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Santa Anita for Friday 28 October 2011





2011 Breeders Cup selections can now be purchased for $24.95 which covers both days. The sooner you make payment the better as it will help things out if there are any late technical problems. The format will be the same as our California selections but we will give more horses per race than what we do on our regular daily format.

race 1    average clarity

3  Frenemy   impressive MSW debut 3 weeks ago and a reassuring 4F work since.......owns solid early speed and speed has been a good commodity to have the last few weeks in routes or sprints on the dirt

4  Basmati   obviously faced better in last couple and ran creditably....positive rider switch back to Gomez who I believe will be willing to chase our top pick and challenge him in the late stages of the race

1  Only The Gold   21 to 1 in MSW debut suggests the race was needed and it was a solid run considering the horse was most likely not as tight as he could have and ready today and extremely well bred to get a route of ground....Mandella is much better with 2nd timers


race 2    average clarity

5  Miss Silver Brook   great chance to get a distant chase position behind our 3rd choice....good position to be in in a 7 furlong race

1  Came West   same opportunity to chase the leader here......mare has solid history conventional dirt/sprints

3  Pincelada    seven furlongs doesn't look like the best distance for this filly but she looks loose here and very dangerous if Talamo can cut some soft early fractions


race 3    average clarity

6  Polly's Dancer   Pender is hot and he is very good 2nd time out after a claim.......very positive rider switch.....Pedroza/Pender have won their last 5 out of 10 starts as team over the last couple of months

1  Mentidoso   last was very impressive making a powerful turn move in solid time...that was way back in July and he was claimed that day.....laid up for new conditioner Carava but the drills suggest she is ready.....closer seemly gets pace up front

2  Best Logic   cut back in distance should help.....cut out solid fractions in latest and tired trying to get a ratable....always a plus


race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  Small But Mighty   been on a roll since Mitchell claimed.......last was a very fast heat of bottom level claimers....deservedly steps up more than 50% in claiming price...should handle the price rise

7  Dave's Revenge   decent efforts in one turn dirt affairs.....should be motoring late

3  Angel Of Mystery   highly consistent sort just got snatched at the claiming box and gets a positive rider change....should be a major factor again

1  Indiara   very bad clip of heels in last or would have been competing for the top prize.....Bonde is solid 2nd out after the claim


race 5    slightly below average clarity

7  C R Lovely Lady    showed life in debut sprinting......ran too wide in next at a route....jockey upgrade and 1/16 less to run should put this filly in the hunt for the win

1  Warren's Hopeful   Van Berg charge is 6 0 3 1 on conventional dirt......race 2 back a two turn 7 furlong affair at Fpx is solid here

4  Jolly Green Bean   only route effort wasn't too bad ........decent shot to get the front end of things with a decent speed jock up

8  Pat's Dream   another individual who can possibly sit near the front with a good speed rider on her back.....this is stretching things but her effort/fig 5 races back would handle these


race 6    average clarity

7  Bryan Daniel  good history on the SA dirt......good pace and OK final time in last.....well placed to win dropping to 12,000nw2 after breaking mdn for 20K...decent shot to get loose here

9  Game A. P.   logical drop to earn his way will help.....should be able to finish decently at 7F when many in here will be tiring

10  Absolute Courage   hasn't run since July but needs to be ready because this gelding only has 1 or 2 races in him before he needs to be laid up on the farm

5  Looking For Candy   turf tightener in last and now back where belongs.......jock could use a win or at least a good smart ride


race 7    average clarity

4  Matlow   strong return to the race wars in last both pace and final time wise....good drill since suggests a repeat performance can occur...on or near the lead from the opening bell

3  Killer Bear   race 2 back is very strong.....positive rider change to Quinonez who fits this and most closers well

7  Coo Cachoo   speed horse will try and shake our top pick and go wire to wire....not much chasing so full throttle from the start

1  Red Ace   lone victory was by 6 1/2 lengths and it came in 2nd lifetime start at the FG.....2nd out after the layoff seems like a good thing


race 8    average clarity

2  St. Valentine   horrid trip in last hides a forward move in form/ability........positive rider switch to P Val who had a nice day yesterday

3  Make Us Proud   last was the 42 to 1 gimme to tighten the muscles up.....change jocks for the better....and.....go go go go....and make all involved proud

6  Personalitary   showed vastly improved route speed in last so much so this gelding might find himself on the front end of things in this sprint affair

12  Salty Robin   on the right end of the learning curve......ran wide in last....jock will need to be more clever from the 12 post today

7  Corn Maze   takes that ever dangerous drop out of MSW to the bottom mc level...trainer could use a boost

11  Oneinamillionyou   exits a fast 4F heat at Fpx with not the best of trips.......good wake up.......can contend if he builds on the effort





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