Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinion for Monday. Oct. 15

Notable: Not going to pull any punches here: This is not a good card so I would pass it. Hope cards get better this coming weekend.

FIRST RACE: 1. Thought I’dmissyou, 2. Morning Cyn, 3. Gotta Be Lucky. LONG SHOT: Chirp.
The top two picks come out of a Los Alamitos key race that has produced two next out winners from three starters. GOTTA BE LUCKY hits the bottom of the claiming ranks for the first time.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Honor A.P. $3, third; Grinningear $4.80, sixth)

Second choice winners: 2 (High Velocity $3.40, first; Absolutely Perfect $3.40, fourth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Big Runnuer $18.80, second; Princess Dorian $4, fifth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Oct. 13

FIRST RACE: 1. Call Me Daddy, 2. High Velocity, 3. Malibu Star. LONG SHOT: Jeffnjohn’sthundr.
Anyone notice Bob Baffert has been going to apprentice jockeys Diaz and Velez plus Roman lately on 2-year-olds? What’s up with that?

SECOND RACE: 1. Stable Genius, 2. Shandling, 3. Big Runner. LONG SHOT: Awesome Score.

THIRD RACE: 1. Honor A.P. (best bet), 2. Eddy Forever, 3. Special Day. LONG SHOT: Include the Tax.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Magnificent Q T, 2. Absolutely Perfect, 3. Rose Dunn. LONG SHOT: Whoa Nessie.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Brookes All Mine, 2. Majestic Diva, 3. Princess Dorian. LONG SHOT: Buttie.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Grinningeartoear, 2. Remember to Smile, 3. Apache Pass. LONG SHOT: Goddess Aphrodite.

SMILING TIGER is one of the hot sire first time on the turf right now (Clubhouse Ride is the other) with a 19% first out winners and both of the top two horses are by that sire. GRINNINGEARTOEAR has a bit more turf on the bottom side and trainer Brian Koriner knows his way around a turf sprinter. GODDESS APHRODITE is moving up in class but trainer Peter Miller knows a lot about turf sprinters (21% winners) so she is worth a couple bucks.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Buyer’s Remorse, 2. Pure Xena, 3. Shedaresthedevil. LONG SHOT: Eclair.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kichiro, 2. Tartini, 3. South West Bay. LONG SHOT: Mongoalian Hero.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 3 (Vegan $5.20, second race; Rineshaft $7.40, fourth; Heather’s Grey $5.20, eighth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Moonlight Drive $10.80, sixth)

Long shot winners: 3 (Coast of Roan $48.20, third; Leroy $25.40, fifth; Rick’s Dream $17.20, seventh)

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Just Grazed Me $7.40, seventh race; Shear Class $3.80, eighth; Moody Jim $6.40, ninth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Top of the Game $5.20, second; Claudelle $2.80, fourth)

Third choice winners: 4 (Square Peggy $12.60, first; Go for a Ride $5.40, third; Roadrunner’s Honor $10, fifth; Matera $9.80, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Oct. 12

FIRST RACE: 1. Coilette, 2. Marrazano, 3. Square Peggy. LONG SHOT: Time for Kisses.

SECOND RACE: 1. Twirling Tiger, 2. Top of the Game, 3. Sunset Seven. LONG SHOT: Smokin B.

THIRD RACE: 1. Muskoka, 2. Fay Dan, 3. Go for a Ride. LONG SHOT: Camps Bay.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Miss Lady Ann, 2. Claudelle, 3. Jaccat. LONG SHOT: Diamond of Value.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Majestic Gigi, 2. Miss Kitness, 3. Roadrunner’s Honor. LONG SHOT: Crazy Speighty.

This is a tough maiden race and a win by almost any 2-year-old would surprise me. This might end up being a key race so keep track.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Overjoyed, 2. Gingham, 3. Matera, 4. Rare Find. LONG SHOT: Dolci.

Like the fifth race, this is a tough MSW race for 2-year-olds and they are fillies here going two turns. To me jockey Mike Smith and his agent hold the key to this race. Smith rode all three of the fillies in our top three, but he opts for OVERJOYED, trained by Neil Drysdale over GINGHAM (Bob Baffert) and MATERA (Dan Ward/Jerry Hollendorfer). OVERJOYED debuted on the turf the last day at Del Mar and took money at the windows. She broke poorly but came running in the stretch and has the best late pace rating from Brisnet. Baffert puts apprentice J.C. Diaz Jr. abaord GINGHAM from the rail so that means to me Baffert wants the filly sent out of there. MATERA cost $1.4 million at auction and will be trying two turns for the first time. She’s bed by Tapit so distance should be no problem. DOLCI gets hot-riding Abel Cedillo for the Mike McCarthy barn, which has to break out of its slump sooner or later. Finally, RARE FIND comes from the team of jockey Flavien Prat and trainer Richard Mandella. The filly may be ready to go in her debut.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Just Grazed Me, 2. S Y Sky, 3. Don’t Sell. LONG SHOT: Gypsy Blu.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Shear Class, 2. Unicorn, 3. Cover Version. LONG SHOT: Surreptitious.

