Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Tuesday, Jan. 21


Top choice winners: 1 (Wound Tight $8, sixth race)

Second choice winners: 3 (Jet Set Ruler $4.80, first; D’s Lovely Sophia $8.60, second; Papa Tony $5.80, fourth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Stealthedismonds $8.80, third; Fashionably Fast $6.20, fifth; Principe Carlo $11.20, ninth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Fast Enough $11.60, seventh)


Top choice winners: 1 (Slewbury Park $6, fourth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Gidgetta $9.80, first)

Third choice winners: 3 (Ruby Bradley $5.60, second; Beguiled $13.20, third; Big Hoof Dynamite $3.60, sixth)

Long shot winners: 2 (Sellwood $20.60, fifth; Carressa $10.10, seventh)

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Santa Anita opinions for Monday, Jan. 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Merneith, 2. Gidgetta, 3. Reem. LONG SHOT: Drama for Mama.

SECOND RACE: 1. Discreet Diva, 2. Tiz Wonderfully, 3. Ruby Bradley. LONG SHOT: All Tea All Shade.

THIRD RACE: 1. M Is for Magic, 2. Broadbeach, 3. Beguiled. LONG SHOT: Claudia Jean.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Slewbury Park, 2. Awesome Alessandra, 3. Oui Say No. LONG SHOT: On the Verge.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Barristan The Bold, 2. Gregorian Chant, 3. Originaire. LONG SHOT: Sellwood.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Mr. Nasty, 2. Linfield, 3. Big Hoof Dynamite. LONG SHOT: Kadesh.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. La Sardane, 2. Brill, 3. Take These Chains. LONG SHOT: Carressa.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Cross Town (best bet), 2. Speakerofthehouse, 3. Muskoka. LONG SHOT: Shared.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Jan. 18

FIRST RACE: 1. Play Money, 2. Jet Set Ruler, 3. Uncontainable. LONG SHOT: Coast of Roan.

SECOND RACE: 1. Takethediamondlane, 2. D’s Lovely Sophia, 3. Time for Suzzie. LONG SHOT: Silk From Heaven.

THIRD RACE: 1. Apache Princess, 2. Just Grazed Me, 3. Stealthediamonds. LONG SHOT: Lakerball.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Alibi for Mischief, 2. Nonno’s Polaris, 3. Papa Tony. LONG SHOT: Royally Big.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lieutennant Dan, 2. Heck Yeah, 3. Fashionably Fast. LONG SHOT: Oliver.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Wound Tight, 2. The Hunted, 3. Ward ‘n Jerry. LONG SHOT: Desmond Doss.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Returns, 2. Club Aspen, 3. Bettor Trip Nick. LONG SHOT: Fast Enough.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Smiling Shirlee, 2. Almost at Factor, 3. Been Studying Her. LONG SHOT: California Kook.

NINTH RACE: 1. Loafers Boy (best bet), 2. Tigre Di Slugo, 3. Principe Carlo. LONG SHOT: Perfect Wager.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Jan. 11

FIRST RACE: 1. Mainframe Judy, 2. Vastly Deep, 3. You’reright Again. LONG SHOT: Baltimore Beecho.

SECOND RACE: 1. Mandy, 2. Win Often, 3. French Rose. LONG SHOT: Way too Sweet.

THIRD RACE: 1. Storm the Hill, 2. Jolie Olimpica, 3. Kentan Road. LONG SHOT: An Eddie Surprise.

FOURTH RACE: Mr. Unusual, 2. Itsthattime, 3. Mahi Mahi. LONG SHOT: Constitutionaffair.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Sugar Pickel (best bet), 2. Secret Square, 3. Mosienko. LONG SHOT: Bella Renella.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Policy, 2. Gate Speed, 3. Music to My Ears. LONG SHOT: High Five.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rakassah, 2. She’s So Special, 3. Don’t Unzip Me. LONG SHOT: Munn She’s Pretty.
This is a tough maiden race going 5 1/2-furlongs on the turf. This might end up being a key race so watch carefully. Rakassah is from the Phi D’Amato barn and a first-time starter in the U.S. D’Amato is 18 percent off a 46 to 90-day layoff. The filly’s sire gets 28 percent winners. Trainer Peter Miller knows how to get turf sprinters to win and this filly ran a good second at Del Mar. Trainer Jonathan Wong’s pair of Don’t Unzip Me and Munn She’s Pretty are interesting so check out the toteboard.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Horologist, 2. Message, 3. Spiced Perfection. LONG SHOT: Starr of Quality.

NINTH RACE: 1. Miss Ryleigh, 2. Too Much Smoke, 3. Sassyverb. LONG SHOT: Creer.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Jan. 10

FIRST RACE: 1. Malibu Cat, 2. Dance Costume, 3. Raneem. LONG SHOT: Mela Jones.

SECOND RACE: 1. Cimarron, 2. Busy Paynter, 3. Incredibly Lucky. LONG SHOT: Pacifica.

THIRD RACE: 1. Pink Scatillac, 2. Amatara, 3. Persepolis. LONG SHOT: Miss Fia.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Promise Nothing, 2. Benny Chang, 3. Big Hoof Dynamite. LONG SHOT: Moonlight Beach.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Nikkileaks, 2. Rickie Nine Toes, 3. Smart Girl. LONG SHOT: Kleen Karma.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Drift Away, 2. Classy Atlantic, 3. Bako Sweets. LONG SHOT: She’s a Dime.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Pepe Tono, 2. McKale, 3. Royal Trump. LONG SHOT: Seven Scents.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Sara Crewe (best bet), 2. Ride Sally Ride, 3. She’s Devoted. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Empress.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Jan. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Commanding Chief, 2. Border Town, 3. Muralist. LONG SHOT: Go Daddy Go.

