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Santa Anita for Thursday 23 June 2016

OK race card to start the new week of racing

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

3  Viewfromthepulpit    3-year-old gelding is somewhat in an every other mode and is he is on the right end of the pendulum today.......blinkers on for today and a vastly improve 4F drill.......hinting the equipment change is a positive

5  Alston   seems very likely to sit in a nice ground saving stalk position which he has responded well to in the past.......reassuring decent 4F drill since his last which fits fine in this spot

1  He's a Knockout   seems to be running into shape.....like the 1 1/8th endurance building grass race in his latest as well as his 6F work which was put in just 6 days ago

7  Ward Boss

 

race 2    above average clarity

5  Fantasy of Luck   Baffert three-year old filly appears in the mix from the get go which led to an easy MSW win in her latest.....trained great prior to her last and once again impressing in the a.m. and doing it on the Santa Anita surface.....needs ample time between starts so you know Bob will have her very ready for today's challenge

2  Queenofhercastle   also training great for her return to the race wars off of a 9 month layoff.......and since she won her maiden debut I doubt the extended break will be a problem

1  Lucky Student   seems best at SA........and she sure has handled breaking from the rail ..........she ran one of the fastest quarters of the year at SA which lead to a win two races back.....cut back of 1/2 furlong should be a plus

 

race 3    above average clarity

4  Unique Bella   Hollendorfer 1st time starter is training as if she is something special and that is good news for her owners as she didn't come cheap as in $400K at sale at Kee in Sept of 2015

2  Chalon   best looking works for a Miller 1st time starter in some time.....those works were at Slr so she does have a small ? mark as to her ability to handle the SA surface.......but Miller knows the transition concerning the two surfaces quite well with most of his stock training (at the nice environment) over at Slr

3  You Missed It   good MSW debut for sure......which........says more about what I think about the two 1st timer starters than what I think about her

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Tooluckysupermoon   very significant rider change for this Periban five-year old mare......not only an upgrade in jocks but to one who should get the most out of a speed horse in Edwin Maldonado

6  Turf Club Queen   knocking on the door in her last two starts and her latest in better than appears as she was against a slight bias and had to check a length or two.......and she worked a solid 4F at Slr especially when you consider this is a F & M mdn20K

1  Lady Priscilla   quite the awakening in last and it is hidden.......exits a fast heat for the level where she dueled on a dull rail and thus tired late......might build off that effort......and if she does the cut back in distance should be a significant plus

7  C J Knows Best

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Larocco   wired in his latest and he sure appears loose once again in this spot.......and I doubt another furlong in distance for today will hurt his chances very much

3  Chia Love   appreciates the SA dirt (2 for 5 and 0 for 6 on other dirt).....sharp in the a.m........capable Tup trainer with shippers into S Cal in Molly Pearson......might be able to sit in a nice stalk position behind our top selection

7  Veronica Bay   seems the best of the late runners and that's not saying much......not impossible but easy to put as our 3rd pick

6  Individual Design

 

race 6    below average clarity

7  Magna Warrior   last sure appears as if it was the gimme off of the extended hiatus from the game........ to leg up......... and......go go go 2nd out following the layoff.......and the race seems to favor those who run off of the pace like she does

4  I B Mike   Glatt has been quite successful dropping following a win and that is the case here with this five-year old gelding.......and the jock sure has been successful with this fellow with 2 wins and a 2nd in 3 mounts

1  Hawk's Eyes   last couple of route races fit but he has something to prove in a sprint race......but then again the race might fall apart up front as there is plenty of early speed signed up......he should sit last or 2nd to last in the early stages

6  Brother Soldier

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Tough Emblem   major improvement in his latest.....and there appears to be plenty of early speed to flatter his late running style......seems stout in this spot if he repeats his last

3  Dirt in Your Eyes   Pedroza will likely be out to grab the lead at all costs and this gelding sure appears to be a need to lead type these days.......but......at what cost is the ? mark

5  J Serino   fell of some in his last couple of races.......likely needs what he produced 3 or 4 races back.......ample time off since his last might help get one of those efforts out of him

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Truly Ponti   Morey is often at his best off of layoffs and he sure has this three-year old filly training impressively at GG in preparation for today's layoff run.......trainer is win-less at the meet so far but he has a shot to change that here

5  Patience Lady   fell off some in last....needs her effort two back.......will be tough if she produces it especially with the cut back in distance

4  Song for Jade   has been somewhat early speed crazy in her last two races so maybe the blinkers off is a good move to help slow her down a little in the early stages.......if it does I imagine she has enough staying power to last five furlongs

8  La Tempesta

1  Warren's Honey Bee

 

 

 

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