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Santa Anita for Thursday 27 October 2016

Average looking card this afternoon. Let's call it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale of things. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Dynamic Ruler   caught a little wide pressing a solid pace for a MC two-year in his latest which was his 1st at route......Bejarano will likely be full throttle from the get go as it looks as if this youngster owns the best early speed in the has tossed 8 winners and has a shot to make it 9 here

4  Mizzen Me   Keith Desormeaux trained maiden exits the same race as our top selection with an eventful trip.......caught very wide for 1/2 of the 1st turn and checked to get over......also was blocked in the stretch some........Kent Desormeaux lands here for his brother getting off the 2 horse who is also conditioned by Keith

2  Ucanthankmelater   earned the best adjusted for trip fig running wide in a route race run at one MC claiming notch lower.......smartly and deservedly steps aforementioned Kent rides our 2nd choice..........and Perez who rode our 2nd choice in his last two races is on this guy now....maybe games.......but probably not


race 2    average clarity

1  Tell Me a Story   strong final time......strong fractions especially for a two-year old MSW 1st timer.......and won for fun by 8 lengths with a hand ride late.......combine that with one hot trainer in Miller and you get an easy colt to make as top pick even in his 1st effort at a route

2  Hot Sean   both lifetime races fit for this Baffert colt who graduated in his latest.....and he sure owns a good pedigree to get a mile even as a two-year old

4  Secret House   handles the SA dirt and might have an endurance advantage running off of a grass route......not impossible but definitely easy to make 3rd choice


race 3    average clarity

7  Woodstock Memory   nicely improved with the switch in trainers to Denise Breuer.......earned a solid number for the mdn20K level.........back in short rest hints her new shooter exited the race in good shape and if he did he looks tough here if he gets a decent trip

3  Gotta Get Lucky   on the improve with each and every start........not the best of trips in his latest his 1st at a route of ground yet he still managed a solid 3rd......better post today for bug boy Solis to work our top selection he also should be tough if given a decent journey around the SA oval

2  Can't Remember   away since February but returns with a new trainer in Scott Hansen......runs as a 1st time gelding........takes the blinkers off.....and takes that magical drop from MSW racing to the bottom level maiden claiming available in S Cal.....dangerous sort

5  Sure Luck


race 4    average clarity

4  Perfect Cocktail   on the improve with each and every start and her latest was at today's one mile distance.....and today we get a very significant rider upgrade....should be the filly to overcome

3  Resky Business   not so hot in last but her race two back is strong and disguised by a bad trip of about 6L.......needs a rebound to it........and of course we need the filly to handle her 1st at a route.......which she should if her (run all day long) pedigree is worth a hoot

2  Holy Mosey   best with Stevens on her back and he remains aboard today for her 1st at a route.....OK pedigree to handle the two turns.......will need a move forward or a very good trip to get to the circle of joy if our top selection runs the race I believe she will


race 5    average clarity

3  Lady Pamela   Cliff Sise has been rather chilly of late but might jump-start things here with this filly who took to route racing in a big way in her 2nd lifetime start....that was on the dirt but her pedigree to handle the turf is very is her pedigree to appreciate another furlong.......and the red-hot Kent Desormeaux sticks around

6  Sugary   away since late July but training quite well especially for Jones who doesn't push his stock too hard in the a.m......exits a key race and runs as if another 1/16th of a mile (absolutely flying late in her last) will be to her liking

5  Onzaway   very consistent sort has had her excuses for not graduating in any of her 5 lifetime starts all on the sod.....runs well with ample time between starts and gets it.....seems highly likely to be a major player in this 8 horse affair

7  Lauren's Export

Long-shot consideration:   4  Paulinasluvforever   trainer has had a dismal 2016 and isn't exactly known for his prowess with 1st time starters.....but.....this filly is training too well to ignore and owns a good pedigree to handle a turf route


race 6    below average clarity

6  Feel the Charge   coming off of a layoff of nearly 14 months but sure fits well if she is ready fresh off of the bench.....and she sure has put copious furlongs of work to build up her endurance's a total 33 furlongs of work in a span of 39 days.......should be in the mix from the get go

5  Sheswildnfree   at her best at today's one mile distance.....handles the SA dirt......retains a solid rider in Arroyo........and drops a notch......hard not to see being a major factor in the outcome of this race

3  Meadow Blossom   winning maiden debut fits well ........2nd start fits OK......but fell off form in 3rd lifetime start......but has had enough time off to recover and likely has been very well taken care of as this is the only horse that more than capable trainer Mark Tsagalakis has had in 2016

1  Autumn Twilight


race 7    average clarity

4  Molly's Honor   very strong race two back off of short rest dueling in a fast set of fractions and still holding for a 1 1/4 length 3rd place finish at 1 1/16th on the sod.....nice 2nd place finish in latest down the hill 1st out following the Carava claim.....back in short rest today racing at one mile on the stout rider trainer combo in Pratt/Carava......should be the one to overcome

8  Flamingo Lane   last doesn't fit but it is likely a darken the form run to drop into claiming and put some doubt into the minds of the claiming vultures........and if that is correct she should fit well in this softer trainer/rider combo...... 10 for their last 25 over the last two months

7  Girl Downstairs   two solid efforts since Belvoir claimed included one on the sod......another stronge rider and trainer team of late.....not out of this by any means if she holds form

2  Loveintheshadows



race 8    average clarity

1  Really a Gem   should sit 1st or 2nd and unlike many others this filly has done well breaking from the 1 post in sprints.....2 nice 2nd place finishes the only times T C Baze has been up.......trainer sure could use a win and Baze might be able to get it for Dominquez in this spot lacking speed

6  Jeoffie   4 lifetime sprints fit pretty well in this spot especially her last two with Perez up.......what a battle that might shape up in this race - as the trainers of our top two selections both are looking for their 2nd win in 2016.....would be nice if one of them got it

9  If You Believe   last 3 sprints all fit here and would have been top choice if I wasn't concerned about the weak (especially for Glatt) preparatory works for this three-year old filly.....but.....lookout if that thought is wrong and her fitness is up to snuff

4  Warren's Honey Bee

10  Cyclone Betty

7  Golden Mamba

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