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Santa Anita for Thursday 19 June 2014

Decent card today. Let's call it a 6 1/2 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Caval   Hollendorfer 1ster sure seems to appreciate the SA surface as his 1st and only drill on it (following numerous drills at Bsr) is extremely strong for a June two year old filly MSW 1st timer

4  Partyin   1st timer for Bonde is working as if she owns some early gas which of course is a distinct advantage in these early baby races......and the trainer puts his stout speed jock up in Maldonado

1  Haleys Rainbow   Kathy Walsh hasn't started many in 2014 put she has made the most of the limited starters........and she seems to be ready here as well with this filly MSW 1ster working quite nicely at LA


race 2    average clarity

4  Antinanco   already fits well effort/fig wise but the blinkers go on for today and the recent 59:1H work hints this three year old gelding moves forward today both in final time and early speed......and the race lack speed types

3  Juliet's Tizzy   major wake-up two back.........last might have been a public work-out placed up 2 levels.....back to mdn30K where he fits well......decent stalk position seems likely

6  Jack Diz   trainer is vastly better with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters and his new runner ran decently in his debut..... and......the effort is disguised by a bad trip (broke poorly and ran wide).........better trip + move forward = contender today


race 3    slightly below average clarity

5  Another Sky   vaulted forward in her last and has trained decently since.......and maybe more importantly she has caught a soft looking group of alw runners making her significant move up in class easier

4  Warren's Rosebud   might get loose and lonely and brave on the front end and with a competent jockey aboard......can stalk as well but like his chances much more if he leads in what likely will be a soft pace up front for whoever gets it

3  Hey Pretty Girl   lone win came off of 22 days rest.......her shortest rest to date........20 days rest today and her last was decent.......might be up for lifetime best and likely will need to be


race 4    average clarity

1  Big Cazanova   on the improve with every start since arriving in the U S of A.......ran 2nd to the fabulous Indy Point in a Grade 1 in Peru so he has more upside to say the least.......runs all day so the extra 1/16th is a plus

4  Honduran   break out race in latest?......regresses today?........don't think so as he has put in a series of 3 decent drills since.......suggesting he came out of the strong effort in good shape 

5  Magic Mark   3 of 4 lifetime routes all at SA hover around par for today's level.........might still need his lifetime best to take this.......trainer has had a terrific 2014 so it might be in the cards


race 5    average clarity

3  Super Reagan   big run in debut (albeit on the AW at Bhp) last Nov.........poor start in 2nd lifetime start and then showed life.....back quick for 1st on the her breeding to handle the green carpet and most that handle the Bhp AW like the sod

8  Songforjohnmichael   might own the best early gas here with a good lead jock aboard in T C Baze.....the trainer's not too shabby with speed horses either

2  Warrior's Ridge   seems best taken back off of it.......up on the pace in last and fell apart as he has in the past......good sign Desormeaux sticks around

4  Superboot


race 6    average clarity

2  Little Bit Lucky   nice move forward in 2nd lifetime start and it is hidden by some subtle trouble......subtle in that the trouble came from 3 separate instances

3  Fly to Freedom   improved 2nd out after a layoff in latest.......seems like speed of the speed and gets 1st time Maldonado who sure can get a runner to fly early.......shot to steal this at the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2 furlongs

5  Pay the Debt   back quick (14 days) led to a win 3 races back......back in 11 days here and might feel good (and legged up) running off of a grass race........and she likely will get plenty of pace to flatter her closing style

1  Say's Who


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Maxx the Giant  significantly improved race 2 back both in pace and final time............last appears to be a turf sprint tune-up........70/30 we see a rebound to his effort 2 back

7  Dance Humor   just fired lifetime best running with the blinkers on for the first time on the sod.......4 improved looking drills since.....same or better seems likely here

1  Public Interest   plenty of run in this Shirreffs runner but often breaks poorly and runs this race with a good start........which ought to lead to a ground saving 1st turn........and that is 1/2 the battle

5  Jackson Sundown


race 8    average clarity  

(only 5 selections for the Super High Five with an 8 horse field)

6  Point Endurance   MSW debut 2 back fits well his 2nd lifetime start is nothing more than a dirty up his form gimme to drop precipitously..........and go today.........then......lookout here.........trainer is 2 for his last 9 MSW to mdn claiming

3  Nonna Reese   Tiago Pereira seems to get the most out of this A. C.  Avila filly and he is back aboard today after not riding her in her last.......and 6 1/2 furlongs has been her most productive distance (4 0 3 0 1)

8  Run Rosie Run   only lifetime sprint wearing blinkers was his latest and it stands out has her best by far.......and the extra furlong (5 1/2F to 6 1/2F) sure seems like a plus

5  Thames Valley

1  Warrens Goldnugget


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