10-05-2019 Santa Anita Full Card

We have 10 races today with some very full fields and that should juice the payoffs nicely.

Pick 5 I need a single is in race  – none today

Pick 4 I need a single is in race 9 Shancelot who ships in from the East Coast with jockey Jaramillo and should be unbeaten after getting stuck on the rail at Saratoga in the last. Trainer is 38% beaten favorite with sharp works and a cutback to an ideal distance today. Omaha Beach is the backup play but that horse is likely prepping for the Breeders Cup with this race, the 1st since April.

Longshots of the Day:

Race 4: Order and Law broke slow last out at Del Mar and was 10 back into the stretch before Talamo launched and impressive late move to run second to a gate to wire winner. On the gallop out this horse still has serious gas left in the tank. A better start today and a closer tracking position and this 12-1 morning line price could look like an early Christmas present.

Race 6: Unapologetic is the 2nd Peter Miller horse and 1st off the claim for the trainer who also races the favorite. Abel Cedillo jumps off the favorite to land here at a generous 10-1 morning line. Miller wins 28% 1st off the claim and his horses 3rd start off a layoff win 23% of the time. We get a sharp workout and a jockey upgrade and a 10-1 morning line for the “other” Miller.

Race 8: Synchrony was ridden last out at Woodbine in the Woodbine G1 Mile and even with masterful Prat riding was boxed in the entire way and each time in the stretch an opening came was mugged by another horse. Prat rides at Keeneland today so Talamo gets the mount. 5-1 is generous. True Valor is a Callaghan/Qatar racing horse and we always bet them. Van Dyke hops on and he had options in this race and with his 10-1 price in a wide open race is also a must use. Excellent betting race.

Race 9: La Sardane is the “other” Drysdale horse but Smith hops on and it’s the last race of the day. First start since May and Drysdale also races the 9/5 favorite and Van DYke rides that horse for the 1st time. 8-1 this horse looks very sneaky in here. Lady Suebee is a Sadler/Hronis/Espinoza horse. When they hook up the horse is very live. Won easy last out on dirt, the preferred surface but at this 8-1 price we must use.

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

Race 1: 2,3,5

Race 2: 10,1 (6,3)*

Race 3: 2,3,5 (6)*

Race 4: 9,5,7 (11,13)*

Race 5: 2,6

Today’s Race 7 Late Pick 4 will cost $24 singling with horses listed in preference.

Race 7: 10,9,7,4

Race 8: 2,7,3,9

Race 5: 3 (2,4)*

Race 6: 2,4,5 (8)

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 2,3,5

Race 2: 10,1 (6,3)*

Race 3: 2,3,5 (6)*

Race 4: 9,5,7 (11,13)*

Race 5: 2,6

Race 6: 5,4,6,1

Race 7: 10,9,7,4

Race 8: 2,7,3,9

Race 5: 3 (2,4)*

Race 6: 2,4,5 (8)

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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