Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, June 1, 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
1 1 Tribal 5.00 1 2-1
8 8 Omey Island 8.00 1.2 2-1
3 3 Fausto 5.00 3.4 6-1
6 6 Middleburg 8.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 Cathal (IRE) 2.50 3.7 7-1
2 2 Goodfella (IRE) 4.00 4.2 8-1
5 5 American Glory (GB) 12.00 4.4 8-1
9 9 Rostovsky 6.00 8.8 17-1
4 4 Uncle Mo’s Gold 20.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Zimba Warrior 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Granada Flavor 3.00 2 4-1
3 3 Stop and a Tres 6.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 Tembo 3.00 4.1 8-1
5 5 Mastermind 1.80 5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Champagne Camie 2.50 1 2-1
5 5 Big Hopes 2.50 2.3 4-1
2 2 Topolina 1.20 2.9 6-1
3 3 Corporal Violette (IRE) 12.00 5 10-1
6 6 Flymetothemoonbaby 15.00 5.5 10-1
4 4 Sweet Laker 6.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 American Cat 6.00 1 2-1
6 6 Man Overboard 4.00 1.1 2-1
4 4 Soul of Midnight 3.00 2.4 5-1
2 2 Elector 3.50 3.1 6-1
5 5 Crowning Gold 6.00 3.4 6-1
8 8 Res Ipsa Loquitur 15.00 4.9 9-1
7 7 Rogue Son 4.00 6.5 12-1
3 3 Erebus 12.00 8 15-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Bartholdy 6.00 1 2-1
4 4 Joyrider 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 One Time Mark 2.50 1.7 3-1
8 8 Siennois (IRE) 5.00 2.8 5-1
5 5 Nuclear 6.00 3 6-1
7 7 Big Juanito 6.00 3.1 6-1
2 2 Nitti (IRE) 6.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Sir Maximus 12.00 8.6 16-1
6 6 In Suspense 12.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Triple Bend S.) – Triple Bend S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Dr. Venkman 1.80 1 2-1
4 4 Big City Lights 1.60 1.2 2-1
3 3 Tahoe Sunrise 4.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Happy Jack 2.00 4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Honeymoon S.) – Honeymoon S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Circle of Trust 3.50 1 2-1
3 3 Faith Understood 2.50 2.3 4-1
7 7 Shiloh’s Mistress 3.00 2.4 4-1
4 4 Sea Dancer 4.00 3.6 7-1
6 6 Visually 4.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Sakura Blossom 12.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Pink Whitney 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Cody Boy 3.00 1 2-1
4 4 Coach Cronin 12.00 3.4 6-1
3 3 Big Baby 4.00 3.6 7-1
10 10 Last Call Paul 4.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Tequila Talkin 8.00 4.6 9-1
7 7 Pay Tribute 8.00 6.2 12-1
1 1 Artist Point 6.00 6.2 12-1
8 8 War On the West 8.00 6.4 12-1
5 5 S Y Dream 12.00 7.1 13-1
6 6 Crown Prosecutor 50.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Big Summer 5.00 1 2-1
12 11 Carole Lombard 8.00 1 2-1
13 12 Naughty Nadine (GB) 6.00 1.7 3-1
6 6 Rugelach 4.00 2.4 5-1
3 3 Sixteen Arches (IRE) 5.00 2.4 5-1
9 9 Jamies Inheritance 20.00 2.7 5-1
8 8 Mahina 5.00 3.5 7-1
5 5 Pastiche (GB) 5.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Belle Cherie 20.00 5.6 11-1
11 10 Real Fire 15.00 6 11-1
1 1 Big Mama Sue 15.00 6.8 13-1
7 7 Bangs 30.00 SCRATCH
10 98 Charm Your World 0.00 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.