Friday Santa Anita Park Recap – March 18
Edge to early-pressing types on the main track. Turf course seemed to play fair (rail at 30 feet).
Hat trick for Victor Espinoza. Rafael Bejarano booted home a pair.
On the ticket front I tabbed two Primary (Regally Ready, Isthmus) winners and two Secondary (Star Billing, Lord Avalon) winners.
For more Santa Anita Park action check out Marc Doche at Pick 4 Blog.
Saturday Free Play Links
Below are links to my March 19th free selections…enjoy!
3rd race from Fair Grounds – MySpace Blog
4th race from Fair Grounds – Today’s Racing Digest
Santa Ana Stakes (video play) – Horse Racing Nation
Azeri Stakes – Horse Racing Nation
Fair Grounds full card analysis at Today’s Racing Digest
For those interested in my Saturday full card analysis from Fair Grounds, the 11-race March 19th full card is complete and ready to purchase on my Today’s Racing Digest handicapper page.
Fast Track with Steve Bortstein
I am pleased to announce that I have joined Steve Bortstein on his Fast Track radio show. Tune in each Saturday and Sunday (8-9am MT).
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes two stakes races. First up is the Irish O’Brien (5th race) and Rosario shows up on interesting returnee Strawberry Tart. The Santa Ana (7th race) could come down to Malibu Pier and Turning Top. There is a 40% chance of showers with a high temperature of 64.
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Saturday pick six from Santa Anita Park rates a 5.
Possible Singles: Make Someone Happy (10th race)
Jarrod Horak’s Santa Anita Pick 6 Tickets – Saturday, March 19, 2011
Santa Anita Race 5 (Irish O’Brien, CA-bred f&m 4up, 6.5T) Primary (#5 Strawberry Tart, #6 Saanneen) – Secondary (#1 West Ruler)
Santa Anita Race 6 (Clm-8k, f&m 4up, 5.5f) Primary (#2 Poetic Riches, #6 Havens Lake) – Secondary (#9 Ann’s Seven)
Santa Anita Race 7 (Grade 2 Santa Ana, f&m 4up, 9T) Primary (#3 Turning Top, #1 Malibu Pier)
Santa Anita Race 8 (MSW, 3yo, 6f) Primary (#6 Maclean’s Music, #9 Flightofalifetime) – Secondary (#3 Meadow Road)
Santa Anita Race 9 (OC-62.5/2x, f&m 4up, 6.5f) Primary (#2 Excellent News, #5 Saint Isabelle) – Secondary (#1 Crisis of Spirit)
Santa Anita Race 10 (Mcl-20k, f&m 4up, 7f) Primary (#4 Make Someone Happy) – Secondary (#10 Jordanelle)
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)