by Jeremy Plonk
January 26, 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.
Due to pending rains, Friday racing has been cancelled and the racing week will be Saturday-Sunday this week, including a $710,207 Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover into Saturday … Feature races this week include Saturday’s Bob Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita Derby trail, headlined by Los Al Futurity winner Spielberg and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Hot Rod Charlie, as well as Santa Anita Handicap hopefuls in the San Pasqual … Saturday’s Xpressbet Beat the Host contest offers a unique twist this week as the 1/ST BET app’s artificial intelligence picks for Gulfstream and Santa Anita contest races will be the target for contestants to beat.
With the Friday cancellation at Santa Anita, it’s a Gulfstream-heavy Stronach 5 this week. Stronach 5 races this Friday, January 29, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:11
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:42
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:49
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:13
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 30% or greater win rate and showing a flat-bet profit. In fact, a $2 win bet on every 1/ST BET app top handicapping selection last week netted a $36.11 profit over all 36 races offered.
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Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Abel Cedillo had one of his best career weeks at Santa Anita, behind a 22: 9-0-4 record that resulted in a $1.58 ROI for every $1 bet. He won for 7 different trainers, tripling up with Doug O’Neill.
-- Trainer Doug O’Neill was prolific in numbers last week, posting a 16: 6-1-1 record that produced a $1.49 ROI for every $1 bet. Only 2 of his 6 winners were favorites. O’Neill and jockey Abel Cedillo were 3-for-3 in tandem.
-- Trainer Mark Glatt went 7: 2-3-2 with a pair of $11 winners and didn’t have a hiccup along the way. He also had 6-1 and 9-1 shots on the board.
-- Trainer Phil D’Amato was on the verge of a breakout with a 4: 1-2-0 week after going 1-for-11 the week prior. He had a $23 winner and a 6-1 runner-up from those limited starts, all 4 with turf sprinters.
-- Trainer Peter Miller had a second straight off week at 1-for-14, making him just 2-for-25 over the past 2 weeks at Santa Anita.