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Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Sunday, January 9, 2022

January 9, 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 Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Forbidden (FR) 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Annaghlasa (IRE) 3.00 1.4 3-1
6 6 Rhythm and Grace 3.00 1.8 3-1
3 3 Tmorrowisalongtime 6.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Buy American 4.00 4.5 8-1
5 5 Sunny Morning (FR) 5.00 5 10-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Charge Cash 2.50 1.7 3-1
2 2 Half Right 2.50 1.7 3-1
1 1 Defense Wins 2.00 2.5 5-1
5 5 El Tigre Terrible 4.00 4 8-1
3 3 Smileforme 5.00 4.9 9-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 5 Shut Up Michael (IRE) 2.50 1.2 2-1
4 4 Icy Flavor 3.00 SCRATCH
7 6 Tuskegee Cat 3.00 2 4-1
1 1 Mo Gold 6.00 4.1 8-1
2 2 Riviera Champ 8.00 4.3 8-1
3 3 Wall Street Trader 8.00 5.4 10-1
5 4 Ko Samui (IRE) 6.00 5.6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Next Revolt 2.50 2 4-1
3 3 Lookin for Revenge 3.50 2.2 4-1
4 4 Mike Operator 5.00 2.5 5-1
2 2 T Bones Trick 5.00 3.2 6-1
6 6 Sayin Grace 6.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 The Black Album (FR) 12.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Camino de Estrella 3.00 4.1 8-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Admiral Halsey 2.50 1.8 3-1
1 1 Carpe Bellum 5.00 2.8 5-1
4 4 War At Sea 3.00 3 6-1
2 2 Win the Day 5.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Epoch 3.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 Quidproquo Joeblow 8.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Don’t Swear Dave 12.00 5.1 10-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Medusa’s Gaze 3.50 2.5 5-1
8 8 Glory of Chrome 6.00 2.8 5-1
4 4 Awesome Pamela 3.00 3.9 7-1
6 6 Stoic Luna 10.00 4.1 8-1
7 7 Dynamite Queen 12.00 4.4 8-1
5 5 Renegade Princess 2.50 4.5 9-1
3 3 Queen of Love 4.00 5 10-1
1 1 Roses for Marilyn 30.00 5.3 10-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Stakes) – Las Cienegas S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 6 Zero Tolerance 2.50 1.9 4-1
2 2 Hear My Prayer 2.00 2.1 4-1
3 3 Constantia 5.00 2.9 6-1
8 7 Gold for Kitten 8.00 3.1 6-1
1 1 Tapwater 5.00 5.1 10-1
6 5 Ginja 12.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Quiet Secretary 15.00 7.3 14-1
5 5 Beautiful Gift 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Bye Bye Bertie 1.80 1.3 2-1
4 4 Midnight Jamboree 2.50 1.7 3-1
2 2 Full of Grace 8.00 2.7 5-1
6 6 Bristol Bayou 1.60 3.5 7-1
1 1 La Pulcinela 10.00 4.7 9-1
5 5 Chollima 15.00 5.8 11-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Freedom Lass 2.50 2.1 4-1
3 3 Miss Tokyo 3.00 2.3 4-1
1 1 Agreetodisagree 4.00 2.3 4-1
2 2 Pop Pop’s Dream 5.00 3.5 7-1
5 5 Bestrella (IRE) 8.00 3.9 7-1
8 8 Unicorn 6.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Jimmyssmokedcarrot 12.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Peace Pipe 12.00 7.3 14-1

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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