06-18-2021 Santa Anita Full Card

The final weekend of racing starts off with a bang! 11 races chock full of value with Umberto Rispoli riding many of them! This card looks like it should pay us nicely today.

My Del Mar Season Pass is on sale today for 30% off

LA Times Value Play:

Race 10: Cupid’s Claw is my 6-1 upset special in this race with Flavian Prat jumping back on. Last September here under Prat in a Grade 3 Cupid won by 7 lengths. Shipped to a Grade 3 at Keeneland in November the horse misfired badly forcing a 6 months benching.  With a prep race last out now under the belt Cupid is dropping in class today making the 2nd start off the layoff, a move trainer Craig Dollase has s 19% win rate for a profit. The two Bob Baffert horses will likely take a lot of money but in a race that has been won by horses over 5-1 a whopping 45% we are ripe for a value upset today.

Value Plays for Today:.

Race 1: Miss Bellatrix moves to turf after a disappointing debut last month on dirt for trainer Doug O’Neill. He promptly puts Umberto Rispoli in the irons, always a difference maker on turf. Agador Spartacus is also interesting here at 10-1 for Val Brinkerhof who hits with value plays a lot. TOUGH race to get out of to start the card!

Race 2: Gone Somewhere is ridden by Flavian Prat at a 12-1 price. a rare thing. He rode the debut last month and dirt and move to turf for trainer Sean Mcarthy who wins 20% on this move.  If Prat thinks so I think so at this price!

Race 5: Madama Barbarian is another Rispoli value play on turf at 8-1 Jumping multiple classes off the bench

Race 6: Over Attracted picks up Rispoli again and they send the horse a mile where the best races have occured.

Race 9: Vantage Point 1st time Rispoli.Turf. 6-1.

Race 11: La Gioisa – 2nd time Rispoli for this Grade 1 French import. Also Brooklyn’s Best – look who rides – Joe Brave, his only mount today at 8-1.

Today’s Race 1 50 cent Early Pick 5 will cost $72 with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 3,5,9,11

Race 2: 5

Race 3: 3,8,5

Race 4: 1,2,4

Race 5: 6,4,1,7

Today’s Race 8 $0.50 Late Pick 4 will cost $96 with horses listed in preference

Race 8: 8,6,2,3

Race 9: 7,1,3,4

Race 10: 4,2,3,5

Race 11: 1,4,2

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 3,5,9,11

Race 2: 5

Race 3: 3,8,5

Race 4: 1,2,4

Race 5: 6,4,1,7

Race 6: 3,2,1,4

Race 7: 10,4,5,8

Race 8: 8,6,2,3

Race 9: 7,1,3,4

Race 10: 4,2,3,5

Race 11: 1,4,2

Typos happen and I do my best not to make them. Always read through my writeups to make sure the posted numbers are correct. I list Pick 4, Pick 5 selections and also a listing of all plays for each race. If there are any differences, please let me know.

*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.”

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