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My top choices struck in 5 of the 10 races at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 10. See the full card highlights and analysis below, and check out my daily full card analysis at Santa Anita Park on my Shop Page.

Santa Anita Full Card Highlights for Saturday (2-10-24)

SA 2 BIG CITY LIGHTS ($2.80), Trifecta ($8.80)

Double (races 1-2, $31.40)

SA 3 EL REY DORADO ($5.40)

Double (races 2-3, $9.00)

Pick 3 (races 1-3, $83.00)

SA 7 ENJOY IT STRAIT ($10.00), Trifecta ($323.40)

Double (races 6-7, $152.60)

Pick 3 (races 5-7, $290.00)

SA 8 MISSED THE CUT (SA Best Bet #2, $4.40)

Double (races 7-8, $35.40)

Pick 3 (races 6-8, $284.20)

SA 10 STAY AND SCAM ($3.60), Trifecta ($59.60)

Double (races 9-10, $13.20) 

Pick 3 (races 8-10, $29.60)

Late Pick 4 (races 7-10, $232.20)

50 cent Late Pick 5 (races 6-10, $513.50)

$1 Pick 6 (races 5-10): 5 of 6 – $25.20

$3 Turf Pick 3 (races 6, 8, 10) – $199.50

GG 7 ENDLESSLY ($3.40)

$1 Golden Hour Pick 4 (SA 9, GG 7, SA 10, GG 8) – $120.90

$5 Golden Hour Double (SA 10, GG 8) – $91.00

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

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SANTA ANITA PARK full card + bonus races at GG & TAM for Saturday (2-10-24)

By Jarrod Horak

SA Weather: Sunny. High 61. SA Best Bets (races 4, 8) 

SA Early Pick 5 and Late Pick 5 Spread Tickets included in .pdf file

SA Early Pick 4, Middle Pick 4, and Late Pick 4 tickets included below

$1 SA Pick 6 tickets included below

$3 SA Turf Pick 3 tickets included below

SA Rolling Double & Pick 3 tickets included below

$1 Golden Hour Pick 4 & $5 Golden Hour Double tickets included below

February 10 Picks:

SA 1 (OC-50k/1x, 8T)

Primary – #8 IRISH PATSY, #3 Madiha

Secondary – #4 Cornelia Fort, #5 Hennys Crazy Train, #7 Thirty Carats, #6 Myfavoritedaughter

Wagers: #8 to win, Exacta box 3-8, Trifecta 3-8/3-4-5-8/3-4-5-6-7-8

Comments: #8 Irish Patsy (7-2) rallied for the show in the Lady of Shamrock Dec. 31. She won three turf races last year including a pair at one mile, and she might run past this group under Rosario. #3 Madiha (5-1) stretches back out and might be on the lead under her winning rider Espinoza. She is a fairly reliable performer at SA and she handles this flat mile distance as well. #4 Cornelia Fort (6-1) can run on anything. She won a pair of flat mile turf races last year, and fired trifecta shots in all five attempts on fast dirt (2 wins). She exits a state bred win at a mile on dirt and her winning pilot Fresu stays put. #5 Hennys Crazy Train (4-1) is 6-for-15 on fast dirt and 0-for-3 on turf. In her last 8T start on Jan. 7, she stalked, led, and was clearly second best. Berrios stays put and she should work out a decent tactical trip. #7 Thirty Carats (4-1) started turning the corner when setting the pace and holding the place in a local flat mile MSW affair at 24-1 odds last October. She stalked and scored by a length at the end of last year, and rallied mildly from the outside post to finish 4th at 10T Jan. 21. She cuts back to her winning distance and might go better in her third start after a layoff. #6 Myfavoritedaughter (6-1) went too fast on the lead before weakening to 6th of 7 at 10T Jan. 21. Dettori hops aboard and he is 2-for-2 with Cerin, and the 3-for-30 mare has struck twice at this distance.

