Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 26, 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 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Marinas Tina (IRE) 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Illhaveanotherkiss 3.00 1.7 3-1
6 6 Weemissgrammy 4.00 2.2 4-1
2 2 True Patriot 8.00 3.6 7-1
3 3 Moment’s Pleasure 8.00 5.7 11-1
5 5 Adelie (IRE) 3.00 5.9 11-1
7 7 Disruptive Artist 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Vegas Burner 1.60 1 2-1
5 5 Mr. Leasure 3.50 1.4 3-1
8 7 Eligio 8.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Supreme Coast 5.00 4.2 8-1
1 1 Instinct D’ Oro 8.00 4.4 8-1
7 6 Western Power 5.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 Street Talker 6.00 5 9-1
6 98 Tomorrow Never Comes 0.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Grazed 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 McGregor Lake 8.00 2.5 5-1
5 5 Forty Niner Gold 2.50 2.7 5-1
7 7 Please Focus 5.00 2.9 5-1
1 1 Devil Among Us 6.00 4.6 9-1
8 8 Belly Up 5.00 4.7 9-1
2 2 Bronko Nagurski 8.00 5.8 11-1
3 3 Cribbage Board 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Donita Rose 1.80 1 2-1
9 9 Ms Moab 5.00 2.1 4-1
10 10 Castagna 8.00 2.2 4-1
8 8 Ace Ace Baby 6.00 2.8 5-1
4 4 Blazing Bardot 8.00 4 8-1
1 1 Nanci Griffith 6.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Dixie Blaze 12.00 4.5 9-1
11 11 High Flying Gracie 20.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Spicy Spouse 50.00 7.1 13-1
6 6 Spicy Ride 15.00 7.2 14-1
5 5 Betty Pack 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Quintecents 3.00 1 2-1
7 7 Uncle Reg 2.50 1.2 2-1
8 8 Pinehurst (IRE) 3.00 3.9 7-1
5 5 Gaelic Nation (IRE) 8.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Bowtie Boys 6.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Good At Being Bad 15.00 5.8 11-1
4 4 Rostovsky 12.00 6.8 13-1
3 3 Adebayo 8.00 8 15-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 Santarena 1.80 1 2-1
7 7 Prosper 6.00 2.3 4-1
6 6 Parenting 2.50 5.6 11-1
11 11 Broadway Unions 12.00 5.6 11-1
1 1 Middleburg 10.00 8.3 16-1
4 4 Legitify (IRE) 6.00 8.5 16-1
3 3 Corso’s Pick 12.00 9.5 18-1
8 8 Fame 20.00 9.7 18-1
9 9 Fight With Honor 20.00 10.3 19-1
5 5 Fausto 15.00 10.5 20-1
2 2 Factory Drive 15.00 11 21-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Kitty Kitana (GB) 3.00 1 2-1
5 5 Leisurewear (IRE) 2.50 2.8 5-1
2 2 Lunar Impact (GB) 3.50 4 7-1
1 1 Paris Secret (IRE) 8.00 4 8-1
7 7 Yerwanthere (IRE) 4.00 4.3 8-1
8 8 Thirty Carats 12.00 4.5 8-1
4 4 Speed Lane 8.00 4.6 9-1
6 6 Customer List (FR) 20.00 8 15-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Lisa’s Nonno 4.00 1 2-1
2 2 Fayette Fox 3.00 1.6 3-1
1 1 Indy’s Star 5.00 4 8-1
4 4 Zeyaraat 3.00 5.4 10-1
6 6 Sugar Fish 2.50 5.7 11-1
5 5 Gila 6.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Precision Strike 4.00 1 2-1
2 2 Herecomegeorgieboy 5.00 1.2 2-1
5 5 Tracker 3.00 2.7 5-1
6 6 Baldoro 5.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 Six Magpies (IRE) 5.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Zafiro Anejo 12.00 4.4 8-1
10 9 Wrong Direction 8.00 4.4 8-1
1 1 Goodfella (IRE) 6.00 5.2 10-1
9 8 Ze’don 30.00 9.6 18-1
8 98 One Time Mark 0.00 SCRATCH
12 11 Bound to Succeed 3.50 SCRATCH
13 12 When Heroes Fly 2.50 SCRATCH
11 10 Mongolian Max 12.00 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.