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Santa Anita for Friday 30 January 2015

So so card today especially with the chance of rain on and off all day.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Kohala   only lifetime race (her maiden debut) on a fast rated conventional dirt track led to an easy recent 4F work.......has the light rain held off enough to keep the track fast ?........should be on or near the lead from the get go

4  Vocalist   likely to get decent up close position in an affair that sure lacks speed.........1 for 1 on a fast rated track........but did run 2nd on an off track

5  Rockin Girl   breaks bad most of the time but when she does leave the gate cleanly she can be dangerous.....1st on conventional dirt but bred OK for it


race 2   below average clarity

3  Fancy Shoes    away one year and 4 days.........not much in his lone race but he sure is training as if he is returning a vastly improved individual for his new conditioner Dan Hendricks........rather sure this laid up runner will give a good account of himself

7  Next Right  unless the 1st starter has speed this gelding sure looks loose here........and his last fits despite being at a slightly lower level and getting beat by 5 3/4L

6  Willy Be Wild   1st time gelding........1st time time Peter Miller..........and Miller is very stout MSW to maiden claiming winning 1/3rd of the time with his last 60........also 1st ever on the "dirt" but has an OK pedigree to handle it

5  Mr. Itkins


race 3    average clarity

1  Prospect Park   on the improve with each and every start and his last two races are much better than appear in recent 5F gate work.........same or better  seems likely today........goes from the 10 post at a route to the 1 post at a route......I'll take that

3  St. Joe Bay  like that Trujillo is back aboard as he has won with 5 of his last 10 riding for Miller........and he takes a much needed drop out of Graded racing......time for a confidence builder for sure

5  Iancol   won like a good thing in his last which was his 1st ever around 2 turns......likely feels rather good as he returns in only 2 weeks and with a work since his good a shot as anyone if he moves forward


race 4    average clarity

3  Regally Soul   plenty of speed in this affair should set things up nicely for this Ellis (1st out after the claim)  runner who usually sits in a mid pack position and makes his move on the turn

2  Hadfunlastnight   versatile runner will likely be taken back by Trujillo with all the speed types in this race.......and taking him back was the path to a decent second place finish in his the small step up......suggests he is feeling good

4  Los Bambinos    seems best on turf and AW surfaces but can handle dirt some......and.......appreciates the 6F sprint distance (5 2 0 3).......two level drop helps as well

1  Oligarch


race 5   average clarity

1  J Serino   good history running in conventional dirt route mile here and this Cassidy four year old sure has been working better of late.........rather sure he moves forward today

6  Nowalking   blocked and checked a half a dozen lengths by a riderless horse in last or might have graduated........doubt anyone will fall off of their mount today

3  Twentytwentyvision   17 to 1 in MSW debut for a R Mandella 1st timer strongly suggests the effort was mostly a sprint tune-up and a good one at that......broke poorly and had some trouble on the turn.......did well to finish drills since..........route for today and that is where this fellow was likely pointed to all along

2  Kris the Great


race 6    average clarity

7  Chia Love   logical drop here for 3rd lifetime start.......1st time Bejarano and that is a scary thing with a Baltas runner as Raffy is 6 for his last 12 riding for the trainer

5  I Heart You   poor return to the race wars in latest.........race two back in Oct is very strong for today's lower level and not all that hidden as it was an obvious wide today is either drop into a claimer to score or "claim me please".......tough for me to tell which

4  Tamka   Kruljac is dangerous sprint/sprint/route and that is the scenario here.......filly drops.......has some speed and might fly with the 7 lbs. improving bug boy up

8  Saint Nata


race 7    below average clarity      

NOTE if the race is taken off of the turf :     2 - 4 - 10 - 3 - 5

2  Shopping Savannah  drops and gets a significant rider upgrade.......and it's hard not to like Espinoza riding for Art Sherman these days 

4  Warrens Goldenugget   only race that fits is her race 2 back which is her lone dirt race run without the blinkers......and the race was run turf to dirt.........turf race in last

5  Susan B Good   last looks like the sprint gimme in a non-claiming affair to drop and go and be at full throttle today at a route

10  Ann's Gold


race 8    average clarity

5  Christmas Secret    away from the game for 10 months and returns with an impressive work tab and drops.........and why not drop to the bottom as this gal has now turned five

10  Profit Motive   eventful maiden debut run 4 weeks ago......broke a little tardy and ran wide on a day the inside was biased to some extent.....did well to only get beat by 2 1/2L at the wire......2 reassuring works since.....returns at the same mc level

2  Ski's Copper Penny   last two races fit fine and her latest is disguised by her running into multiple points of trouble......did well to only get beat by 1 3/4L

7  Quick Navigator

11  Frannie'sspirittoo

8  Happy's Golden Girl



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