SA 2 (G3 Palos Verdes, 6f)

Primary – #3 BIG CITY LIGHTS

Secondary – #5 Hopkins, #4 See Through It

Wagers: Trifecta 3-5-4

50 cent Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3/4/1-4-6/1-3-4 ($4.50) 

50 cent Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3/1-4-7/6/1-3-4 ($4.50) 

50 cent Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3/1-4-7/1-4-6/4 ($4.50) 

50 cent Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3-4-5/4/6/1-3-4 ($4.50) 

50 cent Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3-4-5/4/1-4-6/4 ($4.50) 

50 cent Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3-4-5/1-4-7/6/4 ($4.50) 

$1 Early Pick 4 (races 2-5): 3-5/1-4/1-6/3-4 ($16) 

Comments: #3 Big City Lights (1-1) was part of the exacta in all eight starts and is 3-for-3 at SA. He pressed and prevailed by a half-length as the favorite over Newgate in a salty optional-claimer Jan. 6. Prat knows the sharp early-pressing type now. #5 Hopkins (6-5) drew outside the other speed in this compact field. He pressed and scored in this race last year. After that win, he shipped to Dubai and finished a close 4th of 14 in the G1 Golden Shaheen (beaten 1 length). He was shelved for 9+ months and set the pace and was second best as the beaten chalk in a local allowance event Jan. 19. Hernandez knows him well and he handles this course and distance, and he drilled a best of 112 bullet for this Feb. 3. #4 See Through It (5-1) upset Hopkins at 18-1 odds in a local allowance sprint Jan. 19. The 13-time winner has fired trifecta shots in 28 of 39 outings, and he will probably land a minor share.

SA 3 (OC-20k/1x, CA-bred, 8f)

Primary – #4 EL REY DORADO, #1 Kerry Gold

Secondary – #7 Speed Grazy

Wagers: #4 to win, Exacta 4-1, Trifecta 1-4/1-4-7/1-4-7

Comments: #4 El Rey Dorado (4-1) attended the pace and won back-to-back dirt sprints on Dec. 8 and Jan. 6. He dueled and weakened to 4th of 6 on Jan. 13. Mick Ruis shows a profit with his first route starters and the gelded son of Bolt d’Oro is probably the one to catch. #1 Kerry Gold (9-5) fired trifecta shots in 9 of 11 starts last year and he won three turf routes. He returned to dirt, stalked wide, and finished 4th by a length in a 4-horse field as the beaten favorite Jan. 12. His winning rider Prat stays put and he should be forwardly placed from the inside post. #7 Speed Grazy (5-2) won four races in NoCal last year. He moved to the Glatt barn and finished an even 4th of 6 at LRC Dec. 15, and rallied to miss by a head in a 4-horse field Jan. 12. Dettori knows him now and he will try to get involved from off the pace.

SA 4 (MSW, CA-bred, 6.5T) – SA Best Bet

Primary – #6 JANE KENDEIGH, #1 Runamileinmyshoes

Secondary – #4 Girlcanthelpit

Wagers: Exacta 6-1, Trifecta key 6/1-4

$2 Middle Pick 4 (races 4-7): 6/4/5-6-7-8/4-7-8-9 ($32)

Comments: #6 Jane Kendeigh (9-5) stalked, led, and missed by a nose as my top choice in her local turf sprint bow Jan. 14, and Runamileinmyshoes was 3rd that day. D’Amato shows a profit with second timers and Prat got to know her last time. #1 Runamileinmyshoes (5-2) was the beaten favorite in both turf sprints. She stalked from the inside post and missed by a half-length in her 5T bow, and battled on the pace and missed by less than a length in a close show finish Jan. 14. Mullins shows a profit with his second after a layoff starters and Hernandez strings along. #4 Girlcanthelpit (5-1) broke slow and was along for the show in her state bred $50k dirt sprint bow Nov, 19. She was 12-1 in a similar local turf sprint Jan. 14 and was along for the show again. She adds blinkers and will try to get involved from off the pace.

