BOMBS AWAY at Santa Anita. See below. 20 cent pick 6 carryover for Friday now stands at $367K.

The Racing Digest is now available for Monday

15 February 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $4,338.80. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $1,569.20. 4th race pick 3 was hit COLD $60.80. 5th race pick 3 was hit COLD $466.00. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, top, top, 3rd pick for $2,112.40. 5th race top pick over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $1,671.00. 6th race pick 3 was hit COLD paying $91.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $31.40. 6th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF of $472.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

7 February 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: Top choice won 4 of the 7 races carded, ran 2nd in one and 3rd in the other two. 3rd race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $1,035.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $302.40. 6th race top choice over our other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $1,968.20. Top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick trifecta paid $407.80. 7th race trifecta box of our top 3 picks paid $53.80

30 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $4,637.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $250.00.40. 4th race top choice over other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $544.20.

24 January 2020:  BOMBS AWAY AT SANTA ANITA. IF YOU PLAYED OUR SELECTIONS 3 DEEP A RACE YOU JUST HIT THE 20 CENT SINGLE WINNER JACKPOT WITH A $146 INVESTMENT AND IT PAID $780,000. (HOPEFULLY IT WAS ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS). LATE PICK 5 WAS JUST SHORT OF $100,000 FOR A 50 CENT WAGER OR $122 INVESTMENT. 

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 Sunday 16 February 2020

OK race card this afternoon. Just a reminder that there is racing tomorrow Presidents Day.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

(AE 11 and/or AE 12 are dangerous if either draw into the field)

5  Bella Vita   tough trip in her MSW debut which was the 10 Jan version of this 5 1/2F grass race for Cal-bred maidens..........she broke poorly and ran a little wide.......not too shabby of an effort as she still only lost by a nose.......see ya Van Dyke - hello Prat

9  Win Like Coach P   trainer has been rather chilly at the meeting but he appears to have this MSW 1ster all wound up and ready.......and her a.m. work hints at having early speed......using speed jock Maldonado supports the notion

3  Bella D   banged around at the start in her MSW debut or could have shown more.......and besides I believe the race was a tune-up anyway........if that is the case bombs away here as we get one significant rider change to the best grass rider on the grounds in Rispoli.......and folks that is hard for me to write as I think the world of Rosario

7  Elofranco

2  Time for Sally

 

race 2    below average clarity

7  Papa Turf   best on the SA main track and it sure showed two races back where he demolished his foes at today's 10K level.........and back to Cedillo who rode that day after being absent for a race.......elder statesman (nine year old) should be in the hunt from the get go

6  Short of Ez   not much cooking in his latest but his race two back might do the trick especially with a significant rider upgrade........like our top choice this fellow appears best competing on the SA dirt

3  Captain N. Barron   trainer is very dangerous 1st out after he takes over the training duties of a given horse.........gelding does well with ample time between starts and gets that today.........and he appears to be the speed of the speed and gets top speed jock in the irons.......believe he will go off higher than his morning line

8  Love Your Life

2  Boy Howdy

 

race 3    below average clarity

5  Warren's Empress   sure appears that her MSW debut was a sprint tune-up for today's turf route..........trainer is solid with 2nd time starters.........and...........also with the blinkers going on for the 1st time which is the case here........tepid top pick in what appears to be a very weak group

7  Nocherylikemychery   her two turf routes are not that bad and today she gets one significant change in riders..........and not that bad looks OK versus this dismal looking bunch

10  Creer   nasty post but this filly sat fairly close to a solid pace so Gryder has a shot to clear most or all by the turn......if he pulls it off then this three year old should have been selected higher

3  Kissable U

6  Too Much Smoke

 

race 4    above average clarity

6  Charlatan   $700K purchase is training like one for Baffert and company.......and did the colt ever perk-up when he moved from LA to SA........rather sure this is one nice three year old colt who likes the SA surface

2  Lane Way   bet hard in his MSW and ran a very strong race in what should turn out to be one key race on 19 January at SA........Mandella/Prat runner is not out of the win picture by any means........pun intended

