2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

January 11, 2014



Saturday 01/11 04:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (WYNHURST) (6-1) - In the Baffert barn, colt goes "poly" to turf after showing fine early speed when debuting at Hollywood on Dec. 13. He's worked very fast since, is bred for grass success, and he'll be a square price.

2nd pick: #12 (Melatonin) (3-1) - The probable favorite, he's been competitive in all three starts racing on synthetic surfaces and is training fast locally for this attempt. Draws a nice outside post and is a win candidate.

3rd pick: #2 (Home Run Kitten) (5-1) - Colt had a useful debut when he rallied to finish third going 6-furlongs on the Hollywood turf on Dec. 15. Bred for the grass ("Kitten's Joy") and he a stretch threat in his second appearance.

4th pick: #10 (Distillery) (12-1) - Longshot hasn't raced since late October when he was away slowly and checked in 8th of 11, beaten almost 6 lengths racing here at this level and distance. Working fast since and a factor at a big price.

5th pick: #4 (Arctic Code) (8-1) - He out-ran his odds 26-1 when finishing second when debuting on the Hollywood lawn on Dec. 15. Must be left in the mix.

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