Top Horses to Bet on Today – May 27 Analysis – Saturday, May 27, 2023

by: Ed Meyer


Race #7 – The G3 Soaring Softly – 7f on the turf – 4:06 pm Analysis / #2 – Love Appeals / #1 – Lady Beth / #5 – Quarrel

#2 Love Appeals hails from the Christophe Clement barn with Joel Rosario in the saddle. She is a perfect stalking type who is 2 for 3 with wins in her career. She gets added distance off her last effort and Rosario can get her rolling when the real running begins. #1 Lady Beth is a speedy daughter of Hard Spun for Chad Brown and Flavien Prat aboard. The rider and trainer are 3 for 3 ITM the past two weeks as they ship in from GP where Brown wins 26%. She comes off a 3 month break and sports a sharp morning work. #5 Quarrel is a stalker for Robert Ribaudo and Dylan Davis aboard. She just broke her maiden and takes the next step up the class ladder today.

Santa Anita

Race #7 – The G3 Daytona – 6 1/2f on the turf – 7:00 pm Analysis / #1 – Indian Peak / #5 – Whatmakessammyrun / #2 – Lovesick Blues

#1 Indian Peak is a stout closer from the Peter Miller barn with J.J. Hernandez in the irons. This is his third off the layoff, and 11 for 19 ITM on the turf. He is 7 for 11 ITM at SA and sports a strong late punch in the lane. The barn wins 21% making a 3rd off the layoff move. #5 Whatmakessammyrun hails from the Mark Glatt barn with Joe Bravo in the saddle. He will come calling when asked by Bravo and has 4 wins from 6 starts at SA. #2 Lovesick Blues is shooting for his 3rd straight win for Steve Miyadi and Umberto Rispoli in the driver’s seat. He has a solid late run and will need his best effort to upset the apple cart today.

Race #8 – The G2 Triple Bend – 7f – 7:30 pm Analysis / #6 – Spirit of Makena / #7 – C Z Rocket / #4 – Forbidden Kingdom

#6 Spirit of Makena is a stalking son of Ghostzapper and a perfect 2 for 2 over the course. He should be right off the pace under Joe Bravo and shoots for his third straight win today for George Papaprodromou. #7 C Z Rocket goes to post for Peter Miller and Ramon Vazquez. This son of City Zip is 4 for 5 ITM over the course and should be hounding the leader from the gate break. The barn wins 21% with sprinters. #4 Forbidden Kingdom is a speedy son of American Pharoah for Dick Mandella and J.J. Hernandez aboard. He is coming off a two month break and is 4 for 6 ITM at SA. If left alone on the lead can put out the lights quickly. Dangerous player.