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Santa Anita for Friday 13 May 2016

Average card at best this afternoon. Be back with you Saturday for an 11 race card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Dial a Date   if this filly has remained in good health (and she is working as if it has) she should be tough here from the opening bell......but Gaines tends to give little away.......and her MSW to maiden claiming stat supports this.....a dismal 1 for her last 25 win.....time to break the mold hopefully

9  Mariota  on the improve and now takes that ever dangerous drop out of MSW racing to maiden claiming......should be factor in the outcome of this race

3  C W Road   rider got off to ride our 2nd choice once she drew into the field......but .....still there is some "wake-up" potential here as this filly finally gets a shot on the sod which likely is a positive as both of her siblings won on it

8  Lady Cloud


race 2    average clarity

6  Bourque   decent work series for this O'Neill 1ster who was just purchased in March so the connections had a good idea of what they were getting.......don't believe this colt is anything special but I have the same feeling about the field.....and her works hint she has early speed

2  High Class Taste   Tup invader likely will need to build upon his 2nd place finish in his MSW debut as the final time was nothing special......believe he fits here if he does

1  Ninelives   Brocklebank had a winner with a 2-year-old 1st timer last week with only 3 works maybe he can pull this off with only 2 works showing......same rider that rode that winner (who showed early speed) is up as well for today's race

3  Evolve


race 3    average clarity

2  All the Market   brutal trip provided by Mr Smith in this three-year old colt's MSW debut which was down the hill.....broke 3 slow and ran wide doing well to only be beat 5L......decent series of 3 works since.......decent pedigree for a route......Smith will be out to make amends with his only mount of the day

5  Curlin Road   on the improve with each and every start and his latest forward move is somewhat hidden........1st on the lawn today but owns a pedigree that should handle it......cut back of a furlong appears to be a plus

7  Pappou   tossed her head around at the start in his latest and then settled down nicely and was manageable away that........impressive a.m. work since......Van Dyke will need to be clever from the 7 post with the rail out 30 feet as the turn comes up awfully quick

4  Atypique


race 4    average clarity

5  Desert Express   definitely on the right end of the learning curve......2 for 2 when today's jock T C Baze is up......but what really catches my eye is his blistering 46 flat work on 30 April which was the best of 60

6  Born to Serve   lead type only often is able to get loose when he is in a route race.....but can he manage a loose lead in a 6 1/2 furlong sprint.....right guy for the job in Maldonado

7  Top Drawer   trainer has been on a roll and he shows patience with this gelding waiting the another 16nw3 claimer to come up.......retains Bejarano.....has put in an impressive 5 works since his last race on March 27th.....all systems go

3  Chromium


race 5    above average clarity

2  Big Move   2 easy wins and 1 beaten by a head 2nd in 3 races down the majestic SA hill turf course......both wins are with today's rider Bejarano up.........away since mid March but training great........would be surprised if this filly doesn't fire another strong hill effort

4  Hundi    decent grass sprinter since going on Lasix just fired her lifetime best since arriving in the good old U S of A .......ran wide from a difficult 12 post and still managed 2nd......earned a nice adjusted for trouble Santucci fig.....much better post and a significantly smaller field for Quinonez to deal with this time around.....seems like a major player

5  Our First Girl   dangerous early speed.....likely will need to slow things down which might be a tough task with our top choice breathing down his neck


race 6    below average clarity

8  Captain Akers   rider upgrade following the bug boy getting himself disqualified to 2nd spoiling graduation day......Maldonado should have this maiden forwardly place from the get go

6  Bistro Lights   race 3 back 1st out following the Pederson claim fits two endeavors do not.....8 weeks off to right the what degree is the ? mark

7  Lucky Tommy   useful maiden debut for this Koriner runner and the trainer is much more dangerous with 2nd timers....and he is also dangerous with multi-level drops

3  Regal Reign


race 7    below average clarity

2  Ultimate Luck   vastly improved runner since switching to route racing and removing the my notes I noted what a rider upgrade could do for this fellow......presto......rider upgrade for today

8  Prime Issue   might be speed of the speed here and likely will need to use it to get decent position by the 1st turn......he has won stalking the he does have some versatility which might come in handy in this affair with quite a bit of early speed

6  Atascadero   bred well to take to his 1st route race.....and he is a late runner in a field with ample gas to aid his running style

1  Sam Slick


race 8    average clarity

5  Vanlose Stairway   very consistent down the SA hill grass course.....big race down the hill in last running wide at one level higher and running 2nd.......that race was run off of 45 days rest........43 days rest today.....same rider up

2  Doodetta   Miller is 8 for his last 15 dropping 1st out following a claim......this gal was claimed for for 40K today.........she likes the hill......she likes Bejarano on her back.....should be a major player

1  Shysheisnot   blinkers on in last and it led to a route turf win......and her early speed was enhanced......might take to the hill with speed and have the endurance to stick around coming off 7 straight turf routes

6  Pearl de Vere

3  Miss Bliss

9  Pica 




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