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2022 Malibu Stakes Picks and Wagering Guide

2022 Malibu Stakes Picks and Wagering Guide

This Inside Track to the Malibu Stakes wagering guide gives you an inside look at the six stakes races running at Santa Anita Park on December 26, 2022, including the $300,000 RUNHAPPY Malibu Stakes (G1).

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Santa Anita Picks

Inside Track to the 2022 Malibu Stakes

Download our MASSIVE 13-page Inside Track to the 2022 Malibu Stakes wagering guide! Features picks and analysis for SIX stakes, including the $300,000 RUNHAPPY Malibu Stakes (G1).

The Racing Dudes have been at it for 10+ years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Malibu Stakes, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Santa Anita in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.

Along with the Malibu, the other stakes Monday at Santa Anita are the $300,000 La Brea (G1), the $300,000 American Oaks (G1), the $200,000 San Antonio (G2), the $200,000 Mathis Mile (G2), and the $200,000 San Gabriel (G2).

But that’s not all! Along with the six major stakes races, this Inside Track to the Malibu Stakes wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for Santa Anita’s entire Monday card.

Year to Date Winnings


Exacta Trifecta Superfecta Daily Double
$904.20 $2,592.20 $2,651.20 $1,763.00
Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5
$4,273.00 $4,496.20 $22,287.60

$11,356.40 in payouts last week

For each of these six stakes at Santa Anita, you will find the following:


  • Race Overview 
  • Race Shape and Pace Analysis 
  • Top Selections 
  • Major Threats 
  • Longshots to Use

You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes: 

  • Win Bet
  • Place or Show Bet
  • Longshot to Play Across the Board 
  • Exacta
  • Trifecta
  • Superfecta 
  • Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers 
  • What to Play on a Straight Wager
  • What to Play on an Exotic Wager

Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.

A sample of guide is available for download here. This INSIDE TRACK TO THE MALIBU STAKES wagering guide is included FREE with any subscription or can be purchased individually by clicking the banner below for $29.95. Learn more about Racing Dudes Premium here.

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