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Santa Anita for Friday 17 June 2016

Seems like a decent card this afternoon at Santa Anita.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

1  Seaside Glory   solid race in her MSW debut last summer at Dmr.......bad trip in her next and then laid off until now.......proved she can run fresh and the way in which she is training (bullet 6F gate work just 5 days ago - wow!) hints that she is more than ready to fire a strong fresh race once again

4  Tryst   MSW debut race 2 back in Jan at 6F is better than par......2nd lifetime race in mid May at 7F is par like......back to 6F this afternoon......retains Prat.......and just worked a near bullet 5F work at SA.....should be tough

5  Tandora   D'Amato 1st timer has hit the track every 7 days without missing a beat dating back to 7 April......seems wound up and likely ready.......and then there is that rider/trainer combo of Baze/D'Amato.....6 wins in 8 starts over the last 2 months


race 2    average clarity

6  California Diamond   John Brocklebank likes to be ready with his 1st starters in these early baby races and appears that he is here with this two year old colt who worked an impressive 47:1Hg on June 6 and still was able to come back 5 days later to work a useful 4F again......good sign of a sharp healthy 1st timer

3  Caan Me   Ben Cecil never seems to be ready with his 1st time starters but this youngster is training too well to ignore......and he gets the right jock for the task at hand in Prat

5  Chief Hoss   work regiment for this 1st timer hints at a few set backs in his training but he appears to be in good shape now.......and........ mom has tossed two winners with two starters

2  Rim Ditch


race 3    average clarity

1  Frenzified   seems like a good spot for a new shooter if of course she is ready to roll in her U S of A debut.....1st time Lasix......good a.m. preparation......and fairly consistent in GB on the grass and at a variety of different distances.....Cassidy has won with GB invaders in the past and sometimes at a nice price

6  Majestic Heat   blinkers off for today and assuming that she is training with them off she sure appears to be ready and possibly a better horse for her return to the race wars following the extended layoff.....solid rider/trainer combo to boot

2  Qiaona   very impressive works at GG for this consistent sort on the grass......draws Van Dyke for his only mount on the card and the young jock sure has woken up in the last couple of weeks making the most of his limited mounts

5  Kakaby Jade


race 4    average clarity

2  Flexible Ethics   four-year old filly runs well with ample time between starts and gets it here.....and.......she is almost always on or near the lead 5 furlongs into her races at 5 1/2 to 7 furlongs.....that would seems to bode well for her chances of success in the abbreviated sprint race of 5F

1  Look Quickly   very consistent five-year old mare on main track surfaces.........11 for 16 in the exacta and that includes 1 win and 1 2nd in her only two races on conventional dirt earning a cool $55K in those two races

7  Back Beauty   might have the best early speed in this 7 horse affair and she sure is training as if she is more than ready off of the 11 week break

6  Wedding Blush


race 5    average clarity

3  Scattagirl   last might do the trick but what we want is her effort two races back ......... back to the rider who rode that day in Prat......seems likely to get a good ground saving stalk position same as she did in breaking her maiden that day

2  Brookes All Mine   done little wrong in two lifetime races (the 1st on the dirt and the next on the turf) and both with Bejarano aboard......1st at a route but owns a pedigree that should handle a one mile grass race......trainer Bell has done well with limited starts in 2016

6  Lob City   solid running long on the grass or the conventional dirt (5 0 4 1).........not so hot on the AW........good history back in short rest and that is the case here with only 22 days since her latest

7  Holidayincambodia

Long-shot consideration:   1  Mint Julep Taffy   good works prior to her layoff sprint run.....bad trip hides an OK effort.......back in short rest and with another solid drill since her 26 May .....1st on the sod and 1st at a route but owns a pedigree that can handle has tossed a couple of turf winners....trainer is decent 1st on the grass


race 6    average clarity

7  Desert Express   trainer Phil Oviedo has done quite well with limited starters in 2016 at Santa Anita........his four year old is getting better fast and might be poised for his lifetime best as he is training more like an allowance horse that a conditioned claimer

6  The Gold Monkey   deep closer seems at his best at 1 1/16th as he really gets rolling late at the distance (3 1 1 0 1)........a definite threat to run on by many and maybe all in late stretch

4  Iancool   just claimed by Knapp and the new trainer gets Mr. Bejarano to accept the mount......4 year old won his 3rd lifetime start.....and his 3rd out following an 11 month out following a 7 week break might be a good thing

3  Zim N the Mailman


race 7    average clarity

7  Summer Lady   might own the best early speed in this affair so she might get loose..... but...... she also broke her MSW from 2 lengths off of the pace albeit in a sprint.....Prat sticks around for a 3rd straight race and that seems wise as her recent 5F drill at SA hints she is very sharp

1  Saint Mamie   filly has been on some kind of a rebound at GG of .......her connections ship her to SA from GG for a significantly larger purse......trainer (with the same rider) won with his last shipper to SA......filly should be in the mix from the get go

2  Hacktivism   jock usually stays inside at least thru turn one when he draws inside in grass routes.....big race 2 back in a 100K Cal-bred turf Stakes at GG where she could have been better than her 3 beaten lengths 6th if she hadn't clipped heels late

5  Stole a Kiss


race 8    above average clarity

6  Watch Me Now   just snatched at the claiming box by O'Neill and the two bullet drills since hint his name,"Watch Me Now" tells the story

13  Marriedtoaminister   improving sort retains Bejarano which seems to be a better deal than it usually is as the stout jock knows how to get on over when he has to cope with a post as far outside has he has drawn for today

5  Dixie Dame   eats cash when it comes to betting her to win but she has hit the board in all 7 of her races when not wearing blinkers......obviously likes to hang in the stretch......needs to get over it

4  Globeleza

12  Snobby Brummie

8  If You Believe


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