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Santa Anita for Thursday 9 June 2016

Don't miss out on purchasing full card selections for Belmont Stakes on June 11th. 13 race card with the smallest purse on the card $90,000. Six Grade 1 races - two Grade 2 races - one Grade 3 race. Full card selections will be sent to your email on Friday evening. 

Appears to be a decent card to start the new week of racing. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Money Makin Mike   when last seen way back he October this O'Neill colt ran 2nd in a fast heat at one notch higher......that race if repeated sure appears as if it would be tough here.....and the works suggest he is doing awfully well

4  Goldrusher   last was the gimme (58 to 1 for an Ellis horse tells that story) and it should be a fast closing full throttle go on the drop out of MSW racing today

2  Silver Charm   significant rider upgrade for today.......look for Maldonado to try to go gate to wire

5  Fashionly Handsome


race 2    average clarity

3  Holy Mosey   OK MSW debut 4 weeks ago for this Molly Pearson youngster.......and the a.m. work since is solid......and maybe most importantly we get a major league rider upgrade from Scott Stevens to T C Baze

6  Tap It All   who on earth bets a 1st timer to 1 to 9.........obviously this $800K buy can run some but he better run better than his debut of 52:3 .......the way he was bet you would think he would run a 50:3

8  Robin Kiss   decent works (but not great works) for this Hollendorfer 1st time starter.......Jerry H. by my book is the most dangerous Cal based trainer with two-year old filly "decent" works makes this baby girl dangerous

2  Miss Southern Miss


race 3    average clarity

3  Dive Down   seems like a good claim by Shelbe Ruis (who?) who is 1 for 3 at the meeting......last would likely do the trick here.......trainer wisely retains Maldonado

4  Thanksgiving Day   smartly stepped up by new to S Cal circuit trainer in Mike Mudaris (who?)......this gelding's last sure fits well if he manages a repeat of the effort

1  Broadway Nika   best on the front end but likely needs to rate some in this spot or he likely will get "burnt".......hope that is the strategy for today


race 4    average clarity

3  Miss Gifted   talk about being placed a little too ambitiously.....back to reality today in this decent spot......Miss Gifted is gifted enough to be the one to beat back where she belongs

5  Ya Ya Girl   most of her career running on the turf fits very well here.......but...... she sure likes to hang in the stretch.......Bejarano knows her well and the exceptinal rider will be well prepared to overcome her tendency in the late stretch

2  Sound City   laid up since 20 August but training as she is ready........and if she is she is racing at the lowest level of her career making her very dangerous.......trainer has been firing with most of his stock the last couple of months

1  Entebbe


race 5    average clarity

2  Edgy Girl   only race in 8 lifetime starts when loose on the lead for this O'Neill runner was not only her lone lifetime win but a very good a small drop and a major switch in riders (from a bug boy to maybe the best gate jock on the grounds) this girl's chances of getting a clear lead sure seem to be enhanced

8  Girl Downstairs   seems like an overdue drop for this Baffert filly...........2/3rds of her lifetime sprint races fit solidly her chances if our top pick fails at getting a loose lead

7  Hi Fever   like our top selection this filly was a winner the only time she found herself loose on the front end........Pedroza most likely will be all out to get

3  Aiming Straight


race 6    average clarity

5  Fast Magoo   seems to be very wound up for her 2nd start for her new conditioner following a 7 week break.......appears to be the speed of the speed here and with only 5 1/2 furlongs to last

7  Ebony Cat    deserving step up following a strong effort at 1/2 furlong less in a race run over at Lrc......solid best of 31 bullet work on the LA surface since.......the ? seems to be if he is as good on the SA surface as the Lrc surface......should compete for the lead

4  Mudge   cut back in distance seems good......connections likely will have their fingers crossed that our top two picks and maybe one or two others will battle hard for the lead

9  Funny Girl


race 7    above average clarity

2  Prime Issue   like this claim back as the two races in which Miller had this horse for are two of his best to date.........and.......either of thos two efforts would likely handle this group

4  Matriculate   has been at his best 2nd out following layoffs which is the case today......and......his last isn't too might be sitting on one of his best ever efforts

3  Tribal Again   not a sprinter at all so that strongly suggests his last was a tune-up........blinkers off for today........ and the last 2 times this gelding had things "shankin up" with an equipment change it led to a 2nd and a win


race 8    average clarity

2  Stylistic   broke thru the gate prior to the start in her last........and still ran a strong race but was compromised by too wide of a work since.....jock should be out to make amends

6  Proud 'n' Ready   best back quick and 13 days since her last qualifies for that......rider upgrade to the hottest jock on the grounds in Prat.....1st at a route but bred to handle one

4  Doris Johnson   cut back in distance should be a positive.........dropping out of MSW obviously helps.....lone mount of the day for Talamo seems somewhat significant

9  Dial a Date

10  Angel On Point

3  Carnival Lights

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by richs · Permalink
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