Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, May 12

FIRST RACE: 1. Big Shanty, 2. Baby Bear’s Sou, 3. Best Two Minutes WINNER $3.80. LONG SHOT: For the Hustle

SECOND RACE: 1. Kristi’s Copilot, 2. Conquest Sabre Cat, 3. Crown the Kitten. LONG SHOT: Silver Summer WINNER $39.40

THIRD RACE: 1. Go Big Blue Nation, 2. A Thousand Dreams, 3. Acai WINNER $12.60. LONG SHOT: Billy K.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Dannie Joe, 2. Sturdy One WINNER $3.80, 3. Scathing. LONG SHOT: Road Test.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Christy Jackson, 2. Shylock Eddie, 3. Wishful. LONG SHOT: Don’t Sell WINNER $8.20.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Mr Classical, 2. Drink, 3. Bouncing Around WINNER $21. LONG SHOT: Mavericks.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Cordiality WINNER $7, 2. Gypsy Blu, 3. Algorhythmic. LONG SHOT: Halo Darlin.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Purdue, 2. Heloise, 3. Songofthedesert. LONG SHOT: Chay Up and Away WINNER $7.80.

NINTH RACE: 1. Opus Won WINNER $8.60, 2. Lucky Lately, 3. Gootingscominpink. LONG SHOT: Unusual Stuff.

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, May 10

Preview: Sorry win only right now.

FIRST RACE: 1. Temple Secret  SECOND

SECOND RACE: 1. Bay Area

THIRD RACE: 1. A Dream is a Wish

FOURTH RACE: 2. Seaside Dancer WIN $12.60

FIFTH RACE: 1. Treasure Hunter WIN $7.40

SIXTH RACE: 1. Smoovie WIN $8.40

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Red Seven

EIGHTH RACE: 1. My Mandate

Good luck.

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Churchill Downs, Horse racing, Kentucky Derby, Tampa Bay Downs

Churchill Downs opinions for Saturday, May 4 (plus some Tampa Bay Downs)

Preview: Expect a wet track at some point today and a softer turf course. Rain is suppose to hit hardest around 1 p.m.

12TH RACE (Grade I Kentucky Derby: 1. Improbable, 2. Game Winner, 3. Roadster, 4. Vekoma. LONG SHOT: By My Standards.
If it’s Derby Day we must be in trainer Bob Baffert’s world and we’re just living in it. Baffert can pull off a race feat here by hitting the trifecta with all three of his entries. Improbable is my choice off his runner-up efforts to Omaha Beach, who had to scratch out of the race with a balky throat. All three of Baffert’s horses, including Game Winner and Roadster, are coming up to the race in fine form and a win by any of them wouldn’t surprise me.

Other Churchill Downs stakes

SIXTH RACE (Grade I Humana Distaff): 1. Talk Veuve to Me, 2. Marley’s Freedom, 3. Spiced Perfection, 4. Emboldened. LONG SHOT: Mia Mischief.

SEVENTH RACE )Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile): 1. Beau Recall, 2. Daddy Is a Legend, 3. Precieuse, 4. Valedictorian. LONG SHOT: Environs.

EIGHTH RACE (Grade I Churchill Downs): 1. Do Share, 2. Mitole, 3. Uncontested, 4. Whitmore. LONG SHOT: Warrior’s Club.

NINTH RACE (Grade II American Turf): 1. Marquee Prince, 2. Seismic Wave, 3. Digital Age, 4. Social Paranoia. LONG SHOT: Henley’s Joy.

10TH RACE (Grade III Pat Day Mile): 1. Instagrand, 2. Durkin’s Call, 3. Mr Money Bags, 4. Last Judgment. LONG SHOT: Dunph.

11TH RACE (Grade I Turf Classic): 1. Brick and Mortar (best bet), 2. Multiplier, 3. Ticonderoga, 4. Next Shares. LONG SHOT: Synchrony.

TAMPA BAY DOWNS
FOURTH RACE: 1. Sir Higgins, 2. Market Swings, 3. No choice. LONG SHOT: Trap Music.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Pure Luck, 2. Silver Shield, 3. Solid. LONG SHOT: Edelman’s Catch.
10TH RACE: 1. Sugar Cane Girl, 2. Crown of Joy, 3. Speeding Starlet. LONG SHOT: Patient Digna.
Good luck.
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Churchill Downs, Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Churchill Downs opinions for Friday, May 3 (plus one from Tampa Bay)

At Churchill Downs

11TH RACE (Grade I Kentucky Oaks): 1. Street Band, 2. Bellafina, 3. Flor de La Mar, 4. Jaywalk. LONG SHOT: Out for a Spin.
Bellafina will be rightfully favored but I still don’t like that race last year in the Breeders” Cup Juvenile Fillies over this track. I’m not buying the she was “in season” excuse. Maybe she doesn’t like this track. We’ll see. Trainer Larry Jones knows how to get fillies ready for this race and Street Band is tearing up the track in the morning after winning the Fair Grounds Oaks.

Other races

FIFTH RACE (Grade II Eight Belles): 1. Lyrical Lady, 2. Mother Mother, 3. Take Charge Angel, 4. Break Even. LONG SHOT: Proud Emma.

