Back to Santa Anita we go for a very nice 9 race card for Friday. We have a lot of new bets awaiting us this season including a 20c Jackpot Pick 6, a special 5 track low takeout Pick 5 and some very nice guarantee pools. We ended the Spring Meet at Santa Anita with a big $2,800 Pick 5 win so let us see if we can start the new meet on a winning note. Van Dyke had a monster meet at Del Mar akin to what Prat did a couple of years ago and that could portend a huge meet for him here if he follows Prat’s example.
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Pick 4 I need a single is race – none today
Pick 5 I need a single is in race 3 Discatsonthequare because we need a single in this sequence and in this race of 5 horses I do not want to be using the top 3. Horse does have 5 seconds from 10 starts at this distance but has the top speed and highest last race speed and is dropping so today is the day!
Longshots of the Day:
Race 7: Street Class 2nd start picks up Prat after a closing 3rd in debut going shorter. Trainer is 26% 2nd career start and 20% 1st time routing and we get 8-1
Race 9: Sweet Congrats lost by a neck last time on the Hill and then ran second last out up at Golden Gate going longer. Cuts back today has speed, a hot jockey and a nice price of 12-1 for the Hill
Race 9: Lucky Knickers, I’ll think I’ll wear mine today too! Trainer Dallas is 4 of 7 2nd time grass, drops in class today, has just as much speed as the top choices and the advantageous outside post for this Hillside race at a 12-1 Hillside price.
Today’s Late Pick 4 beginning in race 6 will cost $40 with horses listed in preference.
Today’s Early Pick 5 beginning in race 1 will cost $48 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 outsider 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.”