Santa Anita has a Jackpot carryover of $22,547 for Saturday

The Racing Digest is now available for Saturday!

14 Oct 17:   After any scratches:  2nd race double hit COLD $19.00. 2nd race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $86.20. 3rd race exacta hit COLD $13.00. 4th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $231.00. 6th race pick 4 was 2nd, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,936.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $34.60

9 Oct 17:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 3rd pick $166.20. 1st race 2nd, long-shot play, 4th pick paid a trifecta of $414.80. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top paying $115.00. 4th race exacta was top pick, 3rd pick $25.40. 6th race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $2,554.40. 6th race trifecta was 2nd, top, long-shot play paying $381.00. 7th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd to pay $553.60. 9th race superfecta box of 5 picks paid #1,462.80.

6 Oct. 17:   After any scratches: 2nd race top choice won and paid $53.80 to win. 2nd race top choice over next two choices paid a trifecta of $596.20. (Top choice with 3rd choice exacta was $183.60.) 2nd race double hit COLD for $133.00. 2nd race pick 4 was top, top, 4th, 4th pick for $7,380.20. (pick 3 was $1,869.60). 7th race tri box of 4 givens picks $448.00. 8th race tri box of 5 given picks $1,573.00.

16 Sept 17:   After any scratches: Our top choice won 5 of the 9 races including a $59.40 top choice winner in the nightcap 9th. 2nd race double & exacta both hit COLD $8.00 & $8.60. 7th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for $268.20. 8th race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $93.40 9th race our top choice over our other 5 picks paid a Super High Five for $1 of $14,447.80. 9th race top pick winner over our next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $2,236.80. 9th race top pick winner over our next two picks paid a trifecta of $929.80. 

26 August 17:   Bombs away at Del Mar. Again!   1st race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $326.00. 5th race 4th pick, top pick exacta $52.80. 5th race pick 6 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $47,031.80. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $121.80. 6th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $260.20. 7th race pick 4 was 2nd choice, 2nd choice, top choice, top choice for $2,218.80! 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $72.60. 8th race exacta box of top two picks $41.60. 9th race double hit COLD $56.00. 10th race top pick ($15.20) over other 5 given picks paid a $1 super high five of $2,312.00. $2 superfecta paid $2,497.00)  I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

20 August 17:   Gave two long-shot consideration plays on Sunday and the one in the fifth won as the highest shot on the board and paid $79.80 $30.20 $10.80. The other one in the 6th ran 3rd again as the highest shot on the board (43 to 1) and paid $14.00 to show. 3rd race pick 3 was 2nd choice, 4th choice, Long-shot play for $1,442.80. 5th race Long-shot play over the other 4 picks paid a trifecta of $2,277.40 

16 August 2017:   After any scratches:   5th race exacta HIT ICE COLD $201.20. 5th race pick 4 was top, 4th, top, top pick for $11,879.00. 5th race pick 3 top, 4th, top pick $2,204.80. 6th race 4th pick 2nd pick exacta $296.00. 8th race exacta HIT ICE COLD $81.60. 8th race top choice over other 5 givens picks paid a super high five of $4,913.00. 

13 August:   After any scratches: Top choice won 4 races, ran 2nd in 4 races, and 3rd in the other race of the 9 race card. 1st race exacta was 4th pick, top pick $70.60. 3rd race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for $58.40. 3rd race trifecta HIT ICE COLD $104.60. 4th race trifecta also HIT ICE COLD $213.80. 8th race 2nd pick, top pick (who went at odds of 21 to 1) exacta paid $114.00. Quinella paid $73.20.  

9 August 17:   Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights section" but noteworthy. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $421.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 4th, 2nd, 3rd, top, top, 4th pick $10,021. 5th race pick 4 was 3rd, top, top, 4th pick for $1,016.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $23.00. 6th race double also hit COLD $46.40.

5 August 17:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick $1,810.40. 3rd race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $44.20. 5th race pick 6 was 3rd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 5th pick $29,915.00. 6th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $108.40. 6th race double hit COLD $21.00. 8th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $52.60. 10th race fifty cent trifecta box of 6 given picks (a 60 dollar investment) paid $1,027.95.

2 August 17:   Bombs away again at Del Mar:  2nd race trifecta hit COLD $30.80. 3rd race top pick, long-shot pick exacta $72.00. 5th pick 3 was 4th, top, 2nd pick $1,071.00. 5th race pick 4 was 4th, top, 2nd, top pick for $3,185.40. 5th race tri box of 4 given picks $205.80. 7th race tri box of top 3 picks $135.60. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $277.00. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $$54.40. 8th race top choice over the next 4 picks paid a superfecta of $2,488.00. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

29 July 17:  Bombs away at Del Del Mar! After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, 3rd selection for $6,098.60. 2nd race and 3rd race exacta box of top two picks paid $23.60 &  $21.20 respectively. 5th race superfecta box of 5 given selections paid $2,514.20 (finishing order was 3rd, top, 2nd, long-shot pick). 7th race box of top 2 picks paid an exacta of $75.40. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $837.60. 9th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $28.00.

