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Santa Anita for Sunday 28 Feb 2010

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

Recommended pick 3 part wheel  3rd race  1, 2, 6 with 3, 5, 6, 9 with 2, 4       24 bets

Race 1    average clarity

2 Candy Arches not the best of journeys in latest and still only got beat by 4..... often flattens a little at 1 1/16miles  so the 1 mile distance should help

1  Outside Shot consistently competitive in all 6 lifetime route races and at 4 different racetracks.....good history back in short rest....plenty of speed to soften things up for his off pace style

4  Absolute Glory improved since the blinkers became part of his repertoire four races ago.....closer gets what he needs...a projected solid pace up front

Race 2    average clarity

4  Minute Limit easily the best turf credentials in this group....only concern is the possible lack of pace for her closing style

3  Glided Gem on the improve with every start albeit in the has yet to produce a grass runner but dad (Smarty Jones) is hot new turf sire

1  Barbara's Love just claimed and steps up quite a bit but she's got some early foot in a race that lacks it


Race 3    average clarity

2  Point Attended new trainer takes over has has put 5 tightly spaced works into this gelding and drops.....easily has done his best running at today's 6F distance

1  Capt. Sparrow great job of training by Carava since he claimed back in Nov.....on the improve with every start and up the claiming ladder....had about 6 lengths of trouble in last and still won

6  My Man Murf 3rd out only after a very long layoff of 26 months......bullet 4F drill out of nowhere last week hints that this horse maybe coming around to his 2007 form

Race 4   average clarity (picks OK for turf or AW)

6  Sensational News pricey 4 year old is training as if he is something special and ready to roll in his maiden debut...not only is he hitting the track every 5 days but he owns some bullet drills

3  Danzing Tribal low % barn but used to be decent with 1st timers and this gelding is training like a runner ........good hint he's ready in debut is that Mike Smith wants the mount

5  Sweet Maker decent maiden debut run exactly 1 year ago today...was 27 to 1 that day so I doubt he was fully wound say he is today...very nice turf breeding

9  Milyone Shirreffs has sent out 2 recent winners very similar to this horse......they like this guy looked like they could use a drop in class but didn't....recent bullet drill hints at another wake up

Race 5    average clarity

4  Diplo in my notes on this horse I said "good stretch, very big strides.....that says to me he should appreciate a route of ground...bred to handle the middle distances like 1 mile

2  Johnnie Gold Avila barn has a dismal record record with 1st timers but this colt is working exceptionally well and the trainer has put both speed and endurance into him

1  Rocque's Gold useful debut was probably the tune-up for today's route race....blinkers on so he may show markedly better early speed especially from the post...good trainer/jockey combo

5  Ministers D'oro another with a useful debut....solid breeding especially for a Cal bred to get the 1 mile distance....Gomez sticks with the youngster

Race 6   average clarity (picks OK for turf or the AW)

5  Sky Marni 5 wins and 2 2nd's in this gal's last 9 starts including a solid move forward 1st after the claim in last...only grass race was on the hill and it fits as well

4  Justincredible works hint at a rebound for this filly today.....lead type only so far in her career so Mike Smith sure seems like the right guy for the job

6  Sindyfromsantacruz very competitive in 7 of 8 career races and Mitchell trained....not much more to say then that

3  Victory Dancer improving horse since learned to rate......just claimed and some nice works put in by the new like somewhat  more if the race shifts to the AW

Race 7    average clarity

8  Haka last race run on the AW was at SA last Feb ....that race would crush these...maybe just a case of too many races on the grass

2  Woman Warrior set nasty nasty fractions in last...lookout if new jock gets her to slow down

3  Madel on the improve with every start....nice 5F drill in prep. for 1st route run

5  Fund Raiser consistent runner....trains as if she should fire once again

Race 8   average clarity (picks OK for the turf or AW)

2  Liberian Freighter nice prep in last and full throttle today...can rate and that's big here...should be a brutal pace up front

6  Compari terrific speed-ball will have to fly to win or learn to rate....Gomez up may really help this type

5  Red Sun owns good speed as well......has rated just off the pace would behove the jock to do the same today

3  Kalookan Storm one of the few true closers in the race......great spot for a horse that is a little short of the top horse's in here

Race 9    average clarity

1  Gray Zulu works say very ready...barn is very reliable when they show solid drills

10  Chimu horrid start out of the gate then looked like a racehorse....Bejarano can make amends

5  Time To Think Rich 1ster sure seems ready with his good looking work tab for this level

6  Duty Before Honor same as above

13  Born To Shop already proved he's very fast early and now blinkers on...shot to wire

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