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Santa Anita for Sunday 20 Feb 2011


Race 4 is most likely off the turf with all the rain and the fact there are 4 grass races carded for Monday. Hope the track dries out and plays fair.


race 1    average clarity

1  Torrey Cliffs   significant drop and the races seemingly sets for her closing style

3  Brooke's Fantasy   clunker in last but gets enough recovery time...might be speed of the speed

6  Dextera   long overdo drop to earn his keep and bring in a few bucks


race 2    average clarity

4  Wholelotacongrats   back in short rest is a big positive for the trainer......should be prominent from the start....and only 5 furlongs

6  Preferred Mandate   only race that is solid here was lone run on an off track....decent shot to have some moisture in it today

5  Reggiano   1ster is training up to snuff and trains as if he has some speed...have to like that in a speed friendly 5F affair


race 3   slightly above average clarity

7  Syllabus   whole 4 race career fits solidly here.....drops again buy why not it worked in his last race

8  Dee Dee's Legacy   2 nice positives...appears best at 6F and seems to prefer conventional dirt

2  Flashmans Papers   consistent sort and a small  logical drop

6  Destinys Roar   race 2 back run at 6 furlongs fits fine here....will that effort or better to get to the winners circle


race 4    average clarity  (off the turf picks are as follows: 4-3-1-7)

7  Bring It Home   trainer is so much better 2nd after layoff and this gelding has some solid turf figs on Top Turf Today

4  Rauschenberg   on the right end of the learning curve and just drilled a very fast grass work for a guy like Marty Jones

1  Sterling Outlook   sprint grass sprinter has a good shot at getting loose....Gomez will try to rate.....get the 2 turns ....and wire

10  Dahound   good grass horse and proven on softer turf....difficult post to overcome


race 5    slightly above average clarity

4  Piney River   fired a solid number in last both pace and final time wise

3  Swiss Charm   clunker in last....debut 2 back fits decently...blinkers on to get back to that effort

7  Running Isabella   solid work tab and decently bred

8  Warren's Today   good works and it is a good sign that Bejarano is aboard this guess is he is sire...barn will want a good showing


race 6    average clarity

3  Girlwithegoldhoof   0 for 6 in the win col. on the AW...2 for 2 in the win col. on the dirt...3 reassuring drills since her last

1  Lost Prophet  caught way too wide in last......good chance to be on the lead here....brave sort on the front end

2  To The Batcave   good opportunity to sit in a good stalking position

6  Dinner With Nikki C   nice move forward 2nd out after the more move in the right direction and he should be a stout contender


race 7    slightly below average clarity

2  Alpine Echo   nice work tab for a very reliable trainer when she shows good drills

8  Maggie Mcgowan   sharp drill for a guy like O'Neill with a 1st timer...rather sure this filly is well meant in her debut

5  Beautiful Year   solid set of works for this 1st timer...put some speed into her and then some nice foundation....sure seems ready

6  Alala   decent debut in an mc claimer and steps up into are better and the trainer has a good history with such a maneuver


race 8    slightly above average clarity

7  The Factor   crushed foes 1st ever on conventional dirt and is now training terrifically for the ever reliable Bob Baffert

3  Sway Away   earned a very solid adjusted for trouble fig when last seen in August....hard to train much better...sure seems ready fresh off of the bench today

8  Premier Pegasus   small but very capable barn trains this colt who has done nothing wrong in 3 lifetime starts

5  Indian Winter   closer hoping for a battle up front and should be a factor late if he gets it


race 9    average clarity

3  Rolling Tide   capable of significant early pace and this is a 5F affair...enough said

1  Sparrow   claimed way back in Summer by Sadler...long wait but he's back and the works say he is ready...only lifetime run fits fine here

11  Queenofcalifornia

7  X Cessive Love

9  Together Webetter



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