2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

January 16, 2020



Thursday 01/16 04:10 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (BLINGS EXPRESS) (3-1) - This speedy 11yo has been freshened up since finishing a pace-setting second for twice this tag sprinting on Oct. 17. Oldtimer has an outstanding local record 29-9-10-3 and his trainer (Georgina Baxter) is having a strong meet 14-5-3-3. Baxter has won with 13 of 48 (29%) off of long layoffs since Jan 1 of 2019 and she has Jose Ortiz aboard.

2nd pick: #4 (Swagger) (2-1) - The probable favorite. he's moving back up a bit in price following an easy gate-to-wire win by 6 lengths here going 5.5 furlongs for a $6250 tag Dec. 26. Another grizzled veteran, this 8yo went 13-2-8-3 last year and is a very strong win candidate.

3rd pick: #1 (Dr Harlan) (4-1) - He rallied to finish a distant second to 'Swagger' here Dec. 26, then missed by just under a length in his follow up Jan 8. Stalker has a ground-saving post and must be left in the mix.

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