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Key Bets & Races for Monday, December 26


San Simeon Stakes - Race #6 at Santa Anita – Post Time 2:31 PM PT, 5:31 ET

He Will and Holy Lute are winners at the trip and both are drawn well with advantageous outside posts. He Will gets slight preference as he opens at 6/1. He won at the trip in his only try in May and on the cut back from two turns to one (off a pair of wins) gives him a big amount of late energy so he should be rolling past the field late. That's exactly what Holy Lute did in September when winning the Eddie D Stakes down the hill at 10/1. He was overmatched in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint but back where proven has every right to resume his winning ways. 

Betty's Bambino won 4 in a row when last seen 22 months ago, all downhill sprints, and has been working well. Cape Wolfe may go to post near his 15/1 starting odds and is very playable as he finished 2nd in last year's San Simeon at 9/2. Ohio got crowded badly in the stretch in the Eddie D when last seen, well regarded at 7/2. We can ignore that race and so he's got a fine shot. As for exotic bets like the exacta and trifecta, in a deep field in which a decent exacta ticket may be worth the risk, also consider Stormy Liberal, Acceptance and Richard's Boy for 2nd and 3rd. 

Bet He Will and Holy Lute to win at odds of 5 to 2 or more.

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Roy Steele - www.Horsewhispererusa.com - gives his best bet of the Four Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita today.

Race 8 is the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Go back to ARC day first weekend in October and Aidan Obrien Was placed 1,2,3. at Chantilly. When asked about his plans for the Breeders he Replied "Same Again". Never thought much of it till the PP's came out and low and behold the Obrien's have three excellent horses entered in the above race.

Two are from the Cooolmore stable and INTRICATELY 6/1 is trained by son Joseph. Joseph is well versed with Santa Anita becoming the youngest jock to ride a winner in the Breedeers Cup their 4 years ago. Weight has caught up with him and now has an established string of horses under both codes in training in Ireland. Could this be a slam dunk for Ireland.

Rolly Poly - 4/1: a War Front filly is the choice of Ryan Moore who has won twice on her. Comes off a nose defeat in the Cheveley Park Stakes a top G1 2yo race at Newmarket. Gets first time lasix which in a filly is huge.

Intricatley - 6/1: Beat HYDRANGEA by a nose in her last a G1 over 7f. also gets First TIme Lasix. Young Joseph looking to make history.

Hydrangea - 6/1: Will take advantage of the rail and make the pace First time lasix Heffernan has won her and she is a daughter of super sire Galileo will relish a test of stamina.

Recommend Win on Top selection then box for Ex and Tri.

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Santa Anita Park


Race 1

Elkhorn Crown - 7:2

Evicted - 4:1

Pursuit - 6:1

Race 2

Princess Karen - 8:5

Fortunate Queen - 7:2

Go On Mary - 4:1

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Santa Anita


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Santa Anita Park - Opening Day


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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, October 1 including Santa Anita Pick 4


Rodeo Drive Stakes - Race #8 at Santa Anita–Approx. Post Time 4:00 PM PT, 7 PM ET

Avenge is a rapidly improving four year old coming off a pair of wins on turf and peaking at the right time. She just won the Grade 2 John C. Mabee Stakes, the same race last year's Rodeo Drive runner-up (Elektrum) won and she gets Flavien Prat, who has ridden Avenge to four of her five career wins. Considering Avenge has the ability to lead early or sit just off the pacesetter, in this full field that means she should avoid traffic issues many of the others may encounter and that could be the ticket to earning her second graded stakes win in a row. Frenzified won 4 of 11 in her native Great Britain before making her U.S. debut in June. Feeling the effects of having been away from the races for seven months, she finished third in that comeback effort, but two races later she won the CTT & TOC Handicap rather easily, earning a 112 figure that is on par with the 111 and 113 figures that the 2012 and 2014 winners of this race earned and right there with the 113 and 108 figures Avenge earned in her last two starts. Like Avenge, Frenzified can also run close to the front, and from a ground saving inside post she should be in the thick of the action from start to finish. Generosidade posted the 71 to 1 upset this past March when beating males in the San Luis Rey Stakes on this turf course then finished second against males again in the San Juan Capistrano. Winless in three races since, Generosidade may be turning the corner back to top form following a fast closing second behind Frenzified. Last year, Elektrum won the John C. Mabee as a four year old shortly after an allowance level win then finished second in the 2015 Rodeo Drive following that win but is winless in six races since then. On the other hand, Elektrum was narrowly beaten in her two most recent starts, including when third behind Avenge in the Mabee so it would be foolish to leave out Elektrum as a contender when only a half-length short of victory in her most recent race. Decked Out has run nine times so far in 2016, all against three-year-olds. Her only win of the year came in a grade 3 stakes in April but her most recent effort, in the Del Mar Oaks, put her on the radar as a contender in the Rodeo Drive. In the Oaks Decked Out rallied from last of 10 and even though fifth and five paths wide into the stretch she missed catching the winner by a head on the wire. If I went deeper in my contender list, Zipessa, a grade 3 winner one before last, would be next.

