Del Mar, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita update

Just a personal note. As some know and others don’t, I have been battling an illness for months and started treatments during Del Mar. I completed those treatments 10 days ago, but I have been left very tired while working my regular job through the process. I just don’t have the energy to handicap on a daily basis. I hope to be ready for the Breeders’ Cup, which is in less than 2 weeks, and then be ready to go full bore for the fall Del Mar meet. Thanks for your understanding. See you soon.

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Del Mar, Horse racing, Los Alamitos, Santa Anita

Del Mar wrap-up

NOTE: I will be taking Los Alamitos off and get back at it with start of Santa Anita, although I might stick to weekends, due to some medical issues.
Thanks for reading.

MONDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Tiger Mom $7.60, second race; Summering $2.60, fourth; Miss Sunset $3.20, fifth)

Second choice winners: 4 (Jump the Tracks $6, third; Secreto Primero $5, sixth; Rayana $8, eighth; Game Winner $5.20, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Feeling Strong $5, first)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, May 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Foxy Fresh, 2. Southern Treasure, 3. Parasail. LONG SHOT: Tuscany Beauty.

SECOND RACE: 1. Mischievious Lass, 2. Topaz Time, 3. No Money Honey. LONG SHOT: Grecian Fort.

THIRD RACE: 1. Adens Dream, 2. Anatolian Heat, 3. Cistron. LONG SHOT: Sycamore Lane.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Mercer Island, 2. Eagle Screams, 3. Just Kidding. LONG SHOT: Sanavi.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Christy Jackson, 2. Twirling Apples, 3. Diva La Mousse. LONG SHOT: Operandi.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Bad Boy Leroy, 2. Surfside Sunset, 3. Don’t Stalk Me. LONG SHOT: Fender Bender.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gone to Bali, 2. A Little Bit Me, 3. Nine Point Nine. LONG SHOT: Painting Corners.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Lucky Sun, 2. Jerry’s Thunder, 3. Downside Up. LONG SHOT: Johnny Ray.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 5 (Shanghai Fantasy $4, first race; Hard Arch $5.40, third; Smiling Angelo $4, fourth; Upo $7.60, fifth; Sorry Erik $4.60, seventh)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 1 (True Valor $4.60, second)

Long shot winners: 1 (Miracle March $6, sixth)

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, May 24 (UPDATED)

(FIRST RACE: 1. Shanghai Fantasy, 2. Irish Terrier, 3. Baby Frankie. LONG SHOT: Zip’s Secret.

SECOND RACE: 1. Rocket Fuel, 2. Matriculate, 3. True Valor. LONG SHOT: Van Lingle Mungo.

THIRD RACE: 1. Hard Arch, 2. Vegas Itch, 3. Chiksika. LONG SHOT: Supreme Giant.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Trickonomics, 2. Smiling Angelo, 3. Morgan S. LONG SHOT: Brickhouse.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Upo, 2. Conquest Smartee, 3. Harliss. LONG SHOT: Ivy Mike.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Wise Curlin, 2. Moonman, 3. Shackalov. LONG SHOT: Informality (SCRATCHED). NEW LONG SHOT: Taco Tuesday.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sorry Erik, 2. Magic Mark, 3. Little Scotty (SCRATCHED). LONG SHOT: Clear the Mine (SCRATCHED). NEW PICKS: 1. Sorry Erik, 2. Magic Mark, 3. Home Run Kitten. LONG SHOT: Ferguson.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Silver Fury, 2. Camps Bay, 3. Big Bad Gary. LONG SHOT: Chaaa.

GOOD LUCK

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 2 (Blaze’n Prospector $4.40, third race; Cool Green $9.40, sixth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 2 (Gryffindor $31.40, fifth; Life of Illusions $11.80, eighth)

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Horse racing, Pimlico, Preakness Stakes, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 19 (Plus Preakness)

Preview: Isn’t 12 races overkill in Arcadia? Of course, not as bad as 14 at Pimlico. Really?

FIRST RACE: 1. Red Livy, 2. Giant Mongolian, 3. Girl Downstairs. LONG SHOT: Lori’s Attitude.

SECOND RACE: 1. Carnivorous, 2. Takahiro’s Dream, 3. Luck’s Royal Flush. LONG SHOT: Takeo Squared.

THIRD RACE: 1. Catfish Hunter, 2. Insubordination, 3. Two Hail Marys. LONG SHOT: Polity.

