Friday Santa Anita Park Recap – Jan 7
Edge to stalkers on the main. A wire job and a stalk and pounce type made up the two flat mile turf winners.
Jo Talamo booted home a pair. Two more wins for hot trainer Bob Baffert.
* 6 out of 6 * On the ticket front I tabbed six Primary (Mother Ruth, Fast Master, Startjumpin Marnie, A Natural, Unbridle’s Dream, Merlin Z) winners. The Pick Six paid $36,423. Nice to get one under my belt so early in the year.
Saturday Free Play Links
Below are links to my Jan 8th free selections…enjoy!
6th race from Fair Grounds - Today’s Racing Digest
5th race from Santa Anita Park – MySpace Blog
8th race from Santa Anita – Horse Racing Nation
For those interested in my Saturday full card analysis from Fair Grounds, the 10-race Jan 8th card is complete and ready to purchase on my Today’s Racing Digest handicapper page.
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes for 4-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track. Morning line favorite Aggie Engineer tries to make it two straight Graded wins and will not have a stroll in the park this time. Native Diver runner-up Spurrier and BC Mile hero Dakota Phone are the late threats. Partly cloudy skies are expected with a high temperature of 61.
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Saturday pick six from Santa Anita Park rates a 6.
Possible Singles: McDuffie (9th race)
Jarrod Horak’s Santa Anita Pick 6 Tickets – Saturday, January 8, 2011
Santa Anita Race 4 (Mcl-50k, 3yo, 6f) Primary (#2 Tuesdays With P, #6 Gladiatrix) – Secondary (#3 River’s Mambo, #7 One Bad Romance)
Santa Anita Race 5 (Clm-12.5k, f&m 4up, 6f) Primary (#1 Subpoena The Dress, #4 Forty Dates) – Secondary (#2 Ultra Awesome)
Santa Anita Race 6 (Clm-40k, 4yo, 6.5T) Primary (#3 Fandino, #4 Mr Tokyo) – Secondary (#9 Really Uptown)
Santa Anita Race 7 (Grade 2 San Pasqual, 4up, 8.5f) Primary (#5 Spurrier, #1 Aggie Engineer, #4 Dakota Phone)
Santa Anita Race 8 (OC-25/1x, CA-bred 4up, 8T) Primary (#8 Short Memo, #5 Control Seeker) – Secondary (#6 Miguel’s Mascot)
Santa Anita Race 9 (Mcl-30k, 3yo fil, 6f) Primary (#5 McDuffie) – Secondary (#9 Onion Ring)
Saturday 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)