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Santa Anita for Thursday 8 March 2012


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Should be tough to beat our top choice in the 1st and the 8th races. The price on the 2 horse in the 1st will be awfully ugly. There is about a 95% chance one of our 4 given picks will win the 2nd and about a 90% chance one of our top 3 picks will be victorious in the 4th.


race 1    above average clarity

2  Fluxx   Miller is awfully stout with large drops downs...not afraid to lose an animal

1  Freckles Galore   wide trip in latest with win-less app aboard hides a solid forward move....and now we get Bejarano aboard as opposed to a youngster with a lot to learn

6  Singmeasong   bred to run all day so I imagine his 1st ever in the USA was a sprint tune-up....much more today


race 2    average clarity

2 Own It   wide trip in last on a good rail day compromised and hides this gelding's last.......and good history with short rest.......short rest today

8  Our Last Monte   solid run in latest and the gelding seems better with blinkers on....blinkers on today

5  Goux Would Be    good work series for this $250K purchase and then he tossed a clunker of an effort......drops all the way to the bottom.....suspicious give away but still dangerous

3  Latecoerce   useful mc debut and now we get a major jock upgrade


race 3    average clarity

4  Twelve Folds   all 3 lifetime races at SA are solid.....Pedroza knows this horse well having ridden him in all 5 lifetime starts

5  Vicki Victoria   seems to be a better on conventional dirt at least at SA....also.....6F seems to be a good fit

1  Briteness   beat little in last but did win by 10....still might need another move forward to hit pay dirt here.....leading jock sticks around


race 4    average clarity

2  Ralphy Girl   inside duel on an outside track in last....outside 3 wide dueling on an inside track two back.......should show his stuff today if he gets a fair playing surface or ends up on a biased lane if one develops today

5  Lemon Hero   not much in 3 lifetime starts.....but new trainer today and the work regiment hints Eurton might have the trump card for this filly

7  Flashy Rae   decent mc debut last.....blinkers on and switch to the hot app......most likely will try to fly early and clear from the outside

1  Warrens Venedalucy   flashes early speed and has trouble sticking around....will need best ever this afternoon to have a shot here


race 5    average clarity

2  Candy And Thunder   red hot O'Neill sends out this filly who owns 3 of 5 better than par turf efforts for today's level.....Pedroza knows this horse well being aboard for all 5 of those grass races 

3  Adios Problemas   exits a fairly quick heat in last and she won it in her debut with a so so trip.....bred OK to handle the 3 months but the work tab hints she is ready to roll fresh once again

7  Backwoods Belle   2 out of 3 in the win column when up for a tag.......good grass pedigree and owns good early speed.......should fly early if she does take to the sod with the light weight app up

6  Tasty Treat   well spotted at the a 32K level if this filly ends up taking to the so pedigree for it but a good grass conditioner in Pender


race 6    average clarity

1  Memo To Kathy   simply put....plenty of one dimensional speed types in the race and this filly is a closer

5  Roman Chic   speed of the speed here will most likely try to discourage the other speed types in here from the get go

4  Blue Tambourine   shows signs of being able to take back a little and that appears to be a good thing in this spot loaded with front running types

7  Lauren C   trainer is firing on all cylinders......probably will here as well with this sprinter trying a route of ground.....when your hot your hot


race 7    average clarity

8  Let's Go Cheyenne   improving sort has enough early speed and a good speed turf jock up to clear and possibly wire from the outer-most 8 post

2  Meltarib  red hot trainer sends out this 5 year old mare who has 2 wins and a 3rd at today's distance on the sod

7  Last Sting   very consistent sort since the blinkers were removed........retains top jock

5  Caelis   nice 2nd place finish in 2nd out in the good old U S of A....flattened out some at 1 1/8th ....cut back of 1 furlong looks like a good thing considering the solid races she ran in GB at 7 furlongs

Possible long-shot:    4  Screaming Regal   careful here....owns some significant back numbers on the AW....failed in only race on the sod.....but maybe went wrong in the race as she then needed time off.......only mount of the day for Smith...a drills ....a positive....should be a big price 


race 8    above average clarity

5  Derby Gold   exceptionally solid drills for this Baffert 1ster combined with the fact the competition doesn't look like much strongly suggests another win for white hot Mr. Baffert

2  Gifted Monarch   MSW debut race 4 back is decent.....not much since but......drills sure are sharp all of a sudden suggesting we are looking at a gimme gimme go situation for a trainer with good stats 3rd out after layoffs

9  Alworth   trainer does well 1st out after he claims a horse.....good recent drill for his new connections hints this 3 year old can move forward and be competitive stepping up in class

4  Love That Action   training up to snuff for this 1st timer to possibly be ready to roll in his MSW debut

3  Chittagong   another 1st timer possibly ready for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

1  Bringon The Wain   decent move forward in last his 2nd lifetime run.....needs another move in the right direction again today



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