Wow, it's been a long day but a nice one. Drove from Reseda to Simi Valley via the scenic Santa Susana Pass, and then kicked it up a notch by continuing up through Santa Paula all the way up to Ojai. All on back roads. All achingly beautiful.
All of which means I didn't have a whole lot of time to spend handicapping races! So I'm only going to pick two races for today: one from Santa Anita, and one from Turf Paradise. Here goes!
At Santa Anita, I'm enthusiastic about "Mr. Commons", horse #8 in Race 9. This is the fKilroe-G1 Purse, one mile on turf. And Mr. Commons not only has a high Beyers speed but has also run - and won - on turf MANY times. So, Mr. Commons - #8 in the 9th.
At Turf Paradise, not a whole lot to get excited about but I think the best pick of the day will be "Lady Gila", horse #6 in Race 2. Her speed has consistently and steadily increased since her 2010 debut; and she’s had multiple wins at this distance. So Lady Gila - #6 in the 2nd.
Those are the only bets I'm gonna put in for tomorrow. Will try to put in more for Sunday.
Thanks for reading this - and good luck!!