10-26-2017 Santa Anita Free Plays

The last week of racing and then we head off to Del Mar for the Breeders Cup. I will have a detailed analysis for all the Breeders Cup Races up for presale this weekend!


I found this a very tough card to handicap without spending a lot of money so there are a couple of races we have to take stands in. I have a nice mix of price horses for us to collect on some chaos today.


Buy Today’s Card for $8






Beatable favorites are 8 for 12 now:

None today


Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 1: XX

Race 3: XX

Race 6: Mithqual, winner in the UK before coming to the States  and weakened in both starts here in April including a G3 then hit the bench, comeback race last month at Los Al to stretch legs and now back on grass and check out that best of the day 47 second workout on October 16. Sometimes the Euro horses need time to acclimate out here and when they do fire at big prices!


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $12 to $30 with horses listed in preference.


2,4,5,10 or all




Today’s Pick 5 will cost $18 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.”