2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

January 05, 2014

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SANTA ANITA Race #8 (THE MONROVIA STAKES (G2))

Sunday 01/05 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (PONCHARTRAIN) (5-2) - Well-bred, lightly raced, and talented, she's been freshened up since winning a pair of stakes here at this distance during the fall meet. Working fast for this, and this 4yo daughter of "War Front" is still improving.

2nd pick: #10 (Winding Way) (6-1) - Price play, she finished a length back of "Ponchartrain" here on Nov. 2nd, then just failed on the Hollywood "poly" in a switched contest last out. Working fast for this, and I like her outside post.

3rd pick: #2 (Kindle) (6-1) - Very fast from the gate, she just missed here in this stakes last January, and the winner "Mizdirection" would be 3-5 if entered here. Working fast and she's won both previous starts when fresh. Her speed must be respected.

4th pick: #7 (Ultrasonic) (4-1) - English invader was a sprint specialist over-seas, and her "Time Form" figures fit with these. Lasix is added, and she's been working fast for some time now. Factors with her best.

5th pick: #3 (Purim's Dancer) (8-1) - From the same barn (Tom Proctor) as our top pick, she's won four of six on this surface, and all have come at this distance. Don't just ignore.

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