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

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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. >>See related interview on betting longshots.

 Race 2:

Dressed to a T:

9-2 on ML:

Forward moving and competitive speed figures. Retains upside. Has off-pace style in race projected to have fast pace. Draws well and training well. We like this one to land in the trifecta somewhere.

Race 3:

Storm the Shore:

6-1 on ML:

Improved from first start to second and has been training as if he will improve from second start to third.

Race 6:

Aotearoa:

15-1 on ML:

Training poorly off the break. That’s a very big negative, and his trainer is poor off layoffs, but he has run well off the layoff previously, and we like the way he has handled this hill in two tries. Need huge price here. Way above the ML. Then we can use this one to get into the super.

Race 7:

Too Fast to Pass:

Has a versatile style and competitive back figures. He has been training very well for this. Useful horse in exotics at a price.

Race 9:

Proud ’n’ Ready:

8-1 on ML:

Solid 84 figure in first try down the hill. Training well for second try. Should be able to work out nice stalking trip.

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