Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday’s June 11

Race 4 – SA

#2 Margie’s Minute (turf only) (7-2)

Trainer Marty Jones is still looking for the magic formula with this 4-year-old. This filly has run well on the grass in the past and Jones drops her in class. Jones is  38%-trainer the second time he runs a horse.

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Race 8 – SA

#1 Princess Ashlyn (turf only) (7-2)

The last time this 3-year-old was seen she was a run off, jumping out 14 lengths ahead before faltering. Big jockey switch to journeyman Kent Desormeaux, who hopefully can ration her speed better for trainer Donald Warren.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, April 11

Race 4: #4 Stylistic (10-1)

The 5-year-old mare returns after an 8-month layoff, but her works coming in to this race look outstanding for trainer Donald Warren. The sire Cyclotron is 21% with first-time turfers and we expect jockey Elvis Trujillo to have her forwardly placed down the hill.

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Race 7: #9 Party Rock (4-1)

Trainer Bob Baffert drops this daughter of Good Journey into a claimer for the first time. When he does that he wins 38% of the time. Jockey Martin Garcia had a choice of another Baffert entrant and chose this one.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Saturday, Nov. 8 (Bing Crosby Season)

FIRST RACE: 1. Tebowing, 2. Burns Turn, 3. Marina Del Heat. LONG SHOT: Love Blind.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Cruisingtheharbor, 2. Grand Yodler, 3. Do the Danse. LONG SHOT: Holiday Maker.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Tribal Dude, 2. Red Man Run, 3. Cacau. LONG SHOT: Elle Street.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Ethnic Dance (best bet), 2. Pure Loyalty, 3. Press Baron, LONG SHOT: Setsuko.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Accelerant, 2. River Lemon, 3. Perfect Set. LONG SHOT: Welcome Home Ryan.

ACCELERANT (12-1), a 7-year-old gelding, bobbled at the start in his last race, but he has a win over the Del Mar Polytrack and might be coming up to a big race for trainer Donald Warren after a big work earlier this week. Jockey Elvis Trujillo is 2-for-7 with Warren.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Dyna Star, 2. Autumn Flower, 3. Conquest Artura. LONG SHOT: Scandal.

DYNA STAR (9-2) closed to finished third at 38-1 in a sprint, but that’s not what the Jerry Hollendorfer-trainee wants to do. She wants to go long on the grass since she is out of a Dynaformer mare. Elvis Trujillo is 24% with Hollendorfer.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Honey Ride, 2. Only Josie Knows, 3. Kirov. LONG SHOT: Grazenette.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Awesome Return, 2. Cabral, 3. Final Steo. LONG SHOT: Forever Juanito.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Intaxication, 2. Oso Smart, 3. Takeit Tothe Limit. LONG SHOT: Bigley.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (Wild Caroline $4, first race; Oscillator $6.60, fourth; Heat the Rocks $2.80, ninth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Up the Alley $6, sixth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Ashleyluvssugar $4.40, seventh; Queen of The Sand $8.40, eighth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

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