2013-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
May 20, 2013
HASTINGS PARK Race #2
Monday 05/20 02:20 PM Eastern
Top pick: #8 (DEVIANCE) (5-2) - All eight runners entered (four colts & four fillies) are all making their first starts. This gelding is one of three entered by leading trainer Troy Taylor, and has a trio of fast local works showing. Barn wins at a 26% rate first out and at a 39% clip when teamed-up with rider Aaron gryder.
2nd pick: #1 (Whyistherumgone) (9-2) - Another of the Taylor trio, colt is by a good debut stallion ("Mr. Greeley") and this juvenile had a sharp three furlong gate breeze May 5. He draws the shortest way home in this 3.5 furlong test, and is a win candidate.
3rd pick: #2 (Alomsttoomuchfun) (3-1) - British Columbia-bred has seven local published works showing, and one of those was a bullet half-mile breeze on April 27. In a capable barn (Craig MacPherson),and he's won with three of his last 15 debuting runners.
4th pick: #3 (Battling Brook) (8-1) - Nicely-bred filly ("Broken Vow") completes the three-some from trainer Taylor, but her a.m. drills aren't nearly as good as her two male barn-mates.