Free Picks For Santa Anita - 5/9/21

Race 1 at Santa Anita on Sunday is a 1-mile in 1/8 Maiden special weight for three year-olds and up with a purse of $61,000 and field of 6. 1 Mensa On Tap has placed in two of six starts, was second when last out in March, and finishes amongst the leaders. 2 Slew South has placed four times in 10 outings, was third when last seen in April and jockey selection is a big plus. 5 Keep Dancing has placed in one of 6 starts, was second last time out in April and on these terms is the one the rest must catch. 5 Keep Dancing to win, Exacta 5-2

Race 2 at Santa Anita on Sunday is a 4 ½ furlong Maiden special weight for 2 year olds with a purse of $61,000 and field of 6. 1 OneFineDay is a half-sister to Beantown Boys, debuts from this venue today and on connections must be given consideration. 2 Finneus was an expensive purchase that has shown excellent speed during workouts leading up to today's debut and has an excellent jockey onboard. 6 Bochombo is a half-brother to Herald Square, debuts today at this venue and must be factored into the equation. 2 Finneus to win, Exacta 2-6

Race 3 Santa Anita on Sunday is a 6-furlong allowance optional claiming for three year-olds and up with a purse of $63,000 and field of 5. 1 Li’l Grazen has 7 victories in races of up to 6 furlongs, was a winner when last out in April and looks for a second straight today. 3 Respectfully has victories at both 5 and 6 furlongs was a winner when last seen in April and must be respected by the others. 4 Eddie’s New Dream has a victory at six furlongs, was third last time out in November, but on previous form merits consideration. 1 Li’l Grazen to win, Exacta 1-4

Race 4 on Sunday at Santa Anita is a 1-mile claiming for four-year-olds and up with a purse of $24,000 and field of 6. 1 Stormin Ranger has victories at both 5 and 6 furlongs, was fourth when last out in April but on previous form merits consideration. 3 Tiz Wonderfully has 6 victories at 1 mile, was a winner when last seen in April and looks for a second consecutive victory today. 6 Gotta Be Lucky has two victories at 1 mile, was second last time out in April, debuts with a new stable today and plays a part at the wire. 3 Tiz Wonderfully to win, Exacta 3-6

Race 5 at Santa Anita on Sunday is a 6 ½ furlong allowance optional claiming for four-year-olds and up with a purse of $65,000 and field of 7. 3 Fight On has four victories in races of up to 1 mile, was well back when last time out, but on a drop-in grade merits serious respect today. 5 Kanderel has two victories at 1 mile, was well back when last seen in February but cannot be overlooked today. 7 Speedy Justice has two victories at 5 furlongs, was a winner last time out in July of 2020 and looks for a fourth straight today. 7 Speedy Justice to win, Exacta 7-3

Race 6 on Sunday at Santa Anita is a six-furlong starter optional claiming for three year-olds and up with a purse of $36,000 and field of 8. 3 Towing was a winner when last out in April, jockey selection is a big plus and looks for a follow-up today. 5 Defense Wins has a victory at six furlongs, was second when last seen in March and has one of the best in the business on board. 6 Starship Chewbacca was a winner last time out in March, jockey selection is a big plus and finishes amongst the leaders today. 3 Towing to win, Exacta 3-5

Race 7 on Sunday at Santa Anita is the 1 mile Fran’s Valentine Stakes for 4 year olds and up with a purse of $100,000 and field of 6. 2 Kristi’s Tiger has four victories in races of up to 1 mile, was a winner when last out in April and on these terms is a leading contender. 3 Lofty has three victories at 5 furlongs, was third when last seen in April and finishes amongst the leaders. 4 Bella Vita has victories at both 5 and 6 furlongs, was fifth last time out, and on prior form merits serious consideration. 2 Kristi’s Tiger to win, Exacta 2-3

Race 8 at Santa Anita on Sunday is a one-mile allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $63,000 and field of 8. 1 Contagion has four victories in races of up to one mile, was second when last out in April, debuts with a new stable today and on these terms is hard to deny. 5 Palace Coup has three victories at 1 mile, was third when last seen in March, and merits consideration today. 7 First Prez has a victory at 5 furlongs, was fifth last time out in April, and finishes in the mix today. 1 Contagion to win, Exacta 1-5

The ninth and final race on Sunday at Santa Anita is a 6 1/2 furlong allowance for four-year-olds and up with a purse of $63,000 and a field of 11. 3 Uncle Addouma was a winner when last out in April, has a highly talented jockey in the saddle , and looks for a double today. 8 Coast Of Roan has three victories in races of up to 1 mile, was second when last seen in April, and finishes amongst the lead group today. 10 City Rage has three victories in races up to 1 mile, was second last time out in April, has one of the best in the business on board and on these terms is hard to deny today. 10 City Rage to win, Exacta 10-8

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