Sunday's Best Bet: Blue Diva can stay the distance in Astra Stakes

Sunday’s 6th race from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 3 Astra Stakes for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (Post Time - 6:07 p.m. ET). 

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#3 BLUE DIVA (4-1) exits back-to-back synthetic route wins including a $50k stakes score in her first start after the Ari Herbertson claim. She has won on turf before and should get pace to chase.

#5 Siberian Iris (5-2) will probably like this marathon trip. She went last-to-first in the Red Carpet (G3) at eleven furlongs, and ran out of ground in the paceless Rodeo Drive (G1) at a mile and a quarter Sept. 28. She can make the last run. 

#2 Tiny Tina (9-5) rallied to miss by a nose in the Frankel (G3) at a mile and an eighth Dec. 28. She flattened out in the aforementioned Red Carpet (G3) at Nov. 30, and this longer trip probably does not do her any favors. She likes this turf course and reconnects with winning rider Flavien Prat.

#1 Lostintranzlation (4-1) will take them as far as she can from the rail under Joel Rosario. She will probably weaken late if pressured at all.

Wagers:

#3 to win

Exacta 3/1-2-5

Exacta 1-2-5/3

Trifecta 3-5/2-3-5/1-2-3-5  

January 2020 Best Bet Winners

Jan. 1 - TEXAS WEDGE ($6.20)

Jan. 3 - BELLAZANO ($6.80), Exacta ($8.00)

Jan. 4 - DESERT STONE ($16.20), Exacta ($22.10), Trifecta ($31.65)

Jan. 8 - Codrington/Tootsie Exacta ($15.00)

Jan. 9 - STUNNING SKY ($6.00)

Jan. 13 - LUVINMEISEASY ($7.60), Exacta ($21.20), Trifecta ($16.80)


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