Santa Anita / $500,000 Free Pick-Four Selections

Super Saturday is living up to its name. There is fast paced Thoroughbred action that is sure to set your wagering heart on fire ! -This Saturday, the track comes alive with one of the best weekends of the year. There is a historic race that will be taking place, and you may have heard of this one. The “Big Cap,” – The first ” Hundred-Grander,” – The race that took the nation by storm in 1940 when Seabiscuit returned from an injury to win the “Big Cap.” There are $1.6 million in stakes, featuring the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap. – Make plans to focus on the late pick four as there is a Guaranteed Pool of $500,000 for handicappers to take their shot. Here is something to get you thinking about the Pick-Four, but be sure to check back and see what the E-Z Win Forms have to say. There is a lot of money up for grabs, and you don’t want to leave any on the table.


The weather forecast call for 83 degrees in Arcadia, and it will be sunny and clear.


Race #8 – The (G-1) Frank Kilroe Mile – 1 mile on the turf – 6:30 pm ET

#1 – Lochte (8-1) – Orlando Bocachica in the saddle for Marcus Vitali, and this son of Medaglia d’ Oro was on the AE list last weekend at Gulfstream and didn’t draw in. He has a 6/6 ITM record on the turf. His efforts and works warrant a hard look.

#4 – Suggestive Boy (6-1) – Joe Talamo up for Ron McAnally. He is 2/4 ITM at SA, and is lightly raced. Turf runners can retain that solid form, and comeback and score at a fair price. He won this race last year off a prep in the Arcadia. Guess where he prepped last out ??

#5 – Za Approval (3-1) – Joel Rosario gets the nod for the Christophe Clement barn. This son of Ghostzapper is 12/15 ITM on the grass, and has been on the shelf since the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Every time Rosario is up, he gets his best effort.

#6 – Winning Prize (7-2) – Corey Nakatani gets the call for the Neil Drysdale barn. He is 1/1 over the SA turf, and 9/9 ITM lifetime on the greensward. This is his 2nd off the layoff move, and his work tab is solid.


Race #9 – The (G-1) Santa Anita Handicap – 1 1/4 – 7:00 pm ET

#1 – Will Take Charge (2-1) – Luis Saez is aboard for D Wayne Lukas, and he is making his second of the year. He was a beaten chalk as a fast closing runner in the (G-1) Donn Handicap. He has been working holes in the wind in the mornings at Oaklawn, and if they are any indication of what we have in store. This guy will be a major player all year.

#2 – Mucho Macho Man (9-5) – Gary Stevens is in the saddle, and all that he needs is a runner with four legs and he can do magic. This son of Macho Uno is 3/3 ITM at SA and is as tough asĀ  nickle steak. He will be laying right behind Game on Dude and gets first shot as the takeover leader.


Race #10 – Alw $58,000 N1X – 6 1/2f – 7:30 pm ET

#2 -Chief Lion (5-1) – Joel Rosario rides for Eoin Harty, and this son of Wildcat Heir is 2/2 ITM at SA. He has tried the turf, poly, and now the dirt. Last race was a good indicator of what we can see right back.

#3 – Oliver’s Tale (3-1) – Brice Blanc in the irons today, and he is a lightly raced son of E Dubai. His record shows 2/2 ITM at SA, and has been on the shelf for 4 months. he can fire fresh, and he is 2/2 ITM at this distance.

#9 – Storm Fighter (4-1) – Edwin Maldonado up for Bruce Headley. This son of Stormin Fever is 2/4 ITM at SA, and the California-bred is dropping way down in class from the (G-1) Santa Anita Derby.


Race #11 – O.C. 40,000 – 1 mile on the turf – 8:00 pm ET

#2- Cervaro (12-1) – Victor Espinoza up for John Sadler, and this son of Lemon Drop Kid is 2/3 ITM at SA. He has a solid late kick, and will need some fractions to get him running late.

#5 – Jules Journey (7-2) – Joe Talamo in the saddle for James Cassidy, and this on of Good Journey is 6/7 ITM at SA. 8/9 ITM on the green, and he cuts back in distance. His works have been honest enough to show promise for the race.

#6 – African Oil (4-1) – Joel Rosario gets the nod from Simon Callaghan. When Rosario rode in S0-Cal, his name was at the top of the charts. Many were glad to see him go, and I heard there was no shortage on rides to the airport for him. New runners to the states gets the barn a (31%) win clip and first lasix yields a (27%) win rate.

#11 – Abbey Vale (4-1) – Rafael Bejarano aboard for Mike Mitchell, and this son of Moss Vale gets first lasix with a drop in weight carried. He ships over from the Lyons barn in Ireland, and the new barn wins (22%). There are some works at the track, and may enjoy the California sunshine. Bejarano could have shopped around for another mount, and had other calls but he ended up with this guy.


Ticket Cost = 4X2X3X4 = $96 for a $1 ticket and $48 for a 50-cent version.

You can use this as an appetizer, and look to the E-Z Win Forms for a detailed approach at taking down the money. There is a great card at Santa Anita, Tampa Bay Downs offers up the (G-2) Tampa Bay Derby and a super under-card. There is just an incredible day of racing, and Super Saturday is living up to the name. Be sure to download the entire card, and stick with the tier levels. Today you will want to have your best game on tap, and Winning Ponies is ready to make your day a winner!