NINTH RACE: 1. Moody Jim (best bet), 2. Wound Tight, 3. M Town Gem. LONG SHOT: North County Guy.

God luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Oct. 11 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Sweet Boy, 2.Carnelian Hero, 3. Brickyard Ride. LONG SHOT: Govenor Cinch.

SECOND RACE: 1. Freedom Ride, 2. Vegan, 3. Smiling to Excess. LONG SHOT: Roses for Laura.

THIRD RACE: 1. Summer Fun, 2. Jetovator, 3. Fravel. LONG SHOT: Coast of Roan.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Truest Reward, 2. Rineshaft, 3. Harliss. LONG SHOT: U S Hero.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Getaloadofthis, 2. Shane Zain, 3, Rocko’s Wheel. LONG SHOT: Leroy.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Fabozzi, 2. Offhore, 3. Moonlight Drive. LONG SHOT: Kylemore.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Satanta, 2. Clem Labine, 3. Ishi (SCratched) NEW PICK: Minoso. LONG SHOT: Rick’s Dream.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kittyhawk Lass (best bet), 2. Heathers Grey, 3. Posh Holly. LONG SHOT: Red Bunting.

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 2 (Howbeit $6, fifth race; Doc Yco Cheeks $7.60, seventh)

Third choice winners: 2 (Billy K $15, third; Mo See Cal $5.20, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, Oct. 10

FIRST RACE: 1. Alicia’s Pride, 2. Lucky Brite Eye, 3. Ancona. LONG SHOT: My S V R.

SECOND RACE: 1. Just Hit Play, 2. Verynsky, 3. I Belong to Becky. LONG SHOT: Concord Jet.

THIRD RACE: 1. Text Dont Call, 2. Circleofcolor, 3. Billy K. LONG SHOT: Vannavanna Bo Bana.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Too Late, 2. Connection, 3. Lighthouse. LONG SHOT: Vodka Twist.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Riding With Dino, 2. Howbeit, 3. Mainframe Judy. LONG SHOT: Clear to Close.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Starr Quality, 2. Flor de la Mar, 3. Mo See Cal. LONG SHOT: Querida Dubai.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Too Hot for Curlin (best bet), 2. Doc Yco Cheeks, 3. Y Not Sizzle. LONG SHOT: Twirling Diamond.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Orquidias Biz $5 (BEST BET), second race)

Second choice winners: 2 (Mutineer $5.60, first; Darpa $2.60, fifth; Anuket $7, seventh)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Der Lu $6.80, third)

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Oct. 6

FIRST RACE: 1. Single Me Out, 2. Mutineer, 3. Takeo. LONG SHOT: Peytons Path.

SECOND RACE: 1. Orquidias Biz (best bet), 2. Officious, 3. M Is for Magic. LONG SHOT: Beautiful Thunder.

THIRD RACE: 1. Carressa, 2. Mongolian Empire, 3. Scarlet. LONG SHOT: Der Lu.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Encoder, 2. Hariboux, 3. Billy Batts. LONG SHOT: Club Aspen.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lily Con, 2. Darpa, 3. Info’s Treasure. LONG SHOT: Destiny’s Storm.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Ginobili, 2. Square Deal, 3. Greg’s Diva. LONG SHOT: Mr. Tip.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Stirred, 2. Anuket, 3. Miss Ava’s Union. LONG SHOT: So Gucci.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mind Out, 2. Yesterdayoncemore, 3. Croughavouke. LONG SHOT: Applecross.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Overdue $6.60, sixth race; Toinette $3.40, 10th)

Second choice winners: 2 (Time for Suzzie $24.40, third; Lil Milo $7.40, fourth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Lady Ninja $7.40, fifth; Omaha Beach $7.20, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Oct. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Stretford End, 2. One Nation, 3. Silenced. LONH SHOT: Hudson River Park.

SECOND RACE: 1. Moon Mischief, 2. Convex, 3. Fun Coupons. LONG SHOT: Smooth Like a Strait.

THIRD RACE: 1. Portal Creek, 2. Time for Suzzie, 3. Shes All Woman. LONG SHOT: Busy Paynter.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Musawaat, 2. Lil Milo, 3. Order and Law. LONG SHOT: Tiger Dad.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Selcourt, 2. Anonymity, 3. Lady Ninja. LONG SHOT: Streak of Luck.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Overdue, 2. Foray, 3. The Hunted. LONG SHOT: Unapologetic.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Lightning Fast (best bet), 2. Cleveland Cat, 3. Wilder Than Most. LONG SHOT: Chipper.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Prince Earl, 2. Catapult, 3. Big Score. LONG SHOT: Synchrony.

