2013-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
February 23, 2013
SANTA ANITA Race #1
Saturday 02/23 12:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #3 (SECRET OF SUCCESS) (3-1) - Grey filly by "Holy Bull" took her share of betting action when debuting here at this tag and trip Feb. 1. Unfortunately she had some traffic issues at the break and did well to finish 5th of 11, beaten 7 1/2 lengths after being forced to rally while wide. Trainer Carla gaines has worked her since and this Harris Farm's" home-bred can take this with a "clean" break.
2nd pick: #6 (As Usual) (8-1) - Speedy home-bred finished second here at this tag on Feb. 8, then tired on Feb. 18 when involved in a pace-duel. Trainer Barry Abrahams brings her back in five days and her edarly speed makes her dangerous at a square price.
3rd pick: #7 (Night Teller) (2-1) - The probable favorite, well-bred filly rallied to finish second here last out and defeated "Success" in the process. 4-year-old has worked fine since and is an obvious win candidate, though at a short price.
4th pick: #8 (Enchanted Dreams) (7-2) - She hasn't raced since rallying to finish fifth her on Feb. 4 of 2012 in a special weight contest on the grass. Training steadily, she'll move to dirt and drop into a claimer.