2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
October 29, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8
Wednesday 10/29 04:40 PM Eastern
Top pick: #6 (SIGNATURE CAT) (2-1) - Speedy gelding is moving back in with maidens and racing for the first time since Sept. 1. He set a fast pace and held strongly to finish second when debuting at Saratoga Aug. 14. Barn threw him in the G1 "Hopeful" next out and he tired after setting a quick and contentious pace. Working fast locally and he'll be tough with his best.
2nd pick: #5 (Kluszewski) (6-1) - Home bred by "Northern Afleet" rallied to finish second at this level despite a less than perfect trip racing at Los Alamitos on Sept. 20. Much improved that day over his Del Mar debut and he's a threat to "Cat" with another step forward.
3rd pick: #3 (Zinvor) (6-1) - He's finished second in two straight, one each on "poly" and conventional dirt. He just failed last out at Los Alamitos on Sept. 6 and earned a career best figure that afternoon. Gelding by "Tribal Rule" should be involved every step.
4th pick: #4 (All Around Brown) (15-1) - Longshot raced evenly here when debuting on Oct. 5. He was beaten 15-lengths but was only two lengths out of the place spot. In a good barn (Mike Puype) and a threat at a big price.
5th pick: #11 (Matty's Tribal) (10-1) - He has early speed and ran third when debuting Aug. 1 at Del Mar. He ran evenly while wide last out in a stakes at Los Alamitos and will be dropping back down and gets blinkers added.