05-17-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

Almost a very nice day Sunday as we ran 4 of 5 in the Pick 5 and 3 of 4 in the Pick 4 with two giant prices horses beating us on the line each time. We have 8 races for the Friday card and another 4 ½ furlong baby race.

Pick 4 I need a single is in race 6 Union Rebel moves up in class off a win last out for a trainer winning 40% repeat claimer and 33% winner last race

Pick 5 I need a single is in race 4 Sweetener 2nd start off the layoff gate to wire jockey Maldonado hops aboard. Top last race speed and she cuts back a half furlong. That last race saw a next out winner

Longshots of the Day:

Race 5: Morgan S. 1st start since July last year he races protected today in this allowance race.  Trainer Dan Hendricks is 22% off the bench for a big return on investment of 5+.  In March and April we see a series of sharp workouts followed by another bullet last week. This is not a claimer race where fast works are done as claim bait so I am even more optimistic on this horse especially given the 10-1 morning line price. The inside post is also winning a high 28% at the meet. A Salute to Lt Dan at 8-1 morning line also looks attractive in here. Jockey Edwin Maldonado rides for trainer Andrew Lerner who is winning 63% 2nd start off the layoff, 36% for the year and 33% shipping like today. 8-1 morning line in this value Allowance race is great. This is the best betting race on the card today. Selections 6,1,3,8

Race 7: Cavernndchipmucks is a Prat 8-1 horse in an Allowance race. He is winning 36% for this trainer. Red Bunting is a 1st time Euro from Ellis and Talamo rides so a must use for me in the US debut with this tandem.

Today’s Race 5 Late Pick 4 will cost $48 or $24 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.





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




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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.”