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Santa Anita early picks for Saturday, Nov. 1 (Breeders’ Cup Day 2) UPDATED

Well, the rain did come to SoCal, shockingly last night and this morning. The first and third races are off the turf. The main track has been sealed twice so watch to see if there is a speed bias and change your handicapping accordingly. The turf course is listed as good. Jockey Gary Stevens said yesterday horses were already getting into it so that means it really wasn’t firm so check how horses did on softer turf.

We didn’t do too bad on Friday with nine winners coming from our top three and the 10th winner was our fourth choice following a scratch in the first race.

FIRST RACE (Juvenile Turf Sprint): 1.  #3 Ocho Ocho Ocho, 2. Tizcano, 3. Guilty, 4. Cool Comfort. LONG SHOT: Metaboss.  OFF THE TURF NEW PICKS: 1. Ocho Ocho Ocho, 2. Tizcano, 3. Peacenluvpeacenluv, 4. Not Enough Eddie. LONG SHOT: Crown the Kitten.

This 2-year-old, Ocho Ocho Ocho, (8-1), had a big work before his debut and won like a good thing. Now the son of Street Sense has had a good work before his turf debut for trainer Jim Cassidy and it end with a trip to the winner’s circle. Jockey Joe Talamo keeps the mount.


SECOND RACE (Golden State Juvenile): 1. Smack Talk, 2. Acceptance, 3. Wake Up Nick, 4. Mischief Clem. LONG SHOT: Pulmarack (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Commanche Ruler.


THIRD RACE (The Senator Ken Maddy, Grade III): 1. Richies Party Girl, 2. Velvet Mesquite, 3. Llandudno, 4. Biorhythm. LONG SHOT: Ageless. OFF THE TURF. NEW PICKS: 1. Richies Party Girl, 2. Warm Breeze, 3..Amaranth, 4. Velvet Mesquite. LONG SHOT: Fanicola.


FOURTH RACE (JUVENILE FILLES): 1. Puca, 2. Angela Renee, 3. Cristina’s Journey, 4. By The Moon. LONG SHOT: Feathered.


FIFTH RACE (F&M TURF): 1. Just The Judge, 2. Dank,  3. Dayatthespa, 4. Abaco. LONGSHOT: Secret Gesture.


SIXTH RACE (F&M SPRINT): 1. Judy The Beauty, 2. Little Alexis, 3. Stonetastic, 4. Southern Honey. LONG SHOT: Artemis Agrotera.


SEVENTH RACE (TURF SPRINT): 1. Ambitious Brew, 2. Undrafted, 3. No Nay Never, 4. Caspar Netscher. LONG SHOT: Silentio.


EIGHTH RACE (JUVENILE): 1. Calculator (SCRATCHED), 2. Souper Colossal, 3. Carpe Diem, 4. One Lucky Dane. LONG SHOT: The Great War. NEW PICKS: 1. Souper Colossal, 2. Texas Red, 3. Carpe Diem, 4. Daredevil. LONG SHOT: One Lucky Dane.

CALCULATOR (8-1), a son of In Summation, is still a maiden, but that’s because he has lost twice in a row in stakes action to American Pharoah, who was the morning-line favorite until he was scratched on Tuesday. This 2-year-old has been training under the radar at San Luis Rey Downs for trainer Peter Miller and the inside draw should work out just fine. After the rains last night, Calculator has scratched, too bad.


NINTH RACE: (TURF): 1. Telescope (best bet), 2. Flintshire, 3. Chicquita, 4. Imagining. LONG SHOT: Brown Panther.


10TH RACE: (SPRINT): 1. Fast Anna, 2. Rich Tapestry, 3. Secret Circle, 4. Indianapolis. LONG SHOT: Big Macher.


11TH RACE: (MILE): 1. Toronado, 2. Mustajeeb, 3. Veda, 4. Anodin. LONG SHOT: Tom’s Tribute.


12TH RACE: (CLASSIC): 1. Shared Belief, 2. Tonalist, 3. Cigar Street, 4. Footbridge. LONG SHOT: Toast of New York.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (My Fiona $4.60, third race; Chitu $9.20, fifth; Untapable $5.0, ninth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Cary Street $7.80, second; Goldencents $3.40, seventh)

Friday’s third choice winners: 4 (Long On Value $25, fourth; Hootenanny $14, sixth; Lady Eli $6.80, eighth; Jimmy Bouncer $7, 10th)

Friday’s fourth choice winners: 1 (Blingismything $22.40, first)


One thought on “Santa Anita early picks for Saturday, Nov. 1 (Breeders’ Cup Day 2) UPDATED

  1. says:

    Pretty abysmal picks

    Best bet in my view and pocketbook was boxing euros in mile in exacta and tri and same in turf Whopping payoffs

    Sent from my iPad

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