Santa Anita Park Selections for October 17, 2021 – Horse Racing Picks

Santa Anita Park Selections for October 17, 2021 – Horse Racing Picks

There is more than NFL football on the menu on Sunday afternoon. There is a host of horse racing cards on the schedule, with BetOnline putting on nine cards at nine racecourses. You can find eight in the US and one in Canada.

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The biggest race can be located at Woodbine with the running of the $600,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Gr. 1). Woodbine has two stakes races, which also includes the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (Gr. 2). Both races are scheduled to take place on the turf.

There are only two stakes events for more than $100,000 in the US on the Sunday card. We have selections at Belmont Park for today if you’re interested in more horse racing picks on Sunday. Santa Anita Park has nine races worth $451,000 on this afternoon card in California. Head below for our free Santa Anita Park picks for October 17, 2021.

Race 1

(1) M Is For Magic
+400 (4/1)
(2) Tony Ann
+120 (6/5)
(3) Dani Mo
+2000 (20/1)
(4) Stoic Luna
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Cami Kate
+800 (8/1)
(6) Annaghlasa
+400 (4/1)
(7) Big News Coming
+2000 (20/1)
(8) Katerini
+500 (5/1)

Post Time: 1:00 p.m. PST
Distance:6 Furlongs
Purse:$61,000

Our first go at Santa Anita Park this afternoon is a $61,000 event covering 6 furlongs on the turf. M Is For Magic and Tony Ann should have a strong presence in the final stretch.

M Is For Magic should have a chance on these terms Sunday. She is winless in nine attempts, with a couple of close calls. That includes most recently on August 20 at Del Mar.

M Is For Magic placed 2nd behind Zero Tolerance by a half length for a $70,000 purse. That was a close one. The filly is down in class to $61,000 and should compete hard on Sunday afternoon.

Tony Ann is winless in two attempts, but looked fine to show 3rd in both races. She showed 3rd for a $61,000 event on February 20.

Tony Ann came back on August 28 after a layoff and showed 3rd. She finished close in that $70,000 event. It could have gone to either runner, with Tony Ann on the losing side there. This one has a good chance of going in her favor.

The Bet
(2) TONY ANN

Race 3

(1) Percolate
+250 (5/2)
(2) Derecho Dandy
+1200 (12/1)
(3) Picota
+120 (6/5)
(4) Khantaro D’oro
+1500 (15/1)
(5) Corsica Flavor
+2000 (20/1)
(6) Wellswort
+400 (4/1)
(7) Crypto Munny
+1200 (12/1)
(8) Crosby Beach
+800 (8/1)

Post Time: 2:01 p.m. PST
Distance:7 Furlongs
Purse:$61,000

Race 3 is a $61,000 event covering 7 furlongs on the turf. Look at Percolate and Picota if you want a winning horse in this event.

Percolate is winless in two races, but looked good in both attempts. In his first race as a rookie on June 11 overseas in the UK, the Irish bred Percolate placed 2nd.

Then in his first on US soil, Percolate placed 2nd behind Il Capitano by 1 ¾ lengths for a $70,000 purse. That was a good attempt from Percolate, and just needed a little more to get into the winner’s circle.

Picota has finished 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd in his career. He is an overseas horse as well, with Picota making his US debut on October 3.

He showed 3rd in the $200,000 Zuma Beach Stakes in that attempt, which was a good try at that level. Picota is dropping all the way down to a $61,000 race on Sunday. This should serve Picota much better

The Bet
(3) PICOTA

Race 5

(1) Starship Chewbacca
+1200 (12/1)
(2) Ingest
+300 (3/1)
(3) Crossword
+400 (4/1)
(4) Gordy’s Boy
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Inch
+600 (6/1)
(6) Hot Pursuit
+1500 (15/1)
(7) Minsky
+400 (4/1)
(8) Chasing Fame
+1200 (12/1)
(9) Ka’nah
+350 (7/2)

Post Time: 3:06 p.m. PST
Distance:6 Furlongs
Purse:$28,000

Race 5 is a $28,000 event on the turf covering 6 furlongs on Sunday afternoon in Arcadia. Ingest and Ka’nah are on my watchlist here.

Ka’nah is a one-time winner in nine attempts, with a winning performance on May 15 for a $50,000 event. He defeated Rayray by 2 ½ lengths, and hasn’t been back to the winner’s circle in five straight attempts.

In Ka’nah’s most recent outing he finished 6th for a $28,000 purse on October 9. Disappointing no doubt, but we know that Ka’nah is capable of much better than that performance.

Prior to that attempt, he showed 3rd for a $38,000 assignment on September 4. This was after placing 2nd in a $28,000 race on July 31.

Ingest has to be a serious contender for the top prize. He is a one-time winner, with a victory back on September 26, 2020 in a $55,000 event by a half length.

Ingest most recently finished 4th on August 28 for a $38,000 purse at Del Mar. He also has recent stakes experience on July 4 in the $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby (Gr. 3), showing 3rd.

This looks like a good value play on Ingest to win Race 5 at Santa Anita on Sunday.

The Bet
(2) INGEST
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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