2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 17, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #3
Friday 01/17 03:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (THE ADMIRAL) (7-2) - One of three entered by trainer Bob Baffert and he just missed here at this level and distance on Dec. 27. Colt has positional speed, a nice inside post, and races with blinkers off.
2nd pick: #5 (Rough Passage) (4-1) - $250K son of "Stormy Atlantic" showed good early speed last out and stayed on gamely to finish third, a bit over a length off of "Admiral."
3rd pick: #9 (Day of Fury) (5-2) - Debuting colt from the Baffert barn, is working very fast and his trainer wins at a solid 26% first out. Mike Smith is aboard and he's won with 10 of 30 over the past year for Baffert.
4th pick: #4 (Icy Ride) (8-1) - The tird of the Baffert trio, he's been away slowly in both starts and has raced evenly once in stride. Stretch threat at a square price.