Take note that we will be covering all race dates to the end of the year for Santa Anita , Los Alamitos (thoroughbreds) and Del Mar except for Saturday and Sunday the 17th and 18th of October. Sorry if that causes any inconvienence.  Decent day on Friday. See highlights below.

The Racing Digest next publication for Santa Anita is on Friday 23 October. 

16 October 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top pick , top pick , "use AE if gets in", 3rd pick, 3rd pick for $3,331.60. 3rd race pick 3 was "use AE if gets in", 3rd pick, 3rd pick for $820.20. 4th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta was $62.60. 7th race top pick, 4th pick double was $130.60. 8th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $252.20, (eacta box $127.30)

10 October 2020:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top , top pick for $711.00. 2nd race pick 4 HIT ICE COLD for $178.60. 4th race exacta hit COLD for $37.60. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $27.80. 6th race $1 Super HIgh Five box of 5 given picks paid $5,129.80.  9th race box of our top 3 picks paid a trifecta of $99.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

3 October 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race trifecta box of top 3 selections $170.80. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $18.80. 3rd race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $33.40. 4th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $33.40. 6th race pick 5 was 4th, 4th, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $18,332.00. 9th race $1 Super HIgh Five box of 5 given picks paid $5,804.40.

2 October 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race superfcta box of top 4 selections paid $1,657.60. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 2nd, 5th, top pick $6,664.00. 2nd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $24.60. 5th race 20 cent pick six was top, top, 4th, 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $2,539.46. 5th race double hit COLD for $20.00. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta paid $34.00. 6th race pick 5 was top, 4th, 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $9,412.60. 10th race $1 SHF box of five given picks paid $$2,353.15. (tri box of top 3 picks $234.20 & superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,421.00) I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

25 September 2020 opening day Santa Anita:  Top choice won 3 races and 2nd choice won 6 races in a 10 race card. Win payoffs for the 3 wins were $14.60, $19.60 & $13.60. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, top pick for $520.40. 2nd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $272.80. 2nd race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $165.80. 3rd race top pick, 2nd pick double $56.40. 6th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. top choice for $3,757.20. 9th race 2nd, top choice exacta $21.80.

7 September 2020 Closing Day: After any scratches: 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $7,914.80. 2nd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,591.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $330.00. 5th race exacta was 3rd, 2nd pick for $89.20. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $229.60. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $64.20. 10th race double hit COLD $20.80. 10th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $15.20. 11th race trifecta was top pick, 4th pick, 3rd pick for $1,037.60. Nice way to wrap up a fairly lucrative Del Mar summer meet

5 September 2020: After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $9,845.00. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 picks $246.40. 1st race exacta box of top 2 picks $58.40. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $365.20.3rd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $51.20. 7th race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, 6th pick for $15,607.80.  8th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for a another (see below 23 Aug) stunning payoff of $511.00 for a $2 bet (that folks is a 259 to 1 shot). 8th race top pick ($29.80 to win) 3rd pick exacta was $106.20. 8th race COLD double was $209.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $41.20. 10th race double also hit COLD $12.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

23 August 2020:  After any scratches:  2nd race $1 place pick 10 was top, 2nd, top, top, 3rd, 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $2,347.40. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $48.20. 9th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for a stunning payoff of $477.20 for a $2 bet. (that folks is a 238 to 1 shot)

22 August 2020:  1st or 2nd pick won the 1st 8 races leading to some nice rolling bets. 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, top pick for $300.20. 1st race exacta hit COLD $7.80. 3rd race top, 4th pick exacta $26.00. 4 race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $100.40. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $239.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $341.60.

15 August 2020:  After any scratches:  3rd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,004.80. 4th race exacta hit COLD $14.00. 6th race Pick 6 jackpot was 3rd, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick paid $317,001.60. 7th race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $28,019.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,637.40. 8th race pick four was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $6,674.20. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks $1,234.80. 8th race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $329.20. 10th race double hit COLD $34.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

9 August 2020 Del Mar:   1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $28.80. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd for $74.80. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $29.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd $275.00. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $84.00. 6th race (5 of 6) pick 6 was top, 2nd, miss, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $3,393.00. 7th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $803.40. 9th race exacta hit ICE COLD for one big overlay of $199.20.  9th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 5th pick for $950.40. 10th race trifecta box of top 3 paid $50.80.

8 August 2020 Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd in 3 others.  4th race exacta hit COLD $18.20. 4th race double also hit ICE COLD $62.00. 3rd race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $340.20. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $370.40. 5th race exacta hit ICE COLD $40.20. 5th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $636.80. 6th race pick 6 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. top, 4th, 4th pick $30,167.20. 6th race 2nd pick 4th pick exacta $225.20 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $69.60. 7th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 5th, 4th pick $9,384.60. 8th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $21.80. 10th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $547.40.

8 August 2020 Special Pub for Saratoga:  Top pick won 6 of the 12 carded races. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $420.48. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $145.00. 4th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $134.00. 4th race our top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $379.40. 5th race Trifecta hit ICE COLD for $126.00. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $66.00. 8th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $320.00.

31 July 2020 Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd in 3 others. 1st race exacta hit COLD $9.60. 3rd race top pick over next 3 picks trifecta was $58.00. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $140.60. 7th race pick 5 was 5th, 3rd, top, top, top pick for $12,156. 8th race box of top 3 picks trifecta paid $190.60. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $641.80. 9th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $132.40. 9th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.00. 10th race top choice over our other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $1,624.80. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $22.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

24 July 2020 Del Mar:   1st race tri box of 3 givens picks $64.00. 2nd race tri box of 5 given picks $1,266.80. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $13.40. 4the race double was top pick, 2nd pick $31.80. 5 race 2rd pick, 3rd pick exacta $55.00. 7th race pick 5 was 4th, 4th, 3rd, top, top pick for $14,610.60. 10th race double hit ICE COLD for $65.80. 10th race exacta also hit ICE COLD for $54.60. 11th race exacta was top pick, 3rd pick for $50.40.

18 & 19 July 2020 at Saratoga:  Fully enjoyed handicapping Saratoga with Del Mar closed and the results were decent. So much so that Travers Day will replace AP Million day (cancelled) as one of our special pubs. After any scratches top pick won 8, 2nd pick won 4, 3rd pick 5 and 4th pick 1 of the 21 races carded at Sar for the weekend. 18 July: 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick which paid $491.48. 3rd race COLD double paid $20.20. 3rd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $354.50. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $21.00. 7th race hit trifecta COLD for $21.80. 19 July: 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $155.50. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $23.80. 2nd race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, top pick for $57.80. 3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $13.00. 6th race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, 3rd, top pick for $2,732.00. 8th race top choice over the next 2 picks trifecta paid $37.20. 10th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $26.20. Travers Stakes Day is August 8th!

