Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday 4/1/23

Horse Racing Picks from Santa Anita on Saturday, April 1.
Horse Racing Picks from Santa Anita on Saturday, April 1. / Associated Press

The Santa Anita Classic Meet continues Saturday at "The Great Race Place" with 9 races and post time at 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. local.

As always, check the program for scratches and changes, and monitor the weather and track conditions.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races after adjusting for track, distances, and conditions).

Santa Anita Betting

According to numberFire horse racing projections, these are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today.

1. Tizz a Good Thing and Billbernjoejohnick, Race 5

FanDuel Racing Odds: 3/1 and 5/2
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Race 5 is a Maiden Special Weight for Cal-breds sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. These races are like a 4 to 4 1/2 furlong race on dirt. The numberFire picks like Tizz a Good Thing (3/1) to win in her debut for trainer Carla Gaines with very sharp works in place. Both Uncle John (6/1) on debut and Billbernjoejohnick (5/2) are projected to finish in-the-money. Billbern finished third in both his recent two races with improved speed figures.

2. School Dance and Closing Remarks, Race 7

FanDuel Racing Odds: 3/1 and 2/1
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Race 7 is the $200,000 Grade 2 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 mile on the turf. The numberFire data projects School Dance (3/1) to outduel Closing Remarks (2/1) in the final furlong to the finish.

School Dance finished 2nd in a Grade 1 race here in Dec., but missed the board in two graded stakes since. Closing Remarks has hit the board here in three straight graded stakes and has been a consistent runner at "The Great Race Place."

3. An Agent Mistake and Glenall, Race 9

FanDuel Racing Odds: 4/1 and 5/1
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Race 9 is an Optional Claimer for fillies and mares at 1-mile on the turf. The numberFire algorithm projects An Agent Mistake (4/1) to win ahead of European runner Glenall (5/1) and Ghostem (5/1).

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