Two terrific days of selecting winners at Churchill Downs on Derby Day in 2012 and 2013. Shooting for the another day to be proud of in 2014. Cost of the special publication is $31.50.

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Selections are now available for Saturday

5 April 2014:   Nice Santa Anita Derby Day! Top selections won 8 races, ran 2nd once, and 3rd twice in an 11 race card. Wonder what that show parlay was? We had 4 exactas COLD in the 1st, 5th, 6th, and 7th paying $23.00, $15.80, $14.00, and $15.80. Two doubles were hit COLD in the 1st and the 4th paying $28.00 and $19.40  4th, 5th and 6th pick 3′s hit COLD paying $55.00, $66.00, and $34.40. 10th race our top, 4th pick, 3rd pick trifecta paid $669.80.  

27 March 2014:   1st race superfecta box of 4 given picks $253.20. 3rd race trifecta hit COLD $19.80 (exacta $10.00). 3rd race pick 6 was top pick, 2nd pick, 2nd pick, 2nd pick, 3rd pick, top pick $8,233,40. 4th race exacta box of top two picks $18.60. 4th race pick 3 was all 2nd choices for $344.60. 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $995.20. 6th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $82.20. 

20 March 2014:  Top choice won 4 of the 8 races with payoffs of $6.80, $20.40, $6.80, and $12.40. Hit the exacta ICE COLD in races 1, 4 and 8 paying $6.80, $87.80, and $34.00 respectively. Also hit the 7th race double COLD paying $69.20. 4th race top pick ($20.40) over the other 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $1,106.40.

16 March 2014: 2nd race pick 4 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,691.40. 2nd race exacta hit COLD for $11.00. 3rd race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $147.20. 4th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 4th pick for $491.80. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 4th, top pick for $1,181.00. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $43,40. 6th race pick 3 was 4th, top, top pick for $544.80. 7th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $41.80. 7th race top pick over the other 3 picks paid a super of $372.00

15 March 2014:   Bombs away at Santa Anita. 2nd race pick 4 was top, 3rd, 2nd, top for $4,826.40. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $74.20. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 selections $234.20. 4th race exacta box of top 2 picks $38.00. 5th race exacta hit COLD $27.80. 7th race trifecta hit COLD $84.80 (exacta $24.20). 9th race trifecta also hit COLD $38.40.

13 March 2014:   1st race super box of 4 top choices $492.20. 1st race double 2nd pick, top pick $29.00. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $7.60 (in a 3 horse race). 4th race trifecta hit COLD $25.20 (exacta $11.80). 5th race pick 4 was 3rd, 4th, 2nd, 3rd picks for $1,867.20. 6th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $543.20. 8th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $51.20.

9 March 2014:   1st race super box of 4 given picks $258.00. 3rd race exacta hit COLD $24.60. 3rd top pick over other 3 picks paid a super of $339.20. 5th tri box of 4 given picks $946.40. 7th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD $73.20. 9th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $65.40. 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 13 April 2013

Somewhat abbreviated comments as I am dealing with the flu (hopefully flu) for the 1st time in about 30 years. Incredibly stupid move not getting my flu shot especially considering my son is a Pharmacist who administers them. This has been the hardest week of handicapping that I can ever recall as my head wants to explode. So far it hasn’t. 

Santa Anita is taking a small needed break. No racing until next Saturday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Muchos Besos    five speed types and one off pace runner in this fellow……handicapping 101

3  Bluegrass Reward   Javier Sierra runners have been firing on all cylinders the last few weeks and especially when Blanc rides

4  Prime Issue   consistent sort sure is training well for his new trainer Diodoro with 3 consecutive (in control) 100:1H works…….seems meant and ready

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Redressthebalance   lone win for this filly since O’Neill took over was sprint to route……..layoff sprint in last with Arias up…..route today with Bejarano up……..hmmmm

7  Fantastic Mizz   fits well whenever she is placed at the 40K-50K level………seems best at today’s one mile turf distance

2  Zipping My Way   seems best on the grass and gets back to it………still unproven running a route but sure should get a ground saving trip at least thru turn one and that is 1/2 the battle