21 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches:  2nd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $268.40. 3rd race trifecta box of 5 given picks $453.60. 5th race double hit COLD $40.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 given picks $83.00. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $207.20. 6th race our top pick of over our other 4 given picks paid a superfecta of $917.00. 6th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $144.00. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $40.60. 8th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $274.00. 9th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $251.20.

20 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: Top selection won 7 of the 13 races (one of the them was the Belmont Stakes) at Santa Anita. 4th race top pick over our 3rd pick paid an exacta of $30.40. 5th racr trifecta box of 5 given picks $438.00. 8th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, top, top pick for $433.80. 8th race top pick over our next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $662.20. 10th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $35.80. 11th race COLD double paid $16.40. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.40. 12 race exacta hit COLD 44.60. BELMONT STAKES our top choice over our other 4 given picks paid a trifecta of $199.00.

14 June 2020:   Top pick ran 1st or 2nd in 7 of the 9 races carded. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 4th pick for $4,758.20. 2nd race exacta box of top 2 picks $13.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $39.00. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.00. 4th race top pick, 4th pick double paid $205.80. 5th race pick 5 was 4th, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick for $6,178.80. 7th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta paid $34.60. 8th race exacta hit COLD $12.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

7 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, 4th pick for $2,544.00.1st race exacta box of top two picks $27.40. 7th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 4th pick for $336.10. 9th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $1,964.40.

24 May 2020:   1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, top, top, top paid $1,987.60. 3rd race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $96.40. 4th race exacta nit COLD for $18.40. 4th race 20 cent Pick 6 was top, top, 2nd, 5th, top, 5th pick for $10,493.70. 5th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $18,309.00. (10 cent paid $915.45) and an exacta of $582.80. 8th race top choice over our other four picks paid a $1 Super high five of $2,123.60. 

23 May 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $1,419.00. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $233.60. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd for $4,212.00. 8th race exacta box of top two picks $16.00. 9th race exacta box of top two picks $28.60.

22 May 2020:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $4,953.00. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $385.20. 8th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $2,511.60.

16 May 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race trifecta box of 5 given picks paid $739.80. 2nd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,320.80. 6th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd top pick for $1,284.80. 7th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $29.20. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $69.20. 10th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a trifecta of $303.00.

15 March 2020:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd choice for $10,782.80. (50 cent $2,6782.80) 1st race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF (cost $24) of $843.20. 4th race top pick over our other 2 picks paid a trifecta of $70.80. 7th race 2nd pick won and paid $45.60 $15.40 $6.40. 8th race 21 to 1 top pick missed by a nose paying $18.80 $12.00 to place and show.

6 March 2020:   1st race double was 2nd pick, top pick $32.20. 1st race box of top 4 picks paid a surperfecta of $299.20. $1 SHF box of five given picks paid $682.30. 4th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $5,126.40. 5th race pick 4 almost paid as well as the low take pick 5: 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick paid $4,982.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $992.60. 7th race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $180.00. 8th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $56.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

29 February 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $7,494.60 (50 cent payoff was $1,873.65).

15 February 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $4,338.80. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $1,569.20. 4th race pick 3 was hit COLD $60.80. 5th race pick 3 was hit COLD $466.00. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, top, top, 3rd pick for $2,112.40. 5th race top pick over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $1,671.00. 6th race pick 3 was hit COLD paying $91.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $31.40. 6th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF of $472.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

30 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $4,637.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $250.00.40. 4th race top choice over other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $544.20.

24 January 2020:  BOMBS AWAY AT SANTA ANITA. IF YOU PLAYED OUR SELECTIONS 3 DEEP A RACE YOU JUST HIT THE 20 CENT SINGLE WINNER JACKPOT WITH A $146 INVESTMENT AND IT PAID $780,000. (HOPEFULLY IT WAS ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS). LATE PICK 5 WAS JUST SHORT OF $100,000 FOR A 50 CENT WAGER OR $122 INVESTMENT. 

17 January 2020:  182 races run so far at Santa Anita and a wager on every one of our top picks has yielded a 11.5% profit. Almost all of our competition doesn't produce that with their "best bet" of the day. 17 Jan highlights: 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $1,345.20  (COLD Trifecta $634.00 & COLD Exacta $152.40). 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $12,328.80. 6th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $114.20. 7th race trifecta was top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick $127.00. (Exacta was $62.20) 7th race top pick over our other picks paid a super of $905.80.

11 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 2nd, top, 4th pick for $4,741.20. 1st race exacta box of top two picks $18.80. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $61.00 (COLD exacta $23.60). 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $35.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,688.20. 5th race SHF box of 5 given picks $1 payoff was $8,103.70. (superfecta paid $1,591.60)

5 January 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita on Sunday. Top pick won race 1 as the highest price ($33.60 to win & $13.80 to place) in the race to start the day off with a bang. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 4th, top, top pick for $93,071.20 (50 cent payoff was $23,267.80). 1st race top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick trifecta $732.20 (exacta paid $220.60). 4th race exacta hit COLD and paid $10.40. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.20. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $89.90. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $112.40. 7th race double hit COLD $20.60. 5 of the 8 races were won by our top pick paying $33.60, $6.80, $12.00, $3.20 and $9.40. I might be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

14 December 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 2nd. 3rd pick for $3,790.20. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $10.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 4th, top pick for $20,632.60. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd pick for $576.00. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $214.80. 6th race top choice over next 3 picks superfecta paid $197.60.

13 December 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race double was 2nd, top for $53.20. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $74.00. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $127.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,060.60.

7 December 2019:  1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks $1,500.80. 1st race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, 5th, 2nd, top for $15,089.00. 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $1,495.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $44.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, top, 2nd for $354.00. 5th race exacta and double hit COLD paying $20.00 & $12.80 respectively. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $27.80. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $12.80.

29 November 2019:  After any scratches:   3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $1,064.20. 6th race double was 3rd pick, top pick $827.60. 6th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $129.40. 7th race top choice paid $38.00 to win. 

24 November 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 4th pick for $940.20. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $32.60. 2nd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $110.20. 7th race double hit COLD $19.00. 7th pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $527.20. 7th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $48.00. 8th race trifecta hit COLD $21.60. 9th race superfecta box of our 4 given picks paid $6,412.20.

23 November 2019   1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $23,509.00. (50 cent was $5,877.25). 1st race trifecta hit COLD $86.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD for $36.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $310.80. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $813.00. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $190.80. 6th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $91.80. 7th race double hit COLD $31.60. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

22 November 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy especially on a day loaded with small fields.  After many scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd 3rd, top, top, top pick for $445.20. 3rd race COLD pick 3 was $23.40. 4th race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 5th race trifecta was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $66.20. 7th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $245.60.

