Santa Anita has been canceled until further notice. We will switch to Oaklawn Park on Sunday. Following that we will cover Golden Gate usually Friday thru Sunday. Nice returns for our special pub covering Gulfstream Park Derby Day. See below.

RACING IS CANCELED AT SANTA ANITA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL SWITCH TO OAKLAWN PARK on SUNDAY. Then on Friday switch to Golden Gate until further notice. 

The Racing Digest is now available for Sunday

28 March 2020:   Decent returns for the 9 Stakes races our special Gulfstream Park publication covered. After any scratches:  Top choice won 3 of the 9 races ($4.00, $20.40, $14.60) and another lost by a nose at 7 to 1. 8th race box of 5 given picks paid a trifecta or $499.80. 10th race top pick over our next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $265.80. 12th race double HIT ICE COLD for $167.20. 12th race exacta also HIT ICE COLD for $48.40. 12th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $525.40. 13th race top choice over our next 3 picks paid a trifecta of $296.40.

15 March 2020:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd choice for $10,782.80. (50 cent $2,6782.80) 1st race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF (cost $24) of $843.20. (4th race top pick over our other 2 picks paid a trifecta of $70.80. 7th race 2nd pick won and paid $45.60 $15.40 $6.40. 8th race 21 to 1 top pick missed by a nose paying $18.80 $12.00 to place and show.

6 March 2020:   1st race double was 2nd pick, top pick $32.20. 1st race box of top 4 picks paid a surperfecta of $299.20. $1 SHF box of five given picks paid $682.30. 4th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $5,126.40. 5th race pick 4 almost paid as well as the low take pick 5: 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick paid $4,982.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $992.60. 7th race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $180.00. 8th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $56.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

29 February 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $7,494.60 (50 cent payoff was $1,873.65).

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 bet" 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.

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 22 March 2020

Purchase for our special publication for Florida Derby day at Gulfstream Park (7 Stakes races only) on March 28th is now available. As in the past the selections will be sent in your email Friday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. central.

How cool and impressive that Santa Anita and Golden Gate will be donating all profits to help the war on the corona-virus. You might want to tell your bored friends that are not into horse racing about it and of course point them to The Racing Digest.  

Bummer as there is rain in the forecast which makes this card rather difficult and adds more handicapping. Looked at multiple forecasts and the range that the rain starts is from 11 am to 3 pm.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   average clarity

(if the race is taken off of the turf 10-1-2-5-3)

10  Lofty   obviously has a ton of ability sprinting on the grass as you don't see too many back to back 4+ length winners in turf sprints at SA.......only negative I can see is that the post might hurt as she might veer out some at the start with the outermost post

3  Sunrise Royalty

7  Smiling Annie

2  Nardini 

1  Cheap Cheap Cheap

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Majestic Diva  moves down on an off track so if the track is rated good or worse you might want to switch our top two picks.......race two back at 7F would crush today's competition if this mare can run as well at 8 furlongs

2  Tiz Wonderfully

6  Indypendent Deputy

 

race 3    average clarity

4  El Diablo Rojo   gets to cut back in distance and race turf to dirt which should help out his staying power for this extended sprint of 7 furlongs.......races as a 1st time gelding and with just what you want to see as improved recent works.......jock won 3 yesterday including one for trainer Craig Lewis

2  Audace

3  Golden Sparkle

 

race 4    average clarity  

(if the race is taken off of the turf 8-6-1-3-2)

6  Neutrino   Salder is as dangerous as anyone with 1st time starters debuting on the grass in a sprint.........works look good especially for a MC50K.........mom has tossed one winner from one starter and that starter liked the grass

3  Arch Ability

9  Uncle Ray

10  Bedrock

8  Palaleo

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Conquest Cobra   believe this elder statesman will hold his sharpness as Belvoir likely would have dropped him some as he has in the past........and the fact Prat sticks with him for a 3rd start time supports the notion.......eight year old gelding has the best history (by far) at today's somewhat specialized 7F distance

2  Black Storm

3  Fabozzi

 

race 6    average clarity

(if the race is taken off of the turf 1-9-3-10-5)

