Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, March 1

FIRST RACE: 1. Bench Judge (best bet), 2. Watch the Dip, 3. Sorriso. LONG SHOT: Mr. Clutch.

SECOND RACE: 1. Beau Rocket, 2. Whoa Nessie, 3. All Tea All Shade. LONG SHOT: Semi Sweet.

THIRD RACE: 1. Freiburg, 2. Fire When Ready, 3. Buster Douglas. LONG SHOT: Awhitesportscoat.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Dia de Pago, 2. Winning Element, 3. El Huerfano. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Hero.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Sold It, 2. Holly Hundy, 3. Stormy Lady. LONG SHOT: Littlefirefighter.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Incredibly Lucky, 2. Coilette, 3. Leading Indicator. LONG SHOT: Vallestina.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fashionably Fast, 2. Oliver, 3. Tiger Dad. LONG SHOT: Posterize.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Brix, 2. Street Behavior, 3. A Man’s Man. LONG SHOT: Hammering Lemon.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Feb. 29

Note: I didn’t have time to do Gulfstream Park like I wanted to but Flavien Prat and Florent Geroux are both riding there today on its big stakes day. Don’t be afraid to bet them, especially on the turf.

FIRST RACE: 1. Establish Justice, 2. Going to Vegas, 3. Sugar Pickel. LONG SHOT: Kleen Karma.

SECOND RACE: 1. Swamp Souffle, 2. French Getaway, 3. Royal Insider. LONG SHOT: Implicity.

THIRD RACE: 1. Camby, 2.Castle Gate, 3. Factorial. LONG SHOT: Moonoverthebayou.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Dessman, 2. Galilean, 3. Treasure Hunter. LONG SHOT: Appreciated.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Predictable Tully, 2. Dipping In, 3. Reducta. LONG SHOT: Resarcio.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Fellow Citizen, 2. Hoop Dream, 3. Tallemark. LONG SHOT: Luck Is Golden.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Liar Liar, 2. Hariboux, 3. Smooth Like Strait. LONG SHOT: Goliad.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Miss Stormy D, 2. Mongolian Humor, 3. Noble Contessa. LONG SHOT: Super Klaus.

NINTH RACE: 1. Wound Tight, 2. Originaire, 3. Moody Jim. LONG SHOT: Oiseau de Guerre.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Feb. 28

FIRST RACE: 1. T Bones Trick, 2. Mongolian Legend, 3. Irish Spirit. LONG SHOT: Tyrannical Rex.

SECOND RACE: 1. Classy Atlantic, 2. Point Hope, 3. Untouched Elegance. LONG SHOT: Wishful.

THIRD RACE: 1. Malibu Cat, 2. Raneem, 3. Enchanting Moon. LONG SHOT: Pammi Dearest.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Will Dancer, 2. Indy Jones, 3. Gorky Park. LONG SHOT: R B Eye.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Capital Call (best bet), 2. Border Town, 3. Commanding Chief. LONG SHOT: On Easy Street.

SIXTH RACE: 1. It’s a Riddle, 2. Winning Bells, 3. Swingn It. LONG SHOT: Caught in a Trappe.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Restless Rambler, 2. Truth Seeker, 3. Kazan. LONG SHOT: Midnight Swap.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Perfect Affection, 2. Seizetheday Rexy, 3. World O Luck. LONG SHOT: Risk Calculated.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 2 (Sirenic $10, second race; Portal Creek $5.60, third)

Second choice winners: 3 (War Veteran $8.20, fifth; Always $21, sixth; Fra Mauro $8.40, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Rockin Ready $6, eighth)

Long shot winners: 1 (All West $10.80, fourth)

Horse racing, Santa Anita, Tampa Bay Downs

Santa Anita and Tampa Bay Downs results

Note: Didn’t have time to do any handicapping for Sunday because of work duties.


