2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
February 01, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8 (THE ARCADIA STAKES (G2))
Saturday 02/01 04:05 PM Eastern
Top pick: #3 (UNBRIDLED'S NOTE) (8-1) - One of two entered by trainer Steve Asmussen and this hard-hitting gelding will be trying this mile trip for the first time. Son of "Unbridled's Song" has a fine record on this course going shorter 6-3-1-1 and enters this off a win going "down the hill" in the (G3) "Daytona" stakes on Dec. 28. Price play is in shape and is bred to handle this trip.
2nd pick: #5 (Regally Ready) (5-1) - The second of the Asmussen pair, veteran has won nine times on the grass and has a superb local record of 6-4-0-2. Winner of $1.3M scored here at this trip on Jan. 2 and that earned him a career best figure. Gelding completes a strong hand from the trainer.
3rd pick: #1 (Procurement) (12-1) - Longshot is in career best form and he has the best closing kick in this talented field. Glen Hill home-bred "flew home" to just miss (a "head") here at this distance on Dec. 26 in the "Sir Beaufort" stakes (G2). Working fast since and trainer Tom Proctor has been on a positive roll of late.
4th pick: #9 (Winning Prize) (3-1) - Argentine bred has plenty of speed and has won 6-of-8 starts racing on the turf. In shape, working fast, and Bejarano is aboard for the first time.