iced Latte. LONG SHOT: Spritz.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita results

SUNDAY (Races 5-9)
Top choice winners: 0
Second choice winners: 1 (Got No Munny $9.60, sixth race, exacta box $74.60, trifecta box 210.60, superfecta box $406)
Third choice winners: 2 (Leggs Galore $6, seventh, exacta box $9.80, trifecta box $17.40, superfecta box $9.10; Contagion $6.20, eighth)
Long shot winners: 0

SATURDAY
Top choice winners: 1 (On Easy Street $5.80, ninth race)
Second choice winners: 3 (Season to Remember $8, second; Real News $4.40, third, exacta box $36, trifecta box $98.60; Disappearing Act $7.40, fifth, exacta box $42.20, trifecta box $192.40, superfecta box $247.30
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 0

FRIDAY 
Top choice winners: 1 (Zabava $3, third race, exacta key $19.20)
Second choice winners: 4 (At the Spa $3.60, second, exacta box $9.40; Phantom Dance $3.40, fourth; Ultimate Hy $4.40, fifth, reverse exacta $13.60; Castle $5.80, eighth, reverse exacta $14.60)
Third choice winners: 2 (Pushing Sixty $5.40, first, exacta box $18.40, trifecta box $24.80; Starship Sky $7.60, sixth, exacta box $50.20, trifecta box $128.20, superfecta box $173.70)
Long shot winners: 0

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, May 9 (Races 5-9)

FIFTH RACE: 1. Commander, 2. Fight On, 3. Speedy Justice. LONg SHOT: Tilted Tower.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Defense Wins (best bet), 2. I Got No Munny, 3. Took Charge. LONG SHOT: Holden the Lute.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Pulpit Rider, 2. Warren’s Showtime, 3. Leggs Galore. LONG SHOT: Kristi’s Tiger.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Law Professor, 2. Palace Coup, 3. Contagion. LONG SHOT: Waspirant.

NINTH RACE: 1. Adare, 2. Best Chance, 3. City Rage. LONG SHOT: Southern Horse.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 8

FIRST RACE: 1. Frazzled, 2. Delta Gamma Cats, 3. St Helena. LONG SHOT: Simmer Down.

SECOND RACE: 1. Mamma Rama, 2. Season to Remember, 3. Caught in a Trappe. LONG SHOT: Lady Beyonce.

THIRD RACE: 1. The Black Album, 2. Real News, 3. Cono. LONG SHOT: Prodigal Son.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Curvette (best bet), 2. Miss Fia, 3. Bye Bye Miss Pie. LONG SHOT: Paid Informant.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Pythagorean, 2. Disappearing Act, 3. Bestrella. LONG SHOT: Hollywood Girl.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Summer Rose, 2. Queen of Arendell, 3. Sweet Sonny. LONG SHOT: Brio is Awesome.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Go Big Blue Nation, 2. Tapwater, 3. Rideforthecause. LONG SHOT: Carpe Vinum.

EIGHTH RACE: Kennebec, 2. It’s Fitting, 3. Deuce. LONG SHOT: Brazilian Summer.

NINTH RACE: 1. On Easy Street, 2. June Gloom, 3. Lemonade Stand. LONG SHOT: Twirling Derby.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday. May 7

FIRST RACE: 1. Vegas Palm, 2. Goodtingscominpink, 3. Pushing Sixty. LONG SHOT: Nicole Grace.

SECOND RACE: 1. Loveherheart, 2. At the Spa, 3. Munny Penny. LONG SHOT: First Promise.

THIRD RACE: 1. Zabava, 2. Sugary, 3. Quinnie. LONG SHOT: Tizno’s Dilemma.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Onenightstandards, 2. Phantom Dance, 3. Club Cal. LONG SHOT: Achilleus.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Big Clare (best bet), 2. Ultimate Hy, 3. Sherilinda. LONG SHOT: Harper’s Gallop.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Rowangoeshollywood, 2. Katia, 3. Starship Sky. LONG SHOT: Moreavino.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Brickyard Ride, 2. El Diablo Rojo, 3. Loud Mouth. LONG SHOT: Posterize.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bedrock, 2. Castle, 3. Italiano. LONG SHOT: Bad Beat.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita and Churchill Downs results

Note: Sure hope someone won some money on Derby day with these.

SANTA ANITA FRIDAY

Top choice winners: 1 (Cassie Belle $3.40, exacta key $16.20)

Second choice winners: 2 (Rocks and Salt $10.80, first, exacta box $94.80, trifecta box 220.70; Beaudacious $3.40, sixth, exacta box $12.20, trifecta box $36.40, superfecta box $103.60)

Third choice winners: 2 (Big Treat $5.80, second, exacta box $15.20, trifecta box $34.20; Papale $5.60, fifth)

Long shot winners: 0

CHJURCHILL DOWNS  FRIDAY (Races 6-11)

Top choice winners: 2 (Gift List $10.80, seventh race, exacta key $179.40, trifecta key $1569.20; Shedaresthedevil $5.40, eighth, cold daily double $34, exacta key $20.80, trifecta key $130.40) 

Second choice winners: 2 (Maxfield $3, sixth, exacta box $22.60, trifecta box $45.80, superfecta box $110.20; Malathaat $7, 11th)

Third choice winners: 0

Fourth choice winners: 1 (Fast Boat $10.40, 10th, exacta box $48.60)

Long shot winners: 0

CHURCHILL DOWNS SATURDAY (Races 6-120

Top choice winners: 5 (Blowout $5.80, sixth race; Gamine $2.40, seventh, cold daily double $7, exacta key $12.40, trifecta key $56.60, superfecta key $78.60; Du Jour  $13.20, ninth; Flagstaff $11.80, cold daily double $103.40; Domestic Spending $5.20, 11th, cold Pick 3 $69.70, cold daily double $38.40, exacta box  $17.40 and $12, trifecta box $47 and $31.20)

Second choice winners: 1 (Medina Spirit $26.20, 12th, exacta box $503.60, trifecta box $848.45, superfecta box $9456.40)

Third choice winners: 1 (Jackie’s Warrior, $6.60, eighth, exacta box $24.40)

Fourth choice winners: 1 (Colonel Liam $2.80, 11th)

Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA SATURDAY (Race 6-10)

Top choice winners: 2 (Lusk is Golden $4.20, seventh race, exacta box $13.20, trifecta box $40.40; Madone $7.80, 10th, cold exacta $21.40)

Second choice winners: 2 (Vantage Point $10, sixth, reverse exacta $39.20; Airman $8.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 1 (Races 6-10)

SIXTH RACE: 1.Titrate, 2. Vantage Point, 3. Granda Flavor. LONG SHOT: Special Mission.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Luck Is Golden (best bet), 2. Me Macho, 3. Shotgun Rider. LON SHOT: Cousin Eddie.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hudson Ridge, 2. Airman, 3. Magnificent. LONG SHOT: Circumvent.

NINTH RACE: 1. Octopus, 2. Self Taught, 3. Dark Hedges. LONG SHOT: Camby.

10TH RACE: 1. Madone, 2. Closing Remarks, 3. Javanica. LONG SHOT: Golden.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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