10-12-2018 Santa Anita Full Card

$1,157 for our late Pick 4 Monday was a very nice payday on the $36 bet but it could have been even more. My 20-1 longshot won the 1st leg and in the 3rd leg our 16-1 longshot Lord Guinness was beaten on the line. Potential pays for our small bet would have been 5-6 figures. The favorite in race 5 also cost us the Pick 6! A great day it was and further proof of the small bet for big pays strategy I employ. Back to work we go today to collect another payday!


Pick 4 I need a single is race  – same as Pick 5


Pick 5 I need a single is in race 5 Conquest Typhoon who has won 2 in a row under Baze and makes the 1st start since August in Del Mar. Highest last race speed, top speed in this race and the trainer is 22% on the reclaim. The favorite in this race Unapologetic has lost the last two races but they were a G2 and G3 and Van Dyke rides but if you want a cheaper ticket Typhoon looks better on paper


Longshots of the Day:

Race 3: Irish Terrier, Myadi/Barber horse moves up in class off a win last out. This race is considered a 2 horse race but Miyadi is sneaky and we may get better than 6-1. 1st start since August with regular works and races protected today. This horse also loves to pass other horses late

Race 6: Altrevia stretches out after two seconds running shorter and picks up Esa and gets a large 10 pound weight break and had the highest speed last race. 6-1 is a great price for the win

Race 7: Time for Suzzie, ran 2nd last out running shorter and running on late but was placed 1st thru a DQ. Added distance should not be an issue after the last and we get a sharp work


Today’s Race 5 Late Pick 4 will cost $36 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Early Pick 5 will cost $54 with singles 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.”