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Santa Anita for Sunday 23 Jan 2011


Carry-over......decent card.....but more importantly for Chicagoans it is the NFC Championship and it is against arguably the best rivalry in all of sports Bears-Packers......hoping for a great day in more ways than one....besides there isn't any horse racing and few  customers in cheeseland





race 1    average clarity

3  Bertran Hill   improved work tab and Rosario sticks around....decent opportunity to sit behind two speed types duking it out in a nice stalk position

2  Elusive Moment  very consistent runner since the blinkers were added ...handle "real" dirt in only race on it run over at Fpx

6  Mark Of A Warrior   consistent sort sure ran well 1st ever on the conventional SA dirt surface....smartly steps up...a good sign he exited his last feeling good


race 2    slightly above average clarity

6  Ten Devils   impressive late runner in both lifetime starts on the sod....small field to cope with will make it a fairly easy task to negotiate traffic from off of it

4  Ronin Dax   way better than appears on paper with multiple brutal trips on the turf and main track...blinkers on and worked extremely well suggesting they may have cured him of his poor starts out of the gate.....P Val should help as well

2  Dominator   positive rider switch may aid in getting this gelding to fire his effort 2 back that fits here


race 3    average clarity

5  Lucky Timing   broke 4 slow and ran 4 wide in a lousy trip mc debut 3 weeks ago.....Blanc is riding hot albeit mostly on the turf (Le' Heat Sat at $24.20 on our top selection) ...2 reassuring drills since last

4  Toscanova   takes the ever dangerous drop out of MSW....1st on the main track but has consistently trained up a storm at Slr...never showed speed in 2 turf races but trains like he has it and P Val is up 

1  Harborton   blinkers off after blinkers on in last may have caused a clunker 1st time in the Gary Stute barn....recent drill is solid and trainer is solid 2nd time off under his guidance


race 4    average clarity

2  Jax El   trainer is hot....rider has experience on the suggest he couldn't feel better.....definitely better than appearance on paper will lead most to believe

5  Meltarib   decent debut and should have more animal is having a good start to the SA Meeting...1st on the turf is a ? mark

3  Unknown Heat   blinkers on in last helped this mare's speed and now she cuts back in distance 1 1/2 furlongs...can be prominent from the get go...tends to hang

4  Team Builder  so so debut way back in March but decent grass pedigree and Gaines is a dangerous trainer


race 5    slightly below average clarity

4  Skylights   long hiatus from the racetrack but training as if ready and well placed to win

7  Sunny Peace   won her 1st run ever on "real" dirt in so fig...race 2 back is stronger

8  Argenta   very positive rider switch and Mulhall wins at a very high % 1st out after a claim

3  Sky Brite Mesa   3 wins in a row since switched from sprinting to routing....claimed...and steps up for new barn


race 6    average clarity

5  Lead Blocker    bombs away if we get this geldings debut race (effort) 2 back.....would take this affair even with a so so trip

8  Wild Hombre   positive rider switch especially on a late runner...good shot to move forward 2nd out after the layoff

6  Secret Jackpot   multiple bad trips in a row...due a good one...maybe appropriately named if with get a good one today

2  Member Ofthe Tribe   long layoff off of one weak lifetime like a much improved animal


race 7    slightly above average clarity

11  Nextdoorneighbor   kept catching some of the best 3 year olds around S Cal all of 2010..when he didn't he crushed the field by Sidneys Candy...Alcindors...Alphies Bet....Indian Firewater's here

9  Hot Damon   excellent 1st run on the "real dirt" in last and it was off a 11 month layoff.....good chance to get a nice mid pack position with Rosario up

3  Streakin Mohican   owns significant early speed....P Val will try to wire and can if the 10 horse doesn't put enough heat early

6  Korban   last was a Martin Jones tune-up to be at full throttle today 2nd out after the long hiatus from the racetrack


race 8    slightly above average clarity

3  Lilly Fa Pootz   powerful figs on Top Turf Today run back in mid Summer and they both came off relatively short rest......short rest today

1  Southern Fireball   can get a good chase position behind the 2 horse....loves to have someone in front of him to chase...big factor if the pace set is reasonable

5  It Tiz   take a look at this ones record in non Graded races...always a factor on the turf or the main track


race 9    average clarity

6  Dave's Pacemaker   training great and proven fresh under the auspicious of today's conditioner

 2  The Whammer   really appreciates conventional dirt...all three lifetime races on it fit and good shot moves forward 2nd after the layoff

9  Slam Slew   only 10 lifetime races in 4 years so there is a good chance Mandella will have all set off the 2 month support this conclusion

7  Justice Reigns   decent 1st ever on conventional dirt running wide and still closing fast....small but capable barn

8  Brenthurst   double the price in claiming step up in last run on the sod says gimme / go go go today dropping back in claiming tag



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