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Santa Anita for Thursday 20 October 2011



 Take note of my turf data (report) being posted for free on The Racing Digest website for a limited time before it will go on sale in the near future.

race 1    average clarity

3  Ohhhh A Wise Guy   debut 2 back faced a solid heat of fast MSW's at latest had to duel on a suspect rail in stout pace....not exactly a good thing for a speed type....drops into claiming and gets Bejarano

6  Geniality   strong finisher (albeit on the AW in sprints)......1st ever on the conventional dirt but working decently on hot jockey/trainer combo

1  One Fast Fling   lone start in MSW back in July was nothing to write home about but.......has always trained well on the SA dirt surface and this time gets to run on it instead of the synthetic


race 2    average clarity

2  Wall Street Wonder   like fresh speed horses especially when it looks rather likely they will find the front end.....Baffert had to lick his chops when he saw the entries for this race

6  Inuit Fisher   turf tightener in last.......solid drill since......full throttle today 2nd out after the layoff.....can possibly get the chase position here and 1st crack at our top pick

5  Leothelion   laid up since Jan. but this competitive sort has been relatively ready off of layoffs in the past...will need more pace than anticipated to put in his best late run


race 3    slightly below average clarity

3  Kids Table   blew a loose lead on a good speed day in mc debut.....but continues to train like a runner on the SA surface and cuts claiming price in 1/2 off of the claim by Sadler

8  Tiz Heartless   big wake up in a fast heat 1st on the dirt over at Fpx.......checked about 4 or 5 lengths on the turn and only got beat for the win by 6 1/2 in a 4 1/2 furlong affair

6  Forever Patient   exits a slow heat at Fpx but it was her maiden claiming debut and she had to avoid a fallen horse in the stretch or might have won.....trainer knows how to win with his limited 5 out of 16 in 2011

5  Lady's Taste   bad post in last (did manage to beat 10 horses)......good post cold jock........continues to work very fast on the SA dirt......tough call but surely dangerous


race 4    average clarity

5  Blue Grass Music   improved final time and improved pace in last......winner of her last Joker Face came back to crush an alw field in her next as our top pick

2  Royale Chavela   big wake up 1st ever on the green stuff in latest......earned a par like fig and sat too far back.....needs to sit closer up (d positional grade on TTT) and her past running lines say that she can

7  Mo Cheese     solid efforts/figs since the blinkers became part of her equipment....should be able to sit close up in a race that seems conducive to speed

8  Katy's Kitty   last fits well here.....would have rated higher if it wasn't for the low % app. sitting on the outer-most 8 post with the rail out 30 ft. at 1 mile....turn comes up awfully fast

Possible Long-shot:  1  Woodman's Lass   last looks like nothing more than a tune-up on a surface this filly dislikes to be full throttle on the turf which she can handle.....good post and a very underrated jockey in Stra (at least on the sod)


race 5    average clarity

1  We Wanted It More   sure looks very loose in this spot with 1st time blinkers......first ever long but decent enough breeding to get the mile.....low % trainer but he is decent 1st at a route

4  Stormin Ahead   race 2 back is very strong.......tried to run back in short rest off a big effort.....not a good thing usually.......can rebound today....positive rider change a nice plus

5  Nearly Was Mine   1st ever on conventional dirt but training well on it and drops to lowest level ever.....very dangerous

6  Sidepocket Kid    horrid trip in last.....positive rider change for today


race 6    average clarity

5  Isle Of Prado   has faced much stronger and fared rather well in much longer races.......but lone lifetime win is at today's distance.....drop is logical in that it is at the same tag as Mitchell claimed this gelding for

4  Call Me Honcho   horrid trip in last sure looked like nothing more than a sprint turf tune-up........last win for this gelding came sprint turf to 1 mile turf last June....trainer could use a win

7  Moudez   very consistent GG turf invader was just claimed by Heap.....deservedly steps up and draws the services of Bejarano.....Blake Heap has won 2 of his last 5 1st out after the claim

8  Gothic Samurai   this Drysdale charge likes a couple months between starts of late and the trainer shows patience and gives it to him.....very aggressive series of long drills is most reassuring


race 7    slightly below average clarity

4  Summer Movie   1st ever on conventional dirt but bred to appreciate it........not much this summer but training as if a rebound to the form displayed in the summer of 2010 has a chance to occur.....Sherman barn seems to be awakening

2  Racing Aptitude   yet to run a step on "real dirt" but 1st time for that Baffert guy and training as if the SA surface won't be a problem....very positive change in trainers

1  Donato   looks loose in this spot with a good two turn speed rider aboard in Mike Smith who seemingly has snapped out of the doldrums


race 8    slightly above average clarity

10  Song By West   42 to 1 in MSW debut says that race was the tune-up to drop and go go go today at the bottom mc level......sure like the big early speed this filly displayed in her lone start

7  Looking Out   exits a fast heat at Fairplex with a nice 2nd ......good forward move in 2nd lifetime run.....solid here if the learning process continues in the right direction

13  My Brite Caroline   most of career fits very well at today's lower level effort/fig wise.......lone race on conventional dirt is much better than appears on paper....trainer could use a win

12  Warren's Boogie   both lifetime races fit fine at today's lower level.....will need a clever ride from the 12 post with his mid pack running style

2  Nana Beach   consistent sort but needs more punch in late jock today to try and get it out of her

3  Dawngonegold   doubt a winner but high percentage jock and trainer seem capable of getting a slice of the purse pie in this spot





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