2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 08, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #5
Sunday 06/08 03:05 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (DIABLO CABALLERO) (6-1) - Very fast from the gate, gelding is going turf to dirt and shortening up a 1/16th of a mile for this attempt. 3yo by "Tribal Rule" has tired late in his first pair after setting a quick & pressured in both and can take this field from gate-to-wire.
2nd pick: #4 (Next Book) (5-2) - The "morning line" favorite, he's gone 3-0-1-2 to date and has been beaten in photos in all three appearances. Speed/stalker is lightly raced, still improving, and is a strong win candidate at a short price.
3rd pick: #5 (Babe's Journey) (9-2) - He debuts for a very good first-out barn (Jerry Hollendorfer, 29%), and gelding has been working fast locally since early April. Home-bred is dangerous if ready.
4th pick: #6 (Watch It Buster) (9-2) - Working fast at Los Alamitos for his first outing, 3yo home-bred is in a capable barn (Mike Puype), and should get away at a big price this afternoon.