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The Racing Digest is now available for Sunday at Santa Anita

17 January 2020:  182 races run so far at Santa Anita and a wager on every one of our top picks has yielded a 11.5% profit. Almost all of our competition doesn't produce that with their "best bat" of the day. 17 Jan highlights: 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $1,345.20  (COLD Trifecta $634.00 & COLD Exacta $152.40). 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $12,328.80. 6th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $114.20. 7th race trifecta was top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick $127.00. (Exacta was $62.20) 7th race top pick over our other picks paid a super of $905.80.

11 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 2nd, top, 4th pick for $4,741.20. 1st race exacta box of top two picks $18.80. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $61.00 (COLD exacta $23.60). 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $35.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,688.20. 5th race SHF box of 5 given picks $1 payoff was $8,103.70. (superfecta paid $1,591.60)

5 January 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita on Sunday. Top pick won race 1 as the highest price ($33.60 to win & $13.80 to place) in the race to start the day off with a bang. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 4th, top, top pick for $93,071.20 (50 cent payoff was $23,267.80). 1st race top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick trifecta $732.20 (exacta paid $220.60). 4th race exacta hit COLD and paid $10.40. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.20. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $89.90. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $112.40. 7th race double hit COLD $20.60. 5 of the 8 races were won by our top pick paying $33.60, $6.80, $12.00, $3.20 and $9.40. I might be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

14 December 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 2nd. 3rd pick for $3,790.20. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $10.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 4th, top pick for $20,632.60. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd pick for $576.00. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $214.80. 6th race top choice over next 3 picks superfecta paid $197.60.

13 December 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race double was 2nd, top for $53.20. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $74.00. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $127.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,060.60.

7 December 2019:  1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks $1,500.80. 1st race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, 5th, 2nd, top for $15,089.00. 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $1,495.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $44.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, top, 2nd for $354.00. 5th race exacta and double hit COLD paying $20.00 & $12.80 respectively. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $27.80. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $12.80.

29 November 2019:  After any scratches:   3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $1,064.20. 6th race double was 3rd pick, top pick $827.60. 6th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $129.40. 7th race top choice paid $38.00 to win. 

24 November 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 4th pick for $940.20. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $32.60. 2nd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $110.20. 7th race double hit COLD $19.00. 7th pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $527.20. 7th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $48.00. 8th race trifecta hit COLD $21.60. 9th race superfecta box of our 4 given picks paid $6,412.20.

23 November 2019   1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $23,509.00. (50 cent was $5,877.25). 1st race trifecta hit COLD $86.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD for $36.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $310.80. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $813.00. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $190.80. 6th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $91.80. 7th race double hit COLD $31.60. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

22 November 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy especially on a day loaded with small fields.  After many scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd 3rd, top, top, top pick for $445.20. 3rd race COLD pick 3 was $23.40. 4th race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 5th race trifecta was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $66.20. 7th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $245.60.

14 November:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $731.40. 2nd race pick 4 HIT COLD $359.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $30.40. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $20.20.

10 November 2019:   Top choice won five races, 2nd choice won two races and 3rd choice won two races on a nine race card. 1st race pick five was top, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $739.20. 1st race double hit COLD $24.20. 1st race superfecta top choice over the other 3 given picks paid $140.60. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $39.20. 4th race superfecta top choice over the next 3 given picks paid $140.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $1,147.00. 7th race exacta hit COLD $20.40. 7th race trifecta hit COLD $55.80.

9 November 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race exacta hit COLD $35.40. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD $86.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, 4th, top top for $868.40. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $107.60. 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $194.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $12.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,516.80. 6th race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $57.80. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $140.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $23.80.

27 October 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $4,012.20. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $91.40. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $154.40.

24 October 2019:  1st race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $28.00. 3rd race pick 3 hit COLD $199.60. (basically a 99 to 1 shot) 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was top, top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,143.60. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick $319.20. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $5,017.40. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.80.

14 October 2019: 1st race exacta was 2nd, top pick $16.40. 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $792.42. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $36.80. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $3,005.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $25.40. 5th race trifecta paying $120.20 was top, 2nd, 4th pick. 6th and 7th race box of top two picks paid $11.00 & $20.80 respectively.

10 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $259.40. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, top pick for $1,763.20.  2nd race 20 cent pick 6 was 5th, top, 4th. 5th, 3rd, top pick for $18,116.10. 3rd race pick 5 was 3rd, 5th, top, 4th, 5th pick for $111,211.40. (50 cent paid $27,802.85). 3th race pick 5 was top, 4th, 5th, 3rd, top pick for $10,654.20. 3rd race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $7,160.00.    

5 October 2019:  2nd race pick 4 was top,3rd, top, 3rd pick for $3,449.40. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $965.80. 3rd race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $118.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $197.60. 4th race trifecta was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $197.60. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $20.20. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $12.00. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick double paid $17.20.

3 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 4th pick for $2,604.60. 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $60.60. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 selections $182.20. 2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, top pick for $369.60. 3rd race box of top 4 pick paid a trifecta of $1,768.40. 3rd race 4th pick, top pick double paid $174.00. 4th race exacta hit COLD $13.60. 7th race exacta hit COLD $42.80.

