2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

February 12, 2020



Wednesday 02/12 02:35 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #3 (CONGRATS THIS) (5-1) - Price play was a sharp maiden winner going 6.5 furlongs on the dirt for a $10K tag Nov. 14. The victory came off a 10-week break and was his 5th solid effort in his last 6 tries. Sent to the grass at a mile for a $16K tag Dec. 15, he tired while wide. Back sprinting and down to the local bottom ($6250 claiming price), think he has a good shot at a square price.

2nd pick: #5 (Belleville Spring) (2-1) - The morning line and probable favorite, he's been on the sidelines since finishing a distant third at this distance for a $16K tag Aug. 10 at Saratoga. The race was his first in 9.5 months and he's now been idle another 6 months. Working steadily at the Palm Beach Downs Center, speedster drops to a new low and could win this easily at a short price if ready.

3rd pick: #2 (Strike Play) (7-2) - Another with early speed, he has a recency edge on 'Belleville Spring' and is racing third back following a 4.5 month vacation. He breaks just off the rail, takes the same drop as both 'Congrats This' and 'Belleville Spring' and must be left in the mix.

4th pick: #7 (Starship Taxi) (12-1) - Nibbler is making his sixth straight attempt at this level and has finished third twice. Believe that a minor award at a big price is his ceiling.

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