2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

July 30, 2014


DEL MAR Race #5

Wednesday 07/30 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (UP THE ALLEY) (4-1) - Filly is racing second off a Ron Ellis claim and he moves her from turf to "poly" and drops her down 25% in price. Daughter of "Flower Alley" had finished second in her previous pair on the dirt and can win this if she handles the all weather surface.

2nd pick: #6 (Nero's Pleasure) (3-1) - The morning line favorite, she enters off a trio of even efforts on the grass facing tougher and is dropping to a new low in price and switching to a synthetic surface. A pair of sharp local breezes suggests she'll handle this surface. Strong win candidate.

3rd pick: #3 (Veronica Bay) (10-1) - Longshot has been freshened up since early may and has been working very fast locally for her return. The works include a bullet 5-furlong drill six days ago and believe she's a live play at a big price.

4th pick: #2 (Ann's Gold) (8-1) - Another that's going turf to "poly" and dropping in class. Even paced type fits with her best and it's Iggy Puglisi off and Elvis Trujillo on for this attempt.

5th pick: #1 (L X Sunrise) (6-1) - Filly has been freshened up since mid-June after finishing second in six straight starts on the Santa Anita dirt. One-run type has run well at this trip before and is a stretch threat if ready off the brief layoff.

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