Printer Friendly View Printer Friendly View

Santa Anita for Thursday 11 March 2010

Handicappers Corner

Good looking card with 5 of the 8 races having better than average clarity in the eyes of yours truly.


Feel good about this superfecta part wheel in the 4th race

2, 5 with 6 with ALL with ALL    ( number 5 scratched so 24 bets)

2,5 with ALL with 6 with ALL

24 wagers total  

race 1    average clarity

1  Nicole H   set way too far a pace-lessaffair at 3 to 5 at GG.....should sit on or near the lead withSolis back aboard with few early challengers

3  Vision oIn Gold   bet hard in debut and had a lousy trip in a sprint...barn is decent first at a route...jock will be out to make amends

2  Maria's Dane   turf legged up and only race on the main track is better than it appears on paper

race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Unusual Smoke   race lacks speed and he's got of the best rider/trainer combo on the grounds...1 for 1 at today's distance

2  Great Siege   good move forward in last and might forward again......may need to stay closer then normal in what looks like a slow paced affair

race 3    average clarity

5  Done   sure like when Baffert finishes off his work regiment with a series of gate works for a maiden claiming 1ster

9  Warrens Royal Lady   barn has had a great meet...last race fits OK but what we are really looking for is the strong effort this filly showed 3 back in her maiden debut  where she only lost by 1 with 7 lengths of trip trouble

8  Massive Reaction   strong work series especially from someone like Becerra who has really woken up this meet

4  Got A Plan  very positive  rider switch should help this filly improve a few lengths

race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  Stash   hand ride win in last was decent pace and final time...just claimed by Mitchell and put back on the grass...seems like he snatched a very sharp horse who can handle the step up

5  Royal Taat   all her figs on the hill fit very solidly here until her last run....a ton if makes a rebound of any significance

6  Carnival Queen   has found a new home sprinting and seems to be on the improve....Gomez is tough with closers on the hill.....does tend to hand a little

race 5    slightly above average clarity

8  Rebecca   very solid work tab for a barn that is very reliable when they work  a 1ster hard....ready for debut

6  Saltendipity   has done little wrong in 2 lifetime starts and I see little reason that she won't continue her competitiveness

2  Classy Eva   lookout if we get a decent trip and see her effort she gave 2 back in her MSW debut which was impressive

4  Dani Strike   steady stream of decent regular works may have this 1ster wound up and ready to roll....Talamo has won his last 3 of 8 mounts for the Cavara barn

race 6    average clarity

3  Majestic Afleet   horrendous start in only grass race which was run on the hill.....still closed some into an absolutely pace-less race...bred fine to handle 1 mile on the grass

2  Raging Wit   ran creditably versus better in both lifetime grass races....Mott is due to get his barn rolling

1  Line Of David   on the improve with every start....1 for 1 on the sod......and one hot rider/trainer combo

race 7    slightly above average clarity

4  Lions Story   believe will move forward 2nd out after the layoff and can sit back off of what should be a blistering pace

5  Domonation   deep closer seemingly gets the big pace up front that he dreams about .....and with an excellent rider on sprint closers in Bejarano

6  Daylight Storm   big fig in his last race way back in early as well as any laid up animal from the Dominquez barn in quite some time...sure think he's ready fresh

9  Winter Camp    speed of the speed will have to fly to get loose here and will surely earn his victory if he can pull off a win here

race 8    slightly above average clarity

3  Harmony's Hope   MSW dropper can fly late here even at 5F.....last 3 figs are better than par for this level especially strong is his last run on the AW

7  Our Bellini Bikini   another O'neal / Bejarano dropper...bombed in last night's last at odds on.....needs to avoid a speed duel with our very fast early 4th pick

5  Sweet Patriot   long layoff  but the  works are up to snuff to be considered ready...only lifetime start is solid

8  I Smell Victory   speedball gets what he needs a 5F race....barn is 0 for the last 2 years...they have some shot to break the spell here

1  Unusual Fantasy   small drop should help...does need to move forward or get a great trip to compete for the top prize


Posted on March 11, 2010 at 11:01 am by brian · Permalink
In: Free Information