10  Mind Out   three year old filly displayed an abundance of ability on the turf at two especially at today's one mile distance........she was the most impressive runner in her 2nd start in a Stakes race run in Oct despite running a one length beaten 3rd........blinkers go on.......Prat wisely stays up for a 3rd straight race.......filly has shown she can run fresh.......hard not to like

7  Shines Her Light   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

1  Savvy Gal

5  Parkour

3  Clivetty

 

race 7    below average clarity

3  I Can Do This   very consistent on the SA dirt and seems to appreciate the one mile distance at SA the most.........trainer is strong 3rd out following layoffs which is the case for this gelding...........rather sure he will fire another strong race but careful as he doesn't pass the last horse to win very easily......today's rider Abel Cediilo does have one of his two lifetime wins

2  Dano's Dream

5  Jamming Eddy

4  If Id Told You

 

race 8    average clarity   

(if the race is taken off of the turf 7-4-5-9-3)

7  Lieutenant Dan   terrific/consistent dirt sprinter hasn't done well in dirt routes but does just fine in turf routes......so......logic suggests that he should take to turf sprinting in a big way.......that and did he ever just work impressively as in 58:3H albeit over at LA......easy to make top pick-a-rue

4  Just Grazed Me

5  Tigre Di Slugo

9  Stealthediamonds

3  Brandothebartender

 

race 9    below average clarity

5  Cross Town   decent speed and gets Prat on his back for the 1st time.......posts 1 thru 5 have won almost all the dirt route races........runners inside of this gelding appear slower early so he should grab the inside and likely be on or near the lead from the get go.........trainer Belvoir is quietly having a decent SA meeting

2  King Parker   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

3  Indy Jones

7  Bird

6  Derby Storm

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 21 March 2020

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How cool and impressive that Santa Anita and Golden Gate will be donating all profits to help the war on the corona-virus. You might want to tell your bored friends that are not into horse racing about it and of course point them to The Racing Digest.  

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Dance Costume   strong sprint MSW debut snatching 2nd despite a 3 wide trip.........then clipped heels (losing all chance) in her 2nd racing endeavor which was a one mile turf race......like her debut she should be motoring late and with one capable grass ride up in Rispoli

3  Dim Lights  dull works prior to her 82 to 1 MSW debut hints her 3rd place finish surprised her connections as they likely didn't have her that cranked up......strong vastly better a.m. work since suggests she benefited from her debut.......low % jock (on the turf) or would have considered as the top pick-a-rue

9  Va Va Voom   filly has shown decent early speed in both of her 5 1/2 furlong MSW grass races but needs more staying power........trainer is 0 for 46 and counting in 2019/20.......top two picks should come from out of it........maybe today he finds the winners circle.......but.......it sure is hard to count on

7  Sophomoric  scratched out of the race

4  Lets Get Wild

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Oliver   four year old colt is (3 2 1 0) when not in Stakes races......powerful one mile race in his latest and a solid reassuring 4F work since the 1 March race........hard not to like

2  Route Six Six   eventful trip in his latest which was run off of a long layoff......earned an adjusted for trip/trouble Santucci fig that worked out to be 2L better than par for today's level........3 nice drills since the 8 Feb race.......needs a better trip and a move forward......the move forward seems likely.......trip might be another story

4  Dr. Dorr   does his best running (by far) at Santa Anita........and........he runs well fresh........7 months fresh today and like most Baffert returnees he is working solidly.......not out of the win picture by any means.........pun intended

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Scarlet Heat   last two races both of which were turf routes fit fine here.......and her a.m. prowess since her latest is improved.......retains Prat for a 4th straight race.......decent pedigree to handle the 9F distance especially for a Cal-bred

5  Sassyserb   turf rider upgrade albeit not a big of one......today's new rider should give this filly a nice stalking trip while saving ground......like our top choice this girl also has a pedigree that should handle the added distance

6  Swing Thoughts   just claimed by Keith Desormeaux and if he sees something that can bring out the best in his new filly she can be quite dangerous as she has a couple of back numbers that are very strong........including one on 29 Aug 2019