29 September 2019:  Top selection won 4 of the 8 races and ran 2nd in 2 others. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $178.80. 4th race double hit COLD $16.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $185.80. 5th race trifecta also hit COLD $53.20. 7th race double hit COLD $35.00.

28 September 2019:  Very nice day at SA with the top selection winning 6 races, 2nd pick 1 race, 3rd pick 2 races, 4th pick 1 race. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $3,390.40. 1st race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 2nd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 3rd race 3rd pick top pick exacta $66.80. 3rd race trifecta box of top 4 picks $339.40. 5th race double hit COLD $32.80. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $283.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, top, top pick for $329.60. 50 cent SHF box of our 5 given picks paid $1,114.50. 8th race double hit COLD $33.00. 8th race top pick over other 4 picks $521.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $34.20. 11 race exacta hit COLD $36.00. 11th race top pick over other given picks paid a superfecta of $763.80

27 September 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $210.40. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $61.80. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 2nd, 5th pick for $6,369.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $18.60.

7 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $9,701.80. 1st race exacta hit COLD (with only two selections given) $7.60. 2nd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $58.00. 3rd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd $1,120.80. 4th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, 2nd $1,397.40. 5th race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick $126.00. 5th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $115.40.

6 September 2019:  After and scratches: 2nd race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick for $139.60. 3rd race 2nd choice won and paid $45.00 to win. 3rd race exacta was 2nd pic, 3rd pick $213.60. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $619.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $1,325.60. 5th race double hit COLD $17.00. 8th race 3rd pick, top pick Exacta $46.80.

2 September 2019:  After and scratches on closing day Del Mar:  Top pick won 5 races, 2nd choice won 2 races and a 3rd choice won one race. 3rd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick for $114.60. 4th race double hit COLD paying $46.00. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd choice paying $584.00. 5th race double was top pick, 2nd pick for $102.40. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $224.80. 8th race top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $307.40.

1 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 5th pick for $1,984.00. 5th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, top for $673.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 4th pick for $564.40. 7th race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $787.00. 9th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $246.80.

30 August 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. Our 3rd ICE COLD superfecta in the last 5 days at Del Mar in race 1 paid $484.60. (other two paid $277.60 & $407.80). COLD trifecta was $147.0 Two nice top choice winners in the 7 race card paid $9.00 & $16.00. 1st race pick 3 was top, 4th, top pick for $246.00.

29 August 2019:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 5th, top pick for $2,977.60. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $381.00. 1st race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta was $60.40. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $30.60. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd $12,906.80. 3rd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $236.60. 4th race pick 5 was 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd pick $4,291.36. 7th race exacta hit COLD for $21.20.

28 August 2019:  Our fifth COLD trifecta $80.80 and second COLD superfecta $277.60 in the last 6 race days in race 1 today.

25 August 2019:  4th COLD trifecta this week in race 6 paid $170.60 to go along with $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40 earlier in the week.

24 August 2019:  3rd race superfecta hit ICE COLD for $407.80. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $73.60. 6th race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, top, top, 5th pick $12,7960.30. 8th race double hit COLD $20.20. 9th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $162.60. 9th race 5th, top, 3rd pick trifecta $642.00.

22 August 2019:  3rd race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 2nd pick paying $6,366.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $17.20. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $380.20. 5th race double hit COLD $19.20. 6th race trifecta hit COLD $28.40. (that's 3 COLD trifecta's in 2 days or 15 races: $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40) 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $45.20.

16 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 5th, top, 3rd pick for $12,524. (pick 3 was $1,041.40 and the double was $99.20). 1st race trifecta box of top 4 picks $245.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $6,340.60 (10 cent super was $317.03) 4th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th pick for $3,186.40. 6th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $398.80.

14 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.40. 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double $44.20. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $873.00. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $24.80. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $85.40.

9 August 2019:  1st race pick 5 was 4th, top, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $1,975.60. 2nd race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $531.20. (exacta $117.00). 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $47.60. 4th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $21.60. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick exacta $18.00.

4 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,484.60. 1st race trifecta box of three given picks paid $200.20 (only a $12 investment). 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $83.20. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $42.20. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $152.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $57.40. 5th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $43.40. 6th race exacta hit COLD $19.80.

2 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race superfecta hit COLD $73.40. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, 4th pick $1,138.40. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $49.00. 3rd race double hit COLD $26.00. 3rd race top choice over other 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $328.60. 5th race superfecta box of 4 given picks was $269.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $33.20. 6th race top pick over next 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $306.60. 7th race top two picks quinella paid $10.40.

1 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race top pick over other 4 picks trifecta $105.20. 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick paying $1,831.80. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $19.40. 7th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $209.40.

28 July 2019:   Top choice won 4 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 3 others. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 4th, top pick for $5,012.00. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta was $150.20. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $175.00. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $32.60.

26 July 2019:   2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $894.80. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $53.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 5th, 2nd, 4th, 3rd, top, top pick for $12,421.00. 5th race trifecta box of 5 given picks $329.40. 7th race double hit COLD for $28.70.

25 July 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 4th, top, 4th, top pick for $6,260.60. 2nd race pick 6 was 4th, top, 4th, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $7,280.00. 4th race box of top four picks trifecta paid $202.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 picks trifecta was $324.00. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $25.20.

