Friday's Best Bet: Move Over won't be denied at Santa Anita

Friday’s 5th race from Santa Anita Park is a $25,000 claiming event for three-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time 6:14 p.m. EDT).

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No. 4 MOVE OVER (7-2) might be the right one after racing evenly in his last pair. He reconnects with his winning rider Umberto Rispoli and might move up second after a layoff. Look for him to duplicate his winning stalk and pounce Feb. 26 trip from a middle post. 

No. 2 Proud Pedro (3-1) is a new gelding dropping out of the optional claiming ranks. He won two turf routes at longer distances in 2020 and went off form after that. Leonard Powell is enjoying a fine meet and he reunites with his winning pilot Juan Hernandez.

No. 7 Via Egnacia (7-2) stretched back out, carved out lively splits, and missed by a neck in a similar flat mile turf affair in his May 6 return. Emily Ellingwood stays put and she is probably on a send mission from the outside post.

No. 3 Frontier Market (4-1) completed the trifecta in three of four turf starts this year. He has not won since 2019 but this is his preferred trip and he probably finishes somewhere in the top three if he maintains form.

Get my expert Santa Anita Park full card picks for May 27 (available now).

Wagers:

No. 4 to win

Trifecta Key 4/2-3-7

Trifecta 2-4-7/2-4-7/3

Trifecta 4/ALL/3 

Recent best-bet winners

May 5 - Tom's Regret ($6.40), trifecta ($430.80)
May 6 - Olympiad ($3.80), exacta ($12.00)
May 7 - 
Jackie’s Warrior/Reinvestment Risk/Aloha West trifecta ($47.60)
May 10 - Li'l Jimmi Sue ($5.00), exacta ($11.00)
May 12 - I'm Blushing ($7.20)
May 13 - Teddy's Barino ($4.00), trifecta ($65.80)
May 15 - Arzak/Tap It To Win exacta ($33.10)
May 18 - Thealligatorhunter ($2.80) - dead heat
May 20 - First Captain/Vindictive exacta ($42.00)
May 22 - Doc Adams ($5.60)

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