2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
April 19, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #8 (THE LA PUENTE STAKES)
Saturday 04/19 04:10 PM Eastern
Top pick: #6 (ENTERPRISING) (9-5) - Hard-hitter is undefeated (3 for 3) on the grass and has won a pair of stakes on this surface. He overcame a less than perfect trip when winning the $80K "Pasadena" stakes on March 22nd and son of "Elusive Quality" should love this longer trip.
2nd pick: #5 (Diamond Bachelor) (5-2) - $570K son of "War Front" set a quick and pressured pace before weakening very late to finish just under two back of "Enterprising" on March 22nd. Working fast since, trainer Pat Biancone adds blinkers and this colt is a win candidate.
3rd pick: #3 (Flamboyant) (8-1) - French import went 6-2-2-2 overseas and is working nicely on this course for his North American debut. His new trainer (Patty Gallagher) adds lasix and this colt showed more speed than most European runners in his native land.
4th pick: #7 (Home Run Kitten) (3-1) - Very strong finisher split "Enterprising" and "Bachelor" last out and is working fast for this. Son of the successful "Kitten's Joy" should love today's longer distance.