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Santa Anita for Saturday 13 March 2010


Handicappers Corner

The races sure seemed to make more sense to me from the 5th race on. You might want to take it easy early.

recommended exacta box in race 5   1, 2, 5, 9       12 bets

recommended 9th race double part wheel  5, 6, 7 with 9, 11, 13    9 bets

race 1    average clarity

2  Kalookan Commando   good close up position in an affair lacking pace...has shown life in all 5 lifetime starts

7  Working Capital   takes the logical drop out of MSW to a level that should make him a contender....bad trip in last hides him somewhat

8  Quillotano   get a great rider closing rider to match his running style..will need more pace than anticipated to put in his best

1  Swiss Emperor   works seem a little better than we have seen to date so maybe more animal today

race 2    average clarity

1  Twoformeoneforyou   should be able to sit close to a suspect leader and challenge by the 2nd turn

4  Sports Edition   deep closer keeps catching paceless affairs  and may be involved in another...if not her chances are enhanced

7  Sally Says So   the effort 3 back fits fine in this spot...rider switch to Espinoza who has been getting the "live" runners in the Lewis barn of late

race 3    below average clarity

4  Dan The Captain   tepid top choice in a wide open looking race.....prolonged tightly spaced work series appears to have wound up like a top for his MSW debut...last 4 works...24 furlongs in 19 days

6  Valkyrie Missile   nice move forward in last with the blinkers removed and a strong 5F reassuring drill since

3  Groshawk   1st time in the red hot Baffert barn and is training as if he is a runner with the blinkers off for his 2nd lifetime start

race 4    slightly below average clarity

2  I'mneverwrong   has been unlucky in her career so far running into trip trouble that wasn't her or her jocks fault a couple of times....should have a decent shot at the top prize with a clean closing trip

6  Elegant   all 3 lifetime efforts on the synthetic and the hill are par like efforts fig wise for what it takes to break your maiden...might win duplicating those efforts and would be very tough with any move forward

3  Holy Flapper   41 to 1 in debut on the main track and the fact that mom has thrown 5 grass winners says her MSW debut was the tune-up for full throttle go today

1  Kaysa Deeya    difficult post on the hill for a 1ster but Sadler has a solid record with 1st timers on the grass

race 5    slightly above average clarity

9  Massone   has been running well versus much better and is consistent.... should be very tough with a reasonable trip

1  One Track Mind   good chance to get what he thrives upon which is a loose and lonely lead with a good route speed rider aboard

5  Joshua's Dream   another consistent sort who should appreciate the extra 1/16 furlong and may find himself in a nice chase position

2  Tap It Light   impressive win off of  the 1 1/3 year layoff....and maybe even more impressively hasn't missed a beat since in his morning work

race 6   above average clarity

3  Run Over You   beaten less than 3 lengths in his last 7 sprint races.....just claimed.....mid pace runner gets plenty of front runners to close into

1  My Man Sumo   Mullins won a couple yesterday and both were with significant drop downs....same scenario here and this horse that will be far back early and seemingly gets a race with predictably strong pace up front

8  White Lace Jimmy   long layoff but consistently fires in sprint affairs and has a closer profile that  fits the race scenario

10  A Royal Tizzy   hoping Joe T takes back and gets over and if this occurs I think he gives this one his best shot at competing in this spot

race 7    above average clarity

8  Zenyatta    what's really scary about this fabulous undefeated mare is that she seems to like that Pro-ride surface at SA the best of all

5  Striking Dancer   kind of doubt you will see this filly on the grass much anymore because she sure has shown a liking to the synthetic surfaces running long....will need a total clunker from ZENMASTER to win

7  Gripsholm Castle   impressive 1st ever run in the good old U S of A and 1st ever on the guess is we will see even more today

9  Floating Heart   gets in light because I believe Talamo can make the 111 lb.  assigned weight when many of the riders in here can't....should really help her finish in the stretch

race 8    average clarity

1A  Warrens Attack Cat   very impressive late run into little pace versus seasoned veteran grass horses in last.....barn has been hot with quite a few upsets this 1 is an OK toss in to boot

6  Top Feeling   good meet for a small barn and they do a nice job with their alw stock...1st or 2nd in last 4 starts

5  Renegade Storm   strong late runner sure finished fast in her our top choice she will need to avoid getting blocked with a full field of 12 to get past

2  Thorondor   1 year and 1 week since her last race but training well enough to be considered ready and the fact that Leparoux accepts the mount seems to hint she is as well

race 9   above average clarity

6  Dave In Dixie   very impressive run in last considering in was off a 4 1/2 month layoff...strong works since...high likelihood moves forward

7  Caracortado   Paul Atkinson dream horse can get another good stalking trip and has a decent shot at remaining undefeated

5  Sidney's Candy   powerful looking horse should be on or near the lead from the get and a big threat if he handles his 1st route run

race 10    average clarity

9  Tribal Witch   exits a fast heat with a bad trip that hides his awakening in last

13  Good Night Gyrene   really seems to be rounding into top form...very strong works for a guy like Vienna

7  Joint Agreement   way overdo drop to a level she might not hang in the stretch

2  Hit The Brix   all 3 lifetime runs fit fine for today's level

11  Racing Rachel   nice winning return to the races after the 10 month layoff....very dangerous with a decent move forward and an OK trip


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