21 July 17:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $6,543.00. 1st race place pick 8 (7 of 8) HIT COLD for $291.80  for $1 . That folks is a 290 to 1 shot. 1st race trifecta was top, 4th, 2nd choice $136.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $39.80. 4th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick $693.00 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $77.80. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd pick for $823.20. 6th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $1,004.60. 7th race trifectat box of 3 given picks $179.40. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

19 July 17:   1st race 2nd and 3rd pick exacta $31.40. 4th race exacta hit COLD $9.40. 5th race box of top two picks exacta $16.20. 9th race double hit ICE COLD $62.40. 10th race our top choice over our other 5 given picks paid a superfecta of $3,839.00. (not too shabby considering nobody hit the Super High Five)

15 July 17:  After any scratches: 1st race box of 3 given picks paid a trifecta of $29.40.5th race exacta hit COLD $12.60. 5th race pick 3 hit COLD $61.40. 5th race pick 4 was top, top, top, 2nd pick for $428.00. 8th and final race box of top two picks exacta $15.20, box of top 3 picks trifecta $83.60, box of top 4 picks superfecta $185.20.

8 July 17:  After any scratches our top choice won 5 races and 2nd choice won 3 races and 3rd choice won one race in a 9 race card. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD for $118.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, top, 2nd pick for $447.00. 2nd race COLD pick 3 was $27.40. 3rd race exacta hit COLD for $21.20. 6th race exacta was top pick, 4th pick $79.60. 7th race top pick (22 to 1) ran 2nd to our 3rd pick paying an exacta of $79.60. 

6 July 17:  Nice opening day at Los Alamitos:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 2nd pick for $2,422.20. 1st race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick $102.40. 3rd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $595.00. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 4th, 2nd, 3rd, top, top pick for $11,747.40. (5 of 6 paid $719.20) 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 4th, top, top pick for $1,012.60. 5th exacta box of top two picks $27.60. 7th race double hit COLD $54.00. 8th race trifecta was top pick over 4 other given picks for $589.00.

2 July 17:   Not the kind of day that will be placed in our "Highlights" archive but noteworthy. Top choice won 6 of the 9 races and our lone longshot play for the day lost by the smallest on noses in the 8th as the highest shot on the board and paid $17.20 to place. 5th race trifecta hit COLD for $49.40. Hit 3 straight pick 3's COLD starting in race 3 for $15.80, $34.40 and $61.60. Hit two exacta's COLD. 9th race exacta hit COLD $14.20

30 June 17:   4th race exacta was top pick, 4th pick $58.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $253.00. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $70.40. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd choices for $923.60. 5th race pick 4 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 6th pick for $4,488.80. 6th race box of top choices paid an exacta of $80.00. 7th race box of top two picks paid an exacta of $54.00.

BELMONT DAY SPECIAL PUB:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was quite the overlay considering race 5 was a free square with Songbird. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd. top pick $799.00. 2nd race box of top two pick paid an exacta of $19.20. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick $59.50. 5th race pick 3 hit COLD for $51.50. 5th race top pick over other 3 picks superfecta $93.40. 6th race exacta HIT COLD $42.00  5th race pick 3 was top, top 4th pick for $270.00. 12th race top choice paid $34.00 to win and the top pick, 4th pick exacta was $256.00. 13th and final race a superfecta box of top 4 (of 5 picks) selections paid a superfecta of $7,032.00.

4 June 17:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $770.20. 3rd race exacta hit COLD $12.00. (trifecta was top, 2nd, long-shot play for $107.20. 4th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $74.60. 6th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $389.00. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $79.60. 8th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $26.00 

29 May 17:   4th race pick 6 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 2nd pick for $18,250.00. 5th race exacta hit COLD $7.80. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 4th pick for $1,120.00. 7th race 2nd pick, to pick exacta $23.40. 8th race 4th pick, 2nd pick exacta $305.20. 9th race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $246.40. And in the 9th race nobody hit the Super High Five but if you had boxed our 6 selections you would have hit the SHF for $31K.  A costly investment for sure but the $720 spent is similar to serious investment going after the pick 6. (10 cent superfecta paid $728 at a cost of only $36). 

28 May 17:   4th race pick 6 was top, 2nd, top, 3rd, top, 4th choice for $35,510.40. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $145.20. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $103.60. 9th race $1 Super High Five box of 5 given selections paid $2,960.70. 

13 May 17:  Top choice won 4 of the 9 races ($5.20, $11.20, $3.20, $25.20). 3rd race 3rd choice, top choice exacta $25.60. 4th race exacta hit COLD $11.40. 6th race top pick over next two picks paid a trifecta of $146.20. 8th race double hit COLD $53.40. Bombs away in the 9th race: Top selection over our other 5 picks paid a superfecta of $50,752.40. (10 cent superfecta $2,537) Trifecta was $4,424.00.

28 April 2017:  1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $2,225.80. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $24.60 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $309.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd. top, top pick for $3,355.40. 5th race top pick over other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $87.60. 6th race pick 4 was top, 2nd, top, top pick for $353.40. 6th race top pick over other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $78.40. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $624.80. 8th race double hit COLD $36.60

23 April 2017:   Top selection won last 5 races. 2nd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $675.80 5th race pick 3 hit COLD $89.40. 5th race exacta also hit COLD $10.20. (top choice over the other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $115.20). 6th race pick 4 hit COLD $291.00. 7th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $83.80. 8th race exacta hit COLD $6.20. 9th race exacta hit COLD $19.40. 

16 April 17:  1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 3rd, top choice for $1,868.20. 6th race exacta hit COLD $18.20

15 April 2017:   Nice returns in the 4 races covered (7 thru 10) at Keeneland. Pick 4 was 2nd, top, 5th, top choice for $3,395.40. 9th race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $1,229.20. 10th race Grade 1 exacta hit COLD for $31.20. Only top choice winner in the 4 Stakes races covered at Oaklawn came in the 11th where Classic Empire paid $5.80 to win. 

