2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 12, 2014
PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS Race #8
Tuesday 08/12 05:20 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (ORIENTAL SECRET) (5-1) - I liked her last time out but thought she received an extremely poor ride. It was her first race in five months and filly may have needed the effort anyway. Trainer Kate O'Connell has worked her since and replaces Mario Pino with A.A. Gallardo. Lightly-raced 3-year-old can take this at a square price.
2nd pick: #4 (Maggys Afleet) (8-1) - She ships in from Delaware for what will be her first on a synthetic surface. Daughter of "Afleet Alex" has been competitive in several starts this year and can factor at long odds.
3rd pick: #3 (Noya) (6-1) - Very lightly-raced filly ships back from Indiana Downs where she tired facing tougher going a mile on the grass. Home bred had rallied to finish second here at this level in her previous race and a repeat of that effort makes her a win threat.
4th pick: #1 (Dontstopmenow) (7-2) - Well bred filly is making her 12th career start and has gone 7-0-1-2 on this surface in the past. Daughter of "Unbridled's Song" is cutting back in distance, dropping back down, and running third off almost a 10 month layoff.