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Santa Anita for Friday 23 March 2012


Feel good about today's card in that there aren't many runners outside of our selections that I am very worried about. Good Luck!


Race 1    average clarity

1  Help Me Hannah   only time this filly got loose on the front end she wired the field.....sure looks loose here even from a difficult speed post at 6F

2  Sense Your Luck   needs to rebound after a setback in last....has been given time off by Mitchell so a rebound is possible......if she is ready she can sit in a very nice chase position

4  Dustin's Magic   touch of a suspicious drop but she will come flying in the stretch if she is still in relatively good condition

7  Warren's Morgan    on the right end of the learning 8 weeks but ran just fine with 6 weeks off so she should be capable of returning at a high level with 8 weeks off


race 2    average clarity

3  Sister Moon   won by 10 in MSW debut last summer and earned an impressive fig.....then had a bad trip in a Stakes race and still only lost by 1 as if she is meant and ready for return to the race wars

4  Mamma Kimbo    SCRATCHED  another with a stellar 1st start in a MSW affair......very fast early  but so is the 5 horse.......needs to avoid a suicidal speed duel

1  Hidden Passion   Euro invader is working as if she is ready for her 1st run in the good old U S of A.......1st ever on conventional dirt but bred well to appreciate it


race 3    above average clarity

5  Love My Way   dueled in solid pace down the hill in last and still ran a close 2nd......pace should be much kinder today......Bejarano is in control of things and with 7lbs. off

4  Blue Samurai   ultra consistent sort fits solidly here but she sure likes to hang in the stretch....(20 1 7 5).......meets top jock up to help her learn what winning means

7  Laura's Pleasure   up the track in her layoff run last.....may have really disliked the conventional dirt........or the ultimate gimme/tune-up.......sure continues to train like she is fit and is ready

6  Alala   invader's sprint races seemingly fit OK here....proven on the SA hill turf course......will need best to get to the circle of joy


race 4    above average clarity

5  Holy Candy   hard to run much better in both lifetime route races and not to graduate........his efforts could win at least a Grade 3 race....switch to the meets leading  jockey in Rosario to get the job done

4  Stratify   sure looks like sprint-sprint tune-up to be at full throttle today where he should run his best........that being a route of ground (A. P. Indy)

1  Eaton Hall   Baffert charge owns the best early foot in this group and most likely will attempt to wire the field in his first ever run going a route of ground


race 5    slightly below average clarity

4  Let's Do It   3rd out after a long layoff...........and a positive rider switch to E Flores .........who has teamed up with O'Neill for many wins this meeting.........and small drop....believe well meant today 

6  Euroglide   decent history on the grass at SA and decent history in 1 mile turf races......would have won last if he wasn't blocked about 4 lengths in the stretch....also takes a small drop

2  Matto Mondo    bombed in last for Asmussen who is having a tough meet......needs a rebound to the stout effort he ran the day Asmussem claimed him from the hot O'Neill

3  Surplus   another who needs a rebound of sorts........has enough time off and a nice works series put into him by Sadler....not impossible


race 6    average clarity

6  J J's Jaguar   very solid drills for this 1st timer considering the level of racing.......Mullins is having a good meeting........break will be important considering this is an abbreviated sprint of 5 furlongs

2  Mr. Newton   improving sort has solid early speed and seems made for these 5F sprint affairs

5  Awesome Mike   another on the improve with solid early speed and only 5F to go

7  Outperform   not too much in last but 2 of 4 lifetime races fit decently an every other mode and this is the every


race 7    average clarity

4  Chips All In   bombed in last on the dirt but she still is the owner of 4 wins and a 2nd in 6 lifetime starts...and her only grass race was solid......barn has been firing with most of their runners

6  Midnight Crooner   major awakening with the blinkers off in latest..... a 1 mile AW race at GG.....1st on the sod but has a strong pedigree for it

10  Stoney Fleece   very consistent sort especially on the grass and especially when Rosario is the pilot

7  Vibrato Jazz   solid step forward in last and continues to work sharply.....another small forward move combined with 4 lbs of and this colt fits if he of course gets the trip


race 8    average clarity

5  Ricspretentiousgal   exits a fast heat of mdn30K runners where being beaten by 6 3/4 with a 3 wide trip was a fairly strong race....and now we get a jock upgrade and 7 lbs. off

10  Singmeasong   improving with each lifetime start......fits well here if the trend stays trainer in support of the horse to make it happen

9  Freckles Galore   fell off some in last even though it doesn't look that way on paper....race 2 back with a much inferior jockey up was rather strong....solid contender if rebounds today to that race

3  Crazy Giulia

1  Whats Up Betty

7  Confectionary



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