05-03-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

What a nice end to the week on Friday as our Longshot Lord Guinness in race 8 won at double digits giving us a very nice Pick 4 win. Today’s Friday card is 8 very difficult races and yet again I am going to be shopping for value.

Pick 4 I need a single is in race  – none today

Pick 5 I need a single is in race race 4 Railman who won last out last out off the bench and then put in a good workout after implying this horse is dialed in right now. Take the low odds single

Longshots of the Day:

Race 2: Glitter Gulch 1st start since February we have some sharp works for a trainer who wins 18% off the bench and is a very nice 46% in the money, both off the bench and for the year. 8-1 morning line the favorite is a throw away Baffert that should give us an even higher price

Race 4: Social Grace is a 1st time Irish horse for trainer Paddy Gallagher. Yes I always bet the 1st time Euro’s but the 12-1 or more morning line is attractive, trainer is 21% shipping. We have regular works and 1st time Lasix.

Race 6: Tap the Wire is “dropping” into this race off two straight stakes races. This is the 2nd start off the bench for little know trainer Daniel Dunham. We have a sharp workout last week and a great 12-1 morning line. This is the first start on turf but note the victory going gate to wire on dirt last summer. Tap the Wire has blistering early speed and form this ideal post will look to wire the field. Also note the horse is racing protected today, another sign of confidence for this stakes quality horse.

Today’s Race 5 Late Pick 4 will cost $36 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.

3,1,5

4,5,2

5,1

9,4,3,13

Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $54 with horses listed in preference

7,5,2,1

3,1,5

3 (2,4)

5,4,6

3,1,5

Horses listed in brackets are for added coverage if wanted and for exotics.

For races where I only have one or two selections I usually like to KEY the top choice  with the second choice and an outside for trifectas.

When I have three horses selected in a Pick 4 or Pick 5 consider them for Trifecta boxes and for superfecta boxes use the 3 selections with the highest priced horse with good form or top tier jockeys riding, especially if they give a price. Rolling Pick 3 and doubles using selections.

Irish horse racing saying –

“Bíonn grásta Dé idir an dialait agus an talamh.”

“The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.”