Player Quick Pick for 4/3/2014

Molly Jo Rosen

April 3rd, 2014

by Mel Daniels

Santa Anita race 7 | 7:12 pm ET Allowance for 4&up F&M going 1-1/8 mi. (T)

3-Ginger Tap This lightly run filly by Tapit has only raced 5 times grabbing a first and a third. This Neil Drysdale trained horse adds top jockey Rafael Bajarano, who has been red hot. I could go on this trainer/jockey combo alone. They are winning at 50%. She has been averaging a 90 speed figure.

5 -cooter Bird Another horse that I could go on jockey/trainer combo alone. Mike Smith takes over for Cory Nakatani on the mount. She has had 2 straight 3rd place finishes. The last time out she was off the bit slow, then was squeezed and went 4 wide into the turn and rallied. The change in jockey could be the difference today.

6-Passionate Diva  This Doug O'Neill trained filly, in 10 starts has a record of 1-3-1. You have to go 3 starts back to find a placing in which she beat out Scooter Bird for 2nd. I think she will stalk the pace and take the lead. She will probably have to hold off the last charging Scooter Bird. I got a good feeling about this one.

Picks: 6 - 5 - 3 

Good luck and have fun!