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Santa Anita for Saturday 27 October 2018

Don't miss out on purchasing the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs on November 2nd and 3rd. (Breeders Cup races only. 5 two-year old races on Friday and 9 three and up races on Saturday) New format this year will have full comments for the top 3 choices and then in the larger fields 3 long-shots will be given with very short comments.

Hope all of you Dodger fans aren't too tired today after your sensational win last night. It brought back memories of a 14 inning two out walk off home run win for the 2005 World Series champs Chicago White Sox.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  More Honor   only time this Glatt three year raced in a claiming race like today it led to a win and the best effort of his 8 race career........race was run at today's 6 1/2F down the hill.......and the only other race on the hill was a solid 2nd.......this is likely his last chance to race on the hill until late ......the connections should be all out with him today

2  Artie B Good   class relief here should help this Morey three year old colt ......only race on the hill run on firm turf is a fit in this lower level spot

1  Goodwillambassador   another who has run well when the connections were willing to run in a claiming race.......and he showed he can handle the unusual configuration of the SA hill grass course

5  Italiano


race 2    below average clarity

2  Smuggler Union   quite the shocker in his last for a trainer who seldom wins.......not only winning at 20 to 1 but running a very fast time for the day and level despite a wide trip.......ran the race off of 42 days rest........56 days rest today.......come on Octavio Vergara Jr.

3  Spokane Eagle  1st out following the Aguirre claim and I like that he legs up Pereira as they combined for a nice price winner the last time they teamed up........four year old is (5 2 0 2) at SA and (5 0 0 1) anywhere else.....hopefully connections realize that they best get the most out of their new shooter now 

6  Gringo Star   2 for 2 at today's six and one half panels when racing on the wins in 11 other starts anywhere else.......rider sure could use a win.......Conner might have the "horse" to get one here


race 3    average clarity

5  Blackjackcat   believe Glatt realizes this laid up gelding could use a confidence builder and gets some class relief win and a 3rd in two races down the hill and the third was vs. much hot Stevens gets the call and he won back to back races in 2017 on this fellow

1  Ann Arbor Eddie   last two racing endeavors are his best two efforts in a long time........only two races on the hill are decent and he appears sharper now than then.........dangerous sort

3  Law Abidin Citizen   double barrel action for Glatt as he also trains our top pick.......four year old has run 4 good races in 4 starts down the majestic SA hill grass course and I don't see any reason why he won't run another


race 4    average clarity

8  Mad Mike   lone race was run in June in a MSW affair and the effort was nothing special........returns in a MC and with a work tab that hints he has returned as a much improved individual......believe he will be in the mix from the get go and a tough cookie throughout

5  Bull Fighter   prolonged work tab and a couple of back to back speedy 4F drills on 8 & 16 Oct at SA.........rate it about 70/30 that this Palma 1ster is meant and ready at 1st asking

7  Tank Team    Keith Desormeaux is only 1 for his last 40 with MC 1st time starters but this two year old is doing too well in the a.m. to ignore........rider Baze broke out of a big slump with 3 wins yesterday with only 4 mounts

2  Brix

1  Ultra Lucky


race 5    average clarity

2  Hit the Seam   away since June but training extremely well for his return to the race wars........believe he has a shot of running a lifetime top today........ and........ his grass races last Spring are not too shabby

10  The Hunted   tough post for new the S Cal scene jock Angel Cruz but he does ride the turf well and his mount has tactical speed to help Angel get on over by the 1st his chances if he does

1  Red Envelope   trainer sure could use a win and he sends out a consistent MSW here who showed he can handle the sod in his latest.......good rider in Van Dyke was up for two of those races.......not that crazy about the three year old runner's pedigree to get a route or would have rated higher

3  Zipper Mischief

8  Ostini


race 6    average clarity

2  Super Duper Cooper   nice spin around the track in his last.....and the fact that Prat stays up strongly supports the notion that his last was a tune-up of sorts.......last two races at today's 7F distance are par like efforts.......and unless you are a touring golf pro par is a good thing

