In the first race at Santa Anita we ran 1-2-3-4 with the winner No. 9, Going Wild, paying $12.80; the exacta, $43 for $2; the trifecta, $132 for $2; and the surpefecta, $ 170.90 for $1. In the second race, as expected, Joyís Comet was over-bet but won and paid $3.40. We ran third in race three but came back and won with our single, Brendolyn, in race four; she paid $6. Our key horse in race six ran out; but we had the winner in the seventh, Unusually Hot, who paid $17. Our two key horses in the eight both ran into trouble and finished third and fourth. At Bay Meadows, our early pick four hit but it was all chalk; however, we got lucky with a late scratch that enabled us to show a small profit as the pick four came back $21.50 for a buck. In race six our single, Mr. Chairman, won for fun and paid $14, but as luck would have it, we were nosed out in race seven and that cost us a nice late Pick Three.
Unpredictable 2-year-olds here with the No. 3, Iwinforlynn, listed at 6-5 in the morning line; pass.
In this race the No. 3, Lets Go Shopping, is dropped off the claim by the sneaky Jeff Mullins. This girl is listed at 3-1 in the morning line and it could be that Jeff wants a quick win, or he may be playing a little game of poker. No. 3
With 3-year-old, $40k Cal Bred maidens going 5Ĺ furlongs, itís either No. 4, Pack Your Bags, or one of the first time starters. Of the latter, the best appears to be No. 2, Souvenir Moment, trained by Doug OíNeill and ridden by his go-to jock T. Baze. 2-4
In this race the No. 1, Carman, has been knocking on the door but just canít seem to find the winnerís circle. He is moved up in class and put on the grass for his eighth lifetime start. The horse that beat him last time came back and won his next start, so that in itself is a good thing. We also have another Unusual Heat horse in this race No. 7, Popíshands Are Hot, this has been one of the best plays of the meet and this guy is listed at 6-1 in the morning line and almost looks like our $17 winner on Thursday. No. 8, Classic Attire, is another who canít find the winnerís circle as this maiden has failed in ten tries. Today however he gets back on the grass and ran a good race the one time he ran on the green, today just may be his day. 1-7-8
This one isnít playable as the two main contenders are No. 2, Hemet, who is even money in the morning line and No. 3, Monarcho Polo, who just beat Hemet at 9-5 in the morning line. Pass
We will key off the late pick four and use two key horses in this race. The No. 2, Quasimodo, is moved into a claim-proof race following back-to-back wins and trainer W. Ward may see light at the end of the tunnel as he claimed this 6-year-old war horse for $40k and then dropped him into a $10k race that he won; he then moved him up and won for $16 k and now can get even if he wins this race. Quasimodo has won four of his eight races on the grass at this distance. The No. 9, Shootist, has high speed and if able to clear early and set a slow pace he could be gone before the others know what happened. 2-9
In this race the No. 8, Renegade Ruby, looks to be something good to eat, he gets a great post exits a key race, has a super work on April 10, all systems are go and we will single her in the late Pick Four. 8
We will have to go deep in this race with all the question-mark horses. 1-2-4-5-6-7-9
The No. 5, Go Flags Bro, failed last time as the chalk and will be a short price in this race, he is a must-use but we will try to beat him with the second time starter No. 7, Smart Demand, who exits the same race as Go Flags Bro. This one could improve in his second lifetime start and Flores sticks around. 5-7
$1 Pick Four for $28
Race 6: 2-9
Race 7: 8
Race 8: 1-2-4-5-6-7-9
Race 9: 5-7
Night racing at the Bay can be very dangerous so tread lightly.
Letís take a shot at the early Pick Four and play a small ticket; this way you can go home and have a little action on TVG. In this race, the No. 6 will be 2-5 but we will also use No. 5 and hope he can get up in time. 5-6
This one appears to be a two-horse race with the Hollendorfer entry of 1 and 1a plus No. 4 who gets back on the dirt after a failed attempt on the grass. 1-4
$1 Pick Four for $24
Race 1: 5-6
Race 2: 2-3-6
Race 3: 1-3
Race 4: 1-4
This could be a three-horse race, so letís take a shot at the trifecta; we will box the 1-2-3 and then key No. 1 with the 2-3 with all.
$1 trifecta: box 1-2-3 for $6
$1 trifecta: 1 with 2-3 with all for $12
No. 6, Forty Fivecalibur, loves this track and appears to have these over a barrel; we will single him in the late pick three. 6
In this race No. 5, Missile Express, is shipped in from Santa Anita, takes a huge drop in class from $25k to $8k and will be 2-5 or less. If he is not in one piece, it could be the other dropper No. 1, Cat in Paradise Ė we will use both and root for the Cat. 1-5
$2 Pick Three for $8:
Race 6: 6
Race 7: 2-4
Race 8: 1-5
On Saturday we will take a look at the last major Kentucky Derby prep, the Grade 2 Lexington at Keeneland.
Meanwhile, be sure to check for late scratches and changes. Have a great day.