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Santa Anita for Thursday 6 October 2016

No publication will be available this Sunday and Monday. Those are the last two days of 2016 that we don't cover. Next year most of the days that we won't cover will be at Los Alamitos. The schedule for 2017 will be available next month which will also include the special pubs offered for 2017 year as well.

OK race card for today. Let's call it a 6.5 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Vai   solid MSW debut vs. open strong in fact to be par for today's higher level........good post/rider and likely to be in the mix from the get surface is a ? mark

4  Cash Prize   no support at the windows in MSW debut but still was able to crush her competition......might have surprised her connections some.....if so lookout today as she might not have been fully cranked up for her debut........upside potential for sure

3  Start To Finish   very lucky to win her last as it was a weak time......but......she has a shot here if she finds her effort two races back


race 2    average clarity

6  Pattin for a Dance   Keith Desormeaux is not afraid to drop a given horse and he does here......and he puts up his bro for the 1st time which is a significant rider so route race in last but his sprint 2 back fits

2  Warrioress   "well-meant" in her maiden debut and ran nicely to run 2nd.....and 3rd came back to win........but is she up for another good effort as going off the favorite hints she was primed for a strong race......can she hold that sharpness......we shall see

5  Coco Smooches   maiden debut 4 back fits.....then......dull race......dull race........rebounded some in start number 4........and finally gets a little time between starts and shows two good drills......dangerous

4  Feel Freely


race 3    average clarity

3  She's Got Style   fell off some in latest even though the effort might still get the job done here.....but.....what we want is her effort two races back where so was able to run 3rd despite a bad trip given by an apprentice guess is she wins easy if Kent Desormeaux was aboard that day

1  Lucy De   trainer Mike Puype has for the most part been ready with most of his laid up stock over the last 3 months or so.......and he seems to have this laid up filly ready as well with 3 straight endurance building 6F drills to finish her a.m. preparation

4  Sure Charm   trainer has won a solid 2 of his last 12 with maidens debuting on the turf........working up to snuff.....and I sure like that mom has tossed 7 winners from 7 starters two of which won on the sod

6  Southern Drawl


race 4    average clarity

5  Tell Me a Story   toss out lone start which was way back in July where he broke badly and rushed wide which did him in as it would most.........but he did show plenty of early speed.......very nice work regiment and drops.....and Peter Miller is very dangerous dropping  into maiden claiming for the 1st time

8  Datcatsa   MC62.5K debut 2 back is solid for today's level.....then in his 2nd lifetime start he beat 1/2 the field in a MSW affair.....back to a high-priced maiden claimer today and with a rider upgrade.......should be  major player

7  Bold Prophet   believe his MSW debut was the gimme to darken his abilities some......tighten up......and drop and go go go go in today's maiden claimer.....we shall see if I'm right

3  Pundy

Long-shot consideration:   2  Lookin At Money  trainer seldom fires a lick with maiden claiming 1st time starters but the work tab is too impressive to ignore and this is after all a high priced maiden claimer....if fact it is more that double the sale price of this youngster


race 5    below average clarity

2  Too Fast to Pass   Miller claim back is a stout 5 for 7 at the distance........gelding's last 3 of 4 racing endeavors fit well here.....should be a major factor in the outcome of this affair

1  Dover Crazy   tough post at 6 1/2 furlongs but this six-year-old gelding has been getting a steady diet of 1 or 2 post draws of late and handling the situation rather well.....should be in the mix from the get go

9  Samurai Warrior   race two back which was also at 6 1/2F fits well here.....and his last sure appears to be an over his head turf tightener to muscle him up and drop back to the claiming price that Hartman claimed him for two races back

7  Day in the Sun


race 6    average clarity

6  Elwood J   solid winning MSW debut fits solidly here.....then in his 2nd start he was stuck scrapping paint in a duel on a day the rail was dull....and he was dead on it and rightfully cashed it in versus better......sure like his 2nd best of 110 5F work.....not too shabby for a two-year old

1  Rinse and Repeat   most of his five race career fits fine pace O'Neill two year old should be closing fast once again this afternoon......rider/trainer have been a little chilly lately but have a shot to jump-start things here

5 Mr Ability   won for fun living up to his name in one of the early two-year old races back in May.....been away since and returns with a new trainer who sure appears to mean business (bullet gate drill at SA one week ago) with his new shooter fresh off of the bench

4  Hot Smoke


race 7    average clarity

5  Barleysugar   last couple of races suggest she is the one to beat in this affair and she seems likely to sit somewhere between 3rd to 5th at the 1/2 mile mark saving ground most of the way in a race that might be tough on the late runners.......good sign Stevens sticks around

7  Anboseli   one level over his head in latest and still was able to close fast into a lackluster pace and snatch 3rd......likely "pace compromised" once again today but versus easier than she dealt with in her last where she only lost by 2 1/4 for the win

2  Hillhouse High   should sit close up in a a race that should favor those that do......seems like the surest to hit the board.....but.......she likes to hang so deservedly placed 3rd

4  Barbara Beatrice

Long-shot consideration:   1  Lookout Sister   east coast invader has been away from the game since early June but returns to the races 1st time running for Hollendorfer ( from Motion) and the stout a.m. work hints Jerry has the trump card for this three year old filly who showed sped in her 1st 3 lifetime starts......lookout if she does today


race 8    average clarity

2  Madelyn's Wild Max   Glatt is at his most dangerous these days when he moves a horse multiple levels up or down......... especially 1st after a claim.......claimed for 12.5K and in for 8K today.......still turns a nice profit with a win if he loses his new shooter

7  Nextdoorneighbor   claim back by Miller and when Peter had this elder statesman last year he did nothing but win with him......and his old friend (now nine years old) owns a solid record when competing on the SA conventional dirt

12  Profound Visionary   very consistent competing at SA ( 5 2 2 0 1)......and the last time he ran at SA (3 races back) he fired one of his very best efforts of his life.....might be the one to overcome if he is up to that effort today

9  Prince Valiant

1  Secret Command

10  Tripski



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