Free Picks For Santa Anita - 5/8/21

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. 3 Dancing Dana has a victory at 5 furlongs, was third when last out in April and merits the respect of the rest. 5 Simmer Down has a victory at 1 mile, was 4th when last seen in April and finishes amongst the leaders today. 6 St Helena has a victory at 1 mile, was fifth last time out in March but cannot be overlooked today. 3 Dancing Dana to win, Exacta 3-6

Race 2 at Santa Anita on Saturday is a six-furlong maiden claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $22,000 and field of 7. 2 Lady Beyonce has placed in one of six starts, was well back when last out in April but on previous form must be given consideration. 4 Mamma Rama has placed in one of three outings, was 7th when last seen in September but has one of the best in the business on board and is the leading contender today. 6 Caught In a Trappe has placed in two of 5 starts, was 8th last time out in August but cannot be overlooked today. 4 Mamma Rama to win, Exacta 4-6

Race 3 on Saturday at Santa Anita is a 6 ½ furlong claiming for four-year-olds and up with a purse of $42,000 and field of 5. 2 Psycho Dar has six victories in races of up to 6 furlongs, was second when last out in April and could go one better today. 4 Real News has four victories at 5 furlongs, was 4th when last seen in January and must be at or near the top of all shortlists today. 5 The Black Album has five victories in races of up to 1 mile, was second last time out in April and holds solid claims today. 4 Real News to win, Exacta 4-2

Race 4 on Saturday at Santa Anita is a 7-furlong allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $63,000 and field of 5. 2 Curvette is half-sister to Locally Owned, was a winner while debuting last month, and has one of the best in the business in the saddle. 3 Bye Bye Miss Pie has a victory at six furlongs, was second when last seen in March and holds solid claims today. 5 Miss Fia has three victories in races of up to 6 furlongs, was 3rd last time out in April and jockey selection is a big plus. 2 Curvette to win, Exacta 2-5

Race 5 on Saturday at Santa Anita is a 1 mile and 1/8 allowance optional claiming for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $63,000 and field of 6. 4 Sapphire Kid has six victories in races of up to 1 mile, was sixth when last out in March but faces an easier assignment today. 5 Hollywood Girl has a victory at 1 mile, was well back when last seen in February but jockey selection is a big plus and finishes amongst the leaders. 6 Bestrella has a victory at seven furlongs, was far off the pace last time out in February but cannot be overlooked today. 4 Sapphire Kid to win, Exacta 4-5

Race 6 on Saturday at Santa Anita is a six-furlong maiden claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $22,000 and field of 8. 4 Summer Rose has placed in one of three starts, was well back when last out in January but cannot be overlooked. 6 Sweet Sonny has placed in 2 of nine outings, was second when last seen in April and jockey selection is a big plus. 8 Katie’s Paradise has not placed in any of four starts, was well back last time out in April, but debuts from a new stable today and holds solid claims amongst this group. 6 Sweet Sonny to win, Exacta 6-4

Race 7 on Saturday at Santa Anita is the 1 ½ mile Santa Barbara Stakes for three year-olds and up with a purse of $100,000 and field of 8. 2 RideForTheCause has four victories in races of up to 1 mile, was well back when last out in April but on previous form cannot be overlooked. 3 TapWater has three victories at 1 mile, was fourth when last seen in April and has one of the best in the business on board. 6 Neige Blanche has three victories in races of up to 1 mile, was 4th last time out in March and finishes amongst the leaders today. 3 TapWater to win, Exacta 3-2

Race 8 on Saturday at Santa Anita is a 1-mile and 1/6 claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $24,000 and field of 9. 3 Betito has a victory at 1 mile, was second when last out in April and could go one better today. 4 Deuce has a victory at 4 furlongs, was fifth when last seen in early May, and on form merits serious consideration. 6 It’s Fitting has a victory at 5 furlongs, was third last time out in April and on these terms and against this class is the one to beat. 6 It’s Fitting to win, Exacta 6-3

The ninth and final race at Santa Anita on Saturday is a 1-mile maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $35,000 and a field of 11. 1 Power Source has not placed in any of 4 starts, was 7th when last out in July of last year but a drop in grade is a big plus today. 4 Lemonade Stand has not placed in any of 3 outings, was fourth when last seen in April but cannot be overlooked by the others. 6 Blue Star has placed in one of eight starts, was sixth last time out in April but amongst this class must be taken into consideration. 1 Power Source to win, Exacta 1-4

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