Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Sept. 29

Preview: Well it’s a good thing I took Los Alamitos off since I was sick most of the last three weeks with some kind of infection that they never figured out what it was, but thank God for antibiotics.
The next two weekends will be big at the Great Race Place with preps for next month’s Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar on tap. This Saturday card is good to say the least.
I look for trainer Peter Miller to rebound off his poor Del Mar (for him) and it will be interesting to see of apprentice Byran Pena keeps up his momentum from LRC.
Here are a few to look at for Friday:

FIRST RACE #3 Kinematico (4-1)
Gets a huge jock change from Elliott to Flavien Prat. Trainer Mike Puype didn’t have a good Del Mar meet and is looking to rebound. He is 24% when dropping horses from MSW to maiden claimers, but these MC $50,000 have been playing like a MSW this year.

SECOND RACE: #1 Over Achiever (5-2)
Trainer Bill Morey having a good year, winning at 22 percent. This gelding is dropping off the claim and has won 2 of 3 over this track. Morey is 20% second time off the layoff and he’s 7-for-14 with jockey Rafael Bejarano.

FIFTH RACE: #4 American Currency (4-1)
Had a troubled first start and takes a drop in class. Interesting jockey change from apprentice Roman to Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, who is 25% with trainer Eddie Truman. Watch Salsa King (10-1) and Haulin’ Frieght (10-1), who are coming out of a key Del Mar 2-year-old race.

SEVENTH RACE: #1 OkDoll (9-2)
This filly has a 5-2-1-1 record over the Santa Anita green. Jockey Rafael Bejarano is 24% wih trainer Richard Baltas, who is 22% third off the layoff. Be careful because Baltas also has Lucy De (5-1) in here. Exacta box?

EIGHTH RACE: #5 Jungle Warfare (2-1)
This is a tough race and I hate going with chalk but this 2-year-old is coming out of that aforementioned Del Mar key race. Also big jock switch to Mike Smith from Roman.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Monday, Sept. 4 (closing day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Jump the Tracks, 2. General Interest, 3. Campaigner. LONG SHOT: Unbridled Ethos.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Ucanthankmelater, 2. Freddies Dream, 3. Awesome Return. LONG SHOT: Accelerant.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Papa Papa Papa, 2. Unreal Deal, 3. Rocket Heat. LONG SHOT: Batti Man.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Hopefully, 2. Meiji, 3. Pretty Owl. LONG SHOT: So I Sang.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Fantastic Chloe, 2. Retro, 3. Super Good. LONG SHOT: Encinitas.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Vai, 2. Noted and Quoted, 3. Miss Sunset. LONG SHOT: Bitzka.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. JEREMY’S LEGACY (best bet), 2. How Unusual, 3. Starlite Style. LONG SHOT: Kathy’s Song.

Jockey Gary Stevens rode four different horses that are entered in this race and he chooses Jeremy’s Legacy. That says a lot to me so I will stick with the Hall of Famer.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Fleetwood, 2. Tatters to Riches, 3. Run Away. LONG SHOT: Master Ruler.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Dawn Traveller, 2. Camino Song, 3. Klosters. LONG SHOT: Multiplayer.
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10TH RACE: 1. Big League, 2. Prime Issue, 3. Touching Rainbows.

Just a note: I will be taking Los Alamitos off. So have fun.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Sept. 3

FIRST RACE: 1. KAFISTER (best bet), 2. Logan’s Moon, 3. Best Two Minutes. LONG SHOT: Kaabraaj.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Highly Acclaimed, 2. Jet Set Man, 3. Chief Hosa. LONG SHOT: Rim Ditch.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Mac McLovin, 2. Come On In, 3. Royal Trump. LONG SHOT: Mr. Fullerton.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Next Speaker, 2. Native Treasure, 3. Cherubim. LONG SHOT: Fueled by Bourbon.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Linburgh’s Kitten, 2. Armour Plate, 3. Take the One O One. LONG SHOT: Big Buzz.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Thirteen Squared, 2. She’s Funny, 3. Ms Bad Behavior. LONG SHOT: Alluring Star.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. It’s The Ice, 2. Senator Robert, 3. Got Even. LONG SHOT: The Lieutenant.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Big Score, 2. Bowies Hero, 3. Sharp Samurai. LONG SHOT: Fashion Business.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Excavtion, 2. Dukes Up, 3. Desert General. LONG SHOT: Go Ghetto.
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10TH RACE: 1. Bitter Ring Home, 2. Pali High, 3. Kylemore. LONG SHOT: Dignitaire.

