Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, May 27, 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 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Princess Adaleigh 1.80 1 2-1
4 4 Secrets Told 2.50 1.9 4-1
2 2 Hotitude 4.00 3.1 6-1
5 5 Quiet Secretary 8.00 3.8 7-1
1 1 Tiz a Macho Girl 10.00 6 11-1
6 6 Benedict Canyon 3.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 She’s My Niece 1.20 1 2-1
2 2 Smoove Over 8.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 Kythira 4.00 4.5 8-1
5 5 They Are for Sale 5.00 4.9 9-1
6 6 Becky’s Dream (FR) 2.50 5.4 10-1
1 1 Ifuaintfirsturlast 12.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Run for My Honey 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Parco 3.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 Classymademoiselle 1.80 2.7 5-1
4 4 Movinglikeawinner 3.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 Hot Rod Mama 8.00 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Took Charge 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 Chaos Theory 2.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Kanderel 2.50 SCRATCH
2 2 Heir (FR) 5.00 4 8-1
3 3 Alpine Thunder 15.00 5.6 11-1
4 4 Hembree 4.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Wrong Turn Cupid 0 0-1
7 7 Lunatic 1.80 1 2-1
8 8 Talkative Gal 4.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Tropicana Girl 5.00 5.2 10-1
6 6 Drizella 10.00 5.3 10-1
5 5 Island Life 20.00 6.9 13-1
4 4 Vegan 3.50 6.9 13-1
3 3 Wrong Turn Cupid 15.00 7.9 15-1
1 1 Big Bell 5.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Katonah 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 Coastal Kid 15.00 1.7 3-1
3 3 Show Time 5.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 Flying Drummer 4.00 3.2 6-1
2 2 Motown Music 5.00 3.8 7-1
8 8 Vanzzy 15.00 4.2 8-1
4 4 Finneus 4.00 4.4 8-1
9 9 Divine Armor 5.00 4.5 9-1
1 1 Clampett 30.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Fast Buck 2.50 1 2-1
6 6 Prince Lancelot (GB) 8.00 2.1 4-1
7 7 Burnin Turf 2.50 2.9 5-1
5 5 Whatmakessammyrun 1.80 3.7 7-1
2 2 Lovesick Blues 6.00 4.4 8-1
1 1 Indian Peak 5.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 Restrainedvengence 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Triple Bend S.) – Triple Bend S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Spirit of Makena 1.60 1 2-1
4 4 Forbidden Kingdom 2.50 1.9 4-1
7 7 C Z Rocket 3.00 5.1 10-1
3 3 Positivity 15.00 5.4 10-1
1 1 Midnight Mammoth 6.00 6.6 13-1
5 5 Howbeit 5.00 6.8 13-1
2 2 Desmond Doss 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Precocious Times 1.60 1 2-1
2 2 Picture of a Lady 3.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Wirly Girly 8.00 2.2 4-1
7 7 Paid in Gold 3.50 2.8 5-1
5 5 Con Seal and Kerry 15.00 3.3 6-1
4 4 Lt’s Choice 5.00 5.8 11-1
8 8 Billy Gallivan 20.00 7 13-1
3 3 Crescendo Molto 15.00 SCRATCH

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.