Horse Racing picks for Santa Anita race track on Sunday, May 22: Starship Sky set for take-off
There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Sunday, including at Santa Anita race track. We have been on fire with our picks for a long time now, and are up +283.45 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5. Let’s keep it rolling!
Here are our best bets for today’s action at Santa Anita.
4:00 pm ET Santa Anita (Race 1) – She’s So Nice 5/2 (2-star play)
A winner on turf in Europe in 2020, the daughter of Mehmas has been lightly raced since joining the Philip D’Amato barn, making just 4 starts. She registered a first victory for the yard when winning over an extended 6 furlongs at Santa Anita last October.
A last-of-7 run over this course and distance followed, but she bounced back with a good 1 1/2 length 3rd at this track in March. She has delivered some solid work since, and looks up to taking this contest.
5:44 pm ET Santa Anita (Race 4) – Starship Sky 5/2 (2-star play)
Starship Sky has proved herself to be competitive at this level, finishing on the board twice in $16,000 claiming contests late last year, including when 3 1/2 length 3rd over an extended mile at this track in December. There were excuses when being slowly away and pulling early in a $25,000 claiming race on turf there last month.
Improvement is expected and is taken to help jockey Edwin A Maldonado improve on his 15% strike-rate (21/139) at this meet.
7:20 pm ET Santa Anita (Race 7) – Cash Equity 8/5 (2-star play)
Cash Equity demonstrated good form when trained in France, including when winning at Le Lion-d’Angers over a mile and 2 furlongs in May last year. He made a highly promising start to his career with Philip D’Amato when finishing 1 1/2 lengths 2nd in a mile and 1/8th allowance optional claimer at this track last month.
The extra furlong today is in his favour and he looks capable of delivering a victory with Juan J Hernandez booked to ride following a 1:02 5-furlong work a week ago.
Early Pick 3
Race 1: 3, 6
Race 2: 1, 2
Race 3: 1, 3
Total stake: $16
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