Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, May 25, 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 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Really Thirsty 3.50 1 2-1
7 7 Stop Digging 4.00 1 2-1
4 4 Quick Kate 4.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Recalcitrant 4.00 3.5 7-1
2 2 Clubhouse Bride 3.00 3.6 7-1
3 3 Bella Vienna 6.00 5.9 11-1
6 6 Dorie Miller 12.00 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Smokem If U Gottem 1.80 1 2-1
2 2 Smiling Beast 3.00 2.3 4-1
7 7 Golden River 3.00 2.6 5-1
3 3 Levi 10.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Kisna 6.00 4.1 8-1
1 1 Flying Blind 10.00 4.6 9-1
6 6 Datsyuk 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Thor’s Echo S.) – Thor’s Echo S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Moose Mitchell 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 The Chosen Vron 0.40 1.4 3-1
2 2 Sawasdee 12.00 2.6 5-1
5 5 California Tiger 12.00 3.7 7-1
3 3 Big City Lights 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Crystal Water S.) – Crystal Water S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Kings River Knight 1.00 1 2-1
1 1 Barely Funtional 15.00 5.3 10-1
8 8 Clouseau 15.00 5.5 10-1
2 2 Coalinga Road 8.00 5.6 11-1
5 5 Old Pal 3.00 6.1 11-1
6 6 Carmelita’s Man 6.00 6.3 12-1
3 3 None Above the Law 15.00 6.4 12-1
9 9 Oubabe 15.00 7.7 15-1
7 7 Passarando 20.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Castagna 3.00 1 2-1
9 9 Hot Danzing 2.50 2.4 4-1
2 2 Quick Omen 8.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 Neezer Dalton 4.00 4.8 9-1
4 4 Dixie Blaze 15.00 5 10-1
6 6 Better B Worth It 15.00 5.2 10-1
7 7 It’s Not the Law 5.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Willow Cove 4.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Ace Ace Baby 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Fran’s Valentine S.) – Fran’s Valentine S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Stay and Scam 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Carmen Miranda 3.50 3.8 7-1
7 7 Cornelia Fort 10.00 4.2 8-1
6 6 Tam’s Little Angel 6.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Abhita 10.00 5.4 10-1
9 9 Moment’s Pleasure 12.00 5.6 11-1
4 4 Sneaker 12.00 5.6 11-1
8 8 Madiha 5.00 6.1 12-1
10 10 Rose Dawson 12.00 6.2 12-1
5 5 Shezmisbehaving 20.00 7 13-1
2 2 Jessebear 20.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Danzing Cat 3.00 1 2-1
8 8 Sand to Sea 8.00 1.7 3-1
1 1 Irish Wahine 3.50 2.7 5-1
6 6 Whimsical Heir 4.00 3.1 6-1
7 7 Alfonsia 10.00 3.3 6-1
5 5 Wishtheyallcouldbe 6.00 3.4 7-1
3 3 Ryder’s Candy 12.00 5 10-1
2 2 Tizzy Twister 4.00 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
1 1 Shady Tiger 2.50 1 2-1
3 3 Takes Three 12.00 4.2 8-1
5 5 Curlin’s Kaos 3.00 5 9-1
9 9 Stolen Treasure 12.00 6 11-1
4 4 Two by Four 6.00 6.7 13-1
8 8 Final Storm 6.00 7.4 14-1
10 10 Keep Movin’ On 20.00 7.6 14-1
7 7 Tamarando Star 15.00 8.2 15-1
6 6 Stay On the Fence 10.00 10 19-1
2 2 Size Does Matter 6.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Melair S.) – Melair S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Safa 4.00 1 2-1
4 4 Grand Slam Smile 1.60 1.9 4-1
5 5 Putt for Dough 15.00 3.2 6-1
6 6 Madison Rae 10.00 5 9-1
3 3 Loretta Lynn 6.00 5.1 10-1
7 7 Roberta’s Love 3.00 5.1 10-1
2 2 Only One America 5.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Eddie’s Last 6.00 1 2-1
5 5 Lemon Sushi 6.00 2 4-1
6 6 Leyas Candy 5.00 2.6 5-1
3 3 Tizz a Good Thing 15.00 3.3 6-1
10 10 Left Hand Man 3.50 4.2 8-1
4 4 Uncle John 20.00 4.8 9-1
11 11 Our Bucky Charm 4.00 4.8 9-1
7 7 Moon Ice 6.00 5.4 10-1
8 8 Chick’s Dig It 20.00 5.6 11-1
1 1 Spiritual Advisor 12.00 6 11-1
2 2 Rhythem On Stage 12.00 6 11-1
12 12 Bronko Nagurski 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.