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Santa Anita for Thursday 25 Feb 2010

Handicappers Corner

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Recommended play (Another hit yesterday in the only play that went because the other play was scratched out on a day with far too many scratches....that pick 3 part wheel hit and made us over 4 to 1 on our investment)     7th race double part wheel    2, 5, 7 with 5, 8


Race 1   average clarity

4  Recess   very likely that this consistent filly gets a perfect chase position and will ponce on turn 2 or the stretch.....responses well for T C Baze

2  Twoformeoneforyou   impossible post in last....sat last in a paceless race......will sit much closer today and the small field should help her put in a clean closing trip


Race 2    average clarity

5  Willie The Fox   improving with every are very impressive for this level....shipper can range up nicely from the outside

4  Really Uptown   also on the improve and has a good running line history back with shorter's scenario


Race 3    average clarity

5  Ms Margaritaville    barn is starting to heat and drops this filly to get to the promised rider/trainer combo

3  Maddyaboutyou   57 to 1 for Ron Ellis says gimme city in MSW turf tightening run down the hill....drops fitter and ready.....Ellis is due to bust out of a mini-slump 

4  Thriving Ivory   low % trainer has this filly training as if ready and well meant for her debut into the racing world


Race 4    above average clarity

5  Lucks Mine   looks loose in this spot and with Mike Smith aboard he will be mighty difficult to catch

6  Tribal Face   wide trip in last on the AW and still only beat by 4 1/2.....1st on the grass but bred for it......T C Baze will be going after the chase position...a good position to be in in this paceless looking affair

2  Siberian Heart   solid 1st run on the turf and it was on the hill....will need more pace than anticipated and if she gets it she may run by them all


Race 5   average clarity

5  Prince Of Gotham   only one big name trainer in this race and he has as good an animal of anybody in the race...and oh ya...that Bejarano guy is aboard

2  Gobler's Knob   barn loves to tune-up with a sprint before running long....that's the scenario here......impressive recent work too

3  Warren's Kong   horrid record for Hall Of Fame trainer but he sure got this colt to turn things around with the blinkers off...3 year old versus older but a 10 lb break


Race 6    average clarity

5  First Settler   very solid MW debut run on the sod especially considering it was run at today's 1 mile distance...should show plenty of improvement in 2nd lifetime start

8  I'mneverwrong   only race run that was impressive was her race run at today's distance...positive rider switch

3  Pulpit Magic   here your wire to wire attempt and with a good front running jockey aboard

4  Indiara   nice work series appears to have this 1st time on the grass Harty charge ready for her first grass run....pretty decent turf pedigree...only mount of the day for Gomez seems significant


Race 7    average clarity

5  Heavenly N' Free   bad trip in last hides this one's ability....keeps training most impressively and gets a big positive rider change

7  A Clever Ten   sharper drills for this unlucky (not the best of trips) filly who retains the services of hot riding Bejarano

2  Bran Jammas very reliable trainer when he shows powerful works like this one has......long long layoff but I believe she's ready


Race 8    above average clarity

8  Holladay Road   long hiatus from the track but work series says all set to roll off of the layoff...has faced better and earned some very big figs on Top Turf Today albeit on the grass  

5  Big Jay   chased a fast pace in last and rightfully tired late.....back with shorter rest for a hot barn says much more today...can be prominent thru-out

10  Devil On The Road   takes an awfully big drop out of MSW but barn is in need of a win or two...a big factor if the same horse?

4  Silverado Gold   needed last and should show more today

9  Jade Ruler   OK run in last his 1st at a route....stronger work since suggests we will see more today





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