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Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover for Saturday (6-19-21): $188,751.

Santa Anita Full Card Highlights for Friday (6-18-21)
SA 2 SUMMER ROSE ($3.80), Trifecta ($57.40)
Double (races 1-2, $19.00)
Pick 3 (races 1-3, $132.60)
Pick 3 (races 2-4, $77.80)
SA 5 Invincibella/Loud Loud Music/Madame Barbarian Trifecta ($355.20)
SA 6 OLE SILVER ($8.20)
Double (races 5-6, $34.80)
Pick 3 (races 4-6, $119.00)
Pick 3 (races 5-7, $361.00)
Double (races 6-7, $66.60)
Pick 3 (races 6-8, $365.00)
SA 9 Hudson Ridge/Flashiest Exacta (SA Best Bet, $13.60)

*Full card highlights based on $2 wagers unless otherwise noted.

Santa Anita Stakes Recaps for Saturday (6-19-21)

Siren Lure – Winner: Kanderel ($10.60)

This race had an odd beginning for a turf sprint. It looked like nobody wanted the front after the start, and suddenly five runners were battling for the lead. Following the gate scrimmage, Tilted Towers was just in front of Texas Wedge, and those two kicked clear early. My top choice Chasin Money figured to attend the pace but did not have a smooth getaway and was wide and near the back while experiencing an uncomfortable trip. The speed was coming back in the stretch and this was anyone’s race. Kanderel rallied from last-to-first while outkicking Commander and Chasin Money. The latter may have won this race with a different journey. Wound Tight was 4th and was followed by Tilted Towers, Texas Wedge, and returnee Tatters To Riches.

Snow Chief – Winner: Jimmy Blue Jeans ($33.40)

Found My Ball went on with it early from the inside post and Jimmy Blue Jeans tracked from 2nd under Kent D. The latter kept turning up the pressure and he got to the lead turning for home. He was clear in the lane but even money favorite None Above the Law was motoring late but ran out of ground and fell a neck short. The latter nipped Ferrariano by a nose for the place. Ingest was an even 4th and Big Talker was 5th. Cargo, Found My Ball, Play Chicken, and Que Sera Sir Ralph.

Melair Stakes – Winner: Fi Fi Pharoah ($6.00)

The pace was honest in this dirt route. Mucha Woman and Omg It’s Jessica kicked clear of the rest for the opening four furlongs or so. The pack started to catch up and Eddie’s New Dream stalked from 3rd and got first run. It was looking good for the latter but Fi Fi Pharoah was patiently handled under Rispoli and found her best stride in the lane and went on by late to score by a half-length. Eddie’s New Dream was clearly second best and I’m So Anna was 6+ ahead of the pack in the third spot. Pawnee was 4th and Mucha Woman and Smoothlikebuttah were next, and Omg It’s Jessica faded to finish well behind the rest.

San Juan Capistrano (G3) – Acclimate ($6.00)

Acclimate got loose early as expected and back-to-back internal fractions of 23.37 and 23.92 put this graded marathon event to bed early. Ricky Gonzalez rode an aggressive race and that is how you pilot a front runner. He ran the stalkers into the ground and put the closers in a vulnerable spot too far back. He was having fun on the front end and was never seriously threatened in a 3+ length victory. Astronaut and Red King picked up the pieces and completed the exacta and trifecta. Ward ’n Jerry edged Lure Him In for 4th and Pillar Mountain (IRE) eased and walked off.

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover for Sunday (6-20-21): $277,870.

Santa Anita Full Card Highlights for Saturday (6-19-21)
SA 1 TEDDY’S BARINO ($10.00)
Double (races 1-2, $36.40)
Double (races 4-5, $9.80)
Double (races 5-6, $66.00)
Pick 3 (races 4-6, $87.00)
SA 7 READY SOUL ($10.80), Exacta ($32.20)
Double (races 6-7, $102.60)
Pick 3 (races 5-7, $310.80)
SA 10 FI FI PHAROAH ($6.00), Exacta ($27.80)
Double (races 10-11, $21.40)

*Full card highlights based on $2 wagers unless otherwise noted.

Santa Anita Full Card Highlights for Sunday (6-20-21)
SA 1 BURGOO ALLEY (SA Best Bet #1, $4.00)
Double (races 1-2, $5.80)
SA 3 On Mars/Moonhally Milly Exacta ($17.00)
Pick 3 (races 1-3, $27.20)
SA 4 BIG CITY LIGHTS ($2.40), Exacta ($7.60)
Double (races 3-4, $10.00)
Pick 3 (races 2-4, $13.00)
Double (races 4-5, $14.20)
Pick 3 (races 3-5, $49.60)
SA Early Pick 4 (races 2-5, $75.40)
SA Early Pick 5 (races 1-5, $217.20)
SA 6 RICOTTA ($12.20)
Double (races 5-6, $52.30)
Pick 3 (races 4-6, $80.40)
Double (races 6-7, $73.60)
Pick 3 (races 5-7, $262.60)
Pick 3 (races 6-8, $191.80)
SA Middle Pick 4 (races 5-8, $1,013.60)
SA 9 WARREN’S SHOWTIME (SA Best Bet #2, $6.00), Exacta ($23.60)
Double (races 8-9, $14.60)
Pick 3 (races 7-9, $92.20)
Double (races 9-10, $22.00)
Pick 3 (races 8-10, $45.60)
Pick 3 (races 9-11, $45.40)
SA Late Pick 4 (races 8-11, $146.80)
SA Late Pick 5 (races 7-11, $687.80)
20 cent Rainbow 6 (races 6-11, $535.90)

*Full card highlights based on $2 wagers unless otherwise noted.

Post by Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.