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1/ST Look Santa Anita Stats: D'Amato Closes Strong

by Jeremy Plonk

June 15, 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.


Closing week at Santa Anita will be a 3-day run Friday through Sunday with a mandatory payout in all jackpot pools on Sunday … The Rainbow 6 begins Friday with a $140,449 carryover in its jackpot provision – with a projected pool of $2 million if the wager carries to closing day … Seven stakes races will be featured Saturday and Sunday in a furious finish to the meet, including Saturday’s Grade 3 San Juan Capistrano for turf marathon runners, and Sunday’s Grade 3 duo of the American and Wilshire … Phil D’Amato holds a 46-42 edge over Peter Miller in the chase for the meet’s leading trainer title, while Flavien Prat has sewn up the jockey’s title.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 was cancelled last week due to severe weather at Pimlico. The bet paid $2,828.40 on June 4 to 20 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, June 18, will be (all times ET):

Leg A – Pimlico Race 7 with an approximate post time of 3:45
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 5 with an approximate post time of 4:03
Leg C – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:17
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 2 with an approximate post time of 4:30
Leg E – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:00

Note that with the summer closures of Santa Anita and Golden Gate, the Stronach 5 will go on hiatus following this week.

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 39% or greater win rate and a flat-bet profit of $28 or more. Santa Anita’s $52.20 weekly profit for a $2 win bet on each top choice was the 1/ST BET app’s top-performing track of the week.

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Trends Last Week

-- Trainer Phil D’Amato is finishing the meet strong with a 6: 3-0-2 week with all 3 winners in the sprint ranks (turf and dirt). Winners paid $4, $6 and $9, including a pair of allowance victories.

-- Trainer Craig Lewis went 5: 2-0-0, featuring stable star Brickyard Ride in stakes company and a $62 upsetter in maiden claiming company.

-- Trainer Mike Puype had a 5: 2-1-1 record, both winners well-backed at $4 and $5. He has sustained a 22% win rate for the meet – 26% in sprint races on turf or dirt.

-- Jockey Alexis Centeno was 3-for-7, winners paying $4, $23, $62, aboard an average mount at a whopping 27-1 odds.

-- Leading jockey Flavien Prat was back riding full-time after a Belmont trip and was 20: 7-4-5, riding 12 favorites (4 winning favorites) along the way.

-- Favorites were 14: 7-2-3 on the dirt last week.