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Santa Anita for Thursday 31 December 2015

Seems like a decent card at Santa Anita to finish off 2015. Be back with you on Friday to start off the new year........maybe a little bit fuzzy. It depends if my wife drives to our party engagement or if I do. 

Best of luck as always and thank you for being such good customers!


race 1    average clarity

7  Known Destiny   2 for 3 lifetime and seems like the most likely to grab the hot rider Gonzalez in the saddle to get that accomplished

5  Zorro's Storm   big wake up in last his 4th lifetime start seemingly out of nowhere.......might be the one to beat if builds upon the effort

3  Ready Cat   was compromised badly by the time he hit the back stretch as he checked some and blew the 1st turn......did well do snatch a very distance 2nd.......back to a sprint which he might handle better.......and logically drops some

6  Greyson and John


race 2    above average clarity

6  The Bench Rules   very impressive 1st ever at a route of ground in latest.........dueled is fast pace on a slightly dull rail..........likely would have crushed the field if he had competed on yesterday's rocket rail.......should be in the hunt from the get go .

2  Silver Spirit   all three lifetime dirt route races are quite trainer takes over and Karen Headley has put in some nice endurance works into her new shooter....should be a player

1  Itsgettinhotinhere   best of the off pace runners and gets a rider upgrade to Bejarano who has ridden him a couple of times in the past.....should be motoring late


race 3   below average clarity

4  I'm Zoning    Baltas is (4 3 1 0) to start the SA meeting.......a.m. work since Baltas claimed on 19 Nov is vastly improved......likely has the trump card for this three-year old gelding........we shall see

1  London Legacy   best at far at best when Bejarano rides........and drops.......should be a factor in the outcome

5  Comanche Rule  on the improve up North and his last effort at SA which was 3 races back on the dirt was a solid win.......seems as if he should be a player here


race 4    average clarity

1  Almost Reality   last three grass races fit decently in this spot.....and appears to be the controlling speed in the race.......will take the lead if given it or she is more than capable of stalking if need be......have to like the versatility

3  Lily Kai   seems to appreciate ample time between starts and Machowski shows patience and gives it to her........and Bejarano sticks with the filly......nice work regiment......seems ready to roll

8  Out Ofthe Ordinary   on the right end of the learning curve......and the cut back of 1/16th appears to be to her advantage.....rider/trainer have teamed up for 2 wins with their last 6 with 2 others hitting the board

5  Lucy De


race 5   average clarity

2  Carlsbad Mountain   stepped up and won in his last......smartly steps up a notch once again.......3 wins and a 2nd in 4 starts at the distance......should be on or near the front end of things

5  Noble Kent   gelding is in good form right now.......rider upgrade to Gonzalez who is 3 for his last 9 with 5 others in the money riding for Miyadi over the last 2 months.........last day as six-year-old might be a winning one

3  Muchos Besos   freshened up six-year-old should appreciate the 2 1/2 month break and the drop of one claiming notch.....surface is fine as is the distance......dangerous

1  Fort Cady


race 6    average clarity

6  Avanti Bello   strong win two back but then tossed a clunker in last........but.......reassuring work since hints he can rebound.....and his lifetime best by far was his lone dirt race at SA and it was a well disguised strong route effort.....should be a ton with a cleaner trip if he is up to that SA effort

8  Grazen Sky   11 for 12 in the money lifetime and loves the SA surface (4 2 2 0) rider/trainer combo (see comment on the 5 horse in race 5)......should be a major player

4  Captain Tim   consistent sort returns from N.Y. seemingly in good form.......might have considered higher if his only 2 two turn races weren't a little less than his 3 solid one turn routes

9  Got Even    


race 7   average clarity

7  Path of David   two-year old has been competitive in all 3 lifetime grass starts......and.......he made a strong move forward with the blinkers removed in last.......nice series of 4 works since.....same or better seems to be in the cards for this afternoon

6  Imperious One   bad post led to a wide trip in his U S of A debut.......beat 1/2 of a salty higher level 22 horse field two back in GB....better post......2nd out in USA......retains Bejarano ......plenty to like

11  AE   Tiz A Billy   away since Oct 12th........but extremely sharp in the a.m........nasty post but owns enough early speed to clear most or all by the 1st turn.....fits well if he does

10  Canada

9  Mr Notorious

 Long-shot consideration :   3  Bully Pulpit    came close to upsetting the apple cart in his lone turf race and it was at today's distance and at similar level as today......blinkers on and if the equipment does as intended he should have a shot to wire the field


race 8    average clarity

6  Xerxes   gelding has been rather unlucky when it comes to using his good early speed as he has only opened up a loose lead once despite displaying significant early speed.......looks like he can shake free today and with one tough speed jock up

9  Adair   very strong MC debut running wide and still snatching 2nd......good works since......repeat effort seems likely.......just needs a better trip and a visit to circle of joy seems very doable

4  Spirit World   on the improve with every start and has a shot to get the 1st shot at overtaking our top choice.....very dangerous if he progresses once again today

5  Captain Carchy   back to Baze who seems to get the most out of this gelding and his recent a.m. work is better.....believe ready for a good effort but needs to get over his tendency to hang in the stretch

2  Financial

1  What we doing


Posted on December 31, 2015 at 9:37 am by richs · Permalink
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