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Santa Anita for Friday 3 October 2014

Good looking 9 race card for today. Let's call it an 7 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Afleet Echo   very much the controlling speed in this spot......last is par like.......reassuring drill since..........highly likely loose and I doubt will be easy to catch with a fair playing surface 

2  Lamazone   drop should really help but being a deep closer in this field lacking speed types doesn't exactly help her chances.......1st on conventional dirt but training well on it at SA

1  Italian Harmony   very wide trip after being bumped at the start.......same effort with a better trip and she ought to be a major player here

4  Ann's Gold

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Dynamite Ride   Peter Miller is 39% win 1st time in maiden claiming with his last 39.........that is the case here for this two year old colt bought in June of 2014 at sale.........nice 6F drill at Slr just 6 days after a 4F work since his debut hints he is feeling good for start no. 2

4  Congrats Seattle   Neil Drysdale is in the twilight of his great career and not what he once was  but still he is 5 of his last 10 1st time in maiden claiming........1st in maiden claiming with this colt this afternoon

3  Sebastian's Heart   decent MSW debut and now drops into high priced maiden claiming off of two improved drills at SA since he exited his debut.......should be able to run par or better with a logical forward move of a couple of lengths

7  Life On Riviera

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Pontchatrain   4 for 4 on the SA turf course and 3 of those wins were down the hill.......and this four year old filly ran against better in all 4 of those races........off since Feb. but training exceptionally well.......sure seems meant and ready

3  Indecise   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  off since January but has a good history running fresh off of the bench and like our top selection is working as if her return to the race wars is not a tune-up.......and it makes good sense to be ready fresh as she started her race career on 31 Aug 2011 and this is only her 11th lifetime race

7  Fanticola   (6 3 1 2) on the grass and has run well on the SA hill turf course........last looked like a public work-out......recent 5F drill since suggests the layoff run did as intended and muscled her up.......seems likely to get a nice stalking position behind our 4th selection

5  Biorhythm

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Global Magician   did little wrong in 4 lifetime races..........last two starts are better than appear in print............continues to train like a happy and healthy individual

3  Mischief Clean   won MSW debut for fun and would have been top pick if there wasn't an equipment change to blinkers off for today.........you don't see an equipment change very often for a 1st timer who crushes his competition by over 7 lengths.......perplexing to say the least

6  Peradventure   first two lifetime races fit fine here........next two lifetime races do not.......but recent a.m. prowess hints of a rebound........a major player today if he does manage a rebound in form

5  Cardiac

 

race 5    slightly above average clarity

4  Crux   nice improvement 1st time with the blinkers on in last for this Ron Ellis three year old......dueled in a strong set of fractions and still held on for 2 3/4L beaten 3rd place finish.......sharp drill since.......good spot for a route speed horse

6  Cinmars Dance   good history running in route races on conventional dirt and in two of those three races he was ridden by a low % rider.......and this Kruljac gelding continues to train as if he has held his form

1  Songforjohnmichael   big awakening in his last two races (one on the AW and one on the sod).......nowheresville in lone lifetime dirt race but it was his maiden debut.......and.......the ultra impressive drills on the SA dirt strongly suggest we should excuse that bad dirt debut

3  Jackson Sundown

 

race 6    slightly above average clarity

3  Go Get Em Babe   last wasn't bad but what we want for this Baffert youngster is her MSW debut two back......and that effort is disguised by a very bad trip.......training at SA as if her 1st ever on the SA surface is a plus

7  Doodetta   race 2 back sprinting at Dmr is very strong and hidden with a journey where this filly broke slowly and ran way too wide.....did well to finish 2 1/2 behind the winner.......so so route race in last......back to a sprint today.......good chance to graduate with a decent trip-a-roo

2  Laria   away since January where she fired a good route bad trip turf effort.......MSW debut two races back was run in October of 2013 at SA  on the dirt and at today's 6 1/2F and she ran her eyeballs out......in that race she did extremely well to only get beat 4 1/2 for the win as she had a brutal trip.........she has run well fresh twice before so the long layoff isn't much of a concern 

4  Faringdon Circle

 

race 7    slightly below average clarity

7  Hotaling Heart   on the right end of the learning curve and now gets to run for the 1st time on the grass and at a route which she is decently bred to handle.........good preparatory works and Mike Puype is better than average both 1st time on the turf and 1st time at a route

1  Lotta Attitude   race lacks speed and this Baltas three year old (1st out after the claim) filly sure appears to own the most in this spot.......owns an adequate turf pedigree and when a sprinter goes long for the 1st time and grabs a loose lead it is usually a very dangerous thing

5  Carrick Bay   last which was her 1st out after the claim was a bit dull........but Mike Smith stays aboard and he seldom rides a horse these days that isn't "live"..........Vann Belvoir runner deserves another shot........especially considering that this filly can sit close to the front in a race lacking much speed

9  George's Peach

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

3  Yard Line   consistent sort and two of his best ever were run routing on the SA dirt.......continues to work as if he has held his form and retains Bejarano who knows this Harty runner well

2  Sweet Sunshine   all 4 lifetime route endeavors suggest he fits well here and he retains Desormeaux who won with him in his last........Kent Desormeaux is 3 for his last 5 the last couple of months riding for John Sadler

5  Alpha Bullet   tossed a clunker in latest.....but owned a record of 3 wins and 3 2nd's in 6 lifetime starts prior to his dull last.....blinkers off and a very impressive recent work regiment at Bsr........rebound seems very likely today for this Bobby Grayson runner

4  Gotham News

 

race 9    average clarity

5  Q' Viva   last two races are much improved and the way in which she is training suggests this Glatt/Bejarano three year old filly is sitting on another good effort and maybe her lifetime best back on the grass which she handles just fine

2  Rockin Girl   solid better than par effort in her last her 3rd lifetime start........1st on the lawn but owns a pedigree than is decent for it.......improved drill since her latest......fits if she handles the green carpet

10 Mom's Winner   1st on the grass is the ? mark but she sure is well prepared fitness wise for it........excellent work regiment capped off with a blistering 3F 34hg bullet drill........might get loose and never look back

7  Lethal Story

4  Nero's Pleasure

8  Cin City Lady

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