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'Prime Picks' - Handicapping with Jeff Siegel

Horse owner, breeder and HRTV analyst Jeff Siegel also happens to be Southern California's premier handicapper. Check his blog each day before you play!

First post for the Friday eight-race program is 3 p.m. A reminder that the huge Belmont Stakes Saturday race card at Santa Anita – featuring 11 races – will begin at 12 noon.

Today’s opener is a five-runner restricted (nw-2) claiming router for fillies and mares. #5 Parada drops a notch and stretches out again and if her improving pattern continues she’ll be hard to beat. #1 Kid Rollins graduated in a slowly-run bottom-rung maiden claimer in mid-April and appears to be training well since, so continued improvement is possible.

Handicapping, in short, refers to analyzing the race to come up with best predicted outcome, or pick. There are many angles when it comes to picking a winner. Using some of the help from the professional handicappers below, you can determine your own angle on placing a bet. For more information on how to bet or wager, click here.

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You can also find the best handicapping tips of the day from these Southern California Handicappers: