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Santa Anita for Thursday 17 March 2011


Last week of 4 race days per week of racing. Next week we go to 5 days a week for the the rest of the Santa Anita Meeting. OK card to start the week. Sure would like to get the morning line or better on our top choice in the 4th, the 5th, and the 7th.


race 1    average clarity

6  Donato   best credentials in the field will be gunning for the lead as he only shows he is capable of a winning effort on the front end of things....seemingly only the 1 horse can put on the heat and I believe Bejarano will want to chase

4  Turbulence   needed last (10 months off)  yet still closed well into a soft pace....1st ever long but bred  OK to handle it....blistering 5/8ths drill at Slr

1  Pleasant Earth   sprinter going long....hope they don't have aspirations of going after the lead because if they do I believe they will get cooked by the 6 horse......shot if willing to chase


race 2    average clarity

4  Farley Star   all 3 U S of A races are solid on Top Turf Today figure wise and all 3 races were solid fields....good works....good trainer......and faces softer

 1a  ENTRY   both 1 and 1a are proven at the 1 1/4 distance on the turf and outside of our top pick the rest haven't even tried it

7  Hard Way Ten   2 sprint preps suggest this is the day the barn pointed this filly the fact she ran well at  1 1/8th miles in June of her 3 year old year suggesting she can handle today's 1 1/4 distance at 4

6  She's A Lucky Wager   probably needed last and can and will have to show more today......back grass numbers fit but breeding is only so so to get the distance


race 3     slightly above average clarity

2  Tiz True  multiple positives here:  great opportunity to get a good chase position....improved recent drills.........cut back of 1/16 mile should help staying power

4  Obsess   suspect to last but sure looks loose with a projected reasonable pace and that is almost always a dangerous thing

5  The Hunt Is On   right level for gelding and beat our top choice but it is hard to ignore those 8 2nd's and only 1 win....major league hanger


race 4    average clarity  (13 has a good shot if draws in)

3  Relentless Heat   big run in last considering it was after an 11 month hiatus......Eurton smartly steps.....just worked a very impressive 4F....highly likely we see a forward move...proven can handle the sod

6  Intuitive Nature    competitive sort in all 5 lifetime races including his MSW debut which was on the SA hill....same jock.....same hill....and believe same fit fresh animal as debut

2  Minister D'Oro   new barn and they take the blinkers off and this gelding is training like the new barn has improved his ability with the equipment change

8  Making Papa Proud   very strong last drill for a trainer like Jones who let's little out of the bag with his 1sters because he trains them lightly...bred nicely for the lawn


race 5    average clarity

2  Magic Spirit   bad trip in last.....very bad trip in improved jock for 3rd lifetime start....Walsh is having a good meeting....what's new?

7  Caffine High   good set of drills for a mc 1st timer even for Headley who sure pushes his horse's hard in the a.m.

8  Excusemecomingthru   drop helps....better recent drills a plus......has shown little endurance so cut back to 6 furlongs seems like an overdo fit for this horse

3  Baron Von Red   goofy looking debut for this colt who has shown plenty in the morning....trainer is red hot and Bejarano accepts


race 6    average clarity

1  Fairway Road    race lacks speed....can sit on or close to a projected soft pace......1st out after the claim is usually a plus for Canani 

7  Lisa Lulu   last looks like the gimme to come back with very short rest and go go go......does need to overcome her tendency to hang

4  Milliondollarbill    seemingly the best early speed in this spot....will try to clear relax and wire

8  Glory Pride   claimed for $50K and ran a clunker for new barn.....drops to $25K.....toss a coin....screaming claim me or tons the best if rebounds


race 7    slightly above average clarity

1  Miles Rules   both lifetime races were powerful efforts and they were both fresh efforts.....great work tab especially for a guy like Sise.....ready fresh and ready for another big race

8  Going For A Spin   good history with Bejarano in the irons and the works sure are more impressive with blinkers on for today

5  Tribalicious   another laid up starter training like she appreciates the SA dirt surface and is ready to roll 

3  Lucky Timing    on the correct end of the learning curve...needs the trend to continue


race 8    average clarity

5  Chocolate Caliente   best set of works by far of any of the 1st timers in this group and nobody with previous experience is very stout

1  Woodman's Lass   two best lifetime efforts were his races run fresh......fresh today

2  Exponential   race 2 back is a par like effort for this level.....and she had a soft half up front witch greatly compromised her closing chances....needs to rebound to that effort

4  Ohdaliz    11 to 1 in a 6 horse field for her debut hints that that race was a mc50K tune-up to drop and be tighter for todays drop to mc30K

7  Blackwildcat   decent looking works for this 1ster.....especially her last 5 drills



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