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Santa Anita for Friday 17 April 2015

Decent card today. Best of luck as always!

race 1    average clarity

1  Architop   2nd career race when the debut was a turf sprint and the 2nd start is a turf route is right up Richard Mandella's alley.....and the debut turf sprint was decent

2  Mr. Cartagena   2nd career race when the debut was a turf sprint and the 2nd start is a turf route is right up Richard Mandella's alley.....and the debut turf sprint was decent.....double barrel action from Mr. Mandella

6  Wicked Finance   red hot jock and a consistent sort......likely to fire but needs to overcome a hanging tendency

4  Malibu Wood  very wound up working every 6 days since 10 March......might surprise 1st on the sod which he is bred for


race 2    above average clarity

3  Moe Candy   outside on a strong rail day and still just missed 1st time at a route.......same one mile distance today and few reasons not to believe this colt won't duplicate the effort......should be in the mix from the get go

4  D'Church   exits a fast heat and the three-year old had to face older in his last which was his 1st ever at a route........ and like our top pick I see few reasons not to believe this colt won't duplicate the effort today

5  Attack   rightly steps up into MSW racing following a near miss in last despite a bad two are tough but he's not impossible

7  Tried and True    bred to route that's for sure.......very impressive works.....big awakening today in 2nd lifetime start


race 3    average clarity

6  Bipartisan   by far at his best on the SA dirt.......away since Oct 2013 but returns with a more successful trainer and he sure has him working more impressively in the a.m........seems meant and ready 1st out in the Baltas barn

4  The Mad Hungarian   Baze/Miller were able to get this fellow to rate in his last which makes him more versatile and thus more dangerous now........and Mr Tyler Baze is one red hot jock of late

2  Valentine Boy   like the switch in bug boys for today.......seems to be sitting on a top effort off of a sizzling 5/8th's bullet drill at Slr

3  Perfect Set   goofy placement 1st out after the Chew claim......back where he belongs......race 2 back fits........trainer has had a good meeting


race 4    average clarity

6  Majestic Presence   needs a confidence builder after competing versus much tougher in her dirt route races.......Hollendorfer wisely is giving it to her here in a nw alw race.....sprint - sprint - route scenario hints she is very ready for today's race

1  Roksana   big awakening in 2nd lifetime start and her 1st at a route of ground......should be near the front end from the get go and likely to save ground from a good post at one mile on the dirt

2  Miss Mandate  a good 1st - then nowhere - a good 2nd - then nowhere - a good 3rd - then nowhere - ????????


race 5   average clarity

4  Friendswith K Mill   toss out last at GG - hates AW surfaces........back on the grass and drops.......nice recent works.......draws Bejarano.......seems tough unless it is a "sucker drop" with a bogus work tab

1  Jomelo   so so work prior to his last which still was a par like run 1st out following the Baltas claim......solid drill since the mile seems to be his bast turf disatnce.......better than par seems likely today

2  Empty Headed   wide trip in last or might have won for the same tag in his last......would have picked higher if there was more pace in the race for this late runner

5  Sinfully   slow horses to his inside.......seems likely to save some ground thru turn 1.......and that is 1/2 the battle in a one mile grass race


race 6    below average clarity

9  Easter Lillian   good forward move in 2nd lifetime start.......only one work prior to her last.......2 works this time in preparation for today's race and they are improved.........seeming highly like to move forward again 

11  Minister'sadventure   Hollendorfer 1st time starter shows signs of better ready in his MSW debut.....and it is a good sign that Bejarano takes the mount as almost all of Hollendorfer's starters with Bejarano up are live

1  Bert's Baby    step up one claiming level is a good sign.........filly just keeps getting better.......and better......and better..........and

5  Just Got Lucky   four-year old versus mostly three-year old runners is working as if she is ready......prolonged work regiment hints he is well-meant for her debut


race 7    above average clarity

8  Forest Chatter   3 for 3 down the majestic SA hill turf course and progressively better which each run down it......last would likely do the trick......more would be icing on the already sweet cake

10  Rosengold   proven fresh runner winds up with a new trainer in Clifford Sise who sure has been doing well since returning to the race track to early speed in the race seems highly likely to be loose and with a good speed rider in Martin Garcia who knows this fellow well-being up for most of his career

9  Indexical   one win and one 2nd in two races down the hill......not impossible with a decent move forward 2nd out following the layoff

4  Bobby Z Man   very consistent efforts down the hill.....still needs very best or dull efforts and/or bad trips by our top two


race 8    average clarity

6  Mothernaturespell   strong race in mc debut last August running close 2nd to a next out winner.......away since Sept but training as if he is meant a ready.....and a rider upgrade.....very dangerous

4  Not Tonight   49 to 1 in MSW layoff race strongly suggests the race was a public work-out to drop and go today........and the fact Baze sticks with the horse seems hot as he is he likely could have gotten the mount on almost anyone in this field

12  Coded Message   all 3 lifetime races all seem the same.....needs about 1 to 3L more today and then lookout

2  Ipray   working well enough to be a dangerous 1st timer

9  Gold Journey   competitive but flat late......blinkers on for today might fix that......or might not

10  Sparkling Peg    decent forward move in 2nd lifetime start.........very reassuring drill since.......higher rating if a better rider was aboard

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:29 am by richs · Permalink
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