Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s recent results

SANTA ANITA MAY 31
Top choice winners: 1 (Colosi $10, fourth race, double key $39.80, cold exacta $14.80)
Second choice winners: 4 (Coast of Roan $7.60, first, reverse exacta $25.60, trifecta box $133.40, superfecta box $312.20; Perfectionistic $6, third, reverse exacta $35.40, trifecta box $219.80; Smooth Like Strait $3.40, seventh, reverse exacta $10.20; Country Grammer $5.60, exacta box $18.20)
Third choice winners: 2 (Kahuna Magic $28.40, second, exacta box $47.80, trifecta box $190, superfecta box $355.60; Thrilling $13.80, fifth, double key $85.20)
Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA MAY 30
Top choice winners: 3 (Rock N Rye, second race, $12.80, double key $43.80, exacta key $258.40, trifecta key $677.80, superfecta key $1,864.10; Circleofchampions $7.60, third, cold daily double $50.40, Unthrottled $4, cold daily double $16.60, cold pick 3 $100.20, exacta key $9.40, trifecta key $19.20)
Second choice winners: 1 (Midnight Mystery $8, first, exacta box $16.40)
Third choice winners: 2 (Keep Dancing $6.40, seventh, exacta box $24.20, trifecta box $76; Crazy Beautiful $4.60, eighth, exacta box $5.20, trifecta box $7.20)
Long shot winners: 1 (Miss Carousel $9.60, fifth)

SANTA ANITA MAY 29
Top choice winners: 2 (Sharapova $6.20, second race, exacta key $15, trifecta key $83.40, superfecta key $127.90; Scary Fast Smile $4.40, sixth, exacta key $13.60, trifecta key $67.40)
Second choice winners: 2 (Dylans Wild Cat $3.80, third, reverse exacta $10.40, trifecta box $23.80; Bombard $3.40, fifth, exacta box $14.20, trifecta box $45.80)
Third choice winners: 3 (Award Winner $15.40, seventh, exacta box $74.40, trifecta box $155.40, double key $35.20; Magic On Tap $13.20, eighth, exacta box $58.80, trifecta $122.60; No Foolery Here $6.80, ninth)
Long shot winners: 1 (Fuente $40.20, first, exacta box $70.60, trifecta box $190.80)

SANTA ANITA MAY 28
Top choice winners: 0
Second choice winners: 3 (Lalic $4.60, third race, exacta box $36.80; Clearly Gone $4, fifth, exacta box $11.20, trifecta box $45.60; Katia $4, sixth, reverse exacta $14.40, trifecta box $113.20, superfecta box $237.40)
Third choice winners: 3 (Exalted Joy $8.40, second, exacta box $19.20, trifecta box $14.40; Onenightstandards $6.80, seventh, exacta box $24.80; Promise Nothing $6.20, eighth, exacta box $21.20, trifecta box $77, superfecta $82.60) 
Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA MAY 16
Top choice winners: 1 (Mount Pelliar $6.40, fifth race, double key $18)
Second choice winners: 3 (Joe Don Looney $4.40, third; Mr. Impossible $6.40, sixth, reverse exacta $22.20; Tobacco Road $4.60, eighth, exacta box $36, trifecta box $88.20)
Third choice winners: 2 (Rakassah $6.20, second, exacta box $15.20, trifecta box $47; Predictable Tully $4.80, fourth, exacta box $10.80, trifecta box $41.80, superfecta box $50.50)
Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA MAY 15
Top choice winners: 2 (Fi Fi Phahroah $5.60, fourth race, double key $13.60; Big Andy $7.40, seventh, double key $14.60, cold exacta $58.80, trifecta box $484.40)
Second choice winners: 5 (Synthesis $3.60, second, exacta box $16.20, The Chosen Vron $3.20, third, reverse exacta $5, trifecta box $11.80; Heywoods Beach $9.60, fifth, reverse exacta $19.60, trifecta box $85.40; Liar Liar $4.20, sixth, exacta box $14.20, trifecta box $51.40; Good With People $4.20, ninth)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 1 (Flashiest $23, first)

PIMLICO MAY 15 (Races 8-13)
Top choice winners: 1 (Rombauer $25.60, 13th, double key $105.40)
Second choice winners: 2 (T D Dance $3.80, eighth, reverse exacta $17.60; Chub Wagon $4.40, ninth, exacta box $14.80, trifecta box $84.40, superfecta box $88.70)
Third choice winners: 0
Fourth choice winners: 1 (Somelikeithotbrown $7.60, 12th, exacta box $90.80, trifecta box $786.80)
Long shot winners: 1 (Firecrow $21.60, 10th, exacta box $92, trifecta box $334.20)

SANTA ANITA MAY 14
Top choice winners: 2 (Saving Sophie $8.80, second race, exacta box $18.20, trifecta box $41.60; Enough Nonsense $4.80, fifth, double key $8.80, exacta key $16, trifecta key $47.80, superfecta key $63.60)
Second choice winners: 0
Third choice winners: 5 (Irish Heatwave $5.60, first, exacta box $22.20; One Flew South $6.80, third, double key $46.20, exacta box $13.60, trifecta box $93.80, superfecta box $95.60; Omg It’s Jessica $4, exacta box $7.40, trifecta box $13.80; Itsthattime $5, double key $14.60, exacta box $12.40; Luck Be Mine $12.20, eighth, exacta box $33.60)
Long shot winners: 0

PIMLICO MAY 14 (Races 12-13)
Top choice winners: 1 (Army Wife $11, 13th, double key $64)
Second choice winners: 0
Third choice winners: 0
Fourth choice winners: 1 (Last Judgment $11.80, 12th, exacta box $71.60, trifecta box $195)
Long shot winners: 0

Good luck. Stay safe.

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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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