Free Picks For Santa Anita - 4/17/21

Race 1 at Santa Anita on Saturday is a 1-mile starter optional claiming for three year olds with a purse of $36,000 and field of 7. 1 Play Chicken has two victories at one mile, was second when last out in March, debuts from a new stable today and finishes amongst the leaders. 2 Diva’s Finale has a victory at six furlongs, was fourth when last seen in March and an increase in distance could be a big plus today. 4 Willy The Cobbler has placed in one of five starts, was fifth last time out in February, and finishes in the mix today. 1 Play Chicken to win, Exacta 1-2

Race 2 on Saturday at Santa Anita is a six-furlong claiming for three-year-olds with a purse of $26,000 and field of 6. 1 Raging Waters has four victories in races of up to six furlongs, was a winner when last out in early April and looks for a double today. 4 Pappy Boyington has a victory at five furlongs, was second when last seen earlier in April and looks to go one better today. 5 Kennebec has a victory at one mile, was 4th last time out in March but on a big drop in grade merits respect today. 5 Kennebec to win, Exacta 5-1

Race 3 at Santa Anita on Saturday is a 5 and 1/2 furlong starter optional claiming for three-year-olds with a purse of $36,000 and field of 6. 1 Musical Gem was a winner last out in March has a talented jockey in the saddle, and finishes amongst the leaders today. 2 Joe Don Looney has a victory at six furlongs, was third when last seen in March and has a top-rated jockey in the saddle. 6 Reckoning Day was a winner last time out in December, jockey selection is a big plus and looks for a double today. 6 Reckoning Day to win, Exacta 6-1

Race 4 at Santa Anita on Saturday is a 1-mile claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $24,000 and field of 7. 1 Western Smoke has a victory at four furlongs, was second when last out in March and jockey selection is a big plus. 6 Betito was a winner when last seen earlier in April, has a top rated jockey in the saddle and looks for a double today. 7 Zorich has a victory at one mile, was second last time out in March and on these terms is the one the rest must catch. 7 Zorich to win, Exacta 7-1

Race 5 on Saturday at Santa Anita is the six-furlong Mizdirection Stakes for 4 year olds and up with a purse of $75,000 and field of 6. 2 Superstition has three victories at six furlongs was a winner when last out in February, and has been victorious in three of the last four outings. 3 Constantia has three victories in races of up to one mile, was third when last seen in February and has one of the best in the business on board. 5 Leggs Galore has five victories in races of up to six furlongs, was a winner last time out in March, arrives here in excellent form and bids for a hat trick today. 5 Leggs Galore to win, Exacta 5-2

Race 6 at Santa Anita on Saturday is the one mile Maiden claiming for three year olds with a purse of $25,000 and field of 8. 4 Big Well has not placed in either of two starts, was fifth when last out in January, but a drop in grade today is a big plus. 5 Call Nine One One has not placed in either of two outings, was sixth when last seen in March but faces an easier outing today. 7 Mount Pelliar has not placed in any of eight starts, was sixth last time out in March but a drop in class deserves respect today. 4 Big Well to win, Exacta 4-7

Race 7 at Santa Anita on Saturday is the seven-furlong allowance optional claiming for 4 year olds and up with a purse of $65,000 and field of 6. 1 Ce Ce has four victories in races of up to one mile, was fifth when last out in November but a drop in class merits respect from the rest. 4 Happier has victories at both six and seven furlongs, was a winner when last seen in February and has yet to be beaten. 6 Himko has been a winner twice at six furlongs, was well back when last seen but a drop in grade is a big help today. 1 Ce Ce to win, Exacta 1-4

Race 8 at Santa Anita on Saturday is the one mile and 1/8 Californian Stakes for 4 year-olds and up with a purse of $200,000 and field of 5. 2 Magic has victories at both six furlongs and one mile, was a winner when last out in March and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 3 Country Grammer has two victories at 1 mile, was fifth when last seen in August, leaves from a highly respected barn and merits respect from the rest. 5 Independence Hall has four victories in races of up to one mile, was 4th last time out in March and on a drop-in grade holds the leading claims today. 5 Independence Hall to win, Exacta 5-2

The 9th and final race at Santa Anita on Saturday is a 5 1/2 furlong Maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $22,000 and a field of 14. 3 Sweet Sonny has placed in one of eight starts, was fifth when last out in March and drops in class today. 5 RowanGoesHollywood has not placed in either of two outings, was sixth when last seen in July but merits respect after a drop-in grade today. 11 La V. has placed in two of five starts, was second last time out in March and looks to go one better today. 5 RowanGoesHollywood to win, Exacta 5-3

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