2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 28, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #1
Saturday 06/28 01:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #10 (TRIBALIST) (5-1) - Gelding rallied to finish third after a slow start when debuting on the Del Mar "poly" last August. On the shelf since, he's working fast, and is racing on the grass in his return to action. Home-bred's trainer (Blake Heap) has had the best meet of his career (13-7-3-0), and this 3yo looks set for a big effort.
2nd pick: #3 (Tribal Dude) (4-1) - One of four entered by "Tribal Rule," he has the most experience, has gone 8-0-3-2 on the grass, and is 6-0-2-1 on this course. Speedy sort is racing third back from a year's layoff and is a win candidate.
3rd pick: #5 (Badasmylifeletsmeb) (8-1) - He comes off a good effort when finishing seventh of eight, beaten 5 1/2 lengths racing here at this level and distance just seven days ago. It was his first on the grass and a big improvement over his dirt debut. Abrams home-bred has early speed and must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #2 (Bold Fantasy) (7-2) - Gelding by "Bertrando" ships down from Golden Gate Fields where he's finished second in two straight facing "open" special weights. Stalker comes off a career best on May 30 and should be involved from start-to-finish.