Top choice winners: 3 (First Empress $4.60, first race; Querelle $5.80, second; Best Chance $9, eighth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Tiz Toffee $13.40, fourth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Sea of Liberty $10, sixth; Tamaraandtheboys $15.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 1 (Encountress $46, third)


Top choice winners: 1 (Promise Nothing $8.60, eighth race)

Second choice winners: 2 (Kadesh $4.20, first; Rinse and Repeat $6.60, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Shanghai Barbie $5.80, third)

Long shot winners: 0


Top choice winners: 3 (Flan $3.60, fourth race; More Than Gracious $3.60, seventh; Burn the Boats $8.80, ninth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 3 (The Great Kath $7, first; Sinatra Devil $7.20, third; Valiant Virtue $7.80, fifth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Mermaid Kisses $10, eighth)

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Feb. 22

Note: Rain is in the forecast so I didn’t handicap the turf races, except the fifth race (the Grade II Buena Vista). I think they will try to keep that on at all costs.

FIRST RACE: 1. Mr. Nasty, 2. Kadesh, 3. Royal Suspect. LONG SHOT: Debt Monger.

THIRD RACE: 1. Boonesboro Beauty, 2. Super Bunny, 3. Shanghai Barbie. LONG SHOT: Zillinda.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Yeng Again, 2. Exaulted, 3. Divine Armor. LONG SHOT: Fantastic Day.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lady Prancealot, 2. Jolie Olimpica, 3. Carressa. LONG SHOT: Muchly.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Bouncing Around, 2. Rinse and Repeat, 3. Temple Knights. LONG SHOT: Whatsittoya.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Promise Nothing, 2. Jaxon’s Goldie, 3. Taco Waco. LONG SHOT: Nietzsche.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Feb. 21

FIRST RACE: 1. First Empress, 2. Turkish Angel, 3. Subtle Ride. LONG SHOT: Excess Coil.

SECOND RACE: 1. Querelle, 2. Smiling Annie, 3. Remember to Smile. LONG SHOT: Hot On the Trail.

THIRD RACE: 1. Purdue, 2. Promnesia, 3. Daddy’s Melody. LONG SHOT: Encountress.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Naughty Sophie, 2. Tiz Toffee, 3. Love a Honeybadger. LONG SHOT: Rattle.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Hudson River Park, 2. Muralist, 3. Paint Me Lucky. LONG SHOT: Strugar.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Order and Law, 2. Good Bye Putin, 3. Sea of Liberty. LONG SHOT: Silken Prince.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Jaccat, 2. Mucho Macho Woman, 3. Tamaraandtheboys. LONG SHOT: Tinsel Town Queen.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Best Chance (best bet), 2. Brother Reid, 3. Champers. LONG SHOT: Railsplitter.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita

Santa Anita results


Top choice winners: 2 (Temple Knights $7.80, second race; Der Lu $5.60, seventh)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 3 (Violent Speed $9.60, first; Miss Megan $3.20, fifth; Hootie $5.20, sixth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Teachers Big Dream $22.60, fourth)


Top choice winners: 3 (Raul Rosas $20.20, fifth; Bowl of Spaghetti $5.80, sixth; Hard Not to Love $3.20, eighth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Sky Jumper $2.60, fourth; Jurgen $7.80, ninth)

Third choice winners: 2 (French Getaway $6.40, first; Princeofthenorth $7.60, third)

Long shot winners: 2 (Mongolian Sunrise $20.40, second; Cpast of Roan $13.60, seventh)


Top choice winners: 4 (Short of Ez $4, second race; Nocherylikemychery $7, third; Charlatan $4.40, fourth; Laura’s Light $2.80, seventh)

Second choice winners: 1 (Belle Vita $5, first)

Third choice winners: 2 (Margot’s Boy $7.40, fifth; Cross Town $10.60, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0


Top choice winners: 4 (Conquest Cobra $4.80, second race; Out of Balance $6.80, third; Ce Ce $3, fourth; An Eddie Surprise $9.40, seventh)

Second choice winners: x (Tig Tog $6.20, first)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Loud Mouth $35.40, fifth)


Top choice winners: 1 (Go Google Results $6.20, sixth race)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 1 (Warrior’s Charge $6, eighth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Home Run Trick $10, seventh)

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Monday, Feb. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. Playa Chica, 2. Tig Tog, 3. Clockstrikestwelve. LONG SHOT: Dulverton Darling.

