Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Sunday, April 2, 2023

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 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Seismic Spirit (IRE) 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 Paulliac (IRE) 2.50 2.7 5-1
2 2 Zio Jo 4.00 3.1 6-1
8 8 Post Facto 5.00 4 8-1
5 5 Crypto Ride 8.00 4.5 9-1
7 7 Hacking It Up 6.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 The Slap 30.00 7.6 14-1
1 1 Please Focus 6.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Wegonahavagoodtime 1.20 1 2-1
2 2 Kant Beat the Rock 4.00 1.4 3-1
4 4 Brace for Impact 3.00 3 6-1
5 5 Divine Rascal 2.50 3.1 6-1
1 1 Big Splash 12.00 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Pasadena S.) – Pasadena S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Game Time 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Mucino 8.00 3.3 6-1
1 1 Keen to Go 12.00 4.1 8-1
5 5 Johannes 0.80 4.2 8-1
2 2 Wizard of Westwood 3.00 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Holiday Arousal 4.00 1 2-1
5 5 Mr. T’s Thirsty 3.00 1.1 2-1
2 2 Suzie Qzz Brother 8.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Star Prospect 2.50 4.6 9-1
4 4 Foothill 1.40 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Admiral Halsey 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Sai Con (FR) 4.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Devil Moon 3.50 4.3 8-1
5 5 Lasmuigh (GB) 4.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 Azov Sea 12.00 6 11-1
7 7 Stop and a Tres 20.00 6.6 13-1
8 8 Chicago Soldier (IRE) 8.00 7.4 14-1
1 1 Greenbow 5.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Spring Spinning 12.00 1 2-1
1 1 Talkative Gal 6.00 1.9 4-1
4 4 Emily Smiles 2.00 2.3 4-1
2 2 Vegan 10.00 3.5 7-1
6 6 Beachgrass 5.00 4.9 9-1
5 5 Bella Renella 1.80 4.9 9-1
3 3 Invincibella (GB) 6.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (American S.) – American S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Irideo (ARG) 4.00 1 2-1
1 1 Earls Rock (IRE) 1.60 1.3 2-1
3 3 Du Jour 1.80 2.6 5-1
4 4 Exaulted 4.00 3.1 6-1
5 5 Vanzzy 10.00 4.8 9-1
2 2 Bob and Jackie 15.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Ole Silver 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Whistler’s Style 3.50 3 6-1
2 2 Everlys Girl 5.00 3.2 6-1
7 7 Charlotte Harbor 4.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 Mongolian Panther 4.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Myfavoritedaughter 5.00 5.4 10-1
3 3 Classical Romance 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Lucky for You 3.00 1 2-1
7 7 Sareeha (IRE) 2.50 1.1 2-1
6 6 Luminiferous 10.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 Cruisingthechannel 15.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Mygalsdawnnlori 15.00 4 8-1
3 3 Princess of Time 12.00 4.8 9-1
9 9 Three Strands 6.00 4.9 9-1
2 2 Soul of a Warrior 10.00 5.4 10-1
8 8 Marinas Tina (IRE) 4.00 5.4 10-1
10 10 Happy Happy 20.00 10 19-1

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.