Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks for Sunday, Dec. 22

Remember everything has to be paid out Sunday, the final day ever at Hollywood Park. Big carryover in the Pick Sux. Good luck.

FIRST RACE: 1. Aqua Revelation, 2. Maxx the Giant, 3. Wicked Finance. LONG SHOT: Apostle Paul.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Warren’s Assassin, 2. Woodlandsway, 3. Hugger of Trees. LONG SHOT: Sky Angel.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Highly Rated, 2. Love Tale, 3. Prettypriceygirl. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Internet.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Handsome Dennis, 2. Boss of Me, 3. Wistfullee Mine. LONG SHOT: Captain Salt.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. One Magical Girl, 2. Mia Isabel, 3. Warren’s Judy. LONG SHOT: Jet Blue Girl. 

Jockey Kayla Stra has had a great Hollywood Park meet with limited opportunities and she scored on a bomber again on Friday. Here she picks up the mount on this 4-year-old filly ONE MAGICAL GIRL, trained by Northern California-based John Martin. However, this filly has won before at Hollywood Park and looks to do it again for a 28% winning trainer.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Moon Ride (best bet), 2. Miss Go Free, 3. Frannie’sspirttoo. LONG SHOT: Red Red Door.

Rafael Bejarano is trying to win another riding title and figures to be riding with zeal on the final day at Hollywood Park. Trainer Mike Puype puts blinkers on and drops this 3-year-old filly MOON RIDE to her lowest level ever looking to break her maiden.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Dixieland Blues, 2. Major Magic, 3. Gal has to Like It. LONG SHOT: Relentless Heat.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Koukla, 2. Zensational Beauty, 3. Steal the Lute. LONG SHOT: Mia Luccia.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Pulpit Express, 2. Full Instinct, 3. Wings of Majave. LONG SHOT: Volkonsky.

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TENTH RACE: 1. Alpine Luck, 2. Pray Hard, 3. Aotearoa. LONG SHOT: California Chrome.

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ELEVENTH RACE: 1. Danderek, 2. Depreciable, 3. Poshsky. LONG SHOT: Tommy Danzigger.

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Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks on Saturday, Nov. 9

FIRST RACE: 1. Great Friends Rule, 2. Dress Code, 3. Malibu Knight. LONG SHOT: Scorcher.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Lemon de Oro, 2. Bajan, 3. Perched. LONG SHOT: For Emma.

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THIRD RACE: 1. THE MAGIC STONE (Best bet), 2. One Time Only, 3. Miss Charming. LONG SHOT: Wasted At Midnight.

Trainer Jeff Bonde has some pretty strong numbers with first-time turfers (31%) and in turf sprints (27%) and that’s exactly what he does with this 3-year-old filly THE MAGIC STONE. She showed speed on the dirt at Santa Anita and will likely try to go to the front under jockey Edwin Maldonado here.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Crestatorre, 2. King Maya, 3. Life Rule. LONG SHOT: Orangeyouacutie.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Kill Shot, 2. Topper’s Ghost, 3. Big Macher. LONG SHOT: Pulla Train.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Hye I’m Jack, 2. Eddie’s First, 3. Mass Transit. LONG SHOT: Even to the Moon.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. McKenzies Way, 2. Anabaa Premium, 3. Truelee Scrappin. LONG SHOT: Barney Rebel.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mr T Bird, 2. Power Foot, 3. Willyconker. LONG SHOT: Olympic Blue.

WILLYCONKER IS SCRATCHED.

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NINTH RACE: 1. All That Rocks, 2. Handsome Sam, 3. Mary Helen’s Storm. LONG SHOT: Warren’s T. Baze.

Friday’s top choice winners: 0

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Air of Royalty $4.20, first race; Guidopanzini $8.20, second)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (There Is No Limit $5.60, third; Oneandonlyloveman $10, fourth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 2 (Sallyana $10.20, fifth; China Prince $4.20, sixth)

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Updated Santa Anita picks for Saturday, October 26

FIRST RACE: 1. Julio’s Gold, 2. Decoy, 3. Clearly Confused. LONG SHOT: I’lltakeachance.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Rushomatic, 2. Moving Seas, 3. Spirit of Ten. LONG SHOT: Debt Free Abby.

MOVING SEAS is scratched. New order: 1. Rushomatic, 2. Spirit of Ten, 3. Spring Dream. LONG SHOT: Debt Free Abbey.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Endorsement, 2. Royal F J, 3. Rauschenberg. LONG SHOT: Starspangled Heat.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Global Hottie, 2. Curvy Kitten, 3. Demonica. LONG SHOT: Sixy Eddie.

SIXY EDDIE is scratched. Make PAPA’S DANCING the long shot.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. GOOD PARTY (BEST BET), 2. Tribal Chatter, 3. Warren’s Blossom. LONG SHOT: Lucky Student.