Good luck

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Sept. 2

Note: Sorry this is late but Friday’s are worst at work with high school football and all the other sports
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FIRST RACE: 1. Looks Good N a Tux, 2. Rave Some Pride, 3. Vigorously Juan. LONG SHOT: Gone With It
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SECOND RACE: 1. Time to Play, 2. Majestic Authority, 3. Rag Top. LONG SHOT: Stylitude
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THIRD RACE: 1. Cynthiana, 2. Joesgoldenholiday, 3. Resky Business. LONG SHOT: Lady Beware
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Coils Gold, 2. Gigantis, 3. Morgan S.LONG SHOT: Overcomer
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Knight Disruptor, 2. Solomini, 3. It’s a New Year. LONG SHOT: Thegloryisallmine
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Buster Douglas, 2. Ample Sufficiency, 3. Spanish Hombre. LONG SHOT: Brimstoned
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Poetic, 2. Dancing Belle, 3. Just a Smidge. LONG SHOT: Gabrielleelizabeth
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. ST PATRICK’S DAY (best bet), 2. Instilled Regard, 3. Point Guard. LONG SHOT: Eskimo Roses
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NINTH RACE: 1. Pretty Girl, 2. Mrs McDougal, 3. Cambodia. LONG SHOT: Hillhouse High
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10TH RACE: 1. Airfoil, 2. Sidepocket Champ, 3. Jes Jaa. LONG SHOT: G.A. Betting
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11TH RACE: 1. Combat Zone, 2. Taniko, 3. Kinematico. LONG SHOT: Principal Bob

Good Luck

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Sept. 1 (First post 3:30 p.m.)

PREVIEW: Good Wednesday with four winners and horrible Thursday with no winners. Ouch. Four days left in the meet.

FIRST RACE: 1. Roosevelt, 2. Majestic Journey, 3. Remesses. LONG SHOT: Big Day Tomorrow
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SECOND RACE: 1. Hold That Smile, 2. Tiger Mom, 3. Spirit of Shanghai. LONG SHOT: Clean Living.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Pure Pursuit, 2. Impression, 3. Member State. LONG SHOT: Sixes.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. WAY GONE (best bet), 2. Lighthouse Point, 3. Mister Mojo. LONG SHOT: Saldamente.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Kak’s Dolce Vita, 2. Spooky Woods, 3. Rosie My Rosie. LONG SHOT: Longstocking.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Halo Ahead, 2. Speakers, 3. Gee Street. LONG SHOT: Rolling Shadow.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Continental Divide, 2. Cono, 3. Bookies Luck. LONG SHOT: Unpossible.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Street Moxie, 2. Atomic Rule, 3. Lord of Chaos. LONG SHOT: American League.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on the Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 31

FIRST RACE: 1. ZIPPY GROOM (best bet), 2. Colormemoney, 3. American Currency. LONG SHOT: Playing Through
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SECOND RACE: 1. Private Terrace, 2. Papercoversrock, 3. Swiss Skimmer. LONG SHOT: Forbidden Command
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THIRD RACE: 1. Mag the Mighty, 2. Tiz Bailee, 3. Ciao Bella Rosa. LONG SHOT: Specter.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Fire to the Wire, 2. Hank the Tank, 3. Cleanup Hitter. LONG SHOT: Pick One
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Simmy’s Temple, 2. Red Livy, 3. Zuzanna. LONG SHOT: Spinyatta
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Bella Style, 2. Sing a Solo, 3. Star of Kobol. LONG SHOT: Pulpit Ryder
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Snow Cloud, 2. Belvoir Bay, 3. Long Hot Summer. LONG SHOT: Indriya
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Gato Dolce, 2. Kenzou’s Empire, 3. House of Troy. LONG SHOT: Tuviah

 

Good luck

@Jeff_Nahill on the Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, Aug. 30

FIRST RACE: 1. Cute Knows Cute, 2. Pasadena Princess, 3. Trust Fund Kitty. LONG SHOT: Dialed to Go

SECOND RACE: 1. Prize Exhibit, 2. Corps de Ballet, 3. Shehastheritestuff. LONG SHOT: Do the Dance.

THIRD RACE: 1. Blissful Lady, 2. Knowitallhousewife, 3. Wicked Old Fashion. LONG SHOT: On a Toot.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Lady Ninja, 2. Princess Dorian, 3. Candy Boss. LONG SHOT: Norwegian Spy.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Candy Bark, 2. Salten Sapity, 3. Arunachala. LONG SHOT: Instant Reflex.

SIXTH RACE: 1. SHOW IT N MOE IT (best bet), 2. Family Girl, 3. Little Doe. LONG SHOT: Empress of Lov.

SEVENTH RACE: 1, Cordiality, 2. West Coast Bias, 3. Warm Endowment. LONG SHOT: Nicarra.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Masco Yodeler, 2. On the Right, 3. Flip the Coin Jan. LONG SHOT: Old School Ike.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on the Twitter

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