2  Oh Pretty Woman

 

race 4    average clarity

8  Outright   latest might do the trick but it appears this "new" gelding might be up for more this afternoon as a 1st time gelding........his a.m. work since his latest is improved indicating the surgery has been successful to some degree.......trainer is quite hot at SA for the 1st time of his career

9  Golden Victory   likely needs his effort 2 back where he beat our top choice and ran 3rd to two next out winners........and back to Prat who was not aboard in his latest.......hard not to like

6  Bernie's Big Boy   like our top selection this "new gelding" shows signs in his recent drills that he is improved......still he will need quite the forward move to find the winners circle......stranger things have happened

3  Moana Luna

2  2  Lil Sidney

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Bound for Nowhere   this might be a little too much of esoteric thinking but the fact Wesley Ward is willing to ship his six year all the way from Kentucky with the threat of SA closing any day by because of the corona virus indicates his six year old is likely doing great.......and his brilliant work tab at TP supports the notion

4  Cistron   six year old can really fly on the turf but so can our top choice.......but our 3rd pick can rate and that is what I believe is what Prat will do as if he duels it might be "curtains" for both of them......so if that is what occurs he might go gate to wire

5  Surrender Now   five year old mare can rate and that is what I believe is what Prat will do as if he duels it might be compromise his chances.......mare vs the boys but with the weight break she should fit

3  Murad Khan

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Zorich   tons the best in his last two racing endeavors which were the 26 Jan & 23 Feb version of today's race.......wide trips in both........sharp recent 4F preparatory work since his latest........Rispoli can do better

3  Challah   nice stalking style and retains the meets leading rider in Prat who is 4 for his last 7 with 3 others hitting the board over the last 2 months riding for Baltas........cut back in distance should help this fellow's staying power.......seemingly needs to slip off of form to not be a major factor in the outcome of this race

1  Sky Jumper   the worlds best trainer has some awesome stats but one of them is ultra stout........that being sprint-sprint-route where he is 44% with his last 43........still this gelding likely will need to run his best to date to take down this race.......that "44%" hints he might

 

race 7    average clarity

6  Ward 'n Jerry   the longer this seven year old runs the better.......he needs ample rest between starts and Puype shows patience and gives it to him.......Puype doesn't team up with Prat too often but when he does his stock is usually very live

4  Oscar Dominquez   like our top selection "Oscar" is more than capable of running "all day long" and gets a rider in Rispoli who has plenty of experience (more than most of his American counterparts) riding turf marathons.......hard not seeing this Baltas gelding being part of the win picture in late stretch

1  Swamp Souffle   let's call this Knapp four year old the "new kid on the block" as he sure improved 1st out after the Knapp claim .........and the improvement came at the mini-marathon distance of 10 furlongs......the strength of the effort is hidden by about 4L of trip/pace adjustment.......and.......he has a pedigree that hints 12 furlongs of turf might even be a better deal for him.......should be a handsome price

3  Ashleyluvssugar

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Meadway   races 2 and 3 back don't fit too badly versus one soft looking group of MC20K runners.........toss last run on 16 Feb as he eased but looked just fine and was able to work a decent 5F one week later.....and then his next two works were the two best of his career and their strength is rather subtle.....believe lifetime best will be run today.......and run at a handsome price

8  Blazing Home   nothing showing in two lifetime starts but he was bet to 7 to 2 in his lifetime debut and in an 11 horse field.........and look who wants the mount - Mr. Flavien Prat who as mentioned in race 8 is 4 for his last 7 with 3 others hitting the board over the last 2 months riding for Baltas........decent chance this colt has some ability

1  Taco Waco   has shown as much ability of anyone in the race.......but.......there aren't any signs of some upside potential and he draws a tough post at the 7F distance and after 3 straight mounts with top echelon riders he gets only an average at best rider in Velez

4  Autism Warrior

3  Posty

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Miss Tokyo   cut back in distance from 9F to 8F should be a plus for this filly who just ran her lifetime best in her 1st turf route race.......in that race she ran an effort that is about 2L better than par......good post - good grass rider - good grass trainer.......a superfecta of reasons to consider this filly

3  Tagline   not the best of trips in this youngster's last but she did earn a Santucci fig that was still 2L less than our top choice earned.........but 1st time Mike Smith this afternoon hints this filly might be feeling awfully good.....lookout here if that is the case

