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Santa Anita for Friday 15 February 2013

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Sure seems like a decent card for today and hopefully it will get everyone off to a good start to the long holiday weekend.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Tiz Snazzy   exits a very loaded mdn50K in last..........and he was gelded prior to his last start and like so many thoroughbreds it woke him up some.....and the work since is very impressive..........feel 80% sure he is moving forward today

4  Stars and Moons   exits the same stout field as our top selection........repeat of his last (picking up 4 more lbs) makes him a major player here.......Talamo knows this runner well as this is his 7th straight mount on him 

6  Indian Guide   awfully nice animal for Baffert to drop out of MSW racing to mdn40K but fits as well as anyone in here if he is still the same individual

 

race 2    slightly above average clarity

2  Talk The Walk   caught wide with pace in last and rightfully tired as most would........cut back of one half furlong appears to be a good thing

1  Win Machine   solid wake up in last...........impressed with the way this gelding was able to "restart" after checking hard on the turn.......showed gameness.......trainer is doing quite well with limited starters

6  Great Friends Rule   last which was the 1st race on the SA main track was better than appears in print.....set a good pace but did it on a somewhat dull inside.......vastly improved drills since.......love the step up in claiming.....says O'Neill feels quite good about this gelding right now

3  Gallant Charm

 

race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  A Toast to You   powerful race in latest his 1st ever down the SA hill turf course.........bullet work since......feels good and has found a new home on the hill

5  Starspangled Heat   hard to argue with 2 wins........1 2nd.....and 3 3rds in 6 races down the majestic SA hill turf course......likely to come flying late as he has in the past at his favorite turf course configuration

2  Innocent Man   OK 1st ever on the grass in latest especially considering it was at a route and off a long layoff......seems better suited to sprinting.......and he has done little wrong in 3 lifetime sprints with the blinkers off on the main track......blinks off today........stout rider/trainer team for quite a few years

7  Royal F J

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Deception Free   on the right end of the learning curve......and his latest is somewhat hidden in that he set the pace a little too close to a dull inside on an off track and rightfully tired......should be on or near the lead from the get go

2  Sky Fox   last two on off tracks do not fit.......previous 4 races on fast tracks do

5  Midnight Raven   not too impressive in last but his effort 2 back at today's somewhat specialty distance of seven furlongs fits fine

4  Greylaine

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Van Brit   very solid figures (and 9 for 16 in the win column) when running at 1 mile on the turf.........and seems to be at very best on the SA grass course where she is 8 of 15 in the win column......yikes

8  Gem of Soul   better horse around two turns on the grass......drops a couple of levels......and Bejarano sticks around for the drop.....that's a solid sign that this mare is still in relatively good health

2  Eyes on the Prize   competes best at today's 1 mile distance on the grass and SA seems to be his favorite grass course.......good post and a good grass jock......should be in the hunt from the get go

1  Romantic Wish

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Iotapa   lone race was a maiden claiming 50K debut win way back in June.......solid field/effort/time for a mdn50K filly baby race ........claimed by Sadler and been off since........training as if the long wait/patience can pay off today.........3 year old filly has twice worked under 1:13 Flat over at Bhp

1  Blushing Angel   another Sadler runner who seems ready to compete for the top prize.....this filly just keeps getting better........and better.......and better........and better........and.........

6  Myntz Connection   solid MSW debut on the AW two back......didn't seem to care for the sod in latest.......back to the main track and this time on conventional dirt......pedigree for it seems adequate

2  Switch to the Lead

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Spring Bloom   smooth looking runner owns good tactical speed and appears to want to run all day long........doubt the 1 1/4 miles on the grass will be a problem.......likely to get a nice prominent from the get go trip

2  Mary Fildes   ran 2nd at about 1/16th less in a Grade 2 overseas last year in Feb. as a 3 year old ......toss out last 3 races........sprint turf (not a sprinter) / off the turf race on AW / off the turf race on off dirt.......finally gets distance turf today

1  Warren's Got Game    late runner seems to be steadily improving for Spawr since he took over 4 races back......1 1/4 is a good fit.......switch to the meets top gun to date in Bejarano

9  The Only Key

 

race 8    below average clarity

6  Super Ability   solid MSW debut which was run way back in July of 2011.......off since but training as if Gaines has this gelding ready to roll once again fresh off of the bench

10  Valdirone   both lifetime sprints on main track surfaces fit fine here......cut back of 1/2 furlong seems like a plus......good trainer/rider team over the last couple of years in Koriner/Talamo

3  Almost Better   works are rather good for this Dean Pederson 1st timer.......and mom has tossed 6 winners from 6 starters.......and Pederson is quite stout historically 1st out of the box

8  Pochetto

5  Valley Of Kings

1  Russel's Run

 2  Smart Journey

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