01-20-2018 Santa Anita Full Card

A 9 race card awaits us today with no overlap in the Pick 4 and Pick 5 sequences. We got a dusting of rain down here in San Diego last night and no word yet on Santa Anita yet if it will impact the turf races. We ran 3 of 4 in the Pick 4 yesterday getting our longshot of the day home at 11-1 in race 7 but alas in the nitecap we ran 2nd. Right there again for what would have been a nice payoff for our $24 bet. There are a couple of longshots we have today that if they drift up in price I am salivating on especially if they drift up in price!


New for the Santa Anita meet I am also offering a monthly subscription for 75% off. That’s right for $32 a month you get everything. That’s the cost of 4 race days and you get the other 12 days of racing free a month!




Today’s Full Card is only $8.






Single Candidates:


Longshots of the Day:

Race 4: Chalky, 2nd time Brit finished a closing 5th in her US debut at Del Mar  losing by only 2 lengths. D’Amato adds blinkers and 1st start since then and trainer is 19% with both moves. Hoping we get more than 5-1 with a potential single with the fav in here.

Race 5: Downside Up, finished ahead of the 5/2 second choice in his last race and has put in a bullet work after that race. The 2nd choice loses his jockey to the favorite Seau and has recently raced so we get a better price here, a fresher horse and speed.

Race 7: Anita Partner, other than the name has won 3 times from 5 on the Hillside (Dq to 2nd once) and Baze was the jockey. Experience counts on the Hill. 1st start since August however

Race 8: Jay Makes Us Laugh, won at this distance last out and is moving up in class today. I am hoping we get 10-1 or more because horses over 10-1 win 29% and over 5-1 46% and of the horses priced in that range this one looks best especially off a win

Race 9: Ronald R, 1st time Irish horse makes debut on the Hillside course which is not easy but Prat hops on for Callaghan. Adds Lasix but only 6 workouts since he last raced in August.  He finished second at Royal Ascot this summer and his class towers over this field. Recently gelded too I just cannot pass and hope we get a better price!


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $36 with horses listed in preference.






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








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.”