05-26-2018 Santa Anita Full Card

Today’s card is one with small fields but also some nice Graded races. In race 8 the top choice Uni is expected to scratch and I have not included her in my picks. If she manages to race absolutely use. This is another card that has the look of a low payout even if a couple of outsiders come in so I am again keeping the tickets low. Even in races I am only using two horses I have added in a 3rd to focus on exacta and trifecta boxes for today’s card.


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Longshots of the Day:

Race 1: Spitfire, won last out at this distance and moves up in class attracting Bejarano, will be flying late for a win at a nice 6-1 or more price

Race 7: Git On Your Pulpit, trainer is 2 of 6 33% when beaten favorite, cuts back in distance and adds blinkers to keep to the task to the wire and at 6-1 or more is great value for an upset of the favorite

Race 8: Sophie P lands Desormeaux and these days that is a difference maker. 2nd start off the October layoff and 2nd US start DP Racing is known to hit big prices this time of the year into Del Mar


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $27 with horses listed in preference.

6,8 (7)





Today’s Pick 5 will cost $36 with horses listed in preference

5,2,4 (1)

6,3 (2)

6,5 (2)


5,4 (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.”