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Santa Anita for Sunday 21 May 2017

OK race card today. Be back with you Thursday for 5 straight days of racing Thursday thru Monday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Kiss Limit   bug boy has been given live mounts from D'Amato and likely has one here who should sit close up early......drops from 16Knw3 to 8K and the D'A is 8 for his last 20 with multiple level drops

1  Accelerant   solid better than par 7F race off of 7 weeks rest in latest......he ran 3rd to two stout individuals for the given level......back in 16 days for today's route.....would have been top choice if this was run at 1/16 less as the ten-year old tends to flatten some past one mile

5  Press Limit   tough call here for this gelding who has been competing on the grass and synthetic for most of his career......lone race on conventional dirt wasn't too hot.....but......he sure fits solidly off his N Cal form if he handles the "real" thing in his 2nd attempt on it........we shall see


race 2    average clarity

6  Make It a Triple   trainer is hot (won with a 1st timer - our top choice paying $12.00 to win - yesterday) and might add to his fast growing win total here......sprint - sprint - route manuever for 3rd start....blinkers on and bullet 5F work at SA 6 days ago......all systems go

2  Tiz No Bluff   suspicious drop from is our comment yesterday with another from the Ellis barn that ran dead last at 3 to 1......She Rules You won like a good thing in her maiden debut and was pounded at the windows......and the effort was better than appears in why is she racing at such a low level.....tough call but if she has held form she is likely rated too low".......this gelding was entered yesterday in a great spot and one where he couldn't be is he up for 40K today off of a monster run in his latest  ??????? I wrote yesterday it is a tough call but if he has held form he is likely rated too low

3  Liberation   needs more than his latest that is for sure....but rider upgrade......and two of the trainer's best stats ........1st at a route......and 3rd off of a layoff.....should be the highest price on the board


race  3   above average clarity

5  Utana   both lifetime races were sprints and are quite a bit better than par.....trainer is dynamite 1st time at a route......pedigree screams route......seems highly likely to be just as tough in his 1st two turn endeavor

1  Majestic Quality   after two straight races in Graded affairs it is back to the maiden ranks......very sharp 6F work suggests this filly has held form.......Desormeaux brothers at the helm.....should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

4  Tizcool   nice improvement 1st time at a route in her latest her 4th lifetime race.....blinkers on for today and it sure seems like a good spot for it enhances her chances of grabbing the lead......dangerous filly if Jerry H gets her to improve once again


race 4    average clarity

4  Candy Ruler   Glatt three-year old filly moved forward and graduated in her 2nd lifetime 4F work since and retains Pratt for a 3rd straight time.....filly seems capable of succeeding off of the pace some....believe that would be wise here

7  Dixie Chick Rocks   solid race and a fit here run two back off of a two month break......quite a different kind of break this time around as in 9 months....but works say ready and Hendricks is often at his most dangerous off of long layoffs

1  Adios Cali   three-year old filly is (3 2 1 0) when not racing in Stakes races.......allowance race today and a rider upgrade......1st out after the Knapp claim and Knapp is 22% win with his last 41 1st following a claim

6  Haveiture Way


race 5    average clarity

3  Lady Bellamy   one of O'Neill's very best stats is MSW to maiden claiming (31% with his last 91)...that is the case here for this filly who sure seems in need of a drop and a significant one like today

2  Tenthousandreasons   useful maiden debut for Miyadi who wins his fair share of MC's.....filly takes a small drop in MC....and gets a significant rider upgrade especially on a young horse to Prat......seems likely to be a major player

1  Powder   another dangerous drop from MSW to maiden claiming.....good young trainer in Ian Kruljac........dangerous

5  Dixie Crystal


race 6    average clarity

8  Tiburtina   stout rider/trainer combo in Stevens/Gallagher......three year old filly ran evenly versus better in her last two because of the pedestrian pace being set up front....ironically at today's lower level their should be a much more honest pace.....she should be able pass most and hopefully all this go around

7  Zaffinah   on the improve since arriving to the good old U S of A and she might improve again if she avoids a hot pace up front which I believe can develop....more than capable of taking back....and with a sharp grass rider in Prat to make that decision

3  La Force  double barrel action from the Gallagher barn as he also trains our top choice.......filly exits  a small Stakes race that has produced a couple of next out winners.....and she retains Bejarano who should be able to work out a good ground saving mid pack or stalking trip

2  Princess Coco


race 7    below average clarity

3  Moon Kitty   lifetime best was turf to dirt with the blinkers on......turf in last and blinkers go back on today.....should fly early especially with the 17% win 7 lbs bug boy up

6  Settle Down Eileen   par like races in last two endeavors......back to Stevens after being absent for her last......seems like to get a nice outside stalk position....dangerous for sure

5  Candy Swirls   not much in 3 starts for Baffert but he tries the blinkers off to shake things up and drops out of MSW racing for the 1st time.......likely wants to come from off of the pace some

4  Southern Mischief

Long-shot consideration:  2  Spinyatta   15 to 1 ML for a D'amato runner with only one start who went off at 35 to 1 and now drops some for his 2nd lifetime start......and has trained well since her debut.........hard to pass up on


race 8    average clarity

4  Stringent   turf distance fit and now gets back to dirt racing which he seems better suited for......race sure seems set up for those away from the front early....and that is where this fellow will be

1  Soi Phet   old-timer fits a ton if he is ready fresh off of the bench.....super history when Desormeaux is in the saddle.......not sure if he is ready fresh off of the long layoff but this is excellent spot for him if he is

6  Colonist   2 for 2 routing and has shown he can run from off of the pace......only three year old in the field likely needs another forward move......weight off for today and a cut back in distance might help provide one

7  Madiba


race 9    average clarity

8  Cheekaboo   Smith seemingly has gotten the most out of this Eurton runner and is back aboard today for his lone mount of the day......blinkers on seems like a good move to help sit closer especially coming off of 10F & 9F turf races

1  Pacific Heat   double barrel action from the Eurton barn.......back to Prat who owns 2 wins in 3 mounts on this filly four-year old.......should be in the mix from the get go

3  Shehastheritestuff   very consistent filly has a strong late kick and seemingly enough pace in the race to flatter it.....stout rider/trainer combo.....the 1 & 2 horse will be sent which makes Steven's job easy as in getting to the rail on the 1st turn......Gary can relax and time his off pace move come turn two....such a deal

2  Roo's Valentine

7  Moonless Sky


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