Handicapping Picks for 03/15/2012

Race #3 - Rating = 2
#6 Golden Bounty - Fair odds 5/2
#4 Metropolitan Man - Fair odds 5/2

Exacta: 4,6 over 3,4,6,8 (3 is Seeking Solace, 8 is Moment of Weakness)

Golden Bounty comes back from 5 months off, last seen finishing 2nd, missing by under a length, at this level on the main track, winning 2 in a row prior to that. Rosario was up for the win and the runner-up effort before the rest and gets back on today so all signs are set for this gelding bred to take to turf like a duck to water to pick up where he left off, with a big effort. Metropolitan Man comes back from 2 ½ months off, last seen winning at the trip at nearly this level, Bejarano up for the 1st time and riding back, the gelding having run very well in January 2011 in his U.S. debut and off a 7 month layoff showing he can fire with a big shot off the bench again today.

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