GOOD PARTY, a 3-year-old filly, has been away from the races since the end of March. She won first time out over this Santa Anita surface and she has a pair of good works coming into this spot for trainer Hector Palma. On top of that jockey Rafael Bejarano takes over.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Yes Yes Yes, 2. Maxx the Kid, 3. Storm the Channel. LONG SHOT: Lethal Story.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Christianas Mirage, 2. Prayer Be Mine, 3. Chilada. LONG SHOT: Jennyway U Want It.

CHRISTIANAS MIRAGE is scratched. New order: 1. Prayer Be Mine, 2. Childada, 3. Miss Loujean. LONG SHOT: Jennyway U Want It.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Charlie Em, 2. Wishing Gate, 3. Need You Now. LONG SHOT: Heir Kitty.

The also-eligibles are scratched.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Acute, 2. Warren’s Judy, 3.Heartless Honey. LONG SHOT: Unkept Rendez Vous.

Friday’s top choice winners: 0

Friday’s second choice winners: 4 (Flaxen Maiden $27.40, third; King Maya $2.20, fourth; Afflication $10, sixth; Broker Brett $3, eighth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Valtari $5.20, fifth; Spring Up $10.20, seventh)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Saturday, October 19

From the Santa Anita publicity department:

There is a hefty two-day Pick Six carryover of $230,200 into Saturday and it is expected the total pool will exceed $1 million.  The Pick Six will cover races four through nine.

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FIRST RACE: 1. Sergeant O’Rourke, 2. Impeccably, 3. Quick Approval. LONG SHOT: Red Barris.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Corinthian’s Song, 2. The Cleaners, 3. Angel Charge. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Casper.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Private Bounty, Broadway Nika, 3. Ol’ Steely Blue. LONG SHOT: Zippingaroundtown.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Olympic Blue, 2. Very Unusual, 3. Bipartisan. LONG SHOT: Tricky Shane.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Chicsdigtheshark, 2. Coo Cachoo, 3. McKenzies Way. LONG SHOT: Macias.

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SIXTH RACE: Field Report, 2. Tale Be Told, 3. Cinco de Mario. LONG SHOT: Myfundsarelo.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Derringer, 2. Summer Exclusive, 3. Native Treasure. LONG SHOT: Full Consent.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Ain’t No Other, 2. Starspangled Heat, 3. Strong Wind. LONG SHOT: Circa’sgoldengear.

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NINTH RACE: 1. SINGLEINTHELAST (BEST BET), 2. She’s Flush, 3. Sweet Lips Pooh. LONG SHOT: Papa’s Flashy Girl.

SINGLEINTHELAST, a daughter of Discreet Cat, drops into a maiden claimer for the first time after a fifth-place effort against Cal-bred maiden special weights. She seems to have perked up in the mornings over the Santa Anita dirt and jockey Victor Espinoza regains the mount.

Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Dragon Dance $2.80, first race; Passionate Diva $7.60, fifth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Tosheen $4.40, second; Amulay $7.20, sixth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Magic Maya $17.40, eighth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita picks for Sunday, Oct.13

FIRST RACE: 1. Black Witch, 2. Blonde Fog, 3. What a Spot. LONG SHOT: Melanistic.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Wittgenstein, 2. Changethechannel, 3. Silver Hustler. LONG SHOT: Rock and Glory.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Bajan, 2. Spring Moon, 3. Smoove It. LONG SHOT: E Equalsmcsquared.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Calameera, 2. Joeandbetty’sbaby, 3.Elusive Luci. LONG SHOT: Horsesanddivorces.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. COSTAMAR (best bet(, 2. Wild Caroline, 3. Contrasting. LONG SHOT: India’s Song.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. One Time Only, 2. Divine Tale, 3. Legacy. LONG SHOT: Lake Maracaibo.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Half Dome Dude, 2. Ol’ Steely Blue, 3. Position A. LONG SHOT: Justa Gusta.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Our Pure Creation, 2. Tiz a Classy Lass, 3. Warren’s Rosebud. LONG SHOT: Journey On.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Warren’s Cliff S., 2. Kingsbury, 3. Full’s Kris S. LONG SHOT: Ice Cream Truck.

Saturday’s top choice winners: 1 (Takem by Surprise $9.20, third race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (Cast a Doubt $10.40, second)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 4 (Tortola $18, first; Silver Wings $8.60, second; Trelawny $9.40, fifth; Qiaona $19.60)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Empty Headed $8, ninth)

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita selections for Friday, Oct. 11

The big Pick 6 carryover resulted in a bunch of short prices and a payoff of over $14,000 on Thursday.

To be honest, didn’t play it, but we did have all six winners among our top four horses.

