2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
October 23, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #1
Thursday 10/23 01:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #1 (HOLIDAY MAKER) (6-5) - The probable favorite, she won her first pair, one each on dirt & "poly". Daughter of "Harlan's Holiday" finished 4th last out in a small stakes here after "hopping" at the break. Trainer Rick Baltas brings her back quickly (12 days), drops him way down in class, and Bejarano stays aboard. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #2 (Yes She's a Dancer) (4-1) - Recent maiden winner did so here going 5.5-furlongs just 13-days ago. Speed/stalker has done well on the main track here 4-1-0-2 and has a shot if "Holiday Maker" is sub par.
3rd pick: #3 (Desert Thief) (7-2) - Dominguez home-bred has sharp early speed and is dropping in class after tiring in three straight starts facing much tougher. He has experience here 2-0-0-2 and should be involved from start-to-finish.