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Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Friday, January 17, 2020

January 17, 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 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Flying Blue 2.50 3 6-1
3 3 Zillinda 3.00 3.1 6-1
6 6 Reds Sacred Appeal 2.00 3.7 7-1
1 1 Discrete Stevie B 15.00 3.7 7-1
2 2 Laker Jet 8.00 4.5 9-1
4 4 Shanghai Barbie 3.00 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Gotta Be Lucky 3.50 2.3 4-1
1 1 Lily’s Storm 2.50 3 6-1
4 4 Manresa 1.80 3.2 6-1
3 3 Info’s Treasure 4.00 4.2 8-1
5 5 Probable 4.00 4.3 8-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Sky Jumper 2.50 2.8 5-1
3 3 Silenced 2.00 2.9 5-1
6 6 Onceinabluemoon 8.00 3.9 7-1
8 8 Big Cheddar 5.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Big Headed Baby 8.00 4.5 8-1
1 1 Tyrannical Rex 10.00 4.7 9-1
5 5 Odysseus 6.00 5 10-1
2 2 R Matineigh Idol 15.00 5.8 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 La Rosa Drive 1.60 3.2 6-1
5 5 Golden Melodie 8.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 It’s a Riddle 0.80 4.2 8-1
2 2 Kuda Huraa 12.00 4.5 8-1
4 4 Queen Arya 6.00 4.6 9-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Starter Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Ardenlee Star 3.00 3.2 6-1
6 6 Govenor Cinch 5.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Commander (FR) 2.50 3.7 7-1
7 7 Fly the Sky 4.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Brickyard Ride 6.00 4.7 9-1
2 2 Leatherneck 6.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Knifes Edge 8.00 5.4 10-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 1 Desert Smoke 2.00 2.4 4-1
6 5 Rattle 2.50 2.5 5-1
3 2 Bragging Rights 12.00 3.6 7-1
5 4 Majestic Diva 5.00 3.8 7-1
4 3 Conformation 3.00 5.3 10-1
1 1 Beau Rocket 4.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Exultation 1.60 2.7 5-1
8 8 Cunning Munnings 4.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Reedley 4.50 3.6 7-1
3 3 Lucky Romano 6.00 4.1 8-1
6 6 Rineshaft 6.00 4.9 9-1
2 2 Mike Operator 8.00 5.2 10-1
1 1 Harliss 10.00 6.2 12-1
7 7 Suances Secret 20.00 7 13-1
9 9 Soul Beam 6.00 SCRATCH
10 10 You Must Chill 4.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Moonoverthebayou 5.00 SCRATCH

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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