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Santa Anita for Saturday 10 April 2010


Handicappers Corner

Lackluster Saturday card but I studied as hard as ever. Sure hope that will be good enough to beat this weak Saturday race-card

Recommend a win bet on our top pick in race 1 at 7 to 1 or higher. What else are you going to do, play the 3 to 5 shot!

Recommend the 8th race double

3,5,7  with  1,2      6 wagers


race 1    average clarity

1  Instant Action   how strange is this opener....12 to 1 morning line on a 1st time in the Baffert barn horse that is training great off of the long long layoff....used to have speed before he went bad.....5 horse race has distinct lack of speed

3  Saxophone   3 to 5 in the morning line....ran a big fig in last but he did get away with a pedestrian pace.....might again especially if I'm all wet about the 1 horse being all set to fire off of the extended layoff


race 2    average clarity

2  Squallcreek   small drop in claiming value and looks as if he can capture a reasonable pace on the front end with a good route speed rider in M Garcia  

4  Crossing The Line   4 for 4 at the 1 mile distance on the grass...on the improve.....chances enhance if we get more pace up front than anticipated

5  Fire Break   very good history and figs when back in 2 or 3 weeks like today 


race 3    average clarity

5  Twoformeoneforyou   very difficult to split my 3 selections but it sure would take major wake up from any of the other 3 in the field to compete with our picks....strong consistent figs for this bottom level

6  Look To The Sky   32% 1st after the claim trainer ships in from GG with his new mare....she is 7 of 12 "place" on the synthetic

4  Gula Gold   also has been running solid efforts for this level....again, very tough to split my selections


race 4   below average clarity

2  Theatrical Pro   solid MSW debut at 24 to 1 down the SA hill course....bred to prefer going a route of ground...very solid if moves forward today

1  Royal Import   good turf races last Fall...fell off in Winter...lookout if last was the tune-up for a full throttle go today

7  Coastal Smarty   two useful races on the AW....pressed  then chased a very fast pace in last...bred nicely for the sod....T C Baze can have up close and maybe even loose

5  Juniper Pass   moved forward in 2nd lifetime start and will need the trend to continue today

race 5    average clarity

1  Norvsky   7 for 7 on the board lifetime.....earned one of the better grass figs of the meet on Top Turf Today with a wide trip 134:3 win in last.....drops 9 lbs for this...a ton at a price if he shows equal ability on today's synthetic run

4  Slew's Tiznow   last win is difficult to judge because it was one of those no pace affairs which to me are rather useless in measuring  a horse's effort.....that said....he was a star in 2008 and that form may returning

race 6    average clarity

2  Turning Top   exits a very fast heat where she earned a solid fig...had speed in GB and it would come in handy if she used it in this spot that doesn't have much

5  Lady Francesca   training up a storm.....14 furlongs starting on 31 don't do that to give a horse a race......had speed overseas and may show it today which would serve her well in this 1st in the USA run

1  El Nadia  two straight better then par efforts since coming over from NZ......but......she runs from out of it in a race I think you will need to be close up or she would have been rated higher

race 7    slightly below average clarity

4  My Summer Slew   faced better at GG in last and only got beat by 3 off of a 4 month drills since and may own the best speed with a good speed jock up...seems to appreciate the 6 1/2 F distance

2  Futuro   woke up big time and became a runner with blinkers on yet Mandella took them off for his layoff return the the races.....seems like an obvious gimme for blinkers back on to go go go today

3  Details R Sketchy   C Gaines has had a dull meeting considering her high standards but does seem to have this gelding ready fresh off of the bench

race 8    average clarity

5  Fantastic Pick  solid 1st on the USA run in last....barn has been getting the job done lately.....most proven distance route grass horse

3  El Mirage King   only grass race which was a winning effort down the hill is pretty good.....nice drills and bred fine for the distance....small barn has had success in small stakes in the past

7  Ace Of Aces   nice consistency in 5 race as if very fit after a 10 week break...can be prominent thru-out

9  Bogie   beat 16 horses in his last race in Ireland....laid up....factor if ready fresh today

race 9    slightly above average clarity

1  Kaylie's Joy   very fast early...good speed rider can get away with a clean break....owns some strong efforts to not have graduated yet

2  Ruby Lane   trainer drops to get that elusive 1st win at the meet before the meeting ends......drills say ready to roll

3  Devil's Mate   two decent 2nd's in two lifetime way over-bet in last and may get pounded at the windows again

5  Foxy Approval   consistent late runner will pass the tired animals in late stretch

4  Simply Put   been eating up money at the windows but still training decently and that Sadler guy trains


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