2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

January 17, 2020



Friday 01/17 01:55 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (HIZAAM) (3-1) - He's dropping down after an even effort at this distance facing $50K starter-allowance types Dec. 14. It was his first following a Linda Rice claim and she dips him just under the $40K price that he was taken for. Rice is having a tremendous run at this meet 23 of 72 (32%) and I like this 5yos chances.

2nd pick: #6 (Walkoff) (5-2) - Lightly raced and well bred, he's dropping down in his first start since Aug. 16 at Saratoga. In the Pletcher barn, 4yo by 'Street Sense' ships from Florida where he's been in steady training since early December.

3rd pick: #1 (Kumar) (7-2) - He raced wide and evenly when finishing a length behind 'Hizaam' here Dec. 14. Colt broke his maiden here at this distance March 15 and is dangerous with his best.

4th pick: #2 (Variant Perception) (10-1) - Longshot tired badly here at this tag and trip Dec. 20. Both career wins have come on the grass, but he does have more early speed than most entered and that may lead to a competitive effort at a big price.

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