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Santa Anita for Friday 3 March 2017

Like the card today. Let's call it an 8 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of Luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

5  All That Heat   sprint-sprint-route maneuver here and that should set her up to duplicate her very solid one mile grass race she ran last summer at Santa Anita at one mile on the sod......Prat was up for the winning race and he is aboard today as well

6  Mai Tai   filly has run 4 consecutive 2nd's on the grass all of which were at today's level......blinkers on to help her focus and not hang in the stretch......Desormeaux knows her well having been aboard for all of her lifetime races......dangerous sort with the equipment change

2  Winemenow   nice layoff sprint turf MSW breaking win in last......but......she will need to build on the effort quite a bit in her 1st at a route to cope with the top two selections


race 2    average clarity

4  Kenzou's Rhythm   seems likely to sit either 1st or 2nd in the early stages for one hot trainer in D'Amato........just won at 1 1/16 and one mile appears as if it fits him better......such a deal

2  Iceberg Slim   major rider upgrade for today and drops a level.......should be motoring in the late stages

3  Wildcat Blues   1st out following the Pender claim was just a spin around the track in a protected race.......should be a go today......not impossible but easy to place as the 3rd choice


race 3    average clarity

3  Oh Marvelous   set a solid set of fractions in his latest and almost hung on to take down the 9 Feb version of this near bullet since........should be able to dictate things again and with the same decent looking bug boy and his 7 lbs break in the saddle

7  Fight Thru   solid history at SA and Miller seems highly likely to make a good account of himself once again.....seems likely to stalk our top selection.......jockey had a good day yesterday

2  Hot Paris Night   improving one baby step at a time and likely will improve again today......but.......he will need more than a baby step this time around to compete with our top two selections......not impossible to provide an adult step forward with Hollendorfer and Prat in control

4  Gone With It


race 4    average clarity

2  Bezzy   GG invader had an eventful MSW and climbing but when she finally found her stride she finished well......blinkers on for her 2nd lifetime start might help her out and if it does she should be tough if she handles the conventional dirt.......owns a pedigree that suggests she should

4  Dangerously Close   Blacker doesn't push his stock very hard so it seems more significant than normal that the drills for this 1ster are good and numerous.......dangerous and likely at a price

6  Proper Drink   flashed speed in MSW debut back in October and then hit a wall......returns 4+ months later with 1st time Lasix and a decent work tab......Marty Jones has done fairly well at the SA meeting with limited starters.......seems like a dangerous front-runner

5  Queen Bee to You


race 5    average clarity

6  Nine Point Nine   filly has some impressive route turf speed and appears to have a loose lead.........don't believe she really wants to run as far as 10 furlongs but with Desormeaux up she has a really good chance of slowing things down early.....lookout if the top turf jock gets that accomplished

5  Dressed to a T   she handled  9 furlongs on the grass and also 11 furlongs on the 10 furlongs should be a piece of cake.......and the rider change (especially for a grass race) is a plus

3  Cheekaboo   running lines hint that this four-year old will appreciate the extra furlong of ground to cover.......would have rated higher is she had more speed in this affair that seemingly sets up for those close up early


race 6    average clarity

5  Nighty Night   last appears to be a public work-out in a protected race to tighten up and be fully fit for her drop to the bottom of the maiden claiming ranks

6  Holy Chic   only lifetime race was last May on the grass down the hill and she appeared to not want any part of the turf......takes that ever dangerous plunge from MSW racing to maiden claiming......blinkers on......Maldonado on.....hinting that she might return to the race wars with some early speed.....we shall see

8  Soleil Couchant   moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start both in final time and early speed and the recent bullet work since her last hints she might move forward again.......seems part of the "win" picture in this affair

2  Canned Heat


race 7    average clarity

3  Princess Ashlyn   very strong efforts for today's given level of racing in 3 of her last 4 races.......and the way she is working strongly suggests you can make it 4 of 5

7  Herunbridledpower   consistent sort was just claimed by a hot trainer in Bonde.......sure like the rider change especially on a speed horse.......two brilliant bullet works since the claim......should be in the mix from the get go......very dangerous

2  Princess Kendra   2 for 3 at today's distance........1 for 17 at other distances........race should provide plenty of pace up front with 3 speed horses signed up........might be the last one standing

4  Easter Fever


race 8    average clarity

6  Line   no fireworks in her MSW debut on the dirt way back on the 4th of July.......away since for R Mandella and he has gotten his filly to put in some sizzling has tossed a turf winner from one other starter and she was a multiple Graded Stakes winner.......she seems likely to lite the fuse today

3  Lady Preacher   ran about a length better than par when you adjust for about 4 lengths of trip trouble in her MSW debut which was also down the SA hill........away 4 months but she showed she can run well fresh......and......she gets a rider upgrade

9  Another One   not much on the main track in her last her 2nd lifetime endeavor......but she did show life on the grass in her MSW debut but was compromised by a tardy start which is seldom good in only a 5F grass race at two........impressive work regiment preparing for today......not out of this by any means

1  Tanda's Joy

10  Majestic Vixen

8  Ten Count Out



Posted on March 3, 2017 at 10:29 am by richs · Permalink
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