by Jeremy Plonk
January 13, 2021
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Santa Anita Park. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in Southern California. And be sure to support “The Great Race Place” by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Santa Anita Park.
The Rainbow 6 starts this Friday-Sunday racing week with a $309,483 carryover, while the Super High Five has a $57,690 carryover as well … Saturday’s program features 5 stakes for California-breds topping $900,000 in purses … Sunday’s main event will be the Grade 3 Astra for turf marathon fillies and mares … The dual-track Golden Hour Double and Golden Hour Pick Four return to Santa Anita with Golden Gate’s 2021 opening day. Match the winners in the last race at each track each day, as well as the final 2 on each card ... Xpressbet Beat the Host this week will pit Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White against the public, matching 5 contest races from Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park for a share of $60,000 in seasonal prizes.
Last week’s $1 Stronach 5 paid $6,382 to 16 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, January 15, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 8
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 9
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 3
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields 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 Park last week, each winning at a 26% or greater win rate and all the speed category.
Jockey 2 Yr Win %
Last Late Pace
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer John Sadler was 8: 2-0-3 on the week after going 2-for-18 to start the season. His winners were $14 and $60 doozies, both coming on turf.
-- Trainer Phil D’Amato had a 5: 2-1-1 record that included a $35 winner on turf and a 22-1 runner-up on dirt. After starting the meet 1-for-10, he’s now 4-for-14 since.
-- Trainer Kristin Mulhall made the most of limited chances, going 2-for-2 on the week with short-priced horses at 3-2 and 9-5, both in 6-furlong dirt sprints. The barn is now 7: 4-0-1 at the young meet with a $3.36 ROI for every $1 bet.
-- Trainer Shelbe Ruis won with her only starter last week ($8.20) and now is 4: 3-0-1 at the meet.
-- Jockey Umberto Rispoli owned the joint, posting an 18: 7-2-2 record and massive $3.58 ROI for every $1 bet. Rispoli was 11: 4-1-1 on turf. The top pilot managed $17, $20 and $60 winners.
-- Favorites underperformed for the second straight week at 8-for-28 (29%), making them just 17-for-64 over the past 2 weeks (27%). Allowance favorites are just 3-for-19 at the meet after a 1-for-7 week.