2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
December 20, 2014
LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE Race #6
Saturday 12/20 02:50 PM Eastern
Top pick: #8 (ROADBUG) (2-1) - Only two of the eight 2-year-olds who are entered in this contest have started and neither of those have shown much. This filly by "Quality Road" has been in steady training here and is in the barn of Bob Baffert (22% first out). She worked this distance from the gate in 1:12.80 on Dec. 12 and that should be good enough to win this if repeatable.
2nd pick: #3 (Tall and Sweet) (5-2) - From the Hollendorfer barn (30% first out) $210K daughter of "Lemon Drop Kid" is working well and in her latest drill she ran this distance in 1:13 flat. Win candidate.
3rd pick: #4 (Sound City) (4-1) - Barn (Rich Baltas) is having a career year and is capable first out (14%) The presence of Bejarano (26% when riding for Baltas) and indicates this fill has talent.
4th pick: #5 (E Storm) (5-1) - Home bred by "Medaglia d'Oro" is also working nicely but is from a trainer (Eric Guillot) that isn't known for first out success. However, there are exceptions to every rule.