2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

February 05, 2020



Wednesday 02/05 01:35 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (ROAD TO PEACE) (8-5) - He's lightly raced, well bred, and is taking a big drop in value. 4yo finished fourth here going 8.5 furlongs on the grass for a $20K tag Dec. 13 in his first start in 3.5 months and first in a claimer. Taken that day by Saffie Joseph Jr this gelding finished second here going 6 furlongs for a $40K price Jan. 5. Under the claimed level today, he'll be tough in this spot.

2nd pick: #7 (Severus) (12-1) - He showed good early speed in his debut at this level and distance Jan. 17 but tired late to lose by just over 6 lengths. Back on a quick turnaround, $30K purchase should factor with normal second out improvement.

3rd pick: #1 (Sweet Giant) (9-2) - Homebred is cutting back in distance after chasing a quick and tiring to finish fourth of 9, beaten 9.5 lengths going a mile at this tag Jan. 19. Brought back quickly, he's cutting back to a sprint, has the rail, and he breezed a sharp 3 furlongs from the gate Jan. 30. In the mix.

4th pick: #8 (War Act) (6-1) - Lightly raced 4yo rallied to miss by a 'head' here at this tag and trip Jan. 17. By far a career-best, it was his first in blinkers and he's a threat if it's repeatable.

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