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Santa Anita for Saturday 25 April 2015

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

2  No Contingency   nice wake-up in latest with the blinkers taken off.......wants the front end and seems likely to get it........cut back of 1/2F seems like a plus

1  Jonny's Choice   obviously a bad claim for $20K two races back.........recent works hint this Mark Glatt six-year-old is healthy enough (at least for now) to compete at the bottom $8K level

6  Traweek   fairly consistent sort just got snatched at the claiming box by Diodoro who is better than average 1st out following a claim

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Raised a Secret   3 for 4 at 6F (and with a 2nd too) .........0 for 15 at other distances........decent layoff run in last........reassuring drills since.......more seems likely today and at a distance he obviously appreciates

1  Kafister   last two races fit.......overcame a wide trip moving into a solid pace and still won his last.......continues to work as if he has held form.....shot to make it 3 straight 

2  War Academy   has shown he can win fresh off the bench in the past.......powerful work tab......Baffert has him ready

 

race 3    above average clarity

1  Lust for Life    claimed in latest by the ever dangerous 1st out after the claim Ron Ellis......good works for the 1st rate trainer and he brings her back for the same conditioned claiming tag of $16,000 nw3......should be tough as nails

3  Smooth Talker    dismal on turf including her latest.....decent on main track surfaces including SA where she fired her lifetime best 2 races back...........seems likely to get a nice mid pack position 

4  Lucky Student   2 for 2 with Maldonado and both wins were at SA......0 for 15 with other riders........Maldonado is up today.......mare will be in the hunt from the get go 

7  Fast Moka Too   lead type only has to cope with the speed of our 3rd pick......not an easy proposition........or learn to rate......top trainer in Ellis to get the job accomplished one way or another

 

race 4    average clarity

11  Hot Market   done little wrong in all 5 lifetime starts the last two of which were down the majestic SA hill grass course.......solid conditioner in Mathis and he just got this four year old colt to work an impressive 59:2 bullet at GG.........Bejarano will be out to make amends following two rides down the hill where he found some trouble

3  With the Breeze   two nice efforts at GG versus open company to start career with trainer Roger Hansen......winds up with Glatt for today for his 1st on the grass.....nice pedigree for it.......decent work series at SA........likely will put in a strong late run

1  Gangnam Guy   gelding handles the hill decently......just claimed by Canani who is very dangerous with turf claims......sharp in the a.m.....not out of this 

8  Odin   not much at a turf route......toss it out?........has done little wrong in two races down the hill 

 

race 5   average clarity

5  Preordained   all four races since Periban took over the training responsibilities fit.......... stout rider/trainer combo the last couple of months (3 for 7 win and the 0ther 4 hit the board) ........seems best at today's abbreviated 5 1/2F distance

4  Go Jeremiah   much needed drop to the bottom level MC.........trainer is having a very nice 2015 and many of winners have done so with authority.......dangerous sort for sure

8  Somethingaboutnick   improving with every start....like the switch in jocks to the bug boy.......reassuring decent recent 5/8ths work

3  Hallucinator   trainer is only 1 for his last 13 with mc 1sters but this fellow is working too well to ignore

 

race 6    below average clarity

2  Dad's Princess   1st two lifetime races were very strong both coming in August of last year.......not so hot since then.......but I believe Cassidy discovered something that has brought this horse back to that August form as the works for this filly are vastly improved since her so so run down the hill on March 7th.......and Mike Smith sticks around

7  Ya Ya Girl   hello turf....big wake-up 1st on the turf in 2nd lifetime start following a dismal MSW debut on the dirt.......and her trainer Peter Eurton is much more dangerous 2nd time on the grass

4  Sweet   nice public work-out in his MSW debut sprinting down the hill......closed into a dull pace.......should be a full throttle go today in a turf route in his 2nd lifetime run 

5  Housemaker   three-year old filly has shown some ability in all four lifetime races......blinkers on for today to help her focus and put her into the race earlier.......dangerous

Long-shot consideration:   1  Queen's Balladier   bad trip in MSW one mile turf debut run 3 races back or might have been right there at the wire..........ran the debut without Lasix.....Lasix today  and with a better turf jock up (at least these days)......not at all impossible with her good post 

 

race 7    below average clarity

8  Rule He Will   improving four year old might feel really good for Glatt for the trainer to bring him back in short rest of only 2 weeks.........seems like speed of the speed here (and might be able to rate if need be) and he has a good post to enhance his chances of clearing two other speedsters in this affair

3  Frensham   doubt last would do the trick.....but.....his race 2 back would.......not sure if he is up to that effort two back but if he is he is the one to overcome 

2  Run Like a Million   not much since MSW debut 4 races back at GG......might need the AW.......but sure is working ultra sharp at SA of late.......2 consecutive 46 and change near bullet works spaced 6 days apart......stout trainer in Hollendorfer.......dangerous

1  K Thirty Eight   ran against a slightly dead rail and still wired the field......shot if avoids a speed duel with the 6 and the 8 horse 

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Ganesh   nice public work-out in his latest (one mile is way too short of a distance for him) which was his 1st in the good old U S of A and 1st out in over 7 months........rattled off 4 straight wins to finish 2014 in Argentina which included 2 grade 2's and a Grade 1.......should be all set for today's Grade 3 at the distance of 1 1/4 

1  Big John B   impressive since D'Amato took over the training duties 5 races back.......away for nearly 1/2 year but training like he is ready to rock and roll........retains Mike Smith for the 6th straight time........seems likely to be motoring late once again

2  Power Foot   consistently puts in a late run to some degree.....1 1/4 seems like a good fit......jock upgrade to Bejarano......not necessarily out of this

8  Abbey Vale   trainer has been hot with his grass stock.....hot rider/trainer combo.........sharp works since a nice layoff win.......needs very best

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Rockin Dorita   best set of works for a Kruljac 1st timer in many a moon......5 bullets works and for a filly Cal-bred.......tough post for a 1ster but still very dangerous in today's MSW debut

2  Awesome Luck   useful MSW debut.........significant 5F bullet work since (best of 48).......seems more than ready to strut her stuff in her 2nd lifetime race

8  Big Move   Mike Smith accepts a mount with a trainer who is not usually ready to win with MSW 1st timers......and good works......this one might be ready

3  Olympic Lady   debut way back in July fits quite well.......but V Garcia is poor stat wise off of long layoffs.....but lookout if he goes against the grain with this proven filly

10  Ain't She Pretty   bet fairly hard in MSW debut and ran a dull race........training better since.......big awakening isn't impossible especially since it is the Hollendorfer barn

5  Jean Edward   not impossible but will need best ever and especially at 6 1/2F where she tends to flatten come crunch time

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 8:10 am by richs · Permalink
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