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Santa Anita for Saturday 4 October 2014

Decent Saturday card. On the 1 to 10 scale let's call it a 6.5.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    slightly below average clarity

3  Awe Gee   on the improve with every start and this Dominquez filly just put in a markedly better drill since her latest race........seems poised for best to date today

8  Powerful Girl   broke slowly in maiden debut in late July and then ran evenly from there..........trainer has a poor record with 1st time starters and decent record with 2nd time starters.........good preparatory work regiment.........and it seems significant that Bejarano sticks around

5  Abets Abet   only two of six lifetime starts don't fit at the maiden level offered here and in those dull races she wore blinkers........no blinkers today

7  Saint Mamie

Long-shot consideration:   2  Temperature Rising   useful MSW debut (no action on the board)......sharp work since and at SA......gimme/go????

 

race 2    slightly above average clarity

7  Saticoy   powerful a.m. work for this laid up Gary Mandella runner who was ultra impressive in his MSW debut  way back in January of 2013........trained so so prior to a dull effort in 2nd lifetime start last May.......seems much more prepared to strut his stuff time time around

6  Justification   late runner should get plenty of early pace to aid his late kick.......new trainer for today and the works are improved........seems best at SA.........plenty of justification to make him our 2nd pick

3  Jimmy Bouncer   won MSW debut and won at 18 to 1........that tells me O'Neill and company didn't have him all that cranked up and were surprised somewhat and that more can be anticipated today...........and more fits well here

1  Relentless Heat

 

race 3    average clarity   Note: 14 fits well if gets into the field

3  Awesome Time   dull works prior to maiden debut........ and fired a dull effort.......blinker off and vastly improved a.m. work since........drops........seems like a full throttle go this afternoon

1  Surfing Angel   monster drill 3 works back on 13 Sept (1:10 H)..........seems too good to be running for only mdn20K in his debut.......still it is too fast to ignore.......might have a hole or two but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a race of two in hims

12  Tasha's Courage   only two lifetime races on conventional dirt with the blinkers on fit in this spot.........."real dirt".......and .........blinkers still on

8  Pioneer Charlie

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Uzziel   very consistent sort on main track surfaces.........five year old mare has razor sharp early speed of late.......3 for 3 when on a loose lead and it appears she might be able to shake free early here

6  My Happy Face   finally woke up in latest and it is hidden somewhat......decent chance to sit in a nice stalk position.........2 decent races route to 7F.........so route to 6 1/2F seems like a good thing as well

4  Stopshoppingdebbie   Emd invader is 9 for 9 lifetime albeit versus softer..........and gets weight off for today.........filly has rightfully earned a shot at "big time" racing

 

race 5    slightly below average clarity

2  Bennett Jean   both lifetime races are solid for the MSW ranks and her latest is disguised by running wide and being blocked some in the stretch........1st on the sod but her pedigree for it is good

5  Star's Woman   exits a fast heat in her debut on the AW where beaten by 7 3/4L isn't too bad of an effort.....1st on the grass for 2nd lifetime start and owns a good pedigree for it........good grass trainer........good grass rider

9  All Star Bub   both lifetime starts which were on the AW fit fine and the last is hidden by a 3 wide trip on a good inside day........1st on the grass with an interesting (somewhat unproven with a new sire) pedigree for it

12  Doeling

 

race 6    above average clarity

1  One Lucky Dane   ultra impressive in both lifetime races and his last was at a route.......1st on the conventional dirt but trains as if it is highly likely he will handle it.......a ton here if he does

7  Secreto Primero   big wake up in 2nd lifetime start and like our top pick 1st at a route.........excellent work tab and it is on the SA surface.........should be a major player

9  Harmonic   moved forward some in 2nd lifetime start.......will need another today to be in the mix with our top two choices if they run as well as I think they will

6  Selection

 

race 7    slightly above average clarity

7  Kathleen Rose   seems loose as a goose here and she sure is tough when she is the controlling speed which appears to be the case in this spot

8  Theatre Star   just worked an eye popping 58:3 H best of 79 just one week ago......sharp sharp sharp.......can get a nice stalk position in an affair that seems to favor those up close early

2  Heat Du Jour   nicely improved since Hiollendorfer took over.......good post and decent grass jock........not impossible to upset the apple cart especially if faster fractions occur than anticipated

1  Oscar Party

 

race 8    average clarity

1  Secret Circle   ultra impressive individual from her very 1st start ten races ago.........7 wins and 3 2nd's in 10 lifetime starts overall........4 for 5 at the distance........off since early Feb. but proven fresh and working terrifically for Mr. Bob Baffert

3  Goldencents   ran an impressive 2nd in last years version of this race........3 for 5 at SA..........3 for 11 on other main track surfaces.......continues to train like a happy healthy individual

2  Rich Tapestry   (3 2 1 0) in three AW races overseas earning $533K in those 3 races..........1st on conventional dirt is the ? mark......somewhat unproven pedigree for it

 

race 9    average clarity

3  Avanzare   invader seemingly has a good spot in that he sure appears to be the controlling speed and he seems to "rate" quite nicely........and he owns a record of (4 2 2 0) at today's 1 mile turf distance 

2  Mr. Commons   better grass horse than his overall grass record would indicate..........needed last off of the prolonged layoff.........should be all legged up now and ready for this field of Grade 2 runners

8  Grand Tito   GP invader seems to be as sharp as he has ever been.........likes firm turf so the SA sod should be a plus.......and he handled the nasty Florida heat and humidity all summer long so today's 100 degree forecast shouldn't hinder him and it might a few in here

4  Big Bane Theory

 

race 10    average clarity

5  Clubhouse Rock   all 4 lifetime races at SA in 2014 fit to some degree here and her last at SA run 2 back is stout.......doubt gets beat if he repeats that race and he still has a shot if he duplicates one of the other SA efforts

4  Sidepocket Champ   definitely seems best at today's 6 1/2F distance.......also seems to respond favorably to running off of short rest.......and 21 days off since his latest qualifies for "short rest"

1  Pressure Time   declining runner does get 1st time Bejarano so a rebound of sorts might be in the cards........sure fits if this four your old gelding provides one

12  Complusive

3  Small Time Cop

2  This Cat's Awesome

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