2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
December 27, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #1
Saturday 12/27 12:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #7 (MAHALO ARTURO) (4-1) - Lightly-raced stalker is racing as a first time gelding and second off a 70-day freshening. He draws a nice outside post at this 7-furlong trip and is dropping down just a bit in class.
2nd pick: #6 (Red Man Run) (3-1) - Veteran has been at this 2l condition for a very long time but is working fast locally for his first since early November. He finished second on the Los Alamitos dirt Sept. 21 and the figure earned makes him a strong win candidate if repeatable.
3rd pick: #3 (Warren's Wesley) (5-2) - Speedy and lightly-raced, he's running second back from a pair of long layoffs. He enters off a solid try at Los Alamitos on Dec. 4, has worked twice since, and Bejarano stays aboard. Home bred should be involved every step.
4th pick: #1 (Kozani) (8-1) - Gelding is racing third back off a half-year's absence. He's dropping in clsss, switching from turf to dirt and shortening up in distance. Whatever he has should come out against this group.