2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 20, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #3
Friday 06/20 04:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (NO BARNEYS) (5-2) - Stretch-out sprinter is lightly raced, clearly improving, and last out finished third here at this tag going 5.5-furlongs. He had a tough post that day, has worked fast since, and he draws a nice post to use his early speed from. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #5 (Yodeling Honey) (3-1) - Gelding has raced evenly in all three starts, but rallied a bit to finish third here at this tag on May 30th. It was his first going two-turns, a positive effort, trainer Mike Puype adds blinkers (21%).
3rd pick: #4 (Stauffenberg) (3-1) - Long-time maiden comes off a second-place finish here at this tag on May 30th. He's been competitive against tougher in the past and must be left in the win mix today.
4th pick: #6 (In Defiance) (6-1) - He stalked and tired while finishing behind both "Yodeling Honey" and "Stauffenberg" on May 30th. He has room for upside and needs to improve for anything more than a minor award.