14 November:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $731.40. 2nd race pick 4 HIT COLD $359.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $30.40. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $20.20.

10 November 2019:   Top choice won five races, 2nd choice won two races and 3rd choice won two races on a nine race card. 1st race pick five was top, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $739.20. 1st race double hit COLD $24.20. 1st race superfecta top choice over the other 3 given picks paid $140.60. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $39.20. 4th race superfecta top choice over the next 3 given picks paid $140.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $1,147.00. 7th race exacta hit COLD $20.40. 7th race trifecta hit COLD $55.80.

9 November 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race exacta hit COLD $35.40. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD $86.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, 4th, top top for $868.40. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $107.60. 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $194.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $12.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,516.80. 6th race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $57.80. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $140.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $23.80.

27 October 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $4,012.20. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $91.40. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $154.40.

24 October 2019:  1st race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $28.00. 3rd race pick 3 hit COLD $199.60. (basically a 99 to 1 shot) 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was top, top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,143.60. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick $319.20. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $5,017.40. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.80.

14 October 2019: 1st race exacta was 2nd, top pick $16.40. 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $792.42. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $36.80. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $3,005.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $25.40. 5th race trifecta paying $120.20 was top, 2nd, 4th pick. 6th and 7th race box of top two picks paid $11.00 & $20.80 respectively.

10 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $259.40. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, top pick for $1,763.20.  2nd race 20 cent pick 6 was 5th, top, 4th. 5th, 3rd, top pick for $18,116.10. 3rd race pick 5 was 3rd, 5th, top, 4th, 5th pick for $111,211.40. (50 cent paid $27,802.85). 3th race pick 5 was top, 4th, 5th, 3rd, top pick for $10,654.20. 3rd race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $7,160.00.    

5 October 2019:  2nd race pick 4 was top,3rd, top, 3rd pick for $3,449.40. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $965.80. 3rd race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $118.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $197.60. 4th race trifecta was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $197.60. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $20.20. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $12.00. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick double paid $17.20.

3 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 4th pick for $2,604.60. 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $60.60. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 selections $182.20. 2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, top pick for $369.60. 3rd race box of top 4 pick paid a trifecta of $1,768.40. 3rd race 4th pick, top pick double paid $174.00. 4th race exacta hit COLD $13.60. 7th race exacta hit COLD $42.80.

29 September 2019:  Top selection won 4 of the 8 races and ran 2nd in 2 others. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $178.80. 4th race double hit COLD $16.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $185.80. 5th race trifecta also hit COLD $53.20. 7th race double hit COLD $35.00.

28 September 2019:  Very nice day at SA with the top selection winning 6 races, 2nd pick 1 race, 3rd pick 2 races, 4th pick 1 race. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $3,390.40. 1st race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 2nd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 3rd race 3rd pick top pick exacta $66.80. 3rd race trifecta box of top 4 picks $339.40. 5th race double hit COLD $32.80. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $283.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, top, top pick for $329.60. 50 cent SHF box of our 5 given picks paid $1,114.50. 8th race double hit COLD $33.00. 8th race top pick over other 4 picks $521.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $34.20. 11 race exacta hit COLD $36.00. 11th race top pick over other given picks paid a superfecta of $763.80

27 September 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $210.40. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $61.80. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 2nd, 5th pick for $6,369.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $18.60.

7 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $9,701.80. 1st race exacta hit COLD (with only two selections given) $7.60. 2nd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $58.00. 3rd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd $1,120.80. 4th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, 2nd $1,397.40. 5th race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick $126.00. 5th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $115.40.

6 September 2019:  After and scratches: 2nd race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick for $139.60. 3rd race 2nd choice won and paid $45.00 to win. 3rd race exacta was 2nd pic, 3rd pick $213.60. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $619.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $1,325.60. 5th race double hit COLD $17.00. 8th race 3rd pick, top pick Exacta $46.80.

2 September 2019:  After and scratches on closing day Del Mar:  Top pick won 5 races, 2nd choice won 2 races and a 3rd choice won one race. 3rd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick for $114.60. 4th race double hit COLD paying $46.00. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd choice paying $584.00. 5th race double was top pick, 2nd pick for $102.40. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $224.80. 8th race top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $307.40.

1 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 5th pick for $1,984.00. 5th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, top for $673.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 4th pick for $564.40. 7th race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $787.00. 9th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $246.80.

30 August 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. Our 3rd ICE COLD superfecta in the last 5 days at Del Mar in race 1 paid $484.60. (other two paid $277.60 & $407.80). COLD trifecta was $147.0 Two nice top choice winners in the 7 race card paid $9.00 & $16.00. 1st race pick 3 was top, 4th, top pick for $246.00.

29 August 2019:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 5th, top pick for $2,977.60. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $381.00. 1st race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta was $60.40. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $30.60. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd $12,906.80. 3rd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $236.60. 4th race pick 5 was 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd pick $4,291.36. 7th race exacta hit COLD for $21.20.

28 August 2019:  Our fifth COLD trifecta $80.80 and second COLD superfecta $277.60 in the last 6 race days in race 1 today.

25 August 2019:  4th COLD trifecta this week in race 6 paid $170.60 to go along with $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40 earlier in the week.

24 August 2019:  3rd race superfecta hit ICE COLD for $407.80. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $73.60. 6th race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, top, top, 5th pick $12,7960.30. 8th race double hit COLD $20.20. 9th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $162.60. 9th race 5th, top, 3rd pick trifecta $642.00.

22 August 2019:  3rd race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 2nd pick paying $6,366.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $17.20. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $380.20. 5th race double hit COLD $19.20. 6th race trifecta hit COLD $28.40. (that's 3 COLD trifecta's in 2 days or 15 races: $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40) 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $45.20.

16 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 5th, top, 3rd pick for $12,524. (pick 3 was $1,041.40 and the double was $99.20). 1st race trifecta box of top 4 picks $245.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $6,340.60 (10 cent super was $317.03) 4th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th pick for $3,186.40. 6th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $398.80.

14 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.40. 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double $44.20. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $873.00. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $24.80. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $85.40.

9 August 2019:  1st race pick 5 was 4th, top, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $1,975.60. 2nd race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $531.20. (exacta $117.00). 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $47.60. 4th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $21.60. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick exacta $18.00.

4 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,484.60. 1st race trifecta box of three given picks paid $200.20 (only a $12 investment). 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $83.20. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $42.20. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $152.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $57.40. 5th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $43.40. 6th race exacta hit COLD $19.80.