5  Le Fascinator

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Vindicted Ruler  significant early speed here and T C Baze up……that combo has been deadly this week……five year old can stalk if need be

6  Queen Of The Hill   6F and SA are a good fit (6 1/2F is too much for her)…….lousy trip in last or would have won for fun

2  Firendesire   filly really responds to Maldonado and basically nobody else……..and this filly is 3 for 8 at today’s distance and 0 for 10 at any other distance

1  I’m Tops

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Stormy Lucy   won a Grade 2 in last as our top pick……new connections for today and a Grade 3……easy to make top pick once again

2  Miss Serendipity   last time this mare saw 1 1/4 on the sod was in Arg in a Grade 1 where she romped by 4L at 10 to 1

7  Customer Base   lifetime best and a winning race was the only time this Proctor mare ran at today’s mini-marathon distance of 1 1/4…..that race fits here if she is up for it once again today

8  Topic

 

race 5    slightly above average clarity

3  Cat Burglar   done little wrong in 4 lifetime races at SA (4 2 2 0)……..appreciates 6 to 8 weeks between starts and gets it

5  Big Kick   wired on a strong rail bias in last but at least he did it with a very stout set of fractions…….big threat once again to wire if the track is conducive to speed again today which lately is about a 60/40 proposition

6  Govenor Charlie  ran out of his mind as a 3 year old…..searching for that form these days…….might be getting close to now or never territory

1  Oilisblackgold

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Kochess   might be at his very best on the SA hill……..solid 3rd down the hill two races back losing to two horses who would likely clobber this field……and back to Bejarano who rode that day

1  Oliver’s Tale   five year old might be slipping but if he needed his layoff last he might be very tough here 1st on the grass which he has adequate breeding for

8  Monument   kind of runs evenly with a lack of pop late……but like our top pick this likely is the softest alw race down the hill that he has been part of….might grind away and get there late

3  This One’s For Mel

 

race 7    average clarity

9  Head South   seems like a sharp claim by Palma who happens to be rather hot right now…….training super for the new connections…….and we get a major league rider upgrade

5  Justification   ice cold barn…..but red hot works……..laid up for a year but sure likes SA and is working too well to be ignored

10  Romar Success   another runner who has been away for a long time…..returns as a 1st time gelding and sure is training as if has done him a world of good

1  Bench Press

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Lakerville   love watching this stellar turf sprinter ( 8 5 3 0 sprinting on the turf) finish as he sure can turn it on late…..very sharp 5F drill is most reassuring

6  Zimmer   should be up close in a race that might yield a soft pace…….solid here if the soft pace does occur

5  Sweep Swap   same scenario as the 6 horse

7  Pure Tactics

 

race 9    average clarity

5  A Little Luckier   Gaines is tough 3rd out after layoffs and that is the case here……logical drop from MSW to the bottom mc level for a filly with some physical issues

3  Kid Rollins   Proctor filly chased a Baltas 4 to 5 shot around the track for a distance 2nd……nobody like the 4 to 5 shot in this field

8  Itsabeautifulday   fell off some in last…..needs a rebound to her effort shown 2 or 3 races back

6  Cleverly Beverly

7  Sheza Eyeopener

4  Nonna Reese

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Santa Anita for Saturday 12 April 2014

Speed bias on the main track yesterday as all the horses on the lead at the first call went on to win. So my selections are slanted that way some this afternoon. Card on the 1 to 10 scale is a 6.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Time for Angie   somewhat of a suspicious drop but I sure like when Bejarano sticks around for a small barn when they drop

6  Passion Bucket   T C Baze sure hustled the heck out of his mounts yesterday to get them to take advantage of an inside speed bias (every dirt winner was on the lead)…….sharp works……right rider

2  Divine Way   poor stats for trainer dropping 1st out off of a claim……but might get an inside stalk position behind a trio that might battle it out in the 3, 5 and 6

