06-23-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

The last race day of the Spring meet is upon us. Los Alamitos is next and then onto the Del Mar Summer meet. If you are going to Del Mar this summer be sure to stop by and say Hi. I will be hosting the Newcomers Seminar every Friday and Sunday inside the main gate.

My Del Mar Season Pass is on sale now for only $150 a 40% discount!

Pick 5 I need a single is in race 3 Eddie Haskel. Top winning post at 5 furlongs the horse is also 7-1-2 from 10 starts. Jockey is 2 for 2 for the trainer who is 20% across all categories. Top speed, sharp work a clear single.

Pick 4 I need a single is in race – none I want prices today!

Longshots of the Day:

Race 7: Gate Speed and Desormeaux is 2 of 2 for redhot trainer Glatt. Was well bet in the debut. Had a sharp work before the debut and another afterwards and then 2 maintenance works. Moves to dirt now and we get 12-1 or more as the Baffert likely gets over bet

Race 8: Red King ran 4th on All weather up North after winning two straight under jockey Aaron Gryder. He hops back on now for trainer Richard Baltas who is 20% 3rd off the layoff like today. Ran 8th at a mile 3/8th last August in Del Mar against Oscar Dominguez who ran 2nd but he was only 3 lengths back, closing big time in the stretch from 9 back. The distance and pace set up looks ideal for today

Race 9: Kaydetre is 4-1 morning line but with two Bafferts in here we should get higher. Trainer does not send out many. Sharp works as good as the Bafferts we are looking for value here

Race 10: Zest – Mike Smith is riding the last race (hanging around after the 4th). He is 2 of 4 for the trainer who is winning 24%. 1st off the claim from trainer Sise last out. Mike Smith rode the last race 2 weeks ago and I profiled that on XBTV on the horse Into Chocolate and I based it on Smith riding the last race like today. Even more intriguing is Sise was the trainer of that horse 2 weeks ago. Did he tell Smith to hop on this horse today after it was claimed away from him? Must use longshot.

Today’s Race 7 Late Pick 4 will cost $60 singling with horses listed in preference.



1,5 (7)


Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $54 with horses listed in preference



1 (3,5)

3,8,10 – if the 8 scratches use 1


Race 6:

1 is a single but may be scratched if so 6,5

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.”