By Ciaran Thornton
Well I did all in the Hillside first leg and the favorite won and did half the field in the hillside 3rd leg and the complete outsider beat me on the line! We ended up with 3/4 on both our tickets! That is how it is with the hillside and today we have the same sequence setting up. Today I am going to try something different that keys in on the dropper in race six as a single.
If we have learned anything so far in this meet its that droppers are doing VERY well and horses raising in class are faltering so with that in mind I’m eyeing the #11 RedHeads Rule (I’m a redhead as well but that has nothing to do with the selection, wink). Red from the Miller barn legs up Espinoza and these two are 29%. #9 Entrechat has works everyone is talking about and is a daughter of Giants Causeway with Irish Jockey Fallon on board. Kieren is starting to flourish at Santa Anita and is a jockey to watch. The #4 lost her saddle in her first race but Bejarano hops on so this is a must use. The #5 and #7 also jump out. Again, the hillside makes it tough to pick and chose.
In the 6th race I have two choices with an eye on a possible single, the #3 Two Six Wins. Dropping significantly in class which is a strategy that is working here she could lead them gate to wire. I also like the #4 who won for a massive price on her last race on dirt here but its the outsider here.
The 2nd downhill leg in race 7 is a race I’m am finding it hard to chose as there are several with a chance and I was going to just push the ALL button on this leg but the ticket would cost too much. #5 US Citizen has my man Kent on board and the horse is always in the mix and overdue for a win. #2 Heat Flash won on the downhill course before like yesterday’s winner that took us out of our Pick 4’s. #6 Presenceofagenius has also won at this distance before.
In the final race I am going to go with two horses, the #3 Kiss At Midnight and the #4 Really A Princess. #3 is a Peter Miller first time start with Elvis on board. These two are a potent duo lately. #4 has just missed in two of her last three . If you want another live one in this race the #1 who saw nice betting money in her debut in what may have been a prep race. Karla Stra is on board and has a knack for grabbing the win in races like this.
Today’s Pick 4 bet will cost $15
2,7,5 (#3 on scratch of 7)
An alternative bet that will cost $10
Good luck today!