SA 5 (G3 Las Virgenes, 8f)

Primary – #4 KOPION, #3 Kinza

Secondary – #1 Nothing Like You

Wagers: Trifecta 4-3-1

$1 Pick 6 Ticket (Races 5-10): 3-4/7-8/7-9/1-3/2-9/6 ($32)

Comments: #4 Kopion (6-5) drew outside her two main rivals. She stalked the pace and dusted Saturday’s rival She’s a Tempest as the overwhelming favorite in her sprint bow at DMR. She was the strong favorite again in the G3 Santa Ynez Jan. 7, and she controlled the pace and dominated three overmatched rivals. Prat stays put and Mandella’s $270k Omaha Beach filly stretches out after two sprints. #3 Kinza (1-1) romped by 7 1/2 lengths in her local dirt sprint bow Dec. 29. Hernandez chose this one over her stablemate Nothing Like You, and Baffert’s $350k Carpe Diem filly could easily be this good. #1 Nothing Like You (6-1) won her last three starts for Baffert. She stretched out and wired the field by 6 1/2 lengths as the favorite in her maiden win, and turned back and just got up in the Desi Arnaz Nov, 18. She stretched back out and controlled the pace from the inside post in a sharp 5 1/4 length tally in the G2 Starlet last time. She should be in the hunt from the outset under her new rider Dettori.

SA 6 (Clm-32k, 6T)

Primary – #8 EXULTATION, #7 Give Me the Lute

Secondary – #6 Kanderel, #5 Barristan the Bold

Wagers: #8 to win, Exacta box 7-8, Trifecta 7-8/5-6-7-8/5-6-7-8

$3 Turf Pick 3 (races 6, 8, 10): 8/1/1-2-6-9 ($12)

$3 Turf Pick 3 (races 6, 8, 10): 8/1-3-5/6 ($9)

$3 Turf Pick 3 (races 6, 8, 10): 5-6-7-8/1/6 ($12)

Comments: #8 Exultation (2-1) had his 4-race win streak snapped as the chalk in a nose defeat vs. $50k turf sprinters Jan. 5. Hernandez oped for Give Me the Lute and his new rider Rosario is 1-for-1 with Eurton. The tactical 9-year-old gelding might score on the drop. #7 Give Me the Lute (5-2) won his last four turf sprints as the favorite. He was claimed out of his last two starts for $25k and Mulhall has good stats first after the claim. Hernandez sticks with the sharp, versatile 10-for-29 gelding. #6 Kanderel (6-1) rallied for the place in his last three sprints. He should be finishing under Gutierrez. #5 Barristan the Bold (5-1) is 0-for-5 at this distance so I am a bit skeptical of his chances at 6T. He brings good recent form to the table and should get pace to chase. He might be able to land a share.

SA 7 (OC-20k/1x, CA-bred, 6f)

Primary – #9 ENJOY IT STRAIT, #7 Bag’s Gold

Secondary – #8 Minister Shane, #4 Spiritual Advisor

Wagers: #9 to win, Exacta box 7-9, Trifecta 7-9/4-7-8-9/4-7-8-9

$2 Late Pick 4 (races 7-10): 4-7-8-9/1/2-9-10-11/6 ($32)

Comments: #9 Enjoy It Strait (4-1) is a 7-for-16 gelding. He won back-to-back claiming races at GG last March and April, and shipped to SA and finished a clear 3rd when last seen more than nine months ago. Prat takes the call and he does business with Glatt. #7 Bag’s Gold (5-2) battled on the pace in both of his dirt sprint wins, and Hess Jr. claimed him out of a romping $16k/2L victory at DMR in August, He made a wide middle move from the outside post and split a 12-horse field Sept. 10, and the top two finishers were next-out winners. He was an even 4th Nov. 12, and landed the place under Dettori Jan. 13. #8 Minister Shane (3-1) raced wide and finished a clear 3rd in a similar dirt sprint at DMR Nov. 12, and that was a relatively fast race with Book Smart and Colt Fiction finishing 1-2. He was 7th of 10 vs. open entry level turf sprinters Dec. 26, and landed the show under Fresu in his third start after a layoff Jan. 13. #4 Spiritual Advisor (6-1) hit the board in his last two optional-claiming starts. He can maintain form in his third start after a layoff.