 

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm by brian · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Santa Anita for Saturday 18 January 2020

Sign up for Pegasus Cup day is now available.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Play Money   on the right end of the learning and training in preparation for today's race like the uptrend can continue this afternoon......sure like the 23 furlongs of drills put in since his last race run on 8 Dec........those endurance building works should help him handle the furthest distance of his career

5  Coast of Roan   good trip in his 1st grass race led to graduate day........bad trip in his 2nd lifetime race led to an off the board effort in his next start.......new jock today and a hungry one in Bejarano who is due to break out of a slump in a big way

7  Jet Set Ruler   fairly consistent off pace runner has never run further than one mile and has a somewhat suspect pedigree to appreciate 9F of turf......but.......he sure can finish up well at 8F and Baltas is awfully stout (maybe the best in S Cal) at getting his turf stock at longer distances

3  Push Through

 

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3  Takethediamondlane   four year old Cal-bred filly has shown she can run fresh and she is training as if she should once again fire a big effort fresh off of the bench.......race lacks speed and this filly has some........rider is a bit chilly but has teamed up rather well with Koriner over the years

6  Time for Suzzie   last three wins at Santa Anita came the last three times this four year old filly raced at today's 6F distance.........and the latest of the three wins was run two races back and was her lifetime best and with today's bug boy up

5  D's Lovely Sophia   dull efforts in his last two races but since her last race she has trained markedly better hinting that Palma has tweaked something for the better.......filly finally gets the race where she trains........for the 1st time someone other than E Flores gets the mount and that rider is much more accomplished.........and as stated above Mr. Bejarano is due to break out of a slump in a big way

1  Time for Ebby

 

race 3    average clarity   

1  Just Grazed Me   five year old mare has made the most of her 10 career races (10 6 3 1) and when she races at 6 1/2F (turf or dirt) she is especially tough (6 5 0 1)........low percentage jock but he rides this mare well.......should sit 2 or 3 lengths off of the lead and come flying in the stretch

3  Stealthediamonds   distinct lack of speed in this race makes it highly likely that this speed filly will be on the lead.......but Delgadillo better do his best to slow her down some (after getting a loose lead) early because she is 2 for 2 at 5F on the grass but 0 for 2 at 5 1/2F on the grass........she has flattened out late......but then again she didn't get a loose lead in the 5 1/2F races but did in her 5F races

7  Lippy   filly seemingly owns enough early speed to grab a distant stalk position........if that is the case she should get 1st crack at overtaking the 3 horse.......if she does then she needs to hold off our top pick.......no easy task but maybe doable and at a price

5  Apache Princess

 

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3  Seizetheday Rexy   mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters and this O'Neill 1ster has popped some decent drills now and then especially for a MC debut runner........and the colt draws the attention of Prat and his agent

4  Nonno's Polaris   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  nice move forward in his 2nd lifetime endeavor earning a par like figure for today's slightly tougher level........not crazy about it taking him 10 weeks to get back in action but maybe he was pointed to today's enhanced purses even for a Cal-bred MC50K

9  Royally Big   Ellis has won with half of his last dozen MC 1st time starters.......mom has tossed 5 winners from 6 to start and the new sire Mr. Big is off to a very good beginning......dangerous sort

6  Alibi for Mischief   

10  Papa Tony

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Baja Sur   sizzling rider/trainer combo........four year old gelding is (6 5 1 0) lifetime......two running times stand out here -107:4 at Emd and 108:3 at GG........don't see anyone in here capable of running those times......so if this fellow handles the SA surface he should be tough

2  Fashionably Fast   seems likely to get a very nice ground saving stalking position in his quest for his 5th straight win since the blinkers were removed.......and take note that Tiago Pereira becomes one tough rider (more so than most) when he is well proven on a given horse which he is here

6  Lieutenant Dan   last three times this gelding has raced in fast track conventional dirt sprints he has won by 8L and 2 1/4L and 3L.....away since 25 August but his a.m. work hints he is fit and ready to roll

4  Heck Yeah

 

race 6    above average clarity

6  Desmond Doss   doubt this colt was all out in his layoff run in his latest and yet he won his 5 1/2 furlong prep and not with the best of trips........race two back was a 200K Cal-bred Stakes and he ran extremely well only being beaten by 2+ lengths for the win despite a brutal trip........jock upgrade today.......8 to 1 ML would be nice

5  Wound Tight   Hess five year old should be on or near the front in what should be a reasonable pace up front......and the only time this fellow raced at today's 9F turf distance he won impressively

1  Ward 'n Jerry   like our 2nd selection this gelding should sit close up early in a race where that appears rather beneficial.......Italian jock Rispoli has plenty of talent riding on the turf and I am starting to feel as if he might have as much talent on the grass as anyone at SA

8  Ashleyluvssugar

4  The Hunted

 

race 7    below average clarity

1  Bettor Trip Nick   tepid top pick can really fly and if he takes to the conventional dirt at SA after 4 wins and a 2nd on the AW at GG he can add to his stellar record (5 4 1 0) this afternoon........pedigree seems OK for it

5  Club Aspen   latest race which was his 1st to date racing two turns on the dirt looks awfully stout here if he can duplicate it.........but that is kind of up in the air as his only race on the SA main track is dull.......tough call

