Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, April 4

PREVIEW: OK, I got a little bored so here are some picks. However, I didn’t do the first or eighth races since Santa Anita is changing the surface on the first and the distance on the eighth. As for Senator Feinstein’s grandstanding letter this week to the CHRB, let me ask how much has PETA given to her over the years? It sure sounded like a PETA press release. PETA needs to worry about its own house. As far as Feinstein is concerned I suggest you email her office and tell her to mind her own business. When was the last time she was at Santa Anita, if ever? When has she been to any track? When has she ever been on the backstretch to talk to workers back there?
Just a word of warning I won’t have picks for Friday. Thursday is too busy. I hope to have picks for Saturday. Good luck.

SECOND RACE: 1. Monydontspenitself, 2. Baby Bear’s Soup, 3.Run Macho Run. LONG SHOT: Little Scotty.

THIRD RACE: 1. Drink, 2. Railman, 3. Palaleo. LONG SHOT: Red Valor.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Keystone Field, 2. Lomu, 3. T Bones Trick. LONG SHOT: Hackberry.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Smart Rachel, 2. Cinnamon Twist, 3. Party Hostess. LONG SHOT: Todos Santos.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Shining Through, 2. Vantastic, 3. Urban Light. LONG SHOT: Order and Law.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sea’s Journey, 2. Friday’s At Shady, 3. Pig Iron. LONG SHOT: Soul Owner.

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Santa Anita opinions for March 29

Preview: Sorry no picks for Friday and I don’t know if I will continue to do Santa Anita in light of what happened at the CHRB today.
22 horses didn’t breakdown due to Lasix levels or use of the whip. To say so is ignorant.
The facts are this:
It has been a wet winter in Southern California;
Santa Anita chose to run on sealed racetracks, which for those that don’t understand are packed down so the moisture rolls off of it instead of into it.
Horses suffered injuries on that type of track or suffered damage on that type of track that manifested itself in a later race or workout.
No one wants to take the responsibility of saying they messed up.
Instead, people want to blame Lasix and whips.
There is nothing wrong with the Santa Anita track. I have been told this numerous times by owners and they should know.
On top of that, to let PETA have a seat at any table in this sport is ridiculous. When was the last time anyone from PETA went on the backstretch? I’ve been there. I’ve talked to trainers and jockeys. I saw Zenyatta in her stall. Did PETA?
These animals are treated like royalty. They are bred to run. Facts are 1,200 pound animals on four small legs are going to breakdown some times.
Are there abuses in the sport? Yes, just like any sport. Someone always wants to take short cut to success. Those should be the people groups should be going after in the sport.
Any way, long story short, I’ve been busy this week with many things. I still want to handicap but it might not be in Southern California until Del Mar. I think you will see smaller fields and cheap racing in this state until then. Owners can go to too many other places where purses are bigger and rules aren’t put in place due to a knee-jerk reactions.
Jeff Nahill

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, March 3

Note: Sorry no picks for today. No time and track condition again concerned me. Santa Anita has already taken one race off the grass. Good luck. If I see something check me on Twitter @Jeff_Nahill

SATURDAY’S RESULTS (Dirt races only)

Top choice winners: 1 (Bold Mongolian $2.40, fifth race)

Second choice winners: 2 (Just Be Held $13.40, third; Ayacara $6.60, 10th)

Third choice winners: 3 (Duranga $5.20 first; Coil to Strike $6.80, seventh; Proud Emma $12.40, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, March 2

Preview: Sorry with rain in the forecast at 100%, I’m not touching the turf races. Just the dirt races.

FIRST RACE: 1. Lucky Student, 2. Madame Mousse, 3. Duranga. LONG SHOT: She’sluckythatway.

THIRD RACE: 1. Eskenforadrink, 2. Just Be Held, 3. Conformation. LONG SHOT: Asem.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Soothing, 2. Bold Mongolian, 3. Suprema. LONG SHOT: Cherished.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bouncing Around, 2. Joey Boots, 3. Coil to Strike. LONG SHOT: Perfect Tale.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Flor de Mar, 2. Qahire, 3. Proud Emma. LONG SHOT: Shes All Woman.

