Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions

Preview: Sorry guys, I haven’t been feeling well physically and haven’t had the time to handicap. With the rain this weekend, I’m sort of glad I didn’t.
More rain is forecast next week so we will see. Hope to get back in the saddle by next weekend. Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, Jan. 10

Preview: Sorry still don’t have a working printer and haven’t been feeling great lately.
However I do like a couple of horses on Thursday.

FIRST RACE: #7 Wind Tartare and FOURTH RACE: #3 Miss Boom Boom
Both horses come out of a Del Mar race that has produced 5 next out winners from 7 starters. These are 2 of the last 4 horses to run back. Probably like Miss Boom Boom more but like both.

EIGHTH RACE: #5 Show It N Moe It
Coming out of the Betty Grable at Del Mar. Three of the first 4 horses to come out of that race have come back to win. This is a much easier spot for this horse. Won’t get much of a price but maybe a single.

Good Luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Jan. 4

FIRST RACE: 1. Chosen Vessel, 2. Exultation, 3. What’sontheagenda. LONG SHOT: Bellerin.

SECOND RACE: 1. Majestic Design, 2. Smart Rachel, 3. Kennedie Sky. LONG SHOT: Miz Tianjin.

THIRD RACE: 1. Aggressivity, 2. Seahawk Wave, 3. Stonegate. LONG SHOT: Paladar.
Watch the betting on No. 7 Paladar. He’s 10-1 on the morning-line and had some great works after his last race, but there are no listed works since Dec. 8. Kind of strange. He’s dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time and he’s owned by Keith Brackpool, who use to run Santa Anita. Is he trying to get one over?

FOURTH RACE: 1. Untouched Elegance, 2. Sugary, 3. Take a Leap. LONG SHOT: Drift Away.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Denman’s Call, 2. Stone Hands, 3. Junior Gilliam. LONG SHOT: Big League.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Nolo Contesto, 2. Istanbul, 3. Omaha Beach. LONG SHOT: Railman.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. A Little Bit Me, 2. Tonahutu, 3. Okinawa. LONG SHOT: Suspicious Spouse.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tanners Pride, 2. Clyde’s Pride, 3. Raul Rosas. LONG SHOT: Leroy.

NINTH RACE: 1. Unusual Rider (best bet), 2. Unusual Angel, 3. Tank Team. LONG SHOT: Nice Haircut.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 2 (Sheer Flattery $8.80, sixth race; Irish Heatwave $16.40, 10th)

Second choice winners: 3 (Rumpus Cat $7.20, first; Road Test $13.20, third; Lucky Student $4.60, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Smitten Kitten $8.40, second)

Long shot winners: 1 (Red Lightning $50.60, seventh).

Note: Some advance warning the printer at my work is out of commission to the malware attack and I’m old school in that I print out my PPs so it’s entirely possible I may not have picks for the weekend.

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Santa Anita opinions for Tuesday, Jan. 1

PREVIEW: I hope some of you followed my picks on Twitter @Jeff_Nahill and won a couple of bucks on Monday. I decent opinions on most of the races except the fourth when I was driving to work and the last race, which I had no clue on as a first-timer won. Happy New Year.

FIRST RACE: 1. Hard Fought, 2. Rumpus Cat, 3. Jimmy Chila. LONG SHOT: Tigerbeach.

SECOND RACE: 1. Kindred, 2. Jeweled, 3. Smitten Kitten. LONG SHOT: Dannie Joe.

THIRD RACE: 1. Midnight Lilly, 2. Road Test, 3. Carrie’s Success. LONG SHOT: Lea’s Reward.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Coil to Strike, 2. Goldie’s Hills, 3. Dubnation. LONG SHOT: Sea’s Journey.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Surprise Fashion, 2. Hard to Come Home, 3. Zorch. LONG SHOT: Montana Moon.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Sheer Flattery, 2. Very Very Stella, 3. Arch Prince. LONG SHOT: Upper Room.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Captain Scotty, 2. Solid Wager, 3. Threefiveindia. LONG SHOT: Red Lightning.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Calculator, 2. Stormy Liberal, 3. Law Abidin Citizen. LONG SHOT: Cistron.

