2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 24, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #4
Friday 01/24 02:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #7 (GLANCE'S RULE) (2-1) - Filly has shown excellent early speed in both her starts and has held well in each facing tougher. Good barn (Bob Diodoro) worked her on Jan. 16 and drops her down from $50K to race for $30000. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #4 (Tim's Go Girl) (3-1) - Kitchingman trained filly raced between horses and held gamely to finish fourth of nine, beaten just under 5 lengths when debuting here just two weeks ago. She took her share of money that day and she has a shot at giving "Hall of Fame" rider Pat Valenzuela his first win at this meet. Win candidate.
3rd pick: #8 (Girly Ghost) (7-2) - One of three fillies making their debut, grey 3-year-old is in a very good first out barn (Jeff Bonde 24%) and her works are steady. Home-bred need not be anything special to factor against this crew.
4th pick: #6 (General With a J) (20-1) - She's in a barn (Keith Craigmyle) that wins lots of races every year (60 of 347 in 2013) and has won with two of it's last five first-time-starters. Working nicely at the trainer's home-base of Los Alamitos, and must be left in the mix.