2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 24, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #2
Friday 01/24 01:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #4 (DANCE WITH FATE) (8-5) - Stakes placed on both dirt and "poly," stalker is racing for the first time since Nov. 2 when he raced evenly here after a terrible start and a very wide trip in the "Breeder's Cup Juvenile" (G1). Working fine since, he's racing on the grass for the first time. The horse to beat, but reverse your exactas.
2nd pick: #1 (I'll Wrap it Up) (7-2) - Win threat, he has the rail and finished second in a strong field at Hollywood Park when still a maiden in his only previous start on the grass. Very dangerous.
3rd pick: #3 (Flagman) (9-2) - Gelding enters off a career best when he finished a close up fourth here at this trip in the "Eddie Logan" stakes on Dec. 28. He has a flexible style and must be left under consideration.
4th pick: #2 (Brother Soldier) (4-1) - The main speed, he's lost ground in all three starts since winning his debut at Fairplex on Sept. 21. Working fast, he's another racing on the grass for the first time and his early speed makes him a bit interesting.