Santa Anita and Kentucky Derby horse racing wagering

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SANTA ANITA 

NOTE: 1st post 11:00 AM

Race 1

$35k fillies and mares go a 1-1/8 on the grass, there is virtually no early speed in this race. No. 1 Tammy’s Window will fall into a great trip on the rail and should be closer than normal. No. 2 Lynne’s Legacy drops a notch and gets Tyler Baze, we like the jock switch. 1-2

Race 2

2yo maidens go 4-1/2 furlongs. No. 4 Luck’s Royal Flush is a first time starter for Jeff Bonde who does well with 2yo. He is out of the dam Royal Grand Slam who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and he also owns a bullet last work. Trainer Dough O’Neill who also does well with his babies sends out two runners No. 6 Nice Haircut and No. 8 Settle It, both look very live. 4-6-8

Race 3

Maiden 3yo fillies go six furlongs. No. 1 Tiz Toffee gets off the grass and also gets her second off the layoff and second on this circuit for D’Amato, she was well bet in her last start. No. 3 Patricia’s Ring comes off the layoff, she had one start as a 2yo last year and was bet down to 9/5. Baffert may be out of town but he still sends out live runners on the West Coast with first time starter No. 7 Amada Rafaela off some big time works. 1**-7-3

Race 4

THE $100K SINGLETRY AT A MILE ON THE GRASS FOR 3YO

No. 1 Afleet Ascent is the speed on the rail and will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 4 La La Land gets his 3rd start in the states and exits the same last race as Afleet, he will be the one coming with a late run. 

1-4

Race 5

Cal bred optional $16k fillies and mares go seven furlongs. No. 4 Twisted Rosie ran a good race for a $32k price tag last out, she will like this 7 furlong distance. No. 7 Batiquitos gets of the grass and back sprinting, look for better in this spot. 4-7

Race 6

Optional $62,500 fillies and mares go a mile on the grass. No. 3 Fahan Mura is a perfect 3 for 3 on this turf course and all were at this exact distance. She will encounter other speed today and gets a big class hike. Trainer D’Amato sends out two runners and he is always dangerous when he makes this move. He sends out the speedy No. 5 Spin Me a Kiss on the stretchout and No. 8 Fizzy Friday who exits our HTW list off a horrible last trip. 8***-5-3

Race 7

THE $100K GRADE III SENORITA AT A MILE ON THE GRASS FOR 3YO FILLIES

No. 1 West Palm Beach won in her first start in the states last out when blasting home, bet her to cash. No. 4 Treasuring gets back to the distance of her best race here, she is the stablemate of West Palm Beach. 1**-4

Race 8

$30k maiden 3yo go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 7 Quad gets his second start for Sherlock and second off the layoff, he looks very solid in this spot. No. 1 Mach Speed is the only first time starter in the field and gets the bug boy Ceballos riding for Richard Baltas, he looks sneaky. 7**-1

Race 9

Optional $40k runners go down the hill. No. 4 Vending Machine gets back to a sprint and back to the distance and surface of his last win one race back, he is live off the layoff for Peter Miller who loves these downhill turf races. Miller also sends out No. 9 Incensed with the bug boy Asa Espinoza who has been heating up of late, Incensed owns a win on this course. 4***-9

Race 10

$12,500 claimers go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 3 Bad Boy Leroy drops into an action spot as does No. 6 Glorious Crown. No. 10 Isee It in Hiseyes comes off the layoff to make his 3yo debut, he was a very fast horse as a 2yo and will try and take these wire-to-wire. 3-6-10

Race 11

$50k maidens go down the hill to end this long day. No. 5 Conquest Smartee just missed at this level and distance last out when dropping for this price tag. No. 10 Kinematico gets a turn back to a sprint, a good post and a good last work as does No. 11 Camps Bay. 5***-10-11

KENTUCKY DERBY PICKS IN THE ORDER WE LIKE THEM

No. 6 Good Magic

No. 7 Justify

No. 11 Bolt d’Oro

No. 14 Mendelssohn

No. 18 VINO ROSO

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