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Santa Anita for Monday 29 May 2017

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Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

2  Del Mar Ann   somewhat short on numbers but this is a weak looking 50K and I sure like the improved recent 4F speed drill since her last....should sit closer today and that appears to be a plus in this spot

4  An Unusual Group   just claimed by one hot trainer in Machowski......decent layoff run in latest at GG.....and this mare has won down the SA hill in 3 runs down it....should come motoring late

1  Candy Boss   somewhat suspicious 1st time in claiming but if this gal is OK she fits well in this spot with her good early speed.....and gets in with 9 lbs less than her competition with the bug boy up and entered at 45K to get more weight off


race 2    average clarity

2  Princess Kendra   race shape seems to set up in her favor some....that being for an off the pace runner.....good history at the distance (6 2 1 1).......good history with William Spawr as the trainer

4  Back Beauty   just claimed by Carava and he shows confidence in his new shooter by hiking her up 2 levels of claiming.....she is quick and often goes to the lead but she has stalked and won as well which might be wise here

3  Hell On Wheels   great name for a one-dimensional speed horse.....bell rings and the gate opens...... and it is.... pedal to the metal to try to snatch the lead from our 2nd selection


race 3    average clarity

2  Girl Downstairs   son-in-law will be out to make amends to father-in-law Ron Ellis as his ride on this mare was not a good one in her latest.....steadied and way too wide......earned one big adjusted for trouble Santucci fig......likes ample time between races and Ellis shows patience and gives it to her.....should be tough

3  Dis Smart Cat   very impressive and promising to start her career in the Spring of 2016......then things didn't pan out too well......but she seems to be rebounding and draws the attention of Stevens.....dangerous sort

4  That's a Lady   quite consistent routing at SA but she has not seen the winners circle since May of last year.....but her a.m. work since her latest is improved and it is subtle improvement......the best kind as it is hidden to most


race 4    average clarity

8  She Began Again   1st timer owns a pedigree that suggests she will have early speed....and she is wound up like a top with a series of tightly spaced works .........a la Mike Mitchell style......Miyadi/Gutierrez have won their last two as a team

7  American Rhiannon   cut back to an abbreviated sprint of only 5F sure appears to be a plus.....and I believe that is what lured the connections to race her at the lowest tag of her career.....should be in the hunt from the opening bell

2  Sweetwater Gal   another with some early foot who likely was lured into dropping to take advantage of the seldom run distance of 5F........away from the game since September but that is not much of a factor in a 5F race

1  My Mel Mar


race 5    above average clarity

4  S Y Sky   sure stands out in this spot as this D'Amato three-year old filly has been impressive in both of her lifetime starts

1  Miss Sunset   will attempt to open up a lead and never look back......not that easy of a task with our top and 3rd choices stalking her.....but..... not impossible especially with Mike Money Smith up

3  Radish   likely will sit mid pack and save some ground at least thru turn one with the two inside of her quicker for the first quarter.....tends to flatten some in two turn races....thus....3rd pick


race 6   below average clarity

4  Virtual Currency   fabulous work regiment with multiple works of merit and very tightly spaced intervals......impressive......wish this was a dirt race as I am a touch concerned about her pedigree for the grass....but the fact Prat takes her is reassuring

1  Meadowsweet   another ultra impressive in the a.m. and in her case brilliantly bred for the why not top selection.......she is bred to not only love the grass but her breeding suggests longer distances suite her better......but still very dangerous with Smith aboard

3  Red Shelby   shows plenty of get up and go but so far she has acted like a Red Shelby with mechanical problems......but Miller gives her enough time off and more maintenance to get her in vroom  vroooom vroooooom........ and with a new and better driver

7  Ten Count Out


race 7    average clarity

5  Wild At Midnight   Baffert 1ster finished up her work regiment with two sizzling works hinting she has an abundance of early speed.....and Joe Talamo who Baffert seldom uses has won his last two mounts on a Baffert horse.....hmmm

8  Just a Little Hope   very strong better than par MSW debut for this Hendricks runner....and Gary Stevens wisely sticks around....extra 1/2 furlong appears to be a plus

4  California Breeze   broke slowly and the ran inside on a slightly dull inside....finished up with plenty of life at 5 1/2F...... so another furlong appears to be a good is of course Mr Prat riding for the 1st time

2  Danuska's My Girl

Long-shot consideration:   9  Secret Shopper  no support at the windows in her MSW debut and yet was only beaten by 2 1/2 lengths for the win....likely not all that cranked up for her debut......good chance that she is today


race 8    average clarity

2  B Squared   has done little wrong in three lifetime starts....and I have a feeling that the dangerous rider/trainer/owner trio of Gutierrez/O'Neill/Reddam is going to start heating things up some

3  Alsatian   preparatory work regiment has never been better for this Drysdale colt.....and I sure like his pedigree for the 9 furlong distance which will be taxing for many of the Cal-breds in this affair

1  Cali Way   three-year old dusted older in his last in a sub 135 mile on the grass.....and like our 2nd selection the 9F distance should fit him should retaining Bejarano

10  Marckie's Water

Long-shot consideration:   11  More Power to Him   ultra consistent N Cal horse both on the turf and the dirt and who has plenty of experience routing......if he handles the shipping he should be a factor


race 9    below average clarity

9  The Sun Feels Good   1st timer seemingly is out working any of her foes that she is about to face today....and I like that Maldonado is named as she likely has some early gas and has the right jock up to utilize it and only 5F to travel

7  Flyin Artie   very bad start in MC debut and then showed she can run some........ironically she once again breaks from the seven post and once again in a field of break well today with only five furlongs to work with

3  Surfin' Safari   regressed badly in her latest....needs a rebound.....decent 2 works since her disappointing race hint she might rebound

6  Princess Aubrey

2  Todos Santos

1  Knowitallhousewife



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