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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita results

SATURDAY
Top choice winners: 1 (Mad Steven $4.40, fifth race, exacta key $37.40)
Second choice winners: 6 (Who’s Candy $6.80, second, exacta box $21; Queen of Thorns $3.80, second, exacta box $11.40, trifecta box $23.40; Smuggler’s Run $2.60, third, reverse exacta $12.40; Newgrange $7.40, seventh, exacta box $15.60, tirfecta box $33.40; As Time Goes By $3.20, ninth; Riding With Dino $5.80, 10th, reverse exacta $17.40)
Third choice winners: 1 (Luck $3.80, eighth, exacta box $23.40, trifecta box $66.40)
Long shot winners: 0

FRIDAY
Top choice winners: 4 (Distractedprincess $2.60, first, cold exacta $3.80, cold trifecta $8.40; Smitten by Kitten $25.20, third, cold exacta $75.60; California Street $2.60, fifth, daily double key $5.60, Pick 3 key $41.10, exacta key $5.60, trifecta key $9.20; Flying Drummer $3.60, seventh, daily double key $30.40, Pick 3 key $15, exacta box $40.20)
Second choice winners: 2 (McLaren Vale $4, fourth, daily double key $40, reverse exacta $8.40, trifecta box $38.20, superfecta box $15.10; Wharton $10.60, sixth, daily double key $17.60, Pick 3 key $13.30, reverse exacta $21.60)
Third choice winners: 1 (Arham $9.20, second, daily double key $24.20, Pick 3 key $33.80, exacta box $25.20, trifecta $59.40)
Long shot winners: 0

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Dec. 31 (First post 12:30 p.m.) UPDATED AFTER SCRATCHES

Note: Why can’t Santa Anita stick to one post time? Third day of the meet and third different post time. Seriously. THIS CARD ISN’T WORTH PLAYING.


FIRST RACE: 7-3-6-4 NEW: 3-4-5-1
SECOND RACE: 1-6-2-4
THIRD RACE: 1-6-2-4
FOURTH RACE: 3-2-5-4 NEW: 3-2-1-6
FIFTH RACE: 4-2-1-3 (BEST BET) NEW: 4-5-1-3
SIXTH RACE: 6-1-5-2
SEVENTH RACE: 6-5-4-2 NEW: 6-5-4-3
EIGHTH RACE: 4-5-6-2
NINTH RACE: 13-7-1-5
Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita results

Note: Races taken off the turf weren’t counted
MONDAY
Top choice winners: 3 (Starship Defiant $6.40, second race, exacta box $16.60, trifecta box $14.90; Mr. T’s Thirsty $3.60, fourth, daily double key $13.60, Pick 3 key $21.50; Charge Cash $6.40, eighth)
Second choice winners: 1 (Holden the Lute $3.40, sixth, Pick 3 key $33.10, exacta box $19.20, trifecta box $18.10)
Third choice winners: 3 (Lincoln Hawk $7, third, daily double key $27.60; Vantastic $12, fifth, daily double key $14.80, Pick 3 key $43.70, Pick 4 key $224.40, exacta box $34.40, trifecta box $196.20, superfecta box $1,418.60; Wilder Than Most $6.20, seventh)
Long shot winners: 0

SUNDAY
Top choice winners: 2 (Shaaz $3, fourth race, cold exacta $10, trifecta box $29.80; Flightline $2.80, 10th)
Second choice winners: 2 (Express Train $16.40, sixth, reverse exacta $24.80, trifecta box $32.50; Kalypso $19.60, eighth)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 1 (Notre Dame $23.80, second race, exacta box $70.40, trifecta box $59, superfecta box $196.20)

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Monday, Dec. 27 (First post: noon) UPDATED WITH TURF RACES

Note: I’ve only handicapped the dirt races. I fully expect the grass races to be taken off against today, but check in the morning. The word around the track is Thursday will be cancelled due to more rain, Friday will be dirt only and hopefully be back on grass by Saturday. We’ll see.
They are on the turf afterall. THURSDAY’S CARD IS CANCELLED.

FIRST RACE: Turf
SECOND RACE: 3-5-4-1
THIRD RACE: Turf 2-5-1-6
FOURTH RACE: 3-4-2-5
FIFTH RACE: Turf 1-4-2-10
SIXTH RACE: 6-1-2-3
SEVENTH RACE; Turf 2-1-6-7
EIGHTH RACE: 4-2-1-8
NINTH RACE: Turf 9-2-12-6
Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Dec. 26 (Opening day, first post 11 a.m.)

