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Santa Anita for Sunday 29 January 2017

OK race card to finish the last weekend of racing in January. Be back with you in February.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Resky Business   definitely on the right end of the learning curve........won for fun in her last two starts both of which were dirt routes......1st on the lawn but owns an adequate pedigree to handle it.....should be tough if she does

4  Yuvetsi   two good lifetime races down the Santa Anita hill grass course to start her career.....but the connections didn't shell out 420K to have a sprinter........sprint-sprint-route scenario should set her up well for today's new learning experience

1  Cynthiana   recent a.m. work hints this filly might have lost her edge some.....but......if that is not the case.......lookout

7  Sandy's Surprise


race 2    average clarity

2  Empress Suiko   improving one baby step at a time and even though her last which was her 1st at a route is a bad fig for this low level it looks good here

4  Nang Nol    horrid trip in her debut with about 7L of trip trouble.......would like her more in this weak field if she had a better pedigree to handle two turns as I think she will build upon her debut

1  Agent Nine T Nine   maiden debut run in April fits if she can produce similar 1st ever at a route.........dismal layoff run in last albeit in the maybe you can toss it out......maybe not


race 3    average clarity

4  Meet At Jakes   toss last run in the off going......race 2 back on fast dirt at Lrc fits.......seems likely to get a nice stalk position which he used in that 6 3/4 length win at Lrc

3  Proud of Our Kids   like our top choice this Truman runner can stalk a somewhat suspect leader in our 3rd selection.....not sure how ready he is off of the 2+ month layoff but fits well if he is

5  Mr. Louis   just claimed by Sadler and he sees fit to send his new shooter a route for the 1st time in his life......pedigree is good for two turns.....but......running lines hint it might not be.......likely will get some answers today

2  Amodel


race 4    average clarity

3  Shehastheritestuff   and the right end of the learning curve and since his last he put in one of the better works of his life.......learning process continues today........good post and rider should enhance her chances of a good trip

1  Place des Vosges   just fired her best main track race of her career and she is better on the logically that suggests she might fire her best grass race of her career this afternoon.....and Mr Baltas is more dangerous when he sends out a new addition to his barn for the 2nd time......that is the case today

5  Scarlet Honey   Euro invader has been away from the game for over a year and one half but she is training as if she is totally fit and ready and with 1st time on Lasix........Powell is 2 for his last 6 with overseas invaders and gets Desormeaux to ride

8  Peach Cove


race 5    average clarity

8  Hawk's Eye   runs well with ample time between starts and gets it.......2 for 4 at Santa Anita.......drops a couple of levels and drops out of a race where he ran 4th and 1st and 2nd came back to win their next outs

7  Limited Response   gimme in last placed over his head......full throttle go today cutting his claiming price in half.......rider upgrade to Pedroza who got a lot out of this seven-year old the only time he rode him

3  Winning Causeway   very solid route efforts in his last two races both of which were at SA......not sure how good of a horse he is in a one turn race......if he handles the transition he will be quite dangerous and should have plenty of stamina for the 7F  offered today coming off a steady diet of route racing

6  Tiz Jolie


race 6    average clarity

4  Menace the Dennis   connections thought enough of their youngster to start him in a 300K stakes race at CD where he was bet to 7 to 1.......didn't show much in the race (although he did have a very bad trip) nor did he in his next start at Lrc despite working big prior to the race.......gelded since.......just worked a solid 111:3 at Lrc only 3 days ago.......yikes.......barn means business

7  Law Abidin Citizen   significant improvement in his latest (seems best at SA) and the cut back of one half furlong sure appears to be a plus.....should be a major player today if he holds form

5  Eleutheros   set a brutal pace in latest and rightfully tired to work 4 times since hinting he exited the race in good shape despite such a stressful nasty duel .....cut back in distance seems good.......would have been top choice if it wasn't for the fact that our 4th choice also set a very nasty pace in his MSW debut

2  Pundy


race 7    average clarity

7  Fritz Johansen   nicely improved since Miller claimed 4 races back......last win came with Desormeaux up and the jock has won his last 3 of 5 riding for Miller.......this guy 3 fo 8 at today's distance......0 for 6 at other turf distances.......plenty to like

2  Crown the Kitten   toss out his latest to some extent as he appears to not perform as well on the Dmr turf......race two back his only effort on the "new" SA grass is his lifetime best.....retains Prat and drops some........very dangerous

10  Hobbits Hero   needs a rebound of sorts and if he provides one he should be very solid here as he is 7 for 11 at the distance and owns enough speed to clear from his difficult it a 50/50 proposition that he can rebound

4  Atomic Rule


race 8    average clarity

4  Always Never   lone lifetime win came in his 2nd lifetime start with the blinkers put on......blinkers were removed for his layoff run in last......they are back on today.......and a jock upgrade to the meeting's leading rider in Prat.........hmmmm

1  Championofjustice   very solid work following a useful effort off of an 8 week break in his 1st race since arriving from CD.......should sit up close saving ground breaking from a post that has dominated the dirt routes so far.......needs a move forward and he seems likely to provide one

5  Oso   blinkers go on and just what you want to see as in a strong recent drill......seems like an overdue drop but better late than never.......good sign Bejarano jumps aboard for the 1st time

3  Que Chistoso


race 9    average clarity

9  Moonlight Drive   connections had this very nice turf runner gelded which suggests they must firmly believe it will help him immensely.....and if it does he sure looks very solid today......and he still will be a factor if it doesn't

10  Stormy Liberal   3 wins and 3 2nd's in 8 races down the SA hill......continues to train like a happy healthy individual.....very hard not see him give another strong effort down America's most interesting and beautiful turf in the Santa Anita hill turf course

11  Tribal Fighter   1st time Prat and back to the SA hill which seems to bring the most out of this four-year old fact since the blinkers were put on this fellow is (4 2 2 0) races at 6 1/2 furlongs or less combining but turf and dirt races

2  Blameitonthelaw

7  Cape Wolfe

6  McHeat


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