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Santa Anita for Sat. 22 Jan 2011


Below average card for a Saturday both in quality and the number of races I feel good about. We shall see.


race 1    average clarity

6  Minutesandtouches   better recent works and good history with relatively short rest

7  Visual Intensity   trainer is not too hot 1st at a route but I like the effort at 7F in jock may get loose and only needs to last 1 furlong more...bred fine to handle a 1 mile 2 turn affair

5  Call Me Later   rider trainer teamed up for a win in yesterday's nightcap as our 3rd pick....consistent sort is training fairly well on the new surface he has to cope with....might move forward and make it 2 in a row for the trainer/rider combo

1  Welcome Home Ryan   needed last and only got beat by 5 in a bad trip 2 turn 7F at Fpx hinting he appreciated 2 turn racing and can get today's 1 mile disatnce 


race 2    average clarity

6  Capt Sparrow   rank and wide losing about 9 lengths and still finished strongly and got beat only by 5........and more importantly Bejarano sticks around

2  Dee Dee's Legacy   very consistent sort....but.....still needs to show he can handle conventional dirt or he would have been top pick

8  Beyond Loaded   good chance to move forward 2nd out after the 8 week layoff......handled dirt at Fpx well

9  Just Heat   major awakening 1st out on the new SA surface in latest....clever trip from the outside post and he can upset the applecart


race 3    below average clarity

9  Zees Chris   slashed solid pace in both lifetime races....a good match for the speed friendly 5 1/2 F distance

4  Limerick Lane   trainer has been sending his babies out ready to roll in their mc debut's lately and this one shows signs she's ready as well

8  Coy Princess   takes the ever dangerous drop out of MSW racing and owns some early speed

7  Warren's Peacock   works hint at this 1st timer being ready for her debut into the glorious world of thoroughbred racing


race 4   average clarity

9  Le' Heat   on the improve with every start (excluding when saddle slipped) and last was hidden with a bad trip....trainer has been awakening....can win this with an OK trip 1st down the hill

1  Then Unusual One   same trainer as our top pick....decent chance to repeat last or move forward 2nd out after the layoff

7  Lucky Jim    very tightly spaced drills for this 1ster should have him wound up and ready to roll......decent turf pedigree and a good turf trainer

3  Armenian Star   very poor trip in last hides his fitness and only grass endeavor ran a bit wide stalking the kind of pace that would do anyone in let


race 5    average clarity  

5  Warren's Gridlock   hot barn and the right rider aboard in P Val for this 5 year old who can be prominent from the get go

6  Looking For Candy   very logical overdo drop for this colt who has hardly earned a penny since being claimed last Summer

4  Anga   trainer has been fairly hot and if you excuse this horse's last out (in a non-claiming affair) he fits well...good "real dirt" races at Fpx

9  Royal Import   very consistent 7 for 7 on the board on the main track but loves to hang in the stretch

Note: Big Wags number 11 has a shot if he draws in


race 6    slightly below average clarity

9  She's So Provocative   seemingly sharp and fairly fresh filly gets the recently hot Blanc who is doing great with his turf mounts lately

10  Torrey Cliffs   solid last under the 1st out since the claim for O'Neill...gets 4 lbs off and is turf proven...also gets Talamo who rides the hill course well

5  Sanneen   last was solid and this filly won her only race with 2 weeks rest which is today's scenario

3  She'sfitforaking   2 straight races without pace to close into (d positional grades on Top Turf Today for those of you who understand that) greatly compromised her chances....can fly late if she gets lucky and gets that needed pace up front


race 7    slightly above average clarity

1  Smiling Tiger  as good as any sprinter in the Nation....needs to avoid a brutal duel with the 2 horse...1st Grade 2 after 5 consecutive Grade 1's

3  Ventana   sharp in his morning work and the Baff man is on fire....hoping for a duel between the 1 and 2 horse

2  Euroears  long layoff but training his eyeballs out and Baffert is an incredible 25 for 39 "place" at the SA Meet so far...owns some very impressive back numbers


race 8    slightly below average clarity

3  Rachel Jones   really like her work of the better one's from a Koriner charge in some time...blinkers on maybe the catalyst for those works...shot to get away

4  Wallstreeter   not much more to say when was the last time you saw a grass horse win by 20 lengths...also should show some early gas

6  She'll Heir   shown solid ability on the AW sprinting and is bred well to succeed sprinting on the sod

9  Cambina   excellent history on the turf in Ireland.....impressive recent drill and R Baze passes on those easy winners on at Saturday at GG to ride her


race 9    average clarity

5  Hout Bay   1st timer for Sadler has finished up her work tab the right way.... peaking now

2  Pink Lollipops   like a broken record...Baffert with another 1st timer seemingly ready to visit the circle of joy in her 1st lifetime race

10  Jaredella   another 1ster who looks ready to roll for Mr. Sadler

4  Shoo Gee   2 decent 2nd's last Spring in 2 lifetime say ready off of the lon hiatus from the race wars

7  Dolci Domenica   respectful 3rd in lone race run in mid Summer.....a factor if ready fresh off of the bench today



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