Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, April 6, 2024

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) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Moment’s Pleasure 4.00 1 2-1
11 11 Girlcanthelpit 5.00 1.1 2-1
7 7 Last Elizabethan 12.00 1.4 3-1
4 4 Danzingwith Maxine 5.00 2.2 4-1
8 8 Stop Digging 3.50 3.6 7-1
10 10 Stakemaker 20.00 3.9 7-1
3 3 Hayley Amber 8.00 4.3 8-1
12 12 Miz Clubcali 15.00 4.6 9-1
1 1 Radar Love 15.00 5 10-1
9 9 Fascinator 20.00 5.7 11-1
5 5 Tiny Prancer 12.00 6.1 12-1
2 2 Anza Sky 10.00 6.6 13-1
14 14 Pippa Philipa 10.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Annie Fox 10.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Santarena 3.00 1 2-1
4 4 Ball Don’t Lie 2.50 2.7 5-1
7 7 Winterfell 3.00 4.2 8-1
2 2 Canada Gate 15.00 5.8 11-1
6 6 Broheim 4.00 6 11-1
5 5 Tour Player 4.00 6.9 13-1
1 1 In Suspense 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Rugelach 3.00 1 2-1
1 1 Foolish 20.00 3.3 6-1
6 6 She’s Got a Way 15.00 3.6 7-1
10 10 Jennifer’s d’Light 8.00 3.7 7-1
2 2 Queen Molotov 5.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Recinto Rompere 8.00 4.2 8-1
5 5 Hayley Levade 15.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Alternate Rock 12.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 Excelia (IRE) 6.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Big Summer 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Evening Jewel S.) – Evening Jewel S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Mirinda 1.60 1 2-1
4 4 Grease Missle 3.00 3.1 6-1
5 5 Quick Kate 4.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Safa 6.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Clubhouse Bride 5.00 4 8-1
3 3 Roberta’s Love 6.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Loterie (IRE) 2.50 1 2-1
5 5 Tahini 4.00 2.6 5-1
1 1 Certitude (FR) 12.00 3 6-1
11 11 Strike When Ready 10.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Brunch With Amy 8.00 3.7 7-1
10 10 Poppy’s Joy 6.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Kathynmarissa 4.00 4.5 9-1
2 2 She’z the Law 20.00 4.6 9-1
7 7 Blue Fashion 20.00 4.7 9-1
9 9 Greer My Dear 20.00 6.6 12-1
8 8 Runaway Kitten 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Santa Anita Oaks) – Santa Anita Oaks

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Kinza 0.80 1 2-1
3 3 Kopion 1.80 2 4-1
5 5 Corposo 4.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Nothing Like You 6.00 4.3 8-1
4 4 Ifuaintfirsturlast 50.00 5 9-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Royal Charter (GB) 5.00 1 2-1
4 4 Summer Lake 4.50 1.2 2-1
3 3 Hennys Crazy Train 6.00 1.6 3-1
10 10 Irish Patsy 6.00 2.3 4-1
8 8 Pastiche (GB) 8.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Irresistible Force 12.00 5.4 10-1
1 1 Pleasant Wave 20.00 6.9 13-1
12 12 Just Nails 5.00 8 15-1
7 7 Not Now 15.00 8 15-1
6 6 Kleen Karma 20.00 9.2 17-1
11 11 Sunshine Babe 20.00 10.3 19-1
5 5 Mrs. Astor 6.00 12 23-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Big Bet Jafinsafa 3.00 1 2-1
7 6 Left Hand Man 5.00 1.3 2-1
3 3 California Tiger 2.50 1.4 3-1
1 1 The Big Wam 4.00 2 4-1
5 4 Tizz a Good Thing 4.00 2.6 5-1
6 5 So I’m Told 5.00 2.6 5-1
8 7 Good N Thirsty 30.00 4.4 8-1
4 98 Jamming Eddy 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Monrovia S.) – Monrovia S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 5 Ag Bullet 1.80 1 2-1
1 1 Gracelund Gray 3.00 3.1 6-1
3 2 Comanche Country (IRE) 8.00 3.1 6-1
5 4 Miss Lizzy 5.00 3.3 6-1
8 7 Getthemoney 6.00 3.3 6-1
4 3 Chismosa 5.00 3.4 6-1
7 6 Lucky Girl (IRE) 8.00 4.2 8-1
2 98 Ice Dancing 0.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 10 (Santa Anita Derby) – Santa Anita Derby

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Imagination 0 0-1
E J Won the Cup 0 0-1
4 4 Imagination 1.60 1 2-1
2 2 Tapalo 5.00 1.7 3-1
6 6 Tessuto 10.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Wynstock 8.00 4.5 9-1
3 3 Stronghold 2.50 4.8 9-1
7 7 Mc Vay 5.00 6.8 13-1
8 8 E J Won the Cup 15.00 7.9 15-1
1 1 Curlin’s Kaos 20.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 11 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Sydney Street (GB) 8.00 1 2-1
5 5 Mystification 10.00 1.8 3-1
8 8 Aligato 5.00 4 8-1
6 6 Ottoman Prince (IRE) 5.00 4.3 8-1
13 13 Fleet Feet 8.00 4.3 8-1
4 4 Stamp My Passport 8.00 4.4 8-1
7 7 Man Among Men 3.00 4.7 9-1
11 11 Barely Funtional 12.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Shortman 30.00 5.8 11-1
10 10 Santo Dios (ARG) 15.00 5.8 11-1
9 9 One of These Days (IRE) 20.00 6.1 11-1
12 12 Faustin 6.00 6.6 13-1
2 2 Kerry Gold 15.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Blue Dog 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 12 (Echo Eddie S.) – Echo Eddie S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Known Idea 8.00 1 2-1
3 3 Shady Tiger 3.00 1.8 3-1
10 10 Tom Seaver 2.50 3.2 6-1
11 11 Refocus 10.00 4 8-1
8 8 Two by Four 6.00 4.4 8-1
2 2 Prince Prancealot 30.00 4.8 9-1
6 6 Last Call London 6.00 5 10-1
1 1 Stay On the Fence 20.00 6 11-1
5 5 Puddin Head Jones 50.00 8 15-1
9 9 Uncle Chilly 15.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Lord Prancealot 6.00 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.