Breeders Cup Selections will be no extra cost being that the great two days of racing are at Santa Anita! Pick six and Super High Five carryovers $32,990 & $19,214 respectively for Thursday.

The Racing Digest is now available for Thursday

24 October 2014:  1st race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $40.40. 1st race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $257.60. 2nd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $62.40. Lone long-shot play of the day ran 2nd at 31 to 1 and paid $24.60 to place. 6th race top choice ($27.00) and 7th race top choice ($6.20) made for a COLD $112.60 double. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $82.00.

23 October 2014:     After any scratches the best gimmick returns:   3rd race pick 6 was top pick, 2nd pick, lone long-shot play of the day, 3rd pick, top pick, 2nd pick $6,867.60. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd pick, long-shot play, 3rd pick paying $652.00. 5th race long-shot pick over our top 3 selections paid a superfecta of $1,857.00

18 October 2014:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, top, 2nd choice for $3,350.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $225.60. 4th race trifecta was top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick for $128.40. 5th race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double $102.80. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $51.00. 8th race top pick over our other 4 selections paid a superfecta of $1,792.00. 8th race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $79.60. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S. Cal racing!

17 October 2014:  Top choice won 4 of the 8 races races on a day nobody hit the pick 6. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 4th, top, top pick for $7,507.00. 4th race ICE COLD double paid $49.60. 5th race top pick over our 3 other picks paid a trifecta of $135.60

12 October 2014:   1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, top, 3rd, 3rd pick for $2,305.20. 2nd race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $51.60. 3rd race trifecta hit COLD $23.20. 5th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $90.00. 7th race lone long-shot play for the day (won and paid $59.40 $19.20 $14.40) and top pick paid an exacta of $393.40. 7th race long-shot play, top pick, 2nd pick trifecta paid $2,866.20.  I maybe a Midwest boy but I love Santa Anita!

Weekend of 4 October:  Top choice won 8 of the 19 races for a 45% profit. Saturday: 1st race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd choice $508.60. 3rd race exacta box of top two picks $53.80. (Trifecta box of top 3 picks $192.20) 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $197.80. 5th race double hit COLD $18.20. 8th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 3rd picks $769.80. 8th race box of our 3 picks (in only a 5 horse field) trifecta was $61.60. 9th race box of our 4 given picks trifecta was $222.60.  Sunday: 3 exactas hit COLD ($22.00, $11.00, $14.80) 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, top pick $287.20.

28 Sept 2014:   1st trifecta box of top 3 choices $80.60. 4th race exacta was top pick, long-shot play $91.20. (top pick, longshot pick, 2nd pick trifecta $439.00). 6th race pick 4 was top choice, 3rd choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice $2,075.00. 7th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $923.20. 9th race exacta was 3rd pick, top pick $66.20.



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Santa Anita for Wednesday 29 October 2014

Race 1      Average Clarity
7 – Tiz Jolie – Legged up on the turf and takes the significant drop from MSW
1 – Slapshot Man – Other speed to contend with but has the rail and everything Mora puts out there runs. Big work last week
3 – Whoyougonnacall – Came back some after a wide duel, should appreciate the added ground
8 – Kinsale Sailor


Race 2      Slightly Below Average Clarity
3 – Front Range – Nobody would be a surprise in this competitive field, like to go with the “other” Baffert horse in these situations, rates to get the best trip
1 – Yahilwa – Been knocking heads with some good ones and it is very interesting that Raffy lands here
2 – West Riding


Race 3      Average Clarity
7 – Diamond Majesty – Expensive purchase returns from a layoff with strong works and 1st time Lasix, decent turf breeding, expect Pedroza to try to steal it
3 – Masters Circle – Better than it looks debut, been training well for return, love Stormy Atlantic’s on the turf
8 – Bolo – Below average turf breeding but has been training exceptionally well for a top notch turf conditioner
9 – Grand Sky


Race 4      Average Clarity
6 – I’m No Patsy – 2nd off the layoff is a return to best distance and surface, works say ready
2 – Siberian Winter – In good form and rates to get a good rail trip, is a bit of a hanger
5 – Silk in Silver – Obvious chalk but a drop off of a win always makes me leery
4- Magic Number


