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Santa Anita for Wednesday 1 January 2014

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Happy New Year 2014!

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Another difficult card to decipher. Thursday's card has better clarity ratings. 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    slightly below average clarity

2  Lethal Miss   better efforts/figs on conventional dirt and just graduated on the AW at Bhp.......and lifetime best was this mare's lone race at 1 1/16th at SA.........and she ran the effort off of 46 days rest.....last race was 46 days ago........apprentice is off to good start at the meet and has done well on this gal in the past

3  Rebelution   won MSW debut on the grass 3 races back and has declined since......takes a significant drop but I doubt this filly is doing all that great.......but.......this is a weak group unless our 3rd choice fires a good one

4  Glad's Gals   filly ran out of her mind in last in a vastly improved 12 length win......so the placement of being up for sale for $12,500 is  extremely suspicious.......but if she still is at least 75% of what she was in her last she will crush these 

 

race 2    slightly below average clarity

6  Holy Candy   five-year-old is on the rebound and might be at his best on the SA dirt......works since his winning last are very impressive.........same rider up and with 3 less lbs........good shot to get the same nice mid pack position as he did in his last

1  Kury Kapcori   last race at SA was 2 back and it produced a significant adjusted for trouble fig..........wide and close to a nasty pace.......that does anyone in.........like our top pick he is quite sharp in his recent a.m. work

3  Safety Bell   laid up since May ARG invader fits well at this level if he fires his "A game".......Mac's new runner sure has been working terrific for the Hall of Fame trainer.......best preparatory drills for a McAnally runner in many a moon........danger city

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Cook Inlet   solid figs/efforts considering today's level of racing in 8 of his last 10 races......and appears at his best at Santa Anita...........good history with inside posts.......2 post will do.........and a good history for today's jock Rafael Bejarano

5  Joe Carl   consistent fellow is now eight but I doubt his age will catch up with him quite yet as he has had a reasonable 50 lifetime starts to date......and being a late runner his legs don't take as bad a pounding as they would if he was a speed type........might be at his best on conventional  dirt where he has never failed to hit the board in 11 starts

3  Bluegrass Reward   mega wake up in last 2nd start for his new conditioner.......good sign he is stepping up 3 claiming levels......and he has been at his best on SA main track

1  Majestic Moment

 

race 4    slightly below average clarity

8  Right on Schedule   good name for a top choice 1st timer who hasn't missed a beat since shipping into BHp from the Peg training track ........four-year-old has hit the track an average of every 7 days over at Bhp........not too shabby for a bottom level maiden claimer.......trainer K Walsh has won with a 1/4 of her last two dozen mc 1sters      

6  Grand Gambler   only two lifetime races on the conventional dirt and with blinkers on are two of his lifetime best......blinkers/"dirt" today......good gate horse should be in the hunt from the get go

10  Trando's Tremor   5 of 6 lifetime sprints fit well versus today's competitors........shot to graduate on his 7th birthday.........better late than never

1  Robertino  (tie for 4th)

3  Warren's Brother  (tie for 4th)

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Say Ow   2 for 2 at today's 1 1/16th distance.......with that in mind it would appear that the sprint (and a decent one at that) effort in last was a tune-up of sorts for today's route endeavor........still something to prove in the p.m. on conventional dirt but just popped a 58:3 bullet drill at SA a week ago and owns numerous drills at SA in the past that are impressive 

7  Setsuko   most likely needed last off of the long hiatus from the track........might be fully fit today 2nd out after the layoff......does need to overcome his bout with 2nd and thirditis

2  Scorpion Warrior   two for two when loose in sprint affairs......1st at a route on the main track today..........sure looks as if he will be loose on the lead and his pedigree to get the 1 1/16th is decent

1  American Blend

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Ricspretentiousgal   very sharp in the a.m. of late and drops back into claiming.......that tells me that Sadler believes his mare is vulnerable at the claiming box today and that he wants a top effort out of her as he knows he might not be taking her away following the race

7  Tayrona    sat too far off a pedestrian pace in latest and did well to get up for 2nd at GG.....impressive grass race 2 back at SA (and at today's 1 mile grass distance) where this filly made a big move on turn two in a race with more typical pace.......trainer had a good 2013 and might get off to a good start in 2014 here

8  Boller Bomb   very consistent four-year-old filly on the sod when she doesn't run with fronts on (6 3 1 1)........watch the post parade

3  Smart N Dreamy

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Glance's Rule   good looking mc debut.....chased a very solid for the level pace pace on an off pace day and tired  late......3 reassuring works since......rider upgrade.......should be in the race from the get go and in an affair with much speed

5  Betty Bing Bing   solid MSW debut on 17 July at Del Mar........better than it appears MSW layoff run at Hollywood in mid November......broke a tad slow - ck'ed a couple of lengths - then wide.......not exactly to route to success......dangerous but the trainer will need to break the mold some as he has only 1 win in his last 2 dozen Mdn to mdn claiming

10  Very Thankful   nice run at 20 to 1 in mdn30K debut and the effort is hidden somewhat by bad trip worth about 5 lengths......believe Carava and company were surprised a bit by the effort thus the step up of 20K in claiming

1  Mudge

 

race 8    slightly below average clarity

1  Famous Alice    bet hard in MSW debut (grass sprint at Bhp)  and did not disappoint.......ignore figure......pathetic pace so no shot to produce a legit fig.......big bullet drill since.....bred beautifully to get the 1 mile......tough to beat combo of Stevens/Proctor

8  Kris Furillo   solid MSW debut win at GG in a one mile grass affair......not the best of trips especially position wise where she sat last in a race with a pedestrian pace.....finished fast to win the race.....dangerous shipper proven at the distance

7  Rever de Vous   good MSW debut win 2 races back on the AW at GG .........not too hot an effort in 2nd lifetime start for this filly of Hollendorfer's......nicely bred for the lawn and the distance.....lands Bejarano......fits on a rebound

5  Full Ransom

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Grand Humor   wide and clipped heels in MSW debut.........wide near a solid pace in 2nd lifetime race.......off since a total of 11 months......drops and working very well.......sure fits if he returns the same horse and gets even a so so trip........1st time gelding usually a plus.......welcome back Tyler Baze

6  Alpha Bullet   very solid effort/fig in mc20k debut......connections wisely step this colt up 2 claiming notches.......would have been top selection if his rider wasn't in such a slump

9  Through My Eyes   yet another runner coming off of an 11 month hiatus from the track.....best ever in 3 lifetime races and a fit here was his lone effort at SA on a fast rated track........work regiment hints he is ready

10  Apache Ambush

2  Second Proposal

3  Goyan

 

 

 

 

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 9:52 am by richs · Permalink
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