Jeff Siegel's Prime Picks for Saturday, March 14

A two-day Pick-6 carryover of $370,573 spices up the Saturday program, so we’ve given special attention to races 5 through 10. Let’s hit this thing! The preliminaries aren’t too exciting. In the 1st race, #4 Golden Rocketship returns for Sadler and the works look decent. She could win in a soft field, but at 8/5 on the morning line she doesn’t represent much value. In the 2nd race, #1 Sayit (sure to improve after a rusty comeback) and #4 Lupita’sluckyangel (first off the claim for Hollendorfer) are the two we’d use if you’re playing any rolling exotics. In the 3rd race, #2 She’s All Rev’d Up (improving with racing for Sadler) and #7 A Taco Short (promising debut and a decent work since) should dominate the soft competition. In the 4th race, #2 Pioneerof the Nile will be 1/5 or close to it to win the San Felipe Stakes in a totally unplayable race. The 5th race kicks off the Pick-6 and it’s a downhill turf raffle that you’ll need to spread. Among those we’d use are #3 Forest Danz (has his problems but loves the course); #6 Midwesterner (won at this level earlier this meeting) and #10 Street Lights (should be a pace presser in a race without much speed). Go deeper if you can afford to. The 6th race has two main contenders, #2 Deep Pockets and #6 High Intellect. Deep Pockets looked good graduating recently and we’re a bit surprised Baffert chose not to try him in starter’s allowance Nw-2 company. He opts for this 4-year-olds only event and the In Excess gelding is very dangerous on numbers. High Intellect was a clever winner of a Nw-2 $25,000 claimer more than a month ago and if he repeats that effort today, he’ll be in the thick of things throughout. We have another downhill turf raffle to deal with in the 7th race. I would be surprised if the winner isn’t #2 Silent Stalk (beaten choice in her last pair but in good hands and should like the grass); #5 Magic Roberta (best on speed figures and with a decent turf effort at Hollywood Park in December); or #6 Coracao Beijo (worth using off her decent Hollywood Park grass form). #2 Life Is Sweet tackles older rivals for the first time in the 8th race, the Santa Margarita ‘Cap, and she should be more than up to the task after sweeping the last two jewels in the La Canada series. We thought Gomez might have given her a bit too much to do last time out but the daughter of Storm Cat was able to produce the last run and get up in time. The race should have a bit more pace in it, and that certainly works in her favor. We’ll use two in the 9th race, #5 Wild Diplomat and #7 Trumpet Player Jay. The former bids for his third straight win and is thoroughly genuine and consistent, while the latter makes his first grass start and with Dynaformer on the bottom (and a good recent drill over the local lawn) he could move up many lengths today. The known element isn’t much in the 10th race, a maiden claiming abbreviated dash, so we’ll use a pair of first timers, #2 I Swear (Sadler is good with debut runners) and #3 Ivy by the Shore (been training we’ll enough to be fit and ready). We’ll also toss in #9 So Pink, who has the benefit of a race and exits a fast, highly-rated heat.