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Santa Anita for Sunday 15 February 2015

Don't forget that there is racing tomorrow,  Monday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Feel The Charge   David Hofmans has not been very dangerous with 1st time starters the last few years but he used to be......and this 1ster sure is working as if he is meant and ready and catches a soft looking group

2  Enchanted Fortune   filly needed a little staying power and might have it now following a route race where she predictably tired but likely helped out her sprint endurance.....will shall see

5  Explicable   lone race way back in August at Dmr is decent and she sure had support at the windows......retains the meets top gun......bred fine to handle conventional dirt.........trainer sure could use a winner


race 2    below average clarity

1  Lucky To Stay Home   GG invader has won her last two races and in both cases she stepped up the claiming ladder.....steps up again......stout trainer with shippers in John Martin.........and rider/trainer combo in N Cal has been dangerous over the last couple of years

2  Midnight Lady   trainer seems to be in drop mode and drops another here......switch to 1st time Bejarano hints this mare has remained healthy enough to be dangerous

6  Marla Hooch   new trainer Sean Williams takes over and he is dangerous the 1st time he runs a given horse under his guidance.......and the last time he dropped a horse off of a win he won


race 3    below average clarity

5  Lotta Attitude   very consistent runner and she seems to be on a rebound of sorts.......nice win two back and it was her only lifetime race on the SA dirt....and it was at today's 6F distance

7  Privileged One    big step up here but quite a few Eurton runners have been firing better efforts than their recent ability would suggest.......and this filly just put in a solid 5/8ths drill at Bsr

1  Big Break   mega rider upgrade.......and drops in claiming.......and does so off a race where she was only beaten by 1 1/2L for the win despite finishing a late closing 5th

3  Seeking Shamrocks


race 4    average clarity

5  Lucky J Lane   very consistent grass runner and a stout rider/trainer team in Bejarano/Baltas........and 2 for 2 at today's 1 mile turf distance.....blocked in stretch in last and still won going away  by 2 1/4L

1  Rough Passage   trains better than runs.......a la "morning glory".......sometimes a morning glory runs big 1st time on the grass......most likely because they are not bothered by flying dirt.......and this colt also happens to be bred very well for the sod

3  Little Curlin  bred very well for the grass and finally gets to run on it.....and then there's the Jerry guy

2  Opsec

Long-shot consideration:   4  Maxx The Giant   good history back in short with that in mind..........last sure looks like a public work in a grass sprint to be at full throttle for today back quick in a turf route


race 5   average clarity

6  Swing For Defence   2nd out following a layoff and a significant rider upgrade should make this four year old gelding a major player here

4  Chapo   1st long but bred fine to get the two turns.......on the improve......bug boy is much more prolific in route races than sprints......that is very rare for an apprentice

8  Crucero   obviously a bad claim for 50K to come right back in 4 weeks for 20K.....but the Desormeaux bothers are uncanny good knowing where a given horse fits whether it's stepping way down or way up

1  Starzilla


race 6    average clarity

4  Gouyen   proven fresh and training quite well for her return to the race wars and 1st ever on the turf.......bred decently for the sod and maybe more importantly she ran a strong race on the Bhp AW and most that do handle the sod

12  AE  Onedewoman   big improvement in last and it is somewhat disguised by a very wide trip.....and her lone race down the hill is decent

11  Mad Melinda   love the 3 tightly spaced drills in preparation for today's cut back from turf route to sprint.....and Baltas gets his go to guy in Bejarano to ride for the 1st time

6  Charming Scarlet

2  Kiss My Face


race 7    average clarity

4  Jackson Sundown   won dirt race 2 back off of a grass race and did it with Bejarano aboard.......then ran in a turf race and without Bejarano......back to the dirt and back to Bejarano today......should be flying late

5  American Act   toss out sprint endeavor in last......not a sprinter.......back to a route where his effort 2 back surely fits well here.........good rider/trainer combo the last couple of months

7  Rainbow North   seems like a good claim by Carava of a four year old who seems to be on a rebound since taking up route racing........good work tab in preparation for today

3  Justa Gusta

Long-shot consideration:   2  Silver Champ   another just claimed and man did he work big for his new conditioner seemingly out of nowhere.......trainer Kasparoff might have the trump card for this gelding


race 8    below average clarity

1  Diamond Mystery   very solid efforts in both lifetime efforts down the SA hill and his last is somewhat hidden by a wide trip.....and 1st time Bejarano this afternoon

9  No Problems   not much pedigree to be better at a route than a sprint so ignore his latest going long which really isn't that bad anyway.......1st on the sod is the ? mark for me.....bred so so for it

2  Bench Warrant    trainer has been kind of cold but this colt does seem to be improving for Sadler.....and his youngster is 1 for 1 down the SA hill grass course

4  Serbian Cyclone


race 9    average clarity

9  Racing Hope   Becerra's go to guy of late has been Trujillo and he is aboard for the 1st time today........and it makes sense as this filly is on the improve and seems to be sitting on her lifetime best

8  Bert's Baby   likely the one to beat if this Durham filly runs as well at SA as she did in her maiden debut 2 races back at Lrc........recent works aren't all that encouraging but works aren't everything

5  Gold Journey   lifetime best was at SA and at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance......dangerous Kathy Walsh runner

2  Easter Lillian

7  Behest

3  Red Carrera

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