2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

November 08, 2014

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DEL MAR Race #9

Saturday 11/08 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (INTAXICATION) (3-1) - Speedy gelding set a quick and pressured pace before tiring to finish fourth when debuting at Santa Anita for a $50K tag on Oct. 2. He was "vanned off" after the race but has worked three times since and takes a big drop in class. $77K 3-year-old by "Stormello" can take this if fit.

2nd pick: #3 (Takeit Tothe Limit) (6-1) - Very speedy colt has gone 3-0-2-1 in his last three and was beaten a "head" at this tag at Los Alamitos on Sept. 21. Freshened up since, he's training nicely and finished a close up third here on July 30th in his only previous race on a synthetic surface.

3rd pick: #10 (Oso Smart) (8-1) - Gelding is taking a big drop, moves from turf to "poly," and is shortening up in distance in his first since early June. Three-year-old by "Curlin" fits on "figures" and can factor at a square price in this weak field.

4th pick: #6 (Warren's Sunny Boy) (6-1) - "Warren" tends to race evenly and that has led to three third-place finishes in his last five starts. He comes off a career best from a figure angle at Santa Anita Oct. 19 and can grab a share if he can repeat it on "poly."

5th pick: #11 (Bigley) (10-1) - Four-year-old raced evenly when debuting for a $30K tag Oct. 16. He's worked twice since, drops a notch, and he could grab a share of this with normal second out improvement.

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