Friday Racing Picks: Santa Anita
Race 4 – Pick #4 Miss Ever Ready (3-1 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG
We had said it before and we will say it again, Umberto Rispoli is probably the best turf rider in the country. He gets on Miss Ever Ready for the first time after finishing fourth in open company maiden special weight last out. Previous start versus state breds the horse finished second at this distance. Rispoli will make the difference here and will time Miss Ever Ready’s move perfectly to get up in time to gain the victory.
Race 6 – Pick #2 War Path (5/2 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG
It is not easy for a jockey to break into the Bob Baffert barn so when it happens, you have earned that spot. Abel Cedillo has done that and has won at 30% for Baffert the past year. He gets on War Path for the first time after that one has finished well to be second while going shorter in last two starts. He should stalk the pace again and this time with the distance being stretched out to nine furlongs, should get up in time for the victory.
Race 8 – Pick #5 Border Town (7/2 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG
Despite having to check on the clubhouse turn, Border Town finished well to be beaten 1 ¾ lengths at this level last out while going shorter at Del Mar in August. After that race, the horse was gelded. He has worked very well since then Richard Mandella, If the surgery relieves the pressure so he can run freely and run back to his works, Border Town should be flying in the stretch and catch the leaders to gain the victory.
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