06-02-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

4 out of 5 in the Pick 5 and 3 out of 4 in the late Pick 4 were the results yesterday. Small payouts would have been coming on the wins but still, when bad rides cost you any ticket win, it’s tough to not be annoyed! We have two baby races to deal with today in another short field card that looks extremely chalky. I do not want to spend a lot of money on the Pick 4 or 5 today so will be relying on a lot of singles and looking to key in doubles and trifectas.

Pick 4 I need a single is in race 8 Uno Trouble Maker who has won 4 in a row and jumps up in class today. Inside post is no picnic but it will be another gate to wire win.

Pick 5 I need a single is in race 4 Phantom Boss who ran 2nd in the debut 2 weeks ago and should easily win 2nd time out. In the 5th race Gregorian Chant goes for win number 3 today after winning his US debut last out. He broke crazy wide in that 5 horse from the 5 spot, hung back and then flew home. Watch the race replay. They add blinkers today to avoid any gate issues and surprisingly he is not the favorite. May be the best price we see on this winner this year!

Longshots of the Day:

Race 7: Heathers Grey won last out 1st time turf as the lightbulb went off and races back protected today in this optional claiming race on turf. Trainer Sean McCarthy is 25% 2nd time grass. Since that last victory we have two very sharp workouts. This race looks to be the best on the card today. I also like #9 Suprema in here from trainer Keith Desormeaux with brother Kent riding. They are winning 24% in the last two months and in the money over half the time.Moving up and class and switching to turf we are getting a great 15-1 morning line price. This is an extremely wide open race that should offer some nice payouts.

Race 9: Vangogo is an O’Neill/Bejarano 15-1 morning line price and this tandem is winning 27% and 68% in the money. The price will likely go higher as the Baffert favorite takes all the money. Good early speed the horse races protected today and is too high a price to ignore

Today’s Race 6 Late Pick 4 will cost $30 singling with horses listed in preference.

6,2

3,7,10,9,8,5

1

7,2,3,10,4

Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $16 singling with horses listed in preference

5,2,6,7

5,3

4,5,2,1

5 (3)

2 (6,4)

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.”