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Santa Anita for Saturday 23 January 2016

Average card today. Sunday's looks quite good.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

(AE 13  I'll Wrap It Up   has a shot if draws into the field)

6  Infinite Magic   seems to run his best with 7 to 10 weeks between starts and gets it.....solid a.m. work supports the notion.......Mullins is starting to heat up........1st on the hill is a question mark

10  Global Magician    fell off some in last but works since are improved.......and his two previous turf sprints fit ......somewhat likely to sit 2nd, 3rd or 4th behind the speed of the (# 3)

9  Gangman Guy   another who can sit about 2nd, 3rd or 4th........which likely will be a good spot in this affair.......much needed drop lower and recent a.m. work hints Hollendorfer means business

3  Mr. Sexy   speed type might be rated too low with the scratch of the other speed in the race


race 2    average clarity

3  Where's Bubba   what we want this afternoon is this gelding's effort 3 back where he earned a powerful adjusted for trouble Santucci fig losing about a dozen lengths in a fast heat.......did well to only get beat by 10L......likely back too quick in next off of such a big effort......didn't care for route in next.......Spawr's hot......rebound has a decent chance at occurring

1  Feynman   decent layoff effort in last the kind of run that if he makes a logical move forward 2nd out after a break he should be a major factor in the outcome of this rider/trainer combo the last couple of months

7  Blue Law    raw 10 lbs apprentice rider might be getting a great opportunity to jump-start her career with this drop down that has early speed........right where you want a new in loose on the lead

5  Captain Carchy


race 3    average clarity

6  Xerxes    four-year old gelding seems very sharp right now and has been well spotted to succeed this afternoon.........recent works hint he might be up to his lifetime best.........should be loose and tough to catch

1  Coyote Fly   laid up colt handled the dirt quite well in Peru in hurt in his lone 2015 race which was in a turf sprint at SA for Miller......shows up for O'Neill and his works hint all systems are go for his return to the dirt

9  Heavenly Haze   decent history sprinting without the blinkers on like today (5 1 3 0 1).......and he sure is training impressively for a low level trainer in Spawr

4  Kenjiislucky


race 4   average clarity

4  Basinca   the last couple of years O'Neill has improved his abilities to get a given runner (especially youngsters) to run well 1st time at a route on the turf........colt has shown he can run some on the dirt and he sure is training sharply for his 1st at a route and 1st on the turf which he is bred decently for......and draws a good grass rider in Prat

2  Silent Movies   almost wired the field in a grass route two back setting a reasonable pace........dueled in one nasty set of fractions in his last and predictably tired badly........dangerous speed for sure.........but fifth different rider in 5 starts........what's with that?

3  Tristan's Trilogy   blinkers gun stays trainer in Peter Miller.......rather sure this colt will take back.......and considering the rider/trainer.........take back successfully and be a factor in the stretch drive

11  Undeniable U

Long-shot consideration:   9  Dare to Believe   great name for a price shot......dull works last summer led to two dull efforts.......solid a.m. work preparing for his return to the race wars......and a major league rider upgrade and a trainer in Cassidy who has upset the apple cart many times in his career


race 5   below average clarity

10  Juansagain   claim back by Baltas who appears to have the trump card for this five-year old gelding as the works under the guidance of the trainer suggest a rebound to his race 2 back when Baltas was the trainer will occur today.....should be in the hunt from the get go

1  Tiz Dynamic   drops 15K below where Palma and friends claimed this fellow for.....very sharp a.m.......primed for a big run as the connections seem likely to kiss this claimer good-bye following the race

6  Prime Issue   plenty of cash earned following the claim by Hollendorfer in 2014.......only chump change earned 2015/16......connections drop to change that

4  Where Y'at Joe Joe   


race 6   average clarity

9  It Is Living Water   claim back by Miller who has had good success with this six-year-old gelding........gelding made a very impressive move forward in his latest in a route dirt race.......handles the hill grass course just fine

2  Wade   impressive going away at the wire MSW dirt win running wide up on the pace......1st on the lawn today but owns a decent pedigree to handle a turf trainer especially so with Gutierrez up who has done well on this fellow in all 3 of his mounts on him

4  Kristi's Copilot   both lifetime 5F sprints are better than appear in print........and this gelding should have plenty of endurance for his 1st on the hill coming off of a dirt route race

7  Mr. Count On Me


race 7    average clarity

8  Wolf Man Rocket   here's the comment for this Baffert runner on Dec 27th, "Baffert three-year old colt has done little wrong in 4 lifetime starts.........been away from the game since May but he fits well in this spot if this isn't a tune-up for bigger and better things down the road".......two bullet works since.....not a tune-up today 

6  Doyouknowsomething   stepped up in last and ran a strong solid time effort......and 2nd came back to since hint Avila has this fellow even better........significant step up again but I believe he is up for it

1  Avanti Bello   yet another who is very sharp in the a.m.......sure like the cut back of one furlong as when push comes to shove this O'Neill runner should have plenty of endurance to make things difficult for his competition

4  Silver Spirit

Long-shot consideration:   7  J Serino   so so in last but big race two back and the effort is much better than appears in print......and today we get a significant rider upgrade to the meets top gun who has teamed up with Casidy for many long-shot wins since arriving on the scene


race 8    below average clarity

6  Room for Me   8 for 16 on conventional dirt and she sure is tough when she gets a decent trip ........Jacobson has yet to do a thing in S Cal but this mare left the Big Apple in good form.....and this appears to be a weak group of locals for a Grade 2 affair

2  Ben's Duchess    seems best taking back but I'm not sure that will happen today in this affair without much speed.......still if she gets a slow pace I imagine she can win on the lead.....either way very dangerous here

3  Kiss At Midnight   3 wins and 3 2nd's on fast rated tracks since Richard Baltas claimed.........and her last is much better than appears in print.......definitely deserving a shot at the "big time" today in this prestigious Grade 2

5  Tara's Tango


race 9    below average clarity

9  Reliable Source   little support at the windows hinting this Miyadi runner wasn't all the cranked for his MSW debut and yet he showed plenty of ability in his stretch drive..........that came following a tardy start and winding up about 20L off the lead at one time.......rider upgrade and has worked an impressive 4 times since his debut 5 weeks ago

5  Hot Rodin   Mulhall 1ster sure seems wound up and ready to roll as her new shooter was able to work solidly with only 4 days and 3 days between his drills and the last two were gate works.....that shows he is very fit........healthy......and weell meant today

10 Tribal Fighter   another 1st timer showing that he is a runner if his a.m. prowess is worth a hoot.....and Baltas is one dangerous trainer these days with new stock

12   True Brilliance

8  Lymbyrd

2  Tough Emblem

Posted on January 23, 2016 at 10:04 am by richs · Permalink
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