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Santa Anita for Friday 29 September 2017

It is good to be back! Hope the track plays fair this weekend as all 3 racing cards appear to be very playable.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

9  Amazon Cry   tough trip two back and then an even tougher one in his last out somewhat hides an improving Phil D'Amato colt.....that and they drop back into a maiden claimer which should make him the one to beat if of course he receives a better trip

10  Bacoli   wide trip in a MSW turf race in his latest losing about 5 lengths and only was beaten 4L for the win......and now he drops into a maiden claimer for the 1st time in his career.....should be a major player

5  Sirari   very dangerous looking and prolonged work regiment for this Clifford Sise 1st time starter........ especially for the  MC50K level

3  Kinematico


race 2    average clarity

5  Saint Dermot   no shot whatsoever to do much damage in his latest racing wide and doing so up on a strong pace ......rightfully had little left in the tank late........connections drop claiming price in half for today....he does like to run wide but how wide can you be in only a 5 horse field

1  Over Achiever   last appeared to be a gimme off of the layoff as Ellis placed his six-year-old at a level I imagine he thought no one would put in a claim.....gelding is stout at SA as in 2 for 3.......Morey has had a good go of it in S Cal this year and is quite dangerous dropping 1st out following a claim.....Bejarano up

2  Freddies Dream   might be a decent claim by Mullins and company as this six-year-old owns a good history on conventional dirt......and he might be running at his favorite distance (4 2 1 1).....(5 2 0 2) on the SA dirt is noteworthy as well


race 3    above average clarity

7  Airfoil   significant rider upgrade with the change in trainers to Mark Glatt who happens to be one of the more dangerous trainers around in S Cal when he drops 1st out following a claim

6  Heir of Storm   awfully dangerous looking work preparation for this significant drop down who has been away since April Fools Day

2  Royal F J   seems to prefer racing off of ample time between starts these days and that sure makes sense as this is start number 101 for this 10 year old.......that and he drop 2 notches for Carava who has had him for most of his career

1  Golden Atlantic


race 4    average clarity

7  Conqueror   lone career race on conventional dirt fits well here and it was run at SA at today's one mile distance and Ocampo was up.......Pratt is up today.......very sharp a.m. work

5  Fregosi   quite the makeover jock......1st time racing on change back to blinkers on.....and races at the lowest level of his life......all that suggests to yours truly that he is well-meant on opening day SA

4  Inhibition   very wide trip in last somewhat hides a nice forward move 1st out following the claim by Cassidy and company........and the confidence shown by the connections (moving him up in claiming once again) hints he is doing awfully well

3  Divisor


race 5    average clarity

7  Haulin' Freight   sure appeared to be nothing more than a public work-out in his MSW debut to drop and........ go go go in today's maiden claimer......and .the fact he worked 6F just 3 days ago supports the notion as does the fact he went for only 42K at sale

4  American Currency   decent debut racing in a MC80K affair on the last day of August.......returns for start number two in a MC50K and switches jocks to Gary Stevens......nice 5F gate work put in just 5 days ago......all-systems go for Truman and friends

9  Sandbed    solid work tab for this Sise 1st timer.......and Cliff Sise years back used to pop at a price with MC 1sters quite often.....that hasn't been the case the last couple of years.....but....the works sure hint it might to a return to the past this afternoon

3  Colormemoney


race 6    below average clarity

4  Red Carper Cat   front running type was taken back in his latest and it sure worked out well making an impressive turn move and winning very easily.....thru the years when a given horse successfully changes his running style they often win right back if they utilize the same running style

7  Gentrified   seems like a bad claim by Salder and friends and the connections realize it as they drop this fellow way down to cut the red ink while the can.....or.....he is totally shot....we shall see

8  One I'm Running To   appears to be the speed of the speed in this race with quite a few that will want the front end.......and retains the bug boy who is 2 for 2 on this three-year old at Santa Anita

6  Cupid's Beau


race 7    above average clarity

7  Luck De   very strong race with Desormeaux up for the 1st time and the strength of the run is disguised by a very wide trip.....rather solid history on the turf racing at 1 1/16th or less.......should get a nice mid pack position and if Kent gets over closer to the wood  this time around she should be tough

1  Ok Doll   seems at her best on the SA turf course and also appears to appreciate the one mile turf distance.....should get a good trip on or near the lead in what should be a workable set of fractions

5  Domestic Vintage   Roman has been one heck of an apprentice rider to date but not in route turf the switch to Talamo following a poor trip by Roman should move this three-year filly forward off of a nice set of works

2  Salsita


race 8    above average clarity

6  Xten   ultra impressive 2nd lifetime start and 1st running a route.......did extremely well to run 2nd with as wide a trip as he a.m. work since.......T C will be out to make amends

5  Jungle Warfare   seems well-meant today off of a vastly better series of works of late......and draws Mike Smith for the 1st time who is showing up for his only mount of the day on this two-year old......and last but not least Jerry H is solid with the sprint-sprint-route maneuver

1  Major Cabbie   last appears to be a racing experience tune-up for this well-bed colt who has been working awfully well prior to and after his debut and working like is preparing for a distance race......if that is true....lookout

2  Unlawful Act


race 9    above average clarity

2  Tribalist   extremely talented turf sprinter is 4 for 4 when wearing front bandages.....and the only time he raced down the majestic SA hill grass course he did not have them on and nearly won anyway.....and he is capable on or off of the pace giving his rider options

4  Om   ultra consistent grass horse and at any distance..........which includes a near miss in the B C turf sprint down the hill last year......not crazy that regular rider Stevens isn't up......but Van Dyke will do

7  Guns Loaded   has really been on a roll down the hill dating back to 26 Dec 15 when the course has been rated firm (3 2 0 1).......and should be in top condition racing 2nd out following a layoff

3  California Diamond

8  Coastline

1  Prize Exhibit



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