Friday's Best Bet: Decorating can upend Sutro at Santa Anita Park

January 11, 2019 10:53am
Friday’s fourth race from Santa Anita Park is a $55,000 maiden special weight event for fillies and mares traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf course (Post Time - 5 p.m. ET).

#6 Decorating (4-1) checked in a length and a quarter behind today’s favorite, Sutro, last time, and that was her first try in Southern California. Joe Talamo knows her now and look for a late run at a hint of a price.

#5 Sutro (5-2) landed the place in her last three turf routes. She owns a decent late kick, and Mike Smith stays put.

#10 Minute Mile (6-1) was a clear second in her all-weather debut in Great Britain last January. She drilled a bullet at Del Mar back on Nov. 14, and her dam has produced four turf winners. She might return running under Drayden Van Dyke.

#1 See That Kat (6-1) showed marked improvement in her first turf route try on Nov. 15. Flavien Prat and Richard Baltas have been on a roll together recently.

#3 Confidentially (6-1) landed the show in both dirt starts. She removes blinkers, switches surfaces, stretches back out and will try to get involved late.

AE #11 Vegas Palm (6-1) finished nicely for the place in her downhill debut, and winner Animosity returned to score again in her second start. The returnee is interesting if she gets in.   

The Plays:

#6 to win

Exacta Box 5-6

Trifecta 5-6/1-3-5-6-10-11/1-3-5-6-10-11 

January 2019 Best Bet Winners

Jan. 1 - CARIBOU CLUB ($8.60), Exacta ($9.90)
Jan. 2 - Cambier Parc/Cap de Creus Exacta ($18.20), Trifecta ($26.95)
Jan. 6 - FIERY OPAL ($13.80), Exacta ($89.50)
Jan. 7 - BOW TOWN CAT ($4.60)


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