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Dream Baby   easily best early foot in the race looks loose lonely and gone if the track remains speed biased……still has a shot if it plays fair

1  Italian Baba   laid up since last summer but training well enough to be ready…….and she won her debut showing she can fire fresh……today’s rider Aaron Gryder rode that day

2  Pennies From Denny   dismal conventional dirt record………away since August…….but………hard to work any better at LA especially considering the level of racing……..might be a vastly improved returnee

3  It’s Aine

 

race 3    average clarity

9  Star Act   best grass credentials of those that have run…..not an easy post for the bug boy…..best save some ground on at least one of the turns or his 5 lbs alw. will go to waste……..not to mention a few wagering dollars

7  Cryptic   1st timer is well bred for the lawn and she sure is training as if she is ready and that she might have some early gas……..and the race lacks the commodity

2  Lethal Story   last sure looks like the tune-up to be at full throttle for today 2nd out after the layoff…….big effort/fig 2 back for a 2 year-old filly running 1 1/8th in October versus the boys……..stout here if she is up to that race

1  Disregarded

 

race 4    slightly below average clarity

8  Slewissurfing   showed decent early speed in debut and now adds blinkers……if the track surface keeps aiding speed types you will see many adding blinkers in the days to come……hot trainer in Ellis……sharp drills……seems likely to move forward

2  Profire   believe this colt is declining and his chances diminish if the track plays even…..but……if the track remains inside speed favoring good gate jock Maldonado makes him dangerous still

4  Ice Cream Truck    consistent sort seems at his very best at today’s 6 1/2F distance……does have a tendency to hang in the stretch

9  Tancred

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Sky High Gal   very reliable four-year-old filly gets 1st time Bejarano and she is working extremely well with the dogs up on the grass……and last but not least Sadler’s grass runners sure have been getting the job done

7  Minds Eye   another Sadler runner……….filly would have a better record on the SA hill turf course than her one win and one 3rd in 4 runs on it if she had had better racing luck on it…….should be motoring late

4  Biorhythm   lead type only might be able to get it and if she does she seems dangerous…….but…….I’m never crazy about using an apprentice in a Stakes where he loses his weight break…..if someone like Maldonado or T C Baze had the mount I would be much higher on fillies chances

1  Ciao Bella Luna

 

race 6    average clarity

9  True Ten   won MSW debut 2 back like a good thing…….decent route race in 2nd lifetime start……cut back to 7F and switch to the meets top gun…..and the trainer has had one of his better meetings in many a moon

6  Chelios   done little wrong in both lifetime starts…..been away for 2 1/2 months but shows an exceptionally strong tightly spaced set on preparatory work……rather sure very fit and ready

2  Ferocious   good early speed and a hot conditioner in Ellis…….hard not to see this colt being a factor here

8  Top Fortitude

 

race 7    average clarity

10  Intoxicating Move   filly has found a new home and that home is the SA hill…..two consecutive strong hill races……. and…… her work tab since hints the best is yet to come…….as in this afternoon

6  Blake’s Magic   also appreciates running down the majestic SA hill turf course…..last isn’t bad but what she needs is her effort 2 back

7  Grammy Times Six   Maldonado has done quite well this past month with speed down the hill and he might be able to kick free with this filly

4  Writer Fever

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

6  Wild Dude   ultra consistent sort……last is stellar and hidden by being up on the pace too far away from a golden rail ……..yet he still only was beaten by 3/4 of a length

2  Wine Police   extremely dangerous when he brings his “A game”…..solid shot here if he does……7F appears to be a good fit

7  Big Macher   one of the best claims over the past year in S Cal just keeps improving…..has a shot here if he doesn’t end up in a suicidal speed duel with the one horse shipping in from Florida

4  Midnight Transfer

 

race 9    average clarity

7  J Kat   on the improve with every start not only in final time but also pace wise……..that is a very good sign of a developing youngster

2  Broadcaster   useful run off of the long hiatus from the track for this GB invader……….nice forward move last summer in GB in 2nd lifetime start…..formidable here if similar occurs 2nd out after the layoff today

6  Cowtownmary   all three lifetime starts fit fig wise at today’s sightly lower level…..1st on the hill is a ? mark

9  Distillery

5  Troy Story

10 Robert E. Lee

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 11 April 2014

Somewhat abbreviated comments all weekend as I am dealing with the flu (hopefully flu) for the 1st time in about 30 years. Incredibly stupid move not getting my flu shot especially considering my son is a Pharmacist who administers them.

