Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Thursday, Feb. 6

FIRST RACE: 1. Geldautomat, 2. Cousin Ricky, 3. Mr. Cactus. LONG SHOT: Goldnesian.


SECOND RACE: 1. Sweet Spell, 2. Provenance, 3. Seattle Charlie. LONG SHOT: Wasted At Midnight.


THIRD RACE: 1. Madoffwiththemoney, 2. Metaxa, 3. Warren’s Judy. LONG SHOT: Backwoods Belle.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Cougarontheprowl, 2. Our Pure Creation, 3. Small Moves. LONG SHOT: Kerrilynn.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Moonlight Stroll, 2. Chicago Angel, 3. Mini Candy. LONG SHOT: Alissa R N.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Readyforhercloseup, 2. Akiss Forarose, 3. Elegant in Silk. LONG SHOT: Incredible Journey.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Mark of a Gem (best bet), 2. J and S Express, 3. Always a Chance. LONG SHOT: Yawannagokid.

MARK OF A GEM, a 4-year-old filly, hasn’t raced since May 19, 2013, but she has speed and has been working well over the Santa Anita dirt. Trainer Tim Yakteen is 38% turf to dirt and he’s 36% with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Los Borrachos, 2. Kozani, 3. Melatonin. LONG SHOT: J Kat.

Jockey Mike Smith is looking for the late daily double here with this son of Pulpit. The 3-year-old LOS BORRACHOS isn’t drawn ideally for a down-the-hill effort on the rail, but Pulpits seem to do well in the move from dirt to turf. He showed improvement in his second race and comes out of a maiden race where a horse he beat by 2 lengths (Hoppertunity) has already come back to win.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 1 (Te Rapa $4.60, sixth race)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 3 (Intoxicating Move $9, second; Putahexonher $8.20, third; Stollin Home $10.20, fifth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Wild Dude $19.20, fourth); Cat Burglar $3.40, seventh)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 0