2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

February 17, 2014

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SANTA ANITA Race #7 (THE BUENA VISTA(G2))

Monday 02/17 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (PONTCHATRAIN) (3-1) - She's won four of five turf starts including three stakes in a row. Daughter of "War Front" stretches out to a mile after winning those three here going "down the hill," and has won going around two-turns in the past.

2nd pick: #2 (Egg Drop) (5-2) - Hard-hitter became a G1 winner when she went wire-to-wire in a very "game" effort to take the "Matriarch" stakes at Hollywood going a mile on Dec. 1st. That score followed a pair of G2 wins, including the local "Goldikova" stakes at this trip Nov. 3rd. Strong win candidate.

3rd pick: #6 (Dancingtothestars) (8-1) - Consistent Cal-bred has won stakes facing "open" company in the past and is 6-1-2-1 on this surface. Speed/stalker is in shape and is 4-2-1-0 at this mile trip. Price play in the same race exotic bets.

4th pick: #4 (Tapicat) (4-1) - Lightly raced filly makes her West Coast debut after going 8-4-1-1 in the eastern half of the country. Stakes winner has a flexible style, is in a winning barn (Bill Mott), and jockey John Velazquez flies in from Gulfstream for the mount.

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