Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Friday, October 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 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Give Me the Lute 1.80 1 2-1
5 5 Westward Look 5.00 1.5 3-1
2 2 My Summer Dream 3.00 2.5 5-1
3 3 Subsidize 2.50 2.8 5-1
6 6 Jamming Eddy 8.00 3.3 6-1
1 1 Perfectionistic 10.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Mongolian Legend 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Court Snort 2.00 1 2-1
5 5 Modera 2.00 2 4-1
2 2 Miss Kaline 1.80 2.2 4-1
3 3 Zzyzx 20.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Midnight Silence 6.00 5.7 11-1
1 1 Point and Shoot 10.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 She’s Resilient 10.00 1 2-1
6 6 Stressed 2.00 1.1 2-1
4 4 Phenom 2.50 2.5 5-1
1 1 She’s Bulletproof 3.00 3.3 6-1
5 5 Ko Olina 12.00 5.5 10-1
2 2 Alternate Rock 3.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 South Coast Route 2.00 1 2-1
6 6 Tokamak 3.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Donttestyourluck 4.00 3 6-1
1 1 No Secret 3.00 3.1 6-1
7 7 Buffett 12.00 4.9 9-1
5 5 Non Toxic 20.00 5.6 11-1
3 3 Churchmeister 6.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Barely Funtional 4.00 1 2-1
4 4 Andy Can U Hear Me 3.50 1.4 3-1
7 7 Boss Sully 4.00 1.9 4-1
5 5 Geezer 8.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 Discretionary Day 3.00 4.3 8-1
8 8 Buck Owens 12.00 5.1 10-1
6 6 Mystic Flyer 5.00 5.1 10-1
2 2 Dos Vicios 12.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Torquewrench 3.50 1 2-1
7 7 Cryptoholic 5.00 2.1 4-1
4 4 Granny’s Ipa 10.00 2.9 5-1
1 1 Levon 3.50 4.1 8-1
5 5 Ranger Joe 5.00 6 11-1
2 2 Flat On 2.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Pat Can’t Count 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Neon Lights (IRE) 6.00 1 2-1
6 6 Classical 6.00 1.5 3-1
8 8 Vegas Burner 8.00 1.7 3-1
7 7 Dr. Soulfire 4.00 2.2 4-1
5 5 Petcoff 4.00 2.4 5-1
1 1 Six Magpies (IRE) 4.00 3.6 7-1
4 4 Mobe Town 20.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 Pioneer Prince 3.00 5.9 11-1
9 9 Nyquiler 30.00 SCRATCH
10 10 Khantaro d’Oro 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Daddysruby 4.00 1 2-1
3 3 Jensco 2.50 2 4-1
6 6 Good as Gone 6.00 4.5 8-1
4 4 R Swirvin Girvin 15.00 5.4 10-1
5 5 Kristi’s Tiger 8.00 5.7 11-1
7 7 Report 1.60 6.6 12-1
2 2 Sweet Mother Mary 8.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Grazed 2.50 1 2-1
5 5 Spiritual Advisor 10.00 1.1 2-1
1 1 My Ransom 20.00 4.6 9-1
8 8 Gypsy Tears 6.00 4.7 9-1
2 2 Luka Grazie 3.00 5.5 10-1
7 7 Tom and Jazzy 4.00 6.3 12-1
3 3 Catemaco 6.00 7.7 15-1
6 6 Meesh 6.00 8 15-1

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.