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Santa Anita for Friday 1 June 2018

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Decent card this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Platinum Equity   very solid works for this three-year old since his latest which was a decent effort (albeit on the grass) at twice the claiming level......believe that Baltas has him very sharp as connections realize they might lose the gelding by way of a claim today

6  Graycaster   very "live" when Prat has been named to ride and he is up today........all three races when the jock was up fit well in this lower level spot

5  Master Ruler   toss out his last on the AW at GG as he appeared to dislike the synthetic track...... three-year old colt seems best with the blinkers off on conventional dirt and gets that today


race 2    average clarity

1  Kylemore   trainer is often at his best off of 46-90 day layoffs.......63 days since this gelding ran last and nice looking preparatory work tab.......three year old should get a nice trip on or near a set of easy fractions.......that is a rather dangerous proposition for the opposition with Bejarano up

4  La La Land   best turf credentials in the race and he will be very dangerous if he gets out of the gate a little quicker than he has in his three USA starts

2  True Loyalty   Midwest invader is training the best this time around for his 3rd start at SA since shipping into Santa Anita.......1st time Desormeaux.......believe he might up to a lifetime top effort this afternoon his best today


race 3    average clarity

6  Touch Rainbows   5 wins in 6 mounts on this five-year old gelding for Prat.....that and he has as good an opportunity to grab the lead as anyone in this filed of 6.......and.......if he doesn't he has shown he can win without it

4  More Candy   consistent sort especially at Santa Anita where he owns 2 wins - 3 2nd's - 1 3rd in six starts........very formidable if he is ready fresh off of the bench

1  Conqueror   gelding was on quite a roll stepping up the class ladder until he tried a race down the hill where he showed little.....but....the race seemed to muscle him up some as his a.m. work is solid since.........very big step up today but the way Cerin has been going these day's I wouldn't count him out


race 4    average clarity

6  Ib Prospecting   believe the barn now realizes their filly is a dirt sprinter where she owns a win and a 2nd in two dirt sprint races......yet to hit the board in 4 other surfaces/distances........nice win in last and it was her 1st with today's rider on her back

3  Bobbie Lincoln   lone race was way back in March of 2017 where she graduated at 1st asking despite a slow start and a bit of a wide trip......that adjusted for trouble number would have a decent shot of taking down this race if she is able to run similar 14 1/2 months later

8  Kentan Road   loose and lonely on the lead would be the road to victory if hot apprentice rider Heriberto Figueroa can slow this rocket down early so as not to blow herself up by setting too fast of 1st quarter

7  Get Yourself Home

1  Utana


race 5    average clarity

8  The Tulip   like the rider switch back to Van Dyke.......mare could have won the 5 May version of this race if she didn't have st steady so hard on the 2nd turn......two reassuring works since her last hints she has held form and unlikely will not bounce

6  Vasilika   seems to love SA turf (4 3 1 0) and her recent a.m. work is vastly improved.......that and she also is solid at today's one mile turf distance (5 3 1 0)........likely needs her lifetime best and she sure seems as if she might provide it

2  India Mantuana  latest off of an extended hiatus from the game sure seems to be nothing more than a sprint turf gimme to muscle up and be fully fit for today's route race........she does have something to prove at 9F but the D'A is hot right now with his grass stock

4  Amboseli

7  Fuerza


race 6    average clarity

8  Hot Autumn   just keeps getting better........and better......and her latest is better than par.......two reassurring drills since her last on May 5th suggest the trend can continue......appears to be the one to overcome unless the extra furlong ends up being detrimental

1  Storming Lady   filly was beaten by our top selection in her debut race but only by 1 1/4 lengths.......she had little support at the widows in the race hinting she wasn't fully "cranked" and that more can occur in this her 2nd lifetime start

3  Aunt Lubie   bet hard in her MSW debut but like so many R Mandella runners the last few months she ran OK but hardly to her odds.......expensive purchase continues to work like she has plenty of talent.......maybe she displays it in her 2nd start.......we shall find out the answer about 3 p.m. pacific

5  Chickatini

2  Kindred


race 7    average clarity

9  Twisted Rosie   last seems like a little B.S. (excuse my French) in a protected race to possible get away with a significant drop and not get claimed.......or maybe it is your handicapper who if full of the aforementioned bull excrement

2  Uno Trouble Maker   like this one's chances more if the 22% win bug boy doesn't get involved in a suicidal speed duel and takes back some like this filly did with another successful bug aboard way back on 29 December

7  Palace Paynter   double barrel action for Miller as he also trains our 2nd pick.......this filly has won two straight on the lead so I doubt she takes back here despite an abundance of speed in the race

3  Willows Babe

1  Mis Viola


race 8    average clarity

7  Pursuing The Dream   might be primed for her very best 3rd out after the layoff (also 3rd start in the good old U S of A) the rider change to Smith.........very dangerous

1  Casino Dream    blinkers on in last and popped her lifetime best..........two reassuring works since........and Van Dyke wisely stays up......good post......should be tough

6  Mybluebell   sure like her races in France where she steadily improved.....also like that she has only been away since suggest she is ready fresh.......Hess legs up his pal Desormeaux

5  Streetwithnoname

3  Hope Wins 




Posted on June 1, 2018 at 9:54 am by richs · Permalink
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