5  Jeffnjohn'sthunder   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  exits the same strong race as our 2nd selection running quite a bit better than par.......cut back in sprint distance seems like a plus.......has some shot here but the top two selections seemingly have more upside

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Margot's Boy   moved forward in his 2nd lifetime start to graduate in style with a 2 3/4 length win........needs another improvement and his works since his 12 Jan graduation suggests that he will provide one.........good post and a decent turf rider........such a deal

9  Fly the Sky   three year old gelding is (5 2 3 0) since the blinkers were put on.........that and he just popped his lifetime best with 1st time Rispoli in the irons.......difficult post or would have been top choice......should be fun to watch the stout Italian turf rider handle this one from the 9 post.......so far he has an uncanny ability to control a given grass horse like he is driving a car........he might just be red hot (at the top of his game) but if he is not he is going to be in very high demand when racing in turf races

1  Summer Fire   rider trainer (Smith/Hess) teamed up to win yesterday's 1st which was also a grass route..........colt was over his head in his last running a number that fits at today's lower level........1st on the sod but bred to handle it

8  If Id Told You

2  Include the Tax

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Afternoon Heat   colt is highly competitive not missing the board in 7 lifetime starts.......and.......he is nicely improved since Knapp claimed 5 races back.......both lifetime races (his last two) on the SA dirt are better than par and fit solidly here.......and today he gets 1st time Rosario so that hints he has held form

5  Tigre Di Slugo   exits the same strong race as our top pick where he earned an adjusted Santucci fig that was only one length less than our top selection ran........nice a.m. work since and gets to race off of relatively short rest of 4 weeks.........upside potential........not easy to split top two picks

12  Posterize   four year old can really fly and runs 1st out following the Lorenzo claim who has won one third of his last thirty "1st out following a claim" runners.......he needs a loose lead and there isn't that much early gas in the field.......dangerous sort

6  Policy

4  Jen Go Unchained  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

race 7    below average clarity

6  Laura's Light   three year old filly has done little wrong in her 3 lifetime races two of which were route turf races........and I like her chances to handle a turf sprint because she ran one fast sub 1:10 flat 6F at two on the AW at GG

5  Lighthouse   seemingly disliked the two turns in her latest racing endeavor.........back to a grass sprint which she likes.........recent a.m. work is vastly improved.......believe she is sitting on her lifetime best

4  Shines Her Light  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  last two grass races and quite good........her race 3 back in Ire where she beat 18 of 19 foes vs the guys.....and her latest which was her 1st in the U S of A........likely needs a small improvement and I believe she will provide one

3  Orquidias Biz

8  Spitefulness

 

race 8    average clarity

7  Speakerofthehouse   four year old sure handled his 1st on the dirt well following 13 straight grass races to start his career.........that and he appears to one of the few in here that will appreciate running as far as 1 1/16.........like the switch to the bug boy who over the last two months only rode for Ian Kruljac once and it was a decent priced winner

5  Mona Luna   back to Maldonado who has gotten the most out of this "need to lead type".........would have made top pick if this race was at one mile.......the extra 1/16 today might flatten him out late making him vulnerable

9  Cross Town   this four year old seems capable of stalking and if that is where Abel Cedillo places him I like his chances of being tough in the stretch

4  My Journey

3  Meadway

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 15 February 2020

Nice card today. Be back with you tomorrow and also on Monday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

6  Swamp Souffle   solid win in his latest at the $25K claiming level which seems more than deserving of today's step up to the $32K level......that and he seems at his very best competing at today's 9F turf distance......jock knows him well as this is his 9th straight mount on the four year old

3  Tequila Joe   exits the same claiming race as our top choice where he finished one length behind him........and like our top pick he fits the 9F turf distance awfully well.......that and his two wins at the distance came off of 4 weeks rest or less........27 days since he last raced.........hard not to like

7  Tough It Out   also exits the same 19 Jan race as our top two picks finishing 6th but he was only 2 1/4 off of the winner.........seems like a good move to put the blinkers on as he has been far back early and has closed fast but to no avail.......switch to Prat who stands out here as the best grass jock this gelding has seen in many a moon

