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Santa Anita for Saturday 27 Feb 2010


Handicappers Corner

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O.K.  card today if the rain overnight night doesn't mess with the track too much.

recommended pick 3 part wheel that starts in race 4     1, 8 with 1, 3, 6, 7 with 1, 4, 6, 8

Card was cancelled


Race 1   average clarity

6  Initial Impression two better than they look races on the turf....nice works since...bred to handle the AW just fine

5  Verbicaro bred to be a dent sprinter and training like one as well....could have raced at GG but brothers to ship in for this

3  Flying Suances usually tough to judge when a Vienna 1ster is ready to run because he always trains them lightly and mostly on the training track.......Gomez is up so maybe ready?


Race 2    above average clarity

7  Humble Maggie Go decent maiden claiming debut.....should be able to sit very close to the lead in this spot.....barn is solid with 2nd time starter

1  Simply Put only the 4th career race over 2 1/4 years so Sadler wisely drops to the bottom to greatly enhance the chances of this physically troubled horse...simply put it sure would take guts to claim him

3  Skylights race 2 back her maiden debut was a par like effort for this level and today's jock was aboard today....should be closing late


Race 3   average clarity

6  Laser Point strong move forward in last and Gomez sticks around.....needs to avoid a speed duel.....has rated when necessary in the past

3  One Shot seems like the speed of the speed.....tough guy to pass late sometimes.....digs in....has a shot especially if the precipitation firms up the inside

5  Shelter Island deep closer gets of plenty of speed to run at late and a new higher win percentage jock aboard

Race 4    average clarity


8  Dana Dynamo very competitive sort in all 4 lifetime runs....bred for the grass (doubt it will stay on the grass) but I like him even more if they move the race o the AW.......giant work series hints this gelding is even better at four years of age

1  One Man's Delight unless one of the two 1st timers have speed this gelding has the speed to get away and maybe never look back

4  Dontmesaroundwitjim long layoff but another who has proved himself and is working as if all set to roll after the long hiatus from the track

2  Cee's Closing Time ever since the blinkers and fronts were removed this horse has shown some life

Race 5   average clarity

7  Marquet Rebel solid fig for this level in last.......barn has 9 2nd's in 27 starts & no wins......drops to get one and end the jinx

3  Phantom Strike many sprint numbers fit fine......Walsh has sharp in the morning......the route endeavor is the ? mark

6  Country Tough back to the AW & back to Mr Gomez....only route race on the AW was a winner and with today's jock in the saddle

1  Pacific Halo shockingly decent run at 64 to 1.......that was sprinting.....flashed big two turn pace at Fpx last Summer......wire to wire attempt with a good speed rider up

Race 6    average clarity

4  Shine'n Time Smith seems to be a good fit with this are better than ever...believe can fire best ever and handle the class rise

6  Seedless probably needed last somewhat and a strong 6F drill since....should be very tough on the anticipated move forward

8  Euro Gal very competitive since the blinkers were added....stout rider/trainer team...only win on the SA Pro-ride

1  Phoenician Star has done nothing wrong in 2 lifetime starts....Walsh barn has really been getting it done lately

Race 7   below average clarity


2  Mind The Minister last 2 races run on the grass then the AW fit well in this spot.....T C Baze knows this animal well

9  Storm Brave earned a very strong (bad trip) fig sprinting in last at 40 to 1 in what I think was a tune-up for today's route run....entered last for 22.5K to get weight break but enters for 25K this time which says to me that the horse kind of surprised the barn a bit in his last

7  Changing horse has run well in the past back in a couple of weeks rest......believe he'll fire back in only 8 days rest as well...solid rider/trainer team

3  Cavanal drop drop drop....maybe gets it done before it's too late

Race 8   below average clarity

5  Setsuko 2 very impressive races since Mandella added blinkers to his colt......proven at the distance is always a big plus for these early 3 year old Graded races...and this fellow is

4  Outlaw Man big move forward in last at 1 1/8 miles...race was on the sod but if McPeek / Gomez think the Pro-ride fits  that's good enough for me

2  Kettle River on the improve with every start and the sharp work tab says that the trend should continue....runs as if the extra 1/16 of a mile won't be a problem

9  Alphie's Bet furious stretch run into ry slow pace was most impressive....blinkers on to sit closer.....continues to train sharply


Race 9    Above average clarity

1  Krakow Queen strong fractions in her maiden debut last....good gate jock and only 5F to run says wires if breaks

3  Dos Veinte 1ster is training up to snuff and gets a good speed rider in Valdez.....hinting of speed in his morning work

7  R. C. Storm blinkers on for a filly who has already flashed some decent speed....5F fits this filly who is usually gassed just after 5+ furlongs....very big price most likely

5  Binky's Sister barns awakening and this is the only mount of the day for Flores....long time to stick around for a aren't showing much but?

9  Excessive Chatter showing some ability but has a tough post for a 5F race....chances enhance if he gets a couple of scratches inside of him


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