Results, Santa Anita Sunday Race 4 — won $1,300

imgres27Jockey Corey Nakatani sprang to the lead with #2 Hudler, who held a clear advantage on the backstretch.

On the turn, Hudler was running easily with Nakatani hardly moving his hands, however behind him Martin Garcia was asking #6 Dona Mary for everything she had. In third place, jockey Alex Solis had the 7-to-5 favorite #5 High Note also under an all-out race ride. 

But nobody was catching Hudler, who won without breaking a sweat.

I bet $200 on this first-time starter, as her 7-to-1 odds fell into my range of 5-to-1 and above. I also put $200 on second-timer #6 Dona Mary, and was considering winning trainer Doug O’Neill’s other entry #7 Runway Starlet. But she was 2-to-1, which I thought was too poor of a wagering price.

I also liked first timer #5 High Note, but was interested at 10-to-1 and higher, not her post time odds of 7-to-5.

To watch a replay of this race, go to www.calracing.com

PGM PP# NAME JOCKEY tTRAINER ODDS FN
1 1 Charming Meadow (CA) Baze T Saavedra A 22.20 6
2 2 Hudler (CA) Nakatani C O’Neill D 7.50 1
3 3 Not Unusual (CA) Rosario J Sherman A 13.30 8
4 4 Warren’s Royal Mom (CA) Gomez G Gutierrez J 14.70 5
5 5 High Note (CA) Solis A Hendricks D 1.40 3
6 6 Dona Mary (CA) Garcia M Gonzalez S 5.30 4
7 7 Runway Starlet (CA) Bejarano R O’Neill D 2.20 2
8 8 Laura Beasley (CA) Delgadillo A McFarlane D 51.80 7
 
Pgm Win Place Show
2 $17.00 $6.00 $3.40
7 $3.60 $2.40
5 $2.40
 
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $25.20 (2-7)
$1.00 Pick 3 paid $126.80 (7-4-2)
$1.00 Pick 4 paid $2392.50 (5-7-4-2)
$1.00 Superfecta paid $262.30 (2-7-5-6)
$1.00 Trifecta paid $67.50 (2-7-5)
$2.00 Daily Double paid $93.20 (4-2)
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Sunday, Santa Anita Race 4 — 2:03 p.m. post time

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden special weight, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds

Possible overlays                         Morning line

#2 Hudler                                          5/1
#5 High Note                                     2/1
#6 Dona Mary                                   5/1
#7 Runway Starlet                             3/1

Lots of inexperienced runners in this field of eight fillies.

Trainer Doug O’Neill starts both first timer #2 Hudler and #7 Runway Starlet, a filly who has run three credible races.

Hudler’s owner, J. Paul Reddam, likes to use jockey Cory Nakatani and Reddam has had a fair amount of success with debuters. 

Another first timer with a strong shot is #5 High Note, trained by Dan Hendricks, but her morning line is a dismal 2-to-1. Finally, #6 Dona Marie fits the profile of a second timer with the potential to improve enough to win this one.

I will bet $200 to win on #2 Hudler at 5/1 and up; $200 on High Note in the unlikely event she’s 10/1 to 19/1: $200 on #6 Dona Mary at 3/1 and higher; and $200 on #7 Runway Starlet at 7/2 or better.

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