Card seems decent today. Call it a 6 1/2 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Como Mi Padre   big sprint effort two back hidden by a bad trip……a ton if gives the same effort and manages a good trip

2  Superboot   GB invader is training as if ready with a tightly spaced work series…..well placed to win in a maiden claimer

3  Grand Humor   competitive sort seems better suited to 6F and gets it today

4  Bad Behavior

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Gray Madam   good early speed in this spot and seems highly likely to get loose on the lead……1st ever on conventional dirt and 1st long are ? marks…but bred to handle both

5  Joint Attempt   somewhat better since Sadler claimed 4 races back…..might can a nice stalk position behind our top pick

1  Unkept Rendez Vous   nowheresville in last…….race 2 back fits well………need a rebound to it

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Nueva Fortuna   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime start with the blinkers on…….the one to beat if she progresses again in 3rd lifetime start

8  Fast Moka Too   best early speed in field and one hot trainer in Ron Ellis…..should be tough here

5  Truly Beautiful   needs significant time between races and gets it…….these kind need to be ready as it won’t be awhile until they can run again

2  Brandon’s Princess

 

race 4    slightly below average clarity

1  Warren’s Cliff S.   race 2 back fits well……..believe we will get a rebound to that effort as the recent works are vastly improved

5  Lucky Cotton   fits well if fires his best…….blinkers off and worked an ultra impressive 5F at LA……..seems dangerous

6  Harness Mentality   been facing better……logical drop into condition claiming should make him a player this afternoon

8  Desormais

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Dulcemia   not much but finds a good spot in one bad mc race…..trainer had a good week last week

7  Chautauqua Creek   good spot for a new shooter…….laid up since mc debut at GP one year ago…..working as if she is ready enough for this pathetic looking field

1  Hot Outta The Oven   significant improvement in last……..fits well if she builds on the effort

4  Marthajean

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Browsing   2 for 2 running long albeit on the dirt……..deserves another shot on the sod especially at a route as she had a brutal trip in her lone grass race which was in a sprint

2  In Dad’s Honor   on the right end of the learning curve for sure…….1st on the lawn but bred just fine for it……Ellis is making all the right moves

1  Sweet Boss   very strong MSW win 2 races back back in May of 2013……and it was at Bhp…..and horses that run well on the Bhp AW unusually run well on the sod ………..especially if they are bred for the grass as well as this gal is

4  Lil Swiss Echo  (tie for 4th selection)

9  Anniversary Gal  (tie for 4th selection)

 

race 7    slightly above average clarity

9  Taste Like Candy   been running well versus vastly better……..confidence (don’t lose track at what it feels like to run 1st)  builder today

1  L T Reckless   crushed the competition in both lifetime conventional dirt races….steps up the class ladder as she did in her 10L win last…….believe she rises to the challenge once again today

8  Satirical   nice MSW debut win…..sharp drills since…….needs to move forward today and likely will

2  D’ya Knowwhatimean

 

race 8    average clarity

5  Warren’s Jen Fizz   impressive 1st on the grass and 1st with blinkers in her last her 2nd lifetime start……retains top gun….more likely today

4  Jennyway U Want It   another with a vast improvement 1st on the sod……sharp drill since…….seems highly likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff

3  Kantina Kowgirl   solid wake up in last…..don’t see the catalyst for the wake up…….but does it matter……… fits fine if she builds on the race

14 AE  Peg’s Journey

9  Ski’s Copper Penny

1  Cee’s Tizzy Belle

2  Exclusive Girl

 

 

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Santa Anita for Thursday 10 April 2014