Bet Avenge to win at odds of 5 to 2 or higher. Consider win bets, of smaller amounts, on Frenzified at odds of 7 to 2 or higher and on Generosidade at odds of 4 to 1 or higher.

Play an exacta consisting of Avenge, Frenzified, Generosidade, Decked Out, Elektrum and Zipessa.

Play an exacta consisting of Avenge over Frenzified, Generosidade, Decked Out, Elektrum and Zipessa and also play the reverse of that exacta in case Avenge finishes second.

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race1. 3,4,5  

race2. 2,1,6,

race3. 2,5,8,

race4. 4,6,5,

race5, 1,3,8,

race6. 6,3,10,                                             FINAL WINNING PICKS RESULTS SANTA ANITA FRI NIGHT WINNERS ON TOP  15.40,7.20, TWO EXACTAS 34.40,40.80, PROFIT 3-8 CASHED 4-8  PICKS

race7. 1,4,7,                                               PICKS SHOWED PROFIT FOR FR SANTA ANITA

race8..  2,7,4,

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Santa Anita - 6/20        


Race 1-

1.Papa Turf


3.Hot Lightning

#4 PAPA TURF, a winner of just 1 of 17, looks pretty formidable in this spot. Strong Beyers are going in the right direction, and was a well clear runner up in an exact spot last out. Gelding has the ability to rate or send, which will work extremely well from this post. After burning money in three straight, #1 OIL ( Norton: "Hey Ralph, maybe the car needs a drop of oil."  Trixie: "That car wouldn't help if you dipped it in Texas." ) finally burst through the maiden ranks in a big way a month ago, and is an obvious threat if able to replicate the effort. #2 HOT LIGHTNING was claimed out of last by Belvoir, and the first thing he does is his Edward Scissorhands impersonation, making one big snip. Espinoza lands here ( rode 'Lightning in last, but that may have been a one shot deal ), and animal gets in 5 pounds lighter.


Race 2-

1.Hye I'm Jack

2.Inexcess Again

3.Player's Charm

Yeah, I know, the #1 HYE I'M JACK has lost ground in each and every start. Yeah, I know, he's immolated dinero in the last 3 to the tune of $2.27-1, but today's the day folks---TODAY'S THE DAY !!! Increasing dirt Beyers too powerful to ignore. #5 INEXCESS AGAIN is a firster from an unraced dam, with a sire that was just 1-5 going one turn on the dirt, with no siblings to report, but this is a 4 year old with a few decent works and trainer is 1-6 with older FTS'ers sprinting on the dirt ( 3 ITM ). #2 PLAYERS CHARM is definitely a 2-3 player based on the figs.


Race 3-

1.Flat Gone

2.Public Policy

3.Buckleberry Grey

#4 FLAT GONE was just a mediocre 4th at this level in last, but it's the start two back that has me intrigued. Against open 25K foes, he once again finished 4th, but the speed figure from that day was healthy enough, and THREE runners from that race won their next start and TWO ran 2nd in theirs ( with one of those placings occurring in an aforementioned winning race ). Furthermore ( and heretofore ), 19% Baltas instantly becomes a 31% winner when running his mid level dirt sprinters off 18-36 day breaks ( $2.20 ROI ). Switch from a 7 pound bug to California's best cements the decision. #3 PUBLIC POLICY displayed improved early hoof in first off the bench foray back in late May, and with a 50% local ITM rate, we'll keep in the mix. #6 BUCKLEBERRY GREY got crushed at the windows in his return off a TWO YEAR layoff, and never looked like a loser at any point in the race. The fact that he was "ridden out" past the line indicates that they saw a big effort and that a stretchout was imminent. Have to leave in, I guess.


