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Won’t this view at Santa Anita look nice if you’ve won the first four legs of the Stronach 5 and that’s your horse in front?
Won’t this view at Santa Anita look nice if you’ve won the first four legs of the Stronach 5 and that’s your horse in front?|Santa Anita Park
Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds Friday: RT handicaps the Stronach Pick5 -- races at Gulfstream, Pimlico, Golden Gate and Santa Anita

First race is at 5:30 pm EDT

RT

Stronach Pick 5
LEG 1
Gulfstream 9
$35K Claimers NW2 F&M 3yo+ 1.0625M Turf
6 – Janet B Doesit All – (6/1) dropping in claiming price after being the beaten favorite last race, this filly out of Northern Afleet gets an uptick in jockey today with Miguel Vazquez returning in the irons. Stretching out today, she’ll have the benefit of a fast pace to close into.
1 – Mesa Madeira (5/1) going for three-in-a-row and moving up in class, she too will be flying in the stretch.
11 – Early Time (7/2) going to be the favorite today, she drops for a tag after three Aoc$75k races. Edgar Zayas/Saffie Joseph a terrific combo going 32%.

LEG 2
Pimlico 9
$35K Allowance Maryland Bred 3yo+ 6 Furlongs
2 – Torch Of Truth (4/1) going off as the favorite in a similar race last time, she got pinched in, then angled out before finding space to get up for place. Four solid workouts since last, including two bullets shows this 4yo gelding has the speed and conditioning to get there first.
9 – Thatwouldbegrand (7/2) Trevor McCarthy/Dale Capuano (17%) duo always loom large.

LEG 3
Golden Gate 5
$31K Allowance F&M 3yo+ 1 Mile Turf
3 – Gettin Sideways (5/2) just missed as the beaten favorite last out, she retains GG’s leading jock, Abel Cedillo in the irons. Roan 4yo filly had a freshening six days ago going an easy five furlongs in 1:04.
7 – The Spiral Jetter (7/2) closed hard on Gettin Sideways last out, she’s had five works including her last going three furlongs in :36. Trainer Andy Mathis is clearly indicating his desire to get her in contention earlier.
6 – Ziarah (10/1) coming off of a win and moving up in class, she gets 2nd Lasix. Trainer Manuel Badilla on fore of late hitting 38% winners, 36% won last, 21% moving his horse up in class and jockey Frank Alvarado scoring 15% winners.

LEG 4
Gulfstream 10
$12.5K Maiden Claiming F&M 3yo+ 7.5 Furlongs Turf
9 – Kindhearted Kota (7/2) after looking at this thirty ways to Sunday, I couldn’t find another to beat her.

LEG 5
Santa Anita 5
$20KAoc Cal Bred F&M NW1 Other Than 3yo+
1 – Smoovie (4/1) led Vasilika and Meal Ticket last time in the G2 Royal Heroine. Trainer Doug O’Neill one the best around, sends her out after three solid works.
6 – Sedamar (5/1) with the impending speed duel in this race, look for jockey Ruben Fuentes to have this fast stretch runner flying. In her last race, Sedemar nailed the final fraction in :23.42, making her a looming threat.
8 – Lostintranzlation (5/2) takes a class drop today after just missing last out. Three workouts since.

The Stronach 5 Bet:
6-1-11 / 2-9 / 3-7-6 / 9 / 1-6-8
$54