2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
February 21, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #5
Friday 02/21 03:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #5 (SURFER MOON) (6-1) - Price play raced close up to a fast pace while racing wide and tired badly when debuting here at this level and distance Jan. 26. Gelding by "Malibu Moon" met a strong field that day and trainer Ron Ellis (27% second-time out) has worked him twice since.
2nd pick: #4 (Misdeed) (3-1) - He hasn't seen action since last April when he finished a distant and non-threatening third here at this level and trip. Working both above average and steadily for his return and a win candidate if ready.
3rd pick: #2 (Incline Village) (4-1) - Gelding ran a career best when he finished second at this level at Hollywood going 6-furlongs on Dec. 13, then tired here after setting a very quick pace going a mile Jan. 16. He's worked fast since, cuts back in distance, and runs third back off a seven month layoff.
4th pick: #8 (Warrior's Ridge) (9-2) - Five-year-old son of "War Chant" raced evenly while non involved at Hollywood Dec. 13 in his first starts in 16 months. Home-bred was 7 lengths back of "Village" that day and should improve in his second back from the long absence.