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Santa Anita for Friday 14 October 2016

OK card today. Let's call it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale of things. Only 3 weeks to the Breeders Cup!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

 2  Summertimemischief   1st on the lawn but bred for it.......her best lifetime race and disguised by a bad trip was her lone lifetime race off of short rest of 23 days........28 days rest today........good shot to get loose and dangerous if she does take to the grass

3  Dust It   3 of 4 route turf races fit decently......and......1st time Bejarano for Baltas is a dangerous thing especially in a turf route race

6  Tiz Adore   solid layoff (bad trip running too wide thru-out) turf route in latest and it was run off of a layoff......better trip and a small move forward and she has as good a shot as anyone in this spot

7  Tandora


race 2    average clarity

6  Eddie's Turn   claim back  Truman is 2 for 2 at SA both with Eddie T. as the conditioner.....nice reassuring 5F work since the claim....can get a nice stalk position

3  Eight Spokes   last 3 sprints (all 2nd place finishes) fit in this spot with his best of the 3 run 3 back at SA......Bejarano sticks around for a 4th straight time hoping to turn those 2nd's into a win

1  Tengas Ransom   tough post at the new meeting so far but this colt has handled the 1 post quite well in the past.....if he does again today he might be able to get loose on the lead and get the 1st win from the one post at 6F in 21 races at the new meeting


race 3    average clarity

7  Tinian   nice work series in preparation for her 1st at a route.......and she has a decent pedigree to handle the two turns......should be forwardly placed likely stalking the front runners

8  Trixie Topper   drops out of MSW racing to the bottom MC level and seems likely to be able to snatch the lead......and she gets a rider upgrade......would have been top selection if it wasn't for her weak pedigree to get the two turns

2  Super Cadet   blinkers back on today.....and Bejarano back on as well.....two solid positives.......should be in the mix from the get go racing at the lowest level of her life

3  Mother Flower


race 4    average clarity

6  Sid The Squid   both lifetime sprints are better than par for the given level......Desormeaux should be closing late when many in here will be fading

7  Recrown   Matt Chew has scored with one third of his last dozen maiden claiming 1st timers.....and.....he sure appears to have this 1st timer ready to roll off of a nice work regiment......I especially like the 2nd best of 114 gate drill on 18 September

5  Hayley's Comment   best to date is her lone sprint race ever run at Santa Anita....and it was her debut going off at odds of 32 to 1......might be more fit for today's race than that effort at SA and if that is the case she might be rated too low

3  Santa Nella


race 5    average clarity

6  Hobbits Hero  consistent sort appears to be best horse in the field and with the best speed in the field....and with his regular rider up in Bejarano.......hard not to see as anything but tough in this spot

3  Itsinthepost   earned an adjusted for wide-ness Santucci fig in his latest that is 3L better than par....shouldn't get caught wide today sitting about 2nd or 3rd.....dangerous challenger to our top choice for sure

1  Zip The Monkey   late runner put in a very good stretch run in his latest but he loses Bejarano to our top pick and he sure has the wrong running profile in this affair that likely will favor those close up early.......but lone mount of the day for Smith is almost always a positive......not impossible but easy to put as 3rd pick

5  Seal Six


race 6   below average clarity

2  Albeit   on the improve lately and deservedly steps up quite a bit........and she sure is working impressively at LA working back to back 112:3 6F drills......likely sits mid pack in what should be a lively pace.......if that is the case she should be closing fast

4  Marriedtoaminister   recent works hint we will see the effort this filly put forth 3 races back at one furlong less than today.......and if we do she is the one to overcome......and her only two turn dirt route race was a decent 2nd

3  Conquest So True   only route race for this filly is very strong (and at SA) and disguised by a very bad trip......not sure if she is doing very well but if she is......lookout


race 7    average clarity

9  Danas Best   appreciates ample time between starts and gets it....retains Prat who has gotten the most out of this grass cutter since arriving in the U S of A......seems likely to get a ground saving mid pack position sitting about 3rd or 4th

6  Barhanpour   ultra impressive late close into a total lack of pace up front......and he likely gets some pace to run at today.....loses Prat to the top choice but Bejarano will do

5  Curlin Rules   very dangerous speed here if he manages to shake off the 3 horse and opens up a loose lead.....good history with Espinoza aboard

3  Little Scotty


race 8    average clarity

8  Miss Big Stuff   Miller is on fire and is never afraid to lose a horse on the drop.....drops this filly today and lures Prat to ride.......easy to place as top selection

1  Tinderette   Mullins and company mean bizz today dropping this filly down multiple levels.......and she races at her favorite dirt surface ( 4 2 0 2) .........should be in the hunt from the get go despite a difficult post in which to break

5  Chicago Angel   might be at her best sprinting and her recent route races aren't too shabby........likes to hang but Theriot was able to get a win out of her.....more likely 2nd than 1st but she does have a shot at a win

7  Miss Bliss

3  Queenofhercastle

2  Nazareth


Posted on October 14, 2016 at 9:56 am by richs · Permalink
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