Race 5 Average Clarity
3 – Doctor Susan – Broke slow and rushed into a solid pace in debut, working well since and (in my opinion) a big jock upgrade
7 – Chia Love – Works are solid for debut, particularly the 10/20 spin, trainer strong in all the relevant categories
8 – Inspeight of Us – Another working well for debut and have to respect the Raffy/Mora combination
4 – Partyin


Race 6      Slightly Above Average Clarity
5 – Jackson Sundown – Both turf efforts fit well, should get a dream stalk trip behind the suspect speed 2
1 – Silver Torch – Done nothing wrong in two turf tries, another who should get a perfect trip
8 – Romar Success – Money eater rates to hit board but worth playing against on top
4 – Gallant Charm


Race 7      Average Clarity
9 – Diamond Bachelor – 7f looks to be right in his wheelhouse, lights out works and the return of Rosie
6 – Hopportunity – off seven months since chasing the Derby champ, obvious threat
4 – Kate’s Event – loves track and this specialty distance, respect the veteran
2 – Sweet Sunshine
LONGSHOT – 3 Alberts Hope – 2 year old G2 winner totally aginst the bias in return, big chance to light up the board


Race 8      Slightly Below Average Clarity
6 – Signature Cat – Back where he belongs and working like the others are running for 2nd
12 – Notorious – Took action in debut and had multiple trouble, working strong for return and interesting that Fallon takes mount
3 – Zinvor – Inside speed always has a chance
4 – All Around Brown
7 – Hot Lightning
8 – Always Never

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Santa Anita for Sunday 26 October 2014

Make sure you have the correct publication as both Saturday and Sunday will be posted and available on Saturday.

Note that this Wednesday has been added to the Santa Anita meeting and that on both Wednesday and Thursday you will be in the more than capable hands of our assistant handicapper David Gordon.

OK race card today. Let’s call it a 6.5 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Eltoninadress   claim back by Diodoro sure ran a strong effort 6 races back the last time the stout claiming trainer had this consistent lady………six year old mare loves SA having hit the board in all 11 starts (11 4 4 3)

1  Warren’s Assassin   consistent sort these days and she is training as if the 8 week break is too her liking……..believe she is ready for a top effort

5  Rosewhitenblue   very suspicious drop to say the least…..but maybe she has one or two races left in her……will fit if she does but they give little away in the S Cal circuit


race 2    slightly below average clarity

1  She’s Discreet    last her 2nd lifetime start and 1st at SA might do the trick but what we really want is her maiden debut which if repeated sure appears solid versus today’s competition

9  Here’s Bella   three year old filly fits as well as anyone in this affair when she brings her “A game” but it is tough to decipher when her top efforts are about to occur

3  Hollywood Royalty   trained well for debut…….got bet hard……..didn’t show much………blinkers on today………deserves another shot?

7  Desert Madam


race 3    average clarity

6  Chicsdigtheshark   last is very solid……not too concerned about the drop of one level off of a good win as this Spawr runner is 7 for 11 at SA and won’t be able to race on his favorite surface till around the 1st of the year

1  Cloud Hopper   trainer is often at his best sprint to route…….sprint in last off of a four month layoff…….and the sprint wasn’t bad………3 for 6 at the distance

2  Fly Blue   yet to race on the SA surface but has hit the board in all 4 conventional dirt races…….last 3 races fit and like our top two choices appreciates the one mile distance 

7  Welcome Home Ryan


race 4    average clarity

NOTE:   10 Moonlight Meeting has a shot if he draws into the field

5  Native Ride   very strong 2nd in her 1st ever on the sod closing fast despite a wide trip……….9 post in last……..better 5 post today……training since his last like a happy healthy individual 

3  Decisive Edge   East Coast invader winds up in the Hollendorfer barn and is working locally as if he is all set for a top effort for his new conditioner……..does need to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch,,,,,,,,,slumping Solis is up but he rode this colt 5 times out East……so at least he is very familiar with him

2  Yes Yes Yes   like our top two choices this three year old gelding sure fits on numbers at the MSW level……..but……..he also has been hanging in the stretch