10TH RACE: 1. Sunset Seven, 2. Ayacara, 3. Buck Duane. LONG SHOT: Disco Cat.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Buckys Pick $7.80, first race; Imminent $5.80, third; Foster Boi $4, seventh)

Second choice winners: 3 (Exuberance, $6.40, second; Gia Lula $7.20, sixth; Roadster $3.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Adens Dream $6.20, fourth; Lil Milo $4.20, fifth; Contagion $11, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, March 1

FIRST RACE: Buckys Pick, 2. Quick Finish, 3. Artie B Good. LONG SHOT: Italiano.

SECOND RACE: 1. Dulce Ride, 2. Exuberance, 3. Harmony Victory. LONG SHOT: Leveler.

THIRD RACE: 1. Imminent, 2. Gotta Be Lucky, 3. Daddys Real Diva. LONG SHOT: Miss Boisterous.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Denman’s Call, 2. Spokane Eagle, 3. Adens Dream. LONG SHOT: K Thirty Eight.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Nap Lajoie, 2. Rinse and Repeat, 3. Lil Milo. LONG SHOT: Minoso.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Springtime Dance, 2. Gia Lula, 3. Zensational Kiss. LONG SHOT: Lucky Lula.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Foster Boi, 2. Preaching Trainer, 3. Grandpa Louie. LONG SHOT: Brix.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Nolo Contesto, 2. Dessman, 3. Roadster. LONG SHOT: Manhattan Up.

NINTH RACE: 1. Tikkun Olam, 2. Knight’s Cross, 3. Contagion. LONG SHOT: Daddy Jones.

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Sugary $3.80, first race; Dr Wysong $4, second; Cajun Treasure $4.60, third)

Second choice winners: 1 (Rocky Rogue $4.60, seventh)

Third choice winners: 2 (Smoovie $4.40, fifth; You Must Chill $4.20, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, Jan. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Sugary, 2. Tiz Wonderfully, 3. Chalky. LONG SHOT: Greater Glory.

SECOND RACE: 1. Dr. Wysong, 2. Don’t Sell, 3. Our Romance. LONG SHOT: Y Not Sizzle.

THIRD RACE: 1. Cajun Treasure, 2. Dimkar, 3. Raging Tiger. LONG SHOT: Lomu.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Rac, 2. Victor’s Show, 3. Captain N. Barron. LONG SHOT: Pig Iron.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Radish, 2. Sidcheering, 3. Smoovie. LONG SHOT: La Guapa Velos.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Plan B, 2. Just Splendid, 3. Sierra Surprise. LONG SHOT: Blueberry Princess.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Candyman Garret, 2. Rocky Rogue, 3. According to Buddy. LONG SHOT: Rebel War.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Of Good Report, 2. Resident Liberal, 3. You Must Chill. LONG SHOT: Sir Andover.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Paladar $9.80, first race; Kazan $6, seventh)

Second choice winners: 4 (Nations Hope $4.80, second; Sheer Flattery $10.20, sixth; Show It N Moe It $4, eighth; Combat Zone $8.40, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 Uno Trouble Maker $10.60, fourth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Gypsy Blu $7.80, third)

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Feb. 24

FIRST RACE: 1. Paladar, 2. Justin’s Quest, 3. Victory Element. LONG SHOT: Midcourt.

SECOND RACE: Mulzoff, 2. Nations Hope, 3. Jonathantoquick. LONG SHOT: Midnight Roamer.

THIRD RACE: 1. Sheza Chattykat, 2. Tiny Tina, 3. Madaket Sunset. LONG SHOT: Gypsy Blu.

FOURTH RACE: 1.No Wine Untasted, 2. Mistressofthenight, 3. Uno Trouble Maker. LONG SHOT: Baby Ice.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Stylin Ocean, 2. Goodtingscominpink, 3. Lucky Lately. LONG SHOT: Ruby Bradley.

SIXTH RACE: 1. He Will, 2. Sheer Flattery, 3. Avanti Bello. LONG SHOT: Cabin John.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Kazan, 2., Cimpl Man, 3. Tequila Joe. LONG SHOT: Magic Musketier.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. S Y Sky, 2. Show It N Moe It, 3. Barbara Beatrice. LONG SHOT: Into Rissa.

NINTH RACE: 1. Holy Ghost, 2. Combat Zone, 3. Aussie Fox. LONG SHOT: Super Terrific.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Gran Martillo $4.60, fifth race; Kenzou’s Rhythm $13.40, ninth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Come On Kat $3.60, third)

Third choice winners: 2 (Platinum Nights $4, second; Vasilika $3.60, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

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