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Santa Anita for Saturday, 17 April 2010


Handicappers Corner

Very nice final Saturday card at the Santa Anita Winter/Spring meeting. It was a pleasure to study. Let's hope it's a pleasure to bet as well.

The 4 horse in the 1st race and the 3 horse in the 6th race seem like good win/place bets if they get anywhere near their morning line


race 1    average clarity

4  Hasty Trend   small barn is having a solid have gotten very sharp for today's endeavor....expecting much better

2  Warring Heart   Canani / Pedrosa are winning as a team at a 50 % clip the last couple of months....Pedrosa thinks he's at Fpx the last few hot hot.....should get a nice stalk position 

6  Smokey Beau   caught wide with solid pace in his latest and only got beat by 3 1/2 lengths


race 2    average clarity

6  Magic Launch   very solid figs on considering today's level including a 1 mile run on the grass at SA last year

1  Warrensmysterydice   strong move forward on the synthetic 2nd out after the layoff in his last......bred well to handle the switch to the grass and gets Bejarano and a good post

5  Glass Of Red   attempted to close into lackluster pacsin both usa races....had speed in GB and may show it today


race 3    average clarity

6  For Sure For Sure   GG ship in seems to be on the rebound form wise....tough if he repeats last effort...and will need one heck of a bad trip to lose if she moves forward again

2  Havens Lake   wide trip in last hides somewhat....3 lbs jock Talamohas a shot with a good mid pack save some ground trip

3  Dumaani's Gold   blocked in stretch or would have had a shot at the win.....was full of run when got she free

4  Rockin Rose  has been in an every other mode and will need to break the trend today


race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  Tuscan Evening   consistently beats the mares she has faced in here...bred to handle the 1 1/4 mile distance

6  Eclair De Lune   French shipper had a nice alw prep for this race and should be prime for a good effort today


race 5    average clarity

4  If You Knew Susie   good effort 1st at a route in last...reassuring work since...can get another nice mid pace position

7  Pocatello Wild Cat   has hit the board in every race she has run at this meeting....just worked a solid 6F just 6 days ago....barn means business and may get her over the maiden hump (no pun intended)

3  Musical Grace   chased a very fast pace in last especially considering the level....good shot at the win in Santiago saves some gas for the stretch

6  Great Bernadine   this girl was our 2nd pick at 22 to 1 a week ago and ran a nice 2nd....she showed suicidal pace at a route in the race before jock needs to get her to settle and like our 3rd choice save something for the stretch


race 6    average clarity

3  Tribal Justice   wide trip with pace hides his last....gets Bejarano today who has 2 wins and a 2nd in 3 mounts with this gelding...proven at the distance

1  Afleet Ruler   training as well as anyone on the grounds...would have been top pick if it wasn't for a difficult post at 7F and a tendency to hang a little

4  Equiparado   just claimed by the Avila barn and is now training like the multiple daylight winner that this gelding was in Argentina


race 7    average clarity

4  Dewey's Special   wanted no part of the 1 1/4 distance in latest.....good chance to be loose with a slow pace...wire to wire city

2  Unusual Smoke   here's the horse most likely to be in the chase position with a projected slow pace....right up the hot riding Pedroza's alley

3  Swift Winds   horse has tons of talent but the rider hasn't won on the lawn in over 2 least he has experience on this gelding

6  Monzante   1st time in claiming for x-Grade 1 winner......would have rated much higher if it wasn't for his lack of early speed in a race that seemingly gives the advantage to the front runners


race 8    average clarity

2  Party With Brando   powerful move forward in last....this race sets up for her closing style......barn and waking up jock have been a good team

9  Miss Anime   earned a strong fig with a brutally wide trip in last......race sets for for a late runner

4  Subpoena The Dress   another late runner who fits the projected race profile

8  Suances De Espana   Morey is winning 1st out after the claim at a 33% clip in his last 220 claims....can get a decent stalk position


race 9   slightly above average clarity

3  Ever A Friend   2 for 2 on the hill course...has been solid in Grade 1 races....this is a Grade 3....great history with today's jock

4  Mr Gruff   4 wins and a 2nd in 5 hill races.......good speed in a race that seemingly sets for front runners

5  Canonize    very nice improving horse all on the synthetic......bred to handle the turf

1  Cherokee Heaven   solid animal must overcome the difficult 1 post on the hill for the third time in his last 5 races on the slanted turf


race 10    slightly below average clarity

1  Tiz Golden   works say ready for his MSW debut

4  Kelvar Kid   big 6F gate drill screams I'm a runner in my MSW debut

8  Lunada Bay   1st time in the Baff barn and training as if ready to roll fresh off of the bench

5  Southern Victory   another 1ster who I believe is ready city

2 Elusive Moment   substantial pace in MSW debut and now gets 7 lbs off with the apprentice....very dangerous at a big price if the kid breaks cleanly




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