8  Fast Enough   lone lifetime race was run way back in May but is very strong.......away since but by my book he is outworking anyone in the field and he owns a decent pedigree to take to route racing........no easy task to run your 1st route off of such a long break but still doable

4  Summer Fire

3  Sacred Rider

 

race 8    average clarity

1  Almost a Factor   very solid time/fig beating open company in her lone grass race which was run last Sept as a two year old........that race fits fine here and so does one significant rider upgrade Franco to Prat

9  Smiling Shirlee   very impressive three year old filly at any distance on the dirt.......and her pedigree for the turf hints that her 1st race on it can be just as good as her dirt endeavors.......fits solidly if that is the case

4  Been Studying Her   2 for 3 when Mike Smith has been up and the "miss" was a very respectable 4th in a Grade 1 affair.......last race was dull but a fast bullet 5F drill and back to Smith hint of a solid rebound

3  Bulletproof One

5   Warren's Showtime

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Tigre Di Slugo   won his MSW debut over at Dmr in a time for the given day that is par for today's nw alw level.......and he ran par despite breaking poorly and running a bit wide.......and today he gets to race at SA where he trains

3  Afternoon Heat   vastly improved since Knapp claimed 4 races back........in fact his last two fast track efforts since Knapp took over are strong efforts earning adjusted for trip Santucci figs that are better than par

2  Loafers Boy   trainer is dynamite turf to dirt to the tune of 30% win with his last 30 with the move.......and coming off of a route turf race should aid this fellow's endurance when push comes to shove in this 6 1/2 furlong affair

12  Principe Carlo

6  Short of Ez

 

 

Posted on January 18, 2020 at 7:05 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Santa Anita for Friday 17 January 2020

2020 Pegasus World Cup Day selections for the 9 Stakes races at Gulfstream Park on January 25th are now available for purchase for $29.50. The selections will be sent to your email at about 4 p.m. pacific time on Friday night, January 24th. Please sign up as early as possible as logistically speaking it helps us out. 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Zillinda   has shown she can run well with ample time off between starts and gets it today......work tab which includes a solid 6F drill at SA only 4 days ago supports the notion she is meant and ready......good history at SA racing at one mile on the dirt (2 1 1 0)......and one of the races (26 Apr 19) is very strong and disguised in its strength

6  Reds Sacred Appeal   seems likely to sit in the rear of this small field and the small field likely will give her the opportunity to work out a good trip as there should be minimal traffic in front of her..........low percentage jock aboard but he does a nice job riding this cheap filly

5  Flying Blue   lifetime best in latest but this filly got away with one ridiculously slow pace at Lrc to wire the field.......but she might feel really good as the effort was likely stress-free.......that and she seems capable of running well off of the pace

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Gotta Be Lucky   four year old filly sure has been at her best when competing in route dirt races.......that and she should sit on or close to the front at a distance that so far has been kind to those who do at the new SA meeting

4  Mansera   solid MC debut at SA at today's one mile distance at one level higher that today's MC20K........next race was a better than it looks sprint run off of a two month layoff.......returns off of short rest for today's route race.......hard not to like

1  Lily's Storm   not much in her 3 lifetime races all of which were turf routes.......but she takes the MSW to MC20K plunge and draws Prat.......both her turf figs on Lasix fit fine........but.........her dirt pedigree is not too hot.......but then again........Prat and his agent want the mount

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Odysseus   seems like a great spot for a first time starter as those that have raced so far sure haven't done much to date at the MSW level.......talk about tightly spaced drills - worked 6 times 18 Dec to 12 Jan.......seems wound up like a top and ready to unwind in his MSW debut

8  Big Cheddar   nowheresville in his MSW debut and absolutely no play on the board (31 to 1 in only a 6 horse field) suggesting the race was a total gimme........returns for his 2nd lifetime start 14 months later as a 1st time gelding........a.m. work is awfully good as is his pedigree for a turf sprint.......should be a decent price

7  Sky Jumper   four year old 1st time starter from the Baffert barn has a prolonged work tab with drills that aren't as fast as most MSW 1st timers for the world class trainer........but as stated above this is a soft bunch so a good spot for what might be a "B squad" runner from the Baffert barn

3  Silenced

6  Onceinabluemoon

 

race 4    average clarity   

5  Golden Melodie   1st three lifetime races vs. better fit quite well in this spot........next three races do not......but......she just put in a couple of much improved gate works hinting Lewis has tweaked some for the better........we shall see if that is the case about 2:30 p.m. pacific time

3  La Rosa Drive   dueled in her last with the 1 horse and was put away by her finishing 2 1/2L behind her at the wire.......but she made a nice forward move in her 2nd lifetime start at Ind last May.......so there is a strong likelihood she will move forward in her 2nd out following a 9 month layoff

1  It's a Riddle   three year old filly sure has lucked out pace wise except for one race and in that race that yielded a decent set of fractions she cashed it in badly........but.......it appears that once again she might get away with pedestrian fractions......we shall see

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Brickyard   when last seen in Oct. this colt had quite the move forward in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st with blinkers.......good final time fig that fits here and with exceptional speed......that race was run off of 8 weeks rest.....races off of 14 weeks rest today......outstanding work tab......pedigree for the grass is good and route pedigree seems adequate........hard not to like

