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Santa Anita for Sunday 21 March 2010


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recommended 1st race double part wheel to get the day off to a good start

4, 5 with 3, 4    4 bets      

race 1    slightly above average clarity

5  Punctual    barn is not afraid to lose a horse on the drop speed in here so he should be loose and lonely on the front end

4  Imperatriz   impressive close into a dogged pace in her last which was a solid move forward...big drill since....believed poised for a top effort

1  Miss Seemless   on the right end of the learning curve....1st time Bejarano which  is a strong positive factor on the Cal circuit....can fly if there is more pace than anticipated

race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Sidepocket Lou  toss out this one's last because he flattens out when he runs past 6 furlongs.......race 2 back at today's distance is a substantial fig/effort

4  Scottish Diamond   extremely consistent solid runs for this gelding.....just claimed....can the new barn (just claimed) keep him running as well ?

6  Orientation Hall   vet scratch 2 weeks ago but it's hard not to use a small barn that has won 4 of it's 5 starts at the SA meeting

7  Pack Your Bags   overdo do drop to pay some bills and earn his keep in the barn....I've been there

race 3    slightly below average clarity

6  Burna Dette   scratched out of a Stakes race yesterday for this easier spot....does his best running on the synthetic and on the SA AW in particular

5  Fund Raiser   yet to miss the board in 6 lifetime starts and turns back to a 7F sprint race from 2 route races which is usually a solid manuver 

4  Blame The Wine   sure love these stats   4 2 2 0  at 7F and 10 5 3 0  at Santa Anita....not to mention and high % trainer/rider team

race 4    average clarity

6  Earnednevergiven   barn is hot and the recent 110:3 6F work says they may visit the circle of joy once again with this long layoff

7  Bonfante   back to the turf is a thing thing for this 9 year old gelding who is training as if he feels awfully good for his advanced age

2  El Manual   might and needs to move forward 2nd out after the long layoff

race 5    slightly above average clarity

5  S C Song Girl   broke a bit slow and rushed into a decent pace in an impressive maiden debut....switch to Smith should help her break fast and be prominent thru-out

6  Misinjennuous   just missed in her MSW last July and she was 4-5 at the windows which is as low as any 1ster for Sadler I can ever suggest she is ready for her return to the racing world

3  Hard Way Ten   solid MSW debut run.....barn is having a good SA meeting which makes me less concerned about the suspect sporadic work s since her good MSW debut on New Years Day

4  Triple Cream   another who was bet hard in her debut last suggest she's ready fresh off of the long break in the action

race 6    average clarity

7  Foxy Bailey   takes the drop to earn her keep and pay some bills....can get a nice mid pack position behind what might be a lively pace

6  Sindyfromsantacruz   only grass race was a nice par for the class effort......also can get a nice stalking or mid pack position behind seemingly solid pacesetters

5  Vikkilee   10 lb apprentice's only win was on a deep closer from the Cerin barn and that is what we have here......kid should fly late with this consistent sort if his 16 year old mind can avoid trouble

2  Forever My Love    Bejarano seems to get the most out of this speed type who needs to avoid any fast paced speed duel

race 7    average clarity

6  Land Of The Giants   should get an excellent chase position down the back-str versus a suspect leader or leaders....bred to handle the 1 1/4 mile distance

1  History Boy   2nd out after a needed run sure was the ticket to success in France....that's today's scenario....proven at the distance overseas

2  Poker Dave   last two races fit solidly for this smooth runner ( at least when today's jock is aboard)....pedigree is a bit suspect to get the distance or I would have rated him higher

race 8    slightly above average clarity

3  Tuscan Evening  was always a very consistent good has developed into a terrific runner

8  Cat By The Tale   another consistent sort who appears to appreciate today's 1 1 /8 the over other distances

5  Treat Gently   last race fits fine.......but.......another 2 2/3 months off and the barn is struggling somewhat...does get that Gomez guy

1  Eissoai   with picked this horse to run 2nd in his last (at 35 to 1) and he came thru for a big COLD exacta....not impossible to fire big again if M Baze gives as smooth a ride as he did in his last start

race 9   slightly above average clarity

6  Marquet Rebel   race 2 back can handle this pace in last created a false weak fig

7  Elmer N Mort   should sit close to the pace and be tough in the stretch with this drop in class

8  Renzo Sean   man did the Ellis barn wake up and wake up in a big way...everything is running and this one probably will as well

9  Big Water   on horse barn has gotten the most out of this horse with short rest....short rest today

2  Wink And Nod   race 2 back at today's distance is decent...doubt would win but might catch a slice at a big old price


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