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Santa Anita for Friday 27 January 2017

Saturday's Santa Anita selections will be posted by 6 a.m. Pacific Time to help accommodate those who want to wager on the Gulfstream card as well. As far as our special Pegasus publication is concerned here are the races that we cover: 3, 5, 7 thru 12. 3rd race post time at GP is 12:30 Eastern/9:30 Pacific.

Decent looking card at Santa Anita today. Let's rate it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

2  To B. Ava   both lifetime races run at Santa Anita stand out for this filly......rider upgrade......should be in the mix from the opening bell and with only 5 1/2 furlongs to negotiate

5  La Petite Fleur   works seem good enough for this 1st time starter of Treece's to be competitive in her maiden much because of the weakness of the field as the quality of the works

3  Miss Napper Dandy   last is OK versus today's foes but what would be best would be her effort run 2 back which was at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance......would have rated higher if she had a better history at SA


race 2    average clarity

2  Let Me Flatter You   nice awakening 1st at a route in her latest........repeat of the effort sure appears as though it would be a tough nut to crack for her competition.....and........ she seems as likely to move forward as backward this afternoon

4  Pistol Packin Rose   retains Prat who I believe will attempt to grab the lead and try to wire the field.....1st at a route but bred OK to handle one

5  Love Winning   decent 1st at a route and the effort is somewhat better than appears.......chances would be enhanced for this late runner if our top two selections push each other in the early stages

1  Very Hot


race 3    average clarity

3  Boone Docks   significant awakening albeit on a sloppy track in his latest.......blinkers on likely to help this fellow break a little better......reassuring work since his last.......he has efforts on a fast racing surface at SA last summer that are just as strong as his latest on the slop.......and last but not least the race seems to favor late runners like himself

1  Too Fast to Pass   really starting to take to the SA surface with 3 wins and 2 2nd's in his last 6 races......another off pace runner who should appreciate all the speed signed up for this 40K claimer

5  W. Giles   seems like the speed of the speed and might have plenty of gas today as fresh speed can really fly sometimes........and he is plenty "fresh" having been absent since 6 March 2016


race 4    above average clarity

6  Miss Bliss   last on an off track at SA might do the trick here.......but there is a decent chance this mare produces more today as the last time she ran on a fast conventional surface she ran a race that would likely crush today's foes.......and the race was at SA at 6F

3  Gypsy's Rule   lifetime best was his lone race at Santa Anita and the effort was at today's 6F dirt distance.......just claimed and shows a blazing 4F work since the claim.......seems poised for a good effort for Mudaris and friends

2  Warren'd Super Cat   bad breaking individual but when she competes at 6F it doesn't seem to matter much as her record is (5 2 2 1) at the distance


race 5    average clarity

5  City Steel   last two racing endeavors appear quite strong versus today's competition and the latest is disguised.......drop from 50K to 25 K doesn't concern me much as he was claimed for 25K 4 races back.....and Mark Glatt is very dangerous with multiple level drop downs

7  Carlsbad Mountain   seems at his best at Santa Anita and at the distance of 8 furlongs......and today's rider sure knows this gelding well as this is his 10th straight mount on him........slow start at the new meeting for Diodoro but I doubt that remains that way very long

1  Freddies Dream   six-year-old gelding finally got an opportunity to run on conventional dirt in his latest and he took to the new surface in a big way......repeat of that effort run back on 11 December would make him a player here

6  Afleet Domination


race 6    average clarity

7  Aikau   very consistent racing on fast rated conventional dirt ( 12 5 2 3 2).......six-year-old does have something to prove competing as far as six panels but he sure appears sharp coming into the race with a 46:1H bullet drill put in

8  Attack   by far at his best racing at SA and always seems to fire when today's rider Agapito Delgadillo  is in the saddle.......add to that two recent sharp drills.......and......something sure appears to be better physically for this fellow than he has been showing of late

4  Outthink'em   last would give him as good a shot as winning this race as anyone.....but........ he needs to do it at a track and a distance he is not too crazy about......still.........dangerous sort

5  Cinco de Mario


race 7    average clarity

5  St. Reno   repeat of his latest definitely pegs him as the one to overcome if he is up to last time he should get a good stalk position....might even snatch the lead

3  A New Trend   away from the race wars since 6 Nov 2015.......returns with a new trainer in Palma and the way in which he is training suggests that the new trainer has the trump card for this fellow.....we shall see

4  Mercer Island   turf invader shows up in one dangerous in Miller' the move Miller makes as this fellow sure has a pedigree that should appreciate the dirt

1  Magic Taste


race 8    average clarity

10  Dynamic Ruler   both lifetime route endeavors stand out here.......but.....he does need a clever ride from his outside post......his tactical speed should come in handy to help Van Dyke find a slot to get over by the 1st turn

6  Kenzou's Rhythm   best running in route races and he just popped his best sprint says his best running long might occur recent work to boot

3  Budokan   woke up some in latest with 1st time blinkers.......and now Hollendorfer sees fit to make a rider upgrade.......Bejarano should have his new mount in the mix from the opening bell......dangerous for sure

2  Gentrified

4  Unlikely Story

7  Supreme Giant



Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:06 am by richs · Permalink
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