5  French Getaway

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Kirsch Truffle    away since April but she seems to be working well enough to fire a decent fresh effort......that and she sure catches one soft looking field.......four year old filly from the Miller barn should be forwardly place done the backside and possible on the lead

5  Mongolian Sunrise   1st timer is working well enough to be ready at 1st asking and if she is this appears to be a spot where a first time starter could succeed........as in one weak looking group as those that have competed.......none of them have been in the money

6  Osteria   very sharp in the a.m. preparing for her 1st route race........Maldonado gets the call for the 1st time hinting the connections are going after the lead.......speed has done well in dirt routes at the meeting

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Leatherneck   solid winning dirt debut two back.......OK route turf race in latest.......trainer is a dynamite 36% win with the sprint-route-sprint maneuver and he has been firing on all cylinders for most of the meet......hard not to like

5  You'reright Again   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  speed did well yesterday and this Lloyd Wicker three year old gelding sure seems like the most likely front runner.......that and Cedillo gets the call after being absent for a race and he looked good handling this youngster two back.......that race was at 6 1/2F and 6F appears to be a better fit.......such a deal

1  Princeofthenorth   impressive 34 to 1 debut win overcoming a bad start and and still managing to win......would have rated higher if he hadn't drawn a tough post for a horse who might not be too hot out of the gate.......but lookout if he breaks better

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Sky Jumper   Baffert drops this fellow out of MSW racing following a decent turf sprint which makes me slightly suspicious........ but........the Hall of Fame trainer is awfully decent at the maneuver........the Baffert runner might be the kind you can consider wagering on but not usually worth a claim........four year old should be in the mix from the get go

1  Cape Point   this drop out of MSW racing makes more sense than our top choice as the connections tried turf sprint and turf route with their four year old to no avail.......if he handles the dirt he should fit today at the MC50K level and with plenty of endurance when push comes to shove in the late stages as he is coming off of a route race

6  Tailback   some of the earlier works (in the late fall) for this Puype 1ster are quite good and hint that he has some talent........since those strong drills the barn hasn't shown anything too flashy maybe to keep the claiming vultures at bay

 

race 5    average clarity

9  Raul Rosas   ran one solid MSW debut way back in summer of 2017......that dirt race would crush these if he can duplicate it on the turf.......2nd start came 17 months later and is much better than it appears in print (about 7L better).......didn't like slop and/or got hurt in 3rd start.........been away since the 2 Feb 2019 race........returns with a terrific prolonged work series.......drop makes sense as this fellow is making his 4th start at seven........sure like his chances if he takes to the turf

10  Terrible Ted   owns some speed and I sure like his pedigree to handle his 1st on the grass.......like our top choice he is racing off of a long layoff but also like our top pick his works suggest he is meant and ready to roll

2  Mayan Warrior   four year old has fired when he is placed up for a tag and he is up for one today.......he seems better suited to a turf sprint and yet he still ran 2nd in a turf route in his lone lifetime grass race........dangerous sort

6  Factorial 

8  Battle of Memphis

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Bowl of Spaghetti   laid up since 14 April but has a nice wind him up prolonged work regiment that should have him fit and ready fresh off of the bench........if he can run as well on the dirt as he did on the grass in his latest not only should he grab the lead by he also should be difficult to wheel in

7  King Parker   might be a gimme/go situation and if that is so look for this gelding to stalk our top choice and attempt to over take him on the turn or the stretch........two drills since his layoff (subtle in strength) run support the notion that it was tune-up and that it worked as intended

8  Time N Money   last was poor but it was run off of a long hiatus from the game........blinkers on to shake things up.......needs race two back and if he is up to it he (like our 2nd pick) likely will stalk our top pick or possible even grab the lead

2  Big Headed Baby

9  Git On Your Pulpit

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Coast of Roan   ran a par like number in his latest in the 9F turf version of this Cal-bred alw race with 1st time Rispoli.......strong a.m. work since the 18 Jan race......likely will have plenty of endurance cutting back in distance a full furlong.......red hot turf jock wisely stays put

