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Santa Anita for Sunday 15 May 2016

Fairly decent card today. Rate it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Tyrat   heavy odds on favorite in MSW debut......ran better than par but it was only good enough for 2nd......stands out here vs. some weak competition.....and doesn't face any 1st timers......odds on favorite again

5  Sugary   so so debut but Marty Jones is better with 2nd time starters........likely moving forward but she best move forward by quite a bit to beat our top selection

4  Rockport Babe   decent works prior to her MSW debut......caught slop and ran so so.....drills since are even better......1st time racing on a fast track.......could be interesting

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Desert Dynamo   scratched out of a sprint race yesterday for this race.........liked him in that race and obviously like him here......needed his last and gets an excellent spot to utilize his speed.....good history on the SA dirt (4 2 1 0)

2  Win the Space   runs well fresh and he is fresh today......only race at today's 1 1/16th distance was a 4 1/4L going away at the wire win.....and it was at SA

1  Doyouknowsomething   improving sort.....but......connections got a little too ambitious in his last......back where belongs......has a shot but definitely 3rd choice

 

race 3    average clarity

8 Mischievous Bull   last two races fit and the kick up in claiming indicates things are going well for this O'Neill three-year old......and never any sharper in the a.m.

3  Beaumarchais   on the improve with the last endeavor somewhat hidden by a 3 wide trip up on an honest pace.....last might do the trick with a better trip and if he manges another forward move he has as good a shot as anyone in the field

6  Jes Jas   better when fresh......2 1/2 months fresh today........and he seems to better working better now than he ever has in the past......dangerous

5  Adir

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Lindante   handles the SA hill grass course quite well and man did he just drill a strong 4F drill seemingly out of thin air......big wake-up seems likely....to what degree is the ? mark

4  Uncle Chato   nice MSW win down the hill the 1st time this gelding was taken off the pace some.......plenty of time off to recover and nice preparatory a.m. work......same rider so my guess is he will wisely take back again........like his chances more if he does

3  Silver Summer  speed type has the speed and the right guy for the job with Maldonado up........he does have other speed to contend with thus placed in the 3rd slot as he might fade if things heat up badly early

5  Seedsandstemsagain

 

race 5    average clarity

9  Ain't Misbehavin   drops back down where this claimer belongs......and an eye-opening recent drill.......and back to Gonzo who by far has had the best success with this four-year old (3 2 1 0)

6  Tripski   like his lone lifetime race at 6 1/2F back in March at SA and at today's lowly level......decent rider/trainer combo in Pena/Miller

10  Biltmore Boogie   laid up 9 months following a disappointing run 1st after the Avila claim.....drops to the bottom today.....trainer's stock has been firing of late......gelding is trouble here if he is back in decent physical condition......tough call 

8  Senator Bob   

 

race 6    below average clarity

3  China Girl Lover   strong stretch runner seems best on the grass and in races at 1 1/8th or 1 1/4 mile.........1 1/8th on the sod today and with regular rider Van Dyke up.....has to slip off of form not to be a major player today

4  Tribal Tribute   others in the field in the early stages of this race seem clearly slower or faster which gives this seven-year old a great opportunity to sit alone nice and relaxed about 3rd.......and he is trained by the ever dangerous (especially with his grass stock) Phil D'Amato the D'A

7  Bourbon Soul   facing tougher today but he sure has done little wrong to date when competing on firm turf (4 2 0 2).....not out of this

5  Hobbits Hero

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Armored Car   8 route races to start his career......finally gave a sprint a try in start number 9......and bingo he finally breaks his maiden........and he runs the best effort/fig of his career......steps up but if he repeaats his last he should be a ton for O'Neill and company

7  Ultra Sharp   has been facing tougher in his last couple since graduating........last two races on the main track like our top choice fits awfully well here.......good effort turf to dirt in the past......same scenario today

6  Anthonysgotgame   rider upgrade especially for a horse with some early speed........seems likely to be on or close to the lead......1 for 2 at seven furlongs......dangerous

5  Boone Docks

 

race 8    above average clarity

7  Lucky Folie   2 for 2 on the main track and both endeavors peg her as the one to beat.....as does her eye-popping 1:10 flat 6F drill one week ago .....easy to put as top choice

3  Forever Darling   2 for 2 sprinting at Santa Anita and both races were only a 1/16th shorter than today........only Graded race winner in the field and it was a Grade 2.......stout rider/trainer combo

4  Everqueen   2 for 2 since taking the blinkers off winning by 4 3/4L & 2 1/2L........more than deserving at a shot in a Stakes race

8  Bellamentary

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Candy Ginovesa   good one mile grass race on 22 Jan......then she stalked some nasty fractions and rightfully cashed it in an 1 1/8th turf race.......very solid work regiment since her last a dirt race....toss out the dirt as she is not much on dirt....back to the grass and ready to roll.....should get a nice ground saving up close trip and at a nice price

2  Lynee's Legacy   better with Lasix ........better with firm turf.......better with the blinkers on.......gets all three today.......and she is training markedly better these days......seems likely to fire a strong effort and like our top choice at a handsome price

12  Tinderella   on the improve with her last race being the strongest race of anyone in the field.......but she is 3rd choice because of having to cope with one nasty post.....still......danger city here

5  Dynamic Mizzes K

6  Angel On Point

9  Exuberante

 

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 8:31 am by richs · Permalink
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