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Santa Anita for Thursday June 4th 2015

Don't miss out on the best card (outside of Breeders Cup Day 2) that racing has to offer. Belmont has 6 Grade 1's, 2 Grade 2's, and a Grade 3 on a 13 race card.

Cost is $28.50 and the full card selections will be sent in your email about 6 pm central or earlier on Friday.

OK card at Santa Anita. I would rate it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale. Because of the early post on Saturday and the Belmont card starting so early selections for Santa Anita for Saturday will be posted sometime Friday evening and will include the Belmont Stakes.


Best of luck as always!

race 1    average clarity

6  Hide My Heart   bred for the grass but runs better on the suggest that this Sadler filly is ready fresh and she best be as it seems likely the claiming vultures will be circling overhead

1  Warren's Dixi Belle   her only "fast" (two of them and both par or better) conventional dirt races are her two best career races......retains top gun Bejarano

2  Flyin for a Livin    connections likely realize this filly dislikes the sod so the last is likely a gimme for today's drop and go on the main track


race 2    below average clarity

1  Missing Groom   best at today's distance (6 1 3 1) and especially so at SA where her two top lifetime races ( 13 March 15 & 26 June 14) were at one mile and at SA

2  Old Man Lake   so so run in latest 1st following the Becerra claim......but the trainer is much more dangerous statistically speaking 2nd out after a claim.......race two back is quite strong

6  Storm Comin Thru   appears to have legged up nicely off a turf sprint as she worked a fast (bullet) 5/8ths out of the gate at LA.....seems dangerous despite a weak record at SA on the dirt


race 3    average clarity

1  I Rock the Party   likely needed his latest off of an 8 week break as he just worked a very impressive 5F drill at Slr......last two races that he ran on the dirt at Tup fit well at today's level 

5  Antinanco   significant but semi-logical drop......we've seen this move by Robert Diodoro quite often end up with a visit to the winners circle  in the past

2  Pefiolo   last fits well......but I am a bit concerned that he has flattened out past one mile in the past albeit versus tougher

3  Pax Tecum    blinkers on and a much improved 6F drill.......seems likely to move forward what degree seems to be the ? mark


race 4    average clarity

4  Gravity Force   22 to 1 odds running 1st time in the Baltas barn  says the layoff run was the tune-up to drop and go today.......trainer is having the meeting of his life

3  Born to Serve   nowhere in MSW debut.....went off at 50 to 1......Spawr is 3 for his last 6 with 2 others on the board MSW to maiden claiming........another gimme/go scenario

7  Curly Road   cut back in distance and back to the dirt.......and back into maiden claiming.....rebound of sorts seems likely 

5  Prince of Prague   work tab for this 1st timer is improving.....might be peaking at the perfect time


race 5   average clarity

6  Miss Gridley   Miller baby failed as favorite in her MSW debut but did flash some stout early speed.....blinkers off for today to help keep her early speed at bay conditioner is likely to get her a.m. prowess out of her this afternoon

1  Wildcat Kelli   well-bred filly MSW 1st timer is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer who is at his best with two-year old fillies.....and the outstanding conditioner lures the meets top gun to ride 

3  Mint Juliet Taffy   decent MSW debut and today we get a major league rider upgrade.....dangerous if moves forward with a S Cal rider up instead of an Az rider up

5  Gomo   works seem quite solid and hint she can be in the mix here .......but....... mom has yet to toss a winner from 3 starters and the sire is brand new


race 6    average clarity

6  Kiss At Midnight   basically has run the same race in all 5 starts and those efforts are a few lengths short of par for what it usually takes to win this level of racing.....but.......most in here won't finish well at 7F but this filly it last man standing......make that last filly or mare standing

3  Blind Dreams   decent forward move in last the 1st out following the Pender claim......and the effort was at 7F.......that bodes well for today.......last might get the job done and if she moves in the desired direction she is likely the one to beat

1  Ivana Beat Yabad   best ever in latest on a race taken off the was her 1st ever on the dirt and the number produced would crush these......but she might be a need to lead type and there is an abundance of ES in here

2  Zuzu's Petals   capable of taking back a little and she best use that tactic here


race 7    average clarity

2  Texas Ryano    2 for 2 "fresh" and hasn't even hit the board in two other races when she wasn't.......excellent work regiment says her connections realize she is at her best off of layoffs......and she hasn't raced since mid July

1  Footstepsinbronze    (5 2 3 0) when Bejarano has been aboard.......and examining his running lines strongly suggests the one mile turf distance will be to his liking

8  Jules Journey   very solid (easily the best in the field) adjusted for running wide figs in last 3 grass races......outside 9 post today.......same jock up......time for a little clever riding......have my doubts we will see it

6  Street Maven   good history when Baze rides......and a good history at one mile on the grass (4 2 0 0)....... not out of this


race 8    average clarity

2  West Coast Storm   working exceptionally well seemingly out of nowhere for a filly maiden 20K........likely to get a nice ground saving trip on or near the lead.......trainer has been absent from the game but she was always quite reliable when she showed good works in the past

9  Ipray   sprint - sprint - route maneuver here and 1st time blinkers.......makes this D'Amato youngster a dangerous factor in this one mile affair.......and one strong rider/trainer combo......33% win and 78% in the money over the last two months 

4  Chicago Angel   (4 0 2 2) routes at Santa Anita..........last was decent and two reassuring works since

3  Not Tonight   improved in last and to the scene conditioner is off to a hot start

10  Chatterly Lady   trainer is dangerous sprint-sprint-route....would be rated higher if she had a better post

6 Christmas Mirage   best of the rest......highly doubt a winner



Posted on June 4, 2015 at 8:11 am by richs · Permalink
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