2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 19, 2014



Tuesday 08/19 02:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SO KITTEN) (9-2) - Improving gelding has gone 4-1-3-0 on this surface since early June and moves back in with "open" company this evening. Three-year-old by "Kitten's Joy" defeated entry-level Pa.-bred allowance foes on July 30th and stalker can take another.

2nd pick: #3 (Curve of Stones) (6-1) - Lightly-raced grey gelding broke his maiden here at this distance July 31st. Only his third lifetime start and it was his second back from a 7 1/2 month layoff. $160K yearling purchase has unlimited potential at this point.

3rd pick: #7 (Silver Dib) (7-2) - Veteran has finished second in two straight local starts at this level and was only beaten a "neck" on Aug. 3. Steady performer loves it here (15-3-4-3) and has gone 8-2-2-3 at this distance. Win candidate.

4th pick: #1 (Kings Giant) (4-1) - From the same bar (Jonathan Sheppard) as "Silver Dib" and the pair race uncoupled. Much improved of late, he broke his maiden here on July 1st, then rallied to finish second at this level July 27th. Stretch threat this evening.

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