2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 05, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #3 (THE ECHO EDDIE STAKES)
Saturday 04/05 01:05 PM Eastern
Top pick: #9 (PRAY HARD) (4-1) - He's one of three entered by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and they give the "Hall of Famer" a strong hand in this $200K stakes. Gelding moves way up in class after defeating weaker here on Feb. 27th. It was a career best and came fresh off a two month break. Stalker draws a nice post and gets a slight edge.
2nd pick: #2 (Whine for Wine) (7-2) - Very lightly-raced, he broke his maiden here on March 15th and overcame a less than perfect trip to do so. Another of the Hollendorfer trio, gelding is working fast and Bejarano stays aboard.
3rd pick: #6 (Oh Daddy Oh) (4-1) - Very fast from the gate, he's won two of three here and earned a high figure on March 6th when going gate-to-wire over weaker. Working well for this and must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #4 (Gangnam Guy) (6-1) - The field's most experienced runner, he's been freshened up since missing by a "head" here in a grass stakes going "Down the Hill" on Feb. 16. Working well, he moves to the dirt and can grab a share at a nice price.