Very weak card today in terms of quality. Not so hot handicapping wise either as you can see from the “clarity” ratings

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Newfound Gold   strong win at one claiming level higher in last wining despite running a touch wide and being close to s stout pace…..back in short rest……..and historically that has been a good thing

4  Road Ready   severe drop in last (20K to 8K) and this gelding won despite a wide trip on a decent inside day……..repeat of the race with a better trip could do the trick here if this diminishing gelding wasn’t used up physically speaking

3  Trucial State   away since Sept. when he was in dismal form but returns as a 1st time gelding and sure is training like the time off and/or the surgery did him some good………and he has a record of (4 2 0 1) on the SA dirt

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Courageous Gold   fig/effort wise this Ellis filly towers over this soft field…..and Ellis has been firing on all cylinders….hard not to like this one

5  Mum   well bred filly didn’t appear to like a route in her last her 2nd lifetime start……..raced fairly well sprinting in her MSW debut………training awfully well and Smith sticks around for a 3rd straight time indicating he and his agent believe in the filly   

3  Bev’s Summer Song   flashed route speed in latest opening up a 4 length lead (in her 2nd lifetime start) and then tired down the stretch……..1st ever on conventional dirt and the way in which she is working at SA hints the change will be a plus……..in light with the bug boy up……should be in it from the get go

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Seeking the West  done little wrong since the blinkers were added four races back….and his last is somewhat disguised by a very wide trip……and this Ellis four-year-old gelding owns a pedigree that suites the 1 1/4 distance

1  Woodmans Luck   very consistent deep closer gets the apprentice today and the 5 lbs off that he gets is a distinct advantage at the mini-marathon distance of 1 1/4……..does need to overcome a tendency to hang 

2  Honduran   needed last off of the 11 month layoff……..blinkers on for today and assuming he has been drilling with them on his recent works hint the added equipment has done him some good

 

race 4    slightly below average clarity

3  Ryleigh Ruler   lone race was way back in July at the tough Del Mar meeting….in the race she broke poorly and ran wide on a decent inside day…..trainer has had a good SA meeting……..filly sure fits solidly if she is ready fresh and gets a decent trip

7  Queen Mad   didn’t care for a route in her last which was her 1st attempt running one…..back to a sprint and drops to mdn30K………she has been competitive in both sprints in which she was running for a tag

1  Betty Bing Bing   3 of 4 lifetime sprints are decent……….might be poised for best ever today if she really worked the listed 47:2B rather than a more logical 47:2H

2  Wild Optimism

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Spiced Latte   today’s one mile turf distance sure stands out as the favorite distance for this five-year-old mare……….(8 3 4 0)……….(6 1 0 1) at other distances…..Blanc knows this filly well and Brice Blanc has been riding quite well of late

6  Smart N Dreamy   tried dirt for the 1st time ever 1st out after the Hollendorfer claim and didn’t care for it……..stout conditioner puts his newbie back on the grass and in for the 32K he claimed this filly for…….1st time Bejarano is often a major plus…….should be one of the main players in this affair 

4  Miss American Pie   1st on the turf and 1st at a route today……..good grass pedigree…….so so route pedigree……..owns good early speed on the dirt and if she transfers that speed to the turf she might get loose thus enhancing her chances

2  Toomanytomatoes

 

race 6    slightly below average clarity

4  Grey is Best   has always been better in the a.m. than the p.m…….great spot to learn what it is all about in the p.m. as this is one horrendous group of bottom level maiden claimers

8  Slight Edge   six-year-old-gelding lacks punch in the stretch…….often these kind logically like the abbreviated 5F sprint distance…..sure like the 7lb app Nicholas up here versus a field of low percentage riders…….worst rider lineup for a given race in S Cal I can ever remember

7  Neurosurgeon   needs 2011 form……..can he find it 2nd out after the mega layoff…..fits if he does

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Midnight Lady   nice improvement in last……..and………. I like when Michael Pender switches from a low percentage rider to a high percentage rider and that is the case here

