Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Friday (1-8-22)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

January 7, 2022 01:07 AM


Santa Anita Race 8.  Post: 3:35 PT

3-Big Switch (9/5)

Two-for-two, including a stakes win over this same seven furlong trip on Breeders’ Cup weekend, the daughter of Mr. Big continues to impress in the morning and seems likely to continue to improve as she matures and gains experience. Johnny V. takes over, so at 9/5 on the morning line the J. Sadler-trained sophomore offers value in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics.

Santa Anita Race 9.  Post: 4:05 PT

7-Kitty Kitana (3-1)

Here’s an interesting Irish-invader making her first start in the States for a trainer who excels with European imports. A good runner-up in her only outing overseas last fall, the daughter of Bobby’s Kitten was even but a tad the best in company with subsequent Blue Norther Stakes winner Bellabel in a team drill last month. She’s listed at 3-1 on the morning line and is worth backing at that price.




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