by Jeremy Plonk
February 2, 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.
$843,236 in Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover money welcomes players back for Friday’s card on a 3-day racing week … Santa Anita will offer a mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6 on Saturday, with a pool estimated to top more than $5 million … Feature races this week include Friday’s rescheduled Baffle Stakes for 3-year-old turf sprinters, as well as Saturday’s San Vicente on the Santa Anita Derby trail and San Marcos, Las Virgenes and Thunder Road on a loaded card … Play Saturday’s Santa Anita online handicapping tournament at Xpressbet.com with Ultimate Betting Challenge seats and cash prizes up for grabs in the $500 live money contest … Saturday’s Xpressbet Beat the Host contest will match players against Gulfstream Park handicapper Ron Nicoletti over 10 contest races from Gulfstream and Santa Anita … Super Bowl Sunday early post time of 11:30 am PT will be in play.
Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $1,053 despite no winners above 4-1 odds. Stronach 5 races this Friday, February 5, will be:
Leg A – Gulfstream Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:15
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:29
Leg C – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:35
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:53
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:17
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 42% or greater win rate and showing a flat-bet profit. It was a deep and tiring, drying out racetrack last week, which may be why Last Turn Time, rarely a top-3 factor at Santa Anita on dirt, was so prevalent.
Best Speed Track
Avg. 2 of 3 Speed
Last Turn Time
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Mark Glatt went 4: 2-0-0 on the 2-day week and added to his solid 7: 2-3-2 mark the previous week. His 2-week total now sits at 11: 4-3-2 at Santa Anita.
-- Trainer Steve Knapp was 4: 2-1-0 with well-backed winners at 4-5 and 9-5, adding a 5-1 runner-up. Knapp is a strong 22% winner at the meet (6-27) with a $1.20 ROI for every $1 bet.
-- Jockey Abel Cedillo was on point at 9: 4-3-0. That’s 44% wins, 78% in the exacta and an ROI of $1.49 for every $1 bet. Among his 2 winners for Bob Baffert was Lewis Stakes winner Medina Spirit. Match that with his 9-22 record 2 weeks ago, and Cedillo is now 13 for his last 31.
-- Jockey Juan Hernandez had a good week at 11: 3-3-1, tough his winners returned just 8-5, 5-2 and 5-2. He did have an 11-1 runner-up with Roman Centurian in the Lewis Stakes.
-- Favorites were fantastic at 16: 8-4-4, all in the money, with 50% wins and 75% in the exacta.
-- Trainer Peter Miller, 0-5 last week, is now on a 2-30 cold streak the past 3 weeks at Santa Anita.