1  Logan’s Lotto


race 5    average clarity

5  Bronze Star   very strong effort in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the SA surface…….wide up on a solid pace……..very impressive to still run 2nd,,,,,,,,,,,,three reassuring drills since……….1st at a route but owns a solid pedigree for one

3  Madiba   both lifetime races are strong (Note: both the 3 and the 5 are trained by Jerry Hollendorfer) and like our top pick training since as if he has stayed in form

6  Prospect Park   good 2nd lifetime start in a mile route and the effort is somewhat disguised by a bad trip……….ran wide and made a premature looking rush on the back-stretch…….not by any means out of this race

2  Pioneerof the West


race 6    average clarity

10  Smoove It   all three efforts down the SA hill fit solidly for today’s level……and the jock knows this filly well having been aboard for all of her starts

7  Heaven’s Stairway   2 of 3 races down the hill fit quite well in this spot…….and I like the versatility she shown down the hill……..she has won on the front end and from off of the pace on the SA hill

9  Yana   three year old filly has been away since March but training sharply for Bill Spawr finishing off a good work regiment with 2 consecutive bullet works……she has handled the hill in the past and seemingly has returned to the race wars better than ever

6  Hanserella


race 7    average clarity

1  Hidden Zensation    on the improve and his latest is quite strong and hidden by not the best of trips…….and the cut back of 1/2 furlong appears like a good thing

3  Presiding Judge   sure fits solidly here…….but…….claim me please or very well placed to win……obviously leaning on very well placed to win

6  Runaway Que    dislikes the AW…….back on conventional dirt today and off of some nice tightly spaced numerous drills……seems wound up and ready to unwind

8  Twenty Percent


race 8    average clarity

9  Boyett   consistent sort…….appreciates the SA turf……..seemingly improving one small step at a time…….tough post but has tactical speed in a race with quite a few without any

5  Pure Tactics   very consistent on the grass running one mile or less……nice sprint  in last with Bejarano in the saddle sets him up nicely for today’s one mile affair…… jock and his agent stick with the Mora runner

4  Hey Dude   Euro invader has been absent for a year but sure is working as he’s ready to roll in his 1st ever in the USA and 1st as a gelding………owns multiple overseas races that fit

8  Artest


race 9    average clarity

2  Oh Newman   two of three lifetime races fit well here……..dropping into high priced maiden claiming doesn’t bother me much as the colt went for sale at Kee for $28K in 2013……….and last but not least D’Amato is 5 for his last 12 1st time in maiden claiming

4  No Problem   39 to 1 in MSW debut last says the effort was the tightener to drop and go today in his 2nd lifetime start……..trainer is off to a nice start since going on his own

1  Sky Heart   very dangerous speed here has a shot of clearing and considering he ran decently dueling in his last he would likely be tough here if he does get loose 

3  Bandido Too

10  Lovenseek  

9  Woody’s Folly



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Santa Anita for Saturday 25 October 2014

Make sure that you have the correct publication as both Saturday and Sunday will be posted and available on Saturday.

Note that this Wednesday has been added to the Santa Anita meeting and that on both Wednesday and Thursday you will be in the more than capable hands of our assistant handicapper, David Gordon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Mahalo Princess   Baltas five year old mare sure fits the race condition as she has been facing better……and she appears to be doing well…….5F seems like a plus

5  BackwoodsBelle   speed of the speed here and only 5F to stick…….obviously dangerous in an about a 57 sec. race

2  Lindz Winz   seems at her best in abbreviated sprint races like this one………likely to get a nice inside stalk position


race 2    average clarity

8  Afleet Echo   seems very sharp right now and has shown she can cope with strong route pace……and few can at the F & M mdn20K level…..switch to Bejarano doesn’t hurt either

3  Beth’s My Babe   Machowsy runners are doing better than his Fall SA record would indicate…….laid up filly sure is training as if the connections mean bizz………drop should really help her chances to get to the circle of joy for the 1st time

6  Blameitonthecat   another dangerous looking dropper……..makes sense as this filly has hardly earned her keep……..time to drop and risk her being claimed to cut into the red ink and earn a few $$$$$$

