Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Sunday, Sept. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Roo’s Valentine, 2. Reckless C harm, 3. Hurricane Callie. LONG SHOT: Top Nothc.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Formally Wild, 2. Cougar Country, 3. Top Drawer. LONG SHOT: Keegers.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Kenjiislucky, 2. Whiskey Wild, 3. Prince Valiant. LONG SHOT: Papa Kade.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mor Spirit, 2. Street Vision, 3. Beaumarchais. LONG SHOT: Speed Check.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. You Know I Know, 2. Sizzlin’ Joe, 3. Horizontalyspeakin. LONG SHOT: Husband’s Folly.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. #2 Danas Best (6-1), 2. Ashleyluvssugar, 3. Kulik Lodge. LONG SHOT: Texas Ryano.

This Aussie import is running her third race off the layoff, a move trainer Phil D’Amato is 28% with. She gets some class relief and gets a jock switch to Rafael Bejarano, who is 34% with D’Amato.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. #3 Sir Samson (5-1), 2. Guns Loaded, 3. Distinctive B. LONG SHOT: Look Twice.

This 3-year-old is returning from a 6-month layoff but look who he was losing to earlier this tear: Dortmund, Prospect Park, Bolo, Lord Nelson and Texas Red. Arguably he ran his best race on this track finishing third in the San Vicente. If trainer Brian Koriner has him ready look out. Jockey Rafael Bejarano takes the mount.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Silentio, 2. Talco, 3. Twentytwentyvision. LONG SHOT: Alert Bay.

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NINTH RACE: 1. #6 Alfeet Domination (5-2) BEST BET, 2. Sugar Buzz, 3. Nusret. LONG SHOT: Storm Quest.

Trainer Peter Eurton drops this 2-year-old from a MSW to the maiden claiming ranks for the first time and he’s 20% with that move. The son of Afleet Alex has two route races to his name and wasn’t bad in either. Jockey James Graham takes over.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 3 (Aeon $9.60, first race; Beholder $2.20, seventh; Songbird $2.40, eighth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 2 (Nyquist $3, fifth; Photo Call $19.40, ninth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 1 (Lambo Luxx $24.60, fourth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Singing Kitty $21.40, third)

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, June 6

Race 2: #7 Tiz Love (5-1)
This 2-year-old colt has been tearing up the track in the mornings at Los Alamitos for trainer Patricia Harrington. Whether that transfers to Santa Anita, we’ll find out but at the price it might be right.
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Race 8: #10 Magna Rex (8-1)
Everything trainer Richard Baltas seems to touch these days turns to gold, or in this case goes to the winner’s circle, so why not take a shot on this 3-year-old gelding making his turf debut with jockey Flavian Prat.
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Race 10: #9 The Gomper (7-2)
This 3-year-old colt has faced some toughies in his career like Prospect Park, Dortmund and Kentuckian. Transferred to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer two races ago, The Dorf decides to try this son of Sky Mesa on the grass for the first time. Who are we to argue?
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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, March 27

Race 1: #4 Believe Too

Trainer Brian Koriner won 22% of the time last year but is 0-for-17 this meet. He’s gotta break out and maybe this 4-year-old filly is the one. She needs to go back to her front-running ways in this spot. Koriner is 36% with horses off a 61-180-day layoff.

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Race 8 – SA

#2 Vicious

Look who this 3-year-old has been losing to in the maiden ranks: Firing Line and Prospect Park. Do they ring a bell? Trainer Eoin Harty has gelded this son of Indian Charlie, drops him into a maiden claimer for the first time and tries turf for the first time with jockey Joe Talamo.

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