2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 23, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #4
Thursday 01/23 02:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #5 (NEW ORDER) (3-1) - Gelding pressed a very fast pace and weakened late to finish 6th here at this level on Dec. 26 going 6.5-furlongs. It was a career best, came second off a 2 1/2 month layoff, and he's worked twice since. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #1 (White Front Freedy) (7-2) - Speedy gelding set a pressured pace and weakened to finish a distant third when racing here at this level and distance on Jan. 3. She's worked since, has the rail, and should be involved from start-to-finish.
3rd pick: #2 (Gutsy Ruler) (4-1) - Three-year-old by "Tribal Rule" makes his debut off of some good looking works and he need not be anything special to factor first out against this group.
4th pick: #6 (Exponentially) (5-1) - The field's most experienced maiden at 9-0-2-2, he ran second here facing tougher on Oct. 17 in the last time he raced on real dirt. Must be left in the mix.