Saturday Santa Anita Park Recap – Jan 22
Edge to early-pressing types (3 wire jobs) on the main track. Turf course seemed to play fair (rail at 15 feet).
Victor Espinoza and Martin Pedroza both booted home a pair.
On the ticket front I tabbed three Secondary (Royal Import, Euroears, Hout Bay) winners on a difficult Saturday sequence. I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately but the Sunday card looks decent and it is time to snap out of it.
Sunday Free Play Links
Below are links to my Jan 23rd free selections…enjoy!
7th race from Santa Anita Park – Today’s Racing Digest
Megahertz Stakes from Santa Anita Park – Horse Racing Nation
9th race from Santa Anita Park – MySpace Blog
Sunday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes a carryover of more than $104,000. The feature race is the $75,000 Megahertz Stakes (8th race) for fillies and mares traveling a flat mile on the turf. Morning line favorite Éclair de Lune missed a start earlier in the meet because of a lack of fitness. This flat mile event is only a starting point to her season and the 2010 Grade 1 winner does not figure to be fully cranked for this. Sunny skies are expected with a high temperature of 80.
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Sunday pick six from Santa Anita Park rates a 5.
Possible Singles: Dave’s Pacemaker (9th race)
Jarrod Horak’s Santa Anita Pick 6 Tickets – Sunday, January 23, 2011
Santa Anita Race 4 (MSW, CA-bred 4up, 6.5T) Primary (#4 Team Builder, #5 Meltarib) - Secondary (#2 Jax El)
Santa Anita Race 5 (Clm-10k, f&m 4up, 8.5f) Primary (#5 Lucy Got Lucky, #3 Sky Brite Miss, #7 Sunny Peace)
Santa Anita Race 6 (Mcl-20k, 4up, 6f) Primary (#8 Wild Hombre, #5 Lead Blocker)
Santa Anita Race 7 (OC-40/1x, 4up, 7f) Primary (#11 Nextdoorneighbor, #3 Streakin’ Mohican) – Secondary (#9 Hot Damon)
Santa Anita Race 8 (Megahertz, f&m 4up, 8T) Primary (#3 Lilly Fa Pootz, #5 It Tiz) – Secondary (#4 Éclair de Lune, #1 Southern Fireball)
Santa Anita Race 9 (Clm-25k, 4up, 6f) Primary (#6 Dave’s Pacemaker) – Secondary (#1 Really Uptown)
Sunday Pick 6 Tickets
Note that the Standard Ticket shows how much it would cost if you used all of the contenders on one ticket. The multiple Primary/Secondary ticket strategy saves money and allows you to put your strong handicapping opinions to the test.
Pick 6 Spread Ticket Calculator courtesy of Del Mar website (click tickets to enlarge)