Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita for 5/8/2014

Molly Jo Rosen

May 8th, 2014

by Mel Daniels

Santa Anita race 6 | 6:39 pm ET Claiming (16-14) for 3&up F&M going 1 mi.

On this Thursday - the start of the NFL draft - the only scratch in the field is fitting: 6-Tebowing will not run 

4-Acute This filly is making her first start for the new connections. She has won 5 races in 12 career starts, winning 2 straight. In her last start out, she bobbled at the start but sped up to set the pace and won by 2 1/2 lengths. She take a third straight jump up in class.

7-Born Lucky This 6yo mare by Flower Alley has had very little success recently. You have  to go back 3 starts to find a 3rd place finish. In saying that,  she gets major class relief today. A very tough combo in Diodoro and Perez.

9-Lilly's Perfect This Art Sherman trained mare is a veteran of 35 career starts, placing in 22 of those. She has career earnings of 225k. This horse has had 2 straight bad starts. In her last start, She went 3 wide into the turn but had no rally. Returning to the dirt today will be a factor.

Picks: 9 - 7 - 4 

Good luck and have fun!