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Santa Anita for Friday 19 March 2010


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Recommended pick 3 part wheel starts in race number 5    2, 3, 5, 8  with  4, 5, 7  with 2, 3       24 bets


race 1    slightly below average clarity

4  Glory Pride   all 4 lifetime grass efforts fit decently in this spot...has caught some solid fields

5  Fifie's Fantasy   strong maiden claiming debut winner now switches to route turf and is bred to like it......has plenty of early speed to get good position into turn 1

3  Full Mandate   plenty of rest since eased in USA debut 4 months ago......ran 2nd twice to quite a bit better last Summer/Fall in Great Britain


race 2    slightly below average clarity

6  Sunny Peace   claimed...rested....and training great for new barn....can get a nice chase position.....barn might be waking up

2  Hot 'n Lacey   looks loose here with a solid speed rider aboard

1  Gula Girl   back with very short rest off of a much improved effort...big shot if this mare can handle being wheeled back in 6 days



race 3    average clarity

7  Squallcreek   love when Mitchell snatches a sharp grass horse which he has done here......should be on or near the lead

5  Pleasure To Ride   positive turf rider switch....jock should be able to get a nice chase position.....something the horse responses to

1  Fire Break   last looks like a grass sprint tune-up.....solid (bad trip) effort 2 back fits and it was at today's distance of 1 mile


race 4    slightly below average clarity

7  Blackman Bay   on the right end of the learning curve and now we get a positive rider switch to Gomez

2  Afleet Cowboy   tightly spaced prolonged work series strongly suggests that this 1ster is fit and ready to roll in his maiden debut

1  Country Impact   on the improve with every start....needs the trend to continue

5  Caracas   2 for 2 lifetime in the bad trip department....blinks on to help focus.....Espinoza sticks with the horse


race 5    average clarity

2  Enriched   believe this gelding is best on the turf....has run a nice 2nd to a very tough foe in his last two grass when chases

5  Hyades   impressive win for this GB shippers 1st U S of A race.....repeat of that effort competes well here

3  Riviera Cocktail   strong late runner runs all day so the 1 1/8 suites him well

8  Gothic Samurai   looks to clear and slow things down up front...not a lot of speed in here


race 6    average clarity

7  Ishmael   race seemingly sets up for his closing style....excellent history at today's distance

4  Buyer's Remose   seems to cherish time off between races and gets it.....strong recent 6F work has sharp....mid pack running style fits the pace scenario 

5  Joyful Success   has been facing better.....needs to avoid a speed duel


race 7    slightly above average clarity

2  Mr Gruff   wow 3 for 4 on the hill and the rest of the field combined have only 3 starts (0 wins) on the hill.....long layoff but has a terrific work series

3  Prairie City Road   highly competitive horse in all 8 lifetime starts.....dangerous barn ships in from GG and gets Talamo to ride who sure handles horses well on the hill course

7  Kelly Lark   quality laid up animal handles the turf, the dirt, the AW so he has a good chance to adjust well to the SA hill of sod

1  Papa Bear   owns some nice grass sprint efforts in New York......24 to 1 in last suggests that was a tune-up for today


race 8    slightly above average clarity

7  Lady Adelle   an absolute ton in here if her health has remained intact

1  Pay For Play   drops out of MSW just like the 7 horse but with a lesser resume

4  Sweet And Jazzy   good enough work series to consider that she is mean and ready for her racing debut

5  R. C. Storm   big wake up in last chasing a decent pace 3 wide....turn back of 1/2 furlong should help this filly

6  Youvegotthatright   21 to 1 in her 6 horse field maiden debut says that race was needed and that we can expect more from her today




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