2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 05, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #4
Saturday 04/05 01:35 PM Eastern
Top pick: #12 (GREEN TAG) (3-1) - Irish-import just missed here at this level and distance on March 6th. Solid effort came off a four month layoff and was his first in North America. Working fine since and gelding is the horse to beat.
2nd pick: #1 (Snuggley Bear) (7-2) - Very consistent 8-0-5-2, he cuts back a bit in distance after finishing second here going a mile on March 8th. Working fast and a strong win candidate.
3rd pick: #3 (Sammy Mandeville) (5-1) - Son of "Rock Hard Ten" is working fast for his debut and from a winning barn (Doug O'Neill). Mike Smith is aboard and if this colt runs to his work, the rest could be in trouble.
4th pick: #7 (Superlooper) (8-1) - Lightly-raced and well-bred, $410K 2-year-old purchase has raced evenly in his first pair on the dirt and trainer Bob Baffert will switch him to the grass. In the mix.
5th pick: #2 (Act) (6-1) - Colt by "Warf Front" has sharp early speed and is trying the turf for the first time. Working very fast and could factor at a square price.