2013-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 17, 2013
DEL MAR Race #10
Saturday 08/17 06:40 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (STAR VESTA) (3-1) - She was impressive when defeating $12.5K claimers here on July 20th in her first start since last Sept. 2. Consistent sort has worked very fast since and is the choice despite a big move up in class.
2nd pick: #7 (Controlled Chaos) (10-1) - Filly showed some late kick here racing on the turf at this distance on Aug. 3. Race was her first since late May and she ran well here on this surface a year ago when a maiden. Price play.
3rd pick: #8 (Branding) (7-2) - No-speed type rallied to finish second here at this level on July 26th in her second off a seven week freshening. Factors today, but believe the top two picks are more suited for the win.
4th pick: #5 (Twelve Folds) (8-1) - Very consistent sort has been on the sidelines since late May and is working very fast on this surface for this attempt. Can factor at long odds.
5th pick: #1 (Corlett Drive) (5-1) - Filly is working very fast locally for her first since June 30th when she improved late after racing far back early. Has talent, but needs to break alertly from the rail in this large field.