2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 03, 2014


DEL MAR Race #9

Sunday 08/03 06:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (HALL OF FAME) (4-1) - One of two entered by trainer Bob Baffert this $250K son of "Tapit" has been freshened up since June 14 when he finished second at this level going seven-furlongs on the Santa Anita dirt. Training fast locally for this, Baffert wins at an excellent 29% on the sprint to route angle.

2nd pick: #2 (Opsec) (6-1) - The second of the Baffert pair, he's also stretching out after a near miss in a Los Alamitos sprint when debuting July 5. Working fast for the stretch-out, Baffert's numbers with second time starters is 28%.

3rd pick: #5 (Noble Bird) (5-1) - Colt is working very fast locally for his West Coast debut. He just missed on June 7 on the Churchill turf, and trainer Mark Case has him set for a big effort.

4th pick: #1 (Wrightwood) (9-2) - Speedy colt has the rail and has gone 3-0-1-2 since coming off a 6 1/2 month layoff on June 1. Expecting him to be sent hard at the break and take them as far as he can.

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