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Santa Anita for Wednesday 17 March 2010


Handicappers Corner

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Recommended pick 3 part wheels starting in the 5th

7, 8  with  1, 6, 7,  with  1, 4    

7, 8  with  1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11  with  1, 4      40 bets total   


race 1    slightly above average clarity

6  Melbisha   on the improve with every start and French puts J Garcia up who has won 2 of his last 3 mounts for him....strong reassuring works since her last

7  Miss Celebration   barn likes to fire best with short rest so this girl's last race in MSW at a route sure looks like the gimme to drop and be full throttle back in a sprint for today

2  Miss Olivia K   both lifetime races fit fine in this spot.....should get reasonably good position on or near the lead

3  Kiss'em For Me   filly has done little wrong in 3 lifetime sprints....will need more pace than anticipated to show her best


race 2    average clarity

6  Pink Diamond   both lifetime sprints on the synthetic fit is this spot......barn is waking up.....ran 2nd to a basically an unbeatable foe in last

1  Yodelady O   filly runs best at today's 6 furlong distance....race 2 back is a very solid number.....needs to overcome a tendency to hang in late stretch

4  What's The Prize   10 lb apprentice should be able to fly on this quick early ship in......likely loose here and has a shot to go...........all...........the...........way


race 3    average clarity 

6  The Legal Blonde   filly is in good form and back quick which is usually a good thing for the C Lewis barn.......route to 7F is often a positive move for a sprinter

4  Irish Pepper   last two efforts are better than par for this bottom maiden level....Bejarano gets his 4thtry in a row with this girl

1  Sh Sh Shakin'   barn and rider teamed up to score at 51 to 1 (proud to say we had the bomber in our selections) and this 5 year old maiden earned a strong fig with a wide run in her only start back in early Dec.....same race with a better trip would be very competitive here

5  Simply Put   failed as heavy favorite on the big drop down....but.....may move forward 2nd out after the layoff


race 4    slightly below average clarity

7  Sleep Tight   very nice works from Sadler since the claim from Mitchell for this 5 year old mare....proven turf sprinter is bred to handle 1 mile on the sod

6  Victoria Reel   last 6 of 7 grass races fit well in this spot......Gomez is up and this filly is very sharp in her recent works

3  Lilly Fa Pootz   signs point to this mare preferring the grass over the main track....last two efforts on the AW are 2 of her strongest ever on the main track....back to the grass...big potential to fire best ever


race 5    average clarity

8  She's Not Lion   strong move forward in 2nd lifetime race sprinting and now goes long.......barn....rider.....and breeding.... all say that 1st route endeavor won't be a problem

7  Silver Heart   powerful works and light weight apprentice up on seemingly the best speed in the race say here's your wire to wire attempt

3  Torrey Cliffs   consistent sort on the turf or the AW should be motoring late

1  Twistnthenightaway   wide trip in last hides this one's move forward somewhat.....more than 2 months off but last week's 6F bullet drill capped off a nice preparatory work series


race 6    below average clarity

1  Bring It Home   prefers route racing and signs point to this gelding especially liking the 1 mile distance he runs today...barn is solid 2nd out after the layoff which is today's scenario

6  Norvsky   6 for 6 on the board lifetime and the one to beat if he brings his "A" game today

7  Worth Repeating   2nd to a very tough foe in last.....seemingly improving with every start regardless of the time between races

9  Concerto's Thunder   good history when the barn steps this consistent horse up in class....should fire a strong effort but sure does like to hang


race 7    average clarity

4  Canonize   tons of ability and training like a good thing...especially big efforts at today's 6F distance

1  Charm N Chuck   very sharp in the hot trainer/rider combo....should get a nice stalking position and possibly behind a speed duel

6  Moblilized   hard to ignore 3 for 3 in the win column sprinting on the AW.....late runner should be flying late


race 8    slightly below average clarity

5  Kazroad   marked improvement in latest which was in a sprint.....very solid if she can duplicate that effort in today's route run

8  Glass Of Red   last looks like the obvious sprint turf gimme to be fit enough to handle a route grass run today

6  Coracao Beijo   75 % of the dozen grass races this consistent filly has run fit well in this spot

3  Super Sophie  solid close into a soft pace 5 weeks ago in today's same race condition....should be motoring late once again

1, 1a  ENTRY    both 1/2's of the entry have some shot at being competitive in this spot


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