January 13, 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 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Frozen Money 2.50 2.6 5-1
3 3 Carbon Zero 3.50 3.2 6-1
7 7 Sea of Liberty 2.00 3.5 7-1
6 6 Blame It On Kitty 6.00 4.1 8-1
8 8 Indy Jones 8.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Diamond Blitz 12.00 5.7 11-1
2 2 Rockandahardplace 12.00 6.5 12-1
5 5 Anvil Rock 15.00 6.8 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Coalinga Hills 10.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Easter Dream 3.50 SCRATCH
1 1 Breakaway Dixie 2.50 2.3 4-1
5 4 Duranga 4.00 2.7 5-1
7 5 Twisted Rosie 5.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 Majestic Diva 8.00 4.4 8-1
4 3 Ipray 8.00 4.6 9-1
8 6 Princess Kendra 8.00 4.8 9-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Shivermetimbers 3.50 SCRATCH
3 3 Big Score 2.50 2.7 5-1
2 2 Law Abidin Citizen 5.00 2.7 5-1
1 1 Kenjisstorm 3.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Calculator 5.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 True Valour (IRE) 8.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Le Ken (ARG) 10.00 5.5 10-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Stakes) – Kalookan Queen S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Lady Suebee 3.50 SCRATCH
4 4 Selcourt 0.40 2.1 4-1
5 5 Way to Versailles 4.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 Lake Time 6.00 3.3 6-1
2 2 Spring Lily 8.00 4.3 8-1
3 3 Tyfosha 10.00 4.8 9-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 My Man Chuckles 2.50 2.9 5-1
1 1 Forest Chatter 5.00 3.6 7-1
3 3 Beaumarchais 4.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Cimpl Man 5.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Castle 3.50 4.3 8-1
7 7 Spitfire 8.00 5.7 11-1
8 8 Buckys Pick 8.00 6.1 11-1
6 6 Croissant 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Warrensdirtydancer 12.00 SCRATCH
5 4 Fortnite Dance 1.80 2 4-1
6 5 R B Eye 2.50 3 6-1
2 2 Forestation 8.00 4.3 8-1
10 9 Jonathantoquick 5.00 4.7 9-1
11 10 Sooner Better 6.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Nations Hope 12.00 5.8 11-1
1 1 Bold Mongolian 12.00 6.4 12-1
9 8 Magic Bro 12.00 7.4 14-1
7 6 Empirical Data 15.00 7.4 14-1
8 7 Mad At Money 20.00 7.8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Louden’s Gray 3.50 2.9 6-1
10 10 Trapalanda 4.00 3.4 6-1
8 8 I’ll Wrap It Up 5.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Doc Curlin 6.00 4.6 9-1
7 7 Master Ruler 5.00 5.1 10-1
9 9 Winning Road 5.00 6 11-1
2 2 Tomasino 15.00 6.2 12-1
3 3 Celebrate Life 8.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Harrovian 30.00 7.6 14-1
5 5 Royal Seeker 20.00 8.2 15-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Mayan Warrior 2.50 2.1 4-1
6 6 Saltarin 3.50 2.9 5-1
7 7 Knight’s Cross 5.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Palladium 4.00 4.1 8-1
8 8 Irish Polo 5.00 4.9 9-1
1 1 Bea’s Boy 6.00 6 11-1
3 3 Poppy’s C Note 15.00 6.4 12-1
5 5 Mad Mike 15.00 6.9 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Viatorem 20.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Grandpa Louie 2.50 2 4-1
4 4 Posterize 3.50 3.7 7-1
8 7 Lieutenant Dan 4.00 3.8 7-1
2 2 Prodigal Son 8.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Abusive Gary 8.00 5.4 10-1
7 6 Wild Bean 8.00 5.7 11-1
1 1 Loud Mouth 15.00 6 11-1
9 8 Satchel Paige 8.00 6.7 13-1
10 9 Toby Time 20.00 7.3 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.