2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

September 17, 2014



Wednesday 09/17 05:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (ESTATICATOR) (3-1) - Asmussen home bred tired after showing high early speed when debuting here on Aug. 21 when facing special weights. He's worked well since, drops way down in class, and barn wins at a 26% rate second time out. The horse to beat.

2nd pick: #4 (Justaphonecallaway) (8-5) - He just missed here at this tag and trip on Aug. 30. It was a career best, came off a seven week freshening, and gelding is an obvious win candidate.

3rd pick: #3 (King Dollar) (5-2) - Debuting colt is nicely bred, working fast, and trainer "Bret" Calhoun wins at a 23% rate first out of the gate. The barn is having a great meet (36-13-6-5) and this son of "Pure Prize" is a threat in his debut.

4th pick: #5 (Early Esoteric) (12-1) - Speedy gelding battled with "Justaphonecallaway" last out and tired to finish 6 1/2 back of that rival. Blinkers go on and he may get a share at a big price.

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