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Santa Anita Park Tip Sheet - January 15

January 14, 2022

SANTA ANITA TIPS - SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022
Historically our BEST BETS have finished in the money 66% of the time at this track.
 
 RACE #1    $67,000 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
 1 MILE ON THE TURF - POST TIME: 3:00 PM ET
 
BEST BET:  #3 FORE FLAG
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
8-5
3
Fore Flag
J R Velazquez
PLACE
9-5
2
Worse Read Sanchez
M Gutierrez
SHOW
3-1
5
Jack Sixpack
K Frey
WILD CARD
20-1
4
Erebus
E A Maldonado
 
ALTERNATE 1
6-1
1
Big Papa Steve
T Baze
ALTERNATE 2
12-1
7
Vanisky
K J Desormeaux
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 3-2 BOX, 2-5 BOX, 5-4 BOX
* TRIFECTA: 2/3/5 BOX, 2/4/5 BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #2    $45,000 MAIDEN CLAIMING
 6 FURLONGS ON THE DIRT - POST TIME: 3:30 PM ET
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
6-5
3
Cause Shes a Lady
K Frey
PLACE
3-1
7
Warrens Show Bizz
J J Hernandez
SHOW
7-2
1
Ghostem
D Van Dyke
WILD CARD
4-1
2
Tizzy Twister
A Cedillo
 
ALTERNATE 1
10-1
4
Belle My Belle
R Gonzalez
ALTERNATE 2
12-1
5
Blonde Bombshell
B Blanc
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 3-7 BOX, 7-1 BOX, 1-2 BOX
* TRIFECTA: 1/3/7 BOX, 1/2/7 BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #3    $200,000 STAKES
 1 1/16 MILES ON THE DIRT - POST TIME: 4:00 PM ET
 
** BONUS COMMENTARY **  $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
5-2
4
Finneus
J R Velazquez
PLACE
4-5
5
Straight Up G
R Gonzalez
SHOW
5-1
1
Highland Ghost
F Prat
WILD CARD
4-1
3
Fast Draw Munnings
D Van Dyke
 
ALTERNATE 1
20-1
6
Agador Spartacus
T Baze
ALTERNATE 2
20-1
2
Sippin N Kissin
A Cedillo
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 4,5/1,3,4,5
* TRIFECTA: 4,5/1,3,4,5/1,3,4,5,6
 
 
COMMENTS: FINNEUS was the favorite last out, finishing second to STRAIGHT UP G. A bullet work suggests FINNEUS could live up to the favorite status. STRAIGHT UP G made the last two look straight up EZ. HIGHLAND GHOST ships in from Golden Gate where is a nose from winning two in a row. FAST DRAW MUNNINGS should be better in his second route and third race off the bench.
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #4    $67,000 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
 6 FURLONGS ON THE TURF - POST TIME: 4:34 PM ET
 
BEST BET:  #4 HAIL FREEDOM
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
8-5
4
Hail Freedom
F Prat
PLACE
3-1
1
Square Cat
T Baze
SHOW
4-1
7
Really Big News
U Rispoli
WILD CARD
8-1
2
Limited Heatwave
A Cedillo
 
ALTERNATE 1
5-1
8
Lemon Sushi
E A Maldonado
ALTERNATE 2
20-1
3
Partyofsixteen
D A Herrera
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 4-1 BOX, 1-7 BOX, 7-2 BOX
* TRIFECTA: 1/4/7 BOX, 1/2/7 BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #5    $45,000 MAIDEN CLAIMING
 6 FURLONGS ON THE DIRT - POST TIME: 5:05 PM ET
 
BEST BET:  #8 ARTHUR SPOONER
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
3-1
8
Arthur Spooner
V Espinoza
PLACE
7-2
3
Make Mine Wine
D A Herrera
SHOW
4-1
2
Big Gun
J J Hernandez
WILD CARD
5-2
5
Smiling Goodbye
A Cedillo
 
ALTERNATE 1
12-1
7
Don Daniel
R Curatolo
ALTERNATE 2
6-1
4
Stay Lit
K Frey
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 8-3 BOX, 3-2 BOX, 2-5 BOX
* TRIFECTA: 2/3/8 BOX, 2/3/5 BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #6    $200,000 STAKES
 1 1/8 MILES ON THE TURF - POST TIME: 5:36 PM ET
 
** BONUS COMMENTARY **  $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC STUFF
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
7-2
3
Aligato
F Prat
PLACE
6-1
1
Whooping Jay
J Bravo
SHOW
3-1
8
Indian Peak
J R Velazquez
WILD CARD
4-1
2
Margots Boy
J J Hernandez
 
