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Santa Anita for Friday 4 Feb 2011


Early post on Sunday because of the Super Bowl (ouch I'm a Bears Fan) so the selections will be available no later than 8 am Pacific time on Sunday. 


Average card at best today. At first glance we have 2 good playable cards this weekend


race 1    slightly above average clarity

1  Ranchero   Baffert 1st timer is bred to be a good sprinter and has 4 solid gate drills to finish his work load....meant and ready

2  Brace Yourselves   excellent return to the race wars in last off of a long layoff....3 works since is reassuring...rather sure will show even more today

4  Sacred Oath   another Baffert 1sterall wound up and seemingly ready to roll

6  Tap It In   Ellis charge showed substantial early speed after a slightly tardy sharply on the new SA surface...should show more in 2nd lifetime start


race 2    average clarity

4  Our Bellini Bikini   hard to argue with 3 wins and 4 2nd's in last 7 the 4 lbs off on the small class rise...barn is stellar with very short rest (7 days in this case)

2  Sleep Tight   drops way down for 1st run after a long layoff....very competitive sort so that's a big plus if her health is good enough to compete here versus easier

3  Miss Peanut   small drop should help compete....seemingly owns the best early speed and might get away


race 3    average clarity

6  Yodelen Dan   very solid on Top Turf Today at the 1 1/4 to 1/2 distance fig drill worked in awhile since his last race

4  Tiz Argent   2nd to a next out winner in last....ran well at 1 1/8th in last...doubt the 1 1/4 will be much of a problem

1  Control Seeker   just claimed by a stellar 1st out after the claim chance in last blocked/checked a half dozen or so lengths...blinkers on seems like a good has run best when in the hunt from the get go


race 4    below average clarity

2  Magical Eclipse   prolonged tightly spaced work series suggests she is all wound up and ready for her debut into the world of thoroughbred racing

7  Brooklyn Rose   bred to appreciate conventional dirt and training well enough to be considered ready for her mc debut

4  Pink Blanket   Glatt is a low % trainer with mc 1sters but this filly is training as if she owns some dangerous early speed

 6  Top Debutante   training fairly well mostly at Tup but more importantly she comes from a good has tossed 3 SW's winners in 3 foals...also very dangerous


race 5    average clarity

4  Siberian Heart   trainer is solid back in very short rest....earned a solid fig in last on the dirt with a wide trip just 6 days ago.....proven on sod

2  Hot Citizen   3rd after the layoff is a positive...and drops a couple of notches....very competitive sort...good likelihood competes here

6  Lilly's Perfect   multiple trouble in last hides her effort....has shown ability on the sod in the past

5  Five Silver Stars   decent turf sprintin needs to do it around 2 turns ??


race 6    average clarity

7  Havens Lake   sure took to the new SA with a solid wide run....needs time between races for best and the barn shows patience and gives it to her 

4  Cato Major   another coming off a solid wide trip...claimed and drops??? tough call health wise but a ton if the same animal as last

5  Sipnzin   very fast early and only has to hang on for 5 1/2 F...can pull this off if jock saves sometime for the last 1/2 F

2  Sweet And Jazzy   off 7 weeks but training sharply...can get a nice chase position behind a suspect front runner in our 3rd pick


race 7    average clarity

7  Regally Ready   very solid grass sprinter should benefit off of his solid 3rd place finish on the SA hill

3  Sayif   solid sprinter on the turf exceptionally well and is proven fresh

4  Dilemma   impressive 1st ever on the hill at SA in his last....does pick up 5 lbs or would have rated higher 

5  Gallant Son  has done little wrong on the turf in 5 lifetime starts....has run well in sprints on the AW....fits unless this is just a tune-up for bigger and better things down the road


race 8    average clarity

9  Jeffrey's Groove   chased a solid pace in last and earned his best fig ever.....real tough to beat if fires back to back efforts

2  Johnnie Gold   broke 3 slow and ran wide andstill only lost by 3 lengths at today's level.....a ton if repeats the effort with a cleaner trip-a-roo

5  Breakmark   flattens at 6 and 6 1/2 F so the cut back in distance to 5 1/2 seems like a good fit...P Val can sit in a nice chase position

10  Smokin Bomb   all his races run on main track surfaces with lasix fit fine here

8  Rage On   horrendous trip in last off of a long layoff...toss it out...good work since...race at Fpx in Sept of 2010 fits.....not impossible at possible triple digit odds



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