FIRST RACE: 1. Cook Inlet, Joe Carl, 3. Big Wags. LONG SHOT: Smokin’ Cat.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Behind the Bossman, 2. Lieutenant Seany O, 3. Charlie Thomas. LONG SHOT: Golden Dynamo.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Kill Shot, 2. Sidepocket Champ, 3. Dreamnofatticus. LONG SHOT: Synchrotron.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Blues and Silvers, 2. Renee’s Titan, 3. Miss Lucky Sevens. LONG SHOT: Big Honey Bee.

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FIFTH RACE: 1.Denzel (BEST BET), 2. Atomic Rule, 3. Grand Gambler. 4. Alsce. LONG SHOT: Soul Saver.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Meringue Pie, 2. Caught Napping, 3. Boyett. LONG SHOT: This One’s for Mel.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Appealing Resume, 2. With a Miracle, 3. Inner Groove. LONG SHOT: Scary Ride.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mum’s Truckee, 2. Level headed, 3. Marcyjane. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Flasher.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Browsing, 2. Lady Corser, 3. Charlie Time. LONG SHOT: Rushomatic.

Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (For Emma $10.20, fourth race; Make More Money $4.20, eighth)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Scherzinger $4, second; Danderek $4, third)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 2 (Cat Burglar $7.60, sixth; Artic North $13.20, seventh)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 1 (Well Molded $8, fifth)

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Updated Del Mar picks for Friday, Aug. 2.

This isn’t the best card of the meet, and in fact might be the worst card of the first 13 days, but you are going to have these types of cards once in a while. At least there is a Pick 6 carryover of more than $100,000. Here is an updated look at the card with some commentary.

FIRST RACE: 1. Unusual Don, 2. Boston Charley, 3. Sailors Brother. LONG SHOT: The Mad Hungarian (scratched).

Tough to go against trainer Peter Miller in a spot like this with UNUSUAL DON, who has been training well for his debut.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Cori Celesti, 2. Cavalla, 3. Warren’s Judy. LONG SHOT: Jolly Green Bean.

Tough race here, Any horse could win it. Good work horses appear to be WARREN’S JUDY, HELLO STORMY and BEAUTIFUL STRIKE.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Top Knot, 2. Liar Liar Liar, 3. Proud Bok. LONG SHOT: Tiz a Funtime.

Not crazy about the outside post draw for TOP KNOT, but hopefully jockey Joe Talamo will find a way to get to the inside of the Polytrack. Trainer Vladimir Cerin does very well maiden claimers. MUSIC AND ME, JAYA ROO and PARIS AFFAIR look like they have decent works.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Rossi Reserve, 2. Lanida, 3. Mary Contrary. LONG SHOT: Halfapondarosa.

We hit the bottom of the barrel for fillies and mares in this $8,000 claimer. Looks wide open again. ROSSI RESERVE just missed at one level above this and jockey Rafael Bejarano jumps on for trainer Bill Morey. LANIDA just won at the level at Hollywood Park and has a win and two seconds at Del Mar.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Whining, 2. Gutshot Straight, 3. Diamond of Blue. LONG SHOT: Let’s Get Crackin.

Another claiming group for us to look at. WHINING has been running in New Mexico and ships looking for the Del Mar bonus. New Mexico horses have done well at the meet. The major question here is whether the 4-year-old gelding will take to the Polytrack track.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Warren’s Rosebud, 2. Market Quote, 3. Zanbo. LONG SHOT: Joint Attempt.

Again we don’t like out post draw with WARREN’S ROSEBUD, but Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens continues to ride in fine form. Here’s hoping he can find a way to get over. Remember the turf course rails were moved last night to 14 feet so speed might do well on this course for the next week. JOINT ATTEMPT should get a long look in here as trainer Mike Machowsky just scored Thursday with a shipper on the turf. Machowsky can train and is looking for the bonus money here. This 3-year-old filly has been in California for a month and appears to be training just fine.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Omega Star, 2. Ambitious Brew, 3. U’narack. LONG SHOT: Follini.

Yes, we left likely favorite TIZ A MINISTER off of our top horses. He has never won at this 7-furlong distance and has never been better than second (twice) in three tries at Del Mar. Of course, that means he will romp today. However, we like OMEGA STAR for the team of Bejarano and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Look at that bullet work on July 24. He just might love the Polytrack. Almost every horse in the race is training well so don’t be afraid of trying to beat Tiz a Minister.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. CONCORDE WEST (best bet), 2. Hard Play, 3. Dramatic Allan. LONG SHOT: Arizona Wildcat.

This race might be tougher than it looks but we’ll stick with CONCORDE WEST, who is dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time. This 3-year-old colt lost to No Distinction two races back at Oaklawn Park. All No Distinction did after that was string three wins together and finish second in a minor Saratoga stakes last week. Quite a few horses are training well in this spot so don’t be afraid of a price underneath.

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