Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, March 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Thesheetsguy, 2. Gladding, 3. The Mad Hungarian. LONG SHOT: North Pacific.

==

SECOND RACE: 1. Sacred Ovation, 2. Congregationalist, 3. Senor Rain. LONG SHOT: Memphis.

==

THIRD RACE: 1. So Elite, 2. Smart Ellis, 3. Relentless Heat. LONG SHOT: Bob Consultation.

==

FOURTH RACE: 1. Soul Driver (turf only) (BEST BET), 2. Bench Warrant, 3. Jazzy Josh. LONG SHOT: Jazzy Josh.

This 3-year-old SOUL DRIVER (6-1) broke his maiden over this turf course and has run his last two over the Tapeta at Golden Gate. He made big moves but flattened out. He has received questionable rides, but today gets Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who is a master on the turf.

==

FIFTH RACE: 1. Hard Night’s Day, 2. Exposure, 3. Explicable. LONG SHOT: All That Glitters.

==

SIXTH RACE: 1. Vow Me Over, 2. Stella Moon, 3. Ya Ya Girl. LONG SHOT: Katy Drama.

==

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Walk With an Angel, 2. Crushed Velvet, 3. Imwiththeblonde. LONG SHOT: Rovenna.

==

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Finnegans Wake, 2. Power Foot, 3. Ashleyluvssugar. LONG SHOT: Play Hard to Get.

==              

NINTH RACE: 1. Captain G, 2. Captain Carchy, 3. Banddido Too. LONG SHOT: Spin Forty.

This gelding CAPTAIN G (6-1) receives a huge jockey change from apprentice Pena to veteran Victor Espinoza. With two route races under his belt, this son of Colonel John should be plenty fit for this 7-furlong event for trainer Peter Miller, who is 23% with maiden claimers.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Reno Rebel $3.20, second race; Ain’t No Other $6.60, fourth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 0

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 3 (Mum’s Truckee $4, third; My Sweet Addiction $10.80, fifth; Secret Appeal $10.20, eighth)

Standard
Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Saturday, Feb. 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Skip Tony, 2. Urban Hunter, 3. Kafister. LONG SHOT: Crushed It.

==

SECOND RACE: 1. Better Luck, 2. Congrats Seattle, 3. Fabber. LONG SHOT: Captain Carchy.

==

THIRD RACE: 1. Pat the bear, 2. Conquest Harlanday, 3. Well Maybe. LONG SHOT: Chief of Staff.

==

FOURTH RACE: 1. Discatsonthesquare, 2. Warrne’s Gussie, 3. Sprague River. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Jen Fizz.

==

FIFHT RACE: 1. Tiz My Cherrie, 2. Sensitively, 3. This is War. LONG SHOT: She’soverthemoon.

Trainer Blaine Wright is 2-for-2 at the meet shipping down from Northern California. It’s the same formula here as this 3-year-old filly TIZ MY CHERRIE (4-1) just missed in her debut on the Tapeta. Now she tries dirt. Wright is 4-for-5 with jockey Tyler Baze at Santa Anita.

==

SIXTH RACE: 1. Dissension, 2. Tribal Chatter, 3.Lady Asano. LONG SHOT: Commander Cloud.

==

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sayes So, 2. Courageous Call, 3. Empress of Midway. LONG SHOT: My Monet.

==

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bettys Bambino (turf only) (best bet), 2. Ambitipus Brew, 3. Pathway to Yes. LONG SHOT: Big Bane Theory.

BETTYS BAMBINO (5-2) is one tough gelding. He is 5-for-9 lifetime and 4-for-5 down the hill after just winning the Grade III Daytona. Can win on the front end or come from off of it.

==

NINTH RACE: 1. Vodka Texted You, 2. Gimme Da Lute, 3. Howdy. LONG SHOT: Pay the Fine.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

Friday’s top choice winners: 4 (Rousing Sermon $12, second race; Majestic Minister $3.80, third; Wild in the Saddle $30.60, sixth; Buymearound $6.80)

Friday’s second choice winners: 3 (A Colt Following $7.40, first; Ezio $12.40, fifth; Faith Proof $6, eighth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

Standard