02-14-2020 Santa Anita FUll Card

Happy Valentines Day to everyone. We start the 4 day weekend with racing through Monday with 8 very competitive races. I have also added my selections for the Stronach Pick 5 that begins in race 8 at Laurel Park.

Pick 5 single is in race 1 It’s a Riddle with Cedillo riding. Top speed in a race devoid of speed. It is tough to single the first race but if this guy does not win anyone can

Pick 4 single is in race – none 

L.A. Times Value Play of the Day

Race 5: Lucky Ms Jones gets the 1st time Joel Rosario angle for trainer Phil D’ Amato and what jumps off the page today is that best of 122, 47 second 4 furlong workout last week. The rail is winning 21% right now, Phil is 23% going from route to sprint and he is 28% beaten favorite. If we get this 8-1 morning line price jump all over it! This is also the “other D’Amato” as he saddles the favorite Miss Megan with Flavian Prat riding. The thing is Flavian is o for 9 for this trainer so beatable favorite and makes Lucky even more attractive. They also try dirt for the first time today as well and 2nd start off the layoff.

Value Plays for Today:

Race 4: Navy Queen is a Val Brinkerhoff horse making the 3rd start off a layoff and making the first start for him as well. Val wins when you least expect it, meaning value plays at great prices! Queen won her only start here at Santa Anita at this distance on turf in October under this jockey J.C. Diaz. In that race they used that ealy speed to go gate to wire. The horse races protected today at an excellent value price of 12-1.

Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $32 with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 6 (1)*

Race 2: 1,6

Race 3: 3,1 (6)*

Race 4: 4,1,2,7

Race 5: 7,1,4,5

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

Race 5: 7,1,4,5

Race 6: 1,8,9

Race 7: 2,3 (1)*

Race 8: 7,6,8

BONUS Stronach Pick 5 costs $36

Begins in Race 8 at Laurel

Leg 1: 4

Leg 2: 2,5,3 (1)*

Leg 3: 1,6,8

Leg 4: 4,2 (7,1)

Leg 5: 6,8

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 6 (1)*

Race 2: 1,6

Race 3: 3,1 (6)*

Race 4: 4,1,2,7

Race 5: 7,1,4,5

Race 6: 1,8,9

Race 7: 2,3 (1)*

Race 8: 7,6,8

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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