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Santa Anita for Friday 15 January 2016

So so card today. Let us call it a 5 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Gone to Bali   Mullins seems to be snapping out of the doldrums and that is a dangerous thing........solid 1st ever at a route in last for this filly......two sharp 5F works since.....same or better seem likely today

6  Kellianne Can Can   a little short fig wise but sure has been consistent since switching to Gutierrez.........continues to train like a happy healthy individual....should be motoring late

2  Room On the Broom  SCRATCHED OUT  done little wrong in 3 lifetime races.....just claimed by Dollase who is often at his best 1st following a claim.......dangerous for sure


race 2    below average clarity

3  Pearl de Vere   steps up multiple levels but into a weak looking group......and she owns 2 wins and 2 seconds in 4 races down the majestic SA hill grass course

1  Codacious   powerful bad trip dirt win in last.....handles the sod OK.....has regressed following "big efforts" in the past.......needs to break the trend today..........can have a solid shot here if she does

4  Not Too Shiny   short fig/effort wise of late but might grab the front end and with the 5 lbs bug up........dangerous front runner

7  Stealth Drone


race 3   average clarity

4  Smooth Talker   race is loaded with early speed his late running style should enhance his should Van Dyke riding as he is (4 3 1 0) the last 4 times he has aboard this O'Nell runner

2  Fast Magoo   seems like the speed of the speed but at what cost......but than again the inside and speed were king yesterday

7  Sugar Spice    another with some significant early gas but maybe not quite as much as our 2nd selection........jock might attempt to rate (no easy task)......that might be wise here

3  Desert Madam


race 4    average clarity

6  Family Forever   SCRATCHED OUT  hard not to like this 2nd time starter who was oh so impressive as she closed extremely well from very far back to grab 3rd at 17 to 1 (in only a 7 horse field) hinting she needed the race.....improved quicker drills since.....seems highly likely to sit closer and move forward today

5  Blue Chat   drops to the lowest level of her career and fits just fine here if she can repeat her lone dirt route endeavor which was run off of 66 days rest.......57 days rest this time around will do

8  Cordially   handled her 1st ever route nicely and shows a reassuring 4F work since........does lose the bug boy who seems to get the most out of this filly......or...... might have placed higher

4  Vronsky's Devka


race 5    below average clarity

4  Caldera   very capable East coast trainer David Jacobson sure has struggled so far at SA but might get the ball rolling here with this grass cutter that he has improved since claiming.....and.....there are signs that this colt wants firm turf......welcome to S Cal

8  Shortstormcoming   two straight tough turf route trips in a row........solid in the a.m. since.......step up out of mdn claiming is a good sign.........should be forwardly placed.......and ........with the rails at 30 ft and Maldondo up that should be a plus

5  Dylan Ward   consistent and trained by a guy who sure gets the most out of his grass route runners.......most likely to hit the board but not to win as he needs to get over his tendency to hang......1st time gelding for today might help

7  Big Discovery


race 6    average clarity

7  Basmati   voided claim two races back so the step up to $50K following a win at $32K seems like a sign of improved health.....should be in the hunt from the opening bell.......(6 2 2 1) at the distance

1  Fooled Again   brutal trip in last and still managed 2nd.....very consistent in sprints (4 2 1 0 1).....should be a player

9  Where Y'at Joe Joe   very good history back in short rest....gimme in a protected race in latest....back quick today......hmmmm

2  Seeking the Sherif


race 7    average clarity

10  Corps de Ballet    bit too ambitious in her two starts following a 5L MSW breaking win........back where she fits as in an alw. race for her 4th start and back to the SA hill where she graduated......should be tough if she has managed to hold form

4  Jeremy's Legacy   nice win 1st out in the good old U S of A two races back with Raffy up........that race came off 3 months rest.........faltered in her 2nd USA ( without Raffy) start but tried to compete off of only 7 days rest.......hardly ever a wise move.........gets to run off of 7 weeks rest today and Bejarano back aboard..........rebound city

8  Spicy Blonde   invader from Florida has plenty of turf early speed and one of the better turf sprint trainers around in Wesley Ward.......should be in the hunt from the get go

2  Swift Lady 


race 8    average clarity

10  Media Melee   last is hidden in that this O'Neill three-year old had a short lead in decent pace on a dull rail......drops two levels today and he has been gelded since his last......should be in the race from the opening bell

6  The Silent One   only mount of the day for Quinonez who is riding markedly better and it shows in his record at the meeting (19 3 5 1)......1st timer is training as if he is has had good success so far tossing 2 winners fro 2 starters

4  Passau   3rd out after a layoff is a strong stat for Desormeaux as is route to sprint.....drop of a couple of MC notches doesn't hurt either

3  Soap Box

9  Que Chistoso

1  Gone With It



Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:40 am by richs · Permalink
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