Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita for 6/5/2014

Molly Jo Rosen

June 5th, 2014

by Mel Daniels

Santa Anita race 8 | 7:30 pm ET Claiming (40-35) for 3yo going 1 mi. (T)

3-Hobbits Hero. In 6 career starts, he has won 3 of those including 2 straight. In his last start out in a 50k claimer, he was bumped early and made the turn 3 deep. He got the lead and cleared, winning by 2 3/4 lengths. Adds jockey Martin Garcia. Looks to be the one to beat.

4-Green Tag In 9 career starts, he has finished in the money 5 times winning 1 which was in his last time out. He gets class relief today but stretches out to the mile for the first time. It shouldn't be a problem though because he nearly had a spill at the dirt strip and still won by 1 1/4 lengths. Adds jockey Kent Desormeaux.

7-Number Five This 3yo gelding by Point Given has just 1 win and a 3rd in 6 career starts. In his last start, he chased 2 wide and drifted into the stretch with no rally. Adds jockey Elvis Trujillo. I've got a good feeling about this one!

Picks: 7 - 4 - 3

Long shot play: 1-Al Baz

Good luck and have fun!