Jeff Siegel's Horse Racing Picks for 10/15

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet) 

Xpressbet writer Jeff Siegel offers his top plays for Saturday.

Santa Anita Race No. 1 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

#2 Daniel’s Magic (5-2)

This genuine and consistent turf sprinter has a prior win over this course and distance and seems likely to fire another big shot in this restricted (nonwinners of 3) starter’s allowance dash. The Eoin Harty-trained colt prefers to settle and make a late run. And with the switch to Juan Hernandez, the son of Magician should be capable of producing the last run. At 5-2 on the morning line, he offers a reasonable gamble in the Win pool and in the various rolling exotics.

Santa Anita Race No. 2 (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT)

#5 Todo Fino (8-5)

Classy Chilean import was a late scratch out of the Santa Anita Sprint Championship two weeks ago but since has worked a bullet half mile in :46-flat, so we’ll assume he’s okay. A sharp winner of his U.S. debut at Del Mar last month, the son of Verrazano is fast on figures and is a likely repeat winner in this second level allowance main track sprint. Listed as the 8-5 morning line favorite, he’ll be worth a strong play at or near that price.

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