Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Sunday, June 22 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Cousin Ricky, 2. Complusive, 3. Stand by Your Man. LONG SHOT: W. Giles.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Hamiltonian (best bet), 2. Xuang Feng, 3. Senator Bob. LONG SHOT: My Jealous.

Trainer Robertino Diodoro and jockey Fernando Perez have been a real potent pair (27% at Santa Anita), especially in the lower claiming ranks. HAMILTONIAN, a gelding, drops a level off a big second place finish and this sure looks like a single in all wagers.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Sunset Skies, 2. Nothing But Air, 3. Underhill Drive. LONG SHOT: Gelila.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Nikki Allyn 2. Spirit of Ten, 3. Lady Vronsky. LONG SHOT: Giddy Up Cowgirl.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Queen of The Sand, 2. Bee Brave, 3. Scarlet Strike. LONG SHOT: Lady Asano.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has his choice of three horses in this race and choose QUEEN OF THE SAND, a 4-year-old filly, for trainer Paddy Gallagher. Making her second start in the ‘States, she figures to get off to a better start this time.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Warrensdollarsigns, 2. Senso, 3. Italian Harmony. LONG SHOT: Hollywood Producer.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Holiday Camp, 2. Story to Tell, 3. Homer Matt. LONG SHOT: Global Magician (SCRATCHED). New long shot: Henry’s Holiday.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Enchanting Lady, 2. Seduire, 3. Morning Coffee. LONG SHOT: Sea Mona.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Willy Be Wild, 2. Yes Yes Yes, 3. Badasmywifeletsmeb. LONG SHOT: Specimen.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 3 (Bonus Spin $2.40, first race; Spring Up $3.60, second; Alexis Tangier $11.20, ninth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (JoJo Warrior $8.40, eighth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 2 (Global Hart $8.60, fourth; Solid Wager $16.60, sixth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 0

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, April 25

Remember first post is 3 p.m. on Friday.

FIRST RACE: 1. Sweet Mz. Poppet, 2. Take Back Spring, 3. City Ride. LONG SHOT: Wacky Miss.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Take a Risk, 2. Primal Revival, 3. Ready to Jam. LONG SHOT: Stadtpark.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Magic Number, 2. Addendum, 3. Masical Arts. LONG SHOT: She’s a Go Girl.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Joelito, 2. Spring Up, 3. Fire With Fire. LONG SHOT: Quick Casablanca.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Carbonite (best bet), 2. Newfound Gold, 3. Dunmore East. LONG SHOT: Truelee Scrappin.

Trainer Robertino Diodoro had a big winter/spring meet and hopes it carries over to the new spring/summer meet. He claimed this 8-year-old gelding CARBONITE last time out and moves him in class. Diodoro is 31% first off the claim and puts barn rider Fernando Perez aboard. They are a 27% combo at Santa Anita.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Smooth Talker, 2. Upbeat Mood, 3. Velvet Mesquite. LONG SHOT: Hijra.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tiznow Or Then, 2. I Don’t Care Who, 3. Magic Mark. LONG SHOT: Garen.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Misdeed, 2. Van Fraassen, 3. Kozani. LONG SHOT: Navarre.

Trainer Richard Mandella drops MISDEED, a 4-year-old gelding, into a maiden claimer for the first time and the son of Rock Hard Ten should appreciate the class relief. This will be his third start off the layoff and Mandella is 31% in maiden claiming races.

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