Santa Anita 06-24-2016

By Ciaran Thornton (on twitter @californiapick4 and at




Keep those tickets small! We saw a horse considered the second coming run second under the ride of Smith yesterday in what was likely a prep for Del Mar. Bombs or chalks await us into the weekend!



Best Bets:

Race 1: Aidan’s Hope

Race 4: Biltmore Boogie

Race 6: Mai Tai


Longshots of the Day:

Race 2: Pretentious



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







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


All or 5,1,2





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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