Three out of four yet again! We got knocked out in leg one when Tale Of Papa Nick romped home at a big price. I had previously bet this horse in her last three races for naught so of course the day I don’t she wins at a big price! I am going to go small today in the Pick 4 and save my ammo for Saturday’s $1 million Guaranteed Pick 4!
In the 1st leg we see #9 McHeat again. This is one talented horse that when things finally click watch out. The 5/2 morning line though is a bit low but I will use. Even though the trainer and the jockey on #6 Royalist are doing poorly here I am going to take a shot at this first time starter. A fast work a week ago and a nice price so lets see. High priced horses have been winning the first leg of the Pick 4 most of the time lately! The second choice in this race is #8 Ace Deuce with two seconds in a row so I’ll use too.
In race #6 if the probable even money favorite #4 Cyrus Alexander does not win then any of the other horses in here have a legit shot. He has winning in his blood.
The #1 Joe’s Blazing Aaron is an invader from the east coast and I usually don’t use horses like this BUT he had a fast workout this week for a trainer, who although is doing poorly at Santa Anita so far, does win 20% of the time 1st out. #4 Diamond Bachelor is dropping today after being disqualified in his last to 4th. A fast workout this week after a second place finish in his last stamps him as a must use. I will also use #7 Awesome Return with Smith back on board. Awesome won with Smith 3 back. An interesting stat for this race – 100% of the time the winner is 5-1 or less.
In the final leg #8 Surfer Moon off two third place finishes picks up leading rider Bejarano. #6 Spectacularjourney adds blinkers today and has a fast workout this week. Off since April and an unknown jockey we get a price. #3 Win Wish is a tepid morning line favorite off a second here Feb 1.
Good luck to us today!
Today’s Pick 4 bet will cost $13.50