11  Foster Boi   3 of 4 lifetime grass races fit very well here and he would have been top pick if he hadn't once again drawn the outer most post when racing at the one mile turf distance........at least Prat knows him well as he has been up for all 5 of his lifetime starts

1  Kakistocracy   very competitive in both lifetime starts and he appears to be a "smooth" running turf type......still he likely needs a small forward move and if he provides one he sure has a good post for Van Dyke to work out a good trip once again

3  Incredible Luck

7  Push Through

 

race 8    above average clarity

4  Hard Not to Love   one eyed wonder usually exits the gate poorly and can be a handful in the warm-up but once he gets going she has a ton of talent.......that and I like that Smith stays up for the 3rd straight time as he is getting to know her quirks

5  Mother Mother   another who is awfully talented and should find good position thru-out the race.......if fact if this race was less than 7F she would be top pick........but she is 0 for 5 at 7F and 3 for 5 at other distances.......still she seems likely to get a good trip which should help her chances of getting her first score at 7 panels

3  Lady Ninja   needs a move forward and maybe that can come from the blinkers being removed today.........she likely is going to take back some........if she does look for her to finish better in the late stages of this seven furlong affair

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Frasard   rider change is definitely a plus.......cut back in distance seems like a plus.......and he owns some solid early speed which should help Vav Dyke get him on over by turn one........like his chances if that is what transpires

5  Show Business   not much cooking in four lifetime starts three of which were run in one mile MSW turf races......but he is racing as a 1st time gelding today and with a work tab that strongly suggests he will run his 1st good lifetime race today........that and Richard Mandella has been firing on all cylinders to start the SA meeting

8  Jurgen   big race in Ire last summer thus he got bet hard in his USA debut on New Years Day at SA........might have won if not for being blocked in the stretch.......with Rosario not racing at SA today Rispoli (same agent as Rosario) gets the mount.......and on the grass the new addition to the SA jocks room is as good as anyone and might be the best......dirt is another story

6  Absolute Unit

11  Pure Carmine

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 14 February 2020

Decent card today to start 4 straight days of racing. Saturday's card looks even better. 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Zippninthecity   like this youngster's chances to be tough on or near the front end if she can handle the dirt in her 2nd lifetime start..........in her one mile turf debut after breaking tardy she still set the quickest quarter and half of the 3 races run on the grass on 12 Jan at one mile (and the other two races were at higher levels).......race is void of solid speed......pedigree for the dirt is adequate

4  Golden Melody   if our top choice fails to handle the dirt this girl should find herself on or just off of the lead.......that and she might be up to her best to date as she just worked an improved 5F (maybe her most impressive work ever) one week ago.......good rider/trainer combo

6  It's a Riddle   consistent sort would have been rated higher if this race was run less than 6 1/2 furlongs as it sure appears that 6 1/2F is a little further than she may want to run

2  Via Alpina

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Concord Jet   best speed in the race and draws a decent post.......gelding was able to put in two works since his last race which was run on 19 Jan the latest of which was rather decent.........ride/trainer are 2 for their last 6 as a team and with the other 4 hitting the board.......sure appears to be dangerous speed

5  Polity   best at SA and so far this six year old has only fired good efforts fresh off of the bench.........he is "fresh" today and his work regiment suggests the trainer knows he needs to be fully fit and ready as it is more than likely it will be one race and done for quite some time

3  Rineshaft   both races run on the dirt at SA with the blinkers on were decent efforts and if repeated seem capable of getting to the circle of joy this afternoon

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Lady Amber  one of Peter Eurton's more reliable and dangerous moves is "1st time in maiden claiming" which is the case today for this four year old filly making her 4th lifetime start........by my book her lifetime best was the only time she has run on the dirt.......that race was at 5 1/2F and 6F appears to be a better fit......we shall see at about 2 p.m. pacific