NINTH RACE: 1. Sought More Pep, 2. Lucky Student, 3. Princess Kendra. LONG SHOT: Eskenforadrink.

10TH RACE: 1. Irish Heatwave, 2. Principe Carlo, 3. Scouted. LONG SHOT: Listing.

Good luck.

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Santa Anita opinions for Monday, Dec. 31

Preview: Sorry no picks today. The newspaper I work on the desk for was hit my a malware virus and our deadlines plus working hours have been drastically changed so I’ve had no time to handicap.
Hopefully for Tuesday, but if not have a safe New Year’s Eve.


Top choice winners: 2 (Portal Creek $6.80, second race; Anuket $3,80, sixth)

Second choice winners: 3 (Impression $10.40, fifth; English Dancer $6.80, eighth; Apache Princess $6.40, 10th)

Third choice winners: 2 (Lady Ninja $6.20, third; Amuse $5.60, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Dec. 30

FIRST RACE: 1. Flip the Coin Jan, 2. Raven Creek, 3. Move Over. LONG SHOT: Bahamian.

SECOND RACE: 1. Portal Creek, 2. Time for Suzzie, 3. Secret Maneuver. LONG SHOT: Top Hat Tantrum.

THIRD RACE: 1. Sturdy One, 2. Red Shelby, 3. Lady Ninja. LONG SHOT: Copy Begone.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Colonial Creed, 2. Lady Prancealot, 3. Courteous. LONG SHOT: Thriving.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Psychedelicat (best bet), 2. Impression, 3. Ronton. LONG SHOT: Odyssey Explorer.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Anuket, 2. Blue Moonrise, 3. Emrata. LONG SHOT: Free Belief.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Serve Me a Double, 2. On the Right, 3. Bartlett Hall. LONG SHOT: Jimmy the Bull.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Cordiality, 2. English Dancer, 3. Pulpit Rider. LONG SHOT: Tammy’s Window.

NINTH RACE: 1. Dulce Ridfe, 2. Uppercut, 3. Amuse. LONG SHOT: Family Girl.

10TH RACE: 1. Harmless, 2. Apache Princess, 3. Gemagine. LONG SHOT: Posit.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 4 (Facts Matter $4, second race: Naomi Fraley $9.60, third; J T’s A. T. M. $6.40, sixth; Competitionofideas $12.20, eighth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Papa Turf $8, fifth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Gleyber $14.60, seventh)

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Dec. 29

FIRST RACE: 1. My Sweet Baboo, 2. Fashion Island, 3. Speedette. LONG SHOT: Mercy Mercy.

SECOND RACE; 1. Facts Matter, 2. blame Joe, 3. Optimum. LONG SHOT: Celebrate Life.

THIRD RACE: 1. Naomi Fraley, 2. Sierra Sunrise, 3. Twirling Diamond. LONG SHOT: Miss Boisterous.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Excellent Sunset, 2. Quebec, 3. Escape Clause. LONG SHOT: Sweet Charity.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Tomasino, 2. Papa Turf, 3. Boy Howdy. LONG SHOT: Will Tell.

SIXTH RACE: 1.J T’s A. T. M., 2. Treasure Hunter, 3. Madarnas. LONG SHOT: C R Bullitt.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Redrock trail, 2. Shake N Fries, 3. Violent Behavior. LONG SHOT: Gleyber.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Competitionofideas, 2. Colonia, 3. Californiagodlrush. LONG SHOT: Princess Warrior.

NINTH RACE: 1. Runningwscissors, 2. Oracle of Omaha, 3. Damiano. LONG SHOT: Mayan Warrior.

10TH RACE: 1. beyond Pleasure (best bet), 2. Storming Lady, 3. Breezy Bee. LONG SHOT: Coldwwater.

Good luck.


Top choice winners: 1 (Bob and Jackie $7.80, eighth race)
Second choice winners: 2 (Dont’s Stalk Me $3.20, third; One Upper $4, fifth)
Third choice winners: 4 (Magnificent McCool $7.60, first; Knight’s Cross $6, second; Shut It Up $16.20, fourth; Aristocratic $5, seventh)
Long shot winners: 0