2 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race superfecta hit COLD $73.40. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, 4th pick $1,138.40. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $49.00. 3rd race double hit COLD $26.00. 3rd race top choice over other 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $328.60. 5th race superfecta box of 4 given picks was $269.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $33.20. 6th race top pick over next 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $306.60. 7th race top two picks quinella paid $10.40.

1 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race top pick over other 4 picks trifecta $105.20. 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick paying $1,831.80. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $19.40. 7th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $209.40.

28 July 2019:   Top choice won 4 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 3 others. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 4th, top pick for $5,012.00. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta was $150.20. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $175.00. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $32.60.

26 July 2019:   2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $894.80. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $53.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 5th, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick for $12,421.00. 5th race trifecta box of 5 given picks $329.40. 7th race double hit COLD for $28.70.

25 July 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 4th, top, 4th, top pick for $6,260.60. 2nd race pick 6 was 4th, top, 3rd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $7,280.00. 4th race box of top four picks trifecta paid $202.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 picks trifecta was $324.00. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $25.20.

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 16 October 2020

Decent looking card today. Next publication for The Racing Digest is Friday 23 October.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

5  Cassie Belle  rare bad trip given by Prat in a turf race in this gal's latest which was the 25 Sept. version of this 5 1/2F turf MSW race........filly lost about 5L to trip yet only lost by 1 1/4........top jock can do better.......nice reassuring work since her last.......the one to beat despite her 11 races with no wins to date

1  Envy   lost to our top pick in the aforementioned 25 September race and she had a good trip.........but the race was run off of a long layoff so more can occur today with that effort under her belt.........good supportive sign that Hernandez stays put

6  Elgofrano   lacks punch late at the 5 1/2 furlong turf distance........but........she might get a slow paced loose lead.......if that occurs I doubt she will quit very easily

4  Shez Our Arch

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Little Miss Ellie   filly has run too good not to hit the winners circle in 3 lifetime races........she earned strong Santucci figs in all three (the figs were from 2L better than par to 4L better than par)..........the 6 1/2 furlong distance offered today fits her well and won't for a few in the race.......and a jock upgrade to 1st time Prat

2  Jan Jan Can   about 3L shy of what our top choice has produced in her 3 lifetime races but like our top pick 6 1/2 furlongs should be to her advantage........likely needs a little more and/or our top choice slipping off form some

5  Ricie Nine Toe's   some shot to kick loose which would enhance her chances........but whereas 6 1/2 is a plus for our top two picks it is not for this filly........but then again if the 7 lbs bug boy can keep the fractions slow she would be dangerous

 

race 3    average clarity

(NOTE: AE 10 Me Likey is dangerous if he draws into the field)

5  That Corey   very strong and numerous drills for this Cecil MSW 1ster.......and mom has tossed two winners from 2 starters and both were able to win on the turf.......rather sure this two year old colt is a nice runner

8  The Chosen Vron   Kruljac is hardly ever ready with his 1st time starters but this colt is working too well to ignore.......like our top choice I am rather sure this colt is "meant & ready" for his MSW debut

4  Lil Nas   decent works prior to his MSW debut but stopped badly after showing some speed.........nice 5F drill just 5 days ago at SA.........high in demand Pratt stays put.........deserves another shot

6  Circleofchampions

7  By Moonlight

 

race 4    below average clarity

6  Flying Business  alarming (in a positive way) step up in claiming 1st after the Glatt claim considering how poorly this filly ran in her latest couple of races.......Glatt might have the trump card for this three year old as her a.m. work has never been better since Glatt took over........and look who rides - Prat

3  Dehydration   might be set up for today with a step up in claiming where she showed nothing and now a step down of 3 levels for a trainer who is 20% win from a large sampling 2nd out after a claim......seemingly has the best early speed so look for Baze to try and wire the field

5  Don't Stop Lookin   filly is best at SA and might get a nice stalk position with 7 lbs bug boy Centeno on her back........that weight break might go a long way in holding her together in the late stages of this 6 1/2F affair

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Heathers Gray   four year old filly is at her best racing in one mile grass races and her last three races at the distance are solid and 2 of them are disguised in their strength........very sharp recent a.m. work.........she should get a nice mid pack or stalking trip.......on the negative side Gryder is rather cold on the turf as in only 2 wins with his last 75 turf mounts..........come on Aaron

1  Tapwater   good post for Mike Smith to work out a good trip.....but she likely will need a small forward move today as our top & 3rd choices outran her in her latest......maybe her 3rd out following a 15 month layoff can provide that small forward move

5  She's Our Charm   four year old filly is at her best 2nd out following layoffs and that is today's scenario for her.........and she retains Hernandez who is the only top echelon jock she has seen and yet she has two wins with a low percentage jock riding

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Secret Touch   trainer is having a great meeting and he might have made a very good claim for 16K with this gelding who has run 5 straight races that fit fine at today's 32K level.......that 32K level is quite a step up from 16K but he is firing figs that support the rise in claiming.......good to see Rispoli ride thru the claim

3  Justin's Quest   last sure fits but can she run as well off of a 2 1/2 month layoff.......my guess is yes as Pratt stays up and he has a solid history when riding this gelding (6 2 3 0)........five year old should be in the mix from the get go

2  Conquest Cobra   by far at his best on the SA main track........latest race fits just fine here despite the rise of two claiming levels........10 lbs apprentice up and up on a gelding that usually rides close to the front end off things.......that can keep Jessica Pyfer out of trouble........Belvoir eight year old seems quite dangerous

 

race 7    below average clarity

2  Microrithms   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  strange running lines for this Baffert six year old as he has run eye to eye battling for the lead in all 8 of his lifetime races.......pace wise you would think he would get loose in this spot but I wouldn't count on it......either way he seems like the one to beat

3  Pryon   nice win following the Glatt claim and the red hot trainer must like what he saw for him to move him up vs quite a bit tougher......retains Prat who once again should get a nice mid pack trip

7  Champagneonme   beaten badly by our top choice when they faced each other on 29 August.......but claimed in the race by Sadler and the veteran trainer has him training like a vastly improved individual.........we shall se if that is so about 4 p.m. pacific

6  California Street

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Rockie Causeway   last two races are par like for today's level of racing and like today were run at one mile on the grass.......filly has been away for 8 weeks but in the interim she has managed to work six times..........1st time blinkers and she already has as much speed as anyone in the field.......Rispoli up......hard not to like this Baltas 4th time starter

5  Cheerful Charm   Prat might have jumped off of our top choice to ride this filly who made a nice move forward in her 2nd start but that race was 76 days ago and the works since are OK but not as stout as those of our top pick-a-rue.........like our top pick she should be in the mix from the get go

6  Rose's Crystal   appears the most dangerous of those coming from the rear of the field........retains hot rider Hernandez........and breaks from the 6 post for the 4th straight time.......filly must think she owns the post by now and might be getting very comfortable breaking from it

4  New Heat

7  Slew's Screen Star

 

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Santa Anita for Monday 12 October 2020

Please take note (check racing calendar) there are 2 days (only) that we won't have a publication for during the remainder of 2020 and they are this Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18 October. 

