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Santa Anita for Saturday 12 March 2011


Make sure you have the correct race day because Friday and Saturday were both posted on Friday.



race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Home Sweet Aspen   powerful MSW debut and recent (3 days ago) bullet drill strongly suggests we will see as good or better today in 2nd lifetime start

6  Pink Blanket   broke poorly and rushed into a nasty fast pace in high priced maiden claiming debut....claimed and rested some with 5 weeks off to recover from such a torrid run...same horse / good trip and lookout

4  Shoo Gee   speed of the speed especially if the 6 breaks poorly again and P Val aboard for a 5 1/2 furlong affair....legs might feel real good coming off of a grass race


race 2    average clarity

1  Brace Yourselves   good history at 6 and 6 1/2 furlongs....needs a month between starts and gets it

4  Kevlar Kid   after 2 solid races on the AW....tried turf and ran so so....toss it out....then caught an off track 1st ever on "real" dirt...toss it out....Bejarano sticks around suggesting he believes this gelding will handle a "fast" track just fine

3  Lunada Bay   exceptionally work tab suggests this laid up colt is all set to roll fresh off the bench for the stellar Bob Baffert barn


race 3    slightly below average clarity

4  Triple Action   seems like the right formula to get a 1st timer ready for a 5 furlong affair......solid longer drills to make a foundation followed by quick shorter drills...rather sure ready

2  Run Candy Run   lone lifetime race was a weak turf route run last Oct.....good works for his return and P Val up hints this colt may have some early speed....P Val has won 2 of his last 3 mounts for McAnally

5  Sea And Sage   gimme in debut.......then sharp drills suggesting he's a runner....then caught an off track....another nice drill or maybe never today

6  Perfect Mandate   best career race for this colt was his last which was at today's abbreviated sprint 5 furlong distance


race 4    average clarity

9  Hiatus   horrid check at the start in 1st ever on the conventional dirt in his last...willing to drop...a ton if gets the trip and shows the same energy

2  Coloursoftheglen   logical drop for a trainer who needs to pick it up a bit....Gomez sticking around for this cheap affair is a solid positive

5  Island Sunset   laid up gelding is training exceptionally well for his return to the race wars...light weight apprentice can fly early here and be prominent throughout

3  Atticus Pomponius   solid move forward in last....fits fine but needs to get over his tendency to hang in the stretch.....Ellis could use a win


race 5    slightly below average clarity

9  Eric The Ram   only grass race (and it was on the SA hill) was loaded with talent...the 2 horses that beat him came back to win thier next out...can be close up early with P Val up

10  Photo Shopped   decent 1st ever turf run in latest.....Canani is quite good at improving a grass runner in his 2nd run on the sod

5  Joker Face    decent grass breeding and decent drills for this 1st timer....Eurton barn is finally heating up (he has an excuse as he was hurt badly and had a long recovery) and gets Bejarano to ride

1  Gifted Prince   1st on the grass for this laid up MSW with 1 lone start to his has thrown 5 grass winners and dad sure is off to a great start as a hint he maybe ready 


race 6    slightly above average clarity

4  Switch   last 4 races are world class we get 5 lbs off for her return to route racing......big works suggests this filly remains in top form

3  St. Trinians   good return to the race wars in last and we should see even more from this quality mare today....her best can match up with our top pick

2  Always A Princess    decent shot to be loose and lonely on the front end and that is a very dangerous thing for a Baffert charge


race 7    average clarity

5  Bella Roja   all 4 hill turf races are good efforts that fit well in this spot....last win came at today's 32K claiming level

6  Manhattan Beach   long hiatus from the track but 5 tightly spaced drills in 26 days for a guy like Mitchell suggests she is all set to fire 1st out after the layoff...proven on the hill and that is half the battle

2  Rule The Storm   just claimed by Mitchell and back quick......may not have handled the "good" turf course in last (2nd but weaker fig) .....back to firm

10  Queen Mariles    decent speed on the SA hill and the right guy to get the job done in Talamo who is dominating stat wise in hill races


race 8    average clarity

9  Jaycito   tremendous Grade 1 races last Fall on the AW......earned powerful figures......goofy as can be at the start at the B. C. ??????? training like he can handle the conventional dirt....rebound city today

6  Premier Pegasus   very impressive sprint career so far....bred to get a route and just worked a powerful 5/8ths for today's race....all set for 1st ever route race

2  Runflatout   extremely fast MSW debut win and the drills since are as impressive....mega step up but then again Sadler is the conditioner

4  Awesome Patriot   believe Baffert really liked what he saw in this colt's last win (in his last)......1st ever at route......since then he has worked the colt numerous times and believe pointed to this race....dangerous


race 9    average clarity

9  Catchy Tune   very nice efforts since the blinkers were added....solid recent works and the trainer is most reliable when he shows good works

6  Smart Strike   trainer won with an overseas invader a few days ago....wire to wire....this one also seems to own some speed and is training as if ready

2  Andina   solid consistent turf runner sat too far off a pedestrian pace in last...can rebound with better position today and gets a good post to start from at the 1 mile turf distance

10  Sarasota Sunshine   nice needed sprint run in last her 1st ever in the good old U S of A.....full throttle today long on the lawn.......would have rated higher if it wasn't for the difficult outside post


race 10   slightly below average clarity

9  Gallatin's Run   last 2 of 3 are very solid a suspicious drop...toss a coin

8  Lichtenstein   wide trip in last compromised his chances...whole career fits at this level

5  Scored   trainer has finally woken up and this laid up runner is training as if he loves the SA surface...ready city

11  Sweepemup   almost 3 years fairly well and drops.....another coin toss type

10  Jolly Ollie   working like a much improved animal for his new barn and a good barn at that






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