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Santa Anita for Friday 9 January 2015

Average looking card today. Hope all you westerners are enjoying the great weather as back in in Chi Town the wind chill has been way below zero and at times the temperature power went out twice yesterday......and.......I'm headed outside to shovel snow as soon as I finish today's publication. You know, that white fluffy stuff you know as rain.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Lady Bugatti   lifetime best was run last year on Jan 3rd 2nd out after a layoff in a one mile affair at SA.......2nd out after a layoff today at SA and at one mile.......Baffert runner seems primed for a top effort 

2  Interject   ran well fresh two races back in GB on the grass at one mile......ran well fresh last race as well at SA and at today's one mile dirt distance........obviously needs quite a bit of time between races so Drysdale will have him ready as in all likelihood it will be months not weeks until his next start

5  Live for Now   hard trying sort and appears best at SA........should welcome a return to it's surface........does need to overcome a tendency to hang


race 2    above average clarity

2  Ann's Gold    better since the blinkers were taken off 3 races back.........seems likely to get a nice ground saving close to the front trip.......repeat of her latest effort should take this 

7  Katy's Plum   lifetime best was an effort that would be tough here and was run last summer 3rd out after a layoff.........3rd out following a layoff today........and a very good sign that Van Dyke sticks low % outfit

1  Council Talk   some chance to be a dangerous front runner here and with a 7 lbs break bug boy in the irons

3  Bea's Bench


race 3    above average clarity  

(9  AE Nicegirlsfnishlast   has a shot if draws in from the AE list)

5  Purple Rose   lone grass race run 2 back in her MSW debut was quite strong and hidden by a poor trip.......broke bad - checked - and ran somewhat wide......6L of trip trouble in my notes.......smooth run at GG in next........very tough if she travels as smoothly on the grass today......decent post and Hall of Fame jock to get that accomplished 

6  Tizmiss   laid up since mid March but a.m. prowess hints at being ready.......good speed in this spot.....shot at stealing the race especially with the portable rail in the 30 ft. out position

3  Dakota Kid   horrid start and then showed life in MSW debut on the AW at Dmr.....bred fine for the sod and a route......jock seems to be in good form now off of physical rehab......trainer sure is due to wake up.......only a matter of time

1  Celibatore


race 4    below average clarity

2  Bluegrass Reward   very consistent on conventional dirt.......last two route races on conventional dirt are solid and his recent 5F work hints the same or better will occur today

7  Dynamo Dixie   horrid journey in last with approximately 8L of trip trouble..........5 works since.........barn means business.........would have been top pick if this race was a sprint as running as far as one mile might be a challenge 

4  Friendly Banter   fairly low percentage trainer but a high percentage racehorse...........the horse has the kind of consistency and ability that if there had been a change in trainers to one of the top ten guys this gelding would be my top selection in this spot 

3  Perfect Set


race 5   below average clarity

7  She's a Big Winner   big awakening in her last which was her 2nd lifetime start.........and the effort is somewhat hidden by a wide trip.......1st on the sod but bred OK for it......trainer is off to a good start at the Santa Anita winter/spring meeting

9  Entrechat   very sharp in the a.m...........tightly spaced drills and with some works of merit for this 1ster.........nice win for trainer/rider  yesterday on the sod

11  Redheads Rule   last sure seemed like a gimme......and it makes some sense as this Miller three year old filly is bred very well for the grass.....and miller is stout with 2nd time starters

3  Miss Bliss


race 6    average clarity

7  Tribal Express   improved runner since the blinkers were taken off 3 races back.........caught wide up on a decent pace in last.....did well to only get beat by 6L........two sharp 4F works since......seemingly has held form

5  Dynamite Ride   improved in her last two efforts since the blinkers were removed...........and the last race is better than appears in tab since her last is improved hinting she might be uo to her best ever this afternoon

1  Litigation Road   woke up some in latest with the blinkers taken off.......not impossible here if the recent graduate builds upon the effort........trainer and rider could use a win.....both are stuck on "one" for the new meet

3  Two Six Wins


race 7    average clarity

1  Conscience   solid efforts in all three lifetime sprints run on 3 different main track surfaces.....that and his pedigree bode well for handling the SA hill grass course this near bullet drill since his last is quite reassuring

7  Presenceofagenius   ran 2nd versus tougher in his lone lifetime race down the SA hill last winter......that race came route to sprint and with a switch to Bejarano......turf route in last and switch to Bejarano today

5  U S Citizen   very consistent at 6 1/2 on the grass or the AW......does need to overcome a small tendency to hang in the late stretch

3  Skylander


race 8    average clarity

3  Kiss At Midnight   Miller can really pop in a big way with maiden claiming 1st timers.......and he seldom has them claimed as they are trained at Slr where there are significantly fewer horseman eyes watching their training the 6F - 6F  -gate - gate finish to this one's work regiment

4  Really a Princess   lifetime best was at SA and at toda'y six good a shot as anyone to snatch the front end and the front end in maiden claimers is dangerous with a good speed jock like Maldonado

6  Tamka   strong forward move in 2nd lifetime start........might be the one to beat if this Kruljac filly manages to move forward again......great start to the meeting for her conditioner Eric Kruljac

1  Maid Easy

7  Racing Hope

2  Office Chatter



Posted on January 9, 2015 at 10:28 am by richs · Permalink
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