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Santa Anita for Friday 26 March 2010


Handicappers Corner

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For the 3rd straight day we recommend a pick 3 part wheel that starts in the 6th race    3,5 with1,2 with 1,5,6    12 bets


race 1    average clarity

1  Unclaimed Heart   solid debut at the MSW level and drops to score....2 reassuring works since

2  Halo's Law   always like horse's that only seem to run fresh like this guy because you know the barn needs to have them ready....long wait till their next race 

5  Wells Furgo  both races run at SA fit....his other 2 lifetime races don't


race 2    slightly below average clarity

7  King Red  last looks like a tune-up because the works sure are much more impressive now than before this colt's 1st start

3  Cranky Jack  1st timer is training like he is well meant for his debut....good pedigree to like grass sprinting

8  Theatrical Pro  another 1st timer training well with very strong grass breeding

4  Leroy's Dynameaux  Glatthas won with 2 of his last 8 1st timers that he has started on the sod.....solid pedigree to appreciate the grass


race 3    average clarity

1  Shelter Island   no shot in last when this closer sat in a horrible spot too far back in a pace-less race......believe will get enough pace today to be motoring late

4  General Dan   good shot to get the same chase/press position versus the 5 horse as he did last time out

5  Candy Arches   looks to wire once again....believe the 4 may put the pressure on sooner in the race this time


race 4    slightly below average clarity

1  Sandy Cheeks   works suggest this filly continues to sharpen .....only race on the hill is decent and it was run without blinkers.....nice improvement on the AW with the blinkers....1st blinkers turf

4  Excellent News   last 3 sprints on the AW fit and this girl's grass breeding is solid...believe she will handle the hill and 1st time grass just fine

6  Siberian Heat   consistent closer looks as tough she gets enough pace to put in a nice stretch run at the leaders


race 5    below average clarity

3  Swiss Ski   seems to really appreciate the 6 1/2 furlong sprint distance over all other distances....and is consistent when many in here are not

6  Bilo   many health issues I imagine for this 10 year old but he sure looks loose and will wire if he feels up to it today

5  Stormy Game   has a good history long to short and that is today's scenario....might be able to sit fairly close in this race lacking pace

8  Nima's Pad  keeps dropping and now it's all the way to the bottom...not impossible to handle this lowest of levels 2nd time out for his new barn


race 6    above average clarity

3  Fandino   strong fig on Top Turf Today in his 1st grass run and it was down the hill....positive rider switch as well

5  Ziggy's Stardust  better efforts sprinting than routing for this gelding and he maybe best bred to sprint on the grass 

4  Jacob's Tiger   steps up after a good maiden claiming debut....bred fine for the lawn...can be closing late


race 7    slightly above average clarity

2  Distorted Dave   good move forward in his 3rd lifetime race and has trained great since...think we see best ever today

1  Big Man Has A Sign  good speed and training exceptionally well for 1st route run....barn and rider have won about 1/2 of their last 16 races as a team

3  Bradio Station   strong late runner will come flying late if the youngsters battle too hard early as they often do


race 8    average clarity

6  Birdie Birdie   has been facing better and running fairly competitively.....drop can do the trick

5  Super Sophie   didn't fire in last but that was in a non-claiming event.....drops with short rest.....suggests that was the gimme to drop and go go go 

1  Connie The Queen   health is a question mark ( vet scratch 2 weeks ago) but a big factor is she feels up to the task

3  Soldier Betty   our choice on the AW in last which was a winning run in Kaplan's 1st ever mount.....can lightning strike again...does have good turf breeding

8  Rollerskates....will need a clever ride from the toughest post in the field and one of her better races to compete for the win


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