7  Saving Sophie   funking looking ride by Smith in this girl's latest endeavor (in fact Smith was off the board all weekend of the 22nd of Feb - arthritis flaring up? back pain? too much late night activity? for the amazing but aging rider).........toss out the 22nd Feb race......back to Van Dyke (young and durable) who owns 4 2nd place finishes on this four old old.......can you spell rebounds

9  Madison Parc

6  Dipping In

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 20 March 2020

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Not crazy about the card as the track surface is difficult to predict today. Saturday's card looks very good handicapping wise. Hope Santa Anita stays open as they might get quite the handle with most tracks closed and many folks looking for something to do. If it does close we will cover Golden Gate. If it closes Oaklawn is next in line and following that Gulfstream Park. Stay safe.  

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

(if the race is taken off of the turf: 5-2-6-1-3-11A-6)

2  Charging Home   only lifetime race was way back in September on the dirt at Lrc.......flashed some solid speed thru the 1/2 and then cashed it in.........work regiment is good as is her grass pedigree.........especially like her latest drill which was put in only 4 days ago and was a bullet (best of 18 5F work at Slr)........feeling great when it counts the most

5  Trouville

6  Prance

1  Tiger's Princess

3  Down Home

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Buyback   trainer is having a strong meeting and might add to his 25% win total here with this consistent filly........Bonde is 9 for his last 27 with the sprint-route-sprint maneuver which is the case this afternoon

5  Your Royal Coil   on the improve with each and every start and I like the the connections don't get too ambitious with their filly and places her where her chances of winning are realistic

1  Boolicious   laid up since May but fits just fine if she is ready fresh off of the bench.......the fact that she is up for a tag suggests this is not a tune-up as she likely would have been put in a protected race........if there is some moisture in the track that should be a plus for her

 

race 3    average clarity

(if the race is taken off of the turf: 3-2-7-9-5-4)

3  J Z My Man   Baffert 1ster finished up his a.m. preparation with a best of 214 bullet 4F work only 4 days ago........colt is brilliantly bred to take to the turf.......plenty of speed in his works so look for him to go after the lead and be one tough cookie thru-out

2  Ka'nah

7  Whirl Candy

9 AE  Much More Halo  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

5  Duplicity

4  Champers

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Raneem   all three lifetime races for this Baffert filly on the Santa Anita dirt fit solidly in this spot........if she has remained the same she should be tough but I am a bit concerned that she doesn't have one listed work since her latest run 3 weeks ago

5  Bochim  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  dangerous looking prolonged work regiment for this Victor Garcia 1st time starter........and she shows some signs that she owns some early speed.......that would come in handy in this abbreviated sprint race of only 5 1/2 furlongs

1  Enriched by Deb  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACEnot much play on the board for this Baltas MC50K yet he put in a decent effort.......should fit today if he builds on the race which might have been a "needed" run

6  Enchanting Moon

2  Lucky Daughter

 

race 5    average clarity

(if the race is taken off of the turf: 7-5-6-3-2-4)

7  Y Not Sizzle   yet to grab the lead at any call of her 11 career starts classifies her as a "hanger"........but might not hang today down the stretch as many will be tiring when push comes to shove especially considering she is a four year old facing mostly three year old runners........big difference for a three year old in March to face older at 9F than say 8F........good to see Rispoli stay up for a 3rd straight time

6  Warren's Empress    

2  Kissable U

3  Rose's Crystal

5  Slew South

 

race 6    way below average clarity

4  Fair Lucky   like the cut back in distance as this filly flattens out late past today's 6F distance.......four year old is by far at her best on conventional dirt (6 1 1 3 1)........might get the garden spot behind the 1 and the 5 who might press each other

5  Spectacular   Jerry Wallace just claimed this improving mare who has something to prove racing as far as 6F.........but........if she handles the distance she looks good in this spot if she can grab the lead as the other speed (the 1 horse) gives in when she doesn't get it.......trainer is 1 for 1 at the meeting

3  Todos Santos   consistent closer is trying to return off of only 6 days rest.......not sure if she can handle the ridiculously short turn around (should be a rule against it for horse safety sake)........fits well if she can

