Santa Anita Park Picks for May 27, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

Santa Anita Park Picks for May 27, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

TheSportsGeek is on the track covering two of the biggest racecourses on the circuit Friday. Belmont Park and Santa Anita Park are in action with cards through the Memorial Day Weekend. The feature of the long weekend is the $500,000 Shoemaker Mile (Gr. 1) at Santa Anita.

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Check out our Belmont Park page for more horse racing picks on Friday. Santa Anita has nine races worth $352,000 this afternoon in California. Head below for our best Santa Anita Park picks on May 27, 2022.

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Race 1

(1) Secret Fix
+600 (6/1)
(2) Snark
+300 (3/1)
(3) Leisurewear
+250 (5/2)
(4) Real Fire
+400 (4/1)
(5) Albayaader
+350 (7/2)
(6) Encolpion
+800 (8/1)
(7) Belle Cherie
+1200 (12/1)
  • Post Time: 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Distance:6 Furlongs
  • Purse:$67,000

The opener at Santa Anita is a 6-furlong assignment for a $67,000 prize. Snark and Leisurewear should square off for an entertaining finish in the stretch.

Snark was on a place 2nd streak before regressing most recently on May 7. The filly is 8th, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd in five attempts in her career.

Two races back, Snark placed 2nd behind Scenic Masterpiece by 1 ¾ lengths for a $67,000 purse. This was after placing 2nd behind Countess Rosina by 1 length in the same grade.

Those were fine efforts, but finishing 8th in another $67,000 race. The same form won’t work against Leisurewear.

Leisurewear is winless in seven attempts and 2nd, 3rd, 4th in her previous three races. The filly most recently placed 2nd behind Buzz of New York by 1 length in a $70,000 assignment.

That was a nice performance after showing 3rd on October 9 for a $61,000 purse. Leisurewear should be the best in her current form.

The Bet
(3) LEISUREWEAR

Race 4

(1) Superman Shaq
+250 (5/2)
(2) Pyeong Chang
+300 (3/1)
(3) Olympic Legend
+800 (8/1)
(4) Big Scott Daddy
+200 (2/1)
(5) Catbernay
+350 (7/2)
(6) Star Entry
+1000 (10/1)
  • Post Time: 2:03 p.m. EST
  • Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
  • Purse: $31,000

Superman Shaq and Big Scott Daddy should have a big shout in this one for the top prize. Race 4 is a 5 ½ furlong event for a $31,000 purse.

Superman Shaq is a one-time winner on September 6, 2020. He’s gone winless in six races since then. In his previous three outings, Superman Shaq finished 8th, 6th, 7th.

In his latest start, he was 8th in a $31,000 event. That was disappointing, but from the inside rail today, Superman Shaq could cause some damage.

Big Scott Daddy is 1 for 16 and coming off a strong performance on April 3. He placed 2nd behind God Bye Putin by a neck.

The gelding was in fine form in that one after finishing 5th on March 7 for a $40,000 purse. This assignment on Friday looks manageable for a win.

The Bet
(4) BIG SCOTT DADDY

Race 8

(1) Bel Ragazzo
+3000 (30/1)
(2) Poseidon’s Kid
+300 (3/1)
(3) Heaven’s Music
+500 (5/1)
(4) Take the Two Ten
+800 (8/1)
(5) Vanisky
+250 (5/2)
(6) Sippin N Kissin
+600 (6/1)
(7) Armaveer
+3000 (30/1)
(8) Hotrod Ride
+300 (3/1)
(9) Doyoustillloveme
+3000 (30/1)

Post Time: 7:45 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile
Purse:$39,000

Race 8 is a $39,000 event covering a mile on the dirt. Look at Poseidon’s Kid and Vanisky to be serious players on these terms.

Poseidon’s Kid is winless in five races and finished 2nd, 6th, 5th, 2nd, 2nd. In his latest start, he came on well to place 2nd behind All Four Winds by 8 lengths for $39,000.

That was better than his previous start to finish 6th on April 9 in the same class. Vanisky is looking for his first win after coming close in his most recent.

He placed 2nd behind Arthur Spooner by 1 ½ lengths at the wire. Vanisky showed some good kick late and just didn’t have enough.

Despite the loss, he should have enough to beat this field with a repeat effort.

The Bet
(5) VANISKY
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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