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Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Friday, January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022 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 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Dubby Dubbie 2.00 1.5 3-1
2 2 Moody Jim (IRE) 2.50 2.2 4-1
5 5 Current 5.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 Kazan (IRE) 6.00 3.1 6-1
6 6 Tartini 3.50 3.9 7-1
4 4 Best Chance 6.00 4.5 8-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Starship Defiant 2.50 1.8 3-1
4 4 Flat Out Joy 2.00 2.2 4-1
3 3 Bella Renella 1.80 3 6-1
2 2 Northern Gem 5.00 3.2 6-1
5 5 Big Chick 6.00 4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 8 Keystone Field 1.60 2.1 4-1
2 1 Move Over (GB) 6.00 2.5 5-1
4 3 Stage Ready 6.00 2.5 5-1
7 6 Cleopatra’s Strike 4.00 3.6 7-1
5 4 Big Buzz 12.00 4.4 8-1
8 7 Builder 8.00 4.5 8-1
6 5 French Getaway 6.00 5.5 10-1
3 2 Family Biz 20.00 8.2 16-1
1 1 East Rand 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Elana My Princess 1.80 1.9 4-1
4 4 For Love Not Money 2.50 2 4-1
5 5 Golden Halo 3.50 2.5 5-1
6 6 Return to Harbor 5.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Lil’s Big Shot 6.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 Mongolian Dream 20.00 5.9 11-1
7 7 Iconic Storm 20.00 7.6 14-1
1 1 Phoenix Tears 20.00 7.6 14-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Wipe the Slate 2.50 1.6 3-1
7 7 McWherter 2.50 2 4-1
4 4 Quick Finish 8.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 Augusta Melody 8.00 3.8 7-1
2 2 Mesut 2.00 4 8-1
5 5 Big Scott Daddy 8.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 First Prez 15.00 4.8 9-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Noble Contessa 5.00 2.3 4-1
6 6 Destiny’s Journey 1.80 2.5 5-1
5 5 Take a Leap 2.50 2.9 6-1
7 7 Mercy Mercy 8.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Hot On the Trail 4.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Awesome Drive 6.00 4.5 8-1
2 2 Gotta Be Lucky 20.00 5.5 10-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Thrilling 3.50 2.4 4-1
7 7 She’s So Nice (IRE) 4.00 2.9 6-1
1 1 Kuora (PER) 5.00 4.5 9-1
6 6 Javanica 4.00 4.5 9-1
4 4 Sensible Cat 12.00 4.7 9-1
2 2 Spirit of Bermuda (IRE) 8.00 5 9-1
5 5 Greg’s Diva 8.00 6.3 12-1
8 8 Bristol Bayou 4.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Adare Manor 1.80 1.1 2-1
3 3 Micro Share 1.60 2.2 4-1
4 4 Miss Everything 1.80 2.5 5-1
6 6 Indy’s Star 15.00 3.8 7-1
2 2 Muy Chistosa 8.00 3.9 7-1
5 5 Sweet Heidelberg 30.00 5.2 10-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Dramatizer 3.00 2.3 4-1
1 1 Badger Kitten 3.50 5.5 10-1
5 5 Chasingserendipity 5.00 5.5 10-1
8 8 Can’thelpfallin (IRE) 15.00 6.1 11-1
6 6 Varoma 12.00 6.7 13-1
3 3 Cecile’s Chapter 6.00 6.9 13-1
9 9 Lila At the Beach 15.00 7.9 15-1
4 4 Sweet Soulmate 2.50 SCRATCH
10 10 Del Mar Flash 10.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Sweet Pearl 15.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Westward Breeze 20.00 10.1 19-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes Рthose 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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