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Santa Anita for Friday 30 May 2014

Worked my you know what off because of the extra off day and carryover but still can only rate this card a 5 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!

race 1    slightly below average clarity

3  Summers Dignity   handicapping 101 here........three speed types in a field of six bottom level F & M 8K runners........this gal comes from off the pace.......and she appears to be a better runner at a route

6  Lady Vivien   another late runner who has a little bit more to prove at a route but she drops back to the level that she was claimed for and gets a significant jokey upgrade

1  Eltoninadress   most consistent of the three speed horses in the race and especially consistent at Santa Anita where she has a record of (8 2 3 3)


race 2    average clarity

7  Lucky Logan   California bred by Lucky Derby Daddy Pulpit was just purchased this month for some major scratch and by Miller and company who have been on a roll of hint the 1ster has blazing early speed

6  Big Swag   sharp work series for this Hendricks 1st timer.......tightly spaced intervals and some decent times for a two year old in late May

3  Nardo   another 1st timer seemingly wound up and ready to go at 1st asking.......owns several works of merit.......and last but not least......I like his name Nardo

4  Full Bird Colonel


race 3    slightly below average clarity

6  Stauffenberg   drops a couple of maiden claiming levels.......and finally....... gets a top echelon rider on his back following a career of being guided by some very low % jocks

4  Midnight Mayhem   not much on the sod in last but his 1st ever on the grass  (and at a route) might have muscled him up some.........sprints on the dirt fit......needs similar long on the dirt today

5   Takeit Tothe Limit    impressive works prior to his maiden debut which was at 6 so race run.......continues to work well since........deserves another shot this time at a route of ground

8  Yodeling Honey


race 4    average clarity

1  New Nature   improving sort on the dirt tries the turf (and route) for the first time.....seems to have decent route breeding but only so so grass breeding......but historically Avila is strong 1st on the sod and 1st at a route......and he is hot of late and most of it is with today's jock up

5  Gia Is A Bella   best time to drop into these conditioned claimers is off of a long layoff as it puts some doubt into the claiming vultures.....that is the case here and if this gal returns as good as she left (last raced 8 days short of one year) she is very likely the one to beat

3  Teasing Moment   hello turf.......quite the wake up 1st ever on the grass in last.......needs the same effort today with a little bit better trip and she fits well in here......come on Iggy

2  Citizen Jane


race 5    average clarity

7  Milady Maid   placed way over her head in last in what seems like an obvious gimme.....last 4 drills are quite impressive considering the racing level.......full throttle go today back where belongs

4  Divine Way   1st time blinkers and 1st time at a route in last......filly might not have cared for one or both of the new changes.....1st out after the Pederson claim and he wisely takes the blinkers off and puts his newbie in a sprint where she has done little wrong in 3 lifetime conventional dirt sprints

5  Fanny Brice   mega oscilloscope spike like improvement in last.......yet drops.....her effort in her last could have won an allowance race.......doubt doing well but wins this if I am wrong

6  Tribal Peace


race 6    average clarity

6  Hijra   when running last year in France the further this filly ran the better.....1st in the good old U S of A was sprint......1 1/8th today.......and the sprint was more seems highly likely today

8  Nickels Wild   consistently fires decent efforts and the last few are versus better.......... and......some of the races are hidden by poor trips.......good figs for the nw alw level

4  Winning Rhythm   done little wrong in 4 lifetime route races all of which were on the since 11 October but working decently........this might be a tune-up but if it isn't she can really fly in the late stages

5  Warren's Rosebud


race 7    average clarity

3  Big Break   crushed in debut albeit versus softer and claimed by Knapp.......bit too ambitious in next start.....tried turf after that to no avail.....blinkers on for today......back to a level she fits........but the drills (likely with blinkers on) are very stout.....the best work tab for a Knapp runner in many a moon

2  Sagebrush Queen   done little wrong in 4 lifetime sprints 3 of which were at Santa Anita.......and likes to preform route to sprint.......route in last

1  Miss Radiance   nice nine month layoff run in last........seems solid here with any move forward 2nd out after the layoff which seems logical......rate chances of better today at about 70/30

5  Lemon De Oro


race 8    average clarity

5  Warrior's Ridge   hard trying sort looks like the type that will thrive with a drop into maiden claiming...........and.......should appreciate a rider upgrade

6  Superboot    just claimed by Peter Miller and worked a bullet 4F gate work best of 47 at SA since.......and his new runner gets to run for the 1st time on the sod which she is bred for and preformed fairly will on in GB

4  Tribal Dude   laid up maiden drop fact first time running in a maiden claimer on the grass.........good rider trainer combo in O'Neill/Trujillo since the jock arrived on the S. California racing scene

1  Navarre

3  Red Globe

2  Lassie's Reward



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