Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, April 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Winning Element, 2. Gosilently, 3. Ya Gotta Wanna. LONG SHOT: It’s a New Year.

SECOND RACE: 1. Quiet No More, 2. Albeit, 3. Dizzy Diva. LONG SHOT: Reinahermosa.

THIRD RACE: 1. Wampus, 2. Whacked, 3. Angel On Point. LONG SHOT: Smart Little Devil.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Time for Ebby, 2. Marley’s Freedom, 3. Surrender Now. LONG SHOT: Yuvetsi.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Dreamer’s Reality, 2. Sidepocket Action, 3. Sir Eddie. LONG SHOT: Animo.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Trojan Time, 2. American All Star, 3. Sierra Echo. LONG SHOT: Nova.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Briartic Gal, 2. Anita G., 3. Where’s the D. LONG SHOT: Veronica Bay.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Dr. Troutman, 2. Awesome Heights, 3. Dreams of Valor. LONG SHOT: Cats Blame.

NINTH RACE: 1. North County Guy, 2. Alternate Rhythm, 3. Quad. LONG SHOT: Bonaventure.

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, April 13

FIRST RACE: 1. Southern Freedom, 2. Orejas, 3. Roman Tizzy. LONG SHOT: Hackleton.

SECOND RACE: 1. Write Me a Song, 2. Dare to Enter, 3. Ministertomyheart. LONG SHOT: Tre.

THIRD RACE: 1. Bad and Bougie, 2. Paprika, 3. Pulpacheeks. LONG SHOT: And Counting.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Studly Perfection, 2. Time for Cioppino, 3. Shackalov. LONG SHOT: Lipster.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Midnight Lilly, 2. An Eddie Surprise, 3. Cynthiana. LONG SHOT: Looking At Thelake.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Blame the Weather, 2. Creative Spark, 3. Dee Way to Go. LONG SHOT: Biscotti Gal.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Estherfourfourteen, 2. Cinnamon Twist, 3. Condi. LONG SHOT: All Net.

EIGHTH RACE: 1.Silverspun Pickup, 2. Promnesia, 3. Halo Darlin. LONG SHOT: Wonderful Lie.


Top choice winners: 1 (Mesa Sky $8.40, eighth)

Second choice winners: 3 (Glorious Crown $9.20, third; Hoppertunity $2.40, fifth; Ax Man $3.60, sixth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 3 (Saratoga Morning $11.20, first; Princess Dorian $9.80, second; Married by Now $46, fourth)

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, April 8

FIRST RACE: 1. Harliss, 2. Conquest Smartee, 3. Imagineiamfastest. LONG SHOT: Saratoga Morning.

SECOND RACE: 1. Love a Honeybadger, 2. Lucky Student, 3. Red Stich. LONG SHOT: Princess Dorian.

THIRD RACE: 1. Borg, 2. Glorious Crown, 3. Awesome E K. LONG SHOT: Dapper Dixie.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Super Patriot, 2. South Boot Shirley, 3. Radish. LONG SHOT: Married by Now.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Twentytwentyvision, 2. Hoppertunity, 3. Noble Nick. LONG SHOT: Beaumarchais.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Dia de Pago, 2. Ax Man, 3. Aquila. LONG SHOT: Calexman.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Skelton Pass, 2. Tina’s Exchange, 3. Oiseau de Guerre. LONG SHOT: Love My Bud.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mesa Sky, 2. Atomic Action, 3. Lambo Luxx. LONG SHOT: Ps Bettin On You.

NINTH RACE: 1. Ok Doll, 2. Nine Point Nine, 3. Del Mar Ann. LONG SHOT: MCadame Mousse.


Top choice winners: 4 (Zusha $8.40, first race; Fatale Bere $17.80, fifth; Accountability $11, seventh; Midnight Bisou $3.20, 11th)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 5 (More Honor $7.40, second; Heck Yeah $5.20, sixth; Justify $3.80, ninth; Beau Recall $10.80, 10th; Pantsonfire $6.40, 12th)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, April 7

Race 5 (Grade III Providencia): 1. Fatale Bere, 2. Paved, 3. Ms Bad Behavior. Long shot: Lexington Grace.

