February 8, 2019 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 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Runningwscissors 1.80 2 4-1
2 2 Stay in Yo Lane 3.50 3.3 6-1
5 5 Gleyber 2.50 3.4 7-1
4 4 Lead Star 3.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 Irish Polo 5.00 4.4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Mongolian Window 3.00 2.9 6-1
3 3 Subic Bay 4.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Wind Tartare (FR) 5.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Speakers 3.50 4 8-1
1 1 Quinnie 6.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Mybluebell (FR) 4.00 4.5 9-1
6 6 Come On Kat 8.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Mistressofthenight 1.80 SCRATCH
1 1 Empress of Lov 5.00 2.6 5-1
6 5 Majestic Diva 2.50 3 6-1
4 3 Award It 3.50 3.2 6-1
3 2 Road Test 5.00 3.6 7-1
5 4 Ipray 8.00 4.5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Magical Gray 2.50 2.3 4-1
3 3 Persepolis 3.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Mela Jones 10.00 4.7 9-1
4 4 Smoovie 8.00 4.8 9-1
8 8 Storming Lady 4.00 4.9 9-1
6 6 Tivat 6.00 5 9-1
7 7 Ficanas (GB) 6.00 5.1 10-1
5 5 Sunriser 12.00 6.5 12-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Occam’s Razor 3.50 2.9 5-1
4 4 Lieutenant Dan 1.20 3.1 6-1
1 1 Forestation 8.00 3.2 6-1
5 5 Our Silver Oak 1.80 3.7 7-1
3 3 Sayin Grace 8.00 4.1 8-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Offshore 2.50 SCRATCH
6 5 Encumbered 3.00 2.9 6-1
2 1 Red King 4.00 2.9 6-1
3 2 Wilshire Dude 3.50 3 6-1
4 3 Ice Kat 4.50 4 8-1
7 6 Van Cortlandt 4.50 5.1 10-1
5 4 Bird Is the Word 12.00 5.2 10-1
8 7 Falcone 4.50 6.2 12-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Ax Man 2.00 2.2 4-1
4 4 Edwards Going Left 3.00 3.5 7-1
3 3 Calexman 3.50 3.9 7-1
6 6 Spokane Eagle 2.50 4.2 8-1
1 1 Full of Luck (CHI) 15.00 4.3 8-1
5 5 Shivermetimbers 6.00 4.8 9-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Sea of Liberty 3.50 2.7 5-1
5 5 Brix 4.00 3.7 7-1
1 1 Posterize 8.00 4.2 8-1
4 4 Scrappy Deville 6.00 4.4 8-1
10 10 Mobou 2.50 4.8 9-1
6 6 Vezuchiy 6.00 5.7 11-1
3 3 Jack’s Reign 30.00 6.2 12-1
7 7 Red Clem 15.00 6.6 12-1
8 8 No Parking Here 15.00 7.6 14-1
9 9 Lake Show 20.00 8.1 15-1

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.