Race 4-

1.Know Plans

2.Comanche Ruler

3.Gangnam Guy

#5 KNOW PLANS has rolled "tree trees" in all starts this year, but barn does well on the cutback and we'll give this one a slight edge. #1 COMANCHE RULER has been given a bit of a breather since the Turf Paradise outing, and after what happened, I'd need a breather too ( gelded ). Bullet work last week shows that all went well, and with good speed jock Maldonado signed on, connections will be looking for a wire job. #4 GANGNAM GUY has always been respected mutually, but with a 9:0-4-1 record, can now be officially constituted as a nibbler.  OFF TURF:8-1-10-3-6


Race 5-


2.Cadet Roni

3.Moyo Honey

#5 EXPLICABLE was pretty game coming down the hill despite an awkward beginning, 6 weeks ago. Finished 3rd that day, and now is switched back to what I feel will eventually be his preferred surface. The barn has some nice experience with runners of this type ( turf to dirt, sprint, mdspwt, 28-56 days: 2 for 2 with the winners paying $6 and $18 ). #7 CADET RONI ( Half brother to Rice-a ? ) outran her odds with a clear 2nd in a strung out field last time out, but as the other two starts produced substantially low speed figures, we won't go hog wild with this gal, but will have to include. #4 MOYO HONEY was a sharp 2nd when the curtains went up on May 3rd, but keep in mind this is a June bred facing some older horses today, and the barn is just 0-13 with 2nd time dirt starters.  BEATABLE FAVORITE: #1 DREAMOLOGIST is fron the Dick Mandella barn, and although he's 18% overall, he's just 3-30 with firsters sprinting on the dirt. Tab for later/


Race 6-

1.Molten Image

2.Midnight City

3.Not Enough Eddie

#7 MOLTEN IMAGE bled through Lasix most recently, and Art Sherman smartly gave the gelding 51 days off to recover. Fella had returned off a 2 year respite heading in the right direction with a pair of runner up finishes before things went awry and recent works are good. 'Chrome's conditioner is 5-15 when dropping dirt runners 50% or more ( $2.56 ROI ), as well. #2 MIDNIGHT CITY was up the track in first try against winners but on the upside, the Beyer actually increased, and now Desormeaux drops him down to a more palatable level. #1 NOT ENOUGH EDDIE plummets to a career low today for O'Neill who put this one through a sizzling gate move at Los Al 10 days ago ( 58 2/5 ). 


Race 7-

1.Anytime Anyplace


3.Hero Ten All

#10 ANYTIME ANYPLACE has recently been transferred to the barn of Patrick Gallagher, and over the last 1,826 days ( sometimes I tire of saying 5 years ), he's had but one newbie in his barn run in a turf route off a 14-28 day layoff, and that horse won at $5. Colt has excellent speed, an affinity for this course, a hot jock, and although there's a tremendous recent bullet on the page, that doesn't really impress us, as we know he's fast. What we're liking is the long one mile blowout just before that. The more I type, the more I like. #5 ZINVOR gave up the ghost rather readily in last, despite a glacial 26 flat middle fraction, but has been in the mix in every grass outing, and we'll leave in the mix today. #4 HERO TEN ALL has faced some extremely salty critters ( Dortmund twice, Firing Line, Papacoolpapacool, Bolo, etc. ) and recently scorched a 5 furlong work here with the dogs up. Watch out.  OFF TURF: 12-3-8-9-11  BEATABLE FAVORITE: #6 SOUL DRIVER is from the Jeff Mullins barn, and despite the fact that he's a steady 17% over the last 5 years, he's just 2 for 26 with turf routers returning between 60 & 120 days.


Race 8-

1.Stellar Wind

2.Conquest Curlgirl

3.Fantastic Style

Ugh. I loathe playing horses exiting big name races such as the Kentucky Derby, Breeders' Cup, and Kentucky Oaks, as they're always overbet. However, it's just too damn hard to get past the #9 STELLAR WIND here. Big figs, 2 for 2 at Santa Anita, and a bullet in the holster make this gal as strong as all getout. #7 CONQUEST CURGIRL is thrown into the deep end of the YMCA swimming pool today after wiring maidens a month and a half ago, but there are things in her corner. The number earned in last was vastly improved from the debut, the 379 Tomlinson at the distance say to me that there's room for even more of an upturn from that, and 4 runners from that affair returned to run 4:2-1-1 in their collective next outings. Interesting alternative to the chalk. #10 FANTASTIC STYLE has done very little wrong for Baffert in her 5 sprints ( increasing in distance with each and every outing ) and now stretches out to a 2 turn route for the first time, and we all know the conditioners' prowess with that move.