SA 8 (G3 San Marcos, 10T) – SA Best Bet

Primary – #1 MISSED THE CUT, #3 Balladeer

Secondary – #5 Planetario

Wagers: #1 to win, Trifecta 1-3/1-2-5/1-3-5

Comments: #1 Missed the Cut (2-1) should save all the ground behind the speed under Rosario. He could not match strides with red-hot closer Easter in a runner-up finish in the G2 San Gabriel at 9T Dec. 26. He romped on dirt in the G3 Tokyo City at 1 1/2 miles last fall, and he won multiple races at a mile and a quarter when he raced overseas. #3 Balladeer (3-1) got clear early and stole the local G2 John Henry at 10T last fall. He set the pace and weakened in the G1 BC Turf, and made the lead and finished 4th of 7 in the G2 Hollywood Turf Cup at 12T last time. He is dangerous at this trip if he slows things down on the front end. #5 Planetario (5-2) won two races at this distance in Brazil in 2021. Since arriving in the US, he won the San Juan Capistrano (G3) at 1 3/4 miles and exits a neck victory in the Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) at 12T. He is just getting warmed up at this distance and might run out of ground in a race without much pace to chase.

SA 9 (Clm-16k/2L, 5.5f)

Primary – #9 TOLEDO ROCKET, #2 Grand Tiger

Secondary – #10 Mister Beams, #11 Rogue Son

Wagers: #9 to win, Exacta box 2-9, Trifecta 2-9/2-9-10-11/2-9-11-12

$1 Golden Hour Pick 4 (SA 9, GG 7, SA 10, GG 8): 2-9-10-11/3-6-8/6/3-4-6-8 ($48) 

Comments: #9 Toledo Rocket (4-1) stalked and scored at 5-2 odds in his $20k bow at LRC late last year and O’Neill claimed him that day. He had a bad start and never recovered when running last of 4 in a local 6f affair Jan. 6. He drops in class and O’Neill is strong with his second after the claim starters. He drilled a 5f gate bullet for this Jan. 28. #2 Grand Tiger (7-2) dueled and graduated by a neck as the favorite in a local $20k maiden claimer Dec. 30. He should be all over the pace under his winning rider Tyler Baze. #10 Mister Beams (3-1) was clearly second best in a similar local sprint Dec. 29. Yakteen has decent stats with his second after a layoff starters. #11 Rogue Son (8-1) rallied to win a local $20k maiden claimer in 2022, and only raced three times after that. Craig Lewis has him now and this is his first start since December 2022. He will try to get involved in the stretch under Berrios.

SA 10 (OC-80k/2x, 6.5T hillside)

Primary – #6 STAY AND SCAM, #1 Ag Bullet

Secondary – #9 Princess Bettina, #2 Kitty Kitana

Wagers: #6 to win, Trifecta 1-6/1-2-6-9/1-2-6-9, Trifecta 6/all/2

$5 Golden Hour Double (SA 10, GG 8): 6/3-4-6-8 ($20)

$5 Golden Hour Double (SA 10, GG 8): 1-2-6-9/4 ($20)

