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Santa Anita for Sunday 29 June 2014

Final card at Santa Anita until the Fall seems like it is decent. Los Alomitos thoroughbreds start Thursday. We will be ready.

Best of luck as always!

 

 

race 1    slightly above average clarity

5  Off The Deep End   crushed in maiden debut finishing with a hand ride........that was on the main track......turf today but bred nicely to handle it.......same effort as he ran in his debut produced on turf today would be tough to beat

6  Romar Success   impressive 1st ever on the turf.........rank and shuffled back early up on the hill and still closed well into a soft pace.......blinkers off today and if the equipment change settles this gelding down he likely will be a major factor

11  El Tovar   hello hill turf course........talk about vaulting forward.......five year old ran his best by far in his latest his 1st ever down the SA hill......can be a big factor if rider can cope with the outer-most 11 post

1  Navarre

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Incredible Journey   last 3 races look awfully good here and she just worked a very solid (especially for this lowly level) 5F near bullet drill........definitely the one to overcome

3  Lust For Life   improving sort from the Baltas barn fits well in this spot if he can keep the trend going

1  Winninginfashion   likely needs the front end here to compete for the top prize and might get......lone win came sprint to route..........sprint in last 

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Grazenette   1st on the sod but bred decently for it........not much in last but solid efforts/figs in her two previous races both versus the boys........the one to beat if she rebounds and handles the grass as I think she will

1  Hot And Pleasing   ran a par like adjusted for trouble (wide) fig off of the layoff in latest..........good post and 2nd out after the layoff make her dangerous here 

10  Three Blondes   consistent sort......two 2nd's and two 3rd's in 4 lifetime grass races.......should be near the front end of things as she usually is.......needs just a little more staying power in the late stages.....tough here if she finds it

5  Cee's Tizzy Belle   

Long-shot consideration:   2  Windy Starlite   very rank for a long stretch........and the saddle slipped some......did well to only be 14L behind the winner........jock upgrade.......dangerous bomber if this filly settles down for her new jock

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Alamo   prolonged impressive tightly spaced work series has sharp and ready to roll written all over it for this expensive Richard Mandella colt

4  Kings Adventure   so so MSW debut but the works since strongly suggest the effort legged this Mullin's runner up.....seems highly likely to show more today

6  Conscience   nicely bred 1ster from the Proctor barn has hit the track every 6 days since the 15th of May........awfully wound up........might be ready to roll

2  A C's Crackerjack

 

race 5    average clarity

8  Hanna No Sir   both lifetime races would handle this group........needed 4 months between her 1st start and her 2nd start........and 2 months off for today's 3rd start.....so.....why not drop a notch as it will likely be a long time before she will be able to start again 

5  Mom's Winner   nice move forward in 2nd lifetime start.......last might get the job done.....more and it seems as if she is the runner to overcome

7  Moonlight Stroll   only race that fits (albeit on the Bhp AW) is her only race around one turn.......one turn sprint today and drops a notch.......off since early February but ran well in maiden debut so "fresh" might be a plus 

3  Fair Please

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Mangita   ultra consistent on any surface (7 3 4 0).......good post......rider knows well.....seems likely to get a nice stalk or mid pack ground saving position at least thru turn one.....smooth running style......a big plus on the turf

7  Baruta   all 3 races down the SA hill are better than par......successful route grass horse in Brazil.......stout rider/trainer combo........might fire best U S of A race so far

3  Mom Nana Petrie   lifetime best was run in latest off of 7 weeks rest....the effort was her best both fig wise and visually wise......7 weeks since that effort today

4  Winning Rhythm

 

race 7    average clarity

9  Vavoom   ran well in maiden debut back in July of 2013 versus better.....off since her 2nd lifetime race in August........training as if he is ready fresh once again........trainer has used jockey Charleen Hunt with success in the past

4  Gospel Music   claimed by Miller in latest.....not the best of trips  in last two sprint races hides some.......sharp 4F work put in just 3 days ago......sharp and ready for new connections

13  Shaniel   three year old O'Neill 1st timer is training sharply at Bsr.....really like the last workout which was a bullet gate drill.....seems meant and ready

6  Play Maker

Long-shot consideration:   10  The Gold Monkey   acted up in the gate in last and still ran OK and the effort is somewhat hidden.....exits a fast heat versus better......broke poorly and then fell back quite a ways.......and then.......finished fairly well......danger city here is settles down pre-race

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Quick Casablanca   very sharp right now and bred to run all day long.......hello 1 3/4's mile grass race.......retains the ever so hot Joe Talamo

5  Big Kick   likes the front end of things and likely gets it here......don't have a clue about his (and many in here) ability to get the Triathlon distance

2  Lideris   Peru invader has won a Grade 2 at 1 1/2 miles in Peru on the dirt.......so that bodes well for his chances at getting the distance if of course he handles the grass........missed the board in only race on it.....but sure is bred for it

3  Irish Surf race

 

race 9    average clarity

5  Quay Factor   solid in both lifetime starts......one dirt and one turf.....might feel really good coming off of a grass race down the hill

1  Ruff Proof   blinkers off and back to a sprint.....both seem like positives.....and a better jock up for today than the rider who rode in his 3 lifetime sprint races

9  Fly To Freedom   speed-ball has preformed well breaking from the outside to date.......should be a major player here if she can keep the other speed from making him wide on the turn

4  La Casadora

Long-shot consideration:   6  Shared Image  last was nothing special but it sure was an easy effort.......maiden debut effort is what we want.......broke poorly and rushed and still impressively held on for 3rd....same effort/clean trip and bombs away

 

race 10    average clarity

5  Polytechnicien    one for one at the mini marathon distance of 1 1/4 on the sod........and on the improve for O'Neill since he took off the blinkers 3 races back

2  Big John B   CD invader loves very firm turf.......welcome to Southern California.......1st time under the care of D'Amato and historically that has been  a good thing......gelding has won at 1 1/2 on the sod so the distance should be in his favor

6  Husband's Folly   been on the rebound especially since Hollendorfer claimed.....ran just fine the only time this six year old ran at the 1 1/4 distance on the turf

4  Sizzlin' Joe

9  Bench Light

10  Woodman's Luck

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