4  Commander   seems like an awfully nice youngster to risk for 40K as this colt appears to be a legitimate alw runner on the grass........but than again he only went for 40K at sale and if he isn't claimed he is eligible for this race again and they can protect him........tough call

6  Govenor Cinch   bad race in his latest but it seems excusable as he appears to be not too crazy about the Lrc dirt........previous 3 races at Dmr & SA fit fig wise.........1st on the turf with an unproven pedigree for it on dad's side of the equation

7  Fly the Sky

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Conformation   3 for 5 win on fast rated conventional dirt and (6 3 1 1) overall..........1st at 7F but coming off a steady diet of route races should bode well for her to finish well when push comes to shove at the often grueling distance of 7F........regular jock Gutierrez knows his mount inside out and has given her many solid rides in the past

5  Majestic Diva   last two times this filly stepped up in class (27 April & 7 June) she showed the "step up" to be warranted......steps up two levels today and with just what one wants to see as an improved a.m. work

2  Desert Smoke   like our top selection this seven year old mare is racing at the somewhat specialized 7F distance for the first time......but she is also coming off a steady diet of route races which bodes well for her to finish well when push comes to shove at the often grueling distance of 7F..........and whereas our top two picks are stepping up in class she is stepping down

 

race 7    average clarity

11 AE  Moonoverthebayou   consistent late runner on real dirt and the AW........1st on the sod but bred better for it than he is for main track surfaces.......and he takes a logical significant drop in class

4  Reedley   seems better suited to sprinting.......set blazing fractions in both of his turf routes......ran 1:10 flat for 6F in both.......should be on or near the lead even with the cut back in distance especially with 1st time Maldonado up

5  Exultation   competitive in all 5 lifetime starts two of which were in turf sprints which were down the SA hill grass course........away since from the game for almost a year but runs very well fresh......and today he gets a much more accomplished grass rider on his back than he had in his other two lifetime starts on the grass

10 AE  You Must Chill   only 5 1/2F grass race to date is a solid fit here

8  Cunning Munnings   showed life on the turf without wearing blinkers......and appears better with them on

2  Mike Operator

3  Lucky Romano

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 12 January 2020

OK card to finish the week. Be back with you on Friday for 4 straight days of racing.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   above average clarity

5  Sold It   jock Gutierrez will be out to make amends to O'Neill/Reddam (his meal ticket) for his poor ride (wide thru-out) in his last on this four year old filly.......works prior to her wide trip were very good but the trip cost her about 5L and she was only beaten by 3L in a Stakes race.......doubt he gets sloppy and is wide on turn 1 today

1  Sedamar   ultra consistent on the lawn (9 3 2 4).....does just fine with ample time between starts which is the case today.......she should get a nice ground saving mid pack trip like she did in her latest with today's jock up

3  Wicked Old Fashion   hard to split our three choices......another highly consistent turf runner (18 10 4 1) who is capable on or off of the pace.......hard not seeing this mare being part of things in late stretch

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Subtle Ride   slow start in her maiden debut and that compromised her chances quite a bit as there were some glacier fractions being sent up front......vastly improved 4F gate work since.......believe moves forward today and hopefully with a better start......trainer is above average 1st at a route and second lifetime start

1  Sabinos Pride   trainer is at his best by far in MC races (26% win with last 72)......inside speed has done very well so far in these one mile dirt races and this filly should be on or near the front here.......bug boy is decent with route speed

6  Keepinmypromise   interesting that Prat lands here for this girl's 3rd out after a layoff run........he rode her before albeit on the turf and wants the mount back........seems dangerous

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Smiling Annie   5 1/2F turf distance has not been kind to speed types so this mare who is capable off of the pace might be in the drivers seat as there is quite a bit of speed signed up.......and the seat is occupied by Mr Rosario

4  Violette Szabo   another capable of coming from off of the pace and with a top jock aboard......and Prat takes over making for a significant rider upgrade.......strong vastly improved blazing 5F drill since this girl's last and her last run off a layoff isn't too shabby

8  Grinningeartoear   both lifetime races when this filly did not "bled" fit fine here and one of them was on the sod at 5 1/2F at SA......not out of the win picture by any means.......pun intended

6  Stormin Ranger

2  Square Peggy

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Big Barrel   like that Saavedra puts Velez back up following his claim of this gelding........Velez (and his 5 lbs weight break) has been a good fit on this five year old......last 3 route races all fit for this fellow........trainer is a respectable 3 for his last 18 "1st following a claim.......good post......should sit close to the front end of things

1  Bitter Ring Home   vet scratch on 15 December but sure has worked very well since the scratch.....believe this five year gelding will stalk our 3rd selection who might dislike his 1st around two turns

3  Imagineiamfastetst   good name for a horse that tries a route today and might have enough speed to open up a lead..............lifetime best was at 7F..........good route pedigree on mom's side of the equation.......dangerous sort

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Blackout   Miller is hardly ever afraid to lose a given horse so the drop in claiming tag for the 2nd consecutive time doesn't concern me much......that and Prat stays with the seven year old........bad trip in last hides a forward move......good history on the SA turf

3  Tigerbeach   five year old inavder from GG has won the last two of three when placed in a claiming race.......off pace runner in turf sprints might appreciate the 5 1/2F at SA as it has been tough on early speed

