Santa Anita horse racing wagering

Jan 6, 2018 3:00 AM

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

This big day of racing starts with fillies and mares going a flat mile on the grass. No. 5 Midnight Swinger gets Van Dyke back and is spotted for the win. No. 9 Quinn Murphy exits the same race and gets a major rider upgrade with Bejarano getting the call today in a rare ride for Dallas Keen. 5-9

Race 2

$8k claimers go a 1/16. No. 2 Roman Tizzy is a 9yo who has won five times here, including his last win here at this level, he has a nice last work. No. 4 South Texas Lingo looks the main danger, he fits here and gets Kent D riding for Cerin. 2-4

Race 3

$20k maidens go seven furlongs. No. 3 Is Trevor Clever gets the hot riding and still bug boy Evin Roman riding for the equally hot trainer Peter Miller. No. 4 Spend It has some price appeal and exits the same races as Trevor. No. 7 Confirmed lost by a head in his one try at this level, he has back to back good work.

3-4-7

Race 4

3yo maiden fillies go 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 1 Paved exits a good race in which the winner came back to score again next out, he looks to want this distance and gets the good turf rider Van Dyke and a great rail post. No. 5 Ever So True was over her head last out in the Grade III Jimmy Durante, she lost by a dwindling 3/4 of a length one race back going a mile on the grass when flying late, Prat gets the call today.

1-5**

Race 5

THE $100K GRADE III SHAM STAKES WITH 10 KENTUCKY DERBY POINTS UP FOR GRABS

No. 4 Mourinho ran a big time second behind Greyvitos who came back and won another stakes race next out, he will like this mile distance and looks on the improve big time. No. 6 McKinzie looks to Baffert’s top Derby horse at this point. 4-6

Race 6

$50k cal bred maiden 3yo fillies go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 5 Impecunious gets Mike Smith in a rare ride for Hess on this Golden Gate shipper dropper. No. 7 Super Patriot gets Evin Roman in a rare ride for Baffert on his dropper. No. 8 Sapphire Kid ran a solid fast closing 3rd in her first try at this level, Prat sticks. 5-7-8

Race 7

THE $200K GRADE II SAN GRAVRIEL AT 1-1/8 ON THE GRASS

This one is very wide open and we will need to go four deep in the late pick four using No. 1 Flamboyant a three time winner here. No. 6 Isotherm who won the Grade II San Marcos on this course one race back. No. 7 He Will who is at the top of his game and No. 8 Itsinthepost a four time winner here and he ran second in  this race last year. 1-6-7-8

Race 8

We go from a Grade II race to this $16k claimer for fillies and mares 4yo and up. No. 8 Pica has won 7 of 28 starts with five seconds, she drops and exits the same race as our main contender No. 8 Devils Beauty who has won 7 of her 14 starts, bet her to cash. 9**-8

Race 9

4yo and up fillies and mares go down the hill in this $40k optional claimer to end the day, we will head to the good outside post in these downhill races using No. 8 C.C. Zipp who won in her only start down the hill, she is the speed. No. 9 Siberian Iris has a big last work and exits a much better race. No. 12 Salten Sapity also won in her only try down the hill. 8-9-12

Exacta box 8-9-12

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