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Santa Anita for Monday 16 February 2015

Feast or famine as far as the "clarity ratings" go. Only one "average clarity" race.

Best of luck as always!


race 1   below average clarity

7  Nextdoorneighbor   been on a roll so deservedly steps up 2nd out after the layoff........bit concerned the Baze is not up and takes the 5 horse

5  Justification   gimme in latest in a non-claiming race.........go today back in claiming

4  Sacred Ovation   obviously rather ambitious claiming level in last......back where he can compete

1  Trueelee Scrappin

Long-shot consideration:   8  Timeless Indy   dueled on a dull rail in latest in decent pace.......did well to hold a tiring 4th.......might be feeling quite good with the step up in claiming 


race 2    below average clarity

2  Dynam0 Dixie   Glatt runners have been firing this meeting and especially so when his horses work drill for this gelding (46:3) in quite some time

5  Valley Cat   off pace runners routing sure have been successful the last few weeks.......and this Hollendorfer eight year old will appreciate the lack of traffic in front of him with only 5 foes to cope with

6  Luckbox Sam   consistent sort both in the a.m. and the rider/trainer combo.....seems like a player here


race 3    above average clarity

3  Fascinating   on the right end of the learning curve and her last move forward is disguised by running wide up on the pace.....Baffert started the meeting kind of cold.......but he's not cold now

2  Interject   won for fun to break her MSW in last......faces tougher today but she likely feels good and has something left in the tank having won so easily

8  Grandiose   layoff turf sprint to route dirt for today......Ellis 2nd out after the layoff runner should be all set to have a chance of paying some dividends this afternoon

4  Antiquity


race 4    below average clarity

11  Preordained   clunker in last......but........race two back in solid......and the way in which this Periban four year old is working it seems likely he will rebound to that effort

8  Practical      Pender seems to be in drop mode and drops our top pick what we want is the effort run 2 back for this five year old

5  Antinanco   hasn't been seen since popped a strong lifetime best effort 1st time with quite well even by Headley standards (does anyone work them harder?)......very tough if fully fit and ready

7  Senor Pegasus

Long-shot consideration:  10  Inflationary   56 to 1 in MSW debut has gimme written all over it.........Kruljac is very dangerous with 2nd time starters MSW to has tossed 3 winners from her other 3 starters


race 5   below average clarity

5  Winninginfashion   appreciates ample time between starts and gets it........very solid grass race 2 back where she ran her lifetime best in her 1st ever race on the green carpet

1  Market Qoute   runs like the extra 1/16th will be to her liking and won't be for many of here.....and draws Mr. Rosario

3  Tangelo   has the running lines/efforts to compete here but I am leery of her getting the 9 turf furlongs......or......I would have rated her higher

8  Bert's Melody


race 6    above average clarity

9  Hidden Zensation  stout brother team won with a drop down yesterday.......another horse dropping here.......most of this gelding's lifetime efforts fit well here

1  Small Town Cap   away since 4 October but 1st time D'Amato and training as well as any cheap runner that the trainer has run in quite some time.......very dangerous

10  Matzoh Ball Magic   major league rider upgrade and drops.......Art Sherman and company mean business today

4  Lolo El Canonero


race 7    above average clarity

1  La Tia    lone speed and capable of rating kindly.......2 for 2 at the one mile turf distance.......and most importantly Rosario sees fit to fly in to ride.......very reassuring

4  Blingismything   good shot to be in a (distance) stalk position and have 1st crack at the 1 horse who is as likely to be loose on the lead as anyone grass horse that I can think of in many a moon

3  Diversy Harbor   best with ample time between starts and gets it..........excellent history when today's jock Gary Stevens is aboard ( 4 2 2 )


race 8    above average clarity

7  Papa Cierva   very impressive adjusted for trouble effort/fig in maiden debut....repeat of the effort with just an OK trip wins this

12  Diamond Cut   solid turf tightener in last 1st out after the Sadler claim.......arguably her lifetime best......handled SA dirt just fine........rider upgrade to Rosario

11  Kiss At Midnight   bet hard in maiden debut and did not tab since hints she can make a logical forward move.........Trujillo appears to have taken off to ride our 4th pick........but.......Bejarano will do

4  Seeking Safe Harbor


race 9    average clarity

11  Odin   handled the SA hill grass course fairly well in last.......dirt race at Lrc is very good........seemingly never trained better.....and a positive rider switch.....believe we see the effort 2 back and this time on the sod

7  Fort Caddy   best ever was run 2 back turf route to dirt sprint......turf route in last turf sprint today......and a jock upgrade to Rosario

10  Trash Talkin   big drills for MSW debut last but tossed a clunker on the dirt........continues to work like a good one......deserves another shot this time on sod.......OK pedigree for it

4  Hazardous Dreams

9  The Custodion

5  Ranger School

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