2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

April 17, 2014



Thursday 04/17 07:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #12 (ROCKIN RICO) (6-1) - Price play has been freshened up since late Feb. when he tired after setting a pressured pace at this tag sprinting at Delta Downs. In a good barn (Ron Faucheux) and this lightly-raced colt had missed by a "neck" in his previous race. Takes this if reday.

2nd pick: #7 (Saint's Vision) (9-2) - The possible favorite, gelding tired after setting a pressured pace on a good track at the Fair Grounds March 16th. It was his first since late summer when he was competitive in three straight on this surface. Win candidate.

3rd pick: #6 (Nightshaw) (4-1) - Colt tired badly at Delta Downs on March 12th after being sharp in three of four previous starts. Barn (Karl Broberg) wins a lot of races every year and he removes this 3-year-old's blinkers after a trio of races.

4th pick: #4 (Contrarian Bet) (7-2) - Gelding has gone 10-4 overall and is 3-0-1-2 since dropping into claimers. Speed/stalker should be involved every step.

5th pick: #3 (Sicard's Sensation) (8-1) - Longshot has some early speed and is racing third back from a 2 1/2 month layoff. Can grab a share, but needs to do better for any shot at the win.

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