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Santa Anita for Sunday 12 April 2015

So so card today. Be back with you on Thursday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Secret Appeal   trainer has been on fire and this filly has run 3 races that fit here........had about 4L of trip trouble in her last in an abbreviated 5 panels sprint and still won.....that's not easy to accomplish 

1  Comin'offthebench   both lifetime races at SA look awfully good in this spot.........maybe I should have put on top but I am a touch leery that the connections didn't place this filly back in a "protected" starters alw 40K nw2 race

5  Prevaricator   on the improve with every start.......might be the one to beat if the trend continues today


race 2    average clarity

6  Beyond Lucky   lone race when wearing blinkers and sprinting (which was her last) fits fine and it was at today's 5F distance.......seems likely to stalk or duel with the 4 horse who appears to have one lung as she has stopped very early after flashing a solid quarter-mile

5  Yur Teasing Me   best was fresh (her debut) and she is 8 months fresh today......will need to come from far back but there might be some real fire up front

1  Warren's Salute    another deep closer hoping for a nasty duel up front


race 3    average clarity

6  Wandering Hearst   fairly good MSW debut run on the since suggest the sod really muscled her up and that more can be expected this afternoon in her 2nd lifetime start if she handles the main track..........the way she trains on it says she will 

1  Autumn Twilight   broke slightly tardy and ran wide in a much improved was her only race on conventional dirt without changes for today except for having to cope wiyh her 1st ever around two so pedigree for a route or would have been top choice

4  High Intensity   lifetime best (and a decent fit here with a little less wide of a trip) was her lone race ever run on the dirt at one mile.....and the race was run off of a layoff....this time she races off of grass tightener 5 weeks ago.......seems primed for best 


race 4    below average clarity

3  Hug and a Kiss   today's 1 1/4 mile turf distance seems to fit her better than anyone in the field and she gets the top jock to guide her along......such a deal

5  Bert's Melody   likes the front end and should get it here.........impressive recent 5F bullet drill suggests she might be tough to catch.......and jock Brice Blanc has good success with her

6  Fresh Feline   improving and acts as if 1 1/4 will be to her liking

1  Halljoy    seems best fresh (a 3rd - a 2nd - a 1st)......and that's the case here.......distance is a ? mark......trainer could use a win


race 5   average clarity

6  Kyankes   on the right end of the learning curve and continues to train as if her development will continue......and that is a very dangerous scenario when the trainer is Richard Baltas who also is on the right end of the learning curve

2  Morning Coffee   seems like an overdue drop for this O'Neill three year old filly.....should be spotted well if she hasn't been used up too much running vs. too tough for too long including her MSW debut which was in a Stakes race

4  Desert Willow   broke slow and ran too wide and still won her mc debut.......won't be able to get away with a bad trip here (most likely) unless she moves forward......very dangerous


race 6    average clarity

1  Crushed Velvet  very bad trip in layoff last hides a good return to the race wars for this Baffert filly.....solid 4F work since........1st at a route and she sure is bred to handle one.....should be in the hunt from the get go

5  Humoristca   sharp recent drills and R Mandella is at his best sprint - sprint - route.........1st long & 1st on the dirt.......doubt eiher is a hindrance with her well-rounded pedigree

8  Grace Ragazza   wins every 2nd or 3rd time out........3rd time out since her last victory.....and 2 for 2 at the one mile distance albeit at Lrc

7  Antiquity   blinkers on and a vastly improved work regiment.....going to wake up what degree is the ? mark


race 7    average clarity

7  Kiama   been facing much better in S. Florida.......ends up in the Miller barn and as he so often does Miller puts them where they can win.........not being so paranoid about losing a horse.....good history at 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf at WO

4  Always a Chance   hard trying sort but she has trouble winning........just claimed by Alfredo Marquez from the ice-cold Mullins and he gets Bejarano to ride.......dangerous combination over the past year.....seems best on the hill

9  Nazareth   decent history running on the hill off of short rest......21 days since her latest qualifies........2 works over those 21 days off suggests she feels good

1  Frandontjudge   best turf race at SA by my book was her lone race down the hill....still will need her 'A game"*


race 8    average clarity

2  Kentuckian   fabulous MSW debut win at GG breaking the 1:09 barrier and winning by double digits........blistering work tab since.......stout rider/trainer combo........seems like a ton if he takes to the conventional dirt which I obviously believe he will

7  Om   the most impressive 2 year old MSW breaking win of the year in S Cal run way back in August at as if he is absolutely meant and ready......but.....he does have to show he can handle the conventional dirt.....we likely will get the answer today

9  Serbian Syclone   2 for 2 at today's distance.......0 for 3 at other trainer / sharp works

1  Well Maybe   2 for 2 at SA.....continues to train like a happy healthy individual.....Mike Smith's only mount of the day


race 9    average clarity

1  Ivana Best Yabad   2 of 3 lifetime races and both down the hill say that she is the one to beat

9  Alpha Doll   dirt races fit.....bred to love the grass......retains Bejrano

5  See Through   her races down the hill in MSW races fit well today in this mdn50K hill race

12  AE  Kristinite   a major player if draws in

10  Pammy Whammy    gimme last - go today ?

3  Qui Bear   last better than looks.....way too wide

7  Lilies And Roses    needs to wake up 1st on the so pedigree for it

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 11:11 am by richs · Permalink
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