Handicapping Picks for 03/30/2012

Race #7 - Rating = 3
#3 Chosen Miracle - Fair odds 9/5
#4 Victory Pete - Fair odds 9/5

Exactas: 3,4 over 3,4,7,8 (7 is Supreme Summit, 8 is Red Defense)

Chosen Miracle has to be caught, coming off a strong wire-to-wire win at this specialist’s 6 ½ furlong downhill turf trip at the one lower NW2X allowance level, Talamo up then and now and the colt on a pattern for more improvement making his 3rd start after coming back from 5 months off. Victory Pete was overmatched in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap last out, before that in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes, but before that he finished 2nd in the Grade 3 Daytona Stakes, his last start down this hillside turf course, and if he can repeat that effort he’s going to be right there at the wire with the top pick.

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