24 March 17:  1st race trifecta top pick over the other 3 picks $61.20. 3rd race exacta hit cold $13.40. 3rd race pick 6 was top, 2nd, top, top, 3rd, top pick for $16,193.40. 5th race trifecta hit cold $97.80. 5th race pick 4 was top, top, 3rd, top pick for $1,532.20.  7th race superfecta box of 4 given selections $1,090.20. 8th race our top selection over our other 5 picks paid a superfecta of $1,588.00  NOTE: 2nd straight day top selection won 5 of the 8 races. 

19 March 17:  2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 2nd, top, top pick for $836.60. 2nd race pick 3 was 4th, 2nd, top pick $505.60. 3rd race trifecta box of 3 given picks paid $113.00. 4th race superfecta top choice over the other four picks paid $2,523.00. 4th race pick 3 hit COLD for $45.60. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $25.00.

18 March 17:   1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 4th, top choice for $32,917.80 (50 cent payoff was $8,229.45.) 2nd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $44.20 4th race 4th pick, top pick exacta $214.00. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $69.60. 5th race top choice over other 3 given choices trifecta paid $324.00.

12 March 17:  After any scratches our top selection won 6 of the 9 races and our 3rd selection won the other 3 races. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, 3rd pick for $869.40. 1st race exacta hit COLD $19.40. 4th race pick 6 was top, 3rd, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $3,035.40. 6 race pick 4 was top, 3rd, top, top pick $233.80. 7th race tri. box of top 3 picks $71.00. 8th race double hit COLD 33.40. 8th race trifecta was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $319.20. 

11 March 17:   On a day when the average field size was a little over 9 per race one of our selections won every race and that was on a day that nobody hit the pick 6. Our pick 6 sequence was 3rd, top, 4th, 4th, top, top pick. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, top pick $309.60. 1st race exacta was 3rd pick, 2nd pick $64.60. 3rd race trifecta hit COLD $43.40. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $919.60. 6th race 3rd pick, top pick double paid $84.80. 7th race top, 4th pick exacta $68.40, 8th race pick 4 was 4th, 4th, top, top selection for $5,375.80. 10th race exacta and double both hit COLD paying $11.00 & $12.00 respectively. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing! 

10 March 17:  Top choice won 5 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 2 others and 3rd in the other. Trifecta box of top 3 selections hit the trifecta in 4 of the 8 races. 3rd race pick 6 was 3rd, 3rd, top, top, top, top pick for $4,313.60. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given horses $176.80. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $226.00. 5th race pick 4 HIT ICE COLD ($4.20, $3.60, $9.00, $9.80) for $207.80. 7th race exacta HIT COLD for $43.20. 7th race double HIT COLD for $60.20.

16 Jan 17:  Bombs away at Santa Anita! After and scratches: In races 2 thru 9 the top selection won 3 races (including a 22 to 1 shot in the 4th) and the 2nd selection won the other 5 races. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,706.20. 3rd race top pick over our 3 other given picks paid a superfecta of $493.00. 3rd race double hit COLD for $122.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $357.20. 6th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick $56.20. 7th race pick 3 was all 2nd choices for $94.80. 9th race exacta box of top two picks paid $53.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm by brian · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Santa Anita for Friday 20 October 2017

OK race card at Santa Anita today. Let's call it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

8  Icy Street   horrid trip two back......toss it out.......last is solid and disguised by about 3.5 lengths of trip trouble.....only lost by a head forr the win in a one mile turf race.......9F of grass to negotiate is a ? mark but he acts like he will handle the added distance

3  Indoctrination   not my favorite turf rider that's for sure but on the other hand one good turf trainer at the helm......blinkers on and in a race lacking speed.....Garcia should be able to sit close to the front and save ground at least thru turn one......and that my friends is more than 1/2 the battle in most grass route races

4  Acker   dull fig in her last her 1st on the sod but it likely is not a true measurement of how well she ran as she sat too far off of a pedestrian pace...... the kind of pace that does not produce a legit useful fig.......and yet she sure closed the best in the field down the stretch........1st time Stevens today

5  Malibu Music

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Jenna's Faith   2 for 3 at the distance on "fast" rated dirt and both races were at SA........drop makes sense as it is only 4K less than the connections claimed this mare for......and.......if she wins and they lose her she still turns a decent profit

5  Magical Lucy   3 yr old filly is (3 2 1 0) when she has run from off of the pace.......just claimed by Treece and he shows plenty of confidence in his newbie stepping her up multiple levels....and a positive sign Solis rides thru the claim

4  Rizzi's Honors   Miller 4 yr old filly seemingly must have contact to the front to win......failed to get that in her last.......drops some today for her 2nd out following the claim......new jock Tyler Conner needs to put the pedal to the metal right out of the gate

7  Tuscany Beauty

 

race 3    above average clarity

2  Swirling   won her MC debut which was down the hill.......then she had a bad trip (broke slow - ran wide - checked a length in the stretch) in a 5F grass alw race at Dmr and still won....very impressive visually.......2 for 2 and both were run "fresh".......8 weeks fresh today

1  Tillie's Lily   2 for 2 to start her career with both races run in Florida at GP......one in the slop at 5F and one on the turf at 5F where she displayed brilliant early speed....won both races pulling away from the field at the wire.......trainer Jonathan Thomas is winning at a 33% clip in 2017 and basically has just as a high win % with shippers....gets Prat to ride....plenty of potential here

4  Sturdy One   seems likely to stalk our 2nd choice and if the invader doesn't take to the hill he might be in the driver's seat turning for home and with one red-hot turf rider in Nakatani

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Mister Mojo   MSW debut run 2 back fits fine final time wise for today's lower MC50K level....then in his 2nd start he dueled in fast fractions and rightfully and predictably tired.....decent chance to get loose today....and loose vs. softer foes

