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Santa Anita for Thursday 3 March 2016

Two months into the Santa Anita meeting and we are sitting on a profit of 14% with our top selection.

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race 1    average clarity

2  Kellianna Can Can   consistent sort takes a logical drop in claiming off of a race at double the claiming price where she broke slightly tardy and was bottled up on the turn.......better trip this afternoon has a decent chance of putting her in the winners circle

5  Pico Chick   won like a good thing in her latest with 1st time Bejarano on her back........only route endeavor is better than appears as she moved early into a solid pace and predictably tired late......she likely will sit back some as she did in her last thus saving something for the stretch

4  Chalking It Up   poorly placed in 1st two efforts following the claim......over her head and in sprints.......she is (3 1 2 0) in conventional dirt route races and finally gets one today


race 2    average clarity

3  Big Discovery   rather consistent racing at 1 mile or 1 1/16th mile on turf or dirt (7 0 4 2 1).....all three lifetime dirt routes are better than par for today's MC 50K level........retains the meets top gun.....trainer is quietly having a good SA meeting

4  Radio Silent   improving sort just put in a decent 6F work and did so only 5 days ago......likely feeling good to be able to bounce back in only 5 days to race.....does lose Bejarano to our top selection but Desormeaux will do

2  Run the Show   trainer is ice-cold but might jump-start things here with this five-year old who steps up in maiden claiming despite a 7 beaten lengths 4th place finish.......but she might be feeling great as she just popped a solid 5F bullet work at SA


race 3    average clarity

7  Goldrushcat   6 1/2 furlongs seems like it is as far as this filly wants to go......but.....she sure appears loose on the lead for the 1st time in her career thus enhancing her chances of hitting pay-dirt

4  Majestic Fantasy   both lifetime races were grass routes and were in MSW affairs........those efforts fit if of course this filly can handle the switch to the dirt and a sprint.......recent a.m. work on the SA dirt suggest she will

6  Charlie My Love   bet in debut to 4 to 1 but caught a very sloppy track and only ran so so.........might be a different story on a fast track today......double barrel action from Gallagher as he also trains our 2nd choice

5  Icona


race 4    average clarity

3  Pazmeifucan   consistent when racing on conventional dirt at today's distance........dropping two levels 1st out following the claim is always concerning but I like the 5/8ths 100:2 H work put in just 6 days ago......and the rider/trainer are 6 for their last 18 with 7 others hitting the board

1  Mahogany Run   lead type only seemingly has only one competitor to put away to grab the lead in the 7 horse......decent shot to go gate to wire if he can

2  Greeley Awesome   drop off of the layoff makes sense as he has some physical issues having made only 11 starts over the last 2 years........arguably his lifetime best was his lone race on the SA dirt.........such a deal

6  Luckbox Sam


race 5    average clarity

8  Mysterious Miracle   dirt MSW debut was this filly dueled in solid pace on the dull rail day having to break from the difficult 1 post in a 7F affair.....did well to only get beat by 8L.......bred well for the grass......gets a rider upgrade......and her trainer is red-hot with his grass stock

1  Dial a Date   nice MSW 5F grass debut at Del Mar back on 13 November........Gaines has snapped out of the doldrums......seems like a player in 2nd lifetime start

9  Lookinforadanger   moved forward in 2nd lifetime start.......moved forward 2nd out after a layoff on 5 2nd out after another layoff sure looks like a full-blown go today.......the fact Bejarano sticks around supports the notion

7  Spirit Of Ecstasy


race 6    average clarity

4  With Approval   both lifetime races are better than appear on paper.......1st at a route but owns a decent pedigree to handle one......has some substantial early speed......should be on or near the lead from the opening bell

9  Faithfully  nice 2nd in a very fast heat for the given day and level......would have been top choice if posts 9 and greater weren't 1 for 22 to date in dirt routes at SA......Bejarano sticks around

8  Makena   nice move forward 1st time on Lasix in last........bred fine to "go long" the way Van Dyke has been riding the last couple of weeks

1  Blackglama


race 7    below average clarity

4  China Girl Lover   a true marathon runner sure finishes up with vigor in the late stages .........1 1/4 miles appears to be the perfect fit and it won't be few quite a few in this affair......seems to be in peak form......decent shot to make it 3 straight wins

7  Tattenham   seems like a good claim by Jacobson who actually steps a runner-up instead of way down for a change......he might really like what he sees......and he gets his  S Cal go to guy to ride in Bejarano

6  Procurement   seems likely to get a nice stalk or mid pack ground saving position in what likely will be a reasonable doable pace......1 for 2 at the distance and the win was on the SA turf

3  A Red Tie Day


race 8   average clarity

9  Cordiality   last two efforts both at today's one mile decent fit very well here and his latest is disguised by about 8 to 9 lengths of trip trouble.....and we get a major league rider upgrade

1  Family Forever   was way way way way back in her mc debut which was on 26 Nov at today's one mile distance and she sure made up a ton of ground.....might sit much closer closer in mean a doable 15L instead of 25L like before........sure seems dangerous

10  Trinitys Turn   lifetime best and a fit here was run two back and was at today's one mile distance......if she manages to rebound to that race she should be very tough as she goes from a jock who seldom wins at SA to one the sits 2nd in the SA standings at the moment......such a deal

6  Edgy Girl

2  Branjammas Trio

3  Blazeinblairsden

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 6:41 am by richs · Permalink
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