2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 31, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #5
Friday 01/31 03:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #6 (PRESSURE TIME) (3-1) - Lightly-raced 4-year-old just missed (a "neck") racing here at this level on the dirt on Jan. 10. Home-bred ran evenly when debuting on the Hollywood grass in his previous start and can take this if he repeats his latest this afternoon on the surface change.
2nd pick: #9 (Charbroiled) (9-2) - Debuting 4-year-old has some very sharp works on his resume and has some fine AM gate drills that suggests speed is present. Dangerous if ready in his first public appearance.
3rd pick: #8 (Mr Lemon Tree) (4-1) - He's finished second in two of his three grass starts and moves back to the infield after a poor effort on the local dirt Jan. 9. Win candidate.
4th pick: #1 (Thermal Wave) (8-1) - Away since Oct. of 2011 and he ran second that day off a 15 month layoff. Working nicely for his return and he's done well in the past at this tricky "down the hill" distance.