7  Psychedelicat   all three SA sprint races fit well at today's lower level.....seems like an overdue drop but this colt is very well prepared in the a.m......hinting.......Hollendofer and company aren't messing around at today's MC50K level where they might lose this three year old at the claiming box

2  Street to Indy   decent when competing in dirt sprints.....away since March but returns at the lowest level of his life suggesting that this is not a tune-up........that and he went for less at sale than today's claiming price

8  Carey

 

 

race 5    average clarity

10  Knowitallhousewife   last two racing endeavors fit and they were the only two races with Adam Kitchingman as the trainer........that and the filly just put in a strong best of 57 bullet work at Slr in preparation for today........should be in the mix from the get go

7  Chay Up and Away   Puglisi/Aquirre used to be a dangerous combo but that hasn't been the case in 2017.......trainer is 2 for 24 and the rider is 3 for 105 this year so no wonder they have done little as a team in 2017.........two decent looking MC50K races to start career.....drops to the bottom for today....claim me please.....or.....we want the winning feeling back.......we shall see

4  Shady Love   laid up since 5 May following two decent MSW races at the minor LA circuit.......returns with a new trainer and smartly placed at the bottom MC level at LA's major circuit track......10 lbs bug boy up....blinkers on.....kid might really fly early and never look back

9  Gypsy Treasure

Long-shot consideration:   1  Solar Corona   on the improve one baby step at a time.....last at 1/2 furlong less fits.....low % rider when competing at the "big" tracks but he knows (and has ridden) this filly well

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Saltini  1st time blinkers and 1st time turf in last led to a solid race......and Elliot was up and back in August he was ice cold....he is not cold now as he has woken up in a big way this meeting......dangerous sort

4  Combat Zone   colt showed he can handle the 9F of turf in his latest where he made an impressive 4 wide move and nearly graduated losing by a head.....solid a.m. work since.......should have more endurance today coming off the 9F race and then working steadily......Prat wisely sticks around

7  Lucky Soul   poor trips in last two racing endeavors hides this one's ability......might be up for a top effort off of 2 months rest as the only time this colt ran off of 2 months rest he fired his lifetime best in a race back on 22 July

5  Cascade Rock

 

race 7    average clarity  

4  Axelrod   lone one mile dirt race (albeit run at Del Mar) was a solid win that fits very well if he is up to similar this afternoon on a new dirt surface

3  Psycho Dar   route pedigree is questionable for this Miyadi two-year old with two solid lifetime sprints under his belt.......and Miyadi is decent "1st at a route" and the 5 lbs weight break with the bug boy up should help the sprinter get the eight furlongs

2  Builder   last is solid (and also run at 8F) for today's higher level......but I doubt Sutherland will get a loose lead in this spot like she did before......seemingly will need to run as well without the lead this afternoon....see it about a 50/50 proposition that she will

 

race 8    below average clarity

2  Blossom Trail Mix   nice spin around the turf oval at odds of 68 to 1 in her MSW debut........Drysdale is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters......filly only needs about 4 or 5 more horse lengths of improvement......so.....if her debut was in fact nothing more than a muscle her up gimme she seems capable of making the needed forward move

7  Sunday Prophet   ran 2nd in her MSW which was on the grass at Del Mar at 5 furlongs......been absent since her 10 August debut but sure is working like she is ready for the new challenge of two turns of turf......she had a top grass rider in Desormeaux (not riding today at SA) for her debut and gets another one in Nakatani for her 2nd lifetime start

4  Causeforcommotion   3 2nd's and a 3rd in 4 MSW turf races since Roman took over the riding duties.......gets the 1st break since her debut as she raced with about 3 weeks between starts........gets two months and she is showing some good things in the a.m.......break might get more out of her......we shall see

6  Scandal

9  Bee Sweet

1  Queen of Troy

 

 

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:51 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Santa Anita for Thursday 19 October 2017

So so race card to start the new week of racing at Santa Anita.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Honor Maker   last 2 time this filly took back towards the rear of the field in route races she won both affairs and did so going away at the wire........sure seems tough if Baze elects to take back again

4  Zanab   seems at her best racing at today's distance of one mile (3 0 2 1).......likely to get a nice mid pack position in the race with what should be a lively pace up front........likes to hang but even the worst of "hangers" go on by when the race falls apart up front badly

2  Sassy Ashley   best at SA on the main track and all four of those races were at today's one mile distance.......with that said this filly still needs a rebound of sorts.......recent a.m. work is improved hinting she provide might one

1  Jill Madden

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Swiss Skimmer   nice awakening in her latest and her works since strongly suggest she exited the race in great shape.........and the step up of multiple levels supports the notion

3  Desert Madam   filly had one heck of a year in 2016...... vastly improved after the Bill Spawr claim in May of 2016.......2017 has been a different story so Spawr and is willing drop her precipitously......obviously she is not what she was but she has been freshened up and retains Stevens.....and she is racing at a distance (6 3 1 0) and surface (16 6 3 0) she appreciates

6  Sheswildnfree    consistent sort owns a strong stretch run and should sit in the rear of the field with little traffic and pick her spot to come motoring home.......and do so carrying 5 lbs less than everyone in the field with the bug boy up........dangerous sort

 

race 3    average clarity

6   Wishful Thinking   much-needed drop where her ability should be good enough to be part of the mix in the late stages of this conditioned claiming race,,,,,,,,,1st time Prat.......decent history racing off of approximately 2 months rest....and that is the case today

2  Lookinfordanger   five-year old mare seemingly needs the lead to win and should have only one potential challenger for it in the 7 horse.......and if the 7 runs as poorly on the sod as she did in her lone race on it this mare should be loose and dangerous

