2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
October 09, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #5
Thursday 10/09 03:10 PM Eastern
Top pick: #5 (GO BLACK TIE) (9-2) - He's cutting back a bit in distance and moving from "poly" to dirt, and is being bumped up in class. Strong finisher finished second last out at Del Mar and should get a fast and/or contested pace to close into.
2nd pick: #1 (Counting days) (4-1) - The main speed, he's racing first off a Vlad Cerin claim. Gelding has the rail, is shortening up in distance, and had a very fast half-mile breeze here just five days ago.
3rd pick: #7 (Twenty Percent) (7-2) - Lightly-raced son of "Dixie Union" is dropping in class and is working fast for his first since Sept. 1. His maiden win came here and he's a win threat with her best.
4th pick: #6 (Grand Humor) (3-1) - The probable favorite, he's been competitive against tougher most of the year and is dropping in class. A contender, but is no lock at a short price.