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Santa Anita for Friday 16 October 2015

Look for quite the bargain (for a few days only) next week for full card selections for day two only of the Breeders Cup at Keeneland on 31 October at a 30% discount or a cost of $24.50. That breaks down to less than $2 a race.

Decent card today. Let's call it a 6.5 on the 1 to 10 scale. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

1  Inside Scoop   N Cal invader has been on quite a roll when placed in sprints (dirt or AW)........4 wins - 2 2nd's - 1 3rd in last 7 starts......very sharp preparation in the a.m.

2  Frisco   another who invades from N Cal.........trainer is tough turf to dirt and that is the case here.......and his four-year old filly appears to have the best early sped in the field......meets leading rider gets the call


race 2    average clarity

6  Class Divine   last isn't too bad but what we want is her effort 3 back where she stalked and then pressed a solid pace while wide......recent works are vastly improved.....race 3 back seems doable

4  Luvuryan   obviously a bad claim by D'Amato and company........but.......enough time off to recover and compete at today's significantly lower level.....jock upgrade

2  Watdifrenzdzitmake   last fits and is better than appears in print.....rider knows well having been up for all 9 career starts


race 3    average clarity

8  Agornomy   expensive 1st time starter is showing both solid speed and endurance in the a.m......sure seems extremely well prepared for his MSW debut for Sadler and company

6  Tristan's Trilogy   MSW debut isn't as poor as appears in print for this nicely bred colt.......and the works since are improved........good grass pedigree........and Miller is more dangerous with 2nd time starters

5  Trust Your Gut   might be a good claim by Glatt.......decent debut in a high-priced maiden claimer on the dirt......and she likely will handle the grass with a pedigree that is quite a bit better than average for it........and he returns as a 1st time gelding

10  Frank Conversation   18 to 1 in MSW (dirt) debut says does his has tossed 2 turf winners from 3 starters.....stout rider/trainer/owner combo.......dangerous


race 4   average clarity

4  Lily Pod   after two strong MSW races to start career she tailed off some in her 3rd.....plenty of time off to recover and with a work regiment that hints she is back in top form.....rebound city

5  Bamboche    weak record for the trainer with 1st time starters but this well-bred filly is training too well to ignore......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters

1  So Sweetitiz   MSW debut sure fits.......was bet hard though which leads me to believe there isn't much upside today especially considering her works since aren't so hot.......but then again Bejarano sticks around


race 5   above  average clarity


3  One of the Greats   had a shot to win his MSW debut at Dmr in a 5F turf  race but was pushed out on the turn.......seems highly likely to be a factor in this affair unless he dislikes the hill

6  Sleepwalker   on the improve with every start and his latest was on the grass.......should be a player if of course the hill does upset him

7  El Gran Turismo   hard to be bred any better than this colt for the tab hints that this is a needed race......but lookout if it isn't as mom won many high level races down the hill and she has tossed multiple winners down the hill


race 6    above average clarity

3  Enduring Erin   best on conventional dirt and wisely placed on the dirt once again today.......last two races sure fit solidly as does her rider who has a good history when he has been up

4  Light Striker   sure fits if she brings her "A game".......difficult to tell if she will today but definitely seems like a "must use" sort

6  Kristinite   dangerous gate to wire type and with a jockey in T C Baze who knows how to steal a given race


race 7   average clarity

6  Chaulk O Lattey   filly has never missed the board on the grass in 6 lifetime starts......and seems best on the SA grass.....and best at one mile........Bejarano sticks around.......such a deal

2  Rattataptap   filly handles any surface and owns 2 wins and a 2nd in 3 lifetime races that weren't Stakes races......not a Stakes today

4  Gusto Dolce   wide trip in latest or would have won at today's nw2 alw level......1st time Stevens today and that is a dangerous thing when the trainer is R Mandella


race 8    average clarity

2  Hopesky   SCRATCHED OUT

7  Third Division   solid wake-up in last in 3rd lifetime start and 1st sprinting.....back in short rest and with a work since his improved last......likely feeling good

6  Silver Summer   drops out of MSW racing......owns solid early speed....dangerous gate to wire sort especially with 1st time blinkers to help him hold his focus

3  Black Tie 'n Tails  SCRATCHED OUT

5  Chromium   competitive but tends to flatten some.....needs to get over the lack of finish......not impossible but definitely 5th pick

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 11:00 am by richs · Permalink
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