Kentucky Oaks and Santa Anita horse racing wagering

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RACE 11

THE KENTUCKY OAKS

Remember there is a Oaks/Derby daily double so we will be playing one. In this race there is a ton of early speed so we will go looking for a few runners who will be picking up the pieces late. They are No. 14 Restless Rider who was a fast closing second behind No. 1 Out for a Spin in the Grade I Ashland at Keeneland. Out for a Spin will be sitting chilly behind the early speed and will get first jump on them under Irad Ortiz Jr. who looks to have a shot at winning both the Oaks and the Derby. Restless Rider will be making her move right behind Out for a Spin. 1-14

SANTA ANITA

Race 1

No. 2 Georgie Hyphen comes back to town and just missed one race back for this price tag. No. 6 Mr. Magico also ran in that race with Georgie and finished right behind him. No. 7 Ice Kat last won when Rafael Bejarano rode him and he gets back on today. 2-6-7

Race 2

No. 3 Meritocracy has been close in all of her races, now Bejarano gets his shot. No. 5 Appolina is the speed and Bob Baffert says he gives up on here with the drop to this level. No. 7 Fashion Dream looks live at first asking. 3-5-7

Race 3

No. 2 Bully for Eric is in from Turf Paradise and is trained by Eric Kruljac who also sends out No. 5 Forestation who gets off the grass and back to a sprint. 5**-2

Race 4

No. 5 Colonial Creed was a better than looked 5th in a Grade III race last out when finishing just ahead of No. 7 Truffalino. No. 4 Social Graces is in from Ireland and makes her 3yo debut, she ran good as a 2yo and is a great fit in this spot. No. 3 Italia ran in the Grade III Jimmy Durante last year and now comes back in this spot and is a must use. 5-7-4-3

Race 5

We get a field of five running in this $35k claimer. No. 3 Italiano drops back to his claimed price and gets Edwin Maldonado up. After him just hit the all button. 3 (all).?

Race 6

No. 3 Passionate Reward gets back to sprinting on the grass and owns a big last work. No. 8 Cono gets back to sprinting on the grass and will be making a late run. 3-8

Race 7

No. 5 WHIRLING is the play here as she drops looking for the win and her trainer George Papaprodromou is having a great meet. No. 7 Red Stitch drops in class and could add some value to the exacta box.

5**** WIN AND PLACE and an exacta box 5-7

Race 8

3yo maidens travel a mile on the grass and we will have a double key in here using No. 4 T Bones Trick who just missed first out going this mile turf distance and No. 9 Proud Pedro who was a fast closing second last out at this distance. We will also use No. 2 City Rage who exits our HTW list and No. 3 Nolde off a big last work. 4-9 with 2-3

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