Handicapping Picks for 02/17/2012

First thing's first... I don't see how we don't have a carryover going into Saturday's card. There are several huge fields today that are impossible to handicap. Kudos ~ again ~ to the racing office for doing an awesome job!

Second thing's second... Have you signed up to play Santa Anita's #DerbyMadness game? You absolutely must... the prizes are insanely cool and it won't take you 5 minutes to fill out the necessary online paperwork: pick 1 horse from each of 4 lists and have the chance to win 4 tickets to this year's Breeders' Cup AND a $2,000 win bet on your preferred horse in the Classic. #CmonMan ~ whatcha waiting for?!?

Third thing's third... As I said: today's card looks nearly unhittable. But that doesn't mean we don't take a shot at it, right?

3rd Race: Maiden (30)
5-What’s for Dinner ~ working lights out into debut
6-Pac Ten Wildcat ~ Baffert for Earnhardt; has been working forever towards debut
3-Patriotic Lion ~ ran into buzzsaw last out; Biancone/Lenclud finally connected for a win Thu
9-Mr. Newton ~ improving for hot Hendricks
1-Salty’s Brother ~ solid (if short) worktab into debut

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