2013-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
October 05, 2013
SANTA ANITA Race #3
Saturday 10/05 02:05 PM Eastern
Top pick: #3 (SPIRITED TOUCH) (7-2) - Colt drops in price and stretches out in distance in his 2nd start back from a two month break. He has the best early speed of this field and is working fast for this assignment. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #7 (Sir Searsucker) (6-1) - Price play was forced into a wide trip last out at Del mar after breaking from a tough outside post and trainer Mike Mitchell will stretch him back out this afternoon. Gelding has a trio of solid local works showing and runs today for the first time without blinkers.
3rd pick: #4 (Riseseastsetswest) (8-1) - Lightly raced gelding comes off a trouble 3rd place finish in a Fairplex sprint on Sep 8th. 3yo by "Harlan's Holiday" has early speed and must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #2 (Trouble X Two) (6-1) - He's shown some talent in his first three starts and will be dropping in price and racing on real dirt for the first time. Working fast on this surface, and he can impact from his fine inside post.
5th pick: #10 (Tiz Futurity) (10-1) - His post is of no help, as is his lack of any early speed. However, he could grab a minor award with a late rally after doing so at Fairplex last out.