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Santa Anita for Sunday 13 May 2018

Happy Mothers Day!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Dignitaire   SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE   very solid disguised one mile grass race in 2nd lifetime start off of 4 weeks rest.........hasn't gotten to run off of relatively short rest until today (29 days).......and gets a rider upgrade especially for a grass race.........seems poised for a good improved effort 1st time in a maiden claiming race

2  Tequila Blanoc   gelding has outrun his odds in both lifetime races and his latest was on the turf albeit on the hill.......but he showed he likes a route as he nearly won his MC debut at a route which is never an easy task

6  Desolation Sound   last fits well and he steps down in claiming today.....not crazy about the change in riders for a grass race or would have rated higher especially as hot as Eurton is right now

3  Cosa Nostra   SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE  

7  Original Intent


race 2    average clarity

2  Lucky Outcome   lone race in Oct was a MSW affair where the effort displayed was unimpressive except for a touch of early speed......returns in a MC50K and the works hint that the time off has done her a world of good......we shall see at about 1 pm pacific

1  Get Yourself Home  fell off a little in latest......but.........2 of 4 lifetime dirt races fit well here and back to the rider in Bejarano who was up for both of them........filly needs a rebound and might provide it 60/40 that she does

5  Marjorie E  decent MC debut and the effort is hidden a little as she was bumped some and ran a little bit wide......likely she still needs more and has the right to give it with a start under her belt


race 3    average clarity

5  Cinnamon Twist   Cerin is deadly 1st out following a claim these days and he might like what he just picked up as he raises his new filly up multiple levels........and rightly so as she earned numbers in her last two races that are par like for today's level

1  Uno Trouble Maker   three-year old filly won the 15 April version of this race gate to wire......that and you have to like that she also has won from off of the pace.......bug boy stays up.......Miller is better than most getting back to back wins out of a horse

3  Avail   competitive in all 4 lifetime starts on the dirt (4 1 2 1).......drops one level lower than Koriner claimed her for two races back........last was a nice 2nd in a protected starter.........hmmmm..........drops to enhance chances of winning......or......claim me please.........tough call which


race 4    average clarity

6  Skelton Pass   six-year-old gelding has only missed the board one time in eight turf races at SA and seems at his best down the SA hill.........might be a good claim by Javier Sierra who has been doing better at the SA meeting than he usually does

2  Sycamore Lane   SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE  not much in his two races out west but he gets ample time off to set things right and Jacobson has put in a prolonged series of very tightly spaced drills to get him cranked up.......most of his lifetime races out east would win this race........very dangerous if rebounds

1  No More Talk   obvious 203 to 1 gimme in his last which was in a G3 race on the grass at GG.........go today in this 32K race down the hill.........last two turf races prior to his last which were run last Fall at Lrl fit fine

7  Allaboutmike   SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE  

8  Mr. Opportunist


race 5    average clarity

8  Secret Offer  SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE   laid up filly is seemingly out working anyone by a ton........and.........following a 5 month layoff since her MSW debut she drops to the MC20K level.........trainer is has yet to win in 2018 but might get a little mojo back here

1  Dee Way to Go   filly should be in the mix from the opening bell and with a 7 lbs apprentice who has done decently with the limited mounts that he has been given.........filly has a decent history running off of short rest like today

3  Veiled Heat   four-year old filly seems best at 5 1/2 furlongs and her latest at 6 furlongs is better than it appears as she had a very wide trip

5  Cheyenne Dancer

7  Calimonco Action


race 6    average clarity

2  Midnight Soot   sure appears to set up for a late runner like this D'Amato three-year old with plenty of speed signed up.........that and horses have been winning from far back in the dirt routes for the last 3 of 4 weeks which includes many races where the "race shape" seemed to favor speed

4  Jack and I   no support at the windows in both lifetime races which were turf routes........might be gimme-gimme-drop and go on his 1st on the dirt which by my book he has a better pedigree for

1  Jump the Tracks   lifetime best and a solid fit in this spot is his lone race at SA and it was a route race......not sure if he is ready fresh off of the bench but my guess is he is for Mullins to run him at the lowest level of her life

5  It's a New Year

8  Skagit River


race 7    below average clarity

1  Bird Is the Word   seems very sharp for Almeida and friends 2nd out following the layoff as he just popped a blistering 46:3 bullet work one week ago........that hints he likely got plenty out of his layoff turf run.......good history when today's rider Bejarano has been aboard

6  Mr. Roary   poor trip in his latest hides an improvement.....handles the 9F of turf rather well and gets a rider upgrade and to one in Gutierrez who has been rather hot the last 2 or 3 weeks

9  Oscar Dominquez   might be a decent claim by Jack Carava and he wisely allows Desormeaux to ride thru the claim.......should be flying in the late stages of this 9 furlong grass race

3  Ritzy A. P.

4  Twentytwentyvision


race 8    average clarity

6  Saint Dermot   seven-year old was taken for 16K by way of a claim by Kitchingman 4 races back.......might have had little chance to run in did not like turf and then did not like the blinkers off in his two dirt races......blinkers on and dirt and drops 5 claiming levels......a ton if his health is still OK

7  Awe   trainer Genaro Vallejo has won 6 of his last 16 1st out after a claim and his last 2 or 3.......1st time as a gelding might in route races on conventional dirt......dangerous sort

3  Limited Response   likely will sit dead last early and make one big late run.......and these days that is often a good thing in the route dirt races at Santa Anita

8  Hackleton

5  Harrovian


race 9    average clarity

5  Amazon Cry   love the bullet 6F drill at Slr following a strong layoff 9F grass race at today's level.....hard not seeing this D'Amato colt making a good account of himself this afternoon

4  Impression   trainer is dynamite 2nd out following a claim as in 14 for his last 44 (30%) and 66% in the money .......and he usually means business when he turns to Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux to get the job done

7  Starting Bloc   Mandella by his lofty standards is having a lackluster year with an 11% win percentage but he puts this laid up grass horse in a MC for the 1st time and gets Prat to stick with the colt......seems overdue and might really miss visiting the circle of joy

9  Maxinamillion

8  Indian Gulch





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