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Santa Anita for Sunday 30 December 2012

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Should be interesting to see how the track plays drying out today. Card seems decent if we get an even playing field.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Eula B.   sharp little 3F drill since last.......back in short rest has been a plus in the past........strong races last year on the SA surface......new trainer will be out to impress

1  Mary Contrary   seems best at SA.........6F is a good fit.......mid pack runner seemingly will get ample pace to close into.......rider upgrade

2 Royal Tiger   ran well versus quite a bit better in last yet connections only have to risk dropping $7,500 in claiming today to face softer.........as mentioned above this might set up to be a decent spot to run just off of the pace and that most likely will be where Bejarano will put this 5 year old mare

4  Miss Lady Tiger

 

race 2    slightly above average clarity

5  Maker Or Breaker    excellent work regiment for this Baffert runner who has done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts........last effort which was her 1st ever on the SA conventional dirt and at today's distance was rather powerful.....it was run off of 2 months rest.......same time off today

3  Distracting    1st at a route but bred well to handle one......looks loose in this spot with the red hot Bejarano aboard for Baffert.......very dangerous

1  Charm The Maker   been facing better for too long of a time......finally placed where she might get a confidence builder.......should be motoring late on a surface she appreciates

 

race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Humor Me   stout drills for a 2 year old filly 1st timer.......Baffert means business 1st out of the box finishing off this fillies a.m. work with 3 consecutive gate drills 2 of which were bullets

1  Scherzinger   trainer is hot and that is usually a very danger proposition when a new thoroughbred shows up in his barn........this one is from Crc which is a hot bed for producing some decent youngsters

6  Unseen Visitor   useful debut 29 days ago.......two decent works since the switch over to Santa Anita from Hollywood.......likely to move forward today for Mike Puype......solid rider/trainer combo the last 2 months 

 

race 4    average clarity

(if off the turf    below average clarity   5-7-2-9)

8  Missdealornodeal   easily the best in her latest at today's same FNW2 level.....compromised by a bad trip......4 solid 2nd's sprinting on the sod since French claimed in mid July......likes the SA hill

5  Best Present Ever   very good history on the majestic SA hill turf course......race lacks speed and this filly has some.......drills hint that this Kruljac runner is poised for a top effort

6  Kune Kune   somewhat short on numbers but might be loose on the lead in this spot with Garrett Gomez in control of things.....that is a dangerous proposition

3  Chokecherrymary

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Warren's Cliff S.   should be muscled up coming off of a MSW debut turf tightener.........pedigree for conventional dirt seems alright.........takes the ever significant drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming

4  Bugsy Losty   exits a very fast heat (way back in mid June) where getting beat by 7+ lengths wasn't too bad.......also finished up late looking awfully strong and galloped out nicely.....route racing might be a good fit

8  Louisthefifteenth   significant awakening with the blinkers removed in latest.......solid here if repeats the ever back on the conventional dirt

6  Bro Derek

Long-shot possibilities:   5  Whilly Pink   mc debut last sure appears to be nothing more than part of a solid prolonged work regiment leading to a full throttle go for this afternoon........owns some good drills on the SA surface including a bullet 6F drill on Nov. 7th


race 6    slightly below average clarity

2  Won Won Oh Five   being a true route runner seems like a distinct advantage in this field.......2 wins and a second since Talamo took over the riding responsibility 3 races back

4  Just Tripping   was able to win last which was at today's 1 1/16 distance despite being wide and close to a solid pace......deservedly steps up a few levels

5  Trucial State   trainer is stout turf to dirt........logical drop in claiming here (taken for $40K at the claiming box) after 4 consecutive so so efforts at the $50K level

7  Generations

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Chinese Praise    Miller is stellar getting horse's to fire fresh off of the bench as this gelding is........last 3 races on the convention dirt at SA are strong......prolonged tightly spaced work regiment says wound up and ready to roll

1  Streets of Heaven   distance good......trainer good......surface fits.......consistency is good........and takes a logical drop of 2 levels back to where trainer Richard Baltas snatched this 7 year old gelding for

2  Tweebster   Baffert runner drops from the sky.......murder at the 12.500 level if he is still in relatively good condition......toss a coin

4  Secret Jackpot

Long-shot possibilities:   6  Big Bad Brown   gelding has made impressive rebounds the last two times running off of clunkers........beaten badly in last....drops........just popped a bullet work out of nowhere.........hmmmmm

 

race 8     slightly above average clarity

(if off the turf   average clarity   2-9-8-3)

9  Tiz Flirtatious   very powerful efforts/figs in last two grass races especially her 1 mile effort in her latest.......4 lbs off is nice......1st time at 1 1/8 but bred fine to handle the extra 1/8

2  Halo Dolly   the epitome of consistency.......training like she will fire once again........very hard trying sort seems to come thru for yours truly whenever I think she fits well in a race.......I'd be a rich man if more thoroughbreds were like her......talk about a horse that owes me nothing

3  Qaraaba   decent 1st in the good old U S of A in latest......can upset if builds upon the effort.......5 lbs off should help accomplish the task

8  More Chocolate

 

race 9    slightly above average clarity

4  Shame On Alex   solid forward move in 2nd lifetime race.......3 solid works since......takes a small drop......sure looks tough if handles 1st ever on the conventional dirt

5  Unmarked Bills   two of three races on the SA main track are quite a bit better than par......last might have been a turf gimme (or at least a race on the turf to make sure he didn't like it a lot) to drop and go 1st time in mdn claiming today

8  Mind The Master   2 of 4 lifetime races fit well here including his last......blinkers off and a bullet work......steps up one level.......both hint this gelding is sitting on a good effort

9  Tassano

7  Hold'em Hustler

2  Isle Of Perfection

 

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