1  Love Not War   goofy rank strides run in her latest hides a race that works out to be about par for today's lower MC level when you adjust for it.........and like our top selection she takes the somewhat magical drop from MSW racing to MC.........nice move forward in 2nd lifetime start........so 2nd out after a two month break might be a good thing

2  Your Royal Coil   trainer has a 16% win percentage but over the years he has a higher percent than than with individuals coming off of prolonged layoffs..........this filly has been away since early Jan of 2019 but she is training as if she might be returning as a more formidable contender.......we shall see about 2 PM pacific if that is the case

 

race 4    average clarity

7  California Kook   brutal trip in this youngster's latest race which was a Cal bred $200K Stakes race at one mile on the sod or she could have come home a 43 to 1 winner......that race was the only time she raced on Lasix without blinkers........no changes for today and she is only in a Cal bred nw alw.......her adjusted for trouble Santucci fig is much better than par for today's softer level

4  She's Devoted   pounded at the windows in her MSW debut which was run at 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass........like our top choice she overcame a poor trip to win........shuffled on the run-up and ran wide........6L of trip trouble - not easy to overcome in only a 5 1/2 turf race......pedigree to get the one mile of turf is decent especially for a Cal-bred

1  Warrior's Moon   back to Prat after being absent for a couple of races.........beat our top choice in her latest but barely and with a much better journey.........so she likely will need more today and/or more trouble for the "Kook" to turn the tables......stranger things have happened

8  Sassyserb

5  Almost a Factor

 

race 5    above average clarity

7  Miss Megan   best speed in the race and owns the potential to crush the field if she can handle the SA dirt as well as she did the Dmr dirt on 2 September........and her only other race on conventional dirt is better than it appears as she dueled on a dull inside on 8 August at Dmr.......she did well to only get beat by 1 3/4L for the win

1  Luck Ms Jones   double barrel action action from the D'Amato barn as he also conditions our top choice........five year old mare is racing on the dirt for the first time following 7 career races on the sod...........her a.m. hints the trainer is attempting to put much more speed into her ........latest work is eye popping (best of 122 at 4F on 8 Feb) and hints she has plenty of speed now to handle the conversion

4  Time for Ebby   Steve Knapp is having a strong SA meeting to date.......his seven year old mare seems best at SA on the dirt and might get a nice stalk position behind our top selection........dangerous sort especially if our top choice fails to preform as well as anticipated

5  Libby

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Hootie   two of his last three turf races fit solidly here and he retains the meets leading rider on the turf percentage wise (24%) in Umberto Rispoli.......also his only race at 9F on the sod was with a very low % grass rider and was predictably a bad trip or he might have been in the mix for the win

3  Roaring Fork   gelding might be able to get a dream trip behind the 6 horse (or grab the lead) who is facing way too tough today and should cash it in early.........fractions might be awfully easy and if that is so it should enhance this one's chances of a visit to the circle of joy

9  Lifeline   most proven in the field racing at 9F on firm turf .......as in 2 wins and 1 3rd in 4 starts .......gets a rider upgrade and to a jock in Prat who was up for the 9F wins on the turf.......such a deal

8  Erotic

5  Mr. Magico

 

race 7    average clarity

3  First Star   2 for 2 when not competing in a Stakes race........away since 28 December but Ron Ellis has put 5 drills into his filly since........only two turn race is his lifetime best and disguised by a very wide trip.......regular rider Van Dyke stays put........hard not to like

2  Der Lu   Van Dyke jumps ship and goes to our top choice so Baffert gives Cedillo a shot to impress........capable rider might attempt to snatch the lead and never look back which has happened quite often in the dirt routes in 2020 at SA

4  Kaydetre   nice layoff race in her latest in a Grade 3 where she was only beaten 2 1/4L for the win......but she was beaten by our 2nd choice and she had a better trip.......Blanc has fit this David Randall (only horse in his barn) mare well.......likely needs best ever and maybe she provides it 2nd out after the layoff

