Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, Jan. 23

FIRST RACE: 1. Bernier, 2. Lyla Della, 3. She’s Discreet. LONG SHOT: Stepinmoon.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Conquest Superstep, 2. Pure, 3. Elle Sueno. LONG SHOT: Caradini.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Willing to Travel, 2. Ernest Shackleton, 3. Afleet in Time. LONG SHOT: Southeast Asia.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Papa’s Tango L R, 2. She’s Flush, 3. Swissarella. LONG SHOT: Goodhumorgirl.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Camryn Kate (best bet), 2. Grandiose Tactics, 3. Hugh Knew. LONG SHOT: Dissension.

Having experience on the downhill turf course is always a key and CAMRYN KATE (4-1), a 6-year-old mare, has a win on it. She is making her second start off a layoff and jockey Rafael Bejarano rides for trainer Alfredo Marquez, who have won 2-of-3 together.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Reservoir Point, 2. Guyfromtheskyfive, 3. Gnarly Harly. LONG SHOT: Sterling Wager.

It appears trainer Robertino Diodoro privately purchased RESERVOIR POINT (9-2), a 3-year-old colt, after a third place finish at Los Alamitos. Diodoro puts blinker on, a move he is 40% with, and barn rider Fernando Perez jumps aboard.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Proud Vixen, 2. Tanquerray, 3. Lady’s Plan. LONG SHOT: Lamazone.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Push Girl, 2. Vegas Bound, 3. Irish and Lucky. LONG SHOT: Smooth Talker.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Thursday, Aug. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Rosie Brown, 2. Gold Journey, 3. Awe Gee. LONG SHOT: Fortune’s Daughter.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Theatre Star, 2. Bunairgead, 3. Spring Bloom. LONG SHOT: Biorhythm.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Monument (best bet), 2. Got Even, 3. Pepnic. LONG SHOT: Kate’s Event.

MONUMENT (8-1), a 4-year-old colt, is a perfect 2-for-2 on the Del Mar Polytrack. Still above his claimed level and pressed the pace last time on the turf before tiring. Jockey Agapito Delgadillo stays aboard for trainer Alfredo Marquez.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mosso, 2. Boom Boys, 3. Rainbow North. LONG SHOT: Tasha’s Courage.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Tiz Zoe Cee, 2. Kid Rollins, 3. Contessa B. LONG SHOT: Sheza Eyeopener.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Williams Bay, 2. Sweet as a Rose, 3. Penny Sixpence. LONG SHOT: Freethinker.

WILLIAMS BAY (3-1), a daughter of Kitten’s Joy, is bred to run all day long. She turned in an even effort coming down the hill at Santa Anita for trainer Tom Proctor, who is 25% with second time maiden starters. Apprentice Drayden Van Dyke jumps aboard. PENNY SIXPENCE is the likely favorite, but a horse has yet to win from the No. 1 post on the turf at the meet and the Neil Drysdale trainee got moved in by a scratch.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. New Nature, 2. Fable, 3. Hugh Knew. LONG SHOT: La Casadora.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hope ‘n Pray, 2. Cuneo, 3. Zippingaroundtown. LONG SHOT: Valentine Boy.

Trainer Andy Mathis claimed HOPE ‘ N PRAY (6-1), a son of Old Topper, out of a third-place effort last time. The gelding was closing down the lane and gets an extra half-furlong at the same class level. Long shot jockey Tiago Pereira jumps aboard in a definite jockey upgrade.

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Wednesday’s top choice winners: 0

Wednesday’s second choice winners: 3 (Ontology $5.40, first race; Perfect Set $5.20, fourth; Merit Man $7.20, seventh)

Wednesday’s third choice winners: 1 (Majestic Presence $7.80, fifth)

Wednesday’s long shot winners: 1 (Watch It Buster $13.60, eighth)

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