8  D' Platinum   still a maiden but this filly ran a par like grass race for today's given level the only time she raced on the lawn not wearing blinkers like today......and that race was her maiden debut where she went off at 38 to 1 hinting she wasn't all that cranked up.......new trainer and a rider upgrade......1st at a route is a question mark....but her pedigree to handle one seems adequate

4  Yaffe

 

race 4    below average clarity   

2  Callie Mesa   35 to 1 in an 8 horse field strongly suggests that the race was a gimme of sorts to muscle up and have this filly at full throttle for her drop into MC in her 2nd lifetime start......that and a rider upgrade.......believe all systems go

9  Streak of Luck   a makeover of sorts for today.....as in....1st time in maiden claiming......1st time wearing blinkers.......1st time without Van Dyke on her back.........two-year old filly exits an extremely key race where the three horse's that beat her all came back to win......come on 2 for 103 in 2017 Iggy P.

1  Bless the Cause   useful MSW debut and the race was against the boys.....dueled in decent pace considering the level and did so on a dull rail on closing day at Lrc.......same MC50K level but this time vs. her own sex........not out of the picture if she builds off of the effort

4  Bragging Rights

 

race 5    below average clarity

8  Fengari   colt has been working since July at regular intervals with only one gap of 17 days....and that gap is logical as he changed tracks from LA to SA.........Sadler gets Pratt to ride and the jock seemingly is the best on the grounds with 2-year-old turf horses.......1st timer appears ready to rock and roll

1  Eskimo Roses   trainer is doing well with 4 wins in 14 starts at the meeting........two year old gelding gives the grass a whirl for the 1st time and appears to own the best early gas in the field if he takes to the green carpet......pedigree for it is OK......good speed rider up in Maldonado

3  Scrambled   two year old colt has hit the track to work every 7 days dating back to 12 August and with a few impressive drills now and then........believe the D'A has this colt meant and ready for his MSW debut........but he legs up Garcia who is 0 for his last 35 on the sod with only 4 even hitting the board......he is a bit overdue I'd say

9  Bartlett Hall

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Just a Little Hope   three-year old filly has done little wrong in five lifetime starts and so far she has been at her very best in sprints.....2  for 2 at today's 6 1/2 furlongs....and both races were at SA and fit well at today's higher level....regular rider Gary Stevens wisely stays put

4  Avicii   William Morey just claimed and he has won 24 of his last 100 1st out following a claim.....and the trainer has had a good go of it in S Cal in 2017.....6 year old mare likes the SA surface (10 3 2 3).....and Prat has fit her extremely well in 2017 with a record of (7 3 2 2) on her......plenty to like

5  Bernina Star   last win and also her best number to date on the dirt came dirt route to dirt 6 1/2F sprint....that is today's scenario.....jock knows her well as this is Gonzo's 8th consecutive mount on her..........dangerous sort even for a trainer in Cassidy who is 0 for 15 at the meeting

6  Dis Smart Cat

 

race 7    average clarity   

5  Winemenow   trainer appears to be in "go mode" ......so......that makes the improved morning work for this filly more meaningful than it usually would racing off of 8 weeks rest today........1 for 3 on the hill and for the 1st time she gets a top-tier rider up in a hill race

3  How About Zero   might be a sprint prep turf race for bigger and better things down the road....... but....... if it isn't and this three year old filly who has already earned $200K handles her 1st down the SA hill she should be a major player here

7  Aflewency   three-year old filly won her only race on the majestic Santa Anita hill grass course and did it the lone time Gary Stevens was aboard.......Stevens being up again today hints she is "live" but her number earned down the hill wasn't much and she will likely need to better that effort this time around

6  Warrenscrystalized

 

race 8    below average clarity

4  Madelyn's Wild Max   nice wake up 1st out following the claim.....two reassuring works since the improved effort .....decent history competing at 5 1/2 or 6 furlongs.....6F today......if he can duplicate his last effort/energy he would have a good shot at taking down this race

3  Golden Atlantic   appears to be on a rebound of sorts.......if the up trend continues he should have as good a chance of any at getting to the circle on joy this afternoon

6  Royal F J   start number 102 and he is racing at the lowest level of his life today........15 0f 23 on the board on the SA main track.....so you would think he would be formidable today vs. easier having only been out of the money 8 times at SA

1  Brave Julian

7  Ajac

8  Hawk's Eyes

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 14 October 2017

I sure believe that this is a good race card as you can tell by the "clarity" ratings. Hope the racing surfaces play fair like they did yesterday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

4  Clifton Beach   should be able to get a nice ground saving trip close to or on the lead and with the successful bug boy and his 5 lbs weight break up.......believe this colt is doing well as he now is putting in 5F drills where as before he was working 4F....good sign of decent health and it should help his endurance

5  Tiz Indy  both lifetime races with the blinkers on and racing on fast tracks at SA fit fine here.....that and they were both run at today's 5 1/2F distance....such a deal

1  Sixes    3rd following the layoff and I like the rider change......seemingly the jock can get a nice mid pack ground saving trip in hopes the race collapses in front of him

7  Royal Seeker

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Campaigner   2 of his 3 lifetime races are a little better than par for the level......and par is a good thing unless of course you are a pro golfer.......that and I like the switch in jocks

6  Jump the Tracks   25 to 1 for a Jeff Mullins 1st time starter has tune-up written all over it and that more should occur today for this two-year old MSW colt........and Mr. Mullins has won with 8 of his last 40 2nd timers

