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Santa Anita for Thursday 25 March 2010


Handicappers Corner

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Short fields and lots of chalk doesn't create a lot of excitement but I would still rate this as a good card after studying.

Recommended pick 3 part wheel starts in the 6th just like the one we hit nicely yesterday

6th race   1,3,5 with 1,2,6 with 1,2,3,6     36 bets



race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Cookie's Jewel   impressive 1st run at a route especially considering this gelding is a 3 year old...3 very reassuring drills since and 1st time Bejarano

3  Kissed   5 year old gets to face all but one 3 year old and that is an advantage in March going long even with the weight break for the babies....route grass fig in last fits....can he duplicate it on the synthetic is the question

6  Full Effect   big wake up in last two races and today we get a monumental rider switch and 7 lbs off....that ought to be worth at least 5 lengths


race 2    slightly below average clarity

3  Lexlenos  closer doesn't get much pace to run at but the tiny field will help him find room for his big late run

5  Rosey De Megeve   two useful grass sprints andnow switches to a route of ground....looks like the best speed in here in what should be a slow pace...... bred well to handle a route of ground

race 3    slightly above average clarity

4  Romance Is Family   heavy fave takes a logical drop out of MSW....only race on the AW at a route would handle about 80 to 90 % of the races at today's level

1  Saarface   earned his lifetime best fig with a bad trip in latest.....can upset our top choice if he moves forward a little 2nd out after the layoff and handles his first route endeavor

2  Monitor Pass   showed some life in his 1st route run 11 just 11 days ago....blinkers off today and the barn has a good history with such a maneuver

race 4    average clarity

3  Captain Kali   last time this colt ran  turf to turf to AW on the drop down in class he fired a powerful effort.....same scenario today

2  My Man Sumo   just claimed by O'Neal and he smartly keeps this gelding on the AW at the 6F distance which is where he has done his best running

5  One Vote   positive...sure like the rider switch and his top effort works showing in 4 weeks since a dull effort

race 5   above average clarity

7  Khendum   strong Top Turf Today sprint grass fig in only grass great for the best of connections.....bred and ready for 1st route grass race

4  Broken Silence   well proven at a route on the AW and showed a liking to the lawn in her sprint grass run 4 weeks ago

2  Irish Torrent  consistent sort on the AW or the grass with 4 straight 2nd's....starting to look as if this one is a hanger....T C Baze will be out to prove me wrong

1  Go Forth North   3 year filly proved herself on the grass in GB and can be a factor if she is up to running her best after an 8 month layoff 

Race 6    average clarity

3  Past Curfew   hot Lloyd barn takes over the responsibilities of this filly who exits 2 strong heats in a row...repeat of either of those races would make her the one to overcome here

5  Victory Dancer   3 out of 5 win on the SA synthetic and takes a logical drop.....plenty of front running types in here so her closing style fits this 6 1/2 furlong affair

1  Suarez   lost her irons in her layoff run in the mornings......showed the ability to run from off the pace last Spring at Tup......that might come in handy here

race 7    slightly above average clarity

2  Manhattan Beach   race lacks speed and this mare appears to be the most likely front runner....back in 11 days and back with short rest has been a good thing for a Mitchell trainee of late

6  Minute Limit   very strong superior grass figs on Top Turf Today but she is a deep closer in a race that looks like a slow pace should occur

1  Lemon Supreme   the break maybe everything with this mare....the 1 post down the hill causes many poor starts but if this one get get away fairly well at the start she should be sitting near a nice and easy pace


race 8    average clarity

6  Cremedelagold   perfect spot 1st a 1ster that's training well because this is one soft looking maiden claimer

1  Poetic Riches   both lifetime races fit figure wise but this late runner will have to get it done in a speed friendly 5 furlong sprint

2  Just Call'er   decent wake up in last and strong 3F drill since...good chance to move forward

5  Senior Security   late runner will need more pace than anticipated to but in a winning late run

3  Billssecondchance   poor trip in her last....her 1st out in 9 months....good gate work since....might show last Spring's speed and that would put her in the hunt




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