2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 25, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8
Friday 04/25 06:40 PM Eastern
Top pick: #8 (ROB'S PAL) (4-1) - Long-time maiden has gone 4-0-2-2 since coming off a two month layoff on Jan. 10. Last out he finished third of nine, beaten almost three lengths racing here at this tag and trip March 30. Speed/stalker is working nicely and gets a slight edge.
2nd pick: #10 (Kozani) (5-2) - Lightly-raced colt has good early speed, drops into a claimer, has blinkers added, and Bejarano is aboard for the first time. Three-year-old is a strong win candidate.
3rd pick: #6 (Misdeed) (7-2) - He's another dropping into a claimer for the first time and last out finished a close up fourth here when facing special weights. Well-bred, in a good barn (Rich Mandella), and working fast. Must be left in the small win mix.
4th pick: #1 (Navarre) (8-1) - English bred has some speed, draws the rail, runs off a 5 1/2 month layoff, and drops into a claimer for the first time.
5th pick: #4 (Van Fraassen) (12-1) - $300,000 colt goes dirt to turf, stretches out in distance, and is yet another racing tagged for the first time. Don't just dismiss.