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Santa Anita for Friday 13 January 2012


Average looking card today but average is good enough. Good Luck!


race 1    average clarity

5  Katy's Kitty    1 for 1 on conventional 5F 2 of 98 drill at Hol......seemingly well meant and ready

3  Sambora   good opportunity to go after a loose lead......slow things down......and wire

2  Tripped The Light   very consistent sort on any surface......Rosario has a good history on this horse and sticks with him


race 2    average clarity

5  Indigo River   has grass experience overseas showing promise in 3 lifetime starts......has drilled 3 times in the a.m. on the sod here at one else in here has ever raced on the turf....sure seems like a big plus

4  Lasso From El Paso   good forward move in last on the dirt at Tup......bred to handle a sprint turf race....trainer is waking up

1  Indecise   done little wrong in 2 lifetime starts....laid up since September but has put in plenty of work in the a.m.......pedigree is OK for the sod....trainer is solid with a horse first time on it


race 3    average clarity

2  Orbach   last win was 2 back and it was turf to Aw.....turf to real dirt for today....and he sure seems to prefer conventional dirt courses

3  Wild Revenge   just claimed by Canani and he sharply puts him on the dirt.....only race on conventional dirt (albeit on a surface rated sloppy) this gelding popped his lifetime best

6  Star Dance M D   runs best with a couple weeks rest and that is what the scenario is for today.....jock had a great cold this pun intended.....due to awaken

1  King Cola   down down down the claiming ladder where he will end up nobody knows


race 4    average clarity

1  Jack Reacher   last race was decent for this level...but what I am looking for is his effort 2 races back....maybe back in 12 days rest can help produce that effort/energy/fig....owns good speed in an affair lacking it

7  Warren's Tiger   best ever and it is quite good for this level is his lone race ever on a fast track conventional dirt race......and it was at SA.......laid up since early August but working very well for his new trainer

11  Just Meteor   drops for MSW to the bottom......owns big early speed on the turf......can be on or near the lead if he reproduces the early foot on the dirt

5  Gordy's Dream   1st timer is training well enough to possibly be dangerous in his lifetime debut


race 5    average clarity

2  Lovestealer   proven on the grass in a sprint.....ran a very solid 1st ever at a route in latest which was on the long on the sod sure looks like a good thing

5  Sabouli   turf sprint prep in layoff last.....1st ever at a route today but is bred solidly to handle it......Puype is really heating up

4  Special Charm   all 4 lifetime races are par like efforts for this level....pedigree suggests he should prefer a distance of ground....might be sitting on a forward move today

7  She Spirit Di Su   decent form in GB showing promise in both lifetime races........not worked much for Callaghan so my guess is this is a tune-up.....but if it isn't he is as dangerous as anyone in this field

Longshot Possibilities:    1  Real Sharp   very strong late finishes in both lifetime starts which were in turf sprints....bred to get a mile....good post.....might fly late with more ground available to get up in time


race 6    below average clarity

7  Elusive Schemes   solid say the least......for his new trainer Mark Glatt.......runs well fresh and is fresh today......good sign top jock stays with the horse

2  Buyer's Remorse   good history on conventional dirt and sure seems to run better in two turn races

6  Seven Torrents   new trainer drops this GG invader....doubt this is a tune-up because he would probably run this gelding at a higher level if it was.....dangerous sort

1  Rocket Roan   invading trainer from Tup has a very nice record with route runners......tossed a bit of a clunker in last but his 2 previous ruins at Tup are quite strong


race 7    above average clarity

8  Talktoomuch   work tab hints this Mitchell charge is ready off of the layoff......last time this mare ran on SA hill she popped a very impressive over-powering effort

7  Long Lake Krista   total lack of early speed in this race and this filly seemingly has the most.......2 for 2 lifetime in 1 turn races....her only 2 wins

3  Whisper Louise   route figs fit well here......ran sprints last year in GB....seemingly good spot for the blinkers on as this race lacks speed and the blinkers can help her focus and sit closer

4  Cute N Sassy   might need this race off of the 8 month hiatus from the track.....but she fits if she doesn't


race 8    average clarity

Note:  Very difficult to split my 5 selections here. But the morning line on the 6 and the 9 sure would make for a wager (or key around) if we get the morning line or better.

6  Aladadino

9  Swiss Emperor

8  Cheers To Boggie

13  Remember Mike

3  Candy Sweetheart

5  Del Mar Johnny


Posted on January 13, 2012 at 11:01 am by richs · Permalink
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