Santa Anita 05-27-2016

By Ciaran Thornton (on twitter @californiapick4 and at



It was 3 of 4 on the Pick 4 after our odds on favorite in the main event was ridden 3 wide in a 5 horse field and was beaten by a nose. Argg! The pay on the win would have been another low one as even with the odds on going down it paid only $136. I am keeping the Pick 4 bet on the low end again today.


You can see my best bets, longshots and the Pick 5 selections over on my website for free


Best Bets:

Race 1: Face of Victory

Race 4: Wade


Longshots of the Day:

Race 6: Well Caught


Race 7: #1 Well Caught is a 1st time Irish with Prat riding and we won with him in this scenario a week ago. Grade 1 in the blood and a ok Irish record you know I have to use. #7 Amber Louise has a win and two seconds at this distance. I also threw in #4 Mining Diamonds who won on a wet track. She ran third surging on the hill previously and that makes her a player here today.


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






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

1,2 or All






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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