Race 9 (Grade I Santa Anita Derby): 1. Instilled Regard, 2. Bolt d’Oro, 3. Justify. Long shot: Pepe Tono.

Race 10 (Grade II Royal Heroine): 1. Enola Gray, 2. Madame Stripes, 3. Beau Recall. Long shot: Mongolian Shopper.

Race 11 (Grade I Santa Anita Oaks): 1. Midnight Bisou, 2. Finess Bere. 3. Thirteen Squared. Long shot: We All Have Dreams.

For the rest of my picks go to:

Friday’s results

Top choice winners: 2 (Dhafeera $10.20, first race; Subic Bay $11.80, fifth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (Most Amusing $2.60, second; Tangled Up in Ju $4.40, seventh)

Long shot winners: 3 (Restrainedvengence $13.60, third; Dukes Up $11.20, fourth; Gringo Star $15.60, sixth)

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, April 6

FIRST RACE: 1. Dhafeera, 2. You Missed It, 3. Chalky. LONG SHOT: Tiz Goldilux.

SECOND RACE: 1. Littlebitamedal, 2. Lontani, 3. Most Amusing. LONG SHOT: Highly Distorted.

THIRD RACE: 1. Axelrod, 2. Cono, 3. Colosi. LONG SHOT: Restrainedvengence.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Out of Patience, 2. General Ike, 3. Mercer Island. LONG SHOT: Dukes Up.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Subic Bay, 2. Twirling Apples, 3. Pady Jean. LONG SHOT: Oh Scatty Oh.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Trojans Time, 2. Bourbon Dude, 3. Midnight Soot. LONG SHOT: Gringo Star.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tee Em Eye, 2. Rizzi’s Honors, 3. Tangled Up in Ju. LONG SHOT: Velvet Jones.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mongolian Empire, 2. Rancor, 3. Pacific Strike. LONG SHOT: Party Dancer.


Top choice winners: 2 (Roaring Rule $9.60, third race; Leroy $5.60, eighth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Diva La Mousse $4.60, fifth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, March 23

Preview: For those that don’t know, I had kidney stone surgery on Monday, and haven’t been able to handicap this week. I hope to do Sunday’s card, but doubt it so we will shoot for next Thursday.


Top choice winners: 5 (Where’s the D $14.80, second race; Crazy Uncle Rick $2.80, third; Dizzy Diva $3.40, fifth; Spectator $4, sixth; Donut Girl $9, ninth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Madam Dancealot $4.60, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Empress Rules $7.60, first)

Good luck.

Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, March 17

Preview: The main track was sealed after Friday’s races and it supposedly rained pretty good at least at one point Friday night. What that means for the grass, I’m not sure. My guess is they are off the turf. We’ll see.

FIRST RACE: 1. Jungle Warfare, 2. Majestic Eagle, 3. Noivo. LONG SHOT: Englander.

SECOND RACE: 1. Go Girl Gone, 2. Swallows Inn Gal, 3. Cow Dog. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Rahy.

THIRD RACE: 1. Miss Sunset, 2. How About Zero, 3. Barbara Beatrice. LONG SHOT: Cuddle Alert.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Omdurman, 2. Drummer, 3. Chromium. LONG SHOT: Here and There.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Dark Energy, 2. Miner’s Light, 3. Mr. Twinery. LONG SHOT: Sagittari.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Trickonomics, 2. Will Tell, 3. Easter Morn. LONG SHOT: Swiss Minister.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Yes I’m Ready, 2. Jerry’s Thunder, 3. Schooley. LONG SHOT: Git On Your Pulpit.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Inscom, 2. Afleet Ascent, 3. River Boyne. LONG SHOT: Heck Yeah.

NINTH RACE: 1. Bishop’s Pond, 2. Mended, 3. Fault. LONG SHOT: Eccentric Spinster.

10TH RACE: 1. Gringo Star, 2. Coil Me Home, 3. Fashionably Fast. LONG SHOT: Famous Rock Star.


Top choice winners: 4 (Line Drive $4, second race; Trustini $11.80, third; Muchos Besos $27.40, fourth; West Palm Beach $4.80, seventh)

Second choice winners: 4 (Life’s Blessings $4, fifth; Lewis Vale $3.60, sixth)

Third choice winners: 4 (Herunbridledpower $3.20, first; Magical More $12.40, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.