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Santa Anita for Sunday 3 April 2016

OK race card to finish up the week......be back with Thursday for the last week of the meeting.....then off of Los Al we go.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

6  Lady Cloud   working (seemingly out of nowhere) as if Victor Garcia might have discovered the trump card for his filly and drops.....has adequate breeding to get a route and handle the sod

5  If You Believe   Glatt claimed this filly in her debut which was decent and smartly puts her on the lawn which she should take to according to her pedigree.......and one of Glatt's best stats is 1st following a claim

3  Jeana Baby   Peter Miller went from chilly to hot......like the endurance building back to back decent 6F works at Slr......if this filly takes to the lawn she likely will sit close to the front and be able to save some ground......and with a strong grass rider in Prat in control

8  Holiday Starlet

 

race 2    above average clarity

2  Aikau   very solid debut for this gelding and for a trainer who despite not winning with 7 starters has sent out live runners........and he has teamed up with Bednar for 4 wins in their last 8 starts and the other 4 were in the money

4  Profound Visionary   five yr old gelding sure has been unlucky because he has caught some very fast heats......shoulldn't be the case today....cut back of 1/2 furlong appears to be a plus

3  What We Doing   big wake up in last....that effort would fit very well here.....but.....I am a touch leery he can repeat it as he was a vet scratch on 10 March.....ran on 20 March & 27 March and now tries to come back off of short rest.....yikes

 

race 3    below average clarity

3  Kristinite   has run some of her best races back in 30 days or less.......been away 29 days.....Spawr has had a very good meet.....Baze knows this mare well......all adds up to top billing

5  Abets Abet   toss out last.....bad position and no pace to close into.....claimed by the ever dangerous D'Amato......race 3 back fits........big step up but 7 lbs off with the capable bug boy up and good recent drills....might be feeling really good for the stout trainer to step her up so much......we shall see

2  Take It Easyplease   four yr old filly has been on an impressive roll with 3 wins and 5 2nd's in her last 8 races....so why 3rd pick?.......believe she is better suited to sprint races

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Montego Bay   vast improvement in latest (and somewhat hidden) and Drysdale steps his 7 yr old up a couple of notches.......step up seems more significant than normal as this fellow has run only 12 times and he is 7.......you can't waste races with him.....so......my guess is this gelding is feeling awfully good right now for Drysdale to move him up

1  Trbal Tribute   another stepping up following a troubled trip (ran 3rd right behind our top pick).....seems likely to get a nice mid pack ground saving position.....very reliable trainer with his grass stock in D'Amato

7  Lucky J Lane   talk about liking a turf distance.......4 for 5 at one mile......0 for 9 at other turf distances.....one mile here and back to Prat who was aboard the last time this Baltas runner hit paydirt.....very dangerous

3  Southern Freedom

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Que Chistoso   scratched out of a race yesterday for this spot and it seems like a good move as if he repeats his only dirt route race 2 back he stands out here.......cold rider/trainer team are overdue to pop

4  Cee the Preacher   scratched out of the same race yesterday as our top pick........has broken poorly in two of four lifetime starts....but when he breaks well he has shown some good early gas.......so.....if he breaks well here he can open up a good lead on the field.......and he owns OK pedigree to handle a route

5  Ace Deuce   drops and gets in light withe 7 lbs bug boy and in for 40K (2 lbs more off).......should be prominent from the get go and might get the front if our 2nd choice breaks poorly......dangeros

6  Keeping the Faith

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Adair   last fits fine at today's higher level and he might have exited his race feeling awfully well as he came across the wire with an easy hand ride and with a 10 length win.....and he has been able to work 4X since....trainer/rider 4 for their last 8 as a team.......coltshould be tough

1  Prince Valiant   on the right end of the learning curve and if he manages another forward move I made a mistake not making him my top pick-a-rooo

3  Woody's Folly   route runner cuts back to a sprint and if your going to make that move 7F is often a good fit........should be closing late for Spawr who is an incredible 42% win with his last 33 route to sprint.......that'll do

4  Dynamite Ride

 

race 7    average clarity

5  French Getaway   last 3 dirt races are par or better for today's level and his grass pedigree hints he might be  a turf "move up"......a ton if he is.....as I mention in race 5 ........cold rider/trainer team are overdue to pop....would by nice if they pop twice......as in cha-ching

3  Undeniable U   solid grass race to break his MSW in last.....and it was at today's distance of 9 furlongs.....sharp in the a.m. since....sure like that he is proven at 9 panels as many in here won't last the distance which is still taxing for many three yr old runners in early April

6  Beach Point   solid forward move to break his MSW 1st time running for D'Amato (what's new?) ......solid in the morning since.......pedigree is solid to the distance.....should be a major player

10  Arcature 

 

race 8    average clarity

5  China Girl Lover   a true marathon runner sure finishes up with vigor in the late stages .........1 1/2 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......has run well turf to dirt in the past which is the case here.....Van Dyke rides patiently  her well

1  Big John B   should have placed on top if he brings his "A game" .........and he might as this is Bejarano's only mount of the day.....very unusual to say the least.......danger city

7  Lieutenant Colonel   Bejarano gets off but Smith wants the mount......will look to get the lead or just off of it and slow things down.....no easy task with some other speed in the race

2  Class Leader

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Rhett's Image   blinkers off in last which was 1st out running for N French and was off of a 13 month hiatus from the game.....blinkers go back on today and that is a wise move as his debut 2 races back is very solid.......believe last was a tune-up and today is the full throttle go....we shall find out

10  Rocket Fuel   very impressive MSW debut.....repeat of the effort should make him a major factor in the outcome of this state bred MSW affair.......solid rider/trainer conbo....hard not to like

2  Worldwide   Ellis charge has hit the board in all three lifetime struts....he has been absent since August but he just worked  a telltale 112:1 hg bullet work 8 days ago......sure seems well-meant and ready for his return to the race wars

8  Easter Mom

 

race 10    average clarity

5  So Sweetiz    significant vault forward 1st on the SA hill......impressive work series since.....last with a decent rip will be tough and I feel as if we might see even more this afternoon

10  Queenofthepalace   very impressive late kick down the hill.....sharp improved recent drill......should be a major player in late stretch

4  Pearl De Vere   slightly short fig wise but a smooth runner on the hill.....and it is hard to argue with her record on it (5 3 2 0).....dangerous for sure especially as hot as Miller has been this week

8  Snow Cloud

9  Entrechat

1  Zip N Bayou

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 10:45 am by richs · Permalink
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