2014-WEST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
October 13, 2014
SANTA ANITA Race #9
Monday 10/13 05:20 PM Eastern
Top pick: #2 (WADE) (5-2) - Grey gelding has been freshened up since a pair of sharp starts during the summer on the Del Mar "poly." Speedy sort is working fast for her first on conventional dirt, and Bejarano is aboard for the first time.
2nd pick: #6 (Bitter Heat) (8-1) - He finished second in both starts at Del Mar and is working fast for his first since Aug. 28. Claimed that day by Craig Lewis, he moves him up in class and switches this grey gelding from "poly" to dirt.
3rd pick: #11 (Forest Chatter) (3-1) - He showed excellent early speed before weakening slightly when debuting at this level Aug. 22 at Del Mar. Freshened up for almost eight weeks, trainer Rick Mandella has him working fast, and it's a plus to see Mike Smith back on the re-ride.
4th pick: #1 (Diablo Caballero) (6-1) - Speedy home bred has the rail and is racing off a private change to Mark Glatt. Another that's working fast, and he's a threat on the front end.
5th pick: #8 (Fort Cady) (20-1) - Longshot showed some improvement in his last pair at Del Mar, and colt had a bullet half-mile breeze on this surface ten days ago. May grab a share at a very big price.