Santa Anita 06-26-2016

By Ciaran Thornton (on twitter @californiapick4 and at



Can we make it three chalky Pick 4 wins in a row! Friday our $18 Pick 4 rolled home for a $12 payoff. Saturday our $40.50 Pick 4 chalked out for a $50 payoff! I did remark on Thursday that for the rest of the meet it would likely be chalk city or bomb central and to keep those bets small! We have small fields today with low prices but given the chalky nature this week I think having some price horses in your sequence is a must.


Best Bets:

Race 5: Sensitively

Race 7: Surfing the Menu


Longshots of the Day:

Race 9: Rico Argentina and Brilliant Light



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







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





5 (2,4)


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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