 

race 7    average clarity

(if the race is taken off of the turf: 2-4-7-3-5)

8  Liar Liar   believe latest was nothing more than a tune-up........if so this Baltas colt should be very tough here especially on a grass course that should have some give to it.......jock upgrade to boot

2  West Sider

9  K P All Systems

3  Commander

6  Last Opportunity

 

race 8    average clarity

9  War Watch  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  this MC50K for Cal-breds has four that have started and outside of our 2nd selection none of them seem very formidable........this 1st timer is working solidly albeit at Lrc especially his latest drill........trainer starts very few 1st timers but he is quite dangerous when he does.......should go off a decent price

5  Equipo A   three year old gelding blew a loose lead in his improved 2nd start but it made sense that he did as he set a fast quarter and did so too close to a dull inside.......if he gets a track that is conducive to speed he might get loose and wire

4  War Maker   hard not to use Dean Pederson these days as he is red hot.........his first timer is training well enough to be ready........and.......over the years Pederson has done decently with MC 1st timers even when he wasn't doing that well overall

6  Very Irish

7  My Super Mario

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 8 March 2020

Decent card to finish off the weekend.

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

5  Goalie   3 of 4 lifetime races on the grass fit fine in this spot and this colt should get a nice ground saving trip for most of the way........Prat taking the call for the 1st time hints this D'Amato colt has held form

3  Pure Carmine   went off at 78 to 1 in his MSW debut so that suggests Drysdale didn't have him all that cranked up but yet he showed plenty of life in his debut where he had a bad trip.........trainer is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters.........pedigree to handle another furlong of turf today is very solid

8  I'm Leaving You   very similar to our top selection as this three year old went off at 75 to 1 and showed life in the stretch despite a bad trip........mostly placed lower than our 2nd choice because he has been away for 4 months whereas our 2nd pick returns off of short rest

7  Heywoods Beach

1  Cool Runnings

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Afternoon Heat   very consistent Knapp colt has never missed the board in 8 starts and he appears to have a great spot here as there should be one fast pace up front to flatter his off pace style.......trainer is having one of his better SA meetings in quite some time

1  Gate Speed   Rosario looks like he took this gelding over our top choice (but do take note that Rosario's agent got his other rider Rispoli to ride our top pick-a-rue) but this four year old who appears to need the lead to win has other speed challengers outside of him.......but then again the abbreviated 5 1/2F sprint distance should help him last when push comes to shove in late stretch

3  Fratelli   crushed his competition in his debut (loose gate to wire) which was at the MC20K level and he was claimed by Mark Glatt........his new connections have had to wait 4 months to get him back to the races but Glatt is dynamite getting sprinters to run their best off of layoffs........Cedillo needs to avoid a suicidal speed duel as the 1 & 2 also have speed.......like his chances if he does

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Tiz Love   price shot is training exceptionally well for his 1st race in three months.......acts like a horse who appreciated a break after not getting one for a long time..........1st ever at 7F but the extended sprint distance might be a plus as he has earned decent figs running in route races.......that and he catches a soft looking open 10K claiming race

7  Papa Turf   the fact that Miller claimed a nine year old makes me think he believes the elder statesman must be relatively free of the many aches and pains a nine year old copes with........that and the crafty trainer realizes that "Papa" does his best running on the SA dirt

3  Shades of Victory   quite the drop down so you have to be a bit skeptical how this gelding's physical condition is right now........but.......with all the scrutiny of the horses these days I am less skeptical than I was in the past

1  Boy Howdy

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Colonial Creed   away from the game since 26 May but has run well fresh in the past.......very consistent when competing in one mile grass races.........Baltas filly has been facing better.......best grass rider to date in Rosario........solid gate horse should get great position on or near the lead........hard not to like

4  Dogtag   filly sure has the credentials to take down this affair but two things might be working against this Stakes winning turf filly........world's best turf trainer Chad Brown had this girl and Richard Mandella (fabulous in his own right) is only 1 for his last 23 the 1st out after he takes over a given horse.......dangerous but maybe a little over-bet

