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Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020 Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks.


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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, speed ratings, recency, 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 Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Royal Suspect 1.80 1.8 3-1
2 2 Kadesh 2.00 2.1 4-1
7 7 Blazing Home 8.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 Mr. Nasty 4.00 2.7 5-1
5 5 Debt Monger 5.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 Royally Big 12.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Linfield 20.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 Zees Empire 50.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 6 Saving Sophie 1.80 3.5 7-1
5 5 Vegas Palm 2.50 3.6 7-1
4 4 Miss Tokyo 4.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Tagline 5.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Kelani Kim 6.00 5.3 10-1
3 3 Catch the Eye 6.00 5.6 11-1
6 6 Happy Tune 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Shanghai Barbie 1.60 2.3 4-1
2 2 Super Bunny 2.00 2.4 5-1
5 5 Boonesboro Beauty 3.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 Zillinda 5.00 4 8-1
3 3 Info’s Treasure 6.00 4.1 8-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Exaulted 2.00 1.8 3-1
3 3 Divine Armor 3.00 2.5 5-1
8 7 Mastering 8.00 3.4 6-1
5 5 Kiss Today Goodbye 10.00 4.9 9-1
7 6 Reprobate 10.00 4.9 9-1
1 1 Fantastic Day 12.00 5.4 10-1
2 2 Cool Runnings 15.00 6 11-1
6 6 Yeng Again 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Stakes) – Buena Vista S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Jolie Olimpica (BRZ) 1.60 1.8 3-1
4 2 Mucho Unusual 8.00 4.5 8-1
8 5 Lady Prancealot (IRE) 5.00 4.7 9-1
10 7 La Sardane (FR) 12.00 4.8 9-1
12 9 Tiny Tina 15.00 5.2 10-1
9 6 Super Patriot 12.00 5.4 10-1
7 4 Brill 12.00 5.5 10-1
11 8 Keeper Ofthe Stars 20.00 6 11-1
6 3 Meal Ticket 15.00 6.5 12-1
2 2 Carressa 4.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Muchly (GB) 15.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Sold It 50.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 1 Rinse and Repeat 2.00 1.8 3-1
7 6 Temple Knights 3.00 2 4-1
4 3 Bouncing Around 2.50 2.9 5-1
5 4 Whatsittoya 4.50 3.3 6-1
6 5 Big Barrel 8.00 3.5 7-1
3 2 Two Fifty Coup 10.00 4 7-1
1 1 Satori 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Charmingslew 1.80 1.6 3-1
1 1 Sunrise Royale 2.50 2.4 4-1
5 5 Swing Thoughts 3.50 3.3 6-1
3 3 Avalon Ride 3.00 3.8 7-1
4 4 Say It With Roses 5.00 3.9 7-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Jaxon’s Goldie 2.50 1.8 3-1
7 7 Taco Waco 4.00 2.8 5-1
12 12 Golden Victory 6.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Promise Nothing 6.00 4.5 8-1
1 1 Geocas Street 15.00 5.8 11-1
10 10 Nietzsche 12.00 6 11-1
5 5 Prince Ricky 15.00 6.1 12-1
9 9 Grand Sierra 20.00 8.2 15-1
8 8 Cherry Pie 30.00 9.3 18-1
2 2 Wicked Blue 30.00 9.8 18-1
11 11 Call Ofthe Lure 4.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Unmasked 30.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Much More Halo 2.50 2 4-1
7 7 K P Indy 3.00 3 6-1
4 4 Diamond Ranger 5.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Munnings’ Pilot 6.00 3.9 7-1
5 5 Eastern Ocean 12.00 5 9-1
3 3 Restoring Dreams 10.00 5.4 10-1
9 9 Bravo 10.00 6.1 12-1
6 6 Vodka Twist 15.00 7.8 15-1
2 2 Exhort 6.00 SCRATCH

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 no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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