I like three horses on the Santa Anita card today, which means, with the way I’m going, that’s three horses to toss out.
In the third, I like the Jeff Mullins-trained Yodelen Dan. Mullins is having his usual solid meet, and the horse’s rider,Aaron Gryder, is really starting to get himself established back here in the Southland. He’s a healthy 5-1 on the morning line.
Todd Pletcher’s Ready to Talk looks good in the sixth with leading rider Garrett Gomez aboard. He has enough tactical speed to lay relatively close to the pace and then close in the stretch down the hill.
In the nightcap, I like Westerly Magic, who is trained by John Sadler and traveled wide into the stretch last time. He gets the services of Alex Solis today. He’s 15-1 on the morning line, but my feeling is he’ll get bet down a bit. Still, you’re going to get a nice price with this one.
Three horses conditioned by three high-percentage trainers. That’s the only way to bet.