8  Touchdown U S C   very impressive work tab can not be ignored despite a trainer who is only 1 for 19 in 2017......sure appears ready at 1st asking.....hope he lives up to his name

1  Smart Knows Smart

 

race 3    above average clarity

4  Braddock   nicely improved since the Hollendorfer claimed 3 races back......and his latest effort is somewhat disguised by racing wide up on the pace......that and I like the last 3 tightly spaced works....should by all wound up and ready to unwind

6  Make It a Triple   4-year-old gelding has been very consistent since adding blinkers with only one dull effort in 6 races......and his trainer has had a very solid 2017.....all that and he might get loose on the lead in this spot

2  Informality   good rider/trainer combo over the past year or so in Prat/Carava.....both are struggling some so far at the new meeting but might help out their cause with this four-year old coming off a brutal trip in a 5F grass race......seems at his best on the SA dirt and that is what he gets today

3  Fire to the Wire

 

race 4    above average clarity

1  Radio Silence   Baltas is one of the more reliable trainers when he shows strong works....so consider this colt ready who was one nice two-year in Ireland before he went sour.....new country and plenty of time off to recover

4  Ample Sufficiency   sat too far off of a lackluster pace in last......and could have won the race if he hadn't been boxed and blocked about 3L.......1st time Stevens and that likely is a good thing the way he been riding the sod

10  Tristan's Trilogy   very promising grass horse in the Spring of 2016.......Peter Miller might have him back to that level if his stout work tab is worth a hoot.....lookout if he does

9  Start a Runnin

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Topgallant   Hendricks is 2 for 4 at the SA meeting and with another hitting the board.......gelding is racing at the lowest level of his career and should benefit from the 1 1/16th distance when many in here should not

7  Sumday Sumday   nowheresville in latest......big wake up race 2 back with some action on the board....none is his last.....could tricky Cassidy want a "price" back......you might want to bet on it

1  Vow's Son   solid wake-up in latest and his trainer Mike Puype is starting to get his mojo back following a prolonged case of the doldrums.....newcomer Tyler Conner is looking for his 2nd S Cal win and might get it here

5  Kinsale Warrior

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Miss Sunset   very impressive with the blinkers off in turf sprints or fast track dirt sprints as in a perfect 5 for 5........1 for 1 down the hill and it was in a Stakes race......1st time Stevens.....plenty to like

1  Bad Ju Ju   Nakatani is an exceptional 9 for 19 at the SA meeting going into today.....and he has been especially brilliant on the grass course.....only race down the SA hill for this mare is better than in appears.....Miller is heating things up and is very strong with turf sprinters

3  Barbara Beatrice   giant works for this mare likely the best preparatory drills of her career......1 for 2 on the hill and the winning effort fits fine here....good grass trainer in D'Amatao and a rider who knows this lady well as this is his 10th straight mount on her

8  Moonless Kky

 

race 7    above average clarity

1  Individualist   alarming drop into low-level claiming....but......sure appears healthy enough as he worked 4 straight works with only 6 day intervals....that and he runs well fresh and is 5 months "fresh" today

5  Slasher   significant rider upgrade when taking in the consideration the 5 lbs weight break.......both lifetime sprint dirt races with the blinkers off fit very solidly at today's lower level......hard not to like

7  Pick One   wide trip on a solid rail bias hides his latest......and now like our top 2 selections he drops.....might have considered making him a higher pick if it wasn't for a slight tendency to hang in the stretch

8  Liberation

 

race 8    average clarity

7  Sheer Flattery   both lifetime races on the SA main track were at today's distance and peg him as the one to overcome if he is up to similar this afternoon......and Hollendorfer appears to be in "go mode"

2  Wild About Deb   often at his best running fresh off of the bench and he has been a bench warmer since June......and Pereira sure has been a good fit with 1 win - 2 2nds - and a 3rd in 4 mounts on him.....1 for 1 at SA albeit in the slop

5  Got Even   6 for 32 at SA on the dirt.....only other win came on the AW......speed is his game and that is usually more dangerous than it normally is with a good apprentice in the saddle......but most important of all is that he is working the best he has in quite some time

4  Camino de Estrella

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Halo Ahead   connections likely passed at running on the dirt at Lrc so I doubt this filly needed the time off because of a setback.....if that is true she should be at a (fresh) peak today.....1st time racing with blinkers.....1st time Nakatani

8  Battleground State   been a long time since Hall of Fame trainer Neil D. Drysdale was firing on all cylinders like he is right now.....last for this filly (her 2nd lifetime start) fits fine and today we get a significant rider upgrade especially for the turf.....very dangerous sort

1  Arunachala   last sure appeared to be a turf sprint public work-out over at Dmr to muscle up and be ready for her 1st at a route.....expecting a solid move forward this afternoon....we shall see

5  Promnesia

9  Gee Street

6  Hotsy Dotsy

 

 

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San ta Anita for Friday 13 October 2017

Good looking weekend of racing as I have studied all of the races.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Special Story   good history fresh and fresh today which is usually in Glatt's wheelhouse......as is 1st out following a claim.....exited two strong races where the winner ran much better than par and in both instances won their next race as well......small drop helps......1st at a route but bred OK for one

2  Dukes Up   somewhat suspicious significant drop in class but obviously if his health has remained intact he should be a handful in late stretch....one other reason placing him as 2nd choice is that his two lifetime wins were by a nose and a head and he appeared as if his desire to win wasn't exactly overwhelming.......as in a possible hanger

4  Sindys Luck   gave it up badly in his last as he bled in the race and was vanned off.....solid a.m. work since.......quite the jockey upgrade ......should fit very nicely here if he doesn't fall apart physically once again