3  Bodhicitta   double barrel action for Richard Baltas as he also trains our top choice........filly is a perfect two for two racing at today's one mile turf distance at SA on firm turf........solid work tab......mostly placed as low as 3rd pick because the race shape seems to work against her late running style

7  Lakerball

5  Don't Blame Judy

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Pasito   lifetime best and a strong fit here was the only time this filly raced on the SA dirt she ran her lifetime best race (by far).......repeat of the race sure would be tough here if of course she can run as well around two turns which she should with a good route for it........and when Kruljac has legged up newcomer Rispoli his stock for the most part has been "very live"

2  Manresa   both lifetime route races are par like for today's MC20K.........filly would easily have been top choice but the trainer's 0 for his last 34 with runners returning off of 45 to 90 day layoffs is rather glaring

3  Kirsch Truffle   Miller four year old filly will need to build off of her latest as she earned a dull fig even taking into account some trouble.......maybe she will move forward with 1st time Prat and getting to run off of short rest for the 1st time in her career

6  Suezaaana

7  Vannavanna Bo Bana

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Media Blitz   bad trips in all three lifetime grass races.......mega rider upgrade in jocks today.........handles the 9F distance when many in here might not.......should be very tough to beat if this colt holds his form

4  Frasard   three year old colt had a brutal start to his race in his latest - toss it out........race two back at today's 9F distance he dueled in an unsustainable set of fractions and rightly tired.......might be loose here and if van Dyke can slow him down he might go.....................all....................the...................way

2  Capo Mafioso   no play on the board in dirt MSW debut at 12 to 1 (in a 4 horse field) and ran up the track.........returns 20 days later in a route turf race and look who is up - Mr Rosario........and when Baltas puts up Rosario in a grass race you better take note

1  Ekklesia

8  Cosmo

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Donna Veloce   best credentials in this Grade 3 by far.......Prat knows this three year old filly well being up for all three lifetime starts.......runs well on or off the lead..........easy to put on top

2  Gidgetta   nice move forward in her 2nd lifetime start and an improved work tab since the 20 Jan win to graduate.........trainer is awfully good at getting a given horse to go a route of ground for the 1st time.........Rosario stays put.........dangerous sort

3  Speech   big race in 2nd lifetime start........so.......expecting this filly to move forward 2nd out after a break today.........trainer is solid 1st time he sends a horse long.......but.......pedigree for a route isn't the hottest........somethings gotta give

 

race 8    average clarity

7  Successandsurpass   away since 30 November but his work regiment hints he is ready to roll fresh off of the bench.......both lifetime races at today's one mile turf distance are strong and one of them (4 races back) is disguised by a brutal trip........Prat is up for the 1st time and over the last two months when Prat teams up with Baltas it has led to three wins with the other two hitting the board

6  Coast of Roan   just fired his lifetime best off of relatively short rest of 28 days.........other lifetime win came off of 22 days rest .........so 22 days rest since his latest appears to be a plus........Rispoli stays put for a 3rd straight race to out if it is a "plus"

8  Dark Prince   won his last race and 1st on the grass when last seen in October of 2018 for fun.......returns as a 1st time gelding with your typical strong work regiment for Baffert.......dangerous sort

1  Southern King

5  The Street Fighter

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 7 March 2020

It has been awhile since Santa Anita had a 12 race card with many sizable fields. Sunday's eight race card has quite a few as well.

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   average clarity

1  Wine At Sunset   exits a key race where this filly broke a little slow and was rank some costing her 2 or 3 lengths......trainer Eric Kruljac is having a strong meeting and he just got his filly to put in what might be her best preparatory drill to date........dangerous sort and at a price

6  Colombian Gold   race lacks speed and this filly has some and gets quite the rider upgrade to Flavien Prat........that and MSW to MC and 2nd time Peter Miller are strong stats for the ever dangerous trainer who is winning at a 30% clip at the 2019/20 SA meeting

3  I Give Up   wide trips in this girl's last two races hides how well this filly has been running.......new jock today and with three improved drills put in since her last which was run on 7 Feb and her latest work was only 3 days ago and at 5F.......should be tough

