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Santa Anita for Sunday 26 October 2014

Make sure you have the correct publication as both Saturday and Sunday will be posted and available on Saturday.

Note that this Wednesday has been added to the Santa Anita meeting and that on both Wednesday and Thursday you will be in the more than capable hands of our assistant handicapper David Gordon.

OK race card today. Let's call it a 6.5 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Eltoninadress   claim back by Diodoro sure ran a strong effort 6 races back the last time the stout claiming trainer had this consistent lady.........six year old mare loves SA having hit the board in all 11 starts (11 4 4 3)

1  Warren's Assassin   consistent sort these days and she is training as if the 8 week break is too her liking........believe she is ready for a top effort

5  Rosewhitenblue   very suspicious drop to say the least.....but maybe she has one or two races left in her......will fit if she does but they give little away in the S Cal circuit


race 2    slightly below average clarity

1  She's Discreet    last her 2nd lifetime start and 1st at SA might do the trick but what we really want is her maiden debut which if repeated sure appears solid versus today's competition

9  Here's Bella   three year old filly fits as well as anyone in this affair when she brings her "A game" but it is tough to decipher when her top efforts are about to occur

3  Hollywood Royalty   trained well for bet hard........didn't show much.........blinkers on today.........deserves another shot?

7  Desert Madam


race 3    average clarity

6  Chicsdigtheshark   last is very solid......not too concerned about the drop of one level off of a good win as this Spawr runner is 7 for 11 at SA and won't be able to race on his favorite surface till around the 1st of the year

1  Cloud Hopper   trainer is often at his best sprint to route.......sprint in last off of a four month layoff.......and the sprint wasn't bad.........3 for 6 at the distance

2  Fly Blue   yet to race on the SA surface but has hit the board in all 4 conventional dirt races.......last 3 races fit and like our top two choices appreciates the one mile distance 

7  Welcome Home Ryan


race 4    average clarity

NOTE:   10 Moonlight Meeting has a shot if he draws into the field

5  Native Ride   very strong 2nd in her 1st ever on the sod closing fast despite a wide trip..........9 post in last........better 5 post since his last like a happy healthy individual 

3  Decisive Edge   East Coast invader winds up in the Hollendorfer barn and is working locally as if he is all set for a top effort for his new conditioner........does need to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch,,,,,,,,,slumping Solis is up but he rode this colt 5 times out at least he is very familiar with him

2  Yes Yes Yes   like our top two choices this three year old gelding sure fits on numbers at the MSW level........but........he also has been hanging in the stretch

1  Logan's Lotto


race 5    average clarity

5  Bronze Star   very strong effort in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the SA surface.......wide up on a solid pace........very impressive to still run 2nd,,,,,,,,,,,,three reassuring drills since..........1st at a route but owns a solid pedigree for one

3  Madiba   both lifetime races are strong (Note: both the 3 and the 5 are trained by Jerry Hollendorfer) and like our top pick training since as if he has stayed in form

6  Prospect Park   good 2nd lifetime start in a mile route and the effort is somewhat disguised by a bad trip..........ran wide and made a premature looking rush on the back-stretch.......not by any means out of this race

2  Pioneerof the West


race 6    average clarity

10  Smoove It   all three efforts down the SA hill fit solidly for today's level......and the jock knows this filly well having been aboard for all of her starts

7  Heaven's Stairway   2 of 3 races down the hill fit quite well in this spot.......and I like the versatility she shown down the hill........she has won on the front end and from off of the pace on the SA hill

9  Yana   three year old filly has been away since March but training sharply for Bill Spawr finishing off a good work regiment with 2 consecutive bullet works......she has handled the hill in the past and seemingly has returned to the race wars better than ever

6  Hanserella


race 7    average clarity

1  Hidden Zensation    on the improve and his latest is quite strong and hidden by not the best of trips.......and the cut back of 1/2 furlong appears like a good thing

3  Presiding Judge   sure fits solidly here.......but.......claim me please or very well placed to win......obviously leaning on very well placed to win

6  Runaway Que    dislikes the AW.......back on conventional dirt today and off of some nice tightly spaced numerous drills......seems wound up and ready to unwind

8  Twenty Percent


race 8    average clarity

9  Boyett   consistent sort.......appreciates the SA turf........seemingly improving one small step at a time.......tough post but has tactical speed in a race with quite a few without any

5  Pure Tactics   very consistent on the grass running one mile or less......nice sprint  in last with Bejarano in the saddle sets him up nicely for today's one mile jock and his agent stick with the Mora runner

4  Hey Dude   Euro invader has been absent for a year but sure is working as he's ready to roll in his 1st ever in the USA and 1st as a gelding.........owns multiple overseas races that fit

8  Artest


race 9    average clarity

2  Oh Newman   two of three lifetime races fit well here........dropping into high priced maiden claiming doesn't bother me much as the colt went for sale at Kee for $28K in 2013..........and last but not least D'Amato is 5 for his last 12 1st time in maiden claiming

4  No Problem   39 to 1 in MSW debut last says the effort was the tightener to drop and go today in his 2nd lifetime start........trainer is off to a nice start since going on his own

1  Sky Heart   very dangerous speed here has a shot of clearing and considering he ran decently dueling in his last he would likely be tough here if he does get loose 

3  Bandido Too

10  Lovenseek  

9  Woody's Folly



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