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Our $45 Pick 5 ticket yesterday paid $64 in the chalk out but it gives us ammo for today. We have an excellent day of racing today with a loaded Pick 4 sequence.
Pick 4 I need a single is in race 7 Vasilika who has won 10 of 11 at Santa Anita and simply loves the track. Win 11 is coming today.
Pick 5 I need a single is in race 5 Foxtail who has dominated since moving to dirt for Sadler. Rosario rides and they are winning 56%. Today’s race is on turf but it is hard to ignore anything Sadler does and if thinks this is the spot this is the spot!
Longshots of the Day:
Race 3: Power Down has as much speed as the top choices here and the best closing kick in a race that should suit this style very well. 2nd US start for this Talamo/Ellis horse the debut was a 5 furlong exercise run and if you look at the race replays this horse should love the stretch to a mile. A ground saving inside post that is winning 20% the morning line price of 12 is great
Race 8: Blitzkrieg has won 4 in a row and jumps up in class today for trainer Doug O’Neill and barn win rider Rafael Bejarano hops on . This combo has a 30% win rate at the meet. Some sharp works in preparation for today; This will be longest he has raced so I am hoping we get better than the 6-1 morning line price.
Race 9: River Boyne has not been himself this year but if the works are to be relied on he may be ready to return to those winning ways. We get a string of sharp workouts and the best price we have seen yet on this horse. 6 of 8 record at Santa Anita.
Race 10: Rickey B is 2 of 3 at the distance and picks up Ortiz. This is the “other” Sadler. 2nd start off the layoff has resulted in 2 victories for this horse. Back to the preferred surface for today’s race. 10-1 morning line is very attractive. Both Sadler horses are Hronis owned, the favorite Aidans Dream is risked for a claim, Rickey B is not. Looks very live.
Today’s Race 7 Late Pick 4 will cost $54 or $18 singling with horses listed in preference.
Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $72 or $36 singling with horses listed in preference
Race 6: 3,4,6
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.”