Also Del Mar is implementing a 50 cent pick 6 which I have advocated for for a long time as I believe the pools will be larger than the pick 5 pools. That will provide a chance for large payoffs every day as in no waiting for multiple day carryovers with a the $2 base pick 6.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Freedom Flyer   filly was our top pick in her MSW debut on 4 December but got blocked badly in the stretch drive or might have battled for the win........trainer Callaghan is outstanding with 2nd time grass starters especially with young horses......hot jock gets the call

4  Map to My Heart   decent MSW sprint turf debut and for a trainer in Koriner who is low percentage with 1sters but outstanding with 2nd time starters.......Valdivia wisely stays aboard

3  High Conno   no action on the board in her MSW debut (on the dirt) especially considering she went for $325K........that....... hints at a race that was needed........and Baltas is better with 2nd timers than 1st timers........turf pedigree is a ? mark

6  Plum Sexy

8  I'm the Boss of Me

 

race 2    above average clarity

5  True Mischief   both dirt route races without blinkers which happen to be her last two efforts are easily her lifetime best two races.........she has been absent since 23 August but she is training as if she is fit.........low percentage rider up but he has looked good on this filly in both of her aforementioned dirt routes without the blinkers

3  Tiz a Unicorn   morning glory so far and she continues to train way better than she has run in the PM......she did move forward in her 2nd start but needs more that is for sure........deserves another shot.......we shall see

1  Suezaaanna   filly has been flattening out in all her races longer than 6F and today needs to get 8F..........maybe the 7 lbs bug boy can help her staying power

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Superduty Justice   trainer is rather reliable with his two year old 1st time starters when they train well and this colt sure is working exceptionally well considering this race is only a MC32K affair...........Maldonado up so it should be full throttle from the get go

4  Uncle Boogie   young trainer Andrew Lerner hasn't done much with his 1st time starters to date but this colt is training too well to ignore.......rather sure this one is meant and ready for his debut

1  From the Get Go   double barrel action from the Mendez barn as he also trains our top selection........like our top pick this colt appears ready to roll off of a prolonged work tab with some drills that look awfully good for the MC32K level.......one negative - jock is as cold as it gets

 

race 4    average clarity

9  Astute   well bred two year old filly sure appears to be ready at 1st asking (and talented) off of some eye popping a.m. work for R Mandella........big day for Mike Smith yesterday and he shows up for only one mount on the card......that supports the idea this is a nice filly

5  Katerini   Glatt has basically been ready with everything he puts on the track and this 1st timer is training well enough to be a factor in this MSW affair for two year old fillies

3  Philly Lishes   R Baltas has done well with MSW debut runners competing in turf sprints........Maldonado up so this girl might have some early gas........we shall see if that is so about 2:30 p.m. pacific

7  Evoo

1  Chevelita

 

race 5    below average clarity

1  Lead Star   blinkers go on today and vastly improved works showing.......believe this four year old will attempt to grab the lead early and never look back.......right guy for the job in Maldonado.......should be a price

4  Caymans Cobra   gelding drops to the lowest level of his career.......his last might have been nothing more than a spin around the track to put some doubt into the minds of the claiming vultures lurking above........if that is the case this should be one dangerous Baltas runner

2  Little No Way   six year old needs his effort 2 back which is better than it appears in print........trainer has been in the doldrums and the rider has been somewhat chilly of late.......so........that is enough of a concern to make him 3rd choice

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Grit and Curiosity   very stout 1st ever turf sprint at Santa Anita running 3rd in a Grade 2.........that effort/fig is a couple of lengths better than par for today's softer level........one reliable trainer with turf sprinters in Miller......hot jock Hernandez gets the nod

4  Mesut   seems best wearing blinkers and they go back on following 2 races without them.......good rider/trainer combo in Rispoli and Gaines.........gelding should be flying late

1  Tilted Towers   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  on the improve with each and every start........but...........his development must continue this afternoon and then some to be able to compete with our other two selections

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Shady Empire   lone win came in his debut in his only race at SA to date........away since 30 August 19 but returns as a 1st time gelding and with the blinkers going on for the 1st time.........1st ever in a claiming race and Bonde has won with 12 of his last 45 with the move..........colt should be in the mix from the get go with a speed jock at the helm

3  Carpe Victoriam   copious drills for this Salder returnee who has been absent since 11 July........colt is the only individual in the race that has shown he can win on or off of the pace........such a deal

4  Race Home   plenty of speed signed up so this late runner appears to be in a favorable spot........hot jock up in Hernandez........trainer has done well with limited starters at the SA fall meeting

 

race 8    below average clarity

4  Malibu Prince   seems like a great spot for a 1st time starter as this is one dismal looking group........decent grass pedigree......trainer is a solid 16% win with his last 45 turf maiden debut runners

8  Invictatatus   last two races were par like efforts on the dirt for today's MC50K level.........if he can run as well on the grass he will be tough........mixed bag pedigree wise as mom has tossed 2 grass winners but pop is not a very good turf sire

1  Fire Polish  seems best of those who have raced on the sod and gets Rispoli for the 1st time and with a good post in which to start from......dangerous sort

5  Afleeting Life

6  Midnight Luck

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on October 12, 2020 at 9:20 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Santa Anita for Sunday 11 October 2020

Please check our racing calendar as there are 2 days (only) that we won't have a publication for during the remainder of 2020 and they are coming up soon.

