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Santa Anita for Monday 12 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 today Columbus Day the 12th of October.

Seems like a good card today. Let's call it a 7 of the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Picasso's Maddolin   very strong works for this Ron Ellis 1st solid as I can remember in quite some time.....believe all set to fire a strong MSW debut

3  Golden Atlantic   OK MSW debut on the turf at Dmr........flashed speed and stopped.......worked great on the dirt prior to his debut and continues to train sharply on it since since.......should have a shot at snatching the lead......very dangerous speed

5  Awesome Queen   very dangerous looking drills at GD for a new to the scene trainer......hard to ignore 58:2 Breezing


race 2    average clarity

8  Best in Class   last 4 of 5 sprint races fit......and her last race is disguised by dueling on a dull rail at Lrc.......and Peter Miller has been quite hot

5  Aunt Marie   on the improve of late and the cut back of one furlong sure appears to be a plus.......and Bejarano jumps on for today.....last two wins for this mare were with the Bejarano up

2  Sugar Spice   speed has been OK this weekend and here is the top speed in this race.......and it is hard to ignore her record on fast rated conventional dirt ( 8 4 4 0)

4  Lust for Life   claimed for 16K two races for 8K today.......get out time.....or.....claim me please......we shall see


race 3    above average clarity

7  Warren's Purrfect   improving sort and her last race is better than appears in print....and her works since her last are improved......another forward move seems to be in the cards

4  Bayonet   DQ'ed in last for today's level......trainer is firing on all cylinders........Mario Gutierrez will be out to make amends

6  Dancer's Kiss   sprint-sprint-route scenario here for this 3rd time starter......and a rider upgrade........not impossible

3  Katy's Plum   a touch short fig wise but should appreciate going an extra 1/2 furlong and some in here will not


race 4    above average clarity

6  Forest Chatter   4 for 4 down the majestic SA hill grass course.....0 for 5 anyway else.......seems likely to sit in a nice stalk position.......should be very tough

1  Ambitious Brew   should be tough as well as the hill seems the best place for him to compete (6 3 2 0).......and Marty Jones thrives with runners he sends down the hill over the years

3  K Thirty Eight   might be perceived as the horse not to worry about on the front end (hopefully the front is where his connections want him to be) .....if so he might have a chance upset the apple cart

2  Rock Me Baby    likely needs lifetime best.......doubt a winner......smaller piece of the purse pie is more doable


race 5    average clarity

6  Zuzu's Petals   nice improvement 1st out following the Koriner claim......and trainer has been firing on all cylinders the last couple of weeks.......and five year old seems best at SA......and this affair is seemingly a decent spot to be a closer

3  Soul Flyer   improving sort continues to train well.......but does have something to prove dealing with stout fractions as her last 2 efforts were pressing and leading two very slow-paced affairs.....but then again she is capable of rating

1  Rockin Dorita   cut back appears to be a plus for this speed type.........solid trainer/rider team these days in Kruljac and Nakatani

4  Temperature Runnin   might own the best early speed in the field and appears to be very sharp in the a.m. for Richie Baltas.......might be up for lifetime best


race 6    average clarity

1  Tiz a Billy   coped with nasty fractions in both lifetime one mile grass races and preformed well......cut back in distance should really help as his pedigree is better to handle a sprint

10  Collected   Baffert 1st time starter owns a very good grass pedigree and sure is training as if he is all set to rock and roll for Baffert and company

6  Gato Dulce   signs this race is a tune-up....but if that is incorrect lookout as he sure is bred to appreciate the green carpet

5  I'm Not Bullish   dull dirt debut....but he was bet some and Bejarano sticks has tossed 3 grass winners and Eurton is hot.......not impossible to vault forward 1st on the sod


race 7    average clarity

7  Juansagain   seems like a good claim of an improving four-year old for Baltas....and the a.m. work since the claim indicates the up and coming trainer has improved his new shooter some more

6  Zackos My Man   seems best 2nd out after layoffs and that is the case today.......and he worked an eye-popping 58:3H work at Slr and then followed that up with an endurance building 6F work.......dangerous and dangerous at a price for a small barn having a good year

9  Northern Iowa   talk about an overdue drop........earned less than $11K over the last two years.....time to stop the bleeding and cut the red ink

8  Heavenly Haze   very suspicious drop from Gaines and company who seldom gives anything away.......but definitely trouble if she breaks the mold today


race 8    average clarity

3  Chiropractor   overcame a wide trip to win in his latest.......race two back was even more impressive running 2nd despite a brutal trip........finally draws a good post for Van Dyke to work with......trainer seems to be in go mode.....should be tough

9  Aotearoa   good history 1 1/8th to 1 mile.....and that is the case this afternoon......and his last win came with blinkers back on (1 1/8th to 1 mile).....just like today

7  Jules Journey   seems sharp right now and likely to be in the mix late......does have to overcome a slight tendency to hang in the stretch

6  Patentar   improved some in last.......needs another move in the right direction again today........Bejarno sticks with the colt


race 9    average clarity

12  Wade   big awakening in last and it is somewhat disguised (wide up on a stout pace) and Bejarano jumps back on.......and Bajarano/Eurton have been deadly of is the only negative I can see

6  Our Smooth Indian   1st time gelding for 2nd lifetime start and the drills sure hint the ultimate equipment change has done a world of good.....and D'Amato had a big day yesterday

13  Where Was Eddie  1 for 29 for posts 9 thru 12 so far at the SA meeting doesn't bode well for this Cecil colt but he sure owns plenty of early speed and a competent rider to clear many and maybe all.......somebody needs to tell the talking heads, riders, and trainers who act like the 1 & 2 posts are the kiss of death that 1/3rd of all sprint wins so far have been out of the first two posts. (I firmly believe the fear of the one post in sprints is so great that about 15 to 20% of those who are assigned the 1 post are "not very live" in........ a given barn is willing to fight another day. 

7  The Bench Rules   gimme in debut.......stout a.m. work since.......go today for this Ellis 2nd time starter.....and Ellis is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters

10  I'm a Keeper Too   decent drills and Stevens lands on a Jerry Fanning 1ster........hmmmm

2  Sunday Drums   big awakening in last.........needs to build on the effort

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 10:18 am by richs · Permalink
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