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Santa Anita for Sunday 5 February 2012


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Good looking card today. Would be nice to have a good day before heading off to watch the big game. Good luck!


race 1    average clarity

1  Tiz A Trip   major awakening in last.....highly likely to get a good trip.......sitting close up in a reasonably paced affair saving some ground

4  Fordham Road   last was obviously decent.....race 2 back was even better....should be motoring late

2  He's Very Rare   last looks like exercise.....Warren is stellar 2nd time on the grass and not too shabby either with 2nd time starters

7  Unex Dolly   laid up turf horse is training smartly for his new conditioner.......his best fits here and he has a good history firing fresh


race 2    below average clarity

7  Pure Storm   very consistent sort running long.....just claimed and stepped up a notch but seems to be catching a soft looking bunch

5  Roman Chic   another just snatched at the claiming box....small time trainer is quite good 1st after the claim....should be prominent from the get go

8  Ballistic Blonde    has been receiving wide trips from Vegara in last 3.....change in jocks for app up.....weight off and a smarter trip and she will be tough here

4  Lady Alex   seems rather shelled out but lookout if there is a rebound in this gal this afternoon


race 3    average clarity

5  Stone Hot   has put in 2 consecutive strong late runs down the majestic SA hill turf course......seemingly gets plenty of pace to close into.......jock upgrade today....wouldn't have written that 3 months ago

7  Bull Ring   strong effort in last both pace and final time....just claimed by Pender and he puts this gelding on the lawn....he is fairly sharp 1st time on the turf.....should be prominent from the get go and formidable thru-out if she takes to the lawn

8  Merlin Z   bombed with the blinkers off in last....back on today......last 2 races with the blinks on are quite strong......1st on the lawn put bred to handle it

2  Mint Humor   only headed once at the 1st and 2nd call in 7 lifetime races......most likely will have to fly here to get the lead....tall task but not impossible


race 4    average clarity

5  Briteness   caught wide in MSW debut in an extremely fast heat....did well to grab 2nd.......same effort and a cleaner trip and she looks tough here

8  Fabulous Fashion   good looking work regiment for this Gaines 1st timer...finished with 2 straight good looking 6F drills...seems to suggest this filly is well meant and ready

1  Give You Glory   another 1st starter with drills that suggest he is pointed to be ready in her MSW debut.....Hollendorfer wins with about 25% of his 1st timers

6  Patty's Pulpit   Dollase has a weak record with 1st time starters but this one sure looks ready...hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. for nine straight weeks


race 5    above average clarity

7  Gatheratthealter   earned a very powerful fig in last if you adjust for the trouble.....repeat of that race with just an average trip will make him tough

5  Gutshot Straight   very solid races considering today's level the two times this gelding ran on conventional dirt....good early speed in a race lacking that commodity is a big plus

6  Adriatic Mon   back to Bejarano....excellent history for this gelding when he rides.....7 furlongs looks like a good fit

1  King Ledley   will need more pace than anticipated to have a shot


race 6    average clarity

6  Celestial Kitten   yet to miss the board in 6 races at today's distance....solid run in last versus somewhat better and 4 lbs less today

1  A Jealous Woman   owns solid back have gotten very good all of a sudden.....trainer might have found the trump card for this mare....if so....lookout

8  Anniversary Gal   another who really likes mile turf affairs....also always seems to fire when Rosario is aboard

3  Linda Lou   step up in class is a good sign that Mandella believes this mare has improved......might get loose on the front end here with a good lead turf rider up in Mike Smith


race 7    above average clarity

3  Game On Dude   one of the best older horses in the USA and he is 3 for 3 at SA...that'l do

1  Tres Borrachos  lost to our 3rd choice in last run but today gets an 8 lb. swing in the weights in his favor

2  Uh Oh Bango   not impossible but gets 5 more lbs today and I am leery of an AZ bred getting the 1 1/8 with high weight

7  Skipshot   work tab is quite a bit better......this 5 year old was rather good in 2010 winning at this distance in a Grade 2.....might be on the rebound


race 8    average clarity

12  Meadow Road   sure prefer large drop downs off of long layoffs over large drop downs that have been running recently

11  Outta Splash   trainer runs very few every year but they are almost always well prepared and ready to run as I guess that this 1st timer will be

8  Knucklebuster   big wake up in last....needs just a little more and I think we will get it

9  On I Win   sure seems best at SA....Castanon knows this gelding well and is having a decent meet

6  Del Mar Johnny   sharp work before a decent effort in last.....same decent work again bodes well for another competitive effort

2  Corn Maze   poor start in last and then showed some light with a new 10 lb apprentice aboard......kid has hit the board 4 of 9 times in sprints...not bad for a young man just starting out


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