8  Via Egnatia   like the cut back in distance and the rider change......been away since 9 November but in the interim Baltas appears to be trying to turn this fellow into a grass sprinter.......we will find out if he has accomplished the task at about 2:30 pacific time

1  Portando   

4  Erotic

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Catoca  two strong stats for Mullins are blinkers back on and 2nd out following a claim.....both are the case today.......good post and Prat stays put.........and the stout rider has options as his mount is capable on or off of the pace

2  Noble Contessa   filly so far is a lead type only so Rosario will likely put the pedal to the medal from the get go........inside dirt route speed has done awfully well at this meeting so far

5  Cyrielle   monster race two back and then likely bounced badly in her next start......Bill Spawr gives her plenty of time to recover......very dangerous if she has

 

race 7    above average clarity

5  Going to Vegas   by far the most impressive race for this filly was her only race on the turf.......and the strength of the race is disguised by a bad trip-a-rue........9 post for the turf race and a less accomplished turf rider than today's jock.......hard not seeing this filly running a solid race unless she doesn't like the SA turf as much as she did the Dmr grass

7  Go Blue Nation   another filly who ran her best to date in her lone grass race........and the strength of the race was also disguised by a bad trip.........and she gets quite the rider upgrade especially for a race on the sod

2  Dipping In   showed life in both of her lifetime grass races..........good post to work with for jock.......should be motoring in the late stages of the race

1  Lucia's Design

3  I Give Up

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Mother Mother   filly is 2 for 2 when not competing in Graded races and they are her only two lifetime wins........and her Graded runs following her wins were very good Grade 1 races running 2nd and 3rd.........so it doesn't bather me that Baffert is thinking "small"

5  Lady Ninja   monster efforts racing at SA at today's 6 1/2 panels......that and you have to like the move back to Prat as he has won the last 4 times he has ridden this Baltas six year old mare......runs well with ample time between starts and gets it

2  Flor de La Mar   2 for 2 in fast track sprints and 0 for 5 everywhere else......and this filly owns multiple races that are better than they look in print.......believe this gal is well meant today and dangerous

 

race 9    above average clarity

6  Tropical Terror   best figs in the race and likely to trip out well as he has some speed and so far the horses lined up inside of him do not........Cedillo stays put..........trainer needs a win and might get one here

4  Margot's Bot   decent MSW debut where he could have been a lot closer at the wire if he wasn't unsettled/rank in the early stages.........that and the conditioner is an impressive 20% win with his last 25 ''2nd career start"........like our top selection hard not to like

3  Rocks and Salt   no shot to strut his stuff in his MSW debut as he sat back in a pace-less affair......then in his 2nd start he steadied on the backside or might have battled for win.......Prat who rode in his debut is back up after being absent for his last.......hmmm

10  Canyon Crest

5  Perfect Affection

 

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 11 January 2020

Might be feast or famine this afternoon as we have only one ML favorite as our top choice and she is 5 to 2 in the morning line.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  You'reright Again   trainer had a "break out year" in 2019 and could be sitting on his 1st win of 2020 with this three year old gelding.........since the blinkers were put on this youngster he is (4 1 2 1) when getting the lead.........3 solid preparatory speed works put in........rider upgrade......owns the best Santucci pace figs in the field

1  Mainframe Judy   2nd best early speed in the race is dangerous if he can overcome the difficult one post at 6 1/2 furlong at SA.........three year old is a good gate horse so maybe he can.......Miller/Fuentes are 2 for their last 5 over the last 2 months

2  Baltimore Beecho   lifetime best for this colt who is still a maiden was the only time he ran from off of the pace......but.......that might not be the plan as speed jock Maldoanado is named for the 1st time......we shall see

 

race 2    average clarity

7  Win Often   both lifetime races look awfully good vs. today's competition and one of them was at SA and it was also his debut.......that and this Pederson filly has run well on and off of the pace.......that versatility should enhance the chances of jockey A. Espinoza (who rode her well in both lifetime races) of getting the job done

5  French Rose   trainer is dangerous turf to dirt and draws Prat to make for a significant rider upgrade......that and this filly sure seems to be training the best of her life.....and.......for a trainer in Desormeaux who doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.

3  Vegan   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE filly should appreciate getting back to the SA dirt where she has done most of her best running........and her lifetime top effort/fig was the only time she raced at today's 6F distance at SA

4  Mandy

1  Way too Sweet

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Storm the Hill   talk about horses for courses.......this D'Amato six year old is (8 5 0 3) on the SA turf and (19 0 2 4) on all other grass.......that and she owns the best credentials in the race.......but she's no lock as 5 1/2F might be a little too short for her......although she sure has shown much more early speed in her turf routes of late

3  Jolie Olimpica   Brazil racing isn't much these days but this filly has crunched her competition in all three of her lifetime races including a Grade 1 vs. males in her last......been away since June but is working well enough and shows up in a Hall of Fame barn......hard too know how well she fits......we shall find out about 1:30 pacific time

4  An Eddie Surprise   way short number wise but if the 1 doesn't handle the abbreviated turf distance and the 3 doesn't adapt to her new environment too well this gal seems next in line to win

