2013-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
March 01, 2013
SANTA ANITA Race #7
Friday 03/01 04:00 PM Eastern
Top pick: #4 (SURFCUP) (6-5) - The probable favorite, lightly-raced colt hails from the Baffert barn and last out finished third in the $300K "Cal. Breeders' Championship" after he set a fast and pressured pace. Race was his best to date and was his first on conventional dirt. He moves back to the grass today and he won his debut on the Hollywood infield at this trip in late Nov.
2nd pick: #2 (Back to Bako) (5-2) - He broke his maiden here at this distance on this surface on Feb. 7 in what was his first ever on the turf. Improving sort has a flexible style he and "Surfcup" are te only two entered with wins on the grass.
3rd pick: #1 (China Prince) (9-2) - He raced wide in the same Jan. 26 main-track stakes as "Surfcup" and tired late in what was his first on the dirt. Gelding went (3-1-1-1) on the Golde Gate "poly" prior to that, and will be racing on the grass for the first time.