NOTE: With the rain, I have no idea what the track will do with the turf races. I have a feeling the first race will be off and the races 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill are in danger, too. I think the stakes races will stay on the turf, but check changes.

OK SO OFF THE TURF TODAY AND YOU CAN THROW OUT MY PICKS IN THE GRASS RACES. I WILL ONLY HANDICAP THE DIRT RACES FOR MONDAY AND EVEN THEN IT COULD BE MUDDY OR SLOPPY WITH MORE RAIN EXPECTED.


FIRST RACE (Turf only): 7-11-12-5

SECOND RACE: 3-1-5-6

THIRD RACE: 1-7-6-2You will notice a new trainer’s name in Ruben Alvarado. He has taken over Peter Miller’s barn, or so Miller says, so treat as if Miller is still training, but also watch how this barn goes.

FOURTH RACE: 6-1-5-3

FIFTH RACE: 6-4-2-1

SIXTH RACE: 4-2-5-6 (BEST BET)

SEVENTH RACE: 9-7-8-3

EIGHTH RACE: 4-3-5-1

NINTH RACE: 7-1-3-5

10TH RACE: 5-7-4-3

11TH RACE: 11-5-4-7 

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

SUNDAY (Races 3-9)
Top choice winners: 2 (Newgrange $6.80, fourth race, daily double key $11.20, exacta key $18.20, quinella key $9; Solo Animo $10.40, sixth)
Second choice winners: 2 (Fowler Blue $8.40, eighth, exacta box $16.80, quinella box $6.40; Tony Ann $7.40, ninth, reverse exacta $23.40, cold quinella $12.20, trifecta box $43.80)
Third choice winners: 1 (Regal Glory $5.20, seventh, daily double key $27.80, exacta box $24.80, trifecta box $25.60, quinella box $13.80, superfecta box $41.10)
Fourth choice winners: 1 (Verbal $4, third, exacta box $136.60, quinella box $80.80)
Long shot winners: 0

SATURDAY
Top choice winners: 1 (Field Pass $9, fifth race, daily double key $70.40, cold exacta $21.40, cold quinella $7.80)
Second choice winners: 2 (Tezzaray $8.20, seventh, Pick 3 key $91.30; Took Charge $27,80, eighth, exacta box $81.60, quinella box $34)
Third choice winners: 1 (Youteyourhonor $9.80, sixth, daily double key $46.80, Pick 3 key $134.80, exacta box $21, quinella box $6.80)
Long shot winners: 3 (LawProfessor $14.40, first; Mongolian Panther $13.20, second, exacta box $43, quinella box $20, trifecta box $91.10; Did I Stutter $10.40, fourth, exacta box $30.80, quinella box $26.20, trifecta box $89.20)

FRIDAY
Top choice winners: 2 (Red Storm Risen $4.80, first race, exacta key $19.80, quienlla key $8.60; Say the Word $13, seventh, daily double key $23.60)
Second choice winners: 4 (A Paycheque Smile $5.40, second, daily double key $22; Champagne Cammie $6, third, Pick 3 key $26; Hot Pursuit $5.40, sixth, quinella box $6.60, exacta box $18, trifecta box $27; Badger Kitten $7.80, ninth)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 0

THURSDAY
Top choice winners: 3 (Melting Snow $4.60, first race, cold exacta $25.60, cold quinella $15.20; Win Often $10.80, fifth, daily double key $40.80, Pick 3 key $125.10, Pick 4 key $416.30, Pick 5 key $1130.30; Con On the Run $6.20, seventh, daily double key $127.40, Pick 3 key $292.60)
Second choice winners: 3 (Eddie’s New Dream $4.60, second, daily double key $12, reverse exacta $17.20, cold quiennla $9.20; Herd Immunity $9.20, third, Pick 3 key $28.80, exacta box $27.80, quinella box $10.40, trifecta box $41; Norma Jean $6.40, exacta box $70.40, quienlla box $49)
Third choice winners: 1 (Neige Blanche $24.80, sixth, daily double key $122, Pick 3 key $279.90, exacta box $43.80, quinella box) $7.60, trifecta box $72.90)
Long shot winners: 0

Note: Taking Los Alamitos off. Be back for Santa Anita hopefully. I’m not happy, and neither should you be, with Santa Anita going to a 24-hour scratch time instead of 48 hours. The 24 hours cuts down on the the time I have to handicap and get ahead of the game. Bad for handicappers, bad for betting companies that sell information. Bad all around.
Good luck. Stay safe. Happy holidays.

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