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Santa Anita for Friday 6 January 2012


Can't say I am enamored with this race card but I sure studied hard. I leaned on the inside being somewhat biased as that is what we have gotten the last 2 race days at SA.


race 1    average clarity

1  Babessa   claimed and freshened up with a solid work the step up in claiming even though this filly is out of jail.....owns a touch of speed in a race that lacks it

5  My Diane   good layoff run in last....previous race at SA in Jan. was a good drills since last.....seems to be sitting on a good effort

4  Linda Winz   subtle move forward in last.......2 tightly spaced useful drills.....owns a touch of speed in a race lacking it.....good chance to move forward today

3  Missie Ky I You   logical drop out of MSW (finally!).....Glatt is good 3rd out after layoffs....and that is what we are looking at today


race 2    below average clarity

6  Miles Heir   legged up on the recent work.....back on conventional dirt where he fired some strong races at Pen including running 2nd to superstar claimer Rapid Redux

5  Graeme Crackerjack   just keeps getting better and better and better and..........

2  Coo Cachoo   dangerous speed adds the blinkers.....low % jock but not with route speed types

1  Brady Blue Eyes   good chance to chase and get 1st crack at the 2 horse with the hot apprentice up in the irons


race 3    average clarity

10  Babeneau   looks like Ellis has picked up a nice maiden least the works say so.......Ellis is good with these kind especially coming off of layoffs

7  Golden Nip   good wake up in latest (1st time blinkers) both final time and pace wise....race lacks speed and she has a touch of early foot

6  Coparcenary   bad trip in lone start for this Taylor charge way back in May at Hst......showed speed in that race and that looks like a good thing hint she is ready

11  Warren's Performer   takes the ever dangerous plunge from MSW racing to the bottom maiden claiming level


race 4    average clarity

1  So Belle   best career race was lone run at today's 1 1/8th distance....very solid effort/fig on Top Turf today....Gomez is riding super on the sod

2  Secret Cove   not much bad to say about a filly who has won 4 of her last 5 grass negative is that Gomez is riding our top pick after 2 straight daylight wins on this horse

3  Thisismystage   in good form and runs all day long......should be finishing well late when others in here might not at the distance of 1 1/8 miles

4  Anniversary Girl   very consistent sort handled today's distance just fine in her only endeavor at it....1st time Bejarano can be a dangerous thing


race 5    average clarity

7  Bruno's Wager   just claimed by Hollendorfer and the drills under his guidance strongly suggest he has vastly improved this runner

3  Itssultryinthecape   works suggest this laid off drop down is ready.....owns decent early speed and has a good inside spot to start from

5  Looking For Candy   hidden forward move in last checking early and running (and trainer) have a good record on the drop in claiming level and that is what we have today

2  Exclamation   dangerous laid up horse......obviously needed time off after running up the track in last.....race 2 back is very good and would be difficult to beat if he rebounds to it....trainer sure could use a winner


race 6    average clarity

11  Sleep Tight   overdo drop as this mare who has been running over her head and doing her best.....faced quite a bit easier today....can be in the hunt from the get go

6  Maya Angelina   solid 1st ever on the sod in last......can build on the learning experience and show even more today......gets a good turf hill rider in Talamo

3  Bella Swan   last sure looks like the tune-up (in a non claiming event) off of the layoff to be full throttle on the drop back into claiming for today

4  Linda Lou   need sure if this one is ready for a rebound effort today but she is a major player if she is


race 7    average clarity

9  Hope And Believe    last on the Hol AW wasn't bad......last race on the SA dirt was a very powerful run.....back to the SA dirt today

2  Red Ace   improved races with the addition of blinkers.......and now is training best of his career.....seems ready for a lifetime top

3  Thunder Of  Zion   inside speed has been king the last couple of race cards and this colt is very fast early and the most likely to snatch the front is rail speed doing to this point is the ?

11  Runflatout   owns some powerful races for today's level......tough post if we get yesterday's track....not so difficult if the racing surface reverts back to playing fair


race 8    average clarity

7  Tropiluk   solid awakening in latest both in pace and final tab since is decent

11  Sky Larkin   last on the AW wasn't bad but more importantly has always trained sharply on the SA surface and finally gets to run on it

9  Bertrando Grande   Pender is decent with mc 1sters and this colt trains as if he might be ready in his maiden debut

3  Always The Same   showed some life in 2 races last series is decent......seems ready off of the long hiatus from the race wars

1  Mary's App   1st timer with a one solid drill on the morning before Xmas

2  Donnotaurus   work tab for this 1ster seems fairly decent.....might be ready





Posted on January 6, 2012 at 10:28 am by richs · Permalink
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