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Santa Anita for Sunday 13 January 2013


Good card Friday as I predicted. Bad card yesterday as I predicted and my selections showed it. Good card today. Hope I am right and we get our fair share of good trips.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Lethal Intent     0 for 20 but prefers the conventional dirt and never has trained so well......7F looks like a good fit

8  Bio Pro   3rd drop in class in a row is not a good sign but repeat of last sure fits well and it is at today's 7F distance

9  Baja Cal   not much in two lifetime starts but the a.m. work sure is markedly better with the blinkers on.....should see a different horse today

7  Warren's Parolee   trainer won with a 1ster earlier this week....this one might be ready too


race 2    average clarity

10  Guest Star   solid improvement in latest and very sharp drills since.....sitting on a strong run back on the grass today

8  Summer Hit   great claim by Hollendorfer in this runners maiden debut......made nothing but $ in 5 starts since June but training as if ready to roll fresh off of the bench

9  American Blend   toss out only turf effort as this runner was gelded since the race.......strong bad trip runs on the AW last has tossed 6 turf winners from 7 our 2nd choice this laid up runner seems ready to roll

6  Insideondoutside   bad trip and still broke MSW down the SA hill in last


race 3    slightly above average clarity

7  Candera   good chance to get a nice chase or mid pace ever was lone race at 1 1/16 at SA run as a 2 year.......same distance same track today

1  Distracting    nice Baffert runner has never been in a route but sure gets a nice spot to give distance racing a try as she looks loose in this spot

3  Charm The Maker    hasn't brought her A game in awhile but lookout if she does......good sign that Gomez sticks with the filly

2  Curvy Cat   1st long......will need to really like route racing to upset the apple cart here


race 4    slightly above average clarity

4  Battled    chased a very hot pace in debut and still stuck around for 2nd.....not much speed in lookout if this Baffert runner improves because he will be stout controlling speed in this spot

8  Demonic   Sadler runner is working like something very special.....will try to keep the 4 horse in his sights.....trains like 7F should be a very good fit

1  Major Affair   27 to 1 in MSW debut especially for an Ellis runner screams the race was needed and more can be expected this afternoon.....Ellis is significantly better with 2nd time starters

6  Del Mar Sunset    Baffert 1ster is bred well to handle the extended sprint distance


race 5    average clarity

4  Exclusive Story   Cerin pick up from Crc is 1 for 1 on a fast dirt track and sure is working as if SA is to her liking.......can be in the hunt from the get go

7  Sultry Season    only race with Lasix at SA is very most in here it is her 1st at a route but she is bred really well to handle one

3  French Curls    improving with each start and just snatched at the claiming box by Velasquez.......a.m. work since the new conditioner took over hints he can keep the trend intact

8  Cavalla    on the improve with every start.....fits fine if trend continues


race 6    average clarity

NOTE:   12 What A Spot  has a shot if she draws into the field from the AE list

7  Majestic Jewel   big (very bad trip) effort 2 back in lone race on the SA hill grass course......stellar works since.......hidden runner has a good shot to fire a good race and at a bit of a price

8  Poster Girl   useful MSW debut and a very impressive 5/8ths bullet drill since........and Shirreffs isn't someone who pushes his stock too hard in the a.m.

1  Nicegirlsfinishlast   another with a useful debut and likely to move forward this afternoon.....good sign Bejarano sticks around

4  Devious Chic   shot if builds off of useful MSW debut which was run at Hol at 6F on the sod


race 7    average clarity

7  Chinese Praise    good history with shorter rest so likely to move forward today 2nd out off of the layoff.......drop 2 levels doesn't concern me much as Miller is not afraid to lose a horse especially a cheap one

3  Classic Crusader   wide trip in a fast heat in his latest hides this runner some........and he sure seems at his best at today's abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2 furlongs

4  Arresting Officer   lead type only has 3 others to cope with but he is dropping (somewhat alarmingly) two levels and has a decent speed rider aboard who is underrated on the main track

6  Hidden Blessing    best at today's distance......needs to avoid a nasty duel


race 8    average clarity

4  Slim Shady   rather sure Gomez will get a nice chase position behind our 3rd choice and be in great position to be formidable down the stretch

5  Fast Track   has outrun his odds in a big way 2 of his last 3 ever on the AW in last and it sure appears he is better on the fire lifetime best grass race today and outrun his odds once again

6  Chosen Miracle    shot to wire here if he builds off of his winning wire to wire effort in latest his 1st ever at a route

7  Jeranimo   needs a rebound and lookout if he has one


race 9    average clarity

7  Duke Street King   solid work regiment for this Kathy Walsh runner who drops a couple off levels off her lifetime best.....trainer could use a win and she has as good of a chance as anyone to get one here

10  Radar The Rat   drop down out of MSW racing will be solid here if he gets a smoother trip than he had in his latest and he displays the same energy/effort

3  Got Heem    fell off badly in latest with the blinkers on.......deserves another shot as the blinkers are removed for today

4  Silk Indian   obvious MSW gimme/drop and go today in a mdn claimer

5  Great Friends Rule

9  Whilly Pink




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