4  Sheza Dish


race 3    average clarity

1  Devil’s Beauty   sure seems loose as a goose in this spot and most likely difficult to catch if of course she handles her 1st on conventional dirt…….her breeding suggests it might suite her the best

7  Shezapiranha   both lifetime two turn races (albeit on the turf) fit well here and she showed enough life on the LS dirt after a poor beginning in her MSW debut that I doubt the new footing will hinder her

2  Midnight Candy   might be a good claim of an improving filly by Becerra and company……but he’s 0 for 22 and counting 1st out following a claim…….needs to break the mold and if he does this filly likely will fit versus our top couple picks

5  Awe Gee


race 4    slightly below average clarity

5  Fast Magoo   Cerin is somewhat cold  but can jump start things here as his filly owns significant early gas and especially versus this bunch…….looks loose and tough to catch if she takes to the grass…….average pedigree for it

1  Temeeku   stumbled badly in her last and from there showed that she likes the green stuff…….good sign Bejarano sticks around as horse’s often hurt themselves when stumbling badly

9  Flyin for a Livin   big race run 2 back and it is disguised by a wide trip on a good (biased) rail day………didn’t take to blinkers on in last……wisely taken off today……..1st on the sod today with a so so grass pedigree……..but she should be tough if she does handles it

2  Susan B Good

Long-shot consideration:   6  Charming Starlet   toss out only grass race as it seemed like nothing but a public workout off an 11 month break…….bred well for the turf…..and the trainer Ed Moger is often quite dangerous 3rd out after a layoff with a horse


race 5    slightly below average clarity

3  Firing Line   this 1st timer is by far showing the most in a.m. of anyone in this soft looking group of two year old MSW runners……..easy top choice

11  Remo   only runner in the field (and a large field at that) with any experience……both sprint races on the Dmr synthetic are par like efforts and par seems rather good here…….1st on “real dirt” but bred fine for it

7  Candy Cowboy  not much of a work tab until his last two drills……might be coming around when it counts the most…… in right before his MSW debut

6 Pure Thunder


race 6    average clarity

8  Brando the Birdman   owns good early speed in this spot (and likely difficult catch) if he handles his 1st ever on the grass……best ever was on the Bhp AW and most that like the Bhp footing handle the grass

5  Conquest Two Step    best race ever by far (an quite impressive) was the last time he ran off of a strong 5F drill in a race in early Aug……just worked 58:4 (2 of 48)……might be sitting on a powerful effort

1  Back Off Buddy   last was good…..race 2 back is quite strong……….1st on the green carpet but owns a good pedigree for it…….seems dangerous

3  Carlot Cowboy


race 7    slightly above average clarity

7  Solid Wager   blinkers off for today………vastly more impressive in the a.m. since he last raced on 5 September………so assuming he has been working without the blinkers you better lookout here because it sure appears the equipment change has done a world of good

5  Kill Shot    very talented colt has been away for almost a year but returns working as if he is meant and ready……….and his trainer Bruce Headley is very good off of long layoffs

3  Eddie’s Turn   tough to tell when……..but when this three year old colt brings his “A game” he can really pop a number (effort)…..two sharp recent drills hint he might be up for top effort today

6  True Ten


race 8    average clarity

1  Thegirlinthatsong   3rd time out for Hollendorfer and company might be the charm because his relatively new shooter is working markedly better for today’s endeavor than she did for two previous races……….and those two efforts aren’t bad

2  On The Backstreets   might have have needed her last and training well since…..but more importantly her only lifetime turf route (at a mile and at SA) is better than appears in print……..caught a touch wide up on a very solid pace…….did well to only get beat by 1 1/2 lengths for the win

5  Lexie Lou   tossed a dud in last…..needs a rebound to anyone of her three previous efforts… it 60/40 she produces one

7  Alexis Tangier


race 9    average clarity

7  Shaniel    drops from top to bottom………claim me please or just wants to break his maiden in start number five…….works at Bsr in preparation for today race suggest he’s ready to graduate

5  Tasha’s Courage    1st time Bejarano……..plenty of gas in here to aid his late running style…….last so so but his effort two back is strong

