2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 22, 2014
DEL MAR Race #4
Friday 08/22 05:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #4 (Itz a Saint) (8-1) - Price play is racing first off a Rick Baltas claim and finished a sharp second here for half this tag the day he was taken. Consistent sort has worked fast twice since and has gone 9-3-3-1 on synthetic surfaces up to this point.
2nd pick: #3 (Sweetrayofsunshine) (3-1) - The probable favorite, he's won 7 of 13 overall with all but one coming on conventional dirt. Speed/stalker has been freshened up since late June after he was pulled up in a race at Santa Anita. Working fine locally and an obvious threat with his best.
3rd pick: #7 (Grandiose Tactics) (5-2) - One of two entered by trainer Ron Ellis, he's racing for the first time since late June when Ellis claimed him for $32K at Churchill Downs. Working fine here and he won a race on the Presque Isle "poly" on June 9th. In the mix.
4th pick: #6 (Quinette) (12-1) - The second of the Ellis pair, she has eight lifetime wins, but only one has been on a synthetic surface. Fits at the level and distance and she would love a fast and/or contested pace to develop.