2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 23, 2014
DEL MAR Race #7
Saturday 08/23 05:15 PM Eastern
Top pick: #10 (MINDFULLY) (7-2) - Filly has been sharp in both starts, one each on dirt and turf. Strong finisher has been freshened up since June 6th when she rallied to miss by a length going a mile on the grass. Working fine locally for her first on a synthetic surface and Wygod home bred by "Bertrando" is the horse to beat.
2nd pick: #1 (Steel Lady) (3-1) - Well bet in her debut here July 20th, she set/pressed a quick pace and held gamely to finish second. Filly has been given five weeks to recover, has worked in the interim, has the rail, and Bejarano stays aboard.
3rd pick: #2 (Demonica) (8-1) - Well backed in all three starts last summer/fall, she showed some speed back then and is working fast for her return. Price play if she runs to her impressive AM drills.
4th pick: #11 (Stylistic) (6-1) - She improved noticeably when finishing third here at this level and distance Aug. 3. She had a ground saving trip that day and needs to avoid a wide trip for any shot today.
5th pick: #9 (Mia Luccia) (20-1) - Longshot has been competitive in three of five and is working fast for her first since Jan. 20. Home bred by "Swiss Yodeler" has early speed and is dangerous at a big price if ready.