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Santa Anita for Friday 27 June 2014

Average card at best today. Let's call it a 5 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Tiz Midnight   not exactly one of Baffert's more formidable MSW runner's but he sure has found a soft looking group of since late January but training as if she is ready fresh

2  Iconic Spirit   3 2nd's in 3 races at today's 1 1/16 distance.......needed last and seems likely for better today........would have been top pick if it wasn't for his tendency to hang in the stretch

5  Little Miss S   solid works prior to his MSW debut.......went off favorite at odds of 4 to 5 but ran more like a 10 to 1 shot running a 10 beaten lengths 4th........deserves another shot?????


race 2    slightly below average clarity

4  Great Friends Rule   deservedly steps up off of the Spawr claim and seemingly catches a soft bunch of $40K claimers......seems like he will be on or near the front end of things......sure like that he chased in last and did not fade 

1  Monument   finally runs in a claiming race.....has been running where he can't compete for the win without an abundance of luck.....faces about 3 to 4 lengths easier here which just happens to be the average beaten length distance in his last 4 races( all down the SA hill)........sure fits today if he is still healthy

3  Zimmer   has rebounded before.......obviously needs one today.......handles the SA hill grass course quite well when right........dangerous

2  Stormin Lute


race 3    average clarity

3  Sweetrayofsunshine   talk about a steadily improving sort........$8K claimer on the last day of 2013.......5 wins and 2 2nds's in 7 straight races since.......and her last two efforts sure fit in this open alw nw......solid preparatory drill......seems like 1st or 2nd is likely for an eight straight time

1  Silver Hustler   logically drops a notch below where she was claimed by Gaines 3 races back after finding it too tough in the alw ranks......late runner finds a spot that has enough speed to soften things up for her late run......and back to the conventional dirt which she seems best on

4  Proud Vixen   another late runner with an anticipated strong pace to close into........likely will need her very best to upset the apple cart here


race 4    slightly above average clarity

7  Sky Preacher   turf pedigree is good...........route pedigree is decent.........two year old colt has shown some promise in two lifetime starts and some solid early speed........seems likely to be in this from the get go if of course he handles the sod as I anticipate that he will

3  C'Mon Sister   low % grass rider but his mount showed quickness in his MSW debut and has a good grass pedigree.......good post to get away from the field and attempt to wire

5  Delaney's Joy   Doug O'Neill 1ster is bred for both distance and grass........and gets the successful bug boy up with his 5 lbs off......that might be very helpful in getting the distance on the sod at two in June.......this race is like a marathon to these babies

9  Kenji's Thunder


race 5    average clarity

9  London Legacy   eventful impressive MSW debut.......colt had a short lead in decent pace on a slightly dull rail.....then in the stretch he veered out badly 3 or 4 lengths.......same effort with a better journey and he likely is the one to overcome......more would be icing on the cake

4  Lucky Logan   useful MSW debut and a sharp 4F drill at Slr just 6 days ago.......went off 4 to 5 in debut so my guess is there is more horse than this Miller baby showed in his 1st ever race

3  Zinor   good looking work tab for this Kitchingman 1ster and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters.......dangerous debut runner

8  Whatahustler


race 6    slightly below average clarity

6  Kukaluka   seems best at today's distance of one mile on the sod.......and........ her latest is disguised by bad trip that is somewhat subtle........jock will be out to make amends.......and new to the S. Cal scene Tiago Pereira is capable

9  Highly Rated   speed type needs her effort run 2 races back.....and she might give it 1st out following the claim by John Martin........Martin has been stellar 1st out after a claim the last few years

8  Market Quote   Shirreffs bad breaking - good finishing mare is at her best "fresh" and she is 11 months "fresh" today.....decent start sure would help her chances

2  Kris Furilloiv


race 7    slightly below average clarity

3  Parada   ignore the slow time in winning a route in last......ridiculously slow fractions lead to a slow final time.........claimed by Ellis and back to a sprint where her effort two back fits solidly here if she can duplicate it.....likely will as Ellis is tough 1st out following a claim

4  Lazy Daisy May    nice wake up in latest with the blinkers removed......takes a small drop in claiming.......filly does best with contact to the front end and it sure appears she will be up close early in this spot and with a good speed jock up

1  Larocco   back to reality with this filly who has been facing a little too tough in her last 4 fact she drops $5K below where she was claimed.........and she runs turf to dirt today which she has appreciated in the past.....should fit if she has remained in relatively good health

6  Time for Angie


race 8    average clarity

3  Storm the Channel   2nd out after a layoff today and that might be a very good thing as this O'Neill grass horse ran a powerful 2nd lifetime start back in October setting a fast pace as a two year old in a 1 1/8th turf race only to get nipped at the wire.......solid reassuring 5/8ths drill since his last

8   J Serino   two consecutive sharp route dirt efforts in a row.....and sure is bred well to take to the green carpet.......3 strong preparatory drills for this race.......expensive purchase might pay some dividends today

7  Clickjab   useful turf sprint MSW debut can set this colt up nicely for this turf route.........bred to get the 1 1/8th and has plenty of foundation put into him 

9  Unusually Green

1  Wicked Finance

10  Pantera Rojo


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