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1/ST Look Santa Anita Stats: McCarthy Rolls Into Belmont

by Jeremy Plonk

June 1, 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.


With a Rainbow 6 carryover of $353,386 heading into Friday’s card, Santa Anita will have a mandatory Rainbow 6 payout on Sunday (estimated pool $3 million if the carryover continues) … There’s also a $17,709 Super High Five carryover into the Friday action … Runhappy Santa Anita Derby winner Rock Your World and Lewis Stakes runner-up Rock Your World are among 8 entrants in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes … Leading jockey Flavien Prat will be in New York to ride Friday and Saturday … This week’s feature race will be Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Code for 3-year-old turf sprinters … The final day of racing for the current meet will be Sunday, June 20.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 paid $1,297.70 on May 28 to 79 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, June 4, will be (all times ET):

Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:15
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 6 with an approximate post time of 4:34
Leg C – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:09
Leg C – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:28
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 5:36

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 22% or greater win rate and showing a flat-bet profit. The factor Avg. Best 2 of Last 3 Speed was a top-3 factor at SA for the second straight week.

Speed Last Race
Avg. Best 2 of Last 3 Speed
Last Purse

Trends Last Week

-- Jockey Juan Hernandez led the riders with a 6-22 record (27%) that netted a $3.08 ROI for every $1 bet. He piloted victories at $6, $8, $13, $15, $29 and $61 for 6 different trainers. With Flavien Prat away this weekend, Hernandez could be in the spotlight.

-- Jockey Tiago Pereira made the most of limited mounts at 9: 3-1-0, popping $12, $15 and $40 winners for a $3.82 ROI for every $1 bet.

-- Trainer Mark Glatt’s runners were 8: 3-2-2 with winners paying $4, $6 and $10 and an 11-1 runner-up in the mix. His route runners were 3: 2-1-0 on any surface.

-- Trainer Carla Gaines had one of her best weeks of the meet at 6: 3-0-0, netting $4, $7 and $15 winners. All 3 victories came in the maiden ranks. The barn was 1-31 since the start of April before the recent perk-up.

-- Trainer Michael McCarthy continued his extended strong run with a 9: 3-0-1 mark, highlighted by Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile winner Smooth Like Strait. The Preakness-winning barn is hitting 26% with a $1.95 ROI for every $1 bet at Santa Anita since April 4.

-- Favorites were a rock-solid 8-18 on turf with 44% wins. They hit 39% on grass for the month of May.