6  To the Bar

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Our Slick Chick   sprint - sprint - route maneuver here ......rider upgrade to 1st time Mike Smith.......and a work tab (blinkers on) since her latest on 19 August with not only much quicker works but at tight intervals....that and she exited two very fast MSW heats

1  Exuberance   solid move forward in her 2nd lifetime endeavor running 3rd beaten only by a length in a 100K Stakes......not crazy about her route pedigree but it seems good enough.....we shall see

3  Shezaspanishdancer   Jerry H. trains our top selection and also this filly who got her feet wet in a debut sprint race over at Lrc........her pedigree to "go long" by my book is the best in the field.....dangerous sort

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Earring   consistent sort might have run her lifetime best on the sod the only time she competed in a nine furlong grass race which was run in a Grade 2 in Ireland........Proctor/Van Dyke have been one live combo in S Cal this summer and fall and likely that will continue today off of some stout a.m. preparation

1  Cordiality   8 for 10 in the exacta the last two years for this four-year old filly.......and she fired her lifetime best in her last doing it loose on the lead....and she might be loose once again in this grass route race lacking speed......maybe best of all Baze has options as she is more than capable winning from off of the pace as well

4  Lassen   late runner could have won this level in her last if not for getting boxed/blocked on the 2nd turn......and.......it was impressive the way she moved into a lackluster pace being set 1/2 dozen lengths ahead of her

5  Ginga

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Stylitude   nice 1st at route in her last her 2nd lifetime start.....race was on the slow side for a MSW affair so the drop into MC50K doesn't bother me much especially considering this filly went for $60K at sale.....Kent Dersormeaux seems likely to sit just off the front-runners who seem very vulnerable.....such a deal

5  Sauce On Side   exits the same race as our top selection running about 3L less than she did "Santucci fig wise".......seems the best of the late runners and retains the rather hot bug boy Roman and his 5 lbs off....should be motoring late

2  Unchanged   improving with each and every start and now runs a route for the 1st time.......sharp recent 4F work....and one of Gallagher's better trainer stats is "1st at a route"

1  Rossmoor Way

 

race 5    below average clarity

4  Little Bit Lovely   works hint she is sharp off of the 7 week break.....likes the Santa Anita hill and appears to be the controlling speed......(4 2 1 1) down the hill since the blinkers were put on.....gets in 7 lbs. lighter than our next 3 choices

5  Wedding Blush   ran well down the hill off of 53 days on May 29th running 2nd at one claiming level higher......58 days since her latest......should get a decent stalking trip

2  Pleasant as Pie   wonn her lone race down the SA hill with a strong stretch run......same jock that won that day is aboard today....seems the best of the late runners

1  Gift of a Star

 

race 6    average clarity

8  Miss Ricochet   debut in the slop was very good......2nd start on a fast track is outstanding......not crazy about the blinkers going on following such an impressive race......as in why.....that and the recent a.m. work is not as good.......would have rated this affair above average clarity if I wasn't for my concerns

2  Complimenti   races in Dubai were solid for the MSW level at SA and yet this filly went off at 7 to 1.....that hints at a gimme off of the long layoff.....lookout if it was

5  Kentan Road   MSW debut might have been nothing more than a turf tightener to muscle up and be fully fit for her 2nd start and 1st on the dirt......switch to Roman might be telltale as most of the time he teams up with Sadler the horses are live

4  Duranga

Long-shot consideration:   7 Ransomed   cheap Illinois bred 1ster but she sure isn't working like one.......and the trainer and rider have won 3 of their last 10 as a team over the last couple of months

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Mercer Island   quite the awakening with the blinkers removed for his latest....and the strength of the effort is hidden by dueling in decent pace and doing so on a slightly dull rail......that and Peter Miller is heating things up once again

6  Desert General   exits the same race as our top choice and his effort is also better than appears in print......that and his lone lifetime win came the only time he has raced at today's 1 1/16 distance

1  Secret Touch   like that Eurton passed on running this fellow at Lrc.....instead he put in 6 works......should feel good and might be up to his best yet which would make him a major factor in the outcome of this race

3  Popular Kid

 

race 8    average clarity

9  Awesome Heights   twice was on the AE list and did not get in and both were MSW races......now connections are willing to race in a MC claimer....trainer is as hot as he has been in many a moon.......should be tough 1st time in a maiden claiming race

1  Air On Fire   obvious looking gimme in last at 26 to 1 to drop and go go go 2nd out following a layoff......Richard Mandella has been firing on all cylinders.......1st on the sod but owns a pedigree that should handle it

8  Milhaud   double barrel action from the Mandella barn as he also trains our 2nd selection......all three lifetime turf races fit and two of them were down the SA hill......Prat knows this five yer old maiden well as this is his 6th mount on him

5  Beloved Holiday

6  Saldamente

3  Member State

 

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Monday 9 October 2017

See you in a few days. Enjoy the holiday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

9  Hero Ten All   awfully strong drills for O'Neill since he claimed this gelding and the trainer showed signs of awakening from the doldrums yesterday.......last grass race run 2 back is better than in appears in print

7  Airlite   Richard Mandella is firing on all cylinders right now and is dropping this four-year old who appears to need just that.......he has his physical issues but he might have a few decent efforts left in him........the kind you can consider wagering on but might not want to claim

11  Ky. Colonel   double barrel action from the Mandella barn and like our 2nd choice I believe he is dropping to be competitive....... as opposed to just dropping to get him claimed

6  Sahara Storm

Long-shot consideration:   8  Full Access   poor trip in his latest (and 1st in a route turf race) disguises an effort that can fit really well here providing his rider can be more clever from the 8 post this time around