6  Giant Influence   SCRATCHED OUT   one of his lifetime best races was run the last time he sprinted (28 May 18) and the sprint was only 1/2 furlong less than he needs to get today........gelding has been facing better........Baze won 3 recent 4F work.......plenty to like

7  Jimmy Chila   turf route to 7F dirt sprint is an interesting move especially considering this fellow has run fairly well on the SA main track........dangerous sort from the Ellis barn

5  Sheer Flattery

4  Caray


race 7    average clarity

2  Sheza Chattykat   lifetime best was run 2 back 5F turf to 6 1/2F dirt.......5F turf in last and 7F dirt this time around.......eye popping preparatory works......good history with Bejarano up......all systems go

4  Zusha   very solid in all 4 lifetime sprints and 3 of them are better than appear in print........trainer is only 1 for 37 this year but he has a shot at doubling his win total for 2018 here

6  Conquest Flatterme   sure like the rider change especially considering the weight break with the bug boy up.......appears to be the best speed in the field......nearly won the 20 May version of this 7F alw race in his lone lifetime effort at the distance

8  Cute Knows Cute

5  Time for Ebby


race 8    average clarity

5  Impression   made to order race for a speed type who sure looks like he will be loose and lonely and the lead in this affair......and with one tough jock to get by in Martin Pedroza

9  Acker   likely needed his last and he won the only time he has raced at today's distance of one mile on the turf........and trainer Peter Miller has been in the exacta 27 of 46 starts at the meeting.......yikes

8  Cats Blame   Knapp is one dangerous trainer 1st following a claim and maybe especially so right now as he is rather hot at the moment.......gelding's only race run at today's one mile on the grass in better than it appears in print..........danger city

2  Uber Star

1  Buckstopper Kit


race 9    above average clarity

5  Honeyfromthesouth   both lifetime races for this Baffert filly are much better than par for the MSW level and her works indicate she should be up for another one.......combine that with a weak looking group of foes and she sure appears to be a FREE SQUARE here

9  Madame Vestal   par like races in both lifetime starts but she likely will still need to be about 5L better if our top choice runs the race (and gets an OK trip of course) I think she will

11  Slewgoodtotbetrue   tough post in a 5 1/2F affair to make MSW debut.....believe she is ready to roll at 1st asking but she will need a very clever ride from her outer most least you get Prat to try and make that happen

1  Posit

3  Reachreachreach


race 10    average clarity

4  Ms Bad Behavior   hello SA in 2 wins and 3 2nd's in 5 races on it..........that and she appears best at today's one mile turf distance.......should sit 1st or 2nd down the back side in what should be a reasonable set of fractions......hard not to like

5  Toinette   fits if she is ready off of a 3 1/2 month hiatus from the game.......hard to tell if she is fit enough "fresh" or not......but.......if she is she has Prat up who is 2 for 3 on her

6  Tesora   trainer has a gaudy record with shippers and also in Graded races and in general he has had a very strong 2018........dangerous East Coast invader

9  Streak of Luck

13  Flammetta


race 11    below average clarity

10  Louden's Gray   ultra impressive back to back 5F works spaced only 5 days apart in preparation for today's race.......and this is only an 8K claiming race......hard not to like

6  I'll Wrap It Up   very solid rider/trainer on the SA dirt.......never missed the board in 4 lifetime starts at 6F........should be motoring late

1  Reverand Al   SCRATCHED OUT   very consistent when racing at 5 1/2 & 6 furlongs.......nice ride given by today's rider Roman in his latest..........if he manages to give another one (like our 2nd selection) he should be closing fast late

11  Lambo Luxx    SCRATCHED OUT  

8  St. Reno

9  Braddock


Posted on October 27, 2018 at 9:39 am by richs · Permalink
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