8  The Twelfth Man   both lifetime starts fit fine ………should fire once again and be a major player in this field if he can run off of short rest in his 1st time attempting to

4  Takeit Tothe Limit

1  Lay It On

3  Divine Vision

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Santa Anita for Friday 24 October 2014

Not the easiest of cards this afternoon but lately that has been a good thing. Let’s call it a four on the one to ten scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Faith Hope Love   seems well worked 1st out following the claim by Sadler and company……..owns very good early speed in this spot and seems dangerous if she can shake free early

5  Warren’s Cracker   best race of her career is her sprint effort 2 back at Dmr which was with 1st time blinkers off of 2 months rest…….only other career sprint race was at SA and it is better than appears in print……..not to mention it was her career debut………2 months rest today and Bejarano sticks around 

1  Patriotic Brother   bet hard in her debut and won like a good thing in a race run way back in May…………off since but seems all wound up and ready to roll once again this afternoon……..decent chance to stalk the lead today as she did to victory in her lone start

4  Princesskatiebella


race 2    slightly below average clarity

2  Mambo Man   seems likely to be able to get a decent stalk position behind the 3 and 4 horse who haven’t shown much staying power……..has been facing better but still needs a rebound of sorts

5  Greeley Awesome   decent run in last off of the 2 month break……back in very short rest…..small step up……..hints this Spawr runner can out of his last in better shape than he usually does……danger city

6  Grandstand   his all weather races sure fit for the 32K level……….but………his lone race on conventional dirt isn’t too hot nor is his pedigree for it………did work stellar on it last summer at LA including a 110:3 H…….mixed bag to say the least…….giving him a 50/50 shot to handle it


race 3    average clarity

1  Redshirt   impressive 1st at a route in last in her 2nd lifetime start…….broke a little tardy and made an impressive early too wide a move on the 2nd turn…….1st on conventional dirt but working on the SA surface as if it is to her liking……pedigree for “dirt” is very good…….had a bad trip in debut……..Mike Smith’s 3rd chance to get things right

6  Olivia’s Greatdane   very game looking stretch run in MSW debut in and out of traffic from far back…….that maneuverability and her good route pedigree (and of course the conditioning by Mr Baffert) should likely make for a nice route runner………we shall see

7  Dad’s Princess   horrid trip in latest (a route Grade 1) which gave her no shot in the race so Smith eased up on her……..sprint Grade 1 at Dmr two back is a very solid effort/fig wise for the MSW ranks……….jury is still out if she can handle the SA surface and a route but she will be very tough here if she does 

2  Conquest Superstep


race 4    average clarity

4  Go Black Tie   drop makes sense as Hess was willing to race him for $16K two races back and he sure faces much easier here up for $12.5K in a nw2 races……..gelding seems to do his best when he can sit close up and he is highly likely to stalk or lead in this spot

7  Fonz   monster race (albeit on the AW) the only time this gelding ran a two turn affair on the main track…..and the effort is disguised as he was way too wide on a good (biased) rail day…….and he ran that race following a 6F run……6F in his last

2  Stolen Property   nice awakening in latest in a lowly mdn8K race at Fno but he won it by 8L in a solid time……ships back to the “big” track for today and seems to be decently spotted by Dan Blacker in this $12.5 nw2 affair

1  Take A Risk


race 5    average clarity

7  Aperfectdaytofly   definitely on the right end of the learning curve………only needs to repeat his latest to be major player here……should be quite formidable if he manages to move forward once again

10  Smokey’s Legacy   big race in latest and it is somewhat hidden by a bit of a tardy start and running 4 wide on the turn……..away 4 eight weeks but draws the meets leading rider……1st on conventional dirt but owns a good pedigree for it

1  Couldashouldadid    Machowsky had a maiden claiming 1st time win over the weekend (went off at 8 to 1 as our 2nd choice) and he sure appears to have this three year old first timer wound up and ready to roll as well

