SPECIAL HOLIDAY RACING AT SANTA ANITA PARK
SELECTIONS FOR JANUARY 18, 2021:
#2 HALLOWED GIFT is coming off a solid effot at Los Alamitos and showed speed in 21, 45 and did not give up in the end. Off that effort, ,Roasario should have this one primed to break its maiden today. This 4 year old by Bodemeister could be in a perfect stalking position from the rail. #1 JUNGLE ROAR and #5 QUESTION AUTHORITY pose the biggest threats to win this maiden race. If playing exotics use 1,2,5 in any pick 4, pick 5 or pick 6 wagers. The class edge for HALLOWED GIFT will end up being the difference in this race.
THE PICK: #2 HALLOWED GIFT, #1 JUNGLE ROAR, #5 QUESTION AUTHORITY
#5 SPRING TO SUMMER is our long shot of the day today. At double digit odds this one has the looks of running a big effort today. In her debut she was claimed for 40k by trainer Falcone at the spa. He did run back at Belmont but was completely flat on that effort, but on the that day, the tuf course was playing tricky and Manual Franco had her in the wrong spot as speed was favoring on that turf course that day. Now Falcone brings this one to Santa Anita and picks up Roasario. The cutback in distance here is something that I am confident about, as SPRING TO SUMMER should be closer to the front end. Regardless, you can expect Roasario to have this one in the right spot, unlike her last effort at Belmont. 8/1 odds is Juicy here.
THE PICK: #5 SPRING TO SUMMER 8/1 ODDS (PLAY FOR FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD)
#4 MUCHO UNUSUAL, George Krikorian's California-bred horse who has not been off the board in 8 starts is today's best bet. She cuts back in distance off a win and picks up Roasario. #1 BROOKE is one that is making its US debut but comes in this race off a lot of hype- as horse has been training like a monster! However, this race goes through MUCHO UNUSUAL and is a single in any Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pick 6.
THE PICK: #4 MUCHO UNUSUAL, #1 BROOKE