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Santa Anita for Thursday 8 April 2010


Handicappers Corner

Believe there are 3 races where the morning line favorite is vulnerable so I recommend you box our selections in the exacta in those races which are the 2nd, 4th, and 6th. (Make sure that the morning line favorite does get bet hard or the returns may not be worth risking)


race 1    average clarity  

6  Walkin D Talk

4  Warren's Gus

3  Mi Marino

8  Bourne To Romp


race 2    average clarity

4  Warren's Royal Cat

6  Gotcher Number

3  Free Bet

8  Free Time


race 3    slightly below average clarity

1  Buck's Bro   laid up M Jones charge is training as if ready fresh....also it makes sense that this isn't a fitness gimme because Hollywood is right around the corner and this gelding's past is poor at that track

2  Lordgivemealift   has only one other speed horse (no. 5) to put away....very tough whenever he gets a clear lead


race 4   average clarity

6  Unionize   long layoff but training as well as any laid up animal has trained for the Sise barn in quite some time......all 4 lifetime starts involved strong pace and were better than par for this MSW level

5  Derive   after 3 grass race endeavors this colt finally gets to race on the Pro-ride where he has constantly trained extremely fast

1  Resplendently   long hiatus from the race wars but training up a storm especially for a trainer like Bell who doesn't push his stock too hard in the mornings

race 5    average clarity

3  Spun Silver   10 months since last race but training as if all set to run fresh off of the bench......proven fresh both with pace and final time ...should be in the hunt from the get go 

1  No Mistress   competitive in all 4 lifetime races...may fire best every coming off a grass sprint

5  Stormy Slew   new barn for her run off of the long like a much improved animal...small but capable barn is hot of  late

race 6    average clarity  

3  Entabeni   needed last off of the long  layoff and worked very strong since that decent return that Sadler steps this one up in claiming price

2  Vikkilee   toss last...16 year old apprentice sat too far back behind a slow pace.....back to Bejarano who won this horse's only hill course race 

4  Ashee   barn is solid 1st on the grass and this laid up horse is training better than any Dollase layoff  filly in quite some time

race 7   average clarity 

2  Blame The Wine   loves the distance....loves the track.....has the most early speed in a race that lacks it and usually rates kindly

4  Torrey Cliffs   ultra consistent sort....Knapp keeps putting speed into this filly in the morning which should come in handy in this spot lacking speed types

1  Initial Impression   1 for 1  on the AW......broke MSW in open company....gets 1st time Bejarano

race 8    slightly below average clarity

2  Olympic Magic   decent figs last year at SA....looks well drilled for today's comeback run....Ellis has woken up in a big way

6  Oh Now   last two races fit fine and now the gelding is back quick..may fire best ever today

7  Hollywood Magic   dueled in strong pace versus a solid foe and rightfully tired.....can be prominent thru-out....very tough if moves forward for a low % outfit 2nd out after the layoff

1  Tribunal Blues   exits an extremely key field and is training as if he benefited from his maiden debut run

5  High Way Sixty Six   long long layoff but drops out of MSW and is training up to snuff


Posted on April 8, 2010 at 11:05 am by brian · Permalink
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