Horse racing, Santa Anita

Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita opinions for Friday, March 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Caerulean, 2. Brix, 3. Betito. LONG SHOT: Handsome Cat.

SECOND RACE: 1. Camino de Estrella, 2. Top of the Game, 3. Play Hard to Get. LONG SHOT: Rockandahardplace.

THIRD RACE: 1. Billy K, 2. Destiny’s Journey, 3. K P Whirlwind. LONG SHOT: Trafficiskillingme.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Blackout, 2. Appreciated, 3. Italiano. LONG SHOT: Spanish Hombre.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Tromador (best bet), 2. Satrapa, 3. Minoso. LONG SHOT: Irish Ballad.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Untouched Elegance, 2. Kittyhawk Lass, 3. Point Hope. LONG SHOT: Buyback.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. As Time Goes By, 2. Merneith, 3. Last First Kiss, LONG SHOT: River Girl.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. I’m Leaving You, 2. Much More Halo, 3. Absolute Unit. LONG SHOT: Eastern Ocean.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, March 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Yellow Shirt, 2. Lets Get Wild, 3. Dance Costume. LONG SHOT: Dim Lights.
Tough opener and remember 3-year-olds are facing older here. Trainer Doug O’Neill has YELLOW SHIRT (8-1) and SOPHOMORIC (6-1) in here. They are both 3-year-olds but I’m choosing Yellow Shirt because she is bred to be a sprinter and she has a race under her belt. Sophomoric is making her first start and O’Neill is 1-for-47 with horses making their racing debuts on the grass while he’s 15% with horses first time on turf with at least one race under them.

SECOND RACE: 1. Dr. Dorr, 2. Oliver, 3. Route Six Six. LONG SHOT: Mystery Messenger.

THIRD RACE: 1. Sassyserb, 2. Scarlet Heat, 3. Absolutely Perfect. LONG SHOT: Oh Pretty Woman.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Golden Victory, 2. Outright, 3. Rossman. LONG SHOT: Moana Luna.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Surrender Now, 2. Bound for Nowhere, 3. Voodoo Song. LONG SHOT: Murad Khan.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Challah (best bet), 2. Irish Spirit, 3. Order and Law. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Sunrise.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Ward ‘n Jerry, 2. Oscar Dominguez, 3. Ashleyluvssugar. LONG SHOT: Go for a Ride.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Posty, 2. Blazing Home, 3. Taco Waco. LONG SHOT: Linfield.

NINTH RACE: 1. Madison Parc, 2. Tagline, 3. Saving Sophie. LONG SHOT: Lookintogeteven.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, March 14

Note: No turf racing today and the track took some water the last few days. Tough to know what condition the track will be on Saturday.

FIRST RACE: 1. Tiz a Master, 2. Majestic Diva, 3. Sheza Factor. LONG SHOT: Tiz Toffee.

SECOND RACE: 1. Foster Boi (best bet), 2. Rickey B, 3. Quick Finish. LONG SHOT: Minoso.

THIRD RACE: 1. Big Sweep, 2. Pushing Sixty, 3. Loud Loud Music. LONG SHOT: Mountain Pass.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Big Hoof Dynamite, 2. Kadesh, 3. Itsthattime. LONG SHOT: Arc Nation.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Li’l Grazen, 2. Win Often, 3. Adorably Sweet. LONG SHOT: Songofthedesert.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Charlatan, 2. Great Power, 3. Rishie. LONG SHOT: Czechmight.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Oillie’s Candy, 2. Mother Mother, 3. Hard Not to Love. LONG SHOT: Der Lu.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Flying Business, 2. Our Romance, 2. On the Verge. LONG SHOT: Blazing Charm.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, March 8 (Hope you moved your clocks forward)

FIRST RACE: 1. Goalie, 2. Heywoods Beach, 3. Koko’s Kandy. LONG SHOT: Exhort.

SECOND RACE: 1. Gate Speed, 2. Afternoon Heat, 3. Fratelli. LONG SHOT: Fellow Citizen.

THIRD RACE: 1. Burn Me Twice, 2. Papa Turf, 3. Toothless Wonder. LONG SHOT: Shades of Victory.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Bodhicitta (best bet), 2. Colonial Creed, 3. Dogtag. LONG SHOT: Don’t Blame Judy.
BODHICITTA comes out of a key race that has produced three winners so far. Beware.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Kirsch Truffle, 2. Pasito, 3. Manresa. LONG SHOT: Jemsek.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Media Blitz, 2. Ekklesia, 3. Capo Mafioso. LONG SHOT: Leprino.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Storie Blue, 2. Donna Veloce, 3. Gidgetta. LONG SHOT: Speech.

EIGHTH RACE: Succeedandsurpass, 2. Take the One O One, 3. Coast of Roan. LONG SHOT: Dark Prince.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, March 6

FIRST RACE: 1. Preaching Trainer, 2. Rookie Mistake, 3. Jetovator. LONG SHOT: Summer Fire.

SECOND RACE: 1. Lil Sydney, 2. King Parker, 3. Git On Your Pulpit. LONG SHOT: See Through It.

THIRD RACE: 1. Lucky Romano, 2. Red Valor, 3. Tromador. LONG SHOT: Norski.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Smiling Shirlee, 2. Dester Smoke, 3. Time for Ebby. LONG SHOT: Shanghai Barbie.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Audace, 2. Big City Bane, 3. Tropical Terror. LONG SHOT: Zero Down.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Impression (best bet), 2. Captivate, 3. Conquest Cobra. LONG SHOT: Fabbozi.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Kynance, 2. Tig Tog, 3. Sugary. LONG SHOT: Red Bunting.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hoffa’s Union, 2. Street Class, 3. Lambeau. LONG SHOT: Dark Hedges.

Good luck.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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