 

race 8    average clarity

9  Hot Magistrate   filly has shown that she has different gears of speed and Van Dyke (jock upgrade) will use one of the higher levels of speed that she owns in this spot to clear all or most by the back-stretch and try and wire the field

8  Oh Pretty Woman   seems best taking back and then making a strong run coming out of turn two.......connections will likely have their fingers crossed that she gets a decent pace up front to flatter her late kick

6  Dance Costume   nice turf sprint debut and her pedigree to handle a one mile grass race is good.......not out of the win picture by any means........pun intended

7  Y Not Sizzle   very consistent efforts at the one mile turf distance but she lacks the will (or the understanding) to win.......as in a "hanger"

3  Durga

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 7 February 2020

TAKE NOTE:   There will not be a publication for The Racing Digest on Sunday and there will not be any comments for the Saturday publication but the same amount of hard work put into the handicapping.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Austin's Boy   trainer is much better with 2nd time starters and the 1st start for this three year old gelding was decent.......he broke slow and then showed life in the 3 Jan. version of this 5 1/2F turf race for three year old Cal-bred MSW runners.........and today he gets quite the rider upgrade especially for a grass race

4  Blue Blitz   awfully good looking prolonged work tab for this Mike Harrington first timer starter......and I like that some of the better works are out of the gate.......pedigree for the grass is decent........the trainer has shown that he is capable over the years with young debut runners

5  Zero Down   woke up some in his 3rd lifetime start which was his 1st on the grass.......he has been off since the 5F grass race at Del Mar but has put in 10 drills since......and.......his latest work is very solid hinting he will likely pop his best to date today.......pedigree is very good for the sod

7  Perfect Affection

1  World O Luck

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Canadian Game   (5 2 2 3) racing on the SA main track.......and arguably his lifetime best at SA was run at today's one mile distance the last time this five year old gelding got to race on a fast rated one mile dirt race.......it is alarming that he is dropping multiple levels since the 5 Jan. claim by Lerner but not like it used to be as this fellow will be highly scrutinized before being allowed to go to post

2  Brazilian Summer  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE    just ran his lifetime best in latest and if he repeats the race he has a good shot at the winners circle today.......can he handle the 8 day turn around?........that remains to be seen

1  Friendly Steve   eased in latest but looked fine to me........that and trainer is often at his best sprint to route which is the case here for this gelding racing 2nd out after a prolonged layoff of 11 months.........gelding is night and day better loose on the lead and he seems the most likely to grab the front end

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Smiling Shirlee   highest win % at the meeting (36%) in trainer Jeff Bonde at the helm........nice turf route for this filly in her latest and she has shown that she is a good Stakes caliber filly on the dirt in sprints.......so.......a sprint grass race should fit her just fine........big sub 47 flat bullet drill since her latest suggests she is very sharp........should be on the scene in the late stages

3  Florentine Diamond   quite the MSW debut for this Paula Capestro three year old filly .........crushed her competition with a 7 length win with gaps of 7, 2, 8 lengths behind her........switch to the turf today and with a decent pedigree for it........definite in the hunt for the win if she runs as well on the turf as she did on the Lrc dirt

2  Homebred   O'Neill three year old filly also fits well in this spot and like our top selection she should be motoring late........but unlike our top choice she hasn't exactly been tearing it up in the a.m........thus.......3rd selection

4  Win Often

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Desert Smoke   sprint-route-sprint is a decent move for the Wong barn and blinkers back on is more than decent move as in 35% win & 73% in the money with his last 26........sharp speed drill a week ago........blinkers on..........sharp sprint speed in latest.........all add up to this mare grabbing the lead early and hopefully never looking back

2  Semi Sweet   very consistent racing at today's one mile dirt distance (7 3 2 1) and this mare has shown she can run well fresh off of the bench in the past.....last race 3 months ago......decent shot to get a nice ground saving mid pack position

5  Conformation   very consistent at the distance on the dirt (5 3 1 1).......would have rated higher if her latest wasn't so dismal.........lost by 16L beating only 2 of 4 foes as the favorite......obviously needs a rebound and if she provides one she should have been rated higher

