Handicapping Picks for 03/29/2012

Race #7 - Rating = 3
#4 Holladay Road - Fair odds 2/1
#8 Glowing Spirit - Fair odds 3/1
#3 Tippety Tap Tap - Fair odds 3/1
#1 Ten Devils - Fair odds 3/1

Exacta: Box 1,3,4,8

Holladay Road finished 4th of 13 in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap last out after winning 2 races in a row including a Cal-Bred Stakes and with Gomez getting back on and aboard for a sharp win on the turf prior to the stakes win, at the one lower NW1X allowance condition, it appears Holladay Road could return to the winner’s circle today. Glowing Spirit tired after setting the pace last out at this 9 furlong turf trip at this level last out BUT prior to that when adding blinkers led from start to finish at a mile and one-quarter under Maldonado, who rides today, and with no horses in here except her really wanting the front she could get an easy led once again and prove tough to catch, particularly getting a break in the weight by 5 pounds as a filly racing against males. Tippety Tap Tap added blinkers last out and that was the key to victory at this 9 furlong trip here on the SA turf and at the one lower NW1X level, Flores up now for both her career wins and in the saddle again so the gelding has a shot to win his 2nd in a row. Ten Devils also won nicely at the one lower NW1X level last out over the course, at a mile, and with the rail and having the breeding (a son of Rock Hard Ten) to get the additional 1/8 of a mile with no issues he rounds out a strong quartet for win and exacta profit in this event.

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