On The Contrary: Santa Anita’s Most Playable Longshots on Sunday


>>Sunday January 10th | Go To TFUS PPs for today’s races at Santa Anita

Note: The goal of “On The Contrary” is to point out several horses every day who may be overlooked in the wagering and who can possibly add value to trifectas and superfectas (in high holes and low) and to Pick 3s, Pick 4s, etc. We will not be making “selections” per se in “On the Contrary.” Rather, we’ll encourage readers to give extra consideration to certain horses who may seem a little overmatched at first glance–but who are in fact the type of horses we often build our bets around.

Race 1:

Clara’s Dream:

6-1 on ML:

Lands in a field that is full of question marks. Best speed figure came on dirt. In light with enthusiastic rider. The favorite has a big edge if handling the surface, but this filly looks up to running with the rest of these.

Race 5:

Inexcess Time:

5-1 on ML:

Down in class for this. Training well enough since disappointing effort. Has enough early speed to work out a stalking trip.

Race 7:


6-1 on ML:

Has back speed figures that fit with these. Down in class. Need to look past most recent effort, but price should be there.

Race 9:

Ballerina Headline:

9-2 on ML:

Has the fastest last-out speed figure in the field despite troubled trip. Switches to dirt and makes second start off the layoff. Training regularly up north and can take this if she handles the surfaces and gets a clean break.

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