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Santa Anita for 13 Feb 2010

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Fabulous Saturday race-card as far as quality is concerned. As far as a playable betting card I'd rate it a little above average.


Race 1   average clarity

2  Tale Of The bat   1ster has a decent work series for a barn that's hot.....barn has had success with new sire and mom's been a decent producer so far

1  Kim's Leading Lady   woke up in latest back in a sprint after 2 lackluster route races...hopes to keep the trend going

8  Chimu   small barn has had a very good meet....barn has a weak history with 1st time starters but 3 of last 4 works are from the gate...seems well meant in debut

3  Blackman Bay   on the right end of the learning curve and seems to like the 5 1/2 F distance


Race 2    average clarity

2 Boyoboy   impressive win 1st time on the SA synthetic....see few reasons he can't repeat his last performance

5  One Vote   blistering 5/8ths drill 2 weeks ago...not too cocerned about a couple of weeks off.....has been facing better

7  I Wanna Go Fast   nice animal since blinkers on.....seems like 7 F should be a plus


Race 3    average clarity

6  Macias   won his only grass race which was at a route.....solid sprints on the AW....solid work tab...seems poised for a big sprint grass effort

1  Marcello   solid fig in only grass from Baffert say ready to roll....should fly late

4  Ace Of Aces   in good route turf form in the good old U S of A.......only ran in Ireland was an impressive grass sprint at 2...good chance will handle the SA hill


Race 4  above average clarity

1 Blind Luck   smooth runner has been my pick from day one.....she is something special and really showed it last time

4  Switch   tactically I believe she will try to chase the 6 horse....put her away...then try to hold off our top pick

5  La Nez   consistent late runner will be putting in her consistent closing effort


Race 5  below average clarity

1  Sandy Cheeks   rather consistent 4 race career and training up to snuff...1st on the sod but bred to handle the it

3  Great Atlantic   chased a fast pace and tired in a only turf race which was at a route...better effort than it looks on paper....seems better suited for a turf sprint

6  Punctual   speed of the speed here...will attempt to wire most likely....1st turf sire is tossing out turf runners at a high rate so far

8  Roman Charity   sharp work series for 1st attempt on the sod....OK turf pedigree....good rider for the hill course


Race 6    average clarity

1  Dave In Dixie   earned a solid route fig at 2 and it was at SA.....excellent aggressive tightly spaced work series should have this colt get ready to roll

2  Tiz Chrome   love these Baffert / Sadler battles with young quality horses.....Baff's charge looks loose and must be caught

3  American Lion   very solid sprint efforts......bred to get a rout of ground and has top connections to get the mission accomplished


Race 7    average clarity

5  Big Wig   nice improvement 2nd out after a prolonged regiment is improving..... seems to appreciate the 1 mile distance.....should sit close up

4 Becrux   overdo drop for the classy old-timer......last 2 efforts fit fine......the rest of his career efforts would take care of these...does this 8 year old much left in him?

3  Rumba Along   extremely consistent horse especially at the 1 & 1 1/16 mile distances...good post, rider and tactical speed

10  Bonjour   Knapp barn is ice cold and could use a win so this gelding takes a significant drop after the layoff.....and why not drop a 10 year old gelding


Race 8    above average clarity

3  St Trinians   most impressive in all 3 USA races....should get a good stalking the strong 7 lbs less than the morning line favorite

8  Life Is Sweet   life sure was sweet without her stablemate Zenyatta in the B C Classic for F & M's.....recent SA track bias aiding speed types sure is different than the SA she knows....either way she should be tough but she sure could that easy to close at SA synthetic 

5  Zardana   strong surprising Grade 2 win in last chasing a solid pace and winning going away.....can be in the drivers seat at the top of the stretch on the lead 

4  Mushka   consistent closer has trained sharply at a world class training center for this affair...only lost to #8 by a couple at equal carries 7 lbs less than her


Race 9   above average clarity

7  Acclamation   does Flores ever owe this nice colt a good ride...multiple bad trips in a run last way wide close up on solid pace...can get a good stalk position 

1  Misremembered   training connections...should also get a nice stalking position

2  Massone   very consistent closer has never trained better...good turf to AW history and that's what we have here

6  Heavenly Wind   what a difference a few days can make....this speed-ball invader would have had zero shot in this spot any other week of the meet but this one


Race 10   average clarity

3  Royal F J   2 of this geldings 3 grass races are overwhelming figs on Top Turf Today...very tough to beat if we see that today

2  Duke Of Aspen   red hot barn...sizzling work.....and decent grass breeding

1  Royce   sharp sprint AW run off of the layoff in last.....retains Gomez for 1st route run...1st grass run....decent turf breeding...trainer is good 1st time turf

5  Line Of David   good speed and blinkers on today...looks like a wire attempt in 1st lifetime grass run

11  Saw Perfection   solid turf run in last...would have rated higher if it wasn't for the difficult post at a mile



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