10  Danceformunny

9  Flamigo Bay

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Candy Fury   solid forward move to his lifetime best in this colt's latest with 1st time blinkers and 1st time Rispoli.......and just what you want to see following a lifetime top as improved a.m. work.......that and the cut back from 7F to 6 1/2F appears to be a plus

4  Believe Now   very expensive purchase (1.4 million) draws Rosario for his MSW debut.........copious works and some of them quite strong........and with hints of some speed.......trainer is only 6 % with his last 65 MSW 1st timers but might up that win % today

8  Moon Mischief   lifetime best was run last fall in his 3rd lifetime start.......so......3rd start following a break seems dangerous especially with a much improved set of preparatory works........like the switch to bug boy Velez and his 5 lbs break as he has looked good on this maiden in the past

2  American Code

7  Beachcombing

 

race 3    below average clarity

8  Rocking Redhead  sure like this youngster's pedigree for a turf sprint.........Baltas has put in copious drills into this filly in preparation for today's MSW debut..........and he gets Rosario to accept the mount which might be more significant than it normally is as the outstanding rider likely had many opportunities to ride others because of the size of this field

3  New Drama   no action on the board in her MSW debut (15 to 1 in only a 6 horse field) hinting she wasn't all that cranked up or meant and yet she ran rather well in a one mile turf route......like the cut back in distance and the only two times that Yakteen has put up Van Dyke over the last couple of months his horses have been "live"

10  Woke Up to Aces   good speed in her MSW debut which was the 1 Feb. version of this 5 1/2 furlong grass race......4F bullet speed work since hints this filly exited the race in good shape......not out of the widow picture by any means with a small forward move which seems doable

9  Affianced

6  Stopped Raining  (should be over 50 to 1)

4  Sapphire Silk

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Roadster   colt needs a rebound and one appears to be forthcoming today........powerful work tab even by Baffert standards and back to Mike Smith whose record on this colt is eye popping compared to other riders (5 3 1 1) vs (5 0 1 0).......that and colt seems best racing on the SA surface

2  Flagstaff   ultra consistent sort despite having only 10 lifetime starts at the age of six........Espinoza has fit him well as has the SA main track.....owns a nice stalking style.......not out of the win picture by any means......pun intended

1  Manhattan Up   decent shot a fast pace can occur and if it does this colt wouldn't be impossible to upset the field as he is quite consistent at SA when sprinting.......his fig earned in his latest is par like for today's higher level and was at 7F

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Got Stormy   Mark Casse sure has had this mare very ready when she faces the guys like today.........one win and two seconds in three races and like today the races were Grade 1 affairs.......back to back powerful preparatory grass works supports the notion Casse has his five year old mare razor sharp......hard not to like

1  True Valor   quite the grass rider upgrade today (from one that struggles when riding in S Cal to one that does not) for this Callaghan six year old who will likely sit close to the front end in this race that seems to favor those that do

2  River Boyne   did not see the rebound coming from this horse in his latest where he won quite easily in a Grade 3.......like him today if he builds on the effort as he likes to sit close to the lead and not only should that occur but as mentioned above should favor those that do as the likely fractions being set should be very reasonable

8  Frontier Market

5  Sellwood

 

race 6    above average clarity

3  Gamine   extremely weak looking foes for this Baffert MSW debut runner (1.8 million at sale - yikes) to deal with......and her a.m. work sure seems strong enough to deal with a good field little lone a weak one.......hard not to place on top

2  Reem   par like MSW debut back on 20 January for this Bafert filly......works since suggest she will fire a similar effort.......but if her barn mate runs like I think she will she likely will need to do better than "a similar effort" today

 

race 7    average clarity

10  Beguiled   responded to ample time off in her latest in a big way and D'Amato shows patience and gives it to his three year old filly once again.......and in the interim he has put a solid 5 work series into his nicely developing filly.......blinkers on for today which usually I dislike following a strong win for a given horse......but not when the trainer is the D'A.......should be in the mix from the get go in an affair that does not have that much speed signed up

4  Stela Star   on the improve with each and every race last summer/fall in Ireland.........been away since 19 October but she is working as if she is extremely meant and ready for her 1st U S of A run........the fact Rosario takes the mount supports the notion