FOURTH RACE: 1. California Breeze, 2. Brandon’s Law, 3. Fluorescent. LONG SHOT: Conformation.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Oh Scatty Oh, 2. Trap Queen, 3. Myrcella. LONG SHOT: Majestic Diva.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Catalina Cruiser, 2. Best Two Minutes, 3. Tony Blackjack. LONG SHOT: Fast Munny.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rumpus Cat, 2. Jimmy Chila, 3. Littlebitamedal. LONG SHOT: Facts Matter.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kochees, 2. Ketos, 3. Eighty Three. LONG SHOT: Burn Me Twice.

NINTH RACE: 1. Cheekaboo, 2. Cordality, 3. Moonless Sky. LONG SHOT: Desert Steel.

10TH RACE: 1. North County Guy, 2. Nova, 3. Bless His Heart. LONG SHOT: Poise to Strike.

11TH RACE: 1. Swayze, 2. Ike Walker, Sheer Flettery. LONG SHOT: Two Thirty Five.

12TH RACE: 1. Crown the Kitten, 2. Ky. Colonel, 3. Secreto Primero. LONG SHOT: Bourbon Soul.

Preakness Stakes

1. Good Magic, 2. Justify, 3. Lone Sailor, 4. Quip. LONG SHOT: Bravazo.
There is no doubt the Pimlico surface will have some water in it. The track has been a quagmire all week and although the rain is suppose to let up early today, it will be wet. Good Magic and Justify have proven they can handle that. Justify is 1-2 on the morning-line and it’s justified, but watch Good Magic’s Kentucky Derby again. He loomed up and made it a race. I think he can turn the tables. Lone Sailor had a troubled Derby as did Bravazo. Quip skipped the Derby because he has the same owners as Justify. He’s got some talent and will be a decent price.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 4 (Fool’s Paradise $6, second race; Tough It Out $7, fifth; Explorer $5.40, sixth; Popular Kid $9.40, seventh)

Second choice winners: 4 (Beautiful Becca $6.40, first; G Q Covergirl $4.60, third; Broome $3.20, fourth; Winning Element $4.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, May 12

FIRST RACE: 1. Pioneer Lad, 2. Fashion Business, 3. Avalanche. LONG SHOT: Malibu Music.

SECOND RACE: 1. Irish Dame, 2. Foxy Fresh, 3. Coronado Cool. LONG SHOT: Candy Pink.

THIRD RACE: 1. Blaze of Glory, 2. Victory Element, 3. Draft Pick. LONG SHOT: Holly Blame.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Alsatian, 2. Six Point Rack, 3. Calvert Street. LONG SHOT: Shaymin.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Zulfikhar, 2. McKale, 3. Kanthaka. LONG SHOT: Beautiful Shot.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Ronald R, 2. Deal With It Dude, 3. Conquest Typhoon. LONG SHOT: Hawks Peak.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sierra Echo, 2. Awesome E K, 3. Trojan Time. LONG SHOT: Contento.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Thirteen Squared, 2. Uppercut, 3. Moonshine Memories. LONG SHOT: Emboldened.

NINTH RACE: 1. Token Vow, 2. Camino Song, 3. Unchaining Melody. LONG SHOT: Thalia.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 4 (Tijori $6, second race; Kona Coast $3.40, third; Majestic Eagle $3.80, fourth; Ashley’s Big Guy $4.60, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 2 (Desert Stone $10.60, first; Dark Vader $23.60, seventh)

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, May 10

FIRST RACE: 1. Briartic Gal, 2. Jill Madden, 3. I’m No Patsy. LONG SHOT: Veronica Bay.

SECOND RACE: 1. Whirling, 2. Jaccat, 3. Hottalabamba. LONG SHOT: Etching.

THIRD RACE: 1. Lookinforadanger, 2. Quiet No More, 3. Winner’s Dream. LONG SHOT: Tee Em Eye.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Blaze’n Prospector, 2. Well Measured, 3. True Valor. LONG SHOT: Finallygotabentley.

FIFTH RACE: 1. All of a Sudden, 2. Dreamy Gal, 3. Madame Mousse. LONG SHOT: Forthenineteen.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Whatyouciswhatuget, 2. Cinnamon Toast, 3. Misty Slew. LONG SHOT: Curlina Curlina.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Beantown Boys, 2. The All Button, 3. Popular Kid. LONG SHOT: Pioneerof the West.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. South Boot Shirley, 2. Radish, 3. Zillinda. LONG SHOT: Pulpitinthesky.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Rprettyboyfloyd $4.60, second race; Yalla $6.60, third)

Second choice winners: 2 (Devils Beauty $5, sixth; Fault $3.20, seventh)

Third choice winners: 2 (An Eddie Surprise $5.20, fourth; Achira $3.60, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck

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