Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Sunday, May 28, 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 (Crystal Water S.) – Crystal Water S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Kings River Knight 2.00 1 2-1
3 3 None Above the Law 2.50 1.9 4-1
2 2 Coalinga Road 3.00 2.8 5-1
5 5 Bang for Your Buck 15.00 3.1 6-1
6 6 Carmelita’s Man 5.00 3.3 6-1
4 4 Indian Peak 4.00 SCRATCH
7 98 The Chosen Vron 0.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 4 Mr. Disrespectful 12.00 1 2-1
1 1 Grand Tiger 1.60 1.1 2-1
6 5 California Tiger 6.00 1.5 3-1
7 6 Tizz a Good Thing 1.80 2.2 4-1
4 3 Gypsy Tears 4.00 3.8 7-1
2 2 El Rey Dorado 6.00 4.1 8-1
3 98 L Squared 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Ship and Scam 6.00 1 2-1
4 4 Carol’s Comic 3.00 1.6 3-1
1 1 Austonian 2.00 2.5 5-1
2 2 Whiskey Vision 15.00 3.4 6-1
6 6 Big Bet Jafinsafa 2.50 5.4 10-1
5 5 The Big Cheeseola 8.00 6.1 11-1
3 3 Right Turn 8.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Fran’s Valentine S.) – Fran’s Valentine S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Rose Maddox 0 0-1
1 1 Eddie’s New Dream 10.00 1 2-1
7 7 Big Switch 2.50 1.6 3-1
2 2 Shocking Grey 12.00 2.3 4-1
3 3 Rose Maddox 5.00 3.6 7-1
6 6 Taming the Tigress 12.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Warrens Candy Girl 5.00 4.2 8-1
4 4 Closing Remarks 1.20 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Melair S.) – Melair S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Ceiling Crusher 0.60 1 2-1
1 1 Tom’s Regret 4.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Chismosa 6.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Carole Lombard 4.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Danzing Cat 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Magic Game 3.50 1 2-1
3 3 Square Fun 12.00 1.6 3-1
6 6 Golden Microphone 3.00 2.9 6-1
1 1 Sit Look and Hope 8.00 3.1 6-1
9 9 Ruff Ride 6.00 7.3 14-1
8 8 Mi Jitana 15.00 8.7 16-1
5 5 Benster 10.00 8.8 17-1
7 7 Heavenly Kisses 6.00 8.9 17-1
2 2 Strange Addiction 4.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Bus Buzz 1.20 1 2-1
6 6 Tapatio Leo 6.00 2.6 5-1
3 3 Rookie Mistake 5.00 2.8 5-1
8 8 Smuggler’s Run 6.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Handsome Gary 12.00 SCRATCH
9 9 El Diablo Rojo 8.00 4.8 9-1
4 4 Blue Cheese Olive 15.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Seattle Breakout 20.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Sawasdee 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Snow Chief S. Presented By City National Bank) – Snow Chief S. Presented By City National Bank

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Clouseau 5.00 1 2-1
2 2 Boss Sully 2.50 1.1 2-1
7 7 Hacking It Up 2.00 1.2 2-1
4 4 Upward Mobility 15.00 2.4 4-1
1 1 Old Pal 2.50 4.3 8-1
6 6 Tom and Jazzy 8.00 6.2 12-1
5 5 Be Punctual 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Thor’s Echo S.) – Thor’s Echo S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 2 Brickyard Ride 1.20 1 2-1
5 4 The Chosen Vron 1.00 1 2-1
6 5 Sunrise Journey 6.00 2.2 4-1
2 1 Tigre Di Slugo 12.00 3 6-1
4 3 Positivity 10.00 SCRATCH
1 98 None Above the Law 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 10 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Forgiving Spirit 4.00 1 2-1
1 1 Atomic Drop 3.00 2.3 4-1
2 2 Worse Read Sanchez 8.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Stay in the Game 15.00 3.7 7-1
3 3 Mobou 6.00 3.8 7-1
6 6 Tropical Terror 3.50 4 7-1
9 9 Workday 6.00 4.8 9-1
7 7 Shortman 12.00 5.1 10-1
5 5 Star Prospect 10.00 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.