05-04-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

Kentucky Derby Picks I am looking for longshots 4,3,6,8,16,17

I like Gray Magician and By My Standards

Kentucky Derby day but for Santa Anita we have a very full 11 race card that looks very, very tough. These sequences, especially the Pick 4, should pay well.

Pick 4 I need a single is in race  – none today

Pick 5 I need a single is in race race 4 Implicity who moves up in class off a romping gate to wire win 3 weeks ago. Madonada is riding again and from the inside post it will be the same strategy.

Longshots of the Day:

Race 2: Tiz a Master takes the blinkers off after fading last out. Trainer Baltas is 29% on this move. Prior to the last race experiment routing on turf she won three in a row. If this horse is at the lead into the 1st turn we have a nice 8-1 winner! This is a wide open race so let’s take a shot on a price that looks great

Race 5: Ellie Arroway, Espinoza rides for Sadler and they are winning 50% going 3 of 5 and 83% in the money. At 20-1 morning line a must use simply based on that combo. Sadler is on fire at Santa Anita winning 26% and when these guys hook up it usually means the horse is live. 2nd start and tries turf we get a sharp work for a horse that cost $180k

Race 7: Starting Bloc is our price closer in a race loaded with early speed.  Trainer Alfredo Marquez is winning 20% at the meet and is 24% 2nd off the layoff like today. This horse has excellent speed but it is the late closing style as well as the 12-1 morning line that interests me. The trainer is on a winning streak going 2-1 from the last four starts and this horse is 2-2 from five starts at the distance. An excellent value play in a wide open race.

Today’s Race 8 Late Pick 4 will cost $45 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.





Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $60 with horses listed in preference


ALL or 2,3,4




Race 6-7:



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.”