05-29-2017 Santa Anita Free Plays

We started off the Pick 4 on Sunday with our longshot of the day Love Recipe easily winning. Unfortunately we did not get that 12-1 price. I had mentioned I expected a lower price but 5-2 I did not! Too bad! A challenging card awaits us here on Memorial Day with small fields in the Pick 5 and large fields and a Hillside race in the Pick 4 sequence. Gone are the days in California racing where you could single the odds on choices and move to the next field as we have seen recently! Today’s sequence is no different with 3 of the five races containing multiple possible choices along with the favorites! The late Pick 4 is a TOUGH one today that will very likely pay handsomely. I had a lot of trouble trying to keep the ticket within our normal bet range but thanks to a cheapo Pick 5 bet we can add those savings to the Pick 4 bankroll. I have included all selections for those with bankrolls in the Pick 4 and that bet costs $74.



Get today’s winning plays here!




Possible singles today:

In race 4 American Rhiannon has finished second in the last 2 going shorter so the cutback for this speedster should be ideal


In race 5 S Y Sky should take this one easily for Talamo/D’Amato from a better post position than last time



I will be looking to do rolling doubles and Pick 3 using my selections in the 1st five races today.



Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 7: Life of Illusion, Miyadi longshot in a wide open race with Roman’s nice weight break at this distance could be key at the line

Race 8: XX

Race 9: XX


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $36 with horses listed in preference.


8,4,10 X




Today’s Pick 5 will cost $4 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.”