2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

January 09, 2020



Thursday 01/09 03:40 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (JOYFUL HEART) (5-2) - He's stretching out in distance while taking a big drop in class for trainer Brian Lynch. Stalker missed by 2.5 lengths sprinting here on the grass facing tougher Dec. 4 and enters of a fast 5 furlong breeze at Palm Meadows. 4yo gelding by 'Kitten's Joy' will be tough in this spot.

2nd pick: #1 (Bad Boy E.J.) (3-1) - Strong finisher tired while wide here at this level Dec. 15 as the 5-2 favorite. He had finished second in four straight prior to that and moves from the 10-post to the rail for this attempt. A win candidate.

3rd pick: #2 (Valdolobo) (4-1) - Irish import has been sharp in both starts in No. America after coming off a 10-month layoff Aug. 23. An easy maiden winner at Indiana Downs Oct. 9, he must be left in the win mix.

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