by Jeremy Plonk
October 6, 2020
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Santa Anita. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in Southern California. And be sure to support Santa Anita by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Santa Anita.
The 20-cent Rainbow Pick 6 carryover will be $243,835 as live racing resumes this week Friday through Sunday … State-bred turf sprinters are in the spotlight with Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff and Sunday’s $100,000 California Flag Stakes … Jockey Umberto Rispoli returns to the Santa Anita jockey’s room Friday after competing at Keeneland last weekend, a road trip that netted a pair of stakes runner-ups while winless from 10 mounts over 3 days … Congrats are in order for 2020 Santa Anita Oaks heroine Swiss Skydiver following her historic victory in the Preakness over Santa Anita Derby runner-up and Kentucky Derby winner Authentic.
The Stronach 5 was not offered last week due to Oct. 2 cancellation of racing at Golden Gate Fields. The wager paid $5,248.90 2 weeks ago to 26 winning tickets with no winner over 6-1 odds. The Oct. 9 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races (beginning at 3:58 pm Eastern):
Leg A – Gulfstream Park West Race 8
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 7
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 8
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 4
Leg E – Golden Gate Race 3
1/ST BET Top Factors Last Week:
Horseplayers using the 1/ST BET app saw the most success with these 3 of the 52 handicapping filters for Santa Anita last week, each winning 25% or more. For the second straight week, Best Speed Last 3 appeared among the top-3 factors.
Earnings at Distance
Best Speed Last 3
Jockey 6 Month Win %
Trends Last Week
--Trainer Peter Miller kept the heat on once again with a 12: 5-5-1 week for 42% wins and a $1.13 ROI for every $ 1 bet. All 5 winners were 3-1 or less odds.
--The Peter Eurton barn was on point at 5: 3-1-0 with limited strikes. He won short and long on dirt, as well as on turf during the week while popping a $3.18 ROI for every $1 bet.
--Trainer Mark Glatt posted a 6: 3-2-1 mark that didn’t miss a beat while all 6 starters were bet to 7-2 or less odds. Glatt was 2-for-2 teamed with jockey Abel Cedillo.
--Trainer Manuel Ortiz Sr. went 2-for-3 in limited bids and posted $7 and $16 winners on the dirt. The barn was 0-for-12 at Santa Anita in 2020 before the recent run.
--Jockey Flavien Prat ran wild in Umberto Rispoli’s absence with a 24: 9-8-3 mark. That’s 38% wins and 71% in the exacta, while going 4-for-4 aboard Peter Miller trainees.
--Favorites were a paltry 2-for-16 on the dirt last week, and just 6-for-33 at the meet so far. The chalk has posted 16 runner-up finishes in a hard-luck run.
Trends Last 2 Weeks
--While favorites struggle on the main track, they’re dominating on turf. They’re 14-for-29 at the meet (48% win and 69% in the exacta). The Peter Miller barn is 4-for-5 with turf favorites so far.
--Trainer Doug O’Neill has gone 1-for-16 in each of the first 2 weeks of the meet for a surprising 2-for-32 start.