3  "Bella Vita"   sprint-sprint-route scenario for this Cal-bred filly who has run two consecutive strong 5 1/2 furlong grass races.......pedigree for a route is decent......Prat could have been aboard others in here but stays put........connections might get a taste of the "good life" following this race

11  Warren's Showtime

9  Croughavouke

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Storm the Court   won the B C Juv. last fall at 45 to 1 and the effort was no fluke as his number earned was quite a bit better than most of the B C Juv races run over the years.........colt had his sprint prep........should be ready to roll.......nothing against Prat but I like the switch to Rosario (for a dirt route at least)

4  Authenic   solid win in his latest with an 8L win in a G3 at Santa Anita........and he has been able to put in 8 works since the 5 Jan race........should be in the mix from the get go and tough as nails thru-out for Baffert and company

2  Honor A. P.   brilliant effort/time when last seen on 13 October and the race was at SA.......if Shirreffs gets similar from him today off of the 5 month layoff he has as good a shot as anyone of visiting the circle of joy this afternoon

5  Thousand Words

 

race 9    average clarity

1  She's Our Charm   much better post for this highly competitive four year old filly who ran a strong Santucci fig in her latest where she predictably got caught wide having to deal with the 9 post........seems likely to get a nice mid pack or stalk position saving ground thru turn one......and that my friends in more than 1/2 the battle

3  Courteous   race two back at 9F is too far for her.......tried to rate in her next start and that didn't work........race three back is very strong where she opened up a lead and 1/16th further than today........look for Cedillo to send today........dangerous front end potential

4  Heathers Grey   by far at her best racing on the SA turf at today's one mile turf distance.........and she should have enhanced endurance following a 12 furlong grass race.......Gryder knows her well and has solid history riding her......hard not to like

6  Muchly

12  Peter's Kitten

8  Lavender

 

race 10    average clarity

4  Gift Box   has been facing tougher horses and loves the SA main track with 3 wins and a 2nd in 2 G1 races and 2 G2 races........likes ample time between starts and gets it today......should be one tough cookie

5  Midcourt   last two races are par like efforts for today's tougher level and the race 2 back is hidden in it's strength........but.......he will likely need his lifetime best to conquer our top choice or have our top pick falter a little

7  Hofburg   solid late running Bill Mott invader likely will need our top two to knock heads early and often and tire each other out enough to get this five year old up in time from far out of it.......stranger things have happened

8  Endorsed

1  Multiplier

 

race 11   below average clarity

3  Quick   slightly tardy start and ran a bit too wide or would have won her 1st start in the USA.......she really finished fast hinting she exited her race in good shape........like her chances today is that is the case.......Rosario staying put also supports the idea she has held form or might be even sharper

5  Grinningeartoear   Koriner filly is a perfect 2 for 2 at the 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint distance..........she should get a nice stalk ground saving trip as the 10, 11 & 12 all are speed horses and likely will be all out to clear by or on the turn which should make for some fast fractions......if that is what transpires this gal might be in the drivers seat

7  Anonymously   Cedillo might have gotten off our 2nd choice to ride this Cerin filly so if that is the case this filly is likely feeling good......and like our 2nd choice she mid get a nice stalk position behind a fast pace

4  Tijori

10  Queen of the Track

 

race 12    average clarity

3  Ziyanair   only two races run on the dirt with the blinkers off are par like efforts and his latest which was at 1 1/16 is somewhat hidden by a wide trip........good post to work with for Geovanni who gets the mount for the 1st time.......he should sit no worse than 2 wide on the 1st turn with the two runners lined up inside of him rather slow early

7  Rough Ride   trainer is quite often dangerous "1st at a route" and that is the case for this gelding's 2nd lifetime start today.........works sure stand out here especially the solid back to back to back 6F works........should be a nice price

1  Speakerofthehouse   last route race at 1 1/16 is decent and disguised in it's strength......one mile dirt race 2 back is better.......might be the surest to hit the board but as far as winning is concerned that might be a different matter as he appears to be a hanger of sorts......fifth different rider in a row gets a shot in Umberto Rispoli

4  Constitutionaffair

5  The Easy Way

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