7  Mark of a Gem   one of only two speed types in this field……..seemingly own sslightly better early turf speed than our 4th choice…….one win and one second (by a nose) in 2 lifetime grass races down the majestic Santa Anita hill grass course 

6  Jade With Envy   away for nearly a year and returns for a new trainer in Mike Puype……..and Puype has this proven grass runner training exceptionally well over at LA….sure seems very ready for her return to the race wars

2  Noise of the Crowd

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Closet E   in good form and now races as a 1st time gelding…….recent drills are improved hinting the ultimate equipment change has been a success……..well maybe for the connections but not necessarily for him

8  Warrensgoldenyears   definitely on the right end of the learning curve and retains the meetings top gun in Bejarano……last fits…….more would be icing on cake

1  He’s a Real Keeper   just fired lifetime best first at a route albeit a turf route…….might be legged up nicely running off of the turf…….. back on the dirt this afternoon which he showed he can handle sprinting

7  Code of Pleasure

2  Even Echo

11  Bluegrass Fox Trot

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Santa Anita for Saturday 5 April 2014

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Reno Rebel   major league bust out in last…..caught wide up on a solid pace and still just missed……..and there sure is a lack of speed in this spot…..continues to work like a happy healthy individual

6  Yard Line   very stout MSW debut in early Dec at Bhp……trains as if he is ready once again……..fits big here if he manages to fire the same effort 1st time blinkers and 1st time conventional dirt

4  Missing Groom   two OK lifetime efforts for this Hollendorfer colt…..one on the AW…..one on the turf………pedigree screams conventional dirt…….and that what he gets today

3  JSerino

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Storm Fighter   failed somewhat in last as I believe it was a little too much to ask this colt to run back in 5 days off a blistering 57:4 drill……..rested and I love the two works since……..good chance he runs to his stellar training today

8  Volkonsky   on the improve with each and every start since Hollendorfer took over the training duties 3 races back…..last fits solidly…..more would only be icing on the already sweet cake

7  Pulpit”s Express   best on the conventional dirt at SA and it showed in his last and the effort is disguised by a rough trip…..Gary Stevens will be out to make amends for the red hot Sadler barn

4  I Run for Fun

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Well Measured   ran very strong (usually hard to cope with) 2nd quarters in both lifetime races and still ran well in both races…..stout work tab since…..seems likely to get a nice stalk position behind one or two runners

2  Whine for Wine   broke slowly and was blocked in the stretch in last or would have won by daylight instead of by a neck……..very sharp reassuring drills since and the meets top gun stays aboard

9  Pray Hard   very big effort in latest…..maybe too big (as in stressful) as Bejarano gets off to ride the 2 horse???……if it is by choice I doubt this fellow will repeat his strong effort in latest……if it is not he might be up to another winning run

8  Life Is A Joy

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Footstepsinbronze   not bred for the dirt much at all and it showed in 2nd lifetime start……..back to the hill turf course where this colt fired an impressive MSW debut run…….and back to Bejarano

3  Sammy Mandeville   trainer O’Neill has had a dull SA meeting by his standards but not when he rides Smith (3 for last 7 the last 2 months)…….1st timer seems ready to roll and he has decent turf sprint breeding

12  Green Tag   proven grass runner would have been rated higher with a more favorable post but the 12 post down the hill will be a tall task to maneuver from for T C Baze……needs a great ride…….sure fits he if gets it

10  Quick and Silver

Long-shot consideration:   6  Designated   GG trainer ships in a well trained 1ster that has good breeding for the green carpet……..and the trainer Jedd Josephson is good with MSW 1st timers and good with grass runners in general

 

race 5    slightly above average clarity

1  Fashion Plate   on the right end of the learning curve to say the least……gets plenty of rest following her big win in latest……and…….once again appears to be the lone speed in the race….solid shot to make it 3 for 3 at SA and 2 for 2 in Grade 1′s

3  Ria Antonia   Baffert takes over the training duties of a filly who nearly won the B C Juv Fillies last Nov……….only race since then wasn’t much but she sure is training awfully well for her newest conditioner…….dangerous horse if Baffert can get her back to the form she displayed in her lone race at SA

