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Santa Anita for Friday 6 October 2017

After two decent days to start the meeting the next two were ugly. Hoping that changes today.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

1  Where's the D   drop makes sense as this filly sure likes SA (4 1 2 1).....and Roman (4 wins yesterday) knows her well as this is his 5th consecutive mount on her back......bug boy seems most comfortable at SA and it sure showed yesterday

5  Southern Treasure   very consistent sort on conventional dirt or the synthetic.....and not too shabby at today's distance as in 5 for 10.....and she drops out of the same higher level race as our top selection

2  Fourthenineteen   claimed in her latest and the a.m. work since is awfully strong for a F&M8K.......trainer does very well with limited starters

10  Herunbridledpower


race 2    average clarity

3  Mag the Mighty   lifetime best was her lone race down the SA hill grass course....and the effort was her debut......and the effort was compromised by a poor trip and fits at today's lower series of 4 works since her latest which was run on Aug 31st....seems ready for best

4  Coalinga Hills   owns good early speed on the dirt.....1st on the grass but has a decent pedigree for it with two sibs who are turf winners....and takes the magical drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming

9  Paddy Jean   not crazy about only one work showing since her last which was run on the last day of August......but if she is alright physically speaking I have rated her chances too low

6  Lord Attitude

Long-shot consideration:   10  Schwary's Girl   there is the gimme/go and drop......and then sometimes there is the gimme-gimme - go and drop ....that and 1st time with Roman up supports the notion


race 3    average clarity

5  Christy Jackson   all 4 of his lifetime dirt races fit and Ken Black sees fit to drop her to the lowest level of her life......sure seems like the one to beat if she has remained in relatively decent health......good sign that Baze stays put

2  Bona Fide Image   quite the year for Bill Spawr and he might keep the good times rolling with this filly who has only missed the board twice in her 10 race career.....but......she has yet to win showing "hanger" tendencies

6  Purrfect of Course   1st time starter appears to be training well enough to be ready for Mullins and company......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters.......seems dangerous

12  Grace Hopper


race 4    average clarity

6  Awesometastic   both lifetime fast track sprints (both at CD and with two next out winners in her last) are very solid for today's given level......seems like a good pick-up for Baltas and company and the trainer usually is very good at getting horses sent to him to improve

3  Princess Dorian   toss out her lastest as she had a brutal trip.....prior to that debacle she had 2 2nd's and a 1st to begin her carer and all the efforts were at SA in sprints.....seems likely to get back on track this afternoon

8  Pomp and Party   29 to 1 shocker in her 2nd lifetime start and off a prolonged layoff to boot.......that 2nd place finish can lead to graduation day if she benefited from the race......Fuentes deservedly gets the call again and will sure want to impress the D'A with another good ride

2  Pied N True


race 5    average clarity

9  Scatterling   seven weak break appears to have turned this filly around as her a.m. prowess sure is improved.....that and I like the rider change.......Maldonado has won 3 of his last 8 for D'Amato and with 3 other hitting the board

4  Brooks All Mine   another training very well while enjoying a break from having to race in the afternnon......that and Hollendorfer is likely all out with this gal as he drops her a notch following the 10 August claim

6  An Unusual Group   very consistent sort racing at the turf distance of one mile as in 7 for 15.......don't really mind that she doesn't step up following a solid win as she has needed 7 weeks to get back to the races

10  Peach Cove


race 6    average clarity

3  Thorpe d'Oro   appears to be lone speed in this spot and with Maldonado in the irons for the 1st time......that should should make him very tough in the late stages as Edwin is one tough speed rider to get by

1  Captivate   nice par like effort in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the dirt.......sprint-sprint -route maneuver for today and with a good looking work regiment put in in preparation for his new challange.......Prat wisely remains aboard

5  Ziconic   best ever was run in his latest and the effort is disguised by a bad trip given by Espinoza......rider has started the meeting cold but might feel better following this race if he gets Zenyatta's son to the winners circle for the 1st time

4  Principle Bob


race 7    average clarity

5  Ms Wakaya   race seems set for an off pace runner like herself with plenty of speed signed up.....that and this Miyadi filly appears to like the SA dirt surface the most.......and she has run very well "fresh" in the past........7 months "fresh" today

9  Dreamy Girl   recent a.m. work is vastly more impressive.......1 for 1 at today's 6F she up to her big effort 3 running lines back (August of 2016)......if she is she will be in the winners circle

4  Red Stich   last 3 races at SA on fast rated track (and they were also at 6F) led to a win and two second place finiishes........Ocampo knows her well and for the most part has given her decent trips

3  Powder


race 8    above average clarity

3  Be Mine   one heck of a nice turf runner to still be eligible for a nw alw race......away from the game for over 14 months but training very sharply at Slr.........1st on the hill ia a ? mark but the right guy up to guide her thru the zigzag in Pratt

1  Ava Forty Seven   double barrel action from the DA's office as he also conditions our to our top pick she is racing off of a layoff and also training like she is ready to roll........not out of the win picture by any means if she takes to the hill

8  West Coast Bias   (6 1 3 2) to start her career which has been all on the our top two picks this is her 1st on the hill.....but she has handled 5 1/F on the turf as well as one mile on the you would surmise she has a decent chance of coping well down the hill

5  Cash prize

2  Chocolate Coated

7  Angel Allie





Posted on October 6, 2017 at 10:21 am by richs · Permalink
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