2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 19, 2014
DEL MAR Race #4
Saturday 07/19 03:35 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (MAVERICK'S GUN) (7-2) - He drops back down in class after an even effort following a slow start when facing tougher at santa Anita on June 21st. It was his first off a Doug O'Neill claim and this gelding missed by a "nose" at this tag the day he was claimed. Working fast for this and he'll be trying a synthetic surface for the first time. The likely winner if he handles it.
2nd pick: #7 (Run Hide) (8-1) - Speedy colt hasn't raced since late Sept. when he set a quick and pressured pace before tiring late to check in third at Santa Anita. He has plenty of gate speed, is working fast, and is a threat at a square price.
3rd pick: #5 (Aspirational) (6-1) - Lightly-raced gelding has spent his entire career in New Mexico and has gone 5-1-1-2 up to this point. Freshened up since Jan. 14, he has a new trainer (Pete Miller 18% with new arrivals) and he drops him in class and adds blinkers. Four-year-old by "Macho Uno" is a threat if he can handle the "poly."
4th pick: #11 (Will True Up) (9-2) - Since returning from a 14 month layoff on May 2nd, this gelding has finished second in two of three starts on the Santa Anita grass. Drops down today and he was competitive in his only previous start on a "poly" surface.