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Santa Anita for Sunday 24 January 2015

Best card of the weekend and we didn't do too shabby yesterday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

6  Unapologetic   1st time in maiden claiming albeit in a high-priced maiden calmer.........Eurton has sure been on a very long streak of consistency as far as getting the job done is concerned and a large part of that is placing his horses where they belong....that's the case here and he legs up one of his go to jocks in Gutierrez

4  Two the Punch   laid up Kory Owens three-year old was on the improve before having to be put on the farm for in preparation for his return to the race wars indicate he is ready fresh.......should be in the mix from the get go

5  Jes Jaa   not much support at the windows in two lifetime MSW races.....hints at the sprint - sprint - route scenario is in place......that and the drop into maiden claiming for the 1st time suggest he  is well-meant today.....recent a.m. prowess supports the notion

2  Washington Road


race 2    average clarity

5  Olotta Shaken   strong improvement (1st long too) first out under the guidance of trainer George Papaprodromou in her last and the effort is disguised by a wide trip and a hard bump in the stretch drive........two decent reassuring works since......cut backs to a 6F sprint with endurance put in.......ready for best

4  Goldrushcat   last was poor.....debut was not.....likely wins if we see her debut but it is a tough call if we will......cut back of one furlong appears to help her case

6  Lucky Cherry   bad starts leaving the metal monster in both lifetime endeavors......see ya bug boy......hello journeyman jock.......fits just fine if her new jock gets out of the gate cleanly and she displays the same energy/effort as in her 1st two races

7  Icona


race 3    average clarity

6  Danzig Girl   SRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE    outside of one gap of 23 days in her work regiment this Hollendorfer 1st time starter seems like a has tossed two winners from 2 starters including a Stakes winner.......and I can see risking her for 75K as she went for 100K at sale....and she draws the meets top gun in Gonzo

7  Wife Approved   another 1ster with drills that hint she is meant and ready.......Proctor is better than average with MC 1st timers and his stock has been firing better than his record for the new meeting has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters including a Stakes winner

4  Ghostly   decent MSW debut for this Baffert 1st timer.....drops into this high-priced MC and switches jocks to his most used rider in Garcia.......and Baff has woken up in a big way following an uncharacteristically slow start at SA

5  Everqueen


race 4   average clarity

5  Imperious One   quite the wake 1st time blinkers in latest......ran wide up on a strong pace and still managed 2nd vs a good group.....solid recent 5/8ths drill since.......should be a ton with a better trip with the same effort/energy as his last

1  Arabian Legend  on the improve and almost ran as impressively as our top pick in the same race in his latest........very bad start and then displayed plenty of ability ........and he has never been a bad gate horse in the past..........only mount of the day for Stevens........trainer/rider have won their last two together as a team

2  Tusk   1st time running as a gelding and back to Mike Smith won owns the lone win for this gelding in his only mount on trainer Motion is cold but doubt will remain that way for long

3  It's The Ice


race 5   average clarity

2  Divina Comedia   career best and hidden by about 9L of trip and pace adjustment was run last Spring turf to dirt off of 24 days rest......turf in last and dirt today off of 25 days rest.........hmmm

6  Moyo Honey   not much early speed in this affair and this filly looks like the most likely leader which enhances her chances of a good outcome.......last sure looks like a gimme to come back at full throttle 1st time getting a shot at running off of short rest

1  Show Stealer   solid dirt route race albeit at Lrc in her last winning despite checking 1 early and then being caught wide........jock upgrade today.......not out of this by any means if she handles the SA dirt as well as she did over at Lrc


race 6   average clarity

2  Eric the Trojan   moved forward some in 2nd lifetime start but not enough to win a MSW race.........been away for 4 weeks but returns with a vastly improved work tab the kind that hints Miller has discovered something that this colt needs......1st at a route but owns a decent pedigree for one

4  Hoffenheim   very solid wake-up in 3rd lifetime start and 1st running a route of ground for this costly Baffert runneer.....that effort fits well here and if he moves forward...... I should have placed him of top

5  Bistraya   big awakening in latest 1st time wearing blinkers........very expensive La-bred owns a decent route pedigree.......away 8 weeks but the trainer has been building up his endurance with a series of 6F and 7F works (very impressive 7F work).....dangerous

7  One More Orman

Long-shot consideration:   1  Speed Chick   subtle wake up in last and the works since hint another improvement is forthcoming this afternoon in his 1st at a route......believe he will be sent early.......danger city with this "other" Baffert runner


race 7    average clarity

7  Coastline   ultra impressive 1st down the majestic SA hill grass course running 5 then 6 wide and still just missed winning a Grade 3 at 52 to 1 for D'Amato......won't be 52 to 1 today

9  Ocho Ocho Ocho   been waiting for this colt to attempt a run down the hill as his two lifetime sprint races on the dirt are very impressive and he has shown he can handle the turf routing.....last was a public work-out....full throttle go 2nd after the layoff today.....might sit in decent position about 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in the early stages

1  Rocket Heat   rather obvious here.....will try and kick free hang on and wire....right guy to accomplish the task at hand in Maldonado

6  Silentio

Long-shot consideration:   3  Cape Wolfe   sure got good last summer in Ireland before having to be laid up until now........and he shows up in the ever dangerous D'Amato barn for his 1st ever in the good old U S of A


race 8    average clarity

3  Red Stitch   so much at her best at SA......both lifetime races  on the SA dirt are very strong for today's level with her latest being hidden by 3 wide trip and having to check about 3L on the turn.......the other was a 7L win and it was run at today's 6F distance

5  Exactamente   earned a route turf adjusted for being wide fig that fits big here if she can duplicate it sprinting on the dirt today........believe there is about a 60/40 chance that she can in this excellent protected non-claiming spot for her to run in

7  Star of Munster   needs contact to the front end and believe that can occur here......and as she has an impressive record of (4 3 1 0) when she does

4  Yodeling Song


race 9    average clarity

4  Missy Mouse   seems to be on a rebound of sorts and Truman wisely steps this filly up a notch to keep the claiming vultures at bay ..........and she likes the SA hill (3 1 1 1) as well as Prat on her back (2 1 0 1)

2  Warren's Tricia R.   never trained any better to my knowledge and up for $25K today....last time she was risked for $25K she won by 4 1/4.....rather sure she is bringing her "A game" today

10  Intoxicating Move   not the best of trips in last or could have won down the hill at one level higher.....would have rated higher if the race had more speed in it to enhance her late run especially with the rail 30 ft out

9  Odisseia

8  On Golden Pond

7  Miss Gifted

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