Handicapping Picks for 02/02/2012

Race #5 - Rating = 3
#1 Dave's Pacemaker - Fair odds 8/5

Exactas: 1 over 2,6,7 and (reverse) 2,6,7 over 1
Exacta: Box 1,2,6,7
#2 is Certified Diamond, #6 is Peacenik and #7 is Bailmeoutbugsy

Note: #9 Mayor Marv (16K to 8K), #3 Usurp (16K to 8K) and $5 Party Mandate (16K to 10K to 8K) are all horses dropping precipitously in class who are to be avoided as they are all suspect.

Dave’s Pacemaker ships BACK down to SA right off the claim by high percentage No. Cal. based trainer John Martin, the gelding not only a “WIN” type at 9 for 18 on the main track but having won TWO times at SA, most recently last March, and as he’s won four in a row he looks very tough to beat in this situation.

Follow Me on Twitter @Ubercapper

You can get my selections and analysis for the entire Santa Anita card at www.equibase.com, www.trackmaster.com as well as at the Xpressbet, Twinspires, Keeneland Select and TVG handicapping stores.