2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

February 21, 2014



Friday 02/21 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (LUCKY VIEWS) (2-1) - Speedy sort moves back to the grass after a poor effort here in the $250K "Cal Cup Derby" racing on the dirt Jan. 25. Lightly-raced gelding had finished a strong pace-setting third in the local "Eddie Logan" grass stakes on Dec. 28 and a repeat of that effort will win this.

2nd pick: #1 (Awesome Return) (3-1) - He also exits the local "Cal Cup Derby" on the dirt and finished an even and distant fourth after breaking slowly. He won his previous start on the grass to break his maiden, but was away in slow fashion and got a solid pace to close into. Must break cleanly to have any shot at running down "Lucky Views" in the final 1/4.

3rd pick: #2 (Better Bet) (5-1) - He won the $200k "Golden State Juvenile" on the dirt here at odds of 47-1 on Nov. 1, but has tired in all three subsequent starts. Colt will racing on the grass for the first time and will be involved early, but needs to do much better late.

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