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Phast Pharoah  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  vastly improved in his last two races and especially so in his latest which was at today's 5 1/2 furlong turf distance......ran a 101:3 despite breaking slow and sitting close to a solid set of fractions and doing so a bit wide......repeat of the race with a better trip sure appears like it would be tough to overcome

3  Bulletproof One   a little short number wise but this filly facing the guys has a great spot as the only true speed horse in the field........and the two times she faced the opposite sex she won by 8L and lost by a head in the other which was a 5F turf race at SA in a $100K stakes race.....dangerous sort

2  Rookie Mistake   race 2 back which was also at 5 1/2F on the sod is likely good enough to possibly get the job done if Gutierrez works out a good trip..........very reassuring near bullet drill just 6 days ago........sharp and sharp for very a reliable trainer/rider/owner trio

4  Billy Batts

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Royal Insider   last 6 dirt route races run have led to 4 wins and 2 2nd's and 5 of the races were at SA.......gelding is more than capable running well on or off of the pace........good post and retains Tiago Pereira for the 3rd straight time........only ? mark is the fact he has been wheeled back in very short rest of only 12 days

7  Lambeau   very solid 2nd lifetime start in his first on the dirt to graduate in a race that was run off of 104 days rest........so 69 days since his latest should be a "piece of cake" for him to handle.......Shirreffs is strong stat wise getting a maiden to win again in their next start........as in 27% win with his last 26

2  Synthesis   four year old has been away since mid August but he is training as if he is ready fresh off of bench for trainer George Papaprodromou......and if he is lookout as the last time he competed in a dirt route (the SA Derby 5 races back) he ran an adjusted Santucci fig that is 4L below par for today's level of racing.....should be a handsome price

5  Kylemore

 

race 7    average clarity

6  Lucia's Design   improving with each and every start and her recent best ever 5F bullet drill strongly suggess she will improve once again........that and I like the rider change to bug boy Velez who will likely have this filly forwardly placed by the 1st turn

9  Going to Vegas   improved early turf route speed displayed in her latest bodes well for her chances of clearly most or all by turn one which comes up fast with the rails out 30 feet........last race fits number wise and in her other lifetime turf route which was run 3 back she earned an adjusted for trip Santucci fig that is much better than par and disguised by 6.5L of trip trouble

5  I Give Up   bad trip in her latest in the 12 Jan version of this race hides a better than par effort and she also earned a better than par Santucci fig the only other time she ran in a turf route.......blinkers on today to help her focus..........dangerous sort

3  Wine At Sunset

2  Flamigo Bay

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 2 February 2020

I like today's 2/2/2020 card. Early post of 11:30 a.m. pacific.

Please take note that there will not be a publication for next Sunday and only numbers (maybe names too) for Saturday but the same amount of time put in handicapping of course. 

Best of luck as always and enjoy the Super Bowl!

 

race 1   average clarity

3  West Sider   plenty of a.m. work for this Baffert MSW 1st time starter bodes well for his chances of handling the difficult challenge of a 7F debut.......and since Bob has so many young 1st timers (choices of where to debut them) you would think that he feels strongly that 7F will not be a problem for this three year colt

6  Reprobate   Drysdale sure appears to mean business with this MSW debut runner as he has put copious drills into his colt and his last 6 drills are tightly spaced........and look who rides for Neil - Rosario

1  Mastering   double barrel action from the Baffert barn as he also conditions are top choice.......like the other Baffert runner this colt appears fit and ready as well.......but.......draws a tough post to debut from........at least the rider Rafael Bejarano seems to be snapping out of a funk

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Honeywhiskeynwise   jock has been dismal but might get a win here if this Desormeaux three year old filly handles her 1st on the dirt........because if she does she looks like she will be loose as a goose and tough to wheel in

3  Subtle Ride   if our top choice doesn't handle the dirt this late runner "might be the last one standing" in this race with forwardly placed runners that seem likely to flatten out in the stretch drive of this 1 1/16 affair

4  Vannavanna Bo Bana   last race was quite the regression for this Steve Knapp three year old filly.......fits fine if she mounts a rebound

