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Santa Anita for 20 Feb 2010

Handicappers Corner

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Good card today if the rain last night doesn't mess with the track too much.

Recommend a win/place/show wager on the 2 horse in the 3rd race which is our top choice and she's 12 to 1 in the morning line.

I recommend these pick 3 part wheels (if the 8th race stays on the turf) that start in the   8th  race    6 with 3, 4, 5, 6 with 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10  and another 1, 2, 5, 8 with 6 with 1, 3, 4, 5, 7,10 and another 1, 2, 5, 8 with 3, 4, 5 with 5    60 bets total


Race 1    average clarity...picks OK for turf or the main track

5  Kazroad   positive rider switch and is training as if we can expect career best

3  Cactus Flyer   good chance to get good chase position behind a tiring front runner

4  Terrify   should be loose and lonely on the front....M C Baze is solid on the lead and will need to milk this one as she really tends to tire late


Race 2    average clarity

4  Autocue   4 for 4 on the board on the AW....good history with shoter rest...expecting better today

3  Souvenir Slew   11 of 12 on the board on the AW...same post and same speed lacking scenario he faced in winning his last

7  Heroi Do Bafra    believe his race 2 back would take this affair with even a so so trip.....his last would fit if he can manage a better trip


Race 3    average clarity

2  Ida Of March   exits a fast heat where she got bumped and blocked or could have been much closer at the finish.....nice speed work put in since by Ellis who is due to snap out of the doldrums

9  Melbisha   solid figs in last two efforts and a reassuring drill since...Frech barn is having a good meet

3  Donia   continues to train like a the fact that Baffert didn't drop her to the bottom...believe we'll see best so far today

6  Bruin Ballet   blinkers on and drops out of MSW....might be now or never day with this filly


Race 4    average clarity

5  Precious Duke   just broke maiden by 6 going away at the wire lengths....barn is on fire.......solid improved work since his win

4  Forthreeforeuclid   strong layoff win in last and one of the unplaced horses won yesterday and another placed...good shot to move forward

1  Arkham Asylum   good move forward in 2nd lifetime run and hopes to keep the trend going....good rider/trainer combo


Race 5    above average clarity....picks OK for turf or the main track

3  Fandino   exits a key race run last very stoutly and Canani's tough with 2nd time starters

8  Fyvio  strong move forward in his 2nd lifetime start...good chance to sit close and ponce

10  Silver Style   prolonged tightly spaced work series work some quick drills strongly hints that this colt has some early speed for his MSW debut and is ready

1  Rock Solid King   barn isn't very tough with 1ster timers the last couple of years but the works are too strong to ignore


Race 6    above average clarity

3  Costanta   placed back to the price that Sadler claimed and training sharply...Barn knows how to get it done and appears to mean business here

4  Racy Rosa   I have a good history of knowing when the Eurtonbarn is ready with a 1ster and I believe that is the case today

5  Warren's Moon   solid debut near miss from a barn having as good a meet as they have had in some time...Bejarano sticks around

8  Sea Empress   another barn having a decent meet....blinkers off is usually a good thing from the Sise barn...nice move forward in last and I think the trend can continue


Race 7    average clarity

1  Makit Till Midnite   earned a strong fig with a poor trip in last......1 for 1 at the jock will be out to make amends

13  Perfect Magic   blinkers on and a strong work...great spot to add blinkers because this\a race is void on much speed

7  Alphabet Cat   exits a very fast heat versus much better...should fit well at this low level...barn could use a win

11  Saint Cindy   Cavavawon yesterday shortening up a distance horse with ability to a sprint...same scenario today


Race 8   above average clarity if the race stays on the turf

6  In The Slips   monster on the grass so far...powerful Top Turf Today fig in last

5  Bab At The Bowster   finished the year in GB with a as if 100% ready to roll in his 1st U S of A run

1  Ghost Girl   solid strong out turf win in Chicago....daddy is one hot new grass sire...Walsh is tough 1st time under her tutelage

2  Camile C   good chance to get loose and will be difficult to catch if she is allowed to slow things down......IF THE RACE GETS TAKEN OFF OF THE GRASS THE PICKS ARE   2  8  1  3 WITH BELOW AVERAGE CLARITY  


Race 9   average clarity

6  Ventana   appearsready for best ever with a solid improve in last and strong works since

4  Dancing In Silks   last was rather disappointing...need to see a rebound...if so lookout

5  Bestdressed   decent history at 7F....will be flying late especially if we get more pace than anticipated


Race 10   average clarity

5  Serious Form   strong work series from a barn that can get it done with a the fact the horse is 4 and a gelding...why wait

3  Chailepis

7  A Pint For Mary

1  Spinco Bob

4  Magic Dust










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