2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
May 22, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8
Thursday 05/22 04:40 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (STAR ACT) (5-2) - Home-bred has finished second here in three straight on the grass, and last out overcame a slow start and an outside post to do so. In shape and it's apprentice Van Dyke off and Gary Stevens back on. daughter of "Street Cry" has worked four times since her latest and gets a slight edge.
2nd pick: #3 (Burning Arch) (2-1) - Well-backed in her debut, she rallied from far back to finish second of 11, beaten a length going 6.5-furlongs down the hill April 27th. The Hollendorfer barn brings her back quickly, has worked her three times since, and stretches her out to a mile.
3rd pick: #1 (Serene Melody) (3-1) - The main speed, she's been freshened up since a near miss at Hollywood racing at this level and distance. Working steadily, she draws the rail and is in the win mix.
4th pick: #4 (Venetian) (8-1) - Lightly-raced filly by "More Than Ready" hasn't run since an even effort in early Sept.t Del Mr in a $100K stakes. Working fast for this attempt, she can factor at a square price if ready.