Santa Anita 10-20-2016 Full Card

Horrible is how I would describe last weekends results. At the end of racing Sunday I had to look again to make sure I handicapped the correct race-card cause we were not even close! Favorites that should have won were no where including some more Baffert bombs and the longshots we picked ran like they had three legs or were blind! Speaking of Baffert anyone else notice Garcia is riding for Baffert today? Bejarano in the doghouse?  Today’s card looks very chalky and I am going to keep the tickets on the low end for that reason. The tickets are cheap enough that you can build on the suggestions below if your bankroll is larger!





Pick 4 “I need a Single” is in race 7 Chao Chom who has failed as the favorite now in three straight races. Two more bullet works since that race I’ll bite one more time and hope this horse decides it wants to win today. The Pick 4 ticket below is $40.50, if you remove the bracket horses its $27.


In the Pick 5 there is a possible daily double like we haven’t seen in some time. In race 1 Dumont looks like a clear standout and in race 2 G Q Covergirl is 2/5 morning line. Double with Dumont and G Q Covergirl and Straight N Strong



Best Bets: The early double looks very interesting today




Longshots of the Day: Win/place bets on these

Race 2: Straight N Strong, off for 8 months off a win, need to pay those bills when they come off the shelf, fav in here could mean we get 10-1 or more, jockey on fire last week

Race 6: Ratera, won last out going a mile on dirt, 1st time turf with turf in blood, Chantal is 2 of 4 for trainer

Race 7: Hurricane Callie, Miller has been on fire at a 28% win rate and has been hitting 42% in the money off the bench, has been sidelined since March, works are on the slow side but jockey is 3 of 9 last week, is 1-1-1 from 4 starts at distance

Race 7: Easter Fever, bobbled at start last out, nice works in the last month for a trainer winning 27% 2nd start, horse is 3-3-1 from 9 starts at distance and likes Santa Anita

Race 8: Dynamic Scoring, won impressively last out on dirt, moves up tries turf, turf in blood


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $40.50 with horses listed in preference






Races 1-5 selections and also for $12 Pick 5, exacta and trifecta boxes








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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