Santa Anita and Kentucky Derby horse racing wagering

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SANTA ANITA 

Race 1

2yo maidens go 4-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Sir Valentine is out of the barn of Kristin Mulhall who can strike with a 2yo first timer and Pedroza will be hustling him from the bell. Jeff Bonde is also good with first time starters and he sends out two with No. 5 Private Tucker and No. 7 Bookies Luck who is out of the dam Book’em Babe who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including two stakes winners. John Brocklebank is very good with 2yo and he sends out No. 6 Moonlight Praise off a nice 4 furlong last work.

7*-1-5-6

Race 2

No. 2 Tiz a Billy is the speed of the speed and has won two times down the hill with two second from four starts. No. 7 Roy H exits our HTW list as a $$$ play of a resounding win off the layoff last time out, bet him to cash. 7**-2

Race 3

Bejarano gets back on No. 3 Red Carpet Cat, he has a big last work and looks on go. No. 4 Lightning Force is the only first time starter in this race, he beds down in a sharp barn and could pop at a price. 3-4

Race 4

$25k fillies and mares go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. No. 4 Ultimate Game was well bet in both of her starts last year, she comes off the layoff for Sadler and looks live. No. 6 Rally Back ran big at this level last out going 7 furlongs, she will be tough to beat here. No. 7 Red Stich also ran good at this level last out and is a must use. 6-7-4

Race 5

THE $100K GRADE III SENORITA AT A MILE ON THE GRASS

No. 1 Spy Ring had a nice prep for this just missing going down the hill in her first in the states, Bejarano gets on today. No. 3 Beau Recall ran second in the $75k China Doll last out when trying to run down No. 4 Sircat Sally who looks to stay undefeated. 4**-3-1

Race 6

$30k maiden 3yo go 6-1/2 furlongs. On the surface nobody can win this race but someone will. No. 5 Tiz Indy is the speed and ran a good second last out when dropped to this level. No. 3 Cammy’s Music took two months off after a dismal last race, look for better today. There are two first time starters and eight could win, No. 1 Buckner and No. 6 Trento’s Heart. 1-3-5-6

Race 7

Maiden fillies and mares go down the hill. Arroyo and Peter Miller hook up with No. 2 Like That in this her second off the layoff. No. 6 Ten Count Out exits out HTW list off a near miss going down the hill in her first start, she gets a nice break in the weights today. 2-6

Race 8

Jerry Hollendorfer who is trying to win the Kentucky Derby today with Battle of Midway sends out No. 1 Stealth Drone first off the $32k claim. Nakatani gets the call as this mare will try and turn the tables on No. 6 Revenue Virginius who beat her last out. No. 7 Avicii gets her first start off the Peter Miller claim, he claimed this mare off of Hollendorfer. 1-6-7

Race 9

3yo maidens go 5-1/2 furlongs. Trainer Doug O’Neill who is trying to win the Kentucky Derby with Irap sends out first time starter No. 1 Borg who sports a big last work, he will be our play in a race you probably need to hit the all button if making a big ticket. 1*/all

Race 10

THE $75K SINGLETRY AT A MILE ON THE GRASS

Trainer Wesley Ward is everywhere. He brings in No. 1 Ventry Bay and also David Flores comes to town for the ride. No. 3 Vending Machine had no shot last time out vs. Mastery but now gets back on the grass where he is one for one. Phil D’Amato sends out the over the pond import No. 5 Fashion Business, this one looks very sneaky. He also sends out No. 8 Bowies Hero who was last seen running in the BC Juvenile Mile. 8**-1-3-5

Race 11

$12,500 claimers go six furlongs. Iggy Puglisi is 0/45 for the year. He is a much better jock than that and he has a big shot on No. 3 Dr. Crabby. No. 4 Always Never gets a big class drop as does No. 9 This Time I Win. No. 10 Strong Values is perfectly spotted off the maiden win. 3-4-9-10

KENTUCKY DERBY

CHURCHILL DOWNS

Race 12 

The favorites have been winning this race lately but this is the year when a bomb could explode and we have two runners that fit the bill. No. 9 Irap off his big score in the Bluegrass Stakes and he has been working with a purpose. Trainer Doug O’Neill won this race last year with Nyquest. No. 17 Irish War Cry has the perfect style to win this race and if he repeats his Wood Memorial win he can get there. No. 11 Battle Of Midway has improved with every start and was a gutty second last out in the Santa Anita Derby, he could surprise a lot of bettors at 30/1 with Prat riding. 

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