2012 Santa Anita Derby Field and Breakdown

Contributed By Big Daddy No Bucks
Posted on 4/6/12 8:51 PM

My God, I love all the Southern California tracks, but my betting fortunes over there have been less than stellar. It was at Santa Anita that I first learned I could make winning bets and lose money. It only took me about 20 times to learn that you actually have to make more money than you bet to "win". The justifiable favorite in the Santa Anita is Creative Cause. His early odds are 6-5, which really doesn't make him much of a win bet. If I make a win bet in this race it will be against CC and probably be a Liaison /Holy Candy exacta box. Just for fun I'll probably make a cheap suprefecta bet using Creative Cause, Liaison, Holy Candy, and Midnight Transfer.

Here's the field for the 2012 Santa Anita Derby:


No.   Horse / Sire Trainer Jockey Last Race Morning Line Odds
1 Creative Cause Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway
M. Harrington J. Rosario 1st - San Felipe (G2) 6-5
2 Liaison Liaison
Indian Charlie
B. Baffert M. Garcia 4th - San Felipe (G2) 8-1
3 Holy Candy Holy Candy
Candy Ride
J. Sadler J. Rosario 1st - SA MSW 8-1
4 I'll Have Another I'll Have Another
Flower Alley
D. O'Neill M. Gutierrez 1st - Robert B. Lewis (G2) 5-2
5 Longview Drive Longview Drive
J. Hollendorfer M. Garcia 6th - Southwest (G3) 12-1
6 Paynter Paynter
Awesome Again
B. Baffert M. Garcia 1st - SA MSW 12-1
7 Senor Rain Senor Rain
El Nino
P. Miller E. Flores 1st - SA ALW 15-1
8 Midnight Transfer Midnight Transfer
Hard Spun
C. Gaines V. Espinoza 3rd - San Felipe (G2) 10-1
9 Blueskiesnrainbows Blueskiesnrainbows
English Channel
B. Baffert M. Garcia 3rd - SA ALW 20-1
10 Brother Francis Brother Francis
Lion Heart
J. Cassidy V. Espinoza 3rd - SA MSW 20-1
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