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Santa Anita for Friday 8 January 2016

Seems like an average card today. Let's call it it a dead in the mid-range 5.5 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Octofy   blinkers on and an improved recent work.....1st attempting a route of ground but appears to have the best early gas.......gate to wire shot here

6  Chalking It Up   both lifetime conventional dirt races fit well here at today's level........well spotted to be successful

3  Mended   solid move forward in 2nd lifetime race to gradute......that effort was off of only 7 days rest......last race fits but this time she needs to produce it off 43 days rest 

 

race 2   average clarity

1  Goldrushcat   solid MC debut......hidden to some degree as she had a short lead on a dull rail at Lrc.......good rail at SA yesterday

5  Swag Money   good forward move in 2nd lifetime start beating 1/2 the field of 10 despite a 5 wide trip.........Talamo will be out to make amends

2  Truly Years   Harty owns a weak history with debuting maiden claimers but the works sure hint he is ready with this youngster .......and.......gets the services of the red-hot Santiago Gonzalez to ride

7  Lucky Cherry

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Midnight Hawk   3 for 3 lifetime at one mile.........impressive prolonged work tab ......Baffert is cold but you know that will change any day and maybe right here

3  Cyrus Alexander   facing markedly tougher today than those he conquered in his last......but.......with a logical move forward 2nd out after the layoff........he should be a player with the big boys

4  Solid Wager   hard trying sort does his best running on the SA dirt.....best of the off pace runners in this field of 6......should be motoring late

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Tyrst   best set of drills for a Mandella 1st time starter in many a moon.......and mom has been something special tossing 7 winners from 7 starters 4 of which were Stakes winners

4  Black Beauty   seems like about a 50/50 chance that this filly can get loose.......sharp recent 5F work hints she is doing well........how is speed doing today to this point?........and did well yesterday

5  Fugacious Dancer   broke 4 slow leaving the metal monster way back in May in her MSW debut.......showed she can run some after the bad beginning......off since working like she is ready and ready with some ES.....needs to break better......but.......no gate works.....perplexing to me

6  Rockport Dancer

 

race 5   average clarity

6  Flowinwiththebreez   on the right end of the learning curve and well placed to succeeed........nice series of 4 works since graduating on the 27th November......solid rider/trainer combo the last couple of months

5  Summer Veil   very solid sprint speed as compared to her two turn speed.........rather unusual.....might be speed of the speed today and if she is..........she..............might..................go....................all...................the..................way

8  Kelbaker    got away with murder in her latest.......as in one very soft paced loose lead.......but might feel awfully good running off of such a seemingly stress free race

1  Unusual Storm

 

race 6    below average clarity

4  Filly On Fire   four-year old filly just popped her lifetime best in her latest and her a.m. prowess since says she has remained sharp.......lone mount of the day for Blanc but it appears to be a good one

1  Sweetrayofsunshine    impressive confident 3 wide hand ride to win her latest......Spawr is hot right now and he likely appreciates what he sees in this seven-year old mare to wheel her back in short rest and step her up a claiming notch

6  Privileged One   in and out sort needs to break the pattern today but if she does her top efforts look awfully solid here......and a dangerous trainer/rider team at the controls

3  Sky Forever

 

race 7    average clarity

6  Annie's Curls   on the improve and appreciates ample time between starts and Mulhall shows patience and gives it ti her.......Smith wants the mount once again......filly is the most likely leader down the back stretch.......that is a dangerous scenario with Smith in the saddle

2  Right There   lifetime best and a very strong adjusted for trouble figure was her lone route race at SA run 2 back.........veered out a little from her outer-most post at the start - was rank on the run-up - bore out on turn 1........impressive to run 3rd beaten 14L in a Grade 1 won by the top young filly in the world in Songbird

4  Mokat   on the right end of the learning curve and continues to train as if her development can continue....... if of course she handles a route dirt race as well as she does a route turf race

7  Jade Princess

 

race 8   average clarity

6  Secret Chords   obvious physical problems as she was a voided claim in her last......but she has had time to recover and appears to be loose on the lead in this spot.......Truman is stellar 3rd out after a long layoff and with beaten favorites......both are the case today

1  Mad Mango    last was dull but her MC debut 2 back was not.....claimed by the red-hot D'Amato and he wisely puts Maldonado up who rode her in her debut......seems likely to stalk the lead saving ground or possibly even getting the lead

7  Sweeter Thancandy   long overdue drop into low-level maiden (mdn 30K) claiming led to a solid better than par performance...... and today she is for maiden 20K and draws Bejarano for the 1st time

3  Lizzy Marini

10  Jazzed

9  Dancer's Kiss

 

 

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