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Santa Anita for Sunday 12 October 2014

Average card today handicapping wise. Let's call it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale.

NOTE: Carryover in the Super High Five for today (which amazed me as we hit the trifecta ice COLD in yesterday's nightcap) and we have a "slightly above average" clarity rating on the race.

Best of luck as always!


race 1   average clarity

6  Heyyoucan   2 for 3 at the distance and the last two wins for this gelding came off of 14 days rest......last race for this three year old was 28 Sept.

4  Xuang Feng    handles SA and sure appreciates the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2F (4 2 2 0)

7  Newfound Gold   ultra consistent sort should be in the hunt for the top prize once again unless he picks this afternoon to go bad which seems unlikely

1  Zoom Bag


race 2    slightly below average clarity

5  Armensky   useful looking debut on 21 August and races for the same tag today......and the works since are vastly improved.......and they are improved over the SA surface

9  Play Maker   runs at his best over the Santa Anita surface and he is working as if he welcomes a return to it's conventional dirt surface

11  Rasberry Ala Mode   Hector Palma is historically weak with 1st timers and decent with 2nd time starters......three year old gelding has been away since his debut in late July but sure is working as if he is meant and ready off of the break

3  Heaveneleven


race 3     average clarity

6  Light the City   won like a good thing as our 2nd choice in her MSW debut at 6 to 1..........and with the way she has trained since (and the fact she is trained by one hard working trainer in Hollendorfer)  she gets the top billing this afternoon

5  Seduire   likely speed of the speed here and another trained by Jerry Hollendorfer who sure is stout at developing two year old fillies

1  Starlet O'hara   tossed a clunker in latest but is training as if a rebound can occur for Baffert and company......late runner seemingly gets what she needs as in plenty of speed types in the race


race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  It Is Living Water   dull start for Peter Miller at the SA meeting but he can jump start the barn here with this four year old who sure improved 1st out under his guidance in his latest........and the gelding's last on the SA hill which was run last May is solid

1  Kings Adventure   on the improve for Jeff Mullins.......1st on the grass for the colt but the trainer is 8 for his last 32 1st time on the sod........and the colt owns an OK pedigree for it

6  Mistaken Identity   only win in his 5 race career was the only time he has been on the grass......just claimed by Powell and he sees fit to geld the four year old......good endurance building work series hints the surgery has helped

8  Island Freedom


race 5   average clarity

6  Eddies Curl   nice stalking style and well placed to win.......believe this three year old filly is up to her last race and if she is she well be tough to beat

2  When I'm Calling You   ultra consistent sort has hit the board 15 of 17 races......but she has only hit pay dirt 2 times in her career........otherwise she would have been top pick

7  Sweet Pizazz    blinkers on for trainer off of the claim......1 for 1 on conventional dirt (albeit mud at FG).......impressive work tab for her new connections.......very dangerous potential

3  Glorious Rebecca


race 6    average clarity

3  See Through   3 solid grass races to start career........2nd lifetime start was especially solid and the race was down the SA hill........believe poised for her best ever running off a turf route and getting to come back in weeks of rest versus months of rest

2  Temeecku   not much 1st at a route in 2nd lifetime race.....but her MSW sprint debut was quite good.......1st on the sod but owns a good pedigree for it.........and she has never trained any better

7  Tap Dancing    decent history on the grass in for 3 months but training OK for her 1st in the U S of A.......would have placed higher if Biancone wasn't zero for his last dozen 1st time in with overseas invaders.....still......seems dangerous

9  One Candy Charms


race 7    below average clarity

5  Miss Centerfold   expensive MSW 1st timer for Hollendorfer has plenty of foundation put in which is a good thing for a two year old 1st timer attempting seven panels........believe this youngster will come from off of the pace

7  One Gun   useful debut at DMR.......blinkers on for today's 2nd lifetime start and a good work tab.........Callaghan horse's have been firing so far at the SA fall meeting

11  Scandal   R. Mandella 1ster is very similar to our top pick in the way she is working........and likely an off pace strong finisher as well........good rider/trainer combo the last couple of months

4  Autumn Flower

Long-shot consideration:  8  Hennythelovepenny   decent forward move in 2nd lifetime race on the drop down from mdn80K to Miller sees fit to take her out of maiden claiming altogether hinting she really muscled up in her last.....rather sure fires best ever today if she handles her 1st ever on the SA dirt


race 8    average clarity

2  Mr Lexis    on the improve and now we get one solid rider upgrade........1st at today's 1 1/8th mile distance but it sure looks like it will be a good fit

4  Play Hard To Get   loved today's 1 1/8th mile turf distance in his last crushing his competition.....repeat of that vastly improved effort sure will make her tough here

1  Husband's Folly   improved since Hollendorfer claimed 5 races back.......2 for 4 at 1 1/8th on the sod.........1 for 18 at other grass distances.......that'll do

6  Christopher Street


race 9    slightly above average clarity

8  Militant   nice forward move 1st on the "real dirt" in 2nd lifetime start.......small drop in claiming and jock switch from Steiner to Bejarano.......a ton if this gelding has remained in relatively good health

4  The Twelfth Man   sharp more accomplished trainer for today and a new more accomplished rider as well......hard not to like

6  Warrensbrotherbill   form for this three year old appears to be on the rebound......and a sharp recent 4F drill hints the rebound continues this afternoon

10  Matzoh Ball Magic

5  Barbara's Passion

1  Salt Of The Earth




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