2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
October 26, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #5
Sunday 10/26 03:15 PM Eastern
Top pick: #3 (MADIBA) (7-2) - He's one of two entered by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, and both are strong win candidates. This son of "Candy Ride" cost $700,000 a year ago as a Keeneland yearling, and he's been sharp in both sprints to date. One run type is stretching out in distance, is working fast, and has blinkers added. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #2 (Pioneerof the West) (6-1) - Price play moves back in with maidens after a solid pace-setting effort at Del Mar in a $100K turf stakes on Sept. 23rd. Working very fast locally for this, and he's racing on conventional dirt for the first time. He should be involved from start-to-finish.
3rd pick: #5 (Bronze Star) (7-2) - The second of the Hollendorfer pair, he finished a strong pace-pressing second here at this level going 6.5-furlongs on Sept. 27th. $700K son of "Tapit" has worked three times since and is bred to enjoy this longer trip.
4th pick: #6 (Prospect Park) (4-1) - Another son of "Tapit", he finished second here going two-turns on Oct. 4th in his first since late July. It's a plus that he's already been competitive going two-turns, and he must be left in the mix.
5th pick: #7 (Hauler) (12-1) - He exits the same Oct. 4th contest as "Prospect Park" and tired after chasing a fast pace. Lasix is added, and he may factor at a big price.