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Santa Anita for Friday 19 June 2015

Average card today. Let us call it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale. Saturday's at first glance appears to be better than average.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Awesome Luck   on the improve with every start and now catches the eye of Bejarano and his agent........decent shot at graduation today in start number four

6  Unstoppablepassion   horrid trip in MSW debut including sitting way too far back in a reasonably paced affair.......top three finishers in the race all came to win........major league rider change for the positive in lifetime start no. 2

5  Urloveneverfails   works sure seem good enough (esp. for a filly state-bred 1ster) to be ready at 1st asking in her MSW debut

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Midnight Lady    nicely improved since Canani claimed 3 races back....last is quite strong for the level......rider/trainer teamed up for a very impressive win yesterday

2  Addendum   on a rebound of sorts since the blinkers were taken off and especially so since switching to two turns.....should be a major player

6  Marla Hooch   very suspicious drop following a win in a protected race versus much tougher......but.........if she has remained in relatively good health she is the one to beat......toss a coin

 

race 3   below average clarity

5  Pippappy   tepid top pick.........good spot for a 1st timer with a decent work regiment as this appears to be a soft looking bunch

8  Senor Pegasus   runs best fresh and is he is 2 1/2 months "fresh" today.......and he responded to today's jock on his back the only time he was aboard

2  Irish Holiday    another 1ster showing promise and seemingly in a weak group

1  Secure Dividend   likely the best horse in this spot if he fires either of his last two races .......but trainer is cold of late......recent works are dull.......jock unreliable and has to deal with a tough post.......thus.....4th pick

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Shemp    significant jockey upgrade for a grass race especially considering the poor trip Quinonez gave this colt in his 2nd lifetime start.......1st at a route today but owns a pedigree that screams "route"

2  Commander King   all three lifetime grass races fit to some degree......a.m. work is improved.......good post.......might be sitting on lifetime best

6  Mister Blue   likely needed last......if so....... he surely can be player at toda's same level

7  It Is Living Water   seems to be better in grass sprints......but......Miller has improved him and this is the 1st time long for Miller

 

race 5   average clarity

3  Patron   stout trainer with 2-year-old runners so far in his young career.......just bought in April and paid $200K......big gate works of late......should be tough from the opening bell

7  Dalmore   good work tab for this Desormeaux 1st timer.....especially like the fact the colt has worked today's 5F distance 3 times.....doubt tires late.....also it is good to see 4 works out of the metal monster

5  Gunfire   another working up to snuff to possibly be ready for his MSW debut.....and.......Diodoro is on a rebound

6  Turulu   works are quite good for this 1st timer.....but the supporting cast (rider/trainer) are dismal with 1st timers

 

race 6    average clarity

9  Crusher    nice move forward 2nd out after a prolonged layoff in a race on June 5th at GG........was able to get in a work since.......good sign he is doing very well.....gets to carry 13 lbs less than the favorite

3  Persuasive Paul   best horse in the race for sure but assigned 129 lbs......for that he drops to our 2nd pick

7  Rush In   very consistent sort on the grass or fast rated dirt tracks.......should be able to get a good ground saving stalk position at least thru turn one 

10  Gab Power  seems at his best at today's one mile distance.....and that is somewhat hidden

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Sky Mega   2 for 2 at the distance and this Victor Garcia four-year old filly gets a nice rider change for today......Bejarano will be out to make it 3 for 3 at the distance

5  Honey Ride   believe she might be the best horse in the race but tends to run wide.....small field should help keep her from being all that wide.......so would a better ride by Baze

3  Gusto Dolce   last sure appears to be the gimme.....so.........we should see what this Arg import has this afternoon

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Tangelo   faced way too tough in latest........appreciates today's 1 1/8th distance and many in here won't........sharp reassuring recent a.m. work

1  Sidepocket Run   a solid (2 1 3) in last 7 races......seems to have really blossomed in 2015......1st at 1 /8th but owns a good pedigree for it

3  Wild Bella   on the improve and the nine grass furlongs seems within her range

7  Barbara Beatrice   1 for 1 on the sod......0 for 3 on the dirt............needs a forward today back on her preferred surface......not impossible to provide one

4  Stole a Kiss   one for one at the distance albeit versus easer......she is improving and will need even more today

6  Tiz a Classy Lass   consistent sort until her last when she tossed a clunker.......needs a rebound.....Mike Smith sticks around

 

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 10:13 am by richs · Permalink
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