2 Nevada Time

Long-shot consideration:   4  Fort Cady    races 2 and 3 back fit fine here and are disguised to some extent……..strong work at SA prior to his last which was his 1st ever on conventional dirt…….tossed a clunker………drops today……..likely will go off too big a price next to give this Knapp runner another look


race 6    below average clarity

2  Lindante   tepid top choice seemingly has never worked better and his best effort to date was his lone effort down the SA hill grass course………..and it was his MSW debut

1  Monsieur Power   turf sprinter in Ireland…….not too hot in two USA races but both were one mile grass races……….6 1/2 furlongs down the hill today for Gallagher and company

5  Snuggley Bear   very consistent sort on multiple surfaces including the SA hill grass course……..but he sure needs to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch (12 0 6 2)……top gun up enhances his chances of breaking the disappointing hanging habit

3  Act 


race 7    average clarity

5  Songforjohnmichael   both lifetime wins and significant efforts came turf to dirt………last at one mile on the SA dirt fits solidly at today’s higher level…….but…….he will need to produce off of a dirt race this time around……..obviously I’m thinking he will 

3  Valley Cat    this 1 1/4 mile race seemingly sets up for a late runner and that surely is what this 7 year old gelding is…… gun Bejarno likely will bide his time and let him run in the late stages

7  Wanstead Gardens    another late runner but with fewer credentials than our 2nd selection…….but he is 1st time under Sadler’s care and is bred to run all day long

6  Death Star


race 8    average clarity

8  Jet Trick   should finish up well today cutting back from a route to a 6F sprint………..nice reassuring bullet 3F drill since his last……seems likely to be in the hunt from the get go

7  Bodie Bojangles    D’Amato 1ster finished up his work regiment as though he is sharpening when it counts the most…… in right before his maiden debut……..and I doubt this is a tune-up as he is  available for $30K today and was purchased just 3 months ago for $50K 

3  Aaron’s Thunder   last which run on 22 August was decent and disguised by a bad trip…….returns as a first time gelding which usually moves a horse forward…….better trip today + improved horse (gelding) = trip to the circle of joy

9  Commander King

1  Lucky Shoes to Win

11  Arigato

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Santa Anita for Thursday 23 October 2014

Decent card to start the new week of thoroughbred racing at majestic and historic Santa Anita. Let’s call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always! 


race 1    slightly above average clarity

1  Holiday Maker   all three lifetime races are very solid effort/fig wise for today’s given level……..Bejarano sticks around hinting that this Baltas filly has remained in relatively good health/form

5  Lady Dash   two year old filly is on the improve especially since fronts were put on her 2 races back……..Maldonado seemingly can get a nice stalk position which he utilized in her latest and led to a 5L maiden breaking win

3  Desert Thief   blinkers off to shake things up for this filly who has been racing over her head too much……she isn’t today if of course she has remained in good condition……..fits fine here if she is still in good shape


race 2    average clarity

4  Morning Coffee   last race her 1st at a route of ground looks like trash…….but it wasn’t as she did well to only get beat by 21 lengths as she ran way too wide up on a solid pace…….amazingly my adjusted for trouble Santucci (pace and position in this case) fig worked out to be par for today’s more realistic level of racing………Mario Gutierrez (especially for owner Reddam) will be out to make amends

5  American Legacy   wide trip near the pace setters at a mile on the turf in last……..did awfully well to only get beat by 7 in a $100k Stakes race……….1st on the dirt but her pedigree seems adequate for it ………11 post in last……..5 post today……..such a deal

1  Daddy’s Dou   solid 13L easy in win to graduate.……..bred to handle a route of ground awfully well……..might feel really good for today coming off such a seemingly stress free effort……..likely in the hunt from the get go


race 3    average clarity

4  All Star Bub   not much on the grass in latest but her two efforts sprinting on the Dmr AW fit fine here if of course she handles her 1st at a route of ground and her 1st on conventional dirt…….owns a pedigree that says that she will…….and there is that S. Cal alarm bell:  1st time Bejarano

6  Bullwinkle Babe   set a fast pace in her 1st ever going “long” at a couple of levels lower in last………..vastly improved drill since and the step up of a couple of levels hint the effort muscled her up………stout jock with speed in Maldonado and he wisely remains aboard

