Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday 6/13/20
With most of the sports world on pause, it's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. EST, we have eight races at Santa Anita. Using our numberFire projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, keep an eye out for scratches and changes.
(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions).
Mucho Macho Woman, Race 2
FD Odds: 2/1
Just five fillies and mares in this Optional Claimer with a $50K tag. Easy choice and Single in this 5 1/2 furlong sprint on the turf. Mucho Macho Woman (2/1) will wire these again with a duplicate performance of her late January Maiden win, when she posted a 95 speed figure. A pair of exceptional morning works suggest she’s more than ready for her return.
Desert Law, Race 6
FD Odds: 6/5
Race 6 is the $100K Thor’s Echo Handicap. The co-featured stakes race drew just five runners sprinting 6 furlongs. The favorite on the rail, Desert Law (6/5), will be odds on, and Daily Horse Picks has him finishing first. She won this Cal-bred sprint stakes last year and then finished second in a Grade 1 race. Red-hot rider Flavien Prat is up, and he leads all jockeys at Santa Anita this year with a 26% win rate. He's top pick at numberFire, and FanDuel Racing separates Desert Law on top with a 45% chance to win, per the odds. Include in the Pick 3 and Late Pick 4, but no return on your money to win this race.
Principe Carlo (3/1) moves up in class but is in career-best form. He’s off back-to-back wins earlier this year and working very well in the mornings for his return.
Biddy Duke, Race 8
FD Odds: 4/1
The other Stakes race Saturday is the $75K Angles Flight for 3-year-old fillies. Another disappointing turnout with just five runners again offering no value. numberFire is going with one of the price horses for trainer Doug O’Neill, Biddy Duke (4/1). Four wins in 14 starts, including her last May 23, when she went wire-to-wire at 5/1 odds in a 40K claimer. She’s the speed in the field, and don’t underestimate her improvement at age 3.
The favorite Been Studying Her (9/5) appears to be the class, returning off a four-month layoff with a pair of solid works in place.
Praise and Honor (4/1) will try to rally late coming off a shorter-sprint debut win on synthetic. Gingham (5/2) -- with Mike Smith riding for Bob Baffert -- is sprinting for the first time in her career and is the second percentage choice at FanDuel Racing.