Santa Anita Park Selections for January 14, 2022 – Horse Racing Picks

Santa Anita Park Selections for January 14, 2022 – Horse Racing Picks

We’re on the racetrack with more horse racing picks on Friday afternoon. You can go from the east to the west coast and everywhere in between and find a lot of action. BetOnline has 14 racecourses available for betting on this Friday card.

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Santa Anita Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Oaklawn Park are a few of the most notable tracks racing on Friday. I will save you the time of going and looking for stakes races because there aren’t any on the card.

The biggest race on Saturday is at Santa Anita Park with the running of the $200,000 California Derby and $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic. There are two small $60,000 stakes races at Turf Paradise today, but you can find bigger racing elsewhere.

We’re going with a multi-race bet at Aqueduct Racetrack and then Santa Anita Park later in the day. Santa Anita has eight races worth $375,000 in California on Friday afternoon.

Race 1

(1) Street Art
+350 (7/2)
(2) Mesa Empire
+2000 (20/1)
(3) Tizlightning
+180 (9/5)
(4) Con On the Run
+120 (6/5)
(5) Coruscation
+400 (4/1)

Post Time: 12:30 p.m. PST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs

Race 1 will get us going at Santa Anita Park on Friday afternoon. This 5 ½ furlong event is a $40,000 race involving five runners. We could see a duel between Tizlightning and Con on the Run in this spot.

Tizlightning goes into this assignment as a back-to-back winner on September 25 and November 19. The gelding came through with a 3 length win over Heaven’s Music in a $33,000 event on September 25.

As a sophomore, Tizlightning followed up with another win, this time a win by a head over Bright Leaf for $45,000. The jump in grade didn’t hurt in the least.

Con On the Run is a one-time winner in three races. The colt has finished 5th, 3rd, 1st in three events. In his last go-around, Con On the Run won by 4 ½ lengths for a $36,000 prize on December 25 at Del Mar.

The win came after showing 3rd on October 31 at Santa Anita Park in a $35,000 assignment. He’s going to run close, but for the value, Tizlightning in a small upset over Con On the Run looks good in Race 1.

The Bet

Race 2

(1) Feeling Grazeful
+200 (2/1)
(2) Eli Calimera Mou
+800 (8/1)
(3) Tiz My Princess
+2000 (20/1)
(4) Shez our Arch
+2000 (20/1)
(5) Kitten’s Kid
+180 (9/5)
(6) Austin James
+300 (3/1)
(7) Self Isolation
+500 (5/1)

Post Time: 1:00 p.m. PST
Distance: 1 Mile

The next race at Santa Anita Park covers a mile for a $67,000 purse. Consider Kitten’s Kid and Feeling Grazeful in this one.

Kitten’s Kid has finished 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 6th in five attempts in her career. In her last outing, Kitten’s Kid was 6th for a $52,000 purse.

Prior to that run, Kitten’s Kid placed 2nd behind Issa Court by 1 ¾ lengths in a $70,000 purse. She also placed 2nd behind a nose behind Big Summer by a nose for a $61,000 purse.

Feeling Grazeful has been consistent, finishing 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 2nd in four assignments. The filly most recently placed 2nd behind Smitten by Kitten by 1 length in a $67,000 event.

Feeling Grazeful finished 4th on October 23 in a $61,000 race, so the improvement in form was there. Against this field from the inside rail, Feeling Graze should have a big chance over the favorite.

The Bet

Race 5

(1) California Cool
+1500 (15/1)
(2) Canam Gal
+800 (8/1)
(3) Rain Diva
+800 (8/1)
(4) Untouched Elegance
+250 (5/2)
(5) Majestic Gigi
+600 (6/1)
(6) Win Often
+200 (2/1)
(7) Did I Stutter
+300 (3/1)

Post Time: 2:35 p.m. PST
Distance:6 Furlongs

Race 5 is a $34,000 event covering 6 furlongs on the dirt. Untouched Elegance and Win Often should have a good chance to score in this one.

Untouched Elegance is 4 for 15 in her career and is coming off back-to-back wins on December 11 and December 4.

The mare was a winner on December 11 in a $16,000 race by a neck and then followed up for a $28,000 win by ¾ lengths. This should be one of the tougher races she has experienced in a while, though.

Win Often has finished 2nd, 1st, 1st in her previous three attempts. Coming off back-to-back wins, expect Win Often to be a threat in this one.

She defeated Bella Renella by a neck for a $28,000 race. Then Win Often followed up for a $29,000 win at the wire.

It should be a good race between these two, with Win Often likely having the edge at the wire.

The Bet
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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