Also Del Mar is implementing a 50 cent pick 6 which I have advocated for for a long time as I believe the pools will be larger than the pick 5 pools. That will provide a chance for large payoffs every day as in no waiting for multiple day carryovers with a the $2 base pick 6.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Kleen Karma   last two races for this Lewis three year old are solid and the recent a.m. work has never been better.......filly might be the sharpest of her career and if that is the case she should be one tough cookie at today's 9F turf distance

5  On Mars   three year old filly is improving one small step at a time and gets Mike Smith back up after he was absent for one race.......and in that race 2 back she won for fun winning going away at the wire by 4 1/2 lengths

1  Empress of Fire   another on the improve but she was beat fair and square by our 2nd choice in her last race.......but Rispoli stays put and he might sit closer in this race void of any early speed like in did in her race two back where she graduated in style with a 2 1/2 length win

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Seiche   Baffert three year old set a brutal pace with only a short lead and predictably tired late.......appears to have a good shot to get a loose lead which has been a good thing in one mile dirt races in 2020 at SA

1  Mystery Man   not much in his 2nd start which was on the grass but it likely muscled him up some as his prolonged a.m. work tab since has been impressive.......and he ran 4th in his dirt debut at SA despite a bad trip and the race has turned out to be a key one........1st at a route but the connections didn't shell out some significant coin to own a sprinter

5  Big Mel   double barrel action from the Baffert barn as he also trains our top choice........three year old colt seems likely to stalk his barn mate enhancing his chances and that of his buddy

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Physco Dar  here is our comment prior to his 6 to 1 win as our top pick: "very dangerous speed in this spot and so the switch to one of the better speed jocks on the grounds in Maldonado should be a good move.......last two races for this gelding are better than they appear in print"........the winning race was run in a 40K claiming race.......32K today and appears to be lone speed........Maldonado is licking his chops

4  Mystery Messenger   both of his lifetime races at SA run on the turf at 5 1/2 furlongs fit fine here........Rispoli won one of the two races and in general when Cerin rides the jock he is live

2  Seven Scents   red hot rider in J J Hernandez gets the call and Hess wisely removes the blinkers as this gelding likes to run from off of the pace........believe this four year wakes up today but he will need more pace up front than anticipated.......stranger things have happened

 

race 4    below average clarity

5  Li'l Grazen   trainer is solid off of 2 or 3 month layoffs and also 1st following a claim and both apply here.......works are very strong.......five year old mare is capable on or off of the pace........that versatility is enough to make her top pick-a-rue

4  Golden Principle    lifetime best (and it would be very tough here) was her lone race at SA (5 Jan 20)......it was also the only time Mike Smith rode her.........needs a wake-up following two poor races at Dmr......change in surfaces and jocks might provide one

1  Paid Informant   par like efforts for today's given level in all three of her lifetime races.......jock wisely stays put and that rider has been on fire the last two days

 

race 5    average clarity

8  Constantia   back to Rispoli after been absent in his last and Umberto got the most out this Sadler filly as she fired her lifetime best route turf race.......that and this filly owns some early speed in a race totally lacking it........such a deal

2  Siena Silk   dangerous 2nd time starter especially if she breaks better than she did in her debut which was in a turf sprint as she might get good close to the front position in a race shape that favors those that do........and her trainer Richard Baltas stellar 2nd time turf and good 1st time at a route

1  Starship Sky   deep closer gets a top echelon jock up for the first time ever in her 8 career races........needs more pace than anticipated but if she gets with the blinkers going on.........lookout.......should be a handsome price

4  Unbreakable

5  She Loves Karaoke

 

race 6    below average clarity

5  Apache Pass   big awakening in gal's latest breaking her maiden at the 20K level with a 7 length win where she earned a fig that would win about 40% of the races run at the MSW level.........1st at a route but considering how well she ran at 7F it seems doubtful that 8F and the two turns will be a problem.......loses Prat but also loses 10 lbs with apprentice rider Jessica Pyfer up........hang on girl

3  First Empress   lone win came in her only start at SA and it was at today's one mile distance........she won the race by 10L.........decent shot at getting loose and loose with hot jock J J Hernandez up......dangerous sort

1  Pasito  sprint-sprint - route scenario and for a Knapp filly who is (3 1 2 0) on the SA dirt and (6 0 1 0) everywhere else.......might have been pointed to today's race......if so lookout

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Big Sur   four year old gelding is the epitome of consistency (10 5 3 1) with the only time missing the board was because of a tardy start and dueling on a dull rail......did well in that race to only be 3 1/4 behind the winner at the wire.........should get a nice stalk position behind the 2 horse

6  Galilean   first turf sprint today following two route turf races that were decent........his lone dirt race at 5 1/2 was one big number......so........1st on the turf at 5 1/2 might bring the best out of him.......we shall see about 4 PM pacific

5  Ultimate Bango   trainer has been on fire at the meeting and he sends out this five year old who is at his best in 5 1/2 furlong grass sprints at SA........dangerous late runner if the race falls apart

 

race 8    below average clarity

8  Cozy Bear   solid improvement in his 2nd lifetime start and it seems noteworthy that his a.m. since that race at Del Mar has been at SA for the 1st time and it is improved........trainer is decent with MC's and might add to his 18% win stat with MC's here

9  Wedding Groom   another training awfully well since switching to SA........gets quite the rider upgrade........would have been top choice if I wasn't slightly concerned about his ability to hold together for 6 1/2 furlongs

2  Investment Account   takes that ever dangerous drop from MSW racing to MC........that and he should have some staying power at 6 1/2F coming off of two straight turf routes.......should be motoring late

5  Lovesick Blues

6  Cojo

 

race 9    below average clarity

6  Fly to Mars   drops to face softer as in Cal-breds instead of open company.......1st ever in an abbreviated turf sprint of only 5 1/2 furlongs but when you look at his position in the great majority of his grass routes at the 5 1/2F mark you can see that today's distance might be a very good fit

7  Coalinga Road   on the improve with each and every start and he retains Umberto Rispoli........and this gelding's a.m. work might be the best of his life......very dangerous

1  I Will Not   awfully ambitious move to take this Cal-bred to Dubai for 3 races where the best he did was a 4th......back home where he belongs.......fits fine if he is ready off of a 7 month hiatus........works aren't bad so he might be

10  Brix

9  Short of Ez

2  Zipper Mischief

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 9 October 2020

Please check our racing calendar as there are 2 days (only) that we won't have a publication for during the remainder of 2020 and they are coming up soon.

