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Santa Anita for Sunday 24 June 2018

Los Alamitos starts Thursday where we will offer publications for 9 of the 12 days. Please check our calendar to see the 3 days that we will not be able to cover.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Baby Frankie   nice debut and two decent works since.......seems deserving of the step up out of MC and into MSW.......bred fine for the lawn and the distance......hard not to like

7  Oracle of Omaha   sure like his pedigree for a turf route race......never an easy task for a two-year old 1ster to run a turf route but Miller appears to have this one prepared well for the challenge

2  Nice Haircut

6  Savagery

8  Honcho

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Haylord   new trainer and drops.....trainer upgrade and he puts Prat up for jock upgrade........graduation day might be at hand

5  Seattle Encounter   Treece is steadily becoming a little dangerous when he races at the "big track"........and he might have figured something out about this gelding who he takes over the training duties for as the works are awfully good leading into today's race

2  Thefourfortyfourth

 

race 3    average clarity

7  Tina's Exchange   believe the D'A is pulling out all stops to take advantage of the hill as this gelding has 4 2nd's in 4 starts on it all of which were near wins......should get a nice stalk position......new jock finally gets a shot on the five-year old.......big recent 46:1 bullet work

1  Vending Machine   race might fall into the hands of this mid pack runner with plenty of speed signed up........won the 2 June version of this race quite nicely.....and how about this - same jock - same post - same 10 feet out for the rails......such a deal

9  Risky Proposition

8  Radio Silence

3  Popyhowuspelcupcake

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Deputy Bernardini   hard to split top two.......but......ultra impressive work regiment for this Baffert 1st time starter flashing plenty of speed and endurance.......shows signs of being a future "star"

6  Flagstaff   solid MSW debut running 2nd in a fast heat of MSW runners on 18 May and doing so with a wide trip......4 nice reassuring works since.....should be tough for Sadler and company

1  Calabras  

 

race 5    average clarity

(AE 14 Sweet Congrats has a shot if he gets in)

10  Strengthinnumbers   20 to 1 in debut hints this D'Amato 2nd time starter wasn't all the "cranked" for his debut which was the 17 May version of this race.......likely is cranked today......and a rider upgrade especially for a turf race

6  Ladybug   filly has been pounded at the windows in her last 3 races and finally ran like a filly worthy of the heavy support.......very strong effort/number in her last....can she repeat it.....we shall see

2  Storming Lady

9  Untouched Elegance

8  Himmah

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Princess Ashlyn   dynamite efforts in abbreviated sprint races (4 2 2 0) including in her last out - 3 wide duel up on the pace and she still almost won.......earned one big adjusted for pace/wide Santucci fig

5  Princess Dorian   four-year old filly has been on the improve since the Reed Saldana claim five races back and she has trained since her last as if the trend can continue.......and she gets some class relief today

8  Be a Lady

6  Devil's Beauty

4  Herunbridledpower

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Quebec  sprint-sprint-route scenario is so often a good move and especially so when the trainer happens to be Richard Baltas.....that is the case today and with a turf rider upgrade to boot

6  Valiska   filly has been unconscious in two turn grass races over the last 10+ months with a record of (8 7 0 1)........going for 4 in a row today and retains Mr Prat for the 4th straight race.......hard not seeing her tough once again today

1  Miss Boom Boom

4  Melissa Jane

5  Twirling Apple

 

race 8    average clarity

5  Thalia   debut sure appeared to be a turf muscled her up gimme of sorts.....the 14 to 1 odds she went off supports the idea.....and she sure is bred well to be a good one as she is a sibling to some nice runners including a prolific multiple Stakes winner

6  Coco Kisses   sprint-route-sprint scenario is one of Bonde's better maneuvers and that is the case for this filly......hot rider trainer team the last few weeks in Stevens and Bonde

2  Chasin Lucas

3  Sunrise Royale

8  Just Grazed Me

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Beau Recall   by far at her best at the one mile turf distance with 3 wins and 2 2nd's in 5 starts.....she has an extremely strong late kick......and Talamo knows her well which should him help make a timely late move

5  Sophie P   seems likely to sit pretty behind a suspect speed horse or two and get 1st crack at them on turn two or the stretch........decent shot to make it back to back Graded wins

9  Ancient Secret

7  Storm the Hill

6  Cordiality

 

race 10    average clarity

2  Best Two Minutes   exits one fast heat on May 19th as 108:3 on this year's SA dirt is one fast time and I believe it is the fastest time of the meeting.......and in the race he was caught wide stalking the leaders..........like that Baltas steps him up to get him out of claiming......that hints he exited the race in good shape......Maldonado wisely rides thru the claim

3  Desert Law   by far at his best at today's 6F distance........and his latest at 6 1/2F is not too and disguised by it's strength......and the four-year old gets a rider upgrade......such a deal

1  River Echo

5  Aristocratic

 

race 11    average clarity

5  Beach View   fairly consistent and might be at his very best at today's mini marathon 10 furlong distance........Elliot knows him well and usually gives him a good ride

7  Ritzy A. P.   does well when competing in allowance races..........last four alw races (4 1 1 2) and the three he did not win he was beaten by 1/2 length or less for the win......10F is a ? mark

6  Oscar Dominquez

8  Acker

3  Ya Gotta Wanna

 

 

 

 

 

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