2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 12, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #1
Thursday 06/12 01:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #3 (GOLDEN CHALICE) (8-5) - The morning line favorite, Harris home-bred set a solid pace and weakened late to check in third of six, beaten three lengths racing at this level going a 1/16th farther on May 9th. He's been bet heavily in both starts and will be tough on the front end.
2nd pick: #4 (Prospector Alley) (4-1) - Gelding dropped eight lengths back after being bumped at the start in the same May 9th race as "Chalice." He rallied mildly to finish fourth and can factor at a square price with a clean getaway.
3rd pick: #2 (Missing Groom) (2-1) - Gelding continues to burn up the track in the AM, but has yet to repeat his fast morning drills in the afternoon. He's raced evenly in his last pair facing open special weights and moves back in with fellow Cal.-breds for this attempt.
4th pick: #5 (Wicked Heat) (5-1) - He showed fine early speed before weakening in the final furlong here at this level May 24th. That was on the grass and trainer Melody Conlon brings him back quickly and switches him back to the dirt.