SIXTH RACE (Grade III Edgewood): 1. Newspaperofrecord, 2. Concrete Rose, 3. Cambier Parc, 4. Fortunate Girl. LONG SHOT: Winter Sunset.

SEVENTH RACE (Grade II Alysheba): 1. Tom’s d’Etat, 2. Seeking the Soul, 3. McKinzie, 4. Prime Attraction. LONG SHOT: Bourbon Resolution.

EIGHTH RACE (Grade I La Troienne): 1. Divine Miss Grey, 2. She’s a Julie, 3. Blue Prize, 4. Secret Spice. LONG SHOT: Mopotism.

NINTH RACE (Allowance): 1. Mojo Man, 2. Rugbyman, 3. American Tattoo, 4. Solid Wager. LONG SHOT: Home Base.

10TH RACE (Turf Sprint): 1. Undrafted, 2. World of Trouble, 3. Angaston, 4. Will Call. LONG SHOT: Chaos Theory.

TAMPA BAY DOWNS

SECOND RACE: 1. Discreetly Placed, 2. She Read My Texts, 3. Big Awesome. LONG SHOT: Monkey Money.

Good luck.

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Golden Gate, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, April 27 (Plus Golden Gate Fields stakes races)

Preview: Golden Gate didn’t put up changes until 10:34 a.m. Less than two hours before first post. Is that any way to run a track and day you have been promoting for a month?

SANTA ANITA

FIFTH RACE: 1. Hardboot, 2, The Hunted WIN $7, 3. Soi Phet. LONG SHOT: Accountability.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. La Force SECOND REVERSE EXACTA $9.20, 2. Paradise Woods WIN $3.20, 3. Starr of Quality. LONG SHOT: Just a Smidge.

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

FOURTH RACE: 1. Oh My Oh, 2. Sold It WIN $2.80, 3. Respect My Candor. LONG SHOT: Creative Romance.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Simply Breathless WIN $6.60, 2. Zaffinah 2ND EXACTA $13, 3. Consolida. LONG SHOT: Bella Luma.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Touched by Autism, 2. Anyportinastorm WIN $4.20, 3. Summersimage. LONG SHOT: Tough Sunday.

NINTH RACE: 1. More Ice, 2. Kingly WIN $5.40, 3. Erlich. LONG SHOT: Angelo’s Pride.

10TH RACE: 1. Wentwood, 2. Grecian Fire, 3. Bowies Hero. LONG SHOT: Blitzkreig WIN $8.

12TH RACE: 1. S Y Sky WIN $3.40, 2. Ima Happy Cat 2ND EXACTA $22, 3. Alliford Bay. LONG SHOT: I Love Romance.

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Keeneland, Keeneland Race Course, Oaklawn Park, Tampa Bay Downs

Keeneland and Oaklawn Park stakes opinions for Saturday, April 13 (Plus Tampa Bay)

KEENELAND

SEVENTH RACE (Ben Ali): 1. Nun the Less 2ND PAID $9.60 TO PLACE, 2. Bonus Points, 3. Hence. LONG SHOT: Third Day.

EIGHTH RACE (Giant’s Causeway): 1. Mrs. Ramona G. SCRATCHED, 2. Morticia WINNER $6.40, 3. Excessivespending COLD EXACTA $26.80. LONG SHOT: Surrender Now. TRIFECTA $27.30 for 50 cents

NINTH RACE (Lexington): 1. Anothertwistafate 2ND PAID $3.60 TO PLACE, 2. Sueno THIRD, 3. Shang. LONG SHOT: Hawaiian Noises.

10TH RACE (Jenny Wiley): 1. Rymska SECOND, 2. Rushing Fall WINNER $3.80 REVERSE EXACTA $7.40, 3. Onthemoonagain, 4. Bellavais.

OAKLAWN PARK

NINTH RACE (Oaklawn Handicap): 1. Quip WINNER $13, 2. Rated R Superstar, 3. Giant Expectations. LONG SHOT: Lookin At Lee.

11TH RACE (Arkansas Derby) : 1. Omaha Beach WINNER $5.40, 2. Galilean, 3. Improbable SECOND, 4. Long Range Toddy. LONG SHOT: Tikhvin Flew.

TAMPA BAY

SECOND RACE: 1. R True Sensation WINNER $5.40, 2. Lovetobehappy, 3. Taylor’s Belle. LONG SHOT: U Know I B Lion.

THIRD RACE: 1. Spectacular Plum WINNER $9, 2. First Reward, 3. Trumpi. LONG SHOT: Candy Cove. COLD EXACTA $66.20; COLD TRIFECTA $102.30 for $1

SIXTH RACE: 1. Architect SECOND AT 19-1 PAID $19.60 TO PLACE, 2. Luna, 3. Itsagimme’s Girl. LONG SHOT: Red Curls.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Silver Duke WINNER $54.80, 2. Peas and Carrots, 3. Money Broker. LONG SHOT: Tamper (SCRATCHED). COLD EXACTA $189; COLD TRIFECTA $198.55 for 50 cents

Good luck.

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