Also Del Mar is implementing a 50 cent pick 6 which I have advocated for for a long time as I believe the pools will be larger than the pick 5 pools. That will provide a chance for large payoffs every day as in no waiting for multiple day carryovers with a the $2 base pick 6.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Chipper   Pratt is having one of the best starts at a S Cal meeting in many a moon as he has been in the exacta 31 times with 48 mounts.....cudos to him and also of course to his agent.........1st at a route for this Glatt three year old who is training the best of his career........great grass jock should be in the mix from the get go saving ground........trainer is (10 2 5 2) to start the fall SA meeting

6  Carmelita's Man   on the improve with each start and it was rather impressive the way this colt was able to "restart" after being checked very hard on the 2nd turn......might be a very game sort

5  Luvluv   another who is on the right end of the learning curve and if the trend continues this afternoon I don't see any reason that he can't battle for the top prize

2  River North

1  Mamba Cool

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Impression   gelding loves contact to the front end of things and he seems likely to sit either 1st or 2nd by the time he hits the back stretch........he also appreciates the one mile dirt distance (6 for 13 on the dirt at one mile and 0 for 14 racing anywhere else).......Pereira stays put thru the Peter Miller claim and the veteran rider has done a nice job riding this seven year old

4  Autumn Day   trainer change for this gelding who finished up 2019 rather dismally......but.......he sure is training like a different much improved horse for new trainer Ryan Hanson.......and the fact he steps him up 2 levels hints he has the trump card for this five year old

6  Blame It On Kitty   seems best on the SA surface and also seems best at today's distance.........but.........the drop is somewhat suspicious.........but then again if this O'Neill four year old runs his race 2 back he likely will end up in the winners circle

 

race 3    below average clarity

6  Just Grace   brutal trip in her return to the race wars following a 14 month hiatus from the game..........she earned an adjusted for trouble Santucci fig that is 2 1/2 lengths better than par for today's lower level........Cedillo will be out to make amends

5  Senoradiablo   new to the scene trainer Manuel Ortiz is 2 for 4 to start the meeting and he sure has this filly training as if she will make a necessary rebound in form today........and at a distance she appreciates as in 2 wins, a 2nd & a 3rd from 5 starts at 6F

2  Stormin Ranger   somewhat suspicious drop following the Kitchingman claim as this filly ran awfully well in her latest winning despite a wide trip......but the "listed" preparatory  works are good........tough call but sure is dangerous if this gal's health has remained OK

7  Takes a Village

3  Give Me a Hint

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Miss Ever Ready   back vs Cal-breds following a decent 4th vs. open company MSW runners.......both lifetime one mile grass races are good enough to win about two thirds of the time for the today's given level.......1st time blinkers and 1st time Rispoli......so......there is the potential for better today

2  Warrens Candy Girl   lost to our top choice when she last raced on 9 Aug but earned fig a better by 1 1/2 lengths.......but she has been off since and has worked just OK........top choice might have a fitness advantage

6  After Midnight   decent turf debut in a 5F sprint at Del Mar.........mixed bag trainer Carla Gaines is decent 1st time she sends a given runner around two turns but only so so with 2nd time starters

9  Big Andy 

8  St Helena

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Fratelli   four year old can really fly and seemingly has only one speed challenger in the 7 horse especially with Maldonado up.........1st time Prat (white hot) and for a gelding who only needs to repeat his latest for his new trainer Andrew Lerner 1st out following the claim

8  Offshore   connections likely will have their fingers crossed that the 6 and the 7 battle it out setting too fast of a pace.........gelding appears better on the dirt but hasn't seen it in quite some time........recent drills are stout.....seems ready for a big effort

4  Quick Finish   another where the connections likely will have their fingers crossed that the 6 and the 7 battle it out setting too fast of a pace........if that is the case he and our 2nd choice should be the two runners next in line to take over the lead in the stretch or late turn

3  Agamemnon

7  Principe Carlo

 

race 6    average clarity

9  Comradery   both lifetime turf races for this three year old colt are par like efforts for the MSW level at SA........1st time Rispoli making for a turf jock upgrade and racing at a distance which should be a plus as this colt is bred to appreciate 9F of grass........that and this race has a distinct lack of speed and he has some

4  My Indy   four year old colt has talent but he has broken slow in all three lifetime starts.......but he does have some early gas especially in this spot so if he doesn't break too badly he should get an advantageous up close position in a race shape that seemingly favors speed

6  Frasard   0 for 12 and counting but he gets a significant rider upgrade to Prat and he just worked a strong near bullet 4F work just 5 days ago.......despite his inability to get to the winners circle he still seems awfully dangerous in this spot

2  War Path

5  Juror

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Howbeit   latest race is his lifetime best and fits solidly here......believe that the connections were lured into dropping this colt to take advantage of this 40K claiming race restricted to three year old runners.......if he handles the quick turn around of 12 days he should be very tough today for O'Neill and company

7  Drippin Sauce   not much speed lined up in the affair and this three year old has a touch of it.......and he gets Prat for the first time in 8 races and when the hot jock rode 8 races back he won by fun.........a.m. prowess of late is strong........hard not to like

4  Annie's Boy   with the scratch of number 11 Uncaptured Hero this gelding seems to own the best speed in the race and draws Maldonado who does his best work on the front end of things........three year old is 3 for 3 loose on the lead on "fast" tracks albeit at much weaker racing venues than SA.........but then again he won those races by an average of 4+ lengths.........should be a price

6  Leprino

1  Hidden Promise

 

race 8    average clarity

5  Border Town   seems to find trouble in a race and that is with Prat constantly riding him.........so........1st time racing as a gelding today seems smore significant than it usually is........and........his recent 3 work series preparing for today is eye-popping.......believe he is sitting on a big race...maybe his best ever

4  North County Guy   very talented five year old had a predicable wide trip in his latest from a nasty post where he fired his lifetime best ever lifetime best........better post today.........hard not seeing this gelding not being a major player here

8  Marckie's Water   best at SA on the the turf and he also he gets to race at his favorite distance.......that might be the impetus for today's drop into a $62,500 tag to face softer as the next SA meeting is 2 1/2 months away........if that is case as opposed to being a diminishing sort - lookout

2  Zestful

3  Maestro Dearte

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Nesbitt   trainer Art Sherman over the years has often been at his most dangerous 3rd out following a layoff which is the case today........that and if this gelding holds form he should be awfully tough with the drop into 16nw2 claiming from 25Knw2 claiming.......and he gets a total of 9 lbs off - 7 with the bug boy up & 2 for entering for 14K..........such a deal

8  King Parker   best drill in quite some time hints at a forward move for this gelding.......that and Craig Lewis for the 2nd straight race raises his claiming price........and.........white hot Prat sticks with the four year old for the 3rd straight time

9  Etterbay Ucklay   all three lifetime sprints fit solidly at today's racing level........and 6 1/2 furlongs of dirt seems like a good fit for this Ellis four year old gelding who comes from far back

10  Sorriso

13  Convex

6  Bedrock

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 2 October 2020

Decent looking card today and a bonus for Saturday as we are going to give selections for the Preakness Stakes and one or two other Stakes races at Pimlico tomorrow.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   average clarity

5  One Fast Bro   3 of 4 lifetime races are strong for the given level and that is not easy to detect in print........away since 20 October but training well........trainer has had a good year albeit with limited starters......and he owns a good record with laid up runners

8  Perfectionistic   very strong work tab at LA for this D'Amato MSW 1st time starter and I almost always like when the most impressive works our out of the gate which is the case here.......and mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters and two of them were turf winners

