2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
March 08, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #4
Saturday 03/08 01:30 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (ROUGH PASSAGE) (7-2) - His entire career has been spent locally, and stalker has gone 4-0-1-3. Working fast, the distance is fine, and Bejarano stays put. The top choice, but make sure you reverse your exactas.
2nd pick: #5 (Ferocious) (4-1) - Excellent debut here on Jan. 18 saw him involved throughout and come up a "nose" short at the finish. Working nicely off a seven week freshening, and the extra furlong he travels is in his favor.
3rd pick: #3 (Talent Show) (6-1) - Debuting colt from the Baffert barn (27% first out) cost $485K a year ago and is working very fast for his initial trip to the post. Must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #9 (Act) (8-1) - He showed good early speed in a well-backed debut on Feb. 8 and tired after being involved in a pace-duel. He moves out in the gate and can factor at a big price.
5th pick: #10 (Gameboy Luke) (15-1) - Big longshot is working fast for his first since late Dec. and he showed sharp early speed in his first two start. The outside post at this trip gives him a shot at a big price.