5  Arethusa   beaten by our top pick in last but I sure like the way she galloped out past the wire…..that and her pedigree strongly suggests the added 1/16th will be right up her alley

4  Honey Ride

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Rovenna   3 consecutive powerful races since the blinkers became part of the state-bred’s arsenal….and continues to work like a happy healthy filly….should be tough

5  Harlington’s Rose   bet extremely hard in her last and she did not disappoint with a major break out effort…..can give our top choice a run for the money if Knapp can get a repeat effort out of her……I’d say a 60/40 chance that he can

4  Chati’s On Top   will need quite a bit more today but she has changed hands from a 9% N Cal trainer to a 17% S Cal trainer……and draws M Smith…..and she might own a pedigree that is better for the “dirt” than the AW

8  Cause Ur My Babe

 

race 7    slightly above average clarity

4  Nashoba’s Gold   excellent route turf efforts in both lifetime starts…….living up to the fine family name……..and training as good as ever….very likely to be a major player once again

8  Diversy Harbor   another who has done everything right in her two lifetime starts both grass races……..hard to get a better turf combo than Proctor/Stevens……has drawn the 8 post for the 3rd straight……..shot to make it 3 in a row from the 8 hole

7  Margot Machance   French invader won like a good thing 1st in the USA in last…..she has done little wrong in 5 lifetime starts 4 of which were run in France……and she sure has a pedigree that ought to appreciate the extra furlong for today

3  Tiz Kissable

 

race 8    lightly above average clarity

5  California Chrome  my personal effort/fig (do all my own fig/trip work…..for the last 25 years) earned in her latest is good enough to win the Kentucky Derby…..that is if the Derby was run at 1 1/8th……….jury is still out in a big way on her ability to get 1 1/4 on the 1st Sat in May…..but today she only has to run a 1 1/8th……one nice Cal-bred

6  Candy Boy   on the right end of the learning curve and the trend will need to continue today if she hopes to upset our top choice …….or of course if our top choice has a bad day

3  Hoppertunity   this Baffert colt can finish when he is right and there are few reasons not to think that he is……..big race in the Grade 2 rebel might be overlooked some as it was run on an off track

4  Big Tire

 

race 9    average clarity

3  Gallant Charm   seemingly never sharper and seems to appreciate today’s one mile distance on the turf the most……bad trip in last or would have already won this todays’s race condition…..trainer sure could use a win

10  Dance Humor   done little wrong in two lifetime grass endeavors…….difficult post but owns some tactical speed that T C Baze can put to good use

9  Brave Act   disqualified from this race in last which was run on the dirt……and he seemed as good or better on the turf…….top gun will be out to make amends

2  Advisory

 

race 10    average clarity

6  Seeking the Sheriff   keeps stepping up the class ladder with success…..race two back was very strong….trainer is having a stellar SA meeting……should be in this from the get go and tough if he has held form

1  Toledo Eddie   last two are solid……better than par……….always difficult to fire 3 straight strong (peak) efforts but his chances are enhanced off of ample rest …….he is in this affair in a big if he can manage another top effort

5  Airfoil    very strong late kick when sprinting…..and he might get enough pace in this affair to strut his stuff late…..Vladimir Cerin is quietly having one of his better meetings in some time

7  Raised a Secret

 

race 11    average clarity

8  Flashy Dame   nicely improved in last 2 races with the blinkers added……..laid up since early Dec…….but………….. very sharp work tab especially considering the level of racing……reliable trainer in Eurton when he shows stout works

10  Joeandbetty’sbaby   almost as many wins on the SA hill as the rest of the field combined……..most of her career fits fine here…..top gun back aboard today and he owns 2 of her 3 wins on the hill

7  I’m Tops   last might be nothing more than a public work-out to tighten up and be at full throttle 2nd out following the long layoff……..switch to Delgadillo who is one for one on this mare

1  Creditcardroulette

2  Indygo F M A

9  Warren’s Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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