2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

October 15, 2014



Wednesday 10/15 07:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ESTATICATOR) (5-2) - Speedy colt stretches out in distance in his first off a Roger Engel claim (a 31% winning angle). Asmussen bred colt finished a pace-setting third here at this tag the day he was taken and tonight he draws the rail and has blinkers added. The horse to beat.

2nd pick: #2 (Santa Atlantic) (3-1) - Gelding raced evenly when debuting in a sprint facing better on Sept. 19. He took some betting action that day and the high percentage "Bret" Calhoun drops him in class and stretches him out in distance. Trainer has solid numbers in those categories and this 2-year-old by "Stormy Atlantic" is a win candidate.

3rd pick: #8 (Sunday Prohibition) (9-5) - The morning line favorite, he's dropping in class and moving from turf to dirt. Speed/stalker ships from Canterbury and enters tonight after a pair of close up finishes there on the grass. Should factor, but think he'll be over-bet.

4th pick: #6 (A Given Classic) (20-1) - Longshot showed slight improvement in a dirt sprint Sept. 12. It was his best to date and he's trying the grass and a two-turn trip both for the first time. May grab a minor award at a big price.

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