June 15, 2018 Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks.


Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Mongolian Cheetah 15.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Frankincense 2.50 SCRATCH
7 5 Rumpus Cat 3.00 2.6 5-1
8 6 Starting Bloc 3.00 3.1 6-1
2 1 Data Central 1.60 3.5 7-1
5 4 Irish Spring 6.00 4.1 8-1
3 2 Mongolian Groom 6.00 4.4 8-1
4 3 Geocas Dream 15.00 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Jill Madden 2.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Backintheacademy 1.40 3 6-1
6 6 Veronica Bay 12.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Rockantharos 6.00 4.2 8-1
1 1 Ipray 3.00 4.3 8-1
5 5 Trinitys Turn 12.00 4.4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Fortune of War (GB) 2.00 2.9 5-1
5 5 Bear Chum (AUS) 4.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Over Par 2.50 3.7 7-1
7 7 No More Talk 5.00 4 7-1
6 6 Bob’s Bad Boy 15.00 4.3 8-1
1 1 Lauren’s Ladd 5.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Two Hail Marys 10.00 5.8 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Worthy Turk 8.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Captivate 1.80 2.9 5-1
5 5 Fast Cotton 4.00 2.9 5-1
4 4 Kershaw 3.00 3.1 6-1
7 6 Astro Rider 5.00 3.5 7-1
3 3 Littlebitamedal 6.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Scorpio 12.00 5.8 11-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Bold Papa 3.00 3.7 7-1
8 8 Lymebyrd 6.00 4 8-1
9 9 Defiantly 5.00 4.1 8-1
2 2 Spitfire 4.50 4.7 9-1
4 4 Beantown Boys 5.00 5.5 10-1
7 7 Bourbon Soul 15.00 6.1 11-1
10 10 Aventador (FR) 20.00 6.3 12-1
6 6 Seau 12.00 6.3 12-1
3 3 Comes the Dream 8.00 6.5 12-1
1 1 Lucky Bryan 8.00 6.9 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
12 12 Golden Image 30.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Irish Terrier 15.00 SCRATCH
6 5 Luck’s Royal Flush 2.50 2.9 6-1
8 7 Concord Jet 4.00 3.9 7-1
10 9 Kid Koil 6.00 4 7-1
11 10 Handsome John 6.00 4.1 8-1
9 8 Mad Mike 12.00 5.2 10-1
4 4 Oliver 5.00 5.4 10-1
3 3 Twisted Plot 15.00 6.8 13-1
2 2 Feeling Strong 15.00 6.8 13-1
7 6 An American Jet 6.00 6.9 13-1
1 1 Stormy Valentino 30.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Calexman 2.50 2.3 4-1
5 5 Heartfullofstars 3.00 2.5 5-1
4 4 So Long Sailor 3.50 3.7 7-1
3 3 Jimmy Chila 4.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 More Honor 5.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Unpossible 5.00 5.7 11-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Daisy’s Stormcat 50.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Princess Areni 1.60 3 6-1
8 7 Garrulous Gal 8.00 4 8-1
2 2 Sea Glass 6.00 4.6 9-1
1 1 Brandon’s Law 2.50 4.7 9-1
10 9 Pray for Corday 20.00 4.8 9-1
9 8 Gray Diva 8.00 5 9-1
4 4 Takes Two to Tenga 5.00 5 10-1
5 5 Loves Image 20.00 6.6 12-1
3 3 M D’s Jewel 50.00 7.4 14-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.