05-19-2017 Santa Anita Free Plays

We were unlucky in the Pick 5 yesterday and just a tad more racing luck and we may have taken down a nice payoff! The Pick 4 chalked out at $61 so our $12 bet in the sequence was perfect even though we didn’t take it down. With the payouts continuing to to be very low I am sticking to the low ticket price strategy and saving our ammo for when the pays start to explode upwards! This is another card that could chalk out or have a bomb hit and still pay on the low side. A couple of the races are as wide open as they can be including a $6k claimer which I debated going ALL in but the ticket would get way too expensive so I am going with just 2 horses. Both the Pick 5 and Pick 4 tickets can be reduced in price by only singling.


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Possible singles today:

In race 5 Incredible Luck gives us a single in a card where both the Pick 5 ends and Pick 4 begins, lost as the fav last out and trainer is 46% beaten fav, lead into the stretch going 1 1/8 so the cutback should be ideal here. There is an interesting price horse in here as well that I am likely to use



Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 3: Sindy’s Luck, Talamo rides for Puype off the claim and they are 40%, he is 16% and 14% turf starts, based on past gate to wire runs at 7 1/2 I think this distance could be ideal

Race 5: XX

Race 6: XX


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $32 with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Pick 5 will cost $24 with horses listed in preference.








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.”