2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

November 16, 2014


DEL MAR Race #8

Sunday 11/16 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (EDDIE'S FIRST) (3-1) - Stakes placed colt is cutting back in distance and going dirt to turf this afternoon. Speed/stalker tired last out at Santa Anita after setting a quick and pressured pace. Nice overall effort and he's the horse to beat.

2nd pick: #5 (Smart Journey) (7-2) - Very fast from the gate, lightly raced 5yo set a quick and pressured pace before weakening very late at this level going "down the hill" at Santa Anita Oct 19. Trainer Mark Glatt shortens him up and this grey son of "Good Journey" is a win candidate.

3rd pick: #1 (Law Dog) (4-1) - One run type raced evenly following a "bobbling" start in the same Oct 19th race that "Smart Journey" exits. He was 3 1/2 lengths back of that rival and this veteran has more lifetime wins at this trip (4) than the rest of the field combined (0).

4th pick: #4 (He's On His Toes) (5-1) - Lightly raced speed/stalker is facing winners and trying the grass both for the first time. He enters off a career best "figure" in his maiden win a five weeks ago and has room for upside.

5th pick: #7 (Johns Journey) (8-1) - Another speed/stalker, he enters in good form on the dirt and was competitive in his only previous grass appearance. He must be left in the same race exotic bet mix.

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