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Racing Dudes 2019 Malibu Stakes Wagering Guide and Picks Presale
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Racing Dudes 2019 Malibu Stakes Wagering Guide and Picks Presale

With significant rain expected to continue through Thursday,  Santa Anita Park previously announced that it has shifted its 2019-20 Winter Meet opening day two days to Saturday, December 28, with the main event being the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu Stakes (G1).

The morning line favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby, Richard Mandella’s Omaha Beach will be the focus in the Malibu Stakes (G1), one of seven stakes offerings Saturday. The Malibu, for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, has attracted a field of five, including this year’s Santa Anita Derby winner, Roadster and Chad Brown’s Grade 1 winning Complexity, who ships in from his South Florida base.

Looking to cash in BIG Saturday at Santa Anita? Keep reading.

This Inside Track to the Malibu Stakes wagering guide gives you an inside look at all seven stakes races running at Santa Anita Park on December 28, 2019, including the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu Stakes (G1). The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 8 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 Park in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.

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Saturday’s opening day lineup at Santa Anita features 11 races, seven of which are stakes, including the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (G1); the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (G1); the $300,000 American Oaks (G1); the $200,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2); the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes (G2); the $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (G3); and the $75,000 Lady of Shamrock Stakes.


For each of the seven 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 Small Budget
  • What to Play on a Large Budget

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.

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