February 9, 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 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Moonshine Annie 2.50 3.1 6-1
1 1 Halo Darlin 3.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 Emmy and I 6.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Rolling Shadow 5.00 4 7-1
6 6 Miss Voluptuous 4.00 4.4 8-1
7 7 Sapphire Kid 6.00 5.3 10-1
5 5 Radish 8.00 5.7 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Hot Rod Gal 1.80 2.3 4-1
1 1 Bam Bams Lil River 2.50 2.8 5-1
2 2 Portal Creek 3.50 3.7 7-1
3 3 Reachreachreach 3.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 Orca 10.00 4.8 9-1
6 6 Queen Carmelita 10.00 5.3 10-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Kristi’s Copilot 2.50 1.9 4-1
2 2 Tough It Out 3.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Orchestral 6.00 3.7 7-1
3 3 Ky. Colonel 4.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Tigerbeach 3.00 5.2 10-1
8 8 Conquest Daddyo 12.00 5.2 10-1
4 4 Plum Dandy 20.00 6.6 12-1
5 5 Canada 50.00 6.9 13-1
7 7 Gryffindor 20.00 7.6 14-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Royal Trump 2.50 2.3 4-1
6 6 Buckys Pick 3.50 2.7 5-1
4 4 Treasure Hunter 4.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 Market Sentiment 8.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Short of Ez 5.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Old Indian Trick 4.00 5 9-1
5 5 Royal Creed 8.00 5.8 11-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Stakes) – Las Virgenes S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Bellafina 0.40 1.9 4-1
4 4 Mother Mother 3.50 2.8 5-1
2 2 Enaya Alrabb 4.00 3.1 6-1
1 1 Calf Moon Bay 12.00 4.2 8-1
5 5 Tomlin 15.00 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Cioppino Pasadino 3.50 2.8 5-1
2 2 We Will Re Joyce 2.50 3.6 7-1
8 8 Eskenforadrink 4.00 4.9 9-1
9 9 Twisted Rosie 5.00 4.9 9-1
7 7 Todos Santos 12.00 5.1 10-1
4 4 Hero for Hire 8.00 5.8 11-1
3 3 Dragon Flower 12.00 6 11-1
6 6 Forthenineteen 30.00 6.1 12-1
1 1 Tiger Mom 12.00 6.4 12-1
10 10 A Filly Can Dream 12.00 8.4 16-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Stakes) – Thunder Road S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 River Boyne (IRE) 1.60 2.6 5-1
2 2 Ohio (BRZ) 2.50 2.8 5-1
6 6 Blackjackcat 5.00 3 6-1
4 4 Desert Stone (IRE) 3.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Le Ken (ARG) 10.00 4.8 9-1
5 5 True Valour (IRE) 8.00 5.1 10-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Much Better 1.60 2.1 4-1
3 3 Spin Lightning 4.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 Principe Carlo 5.00 4.2 8-1
1 1 Toothless Wonder 5.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Mr Paytience 8.00 4.4 8-1
5 5 Asano 5.00 5.2 10-1
2 2 Unbridled’s Skye 8.00 5.6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Stakes) – San Marcos S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Chicago Style 3.00 3.2 6-1
7 7 Dabster 5.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Epical 3.50 3.8 7-1
8 8 Beach View 5.00 5.3 10-1
10 10 Flamboyant (FR) 12.00 5.5 10-1
5 5 Platinum Warrior (IRE) 12.00 5.9 11-1
1 1 Unapologetic 10.00 6.3 12-1
2 2 Roman Rosso (ARG) 12.00 7.1 13-1
13 13 Prince of Arabia 30.00 8.5 16-1
12 12 Ya Gotta Wanna 12.00 8.7 16-1
11 11 India Mantuana 20.00 9.1 17-1
6 6 Sejo (IRE) 12.00 9.4 18-1
9 9 Lucky Soul 30.00 9.5 18-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Honeymoonz Over 3.00 1.9 4-1
5 5 Saratoga Morning 3.50 4.1 8-1
1 1 Tanners Pride 4.00 4.3 8-1
3 3 Crazy Uncle Rick 10.00 5.2 10-1
8 8 Shifty Dancer 4.00 5.3 10-1
4 4 Neighborhood Bully 15.00 5.5 10-1
7 7 Candy Zip 15.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Zippy Groom 8.00 5.8 11-1
10 10 Hollywood Dancer 15.00 7.8 15-1
6 6 Rhettbutler 30.00 8.2 15-1

RACE NUMBER 11 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
13 13 A Dime for Me 15.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Dr Wysong 3.50 3.3 6-1
12 12 Stylin Ocean 6.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Scarlet Heat 5.00 3.9 7-1
11 11 Settle It 5.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Ruby Bradley 4.00 5.6 11-1
8 8 Lucky Lately 10.00 6.5 12-1
10 10 Spanish Channel 15.00 7 13-1
1 1 Lucky Stepper 12.00 7.6 14-1
9 9 Shanghai Barbie 12.00 7.7 15-1
4 4 Tip Top Gal 30.00 8 15-1
2 2 Winterbreak 20.00 8.4 16-1
6 6 Luckiest Lady Ever 20.00 8.5 16-1

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.