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Santa Anita for Sunday 25 May 2014

OK card today. Holiday racing tomorrow.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  No Contingency   nice forward move with the blinkers put on both in pace and final time........same effort will make him tough today

1  Cueno   good history on the SA main track......trainer is having his best year in S Cal and by quite a bit

5  Topper's Ghost   fell off quite a bit in last two races........just claimed and his new conditioner gives him enough time off to possible make for a rebound.....fits well if he does rebound


race 2    average clarity

2  Dry Summer   seems best running at 1 mile turf or dirt........good trainer rider combo in Mullins/Baze.......ships in seemingly in good form from Sun

6  Polytechnician   on the improve and it sure is a good sign that O'Neill more than doubles the claiming tag for this grass cutter

3  Tigah   Sadler has been a little cold the last couple of weeks but I doubt this is a gimme for this laid up six year old or he would have not been put in a claiming race albeit a high priced claiming race


race 3    average clarity

4 Como Mi Padre   last 3 races effort fig wise fit well and all three races are better than appear in print......toss out only route as it was his debut and appeared to be a public work-out

2  Sudden Rumor   seems like an overdo drop out of MSW racing.......should be tough up for mdn40K if the drop hasn't come too late

1  Surfer Moon   positive rider change and for a hot trainer in Ron Ellis......1st long but that likely is a plus with a pedigree that usually produces good route runners


race 4    average clarity

2  Shapely   excellent 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a route........seems highly likely to get a ground saving trip sitting 1st or 2nd in race that seemingly will be advantageous to those up close early

5  Grazenette   ran solidly versus males in her last two endeavors.....back versus her own sex today.......still she is a state-bred in open company but her last two efforts/figs are better than par for the F & M MSW level

6  Kool Kat   hidden improve in 2 on the 2 on the bk-str.......and wide some......trainer has woken up.....fits with a better trip this afternoon

1  Denotation


race 5    slightly below average clarity

8  Clickjab   Gary Mandella is good with MSW 1st timers including the turf....... and......... when he shows solid drills they usually fire a good effort......that is the case here

3  Taelyns Prince   Mullins laid up turf runner is proven fresh.....fresh today and with a work regiment that says all systems go for today

4  True Visionary   nowheresville and no support at the windows in lone lifetime race way back in Sept........but  this Puype runner is training like a vastly improved individual.....not that hot of grass breeding but the trainer is quite a bit better than average 1st time putting a horse on the lawn

2  Relative Time


race 6    slightly above average clarity

1  Ina Mina    when Baffert shows works this good for the mdn20K level or thereabouts he is quite dangerous

7  Swiss Heart   bad race in last......might not have cared for the 100 degree heat......much cooler today.....and the cut back of 1/2 furlong seems like a plus

3  Betty Bing Bing    exits a fast heat at one notch higher.......had a wide trip as well........combine real time fig with the trip and she put forth the best "effort" of her career......rider upgrade.....seems dangerous

2  Nonna Reese


race 7    average clarity

5  Llandudno  turf speed down the hill has been in peril since they changed the way in which they water the SA hill.....and grass course is about 12 lengths slower........filly is a consistent runner on the hill and mostly from off the pace

4  Top Kisser   ultra consistent Hollendorfer five year old mare should be in it from the get go......would have easily been top pick if it wasn't for the recent trend of off pace successes on the hill

1  Tribal Spy   talent filly (with some early speed) can run from off the pace......seems wise to do that here (see comment on our top pick)

7  Ciao Bella Luna

Long-shot consideration:   3  Qianoa   deep closer seems worth using at 12 to 1 or better


race 8    average clarity

1  Tiz Futurity    weak field with ample speed types......four year old gelding is 1 for 26 lifetime but does close late and there are many weak speed types in here.......the "last one standing" might be this fellow

2  Take A Risk   did not fire in last after poor start.....not pushed too hard......back in 8 days hints the race took nothing out of him......lookout today if that is the case

3  Johnny Reb   Baltas is stout 1st time at a route.....and this gelding might be the speed of the speed

4  Betting Mccann Can


race 9    average clarity

2  Oscar Party   toss last....way wide up near the pace......solid races two and three back.....1 1/8th seems like a good fit

7 Moulin De Mougin   last drill indicates a Mandella runner who is sharp......likely to good a nice stalk or mid pack position at a distance she likes and with a jock who 1 for 1 on her in Stevens

8  My Lil Shamrock  race lacks speed and this Chew runner sure appears loose and she sure gets brave when she gets loose.......and her pedigree suggests the 1 1/8th is within her reach

10  Lady Asano

4  Aguafria

3  Bee Brave

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