NINTH RACE: 1. Flagstaff, 2. Shancelot, 3. Omaha Beach. LONG SHOT: Horse Greedy.

10TH RACE: 1. Toinette, 2. Lady Suebee, 3. La Sardane. LONG SHOT: Tiny Tina.

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 2 (Rattle $6.20, second race; Bella Figura $5.80, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Sheza Factor $5.20, fourth)

Long shot winners: 0

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 4 (Papa Turf $3, first race; Buckstopper Kit $6.60, second; Super Classic $13.60, fifth; War Chest $14.80, eighth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Perfect Rush $5, third; Platinum Equity $4.60, seventh)

Third choice winners: 2 (G Q Covergirl $4.20, fourth; Raymundos Secret $2.80, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Oct. 4

Note: Jockey Flavien Prat is off his mounts due to a sinus infection.

FIRST RACE: 1. Papa Turf, 2. Captain N. Barron, 3. Market Sentiment. LONG SHOT: Royal Seeker.

SECOND RACE: 1. Buckstopper Kit, 2. Winning Element, 3. Caymans Cobra. LONG SHOT: Lifeline.

THIRD RACE: 1. K P Cats Wild, 2. Perfect Rush, 3. Going to Vegas. LONG SHOT: Lizzario.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Cyrielle, 2. Swirling, 3. G Q Covergirl. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Window.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Sugar Classic, 2. The Easy Way, 3. Sharpshootingeorge. LONG SHOT: Brazilian Summer.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Vibrance, 2. Courteous, 3. Raymundos Secret. LONG SHOT: All Star Cast.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Kenzou’s Rhythm, 2. Platinum Equity, 3. Dukes Up. LONG SHOT: Implicity.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. War Chest (best bet), 2. Combat Zone, 3. Nevermissabeat. LONG SHOT: Big Sky Logan.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, Oct. 3 (Update)

FIRST RACE: 1. Miss Tokyo, 2. Be a Shero, 3. Raneem. LONG SHOT: Chocolate Speights.

SECOND RACE: 1. Be Lifted Up, 2. Rattle, 3. Winsinfashion. LONG SHOT: All Tea All Shade.

THIRD RACE: 1. Muthhila, 2. Heart of the Nile, 3. Fort Love (SCRATCHED) new pick: Discreet Diva. LONG SHOT: Appolina.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Any Two Cards, 2. Fuega, 3. Sheza Factor. LONG SHOT: And Counting.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lucky Peridot, 2. Great Return, 3. K P Slickem. LONG SHOT: Don’t Blame Judy.

SIXTH RACE: 1. An American Jet, 2. Ohtani, 3. My Journey. LONG SHOT: New Salute.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tinnie (best bet), 2. Bella Figura, 3. Katsaros. LONG SHOT: Sunriser.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Great Power $3.80, first race; Seahawk Wave $3.80, second; Carpe Noctem $3.60, fourth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Paradise Woods $9.60, fifth; Mischiffie $8.20, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Mo Forza $5.40, eighth)

Long shot winnes: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Sept. 28

FIRST RACE: 1. Soldier Boy, 2. Justinian, 3. Da Kine. LONG SHOT: Curry.

SECOND RACE: 1. Royal Inisder, 2. Palladium, 3. The Creep. LONG SHOT: Dieci.

THIRD RACE: 1. The Stiff, 2. One Fast Bro, 3. Phast Pharoah. LONG SHOT: Champers.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Donna Veloce, 2. Nora’s Joy, 3. Scarlet Lips. LONG SHOT: Le Tub.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Goliad, 2. Eddy Forever, 3. Best Chance. LONG SHOT: Big Hoof Dynamite.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Ride Sally Ride, 2. Sofi’s Gold, 3. Homehome. LONG SHOT: Lucky Long Legs.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. United (best bet), 2. Cleopatra’s Strike, 3. Grecian Fire. LONG SHOT: Acclimate.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Value Play, 2. Comical Ghost, 3. Heartfullofstars. LONG SHOT: Rogallo.

NINTH RACE: 1. Elysea’s World, 2. Excellent Sunset, 3. Beau Recall. LONG SHOT: Mirth.

10TH RACE: 1. Draft Pick, 2. McKinzie, 3. Higher Power. LONG SHOT: Seeking the Soul.

11TH RACE: 1. Don’t Sell, 2. Miss Hot Legs, 3. Fantasy Heat. LONG SHOT: Holly Hundy.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Gate Speed $3.80, first race)

Second choice winners: 3 (Curlin’s Journey $8.40, fourth; Bast $2.40, fifth; Pee Wee Reese $7, sixth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Lovely Lilia $7.20, third; Eight Rings $4.40, eighth)

Long shot winners: 2 (Almost a Factor $31, second; Ground Attack $21.80, seventh)

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