Santa Anita 05-08-2016



What a race by Nyquist yesterday and Exaggerator came home second for some nice payoffs. The early races yesterday were a mess from all the scratches but we should see good weather today. Our single to start the Pick 4 yesterday Zim N the Mailman won easy but it was a 3/4 day as a longshot from Hess did us in on leg 3. There is an interesting Hess horse in today’s sequence at a price I”ll discuss below.


Race 7: This is a race I am going 4 deep on and the Hess horse I was to talk about is #7 Electrifying who won last out after being dumped by Baffert and picked up by Hess. Usually if Baffert dumps them their days are numbered, but as ice cold as that trainer has become, and the fact we have seen a couple of Baffert dumpers come back and win, at 15-1 with main man Kent Desormeaux flying back quickly after running second yesterday in the Derby I will definitely use. Kent only has two mounts today, both on Hess horses (Tattenham #1 in the last leg). Use them both! #3 Opsec will be the clear favorite and rightfully so after a horrid trip last out was not enough to stop the win. #4 Temple Keys has Bejarano after a bad trip last out. #5 Itsinthepost has run third over the last two.



Best Bets:

Race 1: Beholder



Longshots of the Day:

Race 2: Name for the Blame

Race 7: Electrifying

Race 9: Tattenham



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







Races 1-5 sections and also for Pick 5, exacta and trifecta boxes








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.”

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