5  Appealing Lady   this Sadler two year old filly fits if she is still in relatively good health but why race her in a high priced open claimer at a route when MSW Cal breds (especially at a route) might be a softer spot and for more purse money……..flip a coin

1  Yes Yes Baroness


race 4    average clarity

8  Flowinwiththebreeze   toss out her last her 2nd lifetime start which was on the sod as she sure has weak breeding for it…….showed life on the Dmr AW in her maiden debut following a rotten start………working very stoutly at Slr hinting that the SA dirt will be a plus…….seems dangerous with a better break from the gate 

2  Comin’offthebench   very solid looking works for this Diodoro five year old 1ster training at Boi and Eld and with her last drill at SA……sure seems ready to roll although it seems odd he goes with a low % rider on maidens in Quinonez who Diodoro seldom rides

7  Goofy Rainbow   useful MSW debut at Lrc 6 weeks ago……..drops and drops off of two strong works at LA………seems dangerous

1  Scattercash


race 5     slightly below average clarity

2  Pretentious   so so in last his 2nd lifetime start……….nice effort in MSW debut running 3rd with not the best of trips……..and still finished up well……..1st on the sod and 1st at a route but owns a very good pedigree to handle both

5  Willing to Travel   last seems like a sprint grass tune-up of sorts………why?…………..because Hollendorfer doesn’t run a horse off of short rest too often………13 days since this youngster’s last……..and he showed he can route on the grass in two turf races at Arlington…….connections shooting for his graduation today

4  Film Freak   Tom Proctor has been a touch cold especially by his high standards but he has his two year old training quite sharply…….and…….his colt sure is bred to get the long distance of 9 furlongs on the sod for an October two year old race

1  Miltee  

Long-shot consideration:   6  Soul Driver   26 to 1 in his MSW dirt debut strongly suggests the race was the tune-up for today’s 1st on the lawn and 1st at a route…….Jeff Mullins is solid 1st at a route and……..very stout 1st time on the grass with a given horse……..both occur this afternoon for this two year old colt who is nicely bred for turf and long distance


race 6    average clarity

1  Sheza Eyeopener   4 of her last 5 races since the blinkers were added fit fine here…….and her recent work tab suggests 5 or 6 good efforts is in the cards for today

7  Highly Rated   scratched out of a tougher race this past weekend for this softer spot and she will be a major player in all likelihood if she takes to her 1st ever on conventional dirt…….Bejarano and his agent thing she will………..OK pedigree for it

2  Belonging   2 of her last 3 races fit in this spot and today we get a major league rider upgrade from A Green (pun intended) apprentice to an established rider in Delgadillo…….off since late May but training up to snuff……….well placed to win 

3  Gelila


race 7    average clarity

2  Scooter Bird   needs ample time between starts to run her best (which is the case today) so you know that her connections will have her ready to roll as it will likely be a long wait until she will be in top form again……1st at the 1 1/2 mile marathon distance but she won going away at wire in her only race at 1 1/4

4  Bunairgead   not much since arriving in the good old U S of A but she has been racing versus better…….and maybe more importantly she has one win and one 2nd in two 1 1/2 mile grass races in Ireland

1  Aguafria    has run well with a month or two between starts in France……..5 months off in both of her starts in the USA………so back in two weeks this time around hints she is doing well and might move forward this afternoon……..1st in a marathon but she sure is bred well to handle one


race 8    average clarity

3  Nextdoorneighbor   does her best running on the SA dirt and this is likely her last race on it’s surface until late December…….solid layoff run in last……claimed by a good 1st out after a claim trainer in Diodoro……..and a decent recent reassuring drill put in since his last……..sure seems up for a repeat of his last or better…….and his last fits

1  Runninforbackpay   running at small circuit racetracks where he has been highly competitive when his connections see fit to put him in a claiming race……..nice record on conventional dirt to boot (16 8 2 3)

9  Golden Triumph   obviously not the best of claims…..snatched for $16K…… for $8K four weeks later………ouch……..but his recent a.m. work hints he might have a race left in him…….the kind you can use at the windows but wouldn’t want to claim

4  Warren’s Jeff G.

7  Bench Press

6  Waitwaitdonttellme


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