SECOND RACED: 1. Conquest Cobra, 2. Imagineiamfastest, 3. Wilshire Dude. LONG SHOT: Fast as Cass.

THIRD RACE: 1. Out of Balance, 2. Kittyhawk Lass, 3. Pretty Point. LONG SHOT: Sapphire Kid.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Ce Ce, 2. Ava’s Charm, 3. Rather Noisy. LONG SHOT: D’s Lovely Sophia.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Via Egnatia, 2. Morgan S., 3. Blackout. LONG SHOT: Loud Mouth.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Itsthattime, 2. Big Hoof Dynamite, 3. Knifes Edge. LONG SHOT: Gorky Park.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. An Eddie Surprise, 2. Miss Hot Legs, 3. Apache Princess. LONG SHOT: Tonahutu.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Meso, 2. Atina, 3. Whoa Nessie. LONG SHOT: Reds Sacred Appeal.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Feb. 16

FIRST RACE: 1. On Mars, 2. Bella Vita, 3. Ride Sally Ride. LONG SHOT: Bella D.

SECOND RACE: 1. Short of Ez, 2. Papa Turf, 3. Captain N. Barron. LONG SHOT: Isee It in Hiseyes.

THIRD RACE: 1. Nocherrylikemycherry, 2. Warren’s Empress, 3. Ci Voleva. LONG SHOT: Too Much Smoke.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Charlatan, 2. Lane Way, 3. Capo Mafioso. LONG SHOT: J Z My Man.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Johnny Podres, 2. Fly the Sky, 3. Margot’s Boy. LONG SHOT: Include the Tax.

SIXTH RACE: 1. I Belong to Becky, 2. Afternoon Heat, 3. Policy. LONG SHOT: Jen Go Unchained.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Shines Her Light, 2. Laura’s Light, 3. Blue Sky Baby. LONG SHOT: Florentine Diamond.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. My Journey (best bet), 2. Speakerofhehouse, 3. Cross Town. LONG SHOT: An American Jet.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Feb. 15

FIRST RACE: 1. Tough It Out, 2. Swamp Souffle, 3. French Getaway. LONG SHOT: Start a Runnin.

SECOND RACE: 1. Osteria (best bet), 2. Slew South, 3. Kirsch Truffle. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Sunrise.
This is down to a five-horse field with two scratches. OSTERIA is coming out of a key race with three next out winners, trainer Cliff Sise Jr. is 17 percent first-time with a horse going around two turns and he’s 43 percent third race off of a layoff. Spot for mild upset over class-dropped Slew South.

THIRD RACE: 1. Leatherneck, 2. Bad Beat, 3. Princeofthenorth. LONG SHOT: You’reright Again.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Tailback, 2. Sky Jumper, 3. Cape Point. LONG SHOT: Me Macho.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Raul Rosas, 2. Terrible Tded, 3. Factorial. LONG SHOT: Satanta.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Bowl of Spaghetti, 2. Big Headed Baby, 3. Git On Your Pulpit. LONG SHOT: Siberian Tigah.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Foster Boi, 2. Kakistocracy, 3. Push Through. LONG SHOT: Coast of Roan.
EIGHTH RACE: 1.Hard Not to Love, 2. Mother Mother, 3. Lady Ninja. LONG SHOT: Zusha.
NINTH RACE: 1. Absolute Unit, 2. Jurgen, 3. Frasard. LONG SHOT: Show Business.


Good luck.