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Santa Anita for Friday 9 October 2015

Don't miss out on the 53% savings by purchasing both days of the Breeders Cup at Keeneland on October 30th and 31st. That breaks down to be about $1.50 a race. Deal ends Columbus Day the 12th of October.

Sizzling hot temperatures for today. Beware: The surface at SA when the temps reach the upper 90's has made for a dull inside about 50% of the time over the last couple of years.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Midnight Lady   very strong efforts in last two endeavors vs. better....back to $8K where her last two wins occurred.....good history at today's distance

3  Mudge   solid wake-up in latest running a route for the 1st time in a long time.....shot in this spot if she builds upon her improvement in her latest......trainer is 30% with "claim repeaters" with the last 79

6  No Tricks for Jack   over her head in latest and the effort is better than appears in print......5 for 15 at today's distance

4  Atomicseventynine   one lifetime race in 6 lifetime starts fits........the other 5 races are poor......maybe a new trainer for today and a much needed drop can wake this filly up

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Blushing Angel    sure like the work regiment for this Baltas runner and 1st time at route with a given horse is right up the up and coming trainer's alley

1  Yana   usually rebounds following a clunker and her last was rather bad.......good works and the trainer is in go mode.......should be in the hunt from the get go

5  Never Ends   seems to be on a rebound of sorts and handled her 1st around two turns in her latest decently

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Sister of Mercy  back to the grass after giving the dirt to try.......turf race 2 back is solid and somewhat hidden by a wide trip......same claiming tag and same distance today.......which was run off of 54 days rest.....48 days rest today.......Graham/Gaines have been "live" so far

8  Abets Abet   blinkers on and much improved in the a.m.......and a switch in riders to one that likes to send.......likely to see this 1st time blinkers runner in the race from the get go......wake-up time

3  True History   approximately 1/2 of her turf efforts/figs fit fine here.......tough call if she's up for a strong effort today.......stout trainer in Ellis to get it out of her

6  L. A. Magic   might be able to shake free and open up a clear lead......and if she does........she....................might....................go......................all.......................the.......................way

 

race 4   average clarity

7  Classico   solid looking work tab for this Doug O'Neill two-year colt and he catches the eye of Bejarano and his agent.......seems meant and ready for his MC debut

6  Knight of Drama   on the improve both in final time and early speed...........the one to beat if he manages another forward move for the 3rd straight time

1  Two the Punch   good MSW debut......would have rated higher if he showed more then one work since his 18 Sept MSW debut

5  Ossetra    Baffert colt finished off his work regiment with 4 straight gate works........Baffert is cold but has a shot to get things jump started here

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Pearl de Vere   two 2nd's in two lifetime races down the SA hill turf course.....and both races are better than appear in print.......appreciates ample time between starts and gets it.......nice recnt drills

5  Aunty Pearl   won lone lifetime turf sprint in a 7F affair at Belmont......owns some good early foot.....should be in the race from the opening bell

8  Frandontjudge   dangerous late runner at this low of a level.......decent rider/trainer combination

4  An Unusual Group   deep closer might have a tall task as this race doesn't set too well for her running style.....but......1st out following a claim is a dangerous thing when Glatt is the trainer and especially when he convinces Bejarano and his agent to take the mount

 

race 6    below average clarity

1  Blackford   trainer is tough dropping a given horse when he was the beaten favorite in his last race........that is the case here.....and 1st time Bejarano.....rather sure Palma and company mean business here

6  Okaad   dropping from the sky......the kind I hate.......flip a coin when it comes to evaluating what is left of him physically

9  The Gold Monkey   44 to 1 shocker in latest in a one mile affair.......and the extra 1/16th for today seems like a plus.....1 fo 1 lifetime at 1 1/16th

5  A Colt Following (tie for 4th pick)   blinkers off and drops......a dangerous thing quite often for Bonde

7  Love de Car (tie for 4th pick)   Mulhall is at her most dangerous sprint-spring-route and that is the case here

 

race 7    below average clarity

( AE 9  Gusto Dolce has a shot if she draws into the field)

3  Del Mar Ann   big forward move in 2nd lifetime turf race and the effort is somewhat hidden with about 4L of trip trouble.........Nakatani wisely stays aboard shooting for a perfect 3 for 3 on the sod with this runner

4  Native Heart   likely needed last off of the 13 month hiatus......lone mount of the day for Mike Smith.......pedigree suggests the added distance will be a plus

5  Last Kiss   beat 14 of 17 foes in a Grade 1 in Argentina when last seen in December........so........ if she returns fully fit she is definitely the one to beat........but she might need this race.......tough call

1  Bottle Blonde    lifetime best on the grass in last on a step up of a couple of levels.....might feell really good for Hollendorfer to step her up once again

Long-shot consideration:   6  Shysheisnot   screaming out for longer and gets it today........likes to sit close and might have a chance to that today

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Twisted   bet hard in debut and ran only so so.........like the switch in riders to bug boy Ty Kennedy who is off to a good start at the SA meeting........sharp 46:2 drill put in at LA since his debut.....deserves another shot

5  Midnight Lien   nice wake-up in latest fresh off of the bench........solid near bullet drill at SA since........last fits.....more and she is likely the one to overcome

11  Canadian Exchange   just snatched up by Miller by way of the claiming box........last couple of races fit so if Miller improved the horse as he so often does this filly should be a major player here

1  Stellata   obvious MSW gimme to drop and go in 2nd lifetime start and with a jock change to Bejarano.....Eurton is off to a hot start at the meeting

6  Jazzed   last is much better than appears on paper as this three-year old filly ran wide on a rail biased day

10  Catalina Bonita   seems best at six panels (2 0 2 0) and gets it today.......still needs very best

 

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 10:44 am by richs · Permalink
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