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Fairplex for Saturday 24 September 2011


Derby Day at Fairplex has a decent looking 12 race card. Majestic Santa Anita starts next Friday. Can't wait!




race 1    slightly above average clarity

7  Warren's Baby Walk   powerful rider switch......already fairly quick from the gate and now adds blinkers....only 4 furlongs

5  Over Africa   poor trip in mc debut last hides this Armstrong charge rider and hot recent drill

6  On I Win   mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters.....low % barn but works aren't bad

8  Wisest Cat   late runner is probably only capable of a smaller slice of the pie here


race 2    average clarity

4  San Darino   just like the top choice in race 1 a very significant rider change for this guy....4 wins and 2 2nd's in last 6 races......good conditioner especially when dropping a notch or two

7  Craspedia   3 for 3 at 3 1/2 furlongs seems to bode well for his chances in a 4 furlong affair

8  Cabo San Lucas   speedball will try to wire...barn should stick to these abbreviated sprints races with this animal

6  Bullindamarie   owns some decent back numbers and the recent strong bullet work hints that we might see a major reversal in form today


race 3    average clarity

3  Honeycomb   nice work regiment for this Gallagher 1ster and maybe more importantly he catches a soft looking bunch

4  Yankee Dan   on the improve with every start....very solid if the trend stays intact today

5  Handsome Harvey Jr   broke a little tardy and then showed decent run in his mc debut last...solid if he learned something from the experience and breaks a little bit better

1  Ava's Paradise   useful debut and a nice recent gate work since....might see more today


race 4    average clarity

1  Capt. Sparrow   won his last 2 route to sprint scenarios.......mid pack runner seemingly gets ample pace up front to flatter his late run

3  Mark Of A Warrior   4 wins in 6 conventional dirt jock Pedroza knows this runner well

5  Cafe Con Leche   2 wins and 1 3rd in 3 "dirt" rider remains aboard

6  Meet Me At Wilsons   speedster most likely needed his last and might stick around a lot longer in his 2nd run after a layoff


race 5    slightly below average clarity

1  Studio City   flashed speed in her debut last after a tardy start......clean break and 1 less furlong might add up to a winning effort

5  Front Page Dancer   prolonged work regiment including some nice speed drills should have this 1st timer ready to roll....break will be very important at this speed friendly distance

8  Bulletgirl   decent history at 4 1/2 furlongs and this filly appears that 1/2 furlong less will be even better.......also she is showing better early speed of late

3  Gregarious Gal   so so debut but dangerous connections and a change in equipment to blinkers on.....good recent work hints the change has done some good


race 6    average clarity

8  B's Lucky Strike   laid up but the works suggest he is ready....significant drop....does tend to hang but maybe significant drop in class can get him to run on by them all

4  Naturaliste   bombed on drop in last....drops again.....Pedroza sticks with the colt

5  Dinner At Jake's   decent race at 7 furlongs in last and appears to be better suited for a 6 furlong affair.....11 lbs off with a successful apprentice aboard

2  Excessive Yodeler   in good form but will most likely will need to move forward a couple of lengths to compete for the top prize here


race 7    average clarity

3  Galleta Monstruo   bad start in last greatly comprised this gelding's drill since....2nd time Mitchell...all systems go

1  Cadillac Coach   hidden animal here....very poor trips in last two races hide decent effort/energy

6  Via Verde   need race 2 recent drill on conventional dirt at SA suggests we might see it

4  Buyer's Remorse   had strong pace to aid his late run in latest......hoping for similar today


race 8    average clarity

10  East From West   3 wins and 2 2nd's in last 5 races and a high percentage condioner

6  Nitro Active   trainer is much better 2nd out after the layoff so the layoff last is probably a gimme to be full throttle in today's affair

1  Forest Prince   horse is sharp and the trainer is as well but........Guce is 1 for 29 so far....needs to pick things up a little

8  Bonk   gelding is in sharp form and the hot riding Santiago sticks with the 7 year old

Longshot possibilities:  5  Tonight At Eleven   subtle wake up in last beaten by 8 but it was a fast heat


race 9    slightly above average clarity

1  Uncle Sam   very stout history 2nd time after a layoff for this horse and that is the case today

6  Great Warrior   solid move forward in last reunited with Berrio.......drills since suggest a repeat run can be expected

2  Luckarack   sure showed he appreciates the Fairplex surfaces winning big in last at 6 1/2 F....doubt the 1 1/16 we be a hindrance....fits well if it isn't


race 10    average clarity

2  Subpoena The Dress   sharp 1st after the claim trainer just snatched an improving horse......solid drills since suggest another move forward is about to occur

6  March Mary   impressive layoff run and just claimed by Carava....forward move is needed and it seems likely that it will happen....trainer is solid with these kind

3  Stormy Linda   proven ability fresh off of the bench.......solid work series.......1 win and 1 second in two races on conventional dirt

1  There Is Limit   did win last but the figure earned is a little soft.......will need more today


race 11    slightly above average clarity

3  Downhill Diva   love her last 2 races and the recent drills suggest she is sharper than ever....bit concerned about her lack of proven ability on conventional dirt

2  Miss Pleasant   big effort/fig in lone race on conventional dirt......laid up since July but training like he is as fit as a fiddle

1  Lilly Fa Pootz   decent conventional dirt history and finally gets to run on it


race 12    average clarity

8  Winforlin   good layoff effort in last......and best ever was 2nd out after a layoff which is of course today's scenario

2  My Sweet Love   52 to 1 in maiden debut last says that race was eye popping drill since......expecting much more today in 2nd lifetime endeavor

7  Miss Jeanie   showed some life in debut run back in June closing some after a slow beginning.....then had some speed in a turf route......fresh and showing some decent speed drills

4  Tribal Magic   decent 2nd for his new trainer in last.....only needs a small forward move to be in the hunt for the win in this spot

1  Saratoga Luv

3  Lovely Lauren






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