Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Monday, Feb. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. Playa Chica, 2. Tig Tog, 3. Clockstrikestwelve. LONG SHOT: Dulverton Darling.

SECOND RACED: 1. Conquest Cobra, 2. Imagineiamfastest, 3. Wilshire Dude. LONG SHOT: Fast as Cass.

THIRD RACE: 1. Out of Balance, 2. Kittyhawk Lass, 3. Pretty Point. LONG SHOT: Sapphire Kid.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Ce Ce, 2. Ava’s Charm, 3. Rather Noisy. LONG SHOT: D’s Lovely Sophia.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Via Egnatia, 2. Morgan S., 3. Blackout. LONG SHOT: Loud Mouth.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Itsthattime, 2. Big Hoof Dynamite, 3. Knifes Edge. LONG SHOT: Gorky Park.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. An Eddie Surprise, 2. Miss Hot Legs, 3. Apache Princess. LONG SHOT: Tonahutu.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Meso, 2. Atina, 3. Whoa Nessie. LONG SHOT: Reds Sacred Appeal.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Feb. 16

FIRST RACE: 1. On Mars, 2. Bella Vita, 3. Ride Sally Ride. LONG SHOT: Bella D.

SECOND RACE: 1. Short of Ez, 2. Papa Turf, 3. Captain N. Barron. LONG SHOT: Isee It in Hiseyes.

THIRD RACE: 1. Nocherrylikemycherry, 2. Warren’s Empress, 3. Ci Voleva. LONG SHOT: Too Much Smoke.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Charlatan, 2. Lane Way, 3. Capo Mafioso. LONG SHOT: J Z My Man.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Johnny Podres, 2. Fly the Sky, 3. Margot’s Boy. LONG SHOT: Include the Tax.

SIXTH RACE: 1. I Belong to Becky, 2. Afternoon Heat, 3. Policy. LONG SHOT: Jen Go Unchained.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Shines Her Light, 2. Laura’s Light, 3. Blue Sky Baby. LONG SHOT: Florentine Diamond.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. My Journey (best bet), 2. Speakerofhehouse, 3. Cross Town. LONG SHOT: An American Jet.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Feb. 15

FIRST RACE: 1. Tough It Out, 2. Swamp Souffle, 3. French Getaway. LONG SHOT: Start a Runnin.

SECOND RACE: 1. Osteria (best bet), 2. Slew South, 3. Kirsch Truffle. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Sunrise.
This is down to a five-horse field with two scratches. OSTERIA is coming out of a key race with three next out winners, trainer Cliff Sise Jr. is 17 percent first-time with a horse going around two turns and he’s 43 percent third race off of a layoff. Spot for mild upset over class-dropped Slew South.

THIRD RACE: 1. Leatherneck, 2. Bad Beat, 3. Princeofthenorth. LONG SHOT: You’reright Again.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Tailback, 2. Sky Jumper, 3. Cape Point. LONG SHOT: Me Macho.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Raul Rosas, 2. Terrible Tded, 3. Factorial. LONG SHOT: Satanta.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Bowl of Spaghetti, 2. Big Headed Baby, 3. Git On Your Pulpit. LONG SHOT: Siberian Tigah.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Foster Boi, 2. Kakistocracy, 3. Push Through. LONG SHOT: Coast of Roan.
EIGHTH RACE: 1.Hard Not to Love, 2. Mother Mother, 3. Lady Ninja. LONG SHOT: Zusha.
NINTH RACE: 1. Absolute Unit, 2. Jurgen, 3. Frasard. LONG SHOT: Show Business.


Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Feb. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Zippininthecity, 2. It’s a Riddle, 3. Violent Speed. LONG SHOT: Golden Melodie.

SECOND RACE: 1. Temple Knights, 2.Concord Jet, 3. Red Valor. LONG SHOT: Polity.

THIRD RACE: 1. Love Not War, 2. Lady Ember, 3. Mrs. Kimberly K. LONG SHOT: Casillalater.

FOURTH RACE: 1. California Kook (best bet), 2. She’s Devoted, 3. Warrior’s Moon. LONG SHOT: Teachers Big Dream.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lucky Ms Jones, 2. Lippy, 3. Miss Megan. LONG SHOT: Time for Suzzie.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Erotic, 2. Lifeline, 3. Hootie. LONG SHOT: Holy Ghost.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Der Lu, 2. First Star, 3. Starr of Quality. LONG SHOT: Kaydetre.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hot Magistrate, 2. Dance Costume, 3. Too Hot for Curlin. LONG SHOT: Y Not Sizzle.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita results for Monday, Feb. 10


Top choice winners: 3 (Austin’s Boy $5, first race; Desert Smoke $4.20, fourth; Going to Vegas $4.60, seventh)

Second choice winners: 3 (Canadian Game $2.60, second; Homehome $6.80, third; Billy Batts $6.80, fifth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0


Top choice winners: 2 (Kustom for Karl $5.80, second race; French Rose $5.40, sixth)

Second choice winners: 2 (George Herman Ruth $22, fourth; Fivestar Lynch $4.20, ninth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Todos Santos $9.20, third; Venetian Harbor $2.60, fifth; Manhattan Up $5.60, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

SUNDAY’S RESULTS (Dirt races only)

Top choice winners: 1 (Winning Element $2.80, fourth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Nadal $2.60, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Arc Nation $6.60, second)

Long shot winners: 0

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Feb. 9

Note: Not going to handicap the turf races because of a forecast of rain. Heck, they might even cancel the card. Who knows?

