Handicapping Picks for 01/20/2012

Race #6 - Rating = 3
#5 Skinny Genes - Fair odds 2/1
#7 We Are One - Fair odds 5/2

Skinny Genes drops from open allowance to this 12,500 starter level, eligible for it only because his debut back in July was in a 7,500 maiden claimer in Washington. He won a 25K claimer here at SA at this mile trip before the three allowance tries he drops out of and facing much easier he’s a class standout and perhaps the winner if repeating any of his last 3 efforts in this field.

We Are One is the other with the bulk of the probability to win, with 4 wins and 4 runner-up finishes in 14 starts last year including a win on turf around two turns one before last versus similar. With three “A” races on turf coming into this race he figures to be right there at the wire again.

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