2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 25, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8 (THE CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT)
Saturday 01/25 03:35 PM Eastern
Top pick: #6 (CYCLOMETER) (2-1) - Hard-hitter moves back in with fellow Cal.-breds after defeating "open" stakes company here in the $88K "Midnight Lute" at this distance on Jan. 4. He loves this surface (8-3-3-1) and lightly-raced 6-year-old will be tough to beat this afternoon.
2nd pick: #10 (Big Macher) (3-1) - He's in career best shape and ran second here facing a tough field of "open" optional $40K claimers on Dec. 26. Speed/stalker has worked fast since and should be involved from start-to-finish.
3rd pick: #1 (Follini) (12-1) - Speedy colt set a quick and contentious pace here facing "open" allowance foes on Jan. 3 and tired very late to finish third. It was his second off a three month break, a career best from a "figure" point, and he'll be sent hard from his inside post.
4th pick: #3 (Luckarack) (8-1) - No-speed type has runs first off an Ed Moger claim, and this is the third time he's been in his barn. Strong finisher is capable of impacting, especially if the pace is fast and/or contested.