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.

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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.

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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.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

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.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

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.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

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.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

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
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