02-20-2017 Santa Anita Free Plays

Well I was right to bet against the odds on Sunday Rules yesterday thinking it was a prep race and added extra horses into the ticket including Late N Left our 9-1 longshot who of course got head bobbed on the line! We looked a winner coming up to the wire too! Arggggg! So close lately but head bobs and photo finishes have been our downfall! We have turf races on the card today and I am handicapping for those races staying on the turf. We also have eleven races today to help make up for the cancelled card Friday.






Possible singles today:

In race 5 Well Measured for Prat/Baltas who are winning 40%, lost by a nose last out lugging in on the stretch, Baltas is also 30% 2nd off a claim, 24% 2nd start, Prat is one fire

In race 7 Jill Madden drops  with Prat riding, won her debut but was Dq’s to second then ran 4th at the higher level


In race 10 Conquest Farenheit comes out for Miller/Arroyo who are winning 42%, 2nd start off the bench he should blow these all away




Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

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Race 10: Souter, Euro invader at 8-1 I am of course using, off for 5 months and moving up in class Desormeaux rides, tough to debut on the Hill but we have won with prices from Europe on the Hill before!



Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $24 with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Pick 5 will cost $45 with horses listed in preference.







Race 6-7 selections are




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.”