ALTERNATE 1
7-2
5
Camino Del Paraiso
R Gonzalez
ALTERNATE 2
12-1
7
Ferrariano
A Cedillo
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 1,2,3,8 Box
* TRIFECTA: 1,3,8/1,2,3,8/1,2,3,5,8
 
 
COMMENTS: ALIGATO has finished in the money four of four on turf. WHOOPING JAY tends to run well off the sidelines, like today, with wins in the last two after some rest. INDIAN PEAKs jockey and trainer combo have won 4 of seven together with a high ROI. MARGOTS BAY is a horse for the course with three wins in eight Santa Anita races, zero for 13 elsewhere.
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #7    $69,000 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING
 6 FURLONGS ON THE DIRT - POST TIME: 6:06 PM ET
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
4-1
1
Admirably
D A Herrera
PLACE
7-2
2
Scary Fast Smile
T Baze
SHOW
3-1
4
Gates of Heaven
F Prat
WILD CARD
7-2
8
Crash Corrigan
J J Hernandez
 
ALTERNATE 1
6-1
5
Suzie Qzz Brother
A Cedillo
ALTERNATE 2
12-1
3
Rookie Mistake
M Gutierrez
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 1-2 BOX, 2-4 BOX, 4-8 BOX
* TRIFECTA: 1/2/4 BOX, 2/4/8 BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #8    $150,000 STAKES
 6 1/2 FURLONGS ON THE DOWNHILL TURF - POST TIME: 6:36 PM ET
 
** BONUS COMMENTARY **  $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND TURF SPRINT
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
3-1
12
Leggs Galore
R Gonzalez
PLACE
5-2
9
Warrens Showtime
J J Hernandez
SHOW
8-1
1
Alice Marble
F Prat
WILD CARD
8-1
2
California Kook
J R Velazquez
 
ALTERNATE 1
10-1
13
Shes Devoted
U Rispoli
ALTERNATE 2
10-1
3
Super Game
D Van Dyke
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 9,12/1,2,9,12
* TRIFECTA: 9,12/1,2,9,12/1,2,3,9,12
 
 
COMMENTS: LEGGS GALORE has four wins and a second in six Santa Anita efforts, all on turf. WARRENS SHOWTIME is a horse for the Santa Anita course with six wins in 12 races, just two in 12 elsewhere. ALICE MARBLE should improve in her second start off the bench, turf is the only question. CALIFORNIA KOOK is coming off her best race and new trainer Ruben Alvarado must believe turf is a good fit.
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #9    $150,000 STAKES
 6 FURLONGS ON THE DIRT - POST TIME: 7:06 PM ET
 
** BONUS COMMENTARY **  $150,000 DON VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
3-1
8
Colt Fiction
J R Velazquez
PLACE
3-1
4
Positivity
F Prat
SHOW
9-5
3
Brickyard Ride
J J Hernandez
WILD CARD
6-1
7
Principe Carlo
K J Desormeaux
 
ALTERNATE 1
12-1
6
Letsgetlucky
D Van Dyke
ALTERNATE 2
12-1
2
Peaceful Transfer
E A Maldonado
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 3,4,7,8 Box
* TRIFECTA: 3,4,8/3,4,7,8/3,4,6,7,8
 
 
COMMENTS: COLT FICTION hit the board in four of five at Santa Anita and six of seven at the distance. POSITIVITY tied for the highest, last race speed figure and has some OK works since. BRICKYARD RIDE is stepping down in class and is a horse for the course with six wins in nine races, two for nine anywhere else. PRINCIPE CARLO finished first (3x) or second (6x) in nine at the worlds most beautiful track.
 
 
 
 
 
 RACE #10    $200,000 STAKES
 1 MILE ON THE TURF - POST TIME: 7:36 PM ET
 
** BONUS COMMENTARY **  $200,000 LEIGH ANN HOWARD CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS
 
 
 
 
 
PICK ORDER
M/L
P#
HORSE NAME
JOCKEY
 
 
 
 
 
WIN
4-1
3
Vivacious Vanessa
J J Hernandez
PLACE
7-2
11
Rose Dawson
F Prat
SHOW
5-2
7
Professors Pride
U Rispoli
WILD CARD
12-1
8
Dendera
K J Desormeaux
 
ALTERNATE 1
4-1
1
Big Novel
J R Velazquez
ALTERNATE 2
20-1
5
Madiha
K Frey
 
 
 
 
* EXACTA: 3,7,8,11 Box
* TRIFECTA: 3,7,11/3,7,8,11/1,3,7,8,11
 
 
COMMENTS: VIVACIOUS VANESSA improved nicely from her debut, went to the bench and returns after some good workouts. ROSE DAWSON won her debut with a big, late move, distance and surface are the questions. PROFESSORS PRIDE is undefeated in two and has a few good works since her last race. DENDERA ran her best on turf where she has two wins in three starts, all at 1 mile, like today.