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Santa Anita for Saturday 21 May 2016

A few folks have been confused about our 2016 racing calendar so I am posting it here.

Take note of the days that our publication will not be available in 2016. A total of 12 days which is on par with past years but more spread out.

Santa Anita

12/26/15 - 4/10/16  

5/4/16 - 7/12/16   (no publication available May 26th to May 30th)

9/29/16 - 11/6/16  (no publication available the 9th and 10th of Oct.) 

Los Alamitos:

4/14/16 - 5/1/16  (no publication available April 15th)

9/8/16 - 9/25/16   (no publication available Sept. 15th to Sept. 18th)

12/8/16 - 12/18/16

Del Mar:  

7/15/16 - 9/05/16  (no publication available 1 Sept. 16)

11/11/16 - 12/4/16


Best of luck as always!

race 1   below average clarity

4  La Premiere Etolle   bred inside out for the grass and the connections know last on the dirt was a gimme where she flashed speed and stopped.......full throttle go today on the sod

6  Warm Endowment   needed layoff last and that effort should set her up nicely for her 1st ever on the grass which she sure is bred to handle........very sharp in the a.m. since her layoff last......should make a good account of herself if she does take to the sod

3  Hijiki    lone race run last Sept is a decent effort on the Lrc hint she might be ready fresh once again.......and she also owns a good pedigree to take to the turf

5  Goliath's Girl


race 2    average clarity

3  Boompa   best at SA and best with 5 to 7 weeks between starts.....gets both today.....last sure looks solid in this spot and it was also at 6 1/2F like negative - does tend to hang a little

7  Feyman   seems to be maturing/improving one baby step at a time......should be a player today if the trend stays intact

8  Go First   Knapp has had a decent 2016 and is especially dangerous 1st out following a claim......this five year old was claimed way back in August and disappointingly for his new connections he had to be put on the hint he has returned ready....fits if he is

1  Ladies Man


race 3    average clarity

5  Navy Hymn   with 3 wins and 3 2nd's in 6 lifetime starts Diodoro wisely steps up his new shooter (1st out after the claim) multiple levels........and this fellow appears to be the controlling speed in the race

3  Classico   popped lifetime best in latest winning at one level higher......retains Bejarano for the 7th straight race and drops one claiming notch.......2 of his 3 lifetime wins have come on the drop so the small drop doesn't concern me much at all

1  It's Just Bob   like when a speed type successfully takes back to win for the first time......that is the case here.......same rider aboard today.....that increases the likelihood the same tactic will be in place today......not out of this with his new running style

6  Loyalist


race 4    below average clarity

3  Unusually Talented   on the improve with every race and now steps on the grass for the 1st time which she is bred to handle.....should be in the hunt

6  Rebarules Again   just a touch short of par for the filly state-bred MSW level in both lifetime races down the majestic Santa Anita Hill grass course.........Bejarano sticks around for the 4th straight race......this appears to be a weak group and "just short of par" might do the trick here

2  Princess Ashlyn   dealt with a brutal 22:90 2nd quarter in a one mile grass race in latest.......and of course cashed it in.........that sizzling speed might work out well today with the cut back to 6 1/2F down the hill

7  Golden Light


race 5    average clarity

6  Desert Madam   nicely improved since Glatt snatched at the claiming box 3 races back.......her last is quite good and today we get a rider upgrade.....easy to peg as the one to overcome

1  Miss Star Maker   (4 1 3 0) on the dirt since Carava had the blinkers taken off this filly 7 races back......nice job riding by Verenzuala as he has been aboard for all those races and remains up today

4  Sidepocket Run   at his best on the Santa Anita turf and (by far) appreciates today's one mile grass distance the most.........and one of D'Amato's best starts is 3rd out following a layoff which is the case today

3  Minster'sadventure


race 6    average clarity

9  Pioneerof the West   major league wake-up in latest nearly taking down today's same condition despite a wide trip and running only 2 1/2L off of a sold pace....and improved morning work since.......same or better seems likely

