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Santa Anita for Thursday 14 June 2018

So so card to start the new week of racing at Santa Anita which only has two weeks left of racing until it closes.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Lippy   bet hard in her two-year old MSW debut and ran an impressive 2nd place in a fast heat of MSW Cal-breds ...........and did so racing 3 wide.......and the strength of the effort is supported by gaps of about 2 and 3 lengths to 3rd and 4th.........should be tough if she holds form

3  Nardini   very expensive Cal-bred 1st time starter as she went for $160K as a yearling last Fall......and she sure appears meant and ready for Hofmans and company with a steady diet of solid 4F works put has tossed 1 for 1 from one starter and she was a Stakes winner

2  Rollinga   filly moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start and will likely need another move in the desired direction today to be able to compete for the top prize

7  Jellybeankristine

6  Scatapulp


race 2    average clarity

1  Amazon Cry   3 turf races at one mile on the turf led to a 1st and a 2nd.......and the one that was off the broad was his MSW debut where he went off at 54 to 1 which for a D'Amato 1st timer hints the race was badly needed......two sharp back to back 5F preparatory works.....should make a good account of himself

3  Dr. Troutman   trainer has 4 wins in 2018 and jock Pereira owns 3 of fact over the last two months he has won 3 of the 4 mounts he has had for trainer Paul Aguirre......latest fits and the 3 works since the race hint he is up for similar or more this afternoon for his new barn following the claim

4  Hot American   seems to be enough speed in this affair to flatter the late kick of this off pace three-year old gelding......fell off some in his latest.......likely needs his maiden debut effort 2 back

8  Souter

5  Dreams of Valor


race 3    average clarity

1  Naturalborn Singer   beat 4 of her 7 foes in her MSW debut and with no support at the windows........that suggests Hollendorfer didn't have her all that cranked up..........recent near bullet 4F work says she is now

4  Settle It   two-year old has eaten up plenty of cash so far as she has gone off heavy favorite in both lifetime races while hitting the board only once for a 3 3/4L 2nd.......barn is hot these she might live up to the hype and do so not as the favorite (I think)

7  Naughty Tiger   decent MSW debut for this baby and like our top choice was not supported at the windows.......and like our top pick she likely exited the race in good shape to be able to came back and race in only 17 days time......dangerous sort

10  Takahiro's Dream

6  Daddy's Mistress


race 4    average clarity

1  Sequentially   trainer Glatt is extremely dangerous with laid up sprinters like this colt........and this race seemingly favors an off pace runner which this colt happens to be.........all that and the rider and trainer have won their last two teaming up

5  Gringo Star   like the rider change especially with the 7 lbs bug boy break......also appreciate the step up for this "Gringo" which hints he is doing awfully does his near bullet drill put in just 6 days ago

4  Treasure Hunter   obvious turf to dirt set up for today's race......and with a monumental rider change for the better.........sure appears well-meant this afternoon


race 5    average clarity

3  June Two Four   solid wake-up in last two races with the addition of the blinkers.......3 reassurring drills since his last which is a couple of lengths better than par for today's level.........should be tough

6  Fire Rooster   new trainer after one start and a hot one.......and takes that magical drop from MSW racing to a low-priced MC......danger city

9  Jump the Tracks   last three races are strong and one of them is disguised......mostly place as low as 3rd choice as he only shows one so so drill since his latest 32 days ago......small concern but enough of one to make him 3rd selection

2  Frankie Machine

7  Skagit River


race 6    average clarity

3  Goseecal   filly has found a new home and the that home is on the majestic SA hill grass course........last two races are par like efforts considering today's level and this race seems to set up for her off pace style

2  Lori's Attitude   last 7 races on the SA hill have yielded a record of (7 2 2 1 1).......that and the step up in class is a good sign as is the fact Bejarano sticks with the five-year old who he just won with down the hill

4  Tizanillusion   Sadler like yours truly had a bad week last week as he went an alarming 0 for 16........mare tossed a clunker in her latest.....needs a rebound.......improved a.m. work since her latest hints she might provide does a switch to first time Desormeaux

1  Go On Mary

8  Noble Dancer


race 7    below average clarity

7  Gonna Fly Now   new trainer takes over in Baltas and that is usually a very dangerous proposition for the opposition when Baltas puts some stout a.m. work into his new shooter.........tightly spaced drills and the latest was and endurance building 6F work

1  Muchos Besos   very good history with M S Garcia on his back (4 2 0 1) ......that and I like the turf to dirt senario for today's race.....should be in the mix from the get go which is usually a plus for this elder statesman

4  Shackleford   deep deep closer might be the "last one standing" if the pace up front is a strong one which it might be if the 2nd choice dukes it out early with the 8 horse

9  Ground Rules

3  Pioneerof the West


race 8    average clarity

(AE 11 Chalky  has a shot if she draws into the field for the AE list)

3  Gia Lula   sprint-sprint route maneuver led to a nice 3rd place finish in a one mile MSW race on the sod in her 3rd lifetime start......sprint-sprint-route again for 3rd out after a long layoff and this time competes in a MC50K.......hard not to like

8  Into Glamour   dangerous speed type from the Baltas barn.......and Baltas is often at his most dangerous 1st time he is willing to drop from the MSW ranks to a MC........not out of the win picture at and means

6  Foxtail   crossed the wire 1st in the April 29th version of this race but was disqualified.........Baze will be out to make amends......but then again Sadler had an ice-cold week last week

2  Sunday Prophet

9  Eye of the River



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