2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 10, 2014


DEL MAR Race #6

Sunday 08/10 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (GLADDING) (6-1) - Veteran speed/stalker is racing off his second straight long layoff and is dropped into a career soft spot by trainer Vann Belvoir. Former stakes performer ran well here a year ago facing tougher and is working steadily and above average for his return.

2nd pick: #6 (Wildcat Moon) (7-2) - As consistent as they come, he's gone 14-2-8-2 overall, is 11-2-5-2 on synthetics, and has finished second in both local starts. Speedy sort is racing first off an Andy Mathis claim (19%) and a subsequent two month break (20%). He's another with back class, is working fast, and is a strong win candidate.

3rd pick: #3 (Motown Men) (3-1) - Gelding hasn't seen action since late November when he was beaten a "neck" at this tag & trip on a similar surface at Hollywood Park. Working fast and he won his only previous start on the local "poly."

4th pick: #1 (Too Fast to Pass) (8-1) - He's been with some good outfits and has a recency edge on the top three selections. One run type has won here in the past, and a huge bullet half-mile breeze on July 28 suggests he'll factor today.

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