05-18-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

– using 7,1,9,8,10 in race 1 ticket now costs $30

We started off the Pick 4 great with our 8-1 longshot Morgan S. winning at a nice price but despite spreading in the next race we were knocked out running 3 of 4 again. We have ten great races on the card today which is another way of saying it’s hard and should pay very well!

Pick 4 I need a single is in race 8 Mucho Gusto from Baffert but this horse is very vulnerable in here. I like a longshot in here a lot

Pick 5 I need a single is in race 3 Left Alone who travels down from Golden Gate off two straight wins since moving to the US. The horse previously raced on turf in the UK so today’s surface is no problem. Had a best of the day workout before shipping down here and races protected today, both big reasons to be confident here. Trainer Manuel Badilla is 26% winner last race and the jockey Irving Orozco, who rides for the 1st time, travelled down to ride for this trainer whom he is 5 of 8 for a 63% win rate. They mean business today.

Longshots of the Day:

Race 5: Alive and Well ships down from GG with the same jockey as our single. Won last out but was DQ’d on bumping, races protected today and we have a sharp workout for a 25% trainer 2nd off the claim. 15-1 is fantastic value in a very wide open race

Race 8: Manhattan Up has the top last race speed, this jockey is 2 for 2 with the trainer, all the money will go on the Baffert favorite and how many times have those blown up lately. Will come flying late and take this at a nice price!

Today’s Race 7 Late Pick 4 will cost $40 or $20 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.

1,4,5 (8)


2,14,12 (4)


Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $24 with horses listed in preference



6 (2,1,4)



Race 6:


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.”