2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 17, 2014
EVANGELINE DOWNS Race #5
Thursday 04/17 05:25 PM Eastern
Top pick: #8 (MIDNIGHT LURE) (9-2) - Nicely bred gelding takes the big drop into low-maiden claimers for the first time. He's had excuses in his last pair facing tougher and speed/stalker should beat these as he runs second off almost a seven month layoff.
2nd pick: #9 (Happy High Porto) (7-2) - He's listed as the "morning line" favorite and enters this off of a pair of second-place finishes at the Fair Grounds. Stalker fits and is a win threat.
3rd pick: #6 (Ide Be Doc Adams) (6-1) - Delta Downs shipper has had tough posts there in his last pair and managed to finish 4th in each. Draws better and gelding must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #1 (Private) (15-1) - He raced evenly while wide when debuting at the Fair Grounds. Barn stretches him out and colt draws the rail. Can impact at a big price.