2013-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
March 21, 2013
SANTA ANITA Race #2
Thursday 03/21 01:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS) (2-1) - Nicely bred gelding comes into this off a career best when he rallied to miss by a nose racing hee at this level on Feb. 28. Effort came in his second off a four month break and he's worked twice since.
2nd pick: #5 (I Feel Free) (7-2) - He's been competitive many times and veteran maiden has done his best work on this surface (10-0-2-5). Gelding has a fine breeze a week ago and this is his favorite distance (3-0-1-2).
3rd pick: #8 (Patriotic Lion) (7-2) - Long time maiden cuts back in distance after being sharp in two of his last three at this tag here going two-turns. Gelding draws a fine outside post and speed/stalker must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #1 (World Renowned) (3-1) - He moves back in with maidens after a pair of starts against winners in upper-level starter-allowance contests. He cost $900K as a yearling back in 2009 and you can have him today for a $20K price-tag. When last in with maidens, he finished second here racing for a $40K tag on Feb. 15. Can factor, but will be over-bet.