Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Oct. 6

Preview: Plenty of big prices on Thursday means a huge Pick 6 carryover into the program Friday. Evin Roman won times, two of them at big prices, and trainer Peter Miller had a couple of nice scores so his barn might be worth watching because when it gets hot, it gets HOT.

FIRST RACE: #2 Forthenineteen (8-1)
This filly has a 7-1-1-1 record over this track. Trainer Genaro Vallejo is 3-for-5 on the year. I try to look for prices in the these lower priced claiming races. If the favorite wins, I lose. It’s that simple.

THIRD RACE: #5 Christy Jackson (4-1)
Blinkers go on and trainer Kenny Black drops her to the bottom of the maiden claiming ranks for the first time. Tyler Baze has ridden her the last three times and needs to get a better start out of the gate.

FIFTH RACE: #1 Candy Boss (8-1)
This filly has had two sprint preps and goes long for the first time, a move trainer John Sadler is 23% with. She will likely show speed from the inside, the key will be for jockey Joe Talamo to ration that speed going around two turns.

EIGHTH RACE: #1 Ava Forty Seven (12-1)
It’s possible this is a prep race for going two turns for trainer Phil D’Amato, but he is 22% off a layoff of this length, 22% going from route to sprint and 20% on the turf. He puts Jamie Theriot aboard and they are 21% together, but an even better 29% at Santa Anita. Good works at San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall. This is also the “other” D’Amato so be suggest an exacta box of Ava and #3 Be Mine (5-2).

Good luck.

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One thought on “Santa Anita opinions for Friday, Oct. 6

  1. Nathan Glass says:

    Race 1
    6 Nazareth
    10 Herunbridledpower
    2 Forthenineteen

    Race 2
    9 Paddy Jean
    7 Christmas Carol
    6 Lori’s Attitude

    Race 3
    3 Ramona Lover (BEST BEST)
    10 Valedictoriette
    2 Bona Fide Image

    Race 4
    3 Princess Dorian
    4 Privy
    8 Pomp and Party

    Race 5
    10 Peach Cove
    1 Candy Boss
    6 An Unusual Group

    Race 6
    7 Activated
    8 California Street
    5 Ziconic

    Race 7
    6 Dangerously Close
    5 Ms Wakaya
    7 Divine Spark

    Race 8
    2 Chocolate Coated
    5 Cash Prize
    8 West Coast Bias

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