Santa Anita 10-09-2016 Free Plays

You come so close to the big payday on Friday and then you wiff on Saturday, such is the life of a horseplayer! It was a very hard card yesterday although the Pick 5 only paid $464 despite an odds on Baffert losing to a 9-1 shot in race 2. The Pick 4 saw us knocked out in the first leg as we ran second again and the sequence ended up only paying $155. We then rattled off the next three wins to hit the rolling doubles and Pick 3’s. Low pays but it was a hard card to cap! We continue to be right there with 4 of 5 or 3 of 4 and when we miss its cause we run second so not much adjustment is needed right now, just a little more racing luck! I’m spending a little more today on the Pick 5 and the sequence looks nice for some rolling doubles and Pick 3’s. For races where I have only 2 selections today look to add in gate time high prices for the super’s!

 

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Pick 4 “I need a Single” is going to be in race 8 Luminance from the Baffert/Bejarano tandem who lost on their odds on choice in race 2 yesterday. It’s always a tough single with Bafferts but a string of sharp works in a sequence we need a single. If you have cash to spend you could throw in Wild At Heart with Smith riding as he usually plays spoiler on our tickets these days

 

Best Bets: In race 3 exacta box with 1/2 and a rolling double with 2 and the longshot mentioned below

 

Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race XX

Race 4: Rosarita, off since June when she won on the Hill, sharp work this week

Race XX

Race XXX

 

Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $27 with horses listed in preference

5,3,6

11,X,X

4,1

5,10,6

 

Races 1-5 selections and also for $54 Pick 5, exacta and trifecta boxes

XX

XX

1,2

2,X,5

XX

 

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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