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Mahi Mahi   1st time gelding for this Wong three year old and the surgery might have helped a little as this guy's recent a.m. work is somewhat improved.....inside speed has done very well in the one mile dirt races and this three year old has some.....and with a 5 lbs weight break with the bug boy remaining aboard

3  Champagne's On Ice   double barrel action from the Jonathan Wong barn as he also trains our top selection.......last three races all fit fine here and one of them was run on the SA dirt........also there is significant rider upgrade........good post to boot

7  Itsthattime   nice move forward in his latest where he could have graduated if not getting blocked a couple of lengths in the stretch......trained well prior to his latest and continues to train well since........dangerous sort from the Bonde barn off to a good start

9  Mr. Unusual

5  Constitutionaffair

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Mosienko   Hess got this three year old filly eligible for this race by putting her up for the 50K tag..........she likely is doing well since the race or he would likely have put her up for the 40K tag today hoping to lose her.........filly should be in the mix from the get go and with a distance turf race under her belt she should finish better this time around

5  Teachers Big Dream   owns the best route speed in the field and might get loose and lonely and brave on the front end......that and I believe her not to be a lead type only so she would still be a factor if she doesn't get it

8  Sugar Pickel   three year filly won her MC50K debut at 16 to 1 hinting she surprised her connections somewhat........if that is so she likely wasn't fully cranked up for her debut.......1st at a route and the turf but I sure like her pedigree for both........it looks like Cedillo jumped ship for our top pick.......but with that move this girl gets Prat on her back.....not too shabby of a deal

2  Secret Square

3  Too Much Heaven

 

race 6    below average clarity

1  Silken Prince   very impressive layoff run considering the soft work tab (went off at 64 to 1 odds)......works since the effort are stout.......still should be a price somewhere around the 8 to 1 ML

8  High Five   last race seems funky......toss out race two back as this colt appeared to dislike the two turns and/or the off track.........impressive tightly spaced works since his "funky" race.......can stalk our 5th pick and maybe even grab the lead

4  Policy   not the best of trips in his last two races.....fast near bullet 4F work just put in 6 days ago........most of the attention will go to Glatt's other horse our 5th choice......like our top two picks this gelding should also be a nice price

3  Mutineer

7  Gate Speed

 

race 7    below average clarity

6  Don't Unzipp Me   bad trip on the AW at GG or would have graduated at st asking........1st on the lawn but mom was one terrific grass sprinter and she has already tossed two turf winners.......this filly might make it three for three in that department today

4  Nu Pi Lambda   toss this girl's last as she acted up badly prior to the race.........both grass sprint races prior to 3rd lifetime start are solid front running races........hard not to like despite that there hasn't been any front running winners in turf sprints so far at the new SA meeting

1  Sweet Devil   good a.m. work for this McCarthy MSW 1st time starter.....and her daddy is off to a strong start as far as producing good grass runners so far to the tune of 19% wins

11  She's So Special

5  Munn She's Pretty

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Horologist   it took a Grade 1 race at Prx to break this gal's dirt route racing winning streak and she race 3rd in the Grade 1 beating 8 of 10 foes.......good to see Joe Bravo ship in as he is a perfect 3 for 3 in routes on this four year old......and.......it supports the notion that that this filly is ready to roll off of a 3 month layoff

7  Spiced Perfection  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  very consistent five year old Cal-bred mare and that includes on the SA main track where she has won 1 of her 2 Grade 1 wins.......stout jock and rider at the helm........difficult to split the top two

3  Queen Bee To You   don't count this Andrew Lerner mare out as she seemingly his never been sharper.......and her a.m. prowess since her latest a 3 1/2L Grade 3 win at Lrc (1st Graded race win for the up and coming young trainer) hints that she might run similar or even better today

1  Der Lu

4  Message

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Nocherylikemychery   trainer is often at his best 3rd out after layoffs which is the case here for his three year old filly.......lifetime best and hidden by 8L of trip adjustment was this youngster's lone turf race which was at today's distance........believe the bug boy will send her early enhancing her chances to be no worse than 2 wide on the 1st turn.......like her chances if that is what transpires

6  Too Much Smoke   excellent turf pedigree for this 2nd start maiden and her pedigree to handle the two turns is decent for a Cal-bred.........3 gate works since her disappointing dirt debut.......believe she has a shot at being night and day better today

11  Miss Ryleigh   double barrel action from Miller as he also trains our 2nd selection.......Miller and company privately purchased this filly following a strong race at GG on the AW where this Boat Trip filly had boat load of trouble.......turf pedigree is a ? mark and the post is no picnic or would have rated higher

2  Sassyserb

12  Elgofranco

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 10 January 2020

Rather strange oddity that Glatt/Maldonado happen to be our top pick in races 5 thru 7.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Malibu Cat   Glatt filly has been away from the game for 11 months but she returns with a strong prolonged work regiment that hints she is ready to rock and roll in her 3rd lifetime start.......1st start she went off at 45 to 1 so it was a total gimme.......2nd start the race was taken off the turf and run on an off track where she flashed speed and stopped......we will ignore that race as well

7  Raneem   no action on the board in her layoff run hints that layoff effort was nothing more than a tune-up........her lone lifetime race off of short rest (21 days) was run dirt to turf and is decent........dirt to turf again this time racing off of 12 days rest........seems dangerous

