Saturday's Best Bet: A Red Tie Day all the way at Santa Anita Park

Saturday's Best Bet: A Red Tie Day all the way at Santa Anita Park
Photo: Benoit Photo/Santa Anita
Handicapper: Jarrod Horak
Track: Santa Anita Park
Race: 4 - Post Time: 5:02pm ET 
Recent Best Bet Winners:
01/08 - TUP 2 PADDY'S SECRET ($8.60), Exacta ($19.90)
01/10 - DED 8 FLYING HONEYPOT ($8.80), Exacta ($20.20)
Saturday’s 4th race from Santa Anita Park (1-13-18) is an Optional Claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf course. 
#6 A RED TIE DAY (5-2) is 5-for-10 at SA and the fresh gelding looms a pace factor at the very least under Nakatani. There is not much pace in the paper race and he could easily go all the way if left alone out front.
#7 Unapologetic (4-1) reconnects with winning pilot Smith and has run well fresh on more than one occasion. He will probably stalk slow splits.
#2 Hayabusa One (4-1) looked great in his winning US bow (10-9-16) but failed to run back to that one in his next three outings (beaten favorite last 2). Miller has him now and Prat rides the returnee (first start in 10+ months).
#4 Cafe Flavor (6-1) scored in a longer event at DMR Nov 17. The patient runner landed in the Top 3 in 6 of 7 starts last year.
THE PLAYS:
#6 to win
Exacta 6/2-4-7
Exacta 2-4-7/6
Trifecta 2-6-7/ALL/4   
My Jan. 13 full card from Santa Anita is available now at Winning Horse Picks - Weekly & Weekend Packages also available!

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