Santa Anita horse racing wagering
December 29, 2017 3:00 AM
by Richard Saber
We get $20k maiden’s going six furlongs to start the day and we note the inside was the place to be on opening day on the dirt. No. 1 Thankful Every Day gets the cozy rail and will be on or near the pace. No. 3 Insubordination gets a needed drop in class and looks to wake up at this level. No. 4 Chrisiscookin will show all of his early speed on the drop. 1-3-4
Optional $40k 2yo fillies go six furlongs. No. 1 Lady Phyllis gets off the grass and back to her best game, bet her to cash. No. 3 La Chepis has the brothers Desormeaux connections. No. 6 Krissys Manicure fits here. 1**-3-6
Straight maidens go down the hill and we will need to go four deep in this wide open race using No. 1 Shaky Alibi off a big bullet last work. No. 2 Air On Fire who ran a good 3rd in his one race down the hill. No. 4 Oiseau de Guerre who ran huge to just miss in his first start here on the West Coast and going down the hill. No. 7 Conquest Smartee has hit the board in all three of his downhill turf races.
Cal bred allowance runners go 1-1/16 on the dirt. No. 4 Popular Kid gets his second off the layoff for team Desormeaux. No. 8 Desert General is in top form and is a must use with Prat getting the call today.
THE $75K EDDIE LOGAN FOR 2YO GOING A MILE ON THE TURF
No. 7 Pubilius Syrus has run all good races in his five race career and just finished a solid second in the Grade III Cecil DeMil. We will key him with three runners out of the same race: No. 3 Choo Choo, No. 4 Inscom and No. 5 East Rand. 7*** WITH 3-4-5
$30k maiden 2yo fillies go six furlongs. We know the inside was good on opening day but we will need to go outside here using No. 8 Wild Edie how has the speed to grab the lead and hug the rail the entire trip, we will single in the late pick four. 8***
Win and place 8
Optional $40k fillies and mares go six furlongs and we will go outside once again using No. 7 Meet and Greet who also owns the speed to gun and grab the rail for the lead. No. 8 Dalsaros who went wire-to-wire here back in March to win by 11 lengths. No. 9 Bad Ju Ju will fall in a good stalking trip right behind Meet and Greet. 7-8-9
Starter allowance runners go a mile on the grass to end the day. No. 2 Red King is the key player here with Prat. We will key him with No. 1 Royal Opera House, No. 4 Bacoli with the huge jock upgrade and No. 5 Rainbow Squall who also gets a huge rider upgrade. 2* with 1-4-5
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