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Santa Anita for Friday 22 May 2015

Post on Friday's is now 4 p.m. pacific.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Toomanytomatoes   placed a little over her head in last in what looked like a gimme of and go turf to dirt at today's significantly lower level........trainer is 13 of his last 39 (33%) dropping 2 or more levels

5  Midnight Lady   major league jock upgrade......seems like a good spot for her mid pack style.......Julio Canani has won with 42% of his last dozen 2nd out after the claim runners

3  Winninginfashion    down.......down.........down..........way down for race left in her.......who knows.......flip a coin

2  Addendum   last win sure fits here but it was produced off of short rest of 7 days.......away 4 weeks today and only shows one dull work.....on the positive side Carava is good with repeating claimers


race 2    average clarity

3  Carlos Dangerous   prolonged work series for this Jeff Bonde 1ster with copious drills that suggest his baby has some significant early speed.......should be a factor from the get go with a clean break.....good gate jock up 

8  Benash   not an easy post for this debut runner but the last 3 works at Slr suggest she has talent........and Sadler and company pretty much knew what they were getting as she was bought just 2 months ago

2  Ralis   mom has yet to toss a winner from two starters but that might change today as this ONeill 1ster seems meant and ready.....and fairly new sire Square Eddie appears to be a good one

1  Dubdubwatson    good MSW debut........would have rated higher if he had shown a maintenance work since 


race 3    average clarity

6  Warrenspoweroflove   all four lifetime sprints fit well at today's bottom mc level and she appears to be facing a weak bunch.....been away for 14 months but works hint she is ready.......and her best ever was her maiden debut which is the ultimate "fresh" race

1  Zeekid   decent maiden debut........the kind of run that one can build upon and tighten up enough to move forward and be a top contender in start number two

3  Dulcemia   0 for 25 but by far at her best at today's 5 1/2 distance.......weak group.......might be the kind of field an 0 for 25 maiden can find the winners circle 

8  Stunning Taste   weak figs but might find the front end making her more dangerous


race 4    average clarity

1  I Heart You   consistently puts in a late run.......her finish in the late stages sure fits here as many in this field have much staying power......positive rider change with the change in trainers following the claim 

8  Private Mania   like the switch back to Garcia (3 1 1 1) who gets the most out of this filly.......should be a factor from the get go

2  Grey Girl Gone   2 of 4 sprint races fit very solidly much so that if she didn't have such a suspect route pedigree she would be my top pick

7  Teasing Moment   best ever dirt race in last......and a rider upgrade today.....not out of this 


race 5   below average clarity

1  Ransom Canyon   six-year-old gelding appears to be in good form right now and he just put in his best work in quite some time.........and O'Neill runners for the most part have been firing on all cylinders 

6  Which Market   drops out of allowance racing (somewhat suspiciously) following two strong efforts that are disguised by not the best of trips.......better trip today with the same effort and........hello winners circle

2  My Jealous   toss out last as he is not really a one turn horse.....back to 2 turns and as the controlling speed in the race.....quite dangerous

8  Jomelo   needs best.....back to Bejarano should help get it out of him


race 6    average clarity

1  Papa Kade   gelding has won 3 of his last 5.......and possibly never trained any better..........3 for 5 at today's one mile distance.........relatively hot trainer in Doug O'Neill

6  Templar   might be a good claim of an improving three year old colt....has a good opportunity to get a nice ground saving stalk position at least thru turn one.....and that is 1/2 the battle

7  Afleet in Time   on the improve and retains Bejarano.......O'Neill might have double barrel action in the 1 an 7 horse

9  A Colt Following     needs effort two back and a creative ride from a difficult post at one mile on the dirt......fits as well anyone if he gets both


race 7    average clarity

2  Alexis Tangier   plenty of gas in this Stakes race can set this up nicely for this Mandella late running four-year old filly who is 3 for 4 on the sod and 2 for 2 down the majestic SA hill grass course

8  Home Journey   consistent sort mostly uses her high early speed to get the job done but has rated to win sprinting on the grass  in the past.....that comes in handy here in this race that likely will yield some nasty fractions

5  Birdlover   another speed horse that can rate a little if need be.........back to Smith who has been successful on the mare in the past

4  Camryn Kate   not impossible with very a.m. work


race 8    average clarity

9  Aaron Again   useful race in last off of the long hiatus from the game....appears to have benefitted greatly fron the run as his a.m. work since in markedly improved.......rider upgrade......should show much more this evening 2nd out after the layoff

7  Blame It On Tekela   two of his last four races fit well here and that includes his last.......trainer could use a win

1  Black Tie   nice wake-up with the blinkers taken off in last....fits fine if he builds on the race and can handle a route which he is bred OK for

6  Flexible   not impossible from far back.....trainer has been cold of late.....but he never is for very long

8  Sharpener   last looks like the gimme to drop and go this evening

5  Trash Talkin   morning-glory so far.......trains like a MSW runner....runs like a mdn20K  at best.......drops into one today

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