1  Master Ryan   double barrel action from the D'A's barn as he also conditions our 2nd selection.......basically this four year old shows up every time but fails to win........not impossible to find the circle of joy today but I wouldn't count on it

3  R Matineigh Idol

4  Count Alexi

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Lionite   (4 2 1 0 1) on fast tracks since the blinkers were put on........good history at today's 6F distance........drops multiple levels and his preparatory works are solid........Sadler is 24% win 2nd following a claim which is the case today

3  Oil Can Knight   6 for 11 lifetime on fast rated conventional dirt tracks and a perfect 3 for 3 at today's 6F distance........and like our top choice this gelding drops multiple levels

6  Captain Scotty   decent chance to get what he needs as in a loose lead.......another dropping precipitously to aid his chances .......and Peter Miller is very tough with multiple level drop downs as he just isn't afraid to lose a given horse

5  Horse Greedy

7  I Belong to Becky

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Parnelli   decent MSW sprint debut.........trainer John Shirreffs is solid in two trainer categories that apply here: 1st at a route and 2nd lifetime start.......two year old colt should be in the mix from the get go enhancing his chances of staying out of trip trouble

2  Hot Rod Charlie   talk about burning some cash as this two year old colt has gone off favorite in all 3 starts and the best he has accomplished is a distance 3rd.......1st time blinkers and back on the dirt where he ran his top Santucci fig in his lone race on it and it was his MSW debut........doubt he is favorite once again

3  Mega Mischief   blinkers on and 1st at a route for his 2nd lifetime start.......decent pedigree for one......still he needs quite a forward move thus easy to make 3rd selection

 

race 4    average clarity

8  Luxury Liner   route-sprint-route maneuver and turf to dirt should have this Miyadi two year old filly fit and ready to run a solid sprint which she did in her MSW debut 3 races back......and the strength of the race is disguised by a slow start and a wide trip which is not an easy thing to recover from given the 5F distance.......she did very well to run 3rd only beaten for the win by 1 1/4L

1  Allie's Pal   two year old filly steps up from MC50K into today's non claiming MSW affair........seems like a wise move by Wong as she set a sizzling quarter and still held on for 2nd in her debut.......if she builds on the race the bug boy might get away and never look back

7  Dorita's Heart   believe her MSW debut was a turf muscle her up endeavor to be fully fit and go go go go go this afternoon in today's dirt race.....trainer is night and day better with 2nd time starters than 1st timers.......should go off a big number

6  Careless Star

9  Dylans Wild Cat

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Colombian Gold   Prat is (4 1 3 0) on this three year olf filly from the Miller barn and all 4 of the races were run at today's one mile turf distance.......and this afternoon for the 1st time Prat gets to start from an inside post......such a deal

8  Sanbinos Pride   believe this three year old filly is best on the turf and that is kind of hidden especially in her latest endeavor.......filly ran wide and checked twice (once on the bk-str and once in the str).........nice 6F drill put in only 6 days ago.......come on T C Baze

6  Savy Gal   speed of the speed will likely attempt to wire the field.......filly needs a rebound and Baltas gives her enough time off to possible get one out of her

4  A G Indy

1  Lady Noquez

 

race 6    above average clarity

3  Hollywood's Best   seems like a wise move by Glatt to move his gelding back into MSW racing following a strong 2nd lifetime start dropping into a MC50K........Glatt is 2 for his last 8 with 2 others hitting the board MC to MSW......Cedillo wisely stays put

5  Arickaree   Baltas is better with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters........three year old had about a half a dozen lengths of trip trouble in his MSW debut and yet he still was only beaten by 1 1/4 for the win........Prat will be out to make amends

1  Lil Richards Bello   lifetime best (and hidden in its strength some by a wide trip) was his lone race at SA and it was his MSW debut........might be up for his very best but it is never easy to break from the one post because of the gap at the the 6 1/2F distance

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Devils Dance   four year old filly has been at her best when racing on the SA turf and she just worked one fast 4F bullet as in 46:3H best of 30 that worked on 25 Sept.........decent (on the dirt only to date) bug boy Centeno has a shot to snatch his 1st turf win

3  Majestic Gigi   best a.m. preparatory works for a Palma runner in quite some time......filly can fly but so can our 4th pick.......good sprint turf jock in Hernandez especially with speed types........hard not to like even with the potential of a very fast pace

5  Seaside Dancer   best on the SA grass so this filly might awaken because of it and handle the step up of two claiming levels.........that and the sprint-route-sprint move is one of Miller's better stats and that is saying something considering is overall win rate year in and year out

2  Magical Gray

 

race 8    average clarity   

6  Classy Ruler   lifetime best by far (and a powerful Santucci fig) was run at Santa Anita........Dmr sprint to SA route off of 36 days rest........Dmr sprint 40 days ago.........one mile route today........it's not rocket science

2  Velvet Queen   good chance to get loose on the lead and at a distance in one mile on the dirt that has yielded many winners in 2020 when racing at Santa Anita.........back to Prat who won on this filly the last time he rode her which was 6 races back

5  Stellar Sound   awfully ambitious following a somewhat slow MSW win in her debut........training exceptionally well and back to reality this afternoon should give her a shot at her 2nd lifetime win

7  Storie Blue

 

race 9    average clarity

3  Shadow Spinx   not much doing in his latest but his race two back is exceptionally solid for today's given level.........Prat is 3 for 5 riding this Baltas five year old who appears at his best in one mile grass races.......good post should help him get a nice ground saving stalking trip which has worked well in the past for this gelding

5  Truth Seeker   lifetime best was the only time this gelding raced on the turf at distance of one mile........sprint-sprint-route set-up should have this Miyadi four year old ready to handle a route.......jock is in a horrid slump.......come on Geovanni

2  Mithqaal   believe this gelding can get a nice ground saving stalk position behind the one horse who usually cashes it in badly in the stretch.......dangerous sort

8  Honos Man

 

race 10    average clarity

10  Fabozzi   muscle him up route turf tightener in his latest sets him up for today's 6 1/2 furlong dirt sprint........seven year old has done little wrong on the SA dirt winning and running 2nd in two starts on the SA main track.........jock  Hernandez is off to a good start at the new meeting

3  Jan's Reserve   four level drop in claiming for this seven year old is alarming for sure but not as much as it normally would be if Prat didn't want the mount......that and Puype is quite dangerous thru the years with multiple level drop downs

7  Black Storm   jock upgrade and this gelding likely exited his latest in good shape for Mullins to step his gelding up for the second straight time........good rider/trainer combo thru the years in Baze & Mullins

9  Papa Turf

6  Awhitesportscoat

 

 

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