2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 16, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #1
Thursday 01/16 01:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #3 (INCLINE VILLAGE) (9-5) - Lightly raced and well-bred, gelding comes off a career best when he finished second at this level going 6-furlongs on the Hollywood turf on Dec. 13. Race was his first since May 11th and he's worked three times since. Stretches out and is the horse to beat.
2nd pick: #2 (Presenceofagenius) (8-5) - The probable favorite, he rallied to finish third, only a nose back of "Village" when making his debut. Working fast since for trainer Mark Glatt and he's stretching out to a mile in his second start. Win candidate.
3rd pick: #1 (Apostle Paul) (9-2) - Veteran maiden has finished second twice in five local starts and both have come at this mile trip. Has the rail and is a stretch threat in this small field.