Race 9-


2.Over Par

3.Los Gatos

#11 UNUSUALLY ( in the starting gate to the right of his half brother ) was making a strong bid to the leader mid stretch in last, when Van Dyke got some butterfingers as the whip went flying late. For all intents and purposes, he was gonna get beat anyway, and the owners punish Drayden by giving him the boot, and take out their frustrations on the horse by going snip-snip. Recent work was decent enough, and Tyler Baze is now the 4th different pilot in as many races. Distorted humor being the dam sire says that today's stretchout shouldn't be an issue. #2 OVER PAR ( which Tiger Woods was10 of on Friday ! ), your likely favorite due to the dropdown, will probably be a bit closer to the pace today with the improved post, and figures right there. #8 LOS GATOS rounds out the tri.  OFF TURF: 9-1-2-11-7

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RACE1  4,2,5   top pick sec/exacta 8.00

RACE2.  2,1,6 top pick oom

RACE3.  4,6,1,  top pick won 3.80,ex straight paid 7.80

RACE4.  4,7,3,

RACE5,  5,9,6,

RACE6. 10-2-1-3

RACE7,  7,1,6

RACE8,  8,1,5,

RACE 9.  6,3,9,10,

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Free Racing Picks from 123bet handicapper Roy Steele.

Santa Anita
Race 1 # 1 Micks Miracle morning line 8/5 + #4 K Thirty Eight morning line 9/5
UK jock K Fallon is over for the ride on the #4, which shall be an expensive trip if he doesn't win. The #1 pick has  a 100% strike record and had more in the locker. Joe Talamo on-board and expected to hit the board.

Play exacta on #4 & #1


Race 2 # 7 Q' Viva morning line 2/1

Four seconds in a row. Today needs to go one better. Win wager only.

Remember to play these and more wagers at www.123bet.com



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Saturday’s card for Santa Anita from Roy Steele International Handicapper....... not a bad card some nice young horses on display with some really high Beyer marks. 

Same as usual Win Wager for top selection then box selections for Ex and Tri and utilize picks for other exotics. 

Santa Anita Sat. May 30th ost Time  12.30 PDT


Race 1     # 1  Believe Too   2/1

               # 6  Rainsford   3/1

               # 3  Bluegrass Sight   4/1


Race 2     # 8  Princess Kendra   8/1

               # 7  Rare Integrity   6/1

               # 5  Aiming Straight   15/1


Race 3     # 8  Artistic Charm   5/2

               # 4  Spelling Again   7/2

               # 7  Warren's Jen Fizz   9/2


Race 4     # 2  Win Wish   4/1

               # 3  All Round Brown   2/1

               # 1  Spike The Punch   9/2


Race 5     # 2  Spanish Queen   2/1

               # 3  Dating Lady Luck   12/1

               # 5  Sharla Rae   6/1


Race 6     # 4 Forest Blue   5/2

               # 5 Desert Dynamo   6/1

               # 1 Spin Forty   6/1


Race 7     # 5 It Is Living Water   7/2

               # 8 Not Enough Eddie   15/1

               # 2 Dead Easy   5/2


Race 8     # 7 Moreno   8/5

               # 9 Sammy Manderville  5/1

               # 8 Catch A Flight   9/5


Race 9     # 12 Pay the Fine   4/1

               # 5 Shanty Irish   6/1

               # Real Big Deal   6/1

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Roy Steele 123bet and 123racing handicappers goes to the sunshine state in search of winners for 123bet players.

We head over to Santa Anita California for their Sunday afternoon card Post Time 3.30 EST.

Value is really hard to find in single wagers but the exotics can ease the pain.

First selection wager to Win then box all three selections for Exacta and Tri each race and Good Luck.

Santa Anita


Race 1     # 5 Explicable   5/2

               # 6 Feel The Charghe   3/1

               # 2 Enchanted Fortune   3/1


Race 2     # 2 Midnight Lady   4/1

               # 3 Alice Road Train   6/1

               # 1 Lucky To Stay home   2/1


Race 3     # 5 Lotta Attitude   2/1

               # 2 Spy Girl   6/1

               # 7 Privilegeded One   3/1


Race 4     # 5 Lucky J Lane   5/2

               # 2 Opsec   3/1

               # 3 Little Curlin   7/2


Race 5     # 1 Starzilla   9/5

               # 8 Crucero   5/2

               # 6 Swing For Defence  7/2


Race 6     # 11Mad Melinda   3/1

               # 4  Goeyen   5/2

               # 3  Bilger's Sapphire   4/1


Race 7     # 4 Jackson Sundown   7/2

               # 7 Rainbow North   5/2

               # 9 A Perfect Day To Fly   3/1


Race 8     # 9 No Problem   7/2

               # 2 Bench Warrant   5/2

               # 5 Pain And Misery   6/1


Race 9     # 5 Gold Journey   5/2

               # 6 Sweet Mamma Now   30/1

               # 7 Behest   4/1

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