SECOND RACE: 1. Grandpa Louie, 2. After Heat, 3. A Man’s Man. LONG SHOT: Brace for Impact.

THIRD RACE: 1. Foster Boi, 2. General Interest, 3. Hit the Seam. LONG SHOT: Desmond Doss.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Classy Ruler, 2. Cosmic Cowgirl, 3. Storie Blue. LONG SHOT: Crazy Speighty.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Hypersonic, 2. Cross Town, 3. Moana Luna. LONG SHOT: Fort Dodge.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Holly Hundy, 2. Kim K, 3. Storming Lady. LONG SHOT: Creative Instinct.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bast 2. Auberge, 3. Golden Princuipal. LONG SHOT: Orquidias Biz.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Factorial (best bet), 2. Go for a Ride, 3. Canadian Game. LONG SHOT: Hootie.
FACTORIAL has been away since the summer Del Mar meet but trainer Richard Baltas can get them ready off this type of layoff. The 6-year-old has been gelded and is coming out of a key race that has produced three winners.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Jan. 4

FIRST RACE: 1. Elgofranco, 2. Lucky Long Legs, 3. Bluegrass Sky. LONG SHOT: Oui Say No.

SECOND RACE: 1. Port Saint Joe (best bet), 2. Phast Pharoah, 3. Absolute Unit. LONG SHOT: Restoring Dreams.
Trainer Doug O’Neill has three horses in this 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint. O’Neill is 5% with debuting horses on the grass so I’ve eliminated Keno’d and Liam’s Pride. However, O’Neill is 15% first time turf when the horse has had at least one race and that’s why I like Port Saint Joe. Plus the 3-year-old’s sire gets 26% winners first time on the grass.

THIRD RACE: 1. My Journey, 2. Miker Operator, 3. Royal Ranger. LONG SHOT: Wild Cat Canyon.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Kakistocracy, 2. Jetovator, 3. Fravel. LONG SHOT: Big City Bane.

FIFth RACE: 1. Authentic, 2. Taishan, 3. Azul Coast. LONG SHOT: Uncaptured Hero.

SIXTH RACE : 1. Sothalis, 2. Oh Pretty Woman, 3. Scarlet Heat. LONG SHOT: Lovely Finish.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Proverb, 2. Street Class, 3. Bold Endeavor. LONG SHOT: Mongoalin Hero.

EIGHTH RACE : 1. Acker, 2. North County Guy, 3. Cleopatra’s Strike. LONG SHOT: Overdue.

NINTH RACE: 1. Soldier Boy, 2. Truck Salesman, 3. Sigalert. LONG SHOT: Order and Law.

10TH RACE: 1. An Eddie Surprise, 2. Queen of the Track, 3. Anonymously. LONG SHOT: Mariah Girl.


Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Jan. 3

FIRST RACE: 1. Fast as Cass, 2. Union Station, 3. Norski. LONG SHOT: Tiz a Slayer.

SECOND RACE: 1. I Belong to Becky, 2. Roaring Fork, 3. Toothless Wonder. LONG SHOT: Imagineiamfastest.

THIRD RACE: 1. Rose Dunn, 2. Moonless Sky, 3. Quinnie. LONG SHOT: Avalon Ride.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Diosa, 2. Bellazano, 3. Laker Jet. LONG SHOT: Jabber Now.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Diamond of Value, 2. Invincibella, 3. Point Hope. LONG SHOT: Daddy’s Melody.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Shanghai Keely, 2. Savvy Gal, 3. Gingham. LONG SHOT: Rare Find.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Coalinga Road (best bet), 2. Rookie Mistake, 3. Luvluv. LONG SHOT: El Diablo Rojo.
Lots of first-timers in this race but I’m going two of the experienced hands in the top two. Trainer Carla Gaines is 24% with horses first time on the grass and the sire Quality Road gets 11% winners first time on the green stuff.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Buyback, 2. Katsaros, 3. Root Beer Rag. LONG SHOT: Osteria.

NINTH RACE: 1. Dulverton Darling, 2. Querelle, 3. Persephone. LONG SHOT: Red Bunting.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 1 (Love a Honeybadger $6.40, fifth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Opus Won $12, sixth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Justinian $6.80, third; Rip City $9.80, fourth; Texas Wedge $6.20, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Wednesday, Jan. 1

FIRST RACE: 1. Jurgen, 2. Goalie, 3. Frasard. LONG SHOT: Spanish Count.

SECOND RACE: 1. Taco Waco, 2. Handsome Micale, 3. Lizzario. LONG SHOT: Affirmracer.

THIRD RACE: Instagrand, 2. California Street, 3. Justinian. LONG SHOT: Federal Case.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Drasario, 2. Mr. Unusual, 3. Rip City. LONG SHOT: Extremely Wicked.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Love a Honeybadger, 2. Drift Away, 3. Nomizar. LONG SHOT: No Wine Untasted.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Peter’s Kitten, 2. Opus Won, 3. Doc Yco Cheeks. LONG SHOT: Mulhima.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Kenzou’s Rhythm 2. Boogalute, 3. Full of Luck. LONG SHOT: Cabin John.

EIGHTH RACE: True Valour (best bet), 2. Captain Scotty, 3. Texas Wedge. LONG SHOT: Tribalist.

NINTH RACE: 1. Divine Armor, 2. Much More Halo, 3. Snap Chap. LONG SHOT: Don V.

10TH RACE: 1. Southern King, 2. M Town Gem, 3. Shining Through. LONG SHOT: Golden Birthday.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 3 (Ava’s Charm $4, third race; Saddle Bar $6.80, fifth; Encoder $19.40, sixth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Venetian Harbor $4, seventh)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Ghoul $10.40, second)