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Santa Anita for Friday 26 Feb 2010

Handicappers Corner

Last time I suggested that we had a good playable card was on the 20th of Feb. and we had quite the day. Well this card looks as good to me with all the races appearing playable with 4 of the 8 races having "above average clarity" and the other 4 having average to slightly above average clarity.


Race 1    above average clarity

3  Park Time Luck   sharp claim by has been competitivein all four lifetime races.....both races run at 6 F are better figs than these have run

4  You Know I Wancha   solid improvement with the blinkers added in her last 2 races......6 1/2 F helps because she finishes strong when some others in here flatten

Race 2    above average clarity

6  Get Off The Sugar   won nicely at this level in last fresh off of the bench and seemingly runs fine back in 2 or 3 weeks rest.....should be prominent thru-out

4  Sidepocket Lou   sharp gelding right now.....good rider/trainer team...jockey Amador usually rides well when he gets a capable horse like he did yesterday with our top pick in the 2nd race where he gave a Willie The Fox a stellar ride....very underrated jock

5   Aquicksting   last win for this front running typewas with today's jock....will try to clear and take them gate to wire    

Race 3    above average clarity

4  Lullabytime   has been facing quite a bit better and there seems to be a high likelihood that Talamo will be able to get over andsave some ground on or near a slow pace

6  Powerofvoodoo   last win came with short rest like today......does tend to hang in the stretch...also has been facing better

1  Spell Caster   needed last off of the layoff and ship from are sharp and I believe this mare will be on or near the lead in this pace-less affair 

Race 4    average clarity

4  Ivory Fudge   sure like young horses who are proven at sprint distances and have been routing and now turn back in distance to a 7 F sprint...that's the scenario for this Sadler charge

6  Fly Boy   bred to sprint and this 1ster is training sharply for O'Neal who had great successwith 1st time starters in 2009

5  Sand Seas   showed life back in Nov in his MSW debut......laid up 3 months but training well enough to be considered ready off the break

Race 5    average clarity

1  Our Partner   extremely consistent figs that fit......Mitchell trained.....Bejarano up......and the 1 post at 1 mile.....too many in the plus column to ignore

6  Skellytown   deservedly steps up after having won 3 straight races on the grass.......appears to be on the improve....appreciates the 1 mile distance

7  Kris Silver  needs to avoid a speed duel with the 3 horse or will most likely be cooked...does hint that he might rate and still perform well

Race 6    above average clarity

8  Total Bull   Powerful efforts in all three lifetime races including an eye popping run in last getting caught wide pressing a monster pace....1st long but bred well for it......should be prominent thru-out 

5  Launching Pad   only route race was easily the best effort of this 4 year old's career.....back to a route today after a so so sprint run.....solid relatively new trainer

3  Never   very well proven at a route...has caught some tough fields

7  Mr. Hot Stuff   blinkers off this colt in hopes of finding last years ability....ran 3rd with them off last year in the SA derby

race 7    average clarity

3  Lamm   earned a solid fig and a poor positional grade from Top Turf Today yet still managed a closing 3rd off of a long layoff.....proven long and adds blinkers so I expect this colt to sit close up in a race seemingly set for speed

4  Temerity   showed life in only grass race which was in a sprint...proven at a route on the AW so this gelding so do just fine around 2 grassy turns as well...owns a little speed in a race void of it

8  Brushburn   tough 8 post especially with the rail out at 30 feet but owns some strong turf figs...Talamo needs a clever ride

2  Warren's Tony R.   some of this colt's better runs are fresh off of the bench like today

race 8   average clarity

8  Renzo Sean   solid move forward in last......that race would make him the one to beat...any move forward and he would be very tough to beat

6  Prince Novetti   good trainer/rider team.....bad trip in last yet still ran 2nd at today's level

9  Casa O   nothing special about the morning work tab but Sadler has had many 1sters ready to roll for their debut for the past 15 months or so 

3  Who's Your Widady   showed little in only start last July but takes that ever dangerous drop out of MSW to the bottom

5  Bernsie's Baby   last race fits for this level....but....when was the last time Van Berg got 2 straight good  races out of a horse

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 10:35 am by brian · Permalink
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