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Santa Anita for Saturday 21 February 2015

Good card to make a rebound following a bad day yesterday. 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Skip Tony  sprint off pace runners have been getting the job done the last couple of weeks so with that in mind the cut back from one mile to 7F for a late runner seems more significant......2 for 4 on conventional dirt

4  Urban Hunter   speed horses in sprints have been having a tough go of things of late or I would have this sharp speed ball on top and rated the race "above average"....still........very dangerous

2  Kafister    seems likely to sit in a nice distance stalk position.....last run is better than appears on paper

 

race 2    average clarity

9  Congrats Seattle   vastly improved in last......actually both lifetime sprints on conventional dirt are quite a bit better than par........if he can hold form he should be one tough nut to crack

2  Better Luck   route fit........usually a plus cutting back to 7F.........like the change in riders.......Miller wins his fair share route to sprint 

3  Fabber   Blake Heap seems due to snap out of the doldrums......like the switch to the 7 lbs. bug boy......... horse improved in 2nd lifetime start.......fits well with another forward move

5  Mighty Pleasing

 

race 3    above average clarity

1  Pat The Bear      won in the slop two races back dueling in a brutal pace.........then ran an extremely strong adjusted for trouble fig in his next which was his 1st ever on a fast rated conventional dirt track......might be a ton if gets a smart right from the one hole

4  Conquest Harlanday    solid wake up in last winning in his 2nd lifetime start and did it off of a 7 month hiatus.........sharp a.m. work since.........seems likely to move forward once again

5  Well Maybe   40 to 1 shocker......no fluke - solid pace / solid final time........but was aided by a rail bias....... or.........I would have rated higher 

 

race 4    above average clarity

9  Discatsonthesquare    hot rider/trainer combo in Gryder/Chew........and their filly just keeps getting better.......and better........and better.........and...........

4  Warren's Gussie   2 for 3 on the grass and 1 for 1 on the SA hill grass course.........cold trainer has only one win for the meeting and it was with this six year old filly

8  Chati's On Top   hasn't missed the board in 5 lifetime grass starts.......yet to win but that has a chance to change today as this filly seems well prepared in the a.m........rather sure she is meant and ready off of the 7 1/2 week break

10  Susan B Good

 

race 5   average clarity

8  Tiz My Cherrie   powerful debut at GG......decent final time but maybe more importantly showed stellar early speed.........Blaine Wright who is good with shippers sees fit to send his filly south to the big track.....believe this filly has plenty of talent and a bright future.......the ? mark is 1st on convention dirt

1  She'soverthemoon   Hollendorfer 1ster sure seems ready to roll.....does have to overcome a difficult post especially with the way the track has been playing.......but.......I believe this filly will be coming from off the pace and likely get off of the wood

11  Sensitivity   solid work regiment for this three year old filly 1st time starter......and her trainer Phil D'Amato is 6 for his last 25 (24%) with MSW first time starters

12  This Is War

 

race 6    above average clarity

3  Tribal Chatter  Richard Baltas has sure been getting his laid up runners ready fresh off of the bench and he appears to have this mare very well prepared for her return to the race wars.........seems likely to get a very nice stalk position

2  Dissension    very consistent runner on any surface........including 7 for 8 in the money on the turf.......solid layoff run in last which was down the SA hill.......more seems likely this afternoon with that effort under her belt

4  Tebowing   consistent late running grass horse........Nakatani up for the 1st time and he is quite good with late running grass cutters

8  Lady Asano

 

race 7    average clarity

6  Meinerhertzhageni   often finds trouble but when things go well she is very tough down the lane.......likes to run wide and these days that's a plus at SA.........very unimpressed with the maintenance crew at SA this meet........perfect weather and more biased funky tracks than I can ever remember over the last 6 or 7 years.........can you imagine them dealing with the bad weather tracks east of the Mississippi

7  Sayes So   jock keeps getting good mounts and he is still sitting on one win........nice filly here and she just worked very solidly........Solis needs to start getting things done or the nice horses will come far and in between

5  Courageous Call    Ellis started the SA meeting sightly cold but he's not cold now.......just won this condition as he was up for the optional $40K so he didn't blow the nw alw level........sharp move by a sharp trainer........mare should be a major player

3  My Monet

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Bettys Bambino   4 for 5 on the Santa Anita hill grass course.......and.........just won a Grade 3 down the hill......that'll do

6  Ambitious Brew    3 for 5 down the SA hill grass course.........in the two he didn't win ?  lost by a nose in a Grade 3 and ran out of the money in the B C turf sprint but only was beaten 3 for the win.....Marty Jones does as well as anyone with runners down the hill 

5  Big Bang Theory   very consistent when he runs in non Graded races.....that's the case here..........won his lone effort on the SA hill

2  Boozer

 

race 9    average clarity

5  Chutney   mom has tossed 6 winners from 6 starters.........and Proctor sure has this colt muscled up and seemingly meant and ready with a prolonged tightly spaced work regiment that hints he wants his new shooter to compete for the win in his debut

12  Gimme Da Lute   good debut for this Baffert colt.......and one of the stout conditioner's best stats is "blinkers off" (30 for his last 90).....and that is the case here

4  Howdy  vaulted forward in last....race likely would take this.......but only one work in 4 weeks since the race hints the race might have taken a it's toll to some degree on the youngster.......but lookout if it didn't

6  Vodka Texted You

1  Lambo Luxx

10  D'Church

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