2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

February 15, 2014



Saturday 02/15 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (VEGAS STRIP) (4-1) - Debuting son of "Harlan's Holiday" is one of three enterd by trainer Bob Baffert and this $310K 2-year-old in training purchase has some very impressive works on view. Barn wins at a 26% rate first out and "Triple Crown" nominee looks well-prepared.

2nd pick: #3 (Superlooper) (9-2) - Another of the Baffert trio, $410K son of "Discreet Cat" raced evenly after having some early traffic issues when debuting here Jan. 26. Working well since, Baffert wins at a 27% clip second time out.

3rd pick: #2 (Footstepsinbronze) (3-1) - Excellent debut here saw him stalk a fast pace and rally to miss by a 1/2 length going "down the hill" Jan. 26. He's worked twice since and trainer Simon Callaghan moves him from turf to dirt.

4th pick: #7 (Rough Passage) (5-1) - Colt has finished second in all three starts and each has been on this surface. Speed/stalker is cutting back in distance for this and Bejarano takes this son of "Stormy Atlantic" over "Footstepsinbronze."

5th pick: #6 (Simon Kenton) (6-1) - Debuting home-bred by "Empire Maker" has some nice drills for his first attempt and trainer Rick Mandella can have one ready (13%).

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