Santa Anita 03-09-2017 Full Card

We should have had a big payoff in the Pick 5 on Sunday but a Baffert longshot beat us and despite one of our longshots of the day winning the sequence we ran 2nd and missed out. In the Pick 4 we were looking fantastic into the last leg with 4 horses but they took the race off turf and in California that means everyone won the last race and it paid $14.50. We had it 4 times and doubled our money but still we would have made way more on turf. Such is racing! We did almost sweep the Sunday card with normal weather so I am very optimistic for the coming days! We have a possible nice double in the early sequence today.


Possible singles today:

In race 3 Champions Dinner returns after a year and drops in class for a trainer who is winning 47% (7 of 15) on this move

In race 4 Run Macho Run with Prat riding and he is 29% for this trainer, 71% in the money for a positive ROI


Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 5: Force, 2nd start in US after debut was washed off dirt

Race 7: Vexatious, won last in November but regular works since we get 15-1 and Desormeaux hops back on


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $32 with horses listed in preference.







Today’s Pick 5 will cost $12 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.”