ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2018)–With the longest shot in the field taking Thursday’s fifth race at Santa Anita, there were six winning tickets in Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Early Pick 5, each returning $53,045.60.
Dispatched at 29-1 in a field of eight older horses in for a $25,000 claiming tag, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Allaboutaction cruised home to win by 4 ½ lengths under Tyler Conner, producing a win mutuel of $60.40.
With a total pool of $370,179 up for grabs, not a single post time favorite was able to win any of the Early Pick 5 races: In race one, Spokane Eagle provided Conner, a Pennsylvania native who at age 24 is riding his first Winter Meet at Santa Anita, with a 2 ½ length win and paid $15.80 to win.
Race two went to Antioch, ridden by Joe Talamo, he beat favored Momma’s Baby Boy by a nose and paid $7.00 to win. Race three went to Madelyn’s Wild Max, who won by 2 ¼ lengths with Brayan Pena aboard and paid $17.60 to win. Thursday’s fourth race was taken by My Man Chuckles, who scored by a half length under Flavien Prat and paid $8.20 to win.