Choice of horse races at Santa Anita Park for Sunday 05/09/21
Now is the perfect time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
As of 4:00 p.m. EST, we have nine races at Santa Anita Park. Using numberFire’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, check the schedule for scratches and changesand watch the weather and track conditions.
(I will refer to Equibase Speed figure in some races, which tells you how fast a horse ran in each of its races – adjusted for track, distances and conditions.)
Keep dancing and wish everyone could be, Race 1
FanDuel Racing odds: 7/5 and 4/1
Race 1 is a special maiden weight for nationally bred fillies and mares running a 1 1/8 mile course on turf. NumberFire data projects Wish they could all (4/1) upset Keep dancing (7/5) and To the south (5/2).
Keep Dancing had mediocre efforts before moving on to coach Kristin Mulhall. She narrowly missed last month in an off-beat rally to finish second – and well ahead of Slew South. The added terrain appears to be suitable for this effort and improvement.
Ditto for Wishtheyallcouldbe, who followed the races for the first time at 3 years old. The extra distance should help, as well as best turf rider Umberto Rispoli. Better race reports love these two runners in this race.
Speedy Justice, Race 5
FanDuel Racing odds: 4/5
Race 5 is an optional claim indemnity race for older horses running 6 1/2 stages on turf. The favorite will be bet heavily and is numberFire and Top Race Reports top pick.
Swift justice (4/5) is 2 for 2 and debuts in 2021 exiting the No.7 away position for coach Bob Baffert. Speed Justice is ideally spotted and is the best option in a harassment and leap-to-win effort.
Warren’s Galore and Showtime Leggings, Race 7
FanDuel Racing odds: 4/1 and 6/5
Race 7 is the $ 100K The stakes of Fran’s Valentine’s Day for fillies and older mares in the state who run 1 mile on turf. NumberFire algorithm projects Leggings galore (4/1) and Warren’s Showtime (6/5) to decide this race, and Top Race Reports agrees.
Leggs Galore has won 5 of 8 starts, including a pair of minor stakes this year. She stretches her longest distance but looks good and should run in front and have some extra gear to get home under EPO coach Phil D’Amato.
Warren’s Showtime is a warrior, and she won here four times last year. She finished third of three starts this year, including a pair of high-stakes races. Warren’s Showtime will make it a run out of beat.