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Santa Anita for Thursday 15 April 2010


Handicappers Corner

 The morning line or better would be worth a win/place wager in the 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 8th races


race 1    average clarity

5  Swiss Ski   yet to win at 7F but seems very sharp right now

1  Stella Mark   takes the plunge form much high levels after earning chump change for his new trainer who has had one heck of a good meet

4  Nima's Pad  2 decent runs after the layoff....barn has a solid history 3rd out after a layoff


race 2    2 furlongs, no comments

5  Cabo San Lucas

4  Free Time

3  Walkin D Talk


race 3    average clarity

3  Appealing Afare   done nothing wrong in 2 lifetime races and now takes a small drop to get to the circle of joy

2  Marrymeonemoretime   strong move forward in 2nd lifetime race both in final time and pace....good speed rider will try to get away 

4  Subsidized   Baffert charge is training well enough to be considered ready to roll in maiden debut......breeding suggests he has early speed


race 4    slightly below average clarity

2  Country Impact   small but reliable barn.....colt is on the improve with every are solid......believe we have a fit and ready animal who should be tough if he can handle his 1st ever at a route

1  Cookie's Jewel   proven at a route which is a big plus.....would have been top pick if it wasn't for blinkers off (in most circumstances I'm not too crazy about  equipment changes on the favorite)

3  Iotabgray   had multiple instances of subtle trouble in his last....should be hidden somewhat but we still have the question of 1st at a route...if he bombs at least we can play him back in a sprint at a nice price at some later time

4  Mikroman   never easy to train a 1ster to get a route of ground in his debut race....but good drills and well bred to get the distance


race 5    average clarity

3  Danzip   solid history for Mullins with the stock he picks up from Tup.....two wide margin wins under his belt on the dirt and now switches to the grass with exceptionally good grass breeding...should be prominent from the get go

4  Farmer Giles   good forward move in his 2nd start in the good old U S A......3 works since...seems to have retained his edge

1  Tango Tango   nice sprint history on the AW and now switches to the sod......good turf pedigree and gets Bejarano


race 6    average clarity

4  Sir Ben   quite the battle of two MSW drop downs in his winning last....fig is very strong and a repeat of that run would be difficult to beat here

7  Country Tough   looking for his race 3 back and I think we have a good chance of getting it

10  Renzo Sean   seems to appreciate route racing...would have rated higher if it wasn't for a tough outside draw

9  Bertie Boy   good move forward 2nd out after the layoff and needs the trend to continue


race 7   average clarity

6  Welken   exceptional fig ever on Top Turf Today is his only run at today's distance of 1 1 /8

5  Gripsholm Castle   has been facing the very best on the AW and not embarrassing herself......2 for 4 on the grass in GB

7  Van Brit   big step up but on a roll and drops 4 lbs from her last race

race 8    average clarity

4  Melon Up   barn's 1st starter record on paper is weak but that doesn't tell the story of some bad trip strong efforts...this filly is training sharply and is bred to be fast early...should be solid if breaks well 

2  Thisoneforyou   Mitchell 1ster has a prolonged work series that says fit and ready for maiden claiming debut

12  Portfolio  good work series from a reliable small barn suggests we will see her effort she fired last Fall which fits at today's level

1  Classy Eva   tossed a clunker in her good as anyone in here if rebounds

7  Mabeawishcometrue   training well enough to be ready to compete in her debut into the racing world


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