2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
May 26, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8
Monday 05/26 05:10 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (AFLEET ECHO) (7-2) - Filly attracted the recently Raf Bejarano when debuting here on May 3, and was bet down to 8-5 favoritism that afternoon. Away "slowly," she rushed up into the main body and weakened late to finish seventh of 11, beaten just over seven lengths. She's worked since, moves from the 10-post to the two slot, and can take this competitive maiden contest with an alert break.
2nd pick: #5 (Bonus Spin) (3-1) - One of two entered by trainer Jeff Mullins, and both are contenders. This debuting filly by "Hard Spun" cost $130K in March of 2013 and has a tab of very impressive works on view. Win candidate.
3rd pick: #6 (Benecia Gem) (12-1) - The second of the Mullin's fillies, she tired badly after showing sharp early speed when debuting here at this level and distance in late January. Working fast for her return, and home-bred is a factor at long odds.
4th pick: #11 (Swiss Perfection) (6-1) - Well-backed in both appearances, daughter of "Swiss Yodeler" finished a pace-chasing second to a stakes performer in her debut on April 3, but she regressed in her second start a month later. Breeder/owner/trainer Mike Harrington adds blinkers and filly draws outside of the main speed types.
5th pick: #7 (Say's Who) (5-1) - She's racing third back off almost a 7 1/2 month layoff and comes off a career best when she finished a pace setting third here on May 3. Fits, but this field drew a tough looking group and she'll need to step it up some.