2  Dance Costume   don't see too much showing in the mornings for this Tim Yakteen filly but mom has tossed three grass winners from four starters.........and.........Rosario and his agent want the mount

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Busy Paynter   three of her last four races look solid here and one of them was at Santa Anita........needs contact to the front end or the lead and she appears to have the most early gas in the field.......last two times this girl dropped down she won and won quite easily

1  Cimarron   last three fast rated tracks are par or better for today's lower racing level.......away since 18 October but she does well with ample time off between starts.......solid a.m. work......should make a good account of herself

5  All Tea All Shade   blinkers go back on today.......race 3 back where this filly last wore blinkers might get the job done here.......and the race was at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.........when was the last meeting anywhere Bejarano started out 0 for 17.......solid rider is likely very hungry

3  Incredibly Lucky

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Velvet Queen   appears to need the lead to win and she sure appears loose in this spot as her early speed seems to be enhanced since the blinkers were added two back.........she has continued to train awfully well and Baltas is off to a hot start at the new SA meeting.......decent shot to make it 3 straight with the blinkers on

4  Amatara   dull one mile race at Lrc in latest but the race was run on an off track.......lifetime best and better than par for today's higher level was run 2 back at today's one mile distance on the SA dirt.........red hot rider/trainer combo in Gutierrez/Baltas - 4 for their last 7 over 60 days.........very dangerous

1  Persepolis   dull effort 1st at a route in her latest as the heavy odds on favorite......maybe she didn't care for the Del Mar surface as opposed to disliking the two turns.......we likely will find out today as she ran well on the SA surface.......Prat remains up and he knows this filly well as her regular rider........hope this isn't an omen - Persepolis is in Iran - sire of this mare is War Front - dam is sired by Smart Strike

 

race 4    average clarity

8  Big Hoof Dynamite   lifetime best (and by quite a bit) was run turf mile to dirt mile and on the drop down........turf mile today and drops but this time competes in a dirt sprint........no big deal.......Prat (making for a big rider upgrade) and his agent must really like the colt as they accept the mount from a small win-less barn.......trainer might get off the snide today

5  Benny Chang   positive rider change to Rosario who by my book is the best rider in the jock's room..........and when the world class rider teams up with Miller like he is here he is especially dangerous........latest at Lrc fits.....1st at SA is a ? mark

3  Connection   MSW to MC is such a dangerous move one must always take note but the connections sure are "giving up" on their $260K purchase awfully quickly......that and they put up a very low percentage jock.......so.........easy to make as 3rd pick-a-rue

2  Palace Prince

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Nikkileaks   filly has decent early speed in this spot and now adds blinkers.......and draws speed jock Maldonado for the 1st time.......moved forward in her last and believe she will again today in her 3rd lifetime start

1  Kleen Karma   no flashy works showing for this Lewis 1st time starter.......but......the trainer sure has put copious drills into this Cal-bred........as the saying goes there are many ways to skin a cat

5  Rickie Nine Toe's   very suspicious drop (claim bait?) in her 2nd lifetime start considering how well she ran in her debut......blinkers on today.......needs a rebound in her 3rd start and 2nd out after the claim as her 2nd start would likely not be good enough.......and that start was only 13 days ago

7  Smart Girl

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Classy Atlantic   in need of a drop in class and gets one........also gets a good spot to utilize her speed as the race sure lacks it for an abbreviated turf sprint of 5 1/2 furlongs.......that and she is capable of preforming decently without the lead if she doesn't get it

4  Drift Away   last might have been nothing more then a dirt tune-up for this mare who has made her living on the sod........Prat stays put supporting the idea of a tune-up on the dirt........race two back which was at 5 1/2F on the sod is solid and disguised in its strength by about 5L of trip trouble

1  She's a Dime   1st on the turf and 1st out in 13 1/2 months........works are good......pedigree for the lawn is good........O'Neill is getting rather dangerous in these abbreviated turf sprints at SA

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Royal Trump   five year old gelding should get a nice stalking trip with the 1 horse as her target........five year old is (7 4 1 1) since Glatt took over the training duties......and here's the real kicker - this fellow is (4 2 2 0) racing at SA on the dirt at 6 1/2 furlongs.......yikes

1  McKale   appears to be lone speed so if this gelding can handle the "gap" that exists at 6 1/2 furlongs at SA this five year old might be loose and lonely on the lead and tough to wheel in

3  Oiseau de Guerre   might feel very good as this M McCarthy six year old scratched out of Grade 2 5 1/2 furlong turf race on New Years Day for this race........and he draws Rosario......1st on the dirt but his pedigree suggests he should handle it

 

race 8    below average clarity

5  She's Devoted   Baltas three year old filly is out working anyone in this field by a wide margin.......and the fact that Rosario lands on her supports the idea this girl is meant and ready for her debut into the wonderful world that is Thoroughbred racing

3  Warren's Empress    somewhat obscure grass breeding but I like it.........plenty of a.m. put in......like the tight 5 day interval for her last two preparatory works

6  Sara Crewe   so so so far on main track track surfaces.......turf pedigree is decent.......recent a.m. work is more than decent.......trainer is dynamite the 1st time he takes over the training duties of a given horse like he is today

2  Bella Vita

4  Bella D

 

 

 

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