1  Far Out Kailee   no support at the windows in last off of the since suggest Baltas means business this time around.....and look who accepts the mount.....Mr Bejarano

6  Radio Silent   also had a bad trip competing in the same affair as our 1st two choices.....and the trouble was subtle........he was climbing on the run-up to the 1st turn and then ran a bit wide.......trouble here if new jock Prat gets him to settle down early

3  Prohibition Repeal


race 7    average clarity

2  Cowboy  never sharper in the a.m. and the p.m........toss out his only race at today's marathon distance as he ran ridiculously wide.......much better post to start from this time around........should be a handsome price

1  Paiasolo   won his 1st on the sod in lifetime start number two.......nothing special about his winning time at GG but he won quite easily.....and he sure is bred and has the right trainer to get 12 furlongs out of him.....should be forwardly placed early

5  Malko   fell of in his latest with a strange lack of support at the windows coming off of a decent marathon run in his previous race..........nice steady work tab since his Mar 25th race.....rebound might occur

9  Cardiac


race 8    average clarity

4  Coppa   solid MSW debut win way back in November........away since but working awfully well for one of S Cal most dependable trainers when she shows good drills with a given runner......shot to make it 2 for 2 lifetime for D'A and company

1  Discatsonthesquare   consistent sort nearly won today's nw alw condition off of a layoff in his good a shot as anyone in this affair if she builds upon the effort

8  Desert Thief   lately this Spawr four-year old seems to need more time between starts and sure gets it in 3 months......and I sure like the solid 6F drill worked just 6 days ago.....feeling good

3  My Fiona

Long-shot consideration:  6  Parasail   not that much early speed in the field and this Gus Headley filly might snatch the lead and snatch the lead with hot riding Maldonado aboard......may favorite speed jock in S Cal at the moment


race 9    average clarity

7  Subtle Indian    with the scratch of the 5 & the 8 this Diodoro speed-ball went from 4th selection to the top selection as he sure seems as if the front end will be a piece of cake.......7 for 9 lifetime all of which were gate to wire

1  Wild Dude   always seems to fire a strong effort when competing at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.......thus his record of ( 4 2 2 0) at the distance

4  Coastline    double barrel action for D'Amato who also trains our top selection.......this fellow thrives on plenty of time between starts.......and gets today same as he did last time when running 2nd in a Grade 2

10  San Onofre

Long-shot consideration:  6  Dream Saturday   NY invader has been away since August and ends up in the Hollendofer barn and he sure is he is training as if Jerry has the trump card for his new shooter


race 10    below average clarity

10  Swift Lady    3 wins and a 2nd in 4 lifetime races .......and.......her last two races were wins down the SA hill.....only 3 yr old in the race but gets 1st time Bejarano and 3 lbs off......likes to sit close and should be able to here.......Baffert seldom has a good turf horse but I believe he has one here.......we shall see today

7  Miss Double d'Oro   by far at her best down the SA hill grass course.........and she won a small Stakes down the hill like this one back in mid March.....that race was run route turf race to sprint turf race......same scenario today but she has to carry 4 more lbs.

3  Velvet Mesquite   not what she used to be on the SA hill turf course but on her best day she still is very formidable on it........tough for me to tell if that day is today........but if it is.......lokout

8  Home Journey


race 11    average clarity

4  Spirit World   very suspicious that Mullins and company didn't move this maiden to a significantly higher level as his latest is better than par for the MSW level......and off of the effort they take the blinkers off (why?)......believe they want to lose the horse......but he could fall off about 5 0r 6 lengths and still win this

9  Hoosier Road   fave in 3 of 4 lifetime races and has yet to hit the board......has been steadily dropping and you can't drop any lower than today.......gelded since his last and training somewhat better......might finally come thru for his "backers"

2  Glitter's Song   3 gate works showing and a few decent drills to his credit......Clifford Sise Jr. might have this cheap maiden claimer ready at 1st asking

3  Warren My Boy

10  Dig for Gold

8  Black Sona

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