Santa Anita Derby 4/9/22 - Horse Racing Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 04/06/2022 at 10:22 PM ET

Santa Anita Derby 4/9/22 - Horse Racing Picks & Predictions

The Santa Anita Derby has a small field this year. However, that does not mean that the field will have anything less than a great race that should be fast with the horses that are racing. 

Happy Jack comes out of the first post at 20-1 odds. Happy Jack is coming here after finishing 3rd in his last race, which Forbidden Kingdom ended up winning. 

Armagnac is coming with the second post position and comes in with 20-1 odds. The low odds for Armagnac is definitely fitting with a 6th place finish in the last race. 

Forbidden Kingdom picked up the third post and is coming in with great odds at 6-5. With Forbidden Kingdom he is coming in after winning the last 2 races rather easily and in the third race he has run int recently he finished second, which definitely makes it easier to see why Forbidden Kingdom can win.

Messier is coming with the fourth post in place and coming in at 1-1 odds. With Messier the horse is coming in after finishing first twice in his last 2 races but finished in 2nd in the other race he has ran.

Win The Day is coming here with the 5th post and is coming in with 20-1 odds. Win The Day has not been that consistent of a horse in the gelding career so far. The last race was a win, but the race prior to that was a mild run as well and Win The Day finished 7th. 

Taiba is in the 6th post in the Santa Anita Derby and has posted a 4-1 odds. Coming here Taiba is going to have a good run, but has ended up finishing first in the race. Still, Taiba will have a lot of issues with only a single race under the saddle so far this year.

The Santa Anita Derby is really a race between only 2 horses. It will really depend on if Forbidden Kingdom is running good or Messier is coming in as a chance to win the race. It would be safe to wager that those two are going to finish first and second but in this case Forbidden Kingdom should come out on top. Santa Anita Derby Race Winner, Forbidden Kingdom.

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