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Santa Anita for Friday 2 January 2015

Good Friday card. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  I'm No Patsy   good post in which to start and seems best running mid pack (or stalking) which I believe she is likely to do today......back to SA her favorite track......solid recent drills especially for a cheap claimer

7  Incredible Journey   also seems best running at SA and has a good history running off of short rest.........15 days since her last obviously qualifies as "short rest"

2  Spirit of Ten   consistent sort took nicely to route racing in her 1st attempt around two turns in a layoff race at GG.......handles SA just fine so with that effort under her belt she might move forward......good shot here if she does

5  Acute


race 2    average clarity

5  Silent Ruler   lookout if his last was a gimme at Lrc in a non-claiming maiden race because this colt's effort two back 1t SA would hammer his foes here.......60/40 that it was a gimme

4  Thesheetsguy   on the improve especially since the blinkers were put on.......change in trainers (off the claim) and his new conditioner gets Bejarano to ride and that is an upgrade over the other 3 riders that have been aboard this gelding so far

1  Prospector's Alley   seemingly an overdo drop for this Sadler route horse who gets too flat late......might not today cutting his maiden claiming price in half

3  Beach Fever


race 3    average clarity

3  Sacrificial Action   mom has tossed 6 winners from 6 starters including a Stakes winner......decent works hitting the track every 7 days without missing a beat going back to 9 November.....decent chance this O'Neill 1st timer is ready

1  Sky Heart   obviously not so hot of a dangerous claim for 80K of a 1st time starter.........drops to cut the red ink.....or........claim me please.........a ton here if it is to soften the bottom line some.........seems like a 50/50 proposition

5  Sterling Wager  bet to favorite in her mc debut and ran fairly well.......might have needed the race more than Kitchingman and company thought.......should answer that ? today

7  Believe Too


race 4    average clarity

9  Moscato Girl   best at SA......and race two back at SA is very strong......just claimed by Belvoir and the works since he claimed are impressive.......seems likely to run as well as that effort two back and maybe better

7  Nothing to Hide   been unlucky (and hidden) running wide in two straight races against a biased inside.......very good history running with blinkers and fronts off

4  Salsita   consistent especially at today's distance (4 1 3 0)......runs back in short rest off of the Sherman claim and the last time this filly ran off of short rest she fired her lifetime best

8  Copper City


race 5   above average clarity

5  Popover   giant MSW sprint debut and continues to work like something special.....1st at a route but........Baffert trained........ and superior pedigree for route racing

1  Cool Magic    impressive debut handling a turf route awfully well in a MSW affair at Dmr......likely legged up nicely off of the grass debut as she put in 3 solid works since and the last drill of 7F is very impressive.....dirt pedigree is solid

8  Meta Mu   on the right end of the learning curve and she is proven at a route.......not impossible here if her development continues today

4  Danette


race 6    average clarity

1  Hey Dude   consistent sort at today's one mile turf distance......and he sure is training as if his 3rd endeavor in the good old U S of A will be his best

7  Mega Heat  great history at today's one mile turf distance (8 6 1 0).......and the eight year old continues to train like a happy healthy individual

2 Horizontalyspeakin   there is other speed in this field but not like his........especially when he runs "fresh" which he is today......back to Espinoza who is one for one on this speedster

4  Boozer


race 7    average clarity

2  Day of Fury   back to a route after tossing a clunker at 7F in latest.......route race at SA two back is very powerful.........recent a.m. work hints a rebound to that effort has a good chance at occurring today for this nicely bred Baffert runner

3  Alfa Bird   done little wrong for Victor Garcia in 4 lifetime races 2 of which were at SA........and the four year old colt continues to train like he might have a bright future

8  Got Even   tremendous two turn speed and consistently tries hard.......does tend to flatten late......but not always.......last win came the last time he got an assigned weight under 120 lbs.....119 lbs today

6  Fighter Squadron

Long-shot consideration:  1 Image of Joplin   seems to be on a rebound of sorts......still he might need his best which was run 6 races back at SA......where he won by an eye popping 17 lengths and earned an off the charts fig


race 8    average clarity

1  Lady's Plan   GG invader seems in peak form......gets a good post and rider.......seems likely to get a nice ground saving trip at least thru turn 1 and that my friends in1/2 the battle

2  Tebowing   consistent sort on the sod has been a good fit for the likely Eclipse Award winning jock Drayden Van Dyke.......should be in the picture late as usual

7  Tanquerray   goofy looking race in latest falling way off of it in the early stages and then finished up well (classic Z pattern.......hmmmm)......switch to Nakatani who gets the most out of this six year old mare by far

9  Zanbo

11  Always a Chance

8  Loan Savant




Posted on January 2, 2015 at 10:49 am by richs · Permalink
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