Santa Anita 06-13-2015




So close yet so far yesterday. I had 4 of 5 in the Pick 5 and 3 out of 4 in the Pick 4. Going into the final leg I had 3 horses with the odds on favorite from ice cold Hess paying $412 and my other horses paying $900. Alas we got no run for our money. Today’s sequence gives us a free spot in race 8 with Beholder. I also have some free exotics bet ideas at



The first leg today is an $8k claiming race where anything can and does happen. We have some suspicious drops with a couple dropping after being claimed for higher in the last races. #9 Coolington is 2 for 3 with Talamo riding and we get a great 7/2 price. The favorite, #7 My Slew was claimed for $16k two back, ran protected last out running second but drops for his new connections to $8k today. Mistake claim and hoping for their money back? I still have to use but. #6 Frensham drops big for ice cold Hess and Desormeaux does not ride. I need to see Hess win a few before I use his horses so if he beats me he beats me. #5 Relentless Heat is always in the mix and may finally get the win so I will use him.



The favorite in race 7 is the #7 Labour who ran second here last month off an eight month rest. Prat rides. Bejarano rides #8 Brave Act who is 2 of 3. Bejarano and Prat have been dominating turf races this season. Although Brave is rising in class trainer Eddie Truman is 7 of 12 on the Hill this year. We get a very good price I think on #2 Incline Village who posted a fast workout last week and won last out.



Usually in a big race I will try to beat the favorite but not today. #4 Beholder is 9 of 10 at Santa Anita and looked great winning in April. Off sick for a month which may concern some she has been working well so all systems go. Now if you are looking for insurance in here Baltas and Bejarano hook up on #6 Wild in the Saddle. Back to dirt after running poorly on turf, at 8-1 if the top choice falters (unlikely) she makes for good insurance.



Back to the Hillside for the last race and #7 Big Move jumps out at me. A fast workout last week after finishing a close second on the Hill last out, she is the deserving favorite in here. The horse she lost to won next out. Not a crazy single even though we are on the Hillside. #2 Dixie Tweet shortens up today with Baze in the saddle.



Ok, so here is my thinking. I really like Beholder and I really like Big Move. I could single both and look for more coverage in the other legs so on one ticket lets try that angle.



My Pick 4 ticket starting in race #6 will cost $45







A straightforward ticket with insurance in both single legs above costs $18








My Best Bet scratched yesterday and based on the outcome O’Neill chose the wrong horse to scratch! Today I am looking at #7 Hugh Knew in the 3rd race on the Hill. His trainer has won 4 straight on the Hill and 7 of 12 since December. An exacta box with #1 Salsita who won big at this level on the Hill last time she raced it.



Pick 5







Using the pick 5 sequence above rolling Doubles using the selections above as well as rolling Pick 3’s in first 5 races.


Late Double Race #8

4 with 7


2 thoughts on “Santa Anita 06-13-2015

  1. Sunday late p4 racing was like La. Tracks. Long shots in the 7th and 8th races that on paper didn’t fit. I doubt it but maybe a bit of hanky parky in the 8 th race for p6 carry overs. Bejarno on a favorite I have learned is NEVER A SOLO on exotics bets. He has cost me plenty. My ticket was 1 & 11/all/8/2369

    1. Sorry man! It wasnt bejarano – it was ICE ICE cold Hollendorfer, I reluctantly used him today but for the next couple weeks will let him beat me till he gets his horses back on form. Bejaranao + Jerry = ice!

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