Santa Anita Park Selections for February 12, 2022 – Horse Racing Picks

Santa Anita Park Selections for February 12, 2022 – Horse Racing Picks

There should be some good racing on the card Saturday throughout the country. We have selections from the east to the west coast.

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Tampa Bay Downs has the most stakes races on the schedule with four events. The $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (Gr. 3) is the feature at Tampa Bay on Saturday.

You’ll need to go to Oaklawn Park for the feature of the day in the US. The $600,000 Razorback Handicap (Gr. 3) is the biggest race, though I’m not all too interested in betting the event.

TheSportsGeek does have picks at Tampa Bay Downs for Saturday, though. We’re heading to the west coast in California as well.

Santa Anita has nine events worth $486,000 in prize money. Head below for our best Santa Anita Park picks for February 12, 2022.

Race 6

(1) Musical Gem
+1200 (12/1)
(2) Sometimes Always
+300 (3/1)
(3) Me Likey
+600 (6/1)
(4) El Durango
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Circle Back
+400 (4/1)
(6) Sir Flatter
+300 (3/1)
(7) Fury Kap
+160 (8/5)

Post Time: 3:07 p.m. PST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs

Race 6 is a $26,000 event covering 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Sometimes Always and Fury Kap should be the ones to watch in this event.

Sometimes Always is a one-time winner through 10 outings and should find this easier than what he’s experienced recently. He’s gone winless in four straight races after a win on July 30.

Sometimes Always beat Paint Me Lucky by 1 ¾ lengths in a $25,000 event in July. In his last three assignments, he has finished 4th, 2nd, 5th.

He placed 2nd behind Swamp’n Ain’t Ez by a half-length for a $19,000 purse on December 3. Following that try, Sometimes Always finished 5th for a $26,000 prize.

Fury Kap looks like the toughest runner in Race 6. He is 1st, 9th in his career, with a win on May 29, 2020 on debut in a $20,000 event by 9 ¼ lengths.

Fury Kap came back on September 26, 2020 to finish 9th in the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes. That was out of reach for Fury Kap, but after a layoff and good work in the morning, he looks ready to get back.

At 5 furlongs Fury Kap was clocked well under 1:00.00 in three attempts. He was timed at 58.60 seconds on January 30. This looks like a good chance at this level.

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Race 7

(1) Sweet Talked
+1200 (12/1)
(2) Rock the Bourbon
+2000 (20/1)
(3) Happy Happy
+1500 (15/1)
(4) Isola Mia
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Distorted Queen
+1500 (15/1)
(6) Phenom
+800 (8/1)
(7) Carroll Girl
+180 (9/5)
(8) Sterling Crest
+300 (3/1)
(9) Talented Lady
+1200 (12/1)
(10) Hemmerle
+400 (4/1)

Post Time: 3:39 p.m. PST
Distance: 1 Mile

Race 7 is a $67,000 event over a mile on the turf. Sterling Crest and Carroll Girl should be in good form with a good attempt to win.

Sterling Crest has finished 2nd, 4th, 2nd, 3rd in four outings. The filly has been running in strong form recently.

The No. 8 placed 2nd behind Miss Mattie B by 3 ¾ lengths for a $70,000 race. After that nice showing, Sterling Crest returned on December 27 to show 3rd in a $67,000 event.

Carroll Girl is 7th, 2nd in two attempts, finishing 7th on August 15 at Del Mar in a $70,000 event. She showed a lot of improvement on October 15 at Santa Anita.

Carroll Girl came on to place 2nd behind Toeris by a nose for a $61,000 prize. She is looking better after a rough start to her career and has to be considered in this spot.

The Bet

Race 8

(1) Kerouac
+300 (3/1)
(2) Cover Me Up
+400 (4/1)
(3) Mongolian Box
+2000 (20/1)
(4) Got Thunder
-125 (4/5)
(5) Classic Mark
+1500 (15/1)
(6) Sense of Dominance
+1200 (12/1)
(7) Noble Union
+800 (8/1)

Post Time: 4:13 p.m. PST
Distance:1 Mile

Race 8 is a $67,000 assignment over a mile on the dirt. Kerouac and Got Thunder should be in the mix at the wire.

Kerouac made his debut on January 21 and held up well enough for a $67,000 purse on January 21. After finishing 4th, Kerouac has to be open for improvement in his next race.

He has been putting in the work in the morning with quick times. Kerouac was timed at 47.60 and 47.20 seconds at 4 furlongs in his most recent workouts at 5 furlongs.

Got Thunder has placed 2nd in two races in his career. He placed 2nd behind Newgrange by 1 ½ lengths in a $70,000 assignment as a rookie on November 28.

Got Thunder followed up in 2nd, this time 5 ¼ length loss a month later in December. The colt is a $750,000 horse that is in good shape in workouts as well.

He was timed at 1:00.00 and 59.60 seconds at 5 furlongs in productive workouts. Got Thunder will have company, but should finish this field off.

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