Santa Anita Ticket
Race 6: 8,4,7,5
Race 7: 8,5,6,1,3
Race 8: 3
Race 9: 10,6,8,1,3,4,5,11,7,9
Ticket Cost: $100 (.50 cent)
#3 Revolutionary (KY) – He’s been my number one horse for the last two weeks, and I see no reason to change now. The post position fits him well, as now jockey Calvin Borel can go straight to the rail give him his patented ride. He’s battle tested, he’s over came poor trips to win, his turn of foot is huge, and he comes in on a three race win streak. All those factors are enough for me.
#16 Orb (KY) – The buzz horse of the week has easily been Orb. His workouts have been breath-taking, and the appearance he’s made physically has pundits at Churchill Downs raving. He also has the services of Joel Rosario, which is another huge positive. The post position isn’t ideal, but if he’s good enough he can win from out there. Looks loaded and ready.
#8 Goldencents (KY) – You have to love his natural early speed in a race that look to have serious lack of pace. Doug O’Neill has done a very good job getting this horse to relax, and honestly if he can get the mile and one-quarter distance I believe he’s your most logical winner. His performance in the Santa Anita Derby was the best of all the prep races.
#14 Verrazano (KY) – Isn’t it amazing that this horse is starting to be ignored a little bit? At one time he was everyone’s pick, but now he’s almost flying under the radar. I’m not sure why that would be, considering he is unbeaten and has drawn a perfect post position. Much like Goldencents, the distance limitations are his only concern. He’s flashed signs of brilliance, and if the price stays right then it could be a big day for his supporters.