SECOND RACE: 1. Arch Ability, 2. Constitutionaffair, 3. Arc Nation. LONG SHOT: Outright.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Winning Element, 2. Accountability, 3. I Can Do This. LONG SHOT: Bird.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Zucchera, 2. Buyback, 3. Sybil’s Kitty. LONG SHOT: Harper’s Gallop.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Storm the Court, 2. Nadal, 3. Ra’ad. LONG SHOT: Fast Enough.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Feb. 8

FIRST RACE: 1. Totally Tiger, 2. Street Behavior, 3. Seizetheday Rexy. LONG SHOT: Tiger the Man.

SECOND RACE: 1. Kustom for Karl, 2. Rakassah, 3. She’s the Boss. LONG SHOT: Colombian Gold.

THIRD RACE: 1. Coalinga Hills, 2. Edna, 3. Todos Santos. LONG SHOT: Fairly Lucky.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Rocks and Salt (best bet), 2. George Herman Ruth, 3. Malakai Moxie. LONG SHOT: El Diablo Rojo.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Gingham, 2. Stellar Sound, 3. Venetian Harbor. LONG SHOT: Cholula Lips.

SIXTH RACE: 1. French Rose, 2. Billy K, 3. Bluegrass Sky. LONG SHOT: Sabinos Pride.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. True Valour, 2. Frontier Market, 3. Kingly. LONG SHOT: Ronald R.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Speed Pass, 2. Adens Dream, 3. Manhattan Up. LONG SHOT: Route Six Six.

NINTH RACE: 1. Fengari, 2. Fivestar Lynch, 3. Camps Bay. LONG SHOT: Irish Spirit.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Feb. 7

FIRST RACE: 1. Auston’s Boy, 2. Perfect Affection, 3. Zero Down. LONG SHOT: Squalotoro.

SECOND RACE: 1.Norski, 2. Canadian Game, 3. Brazilian Summer. LONG SHOT: Indy Jones.

THIRD RACE: 1. Smiling Shirlee (best bet), 2. Homehome, 3. Win Often. LONG SHOT: Smiling to Excess.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Dester Smoke, 2. Conformation, 3. Tiki Bat Logic. LONG SHOT: Discrete Stevie B.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Bulletproof One, 2. Phast Pharoah, 3. Billy Batts. LONG SHOT: Rookie Mistake.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Mongolain Hero, 2. Lambeau, 3. Uno Dancer. LONG SHOT: Synthesis.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Going to Vegas, 2. Cosmic Cowgirl, 3. Turkish Angel. LONG SHOT: Violent Speed.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Feb. 1

Note: Sorry just a few races today.

FIRST RACE: 1. Quick, 2. Tijori, 3. Rather Nosy. LONG SHOT: Thriving.

SECOND RACE: 1. My Happy Girl, 2. Eyes Open, 3. Clivetty. LONG SHOT: Enchanting Moon.

THIRD RACE: 1. Auberge, 2. Speech, 3. Savvy Gal. LONG SHOT: Roadrunner’s Honor.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Vasariano, 2. Rushie, 3. Divine Armor. LONG SHOT: Koko’s Kandy.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinion for Friday, Jan. 31

Note: Sorry have been under the weather, again. Just had time to do this first race for Friday.

FIRST RACE: 1. Fellow Citizen, 2. Jetovator, 3. A Man’s Man. LONG SHOT: Siberian Tigah.
This is a really interesting maiden turf sprint. FELLOW CITIZEN is coming off an 18-month layoff for Peter Miller, who is a magician with turf sprinters. Miller is 17% off a 90-plus-day layoff and 14% first time turf. JETOVATOR is a career maiden with a 9-0-3-3 mark but does get back to jockey Flavien Prat. FELLOW CITIZEN gets a HUGE jock switch to Joel Rosario, but the inside on the turf isn’t really where you want to be. That be said Rosario may just gun and be gone. SIBERIAN TIGAH goes for low profile trainer Rafael Becerra, who is 25% with first-time starters. This one has a couple of good works showing but the sire has yet to produce a winner. WATCH THE DIP is from the Doug O’Neill/Reddam Racing tandem which likes to win turf sprints. O’Neill’s one weakness: 5% debuts on the turf. TRENDING HIGHER is from the Carla Gaines barn. She is 1 for 76 with first-timers and 1 for 36 with debut turf. Has good pedigree and a decent work tab but not with my money.

SECOND RACE: 1. Mogolain Humor, 2. Rizzi’s Honors, 3. Busy Paynter. LONG SHOT: No Wine Untasted.

Good luck.