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Sheza Factor   lone lifetime race run at The Great Race Place stands out as her best to date and by a wide margin.........don't see others in the race capable of firing the "real" number she earned in the race.......that and in general she is consistent on conventional dirt surfaces

1  Vallestina   six year old has only 8 career races and has been absent since 1 December 2018 but she returns dropping multiple levels and she is training as if physically she can handle at least one race.......drop makes plenty of sense because of her obvious health issues.....trainer has done well with limited starters at the meeting........Prat accepts the mount

6  Leading Indicator   all five lifetime sprint races fit fine at today's level of racing.......and today this filly gets a rider upgrade.........nice preparatory 5F work one week ago.......not out of the win picture by any means

 

race 4    above average clarity

3  Don't Blame Judy   my Santucci figs for this mare in her last two races are both 4L better than par.......and her latest which was the 12 Jan version of this 9F turf alw race is somewhat hidden by a sloppy wide trip.......like the rider change to Rispoli as he is a better grass rider than Espinoza and has been given nothing but "live" mounts from Eric Kruljac

1  Opus Won   hard to argue with this gals chances as she has been very consistent since 12 May 2019 with 3 wins & 2 2nd's in 5 races all of which were on the sod.....that and her best to date was her latest and was her 1st racing as far as 9F..........very solid reassuring 5F work since.......hard not seeing her as a major player here

4  Angel Alessandra   might be filling the race to make the race "go" for the one horse as this Baltas filly shows few signs of wanting to race as far as 9F......but then again Rosario sticks with the filly 2nd out after a layoff

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Tiger Dad   four year old gelding has run two consecutive strong efforts with the blinkers taken off especially his latest which was on the dirt......that and the four year old has been very consistent since Victor Espinoza took over the riding duties........should be on or near the lead from the get go

4  Heck Yeah   terrific 2017/18 to start his career.......dismal two efforts in 2019........but Baffert gives his five year old 11 months off and he sure appears to have corrected what ever was ailing this fellow.......very dangerous sort

1  Soldier Boy   race lacks speed to some degree and this colt if he can duplicate his latest race appears to be the quickest........and take note that in the race he was broke from the one post at 6 1/2F........and 6F is not as difficult to deal with post 1 than is 6 1/2F.......Rosario wisely stays put.......dangerous gate to wire threat here

5  City Rage

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Holly Hunter   super history racing in abbreviated turf sprints at SA........and she would have won the 5 Jan. version of this 5 1/2F grass race if not for checking a couple of times in the race.......two reassuring 5F drills since the race suggests she has held form.......good post and Rosario wisely sticks around

6  Storming Lady   ultra consistent mare in 5 and 5 1/2 furlong turf sprints where she has never missed the board........good turf trainer in Alfredo Marquez........and gets quite the turf rider upgrade........as usual she should be flying in the late stages of the race

7  Devils Dance   significant awakening for this Lewis filly in her latest nearing upsetting the apple cart at 46 to 1 in the same 5 Jan race that our top two picks were in........that and she sure appears to have the lead today and with a decent bug boy and his 5 lbs weight break at the helm........4 and 6 are talented but this girl might be difficult to wheel in

5  Del Mar May

 

race 7    average clarity

2  La Croix   repeat of either of her last two races looks tough here both final time wise and pace wise......and stat wise Rene Amescua is solid off of a 46 to 90 day layoff and racing MSW to MC......hard not to like

4  Rstars and Stripes   prolonged work tab for this Mulhall 1st time starter........mom has tossed 2 winner from 2 starters........and maybe more importantly Rosario and his sharp agent accept the mount.........dangerous sort

5  Reds Tribal Heart   another with copious works put in preparing for her debut.......and some of the works hint that this Lisa Benard 1st timer might have some early speed........only cost $1,200.00 at sale but mom has tossed 4 winners from 5 starters.......might be quite the bargain......we shall see about an hour or so before kickoff

8  Awesome Alessandra

6  Smart Girl

 

 

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