2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 04, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #3
Friday 04/04 02:05 PM Eastern
Top pick: #7 (SOUTHERN DIGS) (7-2) - Gelding raced evenly after having some serious traffic issues going "down the hill" here facing tougher on March 9. It was his first race since Sep 2nd and trainer Doug O'Neill drops him into a claimer and has him on real dirt for the first time.
2nd pick: #2 (Bart the Barrister) (5-2) - Heavily backed when debuting here at this tag & trip March 15, he was away slowly, rushed up into a quick pace, and held gamely to finish 3rd. Claimed that day by Mark Glatt, gelding is a strong win candidate in this spot.
3rd pick: #6 (W Giles) (3-1) - Speedy sort comes off a career best when he finished a solid 2nd in the same March 15 contest that "Bart" exits. Lightly raced, improving, and he'll be involved every step.
4th pick: #5 (Surfer Moon) (8-1) - Well-bred gelding showed little facing tougher here on the grass March 15. However, it was his first off a 7 week break and the "red hot" barn of Ron Ellis drops him down and moves him back to real dirt.