Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Saturday (1-29-22)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

January 28, 2022 08:01 PM

Santa Anita Race 3 - Post: 1:35 PT

7-Rocky Gibraltar (2-1)

This J. Sadler-trained colt has trained well enough to win at first asking in this below-standard state-bred maiden special weight turf sprint for sophomores.  The son of Shaman Ghost is comfortably drawn outside, lands the stable’s “go-to” rider J. Hernandez, and should be able to outrun this group, assuming he breaks at least decently.  Let’s make him a win play and rolling exotic single.

Santa Anita Race 8 - Post: 4:22 PT

2-Essential Wager (5/2)

Gets a huge class test today after being so impressive breaking his maiden at Del Mar two races back and then earning a huge speed figure in a dominant first-level allowance sprint at Los Alamitos in mid-December.  He looks very much like the controlling speed, and if he can get away with a soft opening quarter, the son of Honor Code should roll all the way to the wire.  Workouts in recent weeks have been exceptional, so at 5/2 on the morning line he’s offering plenty of wagering value.

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