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Santa Anita for Thursday 29 March 2018

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So so card today but Friday's is a nice card both quality wise and handicapping wise.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

2  Gosilently   lone speed in this spot and with the best efforts/figs in the race.....that and he appears capable without the lead........and he gets a very reliable turf route jock in Nakatani

4  Frankincense   two decent grass races to his credit in 2 lifetime starts but he will need better than decent if our top selection runs his race.......recent drill suggests he is going to move forward today........and it best be a big move forward

6  Zipman   nice wake up in his latest his 1st ever in a route turf race...... and.......he likely feels awfully good following the effort for Baffert to move him up from MC50K to MSW racing

1  Friendly Outthedor

7  Momma's Baby Boy

 

race 2    average clarity

7  Sweet Treat   Clifford Sise runners have not preformed as poorly as his (11 0 1 1) indicates......work tab for this laid up mare are quite good.........2 of her 3 lifetime dirt races fit well when taking in consideration today's lower level.........and why not drop as she is a fiver year old making only her 6th start

1  Tenthousandreasons   blinkers on for today and with a nice speed work showing.......should be in the mix from the opening bell and seems likely to move forward today 2nd out following the long break in the action

2  Blame the Weather   another who should be in the hunt from the get go.........good speed rider up in Maldonado who woke-up last Sunday with two wins.....and Edwin can be streaky

3  Stella Sweeper

 

race 3    below average clarity

2  Red Carpet Cat   Belvoir seems overdue to wake-up as he has been in the doldrums for the SA meeting......and maybe he will wake-up here as this gelding just put in his best work (by far) in quite some time........and he seems likely to get a nice lonely mid pack grounding save trip at least thru turn one as there are many slower and faster foes signed up

6  Papa Turf   seven-year old seems sharp right now for Koriner since he put the blinkers on his gelding 2 races back.........recent solid 4F work hints he is ready for a 3rd straight good effort.......we shall see

7  Street Vision   last three SA races on the main track (3 2 1 0)........solid win albeit on a very sloppy track exactly 4 weeks ago........Glatt is a stellar 30% win and 63% show with his last 40 "claim repeater's".......very dangerous

5  Ketos

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Free Rose   five-year old gelding fits the condition of this race very well......Richie Baltas has been entering this fellow against better and he finally gets class relief today.......that makes sense as he hasn't earned much $$$ the last two years

8  Isotherm   only race at one mile on the grass that was firm (in three lifetime turf races at the distance) fits.....firm today and a very solid work regiment........tough post but Van Dyke is capable of being clever

1  Cimpl Man   nice turf sprint in latest should set him up nicely for today's turf route......good post and a jock in Maragh who is holding his own in S Cal

4  Fabozzi

7  Perfectly Majestic

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Moonlight Blue   by far at his best at SA when in route races.....one mile today and he sure stands out in this weak looking group.......trainer Vladimir Cerin has had an outstanding SA meeting

4  Reverend Al   needs a significant rebound in form......recent works hint he might be up for one.....that and the only time Roman rode him (Oct of 2017) he scored his lone lifetime win and it was also his best effort to date

3  Dad's a Gambler   good history back quick and that is the case today.......numbers fit well but this is his 1st ever at a route of ground and his pedigree to handle one is so so

1  Taco Tuesday

5  Liberation

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Route Six Six   really took to route racing in his 1st endeavor ever around the two turns.......earned a very strong real and adjusted for trip Santucci fig........works since the 16 Feb hint he has held form

1  Longden   Baffert three year old like our top selection has an adjusted for trouble fig in his last (and also in his previous) that is about 6L better than par.......hard to split top two

5  Jimmy Chila  rider upgrade for this colt who matched up OK vs. our 2nd choice.......had him running about 3L less than Baffert's three-year old.......a little move forward and with a more accomplished rider and maybe that will be good enough to turn the tables on him.......but of course he also needs to overcome our top selection

8  Formal Dude 

7  Orbit Rain

 

race 7    below average clarity

4  Highland Lass   dead on the board in last which made some sense as the works since his MSW winning debut weren't that good.....they are now........that and she appears to have the best early speed in the field.....hot rider/trainer combo to boot

6  Best of Me   won her MSW in style winning by over 3L and the strength of the win was supported by the fact that her division of the two MSW races run on the 4th of March was run 5 clicks faster.....likely will sit in a nice stalking position behind our top choice and maybe the 1 horse

5  Well Hello   won the aforementioned slower of the two divisions of MSW runners on 4 March........so she obviously will likely need a significant move forward to get to the winners circle

 

race 8    average clarity

5  Conquest Typhoon   5 for 8 at today's turf distance.......0 for 15 at other turf distances.........1st out after the Miller claim.........good rider/trainer team of late.......hard not to like

2  Defiantly   very dangerous trainer in Richard Baltas when he runs a grass horse 1st out following a claim........last raced on 15 Jan but has hit the track 9X since then........likely all wound up with those tightly spaced drills........we shall see

8  A Red Tie Day   like our top choice this fellow is a stellar 5 for 8 at the turf distance........hot rider trainer/rider combo in Conner/Jacobson.....as in 2 for their last 4 with the other two hitting the board

7  Lucky Bryan

9  Royal Albert Hall

4  Incensed

 

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 7:58 am by richs · Permalink
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