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Santa Anita for Sunday 1 March 2015

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity   (if off the turf  7 - 1 - 4 - 6)

1  Hot Market   good 1st on the hill and the effort is hidden somewhat....retains "the man"..... Bejarano

7  Smokey's Legacy   very consistent on any surface......solid win 1st on the hill......the effort fits decently here......more and he's the one to beat

6  Gangman Guy   consistently runs well on the hill although he has yet to win on it (4 0 3 1).......might finish stronger today off of some recent sharp drills and running 2nd out after the layoff

10  Bobby Z Man

 

race 2    below average clarity

6  Sum Midnight Star   race two back fits......ignore lone (very bad) route effort as it was likely a dirty up the form gimme to drop and not get claimed.......bad effort in last might be the same gimme for today's (make the claiming vultures leery) drop

3  Warren's Caper   late runner seemingly gets the pace up front to make him dangerous in the late stages

1  Knock Em Flat

 

race 3    below average clarity   (if off the turf  3 - 4 - 9 - 1 - 7)

4  Toppers Sunshine   best fresh........4 1/2 months fresh today.......5 for 11 at the distance on the turf

3  Winninginfashion   checked early so couldn't get what she needs.......as in a loose lead........good shot to get one here

8  Midnight Lady   seems to be on a rebound of sorts......retains the meets top gun (by far) .......handles the sod just fine

2  Frandontjudge

 

race 4    below average clarity

3  My Intention   good works for this 1st timer for Kory Owens who is quite reliable with 1sters that show a.m. prowess

1  Medicine Butte   both lifetime races fit well here......would have been top pick if she had shown a work since her last but she has not

10  Codacious   went off 109 to 1 and ran 3rd.....connections likely were pleasantly surprised.......solid bullet work since........more seems highly likely today

8  Jenna's Flash

 

race 5   average clarity

4  Mr. Jay D   very solid races at Tampa.......shows up in the Hollendorfer barn.....that'll do

5  Sidepocket Champ   away since September but training vastly better than he had been when last seen......believe the trainer has discovered the trump card for this five year old gelding

1  Whiskey Wild   on the right end of the a learning curve......so it seems like a good claim by Hess.....and he puts his go to guy in Desormeaux up

7  Bourne Hot

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Tribal Peace   on the improve since blinkers on and going off of Lasix.......last is solid and then some here....more would be icing on the already set cake

4  Nothing to Hide   woke up in last......and blinkers on for today and the a.m. work is improved.....hints the equipment change has improved this filly some more.....we shall see

13  Crazy About Him     beat the boys easily in an abbreviated sprint alw race at LA.......trainer has an insane win % (41% - last 71 starters).... mare is shooting for her 5th straight win

11  Faith Proof

Long-shot consideration:   10  Smili'n From Above    seems best at today's distance ( 7 0 3 1)......does like to hang but we get a rider upgrade who sure has returned to S Cal riding awfully well

 

race 7    below average clarity  (if off the turf  6 - 5 - 10 -1 2)

6  Danette   1st on the sod but owns an OK grass pedigree......whole career routing fits to some degree with her top efforts looking awfully good in this spot

5  Frosty Friday   lone race way back in May at CD (5F sprint on the dirt) is decent..........owns a very solid grass pedigree..........decent works - decent route breeding........very dangerous

1  Showcase Warrior   sprint grass tune-up in debut last.....full throttle go today in a turf route

9  Housemaker

Long-shot consideration:  2 Miz Penelope   funky ride down the hill by Espinoza in last......new rider for today........can get a ground saving mid pack (or maybe even close up) position as there isn't much early gas in this affair

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Head South   definitely on the right end of the learning curve......and......might pop best ever today 2nd out after the layoff (good history back in short rest)

4  Luckarack   Ed Moger is often at his most dangerous 3rd out following layoffs.......that's the case here and with a gelding who is 7 for 18 on conventional dirt tracks

6  Memphis   consistent sort can handle short rest which is the scenario here.......does need to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch

1  Field Report

 

race 9    average clarity

2  Bandido Too   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime out last year.......so 2nd out following the layoff ( and with a solid bullet 3F work since) likely will be a "good thing" for this Yakteen three year old this afternoon

8  Desert Gem   decent return to the race wars in last......sharp reassuring pair of 4F works since.......seems likely to move forward

3  Gnarly Harly   trouble early and then fell apart badly in his latest.......race two back fits......claimed by Wesley Ward and drops......not a good sign as he is 0 for his last 3 dropping following a claim.....healthy or not?......seems like a 50/50 proposition

4  Lead The Pack

7  Sky Heart

10  Poppy Duke

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