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Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 8, 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 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Unfaithful Ways 3.00 1.8 3-1
5 5 She’s So Shiny 3.00 2 4-1
2 2 Beachgrass 2.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 A Crown for Kitten 2.50 3.8 7-1
7 7 Full Speed Astern 12.00 3.9 7-1
6 6 Macrelletta 15.00 5 9-1
1 1 Ryano Rose 20.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Magnificent 3.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Soy Tapatio 1.80 2.5 5-1
2 2 Invisible War 4.50 2.8 5-1
3 3 American Admiral 2.50 3.2 6-1
4 4 Dance Company 4.00 3.4 6-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Bacchanalia 3.00 1.9 4-1
6 5 Zabava 3.50 2 4-1
2 2 Miss Flawless (FR) 5.00 2.5 5-1
5 4 Sugary 2.50 2.9 5-1
7 6 Operatic 8.00 4.1 8-1
4 3 Spanish Channel 30.00 6.8 13-1
8 7 Tizno’s Dilemma 30.00 7.3 14-1
3 3 Dutch Painting (GB) 4.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Star Sailor 1.80 1.6 3-1
1 1 Funkenstein 2.00 1.9 4-1
2 2 Granada Flavor 4.00 3.2 6-1
6 6 Whiskey Vision 6.00 3.7 7-1
3 3 Inesperado 4.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Drew Big 15.00 4.7 9-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Via Egnatia 3.50 2.1 4-1
1 1 Never Have I Ever (IRE) 5.00 2.9 5-1
4 4 Fly the Sky 10.00 4.5 8-1
8 8 Castle 4.00 4.8 9-1
5 5 Joe Don Looney 12.00 4.9 9-1
10 10 Ian Glass 4.00 5 9-1
6 6 See Through It 5.00 5.3 10-1
7 7 Baby Gronk 20.00 6.6 12-1
9 9 Barristan The Bold (GB) 12.00 7.8 15-1
3 3 Foreman 12.00 8.2 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Smilin Evie 1.80 1.2 2-1
5 5 Youteyourhonor 2.50 1.8 3-1
2 2 Girl Ranger 1.60 1.9 4-1
3 3 Gritty Girl 5.00 3.8 7-1
1 1 Sue Ettas Ghost 10.00 4.4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Bonnie Brae 2.50 1.3 2-1
7 7 Emerald Lake 6.00 2 4-1
6 6 Swanning 6.00 3.5 7-1
8 8 Lovers Odyssey 3.50 4 8-1
2 2 La Deuxieme Etoile 3.00 4.2 8-1
9 9 Warren’s Showgirl 10.00 6.2 12-1
4 4 Square Fun 12.00 6.3 12-1
1 1 Addydidit 20.00 7.8 15-1
3 3 Preskitt 20.00 8.5 16-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Stakes) – Santa Ynez S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Big Switch 1.80 1.2 2-1
1 1 Under the Stars 1.60 1.6 3-1
6 6 Miss Mattie B 5.00 4 8-1
5 5 Awake At Midnyte 3.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Big Shamrock 20.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Mimajoon 10.00 4.6 9-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Glenall (IRE) 3.50 1.5 3-1
6 6 Sunroof 15.00 2.4 5-1
8 8 Urban 3.50 2.5 5-1
7 7 Kitty Kitana (GB) 3.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 Annie’s Song (IRE) 6.00 3 6-1
4 4 Precocious Times 10.00 4.6 9-1
3 3 Phenom 5.00 4.7 9-1
12 12 Spun Beautiful 12.00 5.6 11-1
11 11 Unsolved Mystery 30.00 6.7 13-1
1 1 Haute Lady 30.00 9.6 18-1
9 9 Silent Beauty 50.00 10.3 20-1
10 10 Coloratura 50.00 10.3 20-1

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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