Santa Anita 03-12-1027 Free Plays

Another odds on fav bombed on Saturday in race 1 as a horse getting a 16 pound weight break beat us on the line.

Another nice day of racing awaits us today with a lot of potential singles in the sequence. In race 5 I was going to bet against the 2-1 favorite but after yesterday I will include as large weight breaks have been having big impacts of late. The argument against using was that Prat rode last out beaten by a nose 3 weeks ago and he choose Crimson N Clover today off 4 months whom he rode then.


Possible singles today:

In race 1 I am looking to single Margies Minute who is tumbling in class off a second place finish last out at $32k surging down the stretch from last to 2nd at 6 1/2 with Prat riding, the added distance should bring the win

In race 3 West Coast from Baffert/Garcia at odds on adds some more distance after coming up short last out , sharp work but odds on horses have been losing a lot lately

In race 8 Percy’s Bluff has won 6 in a row and prior to that ran 2nd,3rd for Hollendorfer, shipping down from Golden Gate Prat rides and the tandem are 28%, this race has been run 3 times only so a small sample size but the fav has won 2 of the 3


Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 4: XX

Race 5: Bobbie Lincoln, Talamo rides for daddy-in-law, debut and we scored on this tandem for a similar price last Sunday, Mommy is 3 of 4 debuters, Talamo is 33% for Ellis and 5 of 6 in the money so absolute exotics play

Race 8: XX

Race 9: XX



Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $36 with horses listed in preference.







Today’s Pick 5 will cost $24 with horses listed in preference.

4 X






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.”