Saturday in the Sun [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 15, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

Wouldn’t it be nice to be in the sun and catch some of the best racing for the day?  Well, some of you lucky dogs just may well be, and we sure are jealous. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still cash in the fun…..

It all begins in California.

Race #3 – G-3 San Rafael –  If all goes well, you should see a white-haired gent smiling with a blue blazer in the winner’s circle. This race has all the looks of a walkover for #3 Conveyance (3-5). Baffert and Gomez team up together, and they are off to a hot start in 2010. This will be his test for the first Saturday in May. A 3-year-old colt by Indian Charlie. He is undefeated, and is 1/1 at Santa Anita. I would look to use him as a single in the P-3 and P-4. I would even hammer him in exactas with #4 Lucky Rave (8-1) and #5 Via Verde (8-1).

Race #5 – G-2 – Santa Ynez Stakes – This heat for three-year-old fillies folded my hands to the #4 Amen Hallelujah (3-1). This is her second start off a layoff, and Chantal Sutherland is up for Richard Dutrow. Cuts back from 1 1/16th – 7f. This gal can stalk em well. Three back, she was in Asmussen’s barn. Dutrow is 46% ITM with stakes runners, and looks to be spotted well. At 3-1, you would think that was chalk. But, if you look closely, you will see some shorter prices in here. But, before you pull the trigger. Check out the tier levels to ensure value.

Race #7 – G-2 San Fernando Stakes – Take a gander at #2 Viscount (6-1). Garrett Gomez is up in the saddle for Baffert, and they are no strangers. He is 2/3 ITM, and 3/5 ITM on the synthetic ovals. Looking back at a second off the layoff, and we all know this is a players angle. This is a son of Orientate. The last race for this firecracker was right along the rail last out, and was a nice peek into the future. I would take a hard look at the complete tiers as there may be hidden value waiting for the taking.

So, go get em… What are you waiting for? There is more action than just the NFL today, and you can cash in right now and get a glimpse into the Derby future.

Good luck, and enjoy the sun!