Comments: #6 Stay and Scam (5-2) is always in the top three in turf sprints. She sat in midpack from the inside post and missed by a half-length at this course/distance Nov. 4, and cut back to five panels and rolled to a big 4 1/2 length victory at DMR Dec. 1. Last time in the Sunshine Millions F&M Turf Sprint at 6.5T, she stalked wide and missed by a head. This race seems to be lacking front end speed and this filly should be in the hunt from the outset. #1 Ag Bullet (6-1) wired the field at this course/distance January 2023, and stalked and scored in her next start in the Lady of Shamrock at one mile. She spilt a 10-horse field from the outside post in the Bourbonette Oaks on all-weather ground last March, and she has not raced since. She sports three 5f bullets for this and should attend the pace from the inside post. #9 Princess Bettina (6-1) turns back in her second start after a layoff. Dettori stays put and he booted this one home in the China Doll last March. She will probably stalk the pace from the outside post. #2 Kitty Kitana (3-1) is probably good for at least a share. She is 2-for-14 with nine minor awards on turf, and her winning rider Hernandez got reacquainted with her in a head defeat at 6T Jan. 6.

Rolling Daily Double & Pick 3 Contenders – in order of preference:

1   (8-3-4-5-7-6)

2   (3-5-4)

3   (4-1-7)

4   (6-1-4)

5   (4-3-1)

6   (8-7-6-5)

7   (9-7-8-4)

8   (1-3-5)

9   (9-2-10-11)

10 (6-1-9-2)

ROLLING DAILY DOUBLE/PICK 3 WAGERING STRATEGIES

For Rolling Doubles and Pick 3 tickets, key the top choice in each race to all other contenders. See examples below:

Double (Race 1-2):

Ticket 1 (8-3)

Ticket 2 (8/3-4-5)

Ticket 3 (3-4-5-6-7-8/3)

Double (Races 2-3):

Ticket 1 (3-4)

Ticket 2 (3/1-4-7)

Ticket 3 (3-4-5/4)

Pick 3 (Race 1-3):

Ticket 1 (8-3-4)

Ticket 2 (8/3-4-5/1-4-7)

Ticket 3 (3-4-5-6-7-8/3/1-4-7)

Ticket 4 (3-4-5-6-7-8/3-4-5/4)

GOLDEN HOUR RACES FROM GOLDEN GATE FIELDS  

GG 7 (El Camino Real Derby, 9f)

Primary – #6 ENDLESSLY, #8 Guy Named Joe

Secondary – #3 Wild Jewels

Wagers: #6 to win, Exacta 6/3-8, Exacta 3-8/6

Comments: This is a win and you’re in race for the Preakness Stakes (must be Triple Crown nominee). #6 Endlessly (2-1) rallied to win his first three turf routes including the G3 Del Mar Juvenile Turf and G3 Zuma Beach. He stalked wide and came up empty in the G1 BC Juvenile Turf last time. He tries all-weather ground for Michael McCarthy and Rispoli is his new pilot. He is nominated to the Triple Crown and reminds me of Rombauer (also trained by McCarthy). The latter won this race in 2021 and upset the Preakness Stakes at 11-1 odds later that spring. #8 Guy Named Joe (5-1) was unplaced in his dirt sprint bow and picked up minor awards in three straight flat mile turf races after that. He rallied for the win as the even money favorite in a one mile maiden race on turf at SA Dec. 29. O’Neill’s recent graduate should get pace to chase. #3 Wild Jewels (5-1) came up empty in the Cal Cup Derby on dirt Jan. 13. He won three straight local races on all-weather ground prior to his last including the Golden Nugget and Gold Rush. He will probably stalk the pace and might get first run.

GG 8 (Clm-4k, 8f)

Primary – #4 DARK MYSTERY, #3 Cali Conquest

Secondary – #8 Lord Wimborne, #6 Tex Hanley

Wagers: #4 to win, Exacta box 3-4, Trifecta 3-4/3-4-6-8/3-4-6-8

Comments: #4 Dark Mystery (8-1) was nabbed out of his last for $3.2k and his new trainer Luciano Gabriel is 6-for-15 first after the claim. He fired trifecta shots in 5 of his last 7 starts and should go off at a decent price. #3 Cali Conquest (5-1) made a middle move and raced evenly after that in a 4th of 7 Jan. 21. He earned a decent number in a runner-up finish Jan. 5.

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.