Santa Anita 04-02-2017 Free Plays

We hit the Pick 5 yet again on Saturday. Even though it was a chalkfest and only paid $38, our Pick 5 bet was a mere $4.50! We have 9 races on the card today so no overlap on the sequences! It’s Hill day today with the Pick 5 beginning on the Hillside course and in the Pick 4 we have 2 races there including the last. The lowest morning line price in the last race is 4-1 but we have lots of Euro firsters!


2 for 1 Sunday – Buy Today’s Card get Thursday Free


Possible singles today:

In race XX


In race 2 Harbored Affair a 2/5 morning line appears a bit short for a horse who ran 4th going longer but she is dropping multiple classes for Hollendorfer with sharp works. Baze re-rides but he is 0 for 12 with a -2 ROI for Dorf, – vulnerable fav here and odds on horses have been stinking up the house lately. Still as Frank Scatoni would say this race is filled with tomato cans, someone has to win!


In race 8 Big John D with his 2 for 2 record at this mile and half on dirt distance seems a logical single. Out for a jog 2 weeks ago in his 1st off the bench since last April we get a sharp work plus with 2 Hillside races in the sequence we need a single.


Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 2: XX

Race 5: XX

Race 7: XX

Race 9: Dreamy Gal, Irish invader who last raced down the road from where I grew up comes out for D’Amato, adds Lasix, sharp work and Elliot takes the reigns and he is 2 for 6 with a nice ROI



Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $22.50 with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Pick 5 will cost $36 singling the top choices 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.”