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Santa Anita Picks and Plays Saturday, February 6, 2016

Santa Anita Picks and Plays Saturday, February 6, 2016: Saturday features a very nice race card at Santa Anita that includes a Road to the Kentucky Derby race and a Kentucky Oaks prep race. The long-awaited two-year-old champion filly Songbird is back in the Las Virgenes Stakes, and Mor Spirit will try to become a serious Derby contender in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Additionally, the older horses can prove their potentials in the San Antonio Stakes and the San Marcos Stakes. This weekend, we are analyzing the last four races of the Santa Anita card and making some plays.

Santa Anita Park Picks and Plays

Bob Baffert’s trio of El Kabeir, Hoppertunity and Cat Burglar will all hope to cash in on the $500,000 purse in Saturday’s 79th running of the Grade II San Antonio Stakes at 1 1/8 miles contested on the main track.
Photo: Zoe Metz/Clockers’ Corner

6) 10, 7, 8, 2
Rock Shandy should appreciate stretching out to one mile, a distance at which he will feel most comfortable. Rock Shandy is moving from dirt to turf, but that shouldn’t be a problem because he ran very nice races on the grass, including his only win. Grachus the Hunter is always in the mix and is working very well for this race. Tuco made his U.S. debut on December 26, 2015, with just one recorded workout and finished a respectable fourth. He needed the experience of that race, so he should improve this time. Lovenseek is the speed of the speed and is literally flying in the mornings. His trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has a high winning percentage in the first race after he claims a horse.

7) 5
It is well known that Hoppertunity doesn’t like to win races and always finds a way to lose, but with the absence of Dortmund, he should win this race very easily. In my opinion, Hoppertunity is facing a weaker field than he has faced in months, so this is the time to show he can win races. Last time in the San Pasqual won by California Chrome, he was off slow at the start and was rolling late. I’m singling him in all my plays.

8) 7, 6
In the San Marcos (GII), I’m giving the slight edge to Flamboyant because he greatly improved from his last race in October of 2015. It looks like the break has helped him to improve. I’m drawing a line through Ganesh’s last race, mainly because he had an uncomfortable trip and was unrecognizable that day, finishing in the back of the pack. Flavien Prat is back in the saddle, and with a clean trip, he has a shot to win at good odds.

9) 12, 5, 1
Seventh Sense is a full sibling to the nice sprinter Reneesgotzip and has been recording fast workouts for her debut. Additionally, Hollendorfer usually has his first-time starters ready to win. Mucho Chrome was a bit slow at the start and also was wide all throughout the trip, but he was able to manage a creditable fourth place in his debut. With a better trip, he’s eligible to improve this time around. Storm the Shore was third in his first start after showing some speed. He is eligible to improve, and if he breaks well, he will be tough to beat.

Santa Anita Picks and Plays Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pick 4
6) 10, 7, 8, 2
7) 5
8) 7, 6
9) 12, 5, 1
Daily Double
8) 7, 6
9) 12, 5, 1

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