 

race 2    below average clarity

2  Besides the Point   best credentials in the race with 3 lifetime wins and two of her those wins came when she was dropping down.......and she is doing just that today.......2 for 2 when racing less than 6 furlongs

1  Coronado Cool   seems better suited to sprint racing than route racing and her last couple of routes aren't bad.......and I like that the last time Eric Kruljac went to bug boy Solis they won....... and won at a nice price

7  Stir Fry   speed type needs to put away a few others early to get they lead......but fresh speed can really fly sometimes and this Spawr runner is 15 months fresh today

8  Flower Heart Deer

Long-shot consideration:   4  Seaquet   seems better in abbreviated sprint races and yet she graduated in her last which was at 6 furlongs.......like the rider change and the rider Steward Elliot woke up yesterday with 2 winners

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Boss Move   strong forward move in her 2nd lifetime start to graduate in style......nice 4 work series since.....very reliable trainer this year in Michael McCarthy....strange that Baze doesn't ride back as he isn't riding anyone in the race.....but........Prat will do

8  We Will Re Joyce   appears to need the lead to win so it is a good thing that Mr. Maldonado sticks around.....when he is riding well (which he is) he is the the most reliable guy by my book at getting a given horse to the lead of the S Cal jockey colony

7  Twisted Rosie   has shown plenty of life in her two lifetime races after bad starts from the metal monster.....if she breaks the bad habit today......she is...... rated too low

6  Hold That Smile

 

race 4    below average clarity

7  Bedeviled   best on the lawn where he "shows up" almost every time and he is racing as a 1st time gelding today and in his 1st down the hill.....prolonged work series hints he is ready to roll for the Desormeaux brothers who teamed up for a nice win yesterday

8  Zuri Chop   Nakatani is on fire and especially so riding the grass......the "Chop" should get a nice stalking trip in a race lacking much speed.....obviously he is not our top choice but he does seem to be the most likely to hit the board in the field

2  New Karma   always wondered why this consistent main track gelding didn't try the grass as he handles both conventional dirt and the synthetic well....turf today and with a good hill rider aboard in Van Dyke

9  General Ike

 

race 5    average clarity

9  Spanish Bay  decent route turf debut seems to have muscled up this well-bred R Mandella 2nd time starter.......works since his MSW debut are tightly spaced and impressive.......rather sure that he fires a strong effort

2  Shivermetimbers   Hollendorfer has put plenty of endurance into this 1ster and gets Mike Smith to ride....that endurance should come in handy as this is a 6 1/2 furlong MSW affair

7  Paddock Pick   broke slowly in debut and then showed he can run some.......worked sharply prior to his MSW debut and continues to do so after.....lookout if he breaks cleanly this afternoon

8  Cool Bobby

Long-shot consideration:   10  Point Guard   no action on the board for this two-year old in his MSW debut.......sharp a.m. work since with speed and endurance put in.......much more likely today from this Baltas baby

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Count Alexander   two very solid lifetime grass races at WO with his latest being at today's distance in a Grade 2.....ran a solid 4th only beaten by 1 1/2L for the win.....hard not to like

8  My Boy Jack   on the right end of the learning curve and with few reasons not to believe the upward trend can't continue this afternoon

7  Mantracker   won at 1st asking on the 24th of August in Ireland on a yielding turf course and with plenty of weight on his back.....might be extremely fit for his 1st in the good old U S of A.....and D'Amato/Prat at the controls

1  Restrainedvengence

Long-shot consideration:   2  Armour Plate   can really fly early and might be viewed as the speed "not to worry about".....if that occurs lookout with a quality grass rider like Bejarano at the helm

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Goncharova   1st time in maiden claiming........1st time in a sprint.........1st time on the dirt.......improved good looking 4F speed drill put in a week ago.......should be ready to compete for the top prize facing easier today

2  Innyminniemineymoe   nice improvement in latest both in final time and pace.......should be in the hunt from the get go but without the meet leading bug boy aboard who landed on our top selection

6  Fly as a Falcon   lifetime best was her race 2 back and it was the only time she ran as far as today's 6F......1st time with Garcia as the rider and the last time he rode for Miller it led to a trip to the winners circle

11  Willows Babe

Long-shot consideration:   9  Dream Proof   nice improvement in latest with the blinkers put on........if this two-year old filly builds off of the effort she will fit just fine vs. today's competition........owns some early foot so look for her to be in the mix from the go

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Ucanthankmelater   very consistent and especially so when T C Baze is in the irons ( 5 2 1 1 1)......won his latest and getting given runners to repeat is one of Metz's better stats....as in 28% with his last 200

2  Beaumarchais   might be legged up racing off of two grass races.....seemingly needs the lead to win and can get it and with the light weight successful apprentice rider in the saddle

6  My Golden One   fired in all five his dirt races since the blinkers were put on ( 5 1 3 1) with the lone win coming the only time he raced on the SA main track......that race was also at 1 1/16th

7  Go Ghetto

 

race 9    average clarity

10  One Fast Board    had to deal with the impossible task of the outer-most 14 post (and as two-year) in her latest and still nearly won a 100K Stakes....broke slow and ran very wide....never stopped running.......10 post might be a piece a cake LOL

4  Retro   bet to favorite in her MSW debut which was also at one mile on the sod and did not disappoint as she won......good post and Prat stays up.......should fit well with a logical forward move

11  Fatale Bere   fired in all three of her lifetime races in Ireland ( 3 2 0 1).....and that last race was vs. some nice male runners.......Desormeaux takes the mount and that is usually a sign of a live runner for Powell

1  Miss Puddles

5  Moon Dash

3  Deep Breath

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