by Jeremy Plonk
May 4, 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.
A $314,702 Rainbow 6 carryover welcomes players back Friday for a 3-day racing week … Santa Anita basked in a 1-3 finish in the Kentucky Derby by Medina Spirit and Hot Rod Charlie, locally based alumni of the Santa Anita Derby series … This week’s headline races will be the Grade 3 Santa Barbara on turf Saturday and Sunday’s grassy Fran’s Valentine for Cal-breds … Preakness contender Rombauer worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on April 30 in :59.20 for Michael McCarthy … Santa Anita announced its 2021 Autumn Meet stakes schedule, 21 races featured between Oct. 1-31, including 7 stakes with Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In provisions.
Stronach 5 races this Friday, May 7, will be:
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:15 pm ET
Leg B – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:49 pm ET
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:00 pm ET
Leg D – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:06 pm ET
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 2 with an approximate post time of 5:21 pm ET
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 35% or greater win rate. Speed Last Race was a top-3 factor for the fourth straight week.
Jockey Current Meet
Speed Last Race
Avg. Late Pace
Trends Last Week
-- Jockeys Juan Hernandez (5-19) and Tyler Baze (5-19) filled the void at the top of the rider’s standings with Flavien Prat and Umberto Rispoli in Kentucky. Prat went 7: 4-0-2 before departing for Churchill.
-- Trainer John Sadler had a second solid week in a row and now is 14: 4-2-4 during that streak.
-- Trainer Mark Glatt’s runners were on point with a 5: 2-2-0 record that included a $9 winner and 9-1 runner-up.
-- Trainer Mike Puype continued a quiet roll with a 4: 1-2-0 mark making the barn is a strong 24: 8-4-2 at SA since March 20.
-- Trainer Luis Mendez had a 3: 1-2-0 record, all with the 2-year-old babies, maintaining the momentum he had here in 2020 with his juveniles.
-- Favorites were 22 for 27 in the exacta last week, clicking at more than 81% (11 wins, 41%).