Santa Anita 05-28-2016

By Ciaran Thornton (on twitter @californiapick4 and at



Today’s Pick 4 is on the cheap side and all depends on our single in race 9, Tengas Ransom. If we can get the win in that leg we look very good today to pick up a nice payday.


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


Best Bets:

Race 4: Enola Gray

Race 9: Tengas Ransom


Longshots of the Day:

Race 6: Runaway Wildcat


Race 10: #3 Sheer Pleasure is a dirt racer and lost on turf to #8 Singing Kitty who I am

also using. I like this horse and I like the price we are getting today.  #5 Lily Kai gives us a great 8-1 price today and her races have been much better than they look with lots of trouble. Jumping big time in class today but I think she belongs. #6 Bert’s Melody looks very strong in here on the drop and cut back in distance and second off a long layoff.


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $18 with horses listed in preference.






Races 1-7 selections and also for Pick 5, exacta and trifecta boxes




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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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