10-18-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

A weekend of longshots for us but alas we kept running 4 of 5 in the Pick 5 and 3 of 4 in the Pick 4. On Monday we hit a nice longshot in the last race but our single ran 2nd yet again. We have been hitting some modest pick ⅘ wins with some nice longshots and the races doing us in we are running in the money. A good place to be. Let’s see what we can do with today’s 8 race card.

Pick 5 I need a single is in race 2 Color War  who adds blinkers, gets Maldonado, drops in class and has a sharp workout for this. Tactic is easy – gate to wire. 

Pick 4 I need a single is in race – none

Longshots of the Day:

Race 1: Mongolian Legend is 4-1 and I am hoping for higher but we have won so much betting on Enebish Ganbat/Abel Cedillo on these Monfolian horse. Racing protected today we see a sharp work. Major jockey upgrade today. Top speed in the race and best late pace this is a very tempting value play single against some mediocre favorites.

Race 3: Alvaaro is an O’Neill/Garcia 37% winning combo horse jumping in class off a win last out. We are getting 10-1 on the class jump and added distance for a horse with early speed. 3rd start off the layoff they risk for the claim today so you better believe they expect to get paid and so should we!

Race 6: One Flew South looks very sneaky at a price here making the 2nd start off a layoff. That 1st start 2 weeks ago was in a Grade 1 and the horse bobbled at the start. Roman is 33% for O’Neill. 1st time turf dam has 2 turf winners and Giants Causeway in the sires bloodlines.

Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $24 with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 4,1

Race 2: 3 (1)*

Race 3: 3,6,4,5

Race 4: 6,5

Race 5: 1,5,7

Today’s Race 5 Late Pick 4 will cost $40.50 singling with horses listed in preference.

Race 5: 1,5,7

Race 6: 3,4,5 (2)*

Race 7: 3,4,5 (1)*

Race 8: 5,1,4

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 4,1

Race 2: 3 (1)*

Race 3: 3,6,4,5

Race 4: 6,5

Race 5: 1,5,7

Race 6: 3,4,5 (2)*

Race 7: 3,4,5 (1)*

Race 8: 5,1,4

Typos happen and I do my best not to make them. Always read through my writeups to make sure the posted numbers are correct. I list Pick 4, Pick 5 selections and also a listing of all plays for each race. If there are any differences, please let me know.

*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.”

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