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Santa Anita for Sunday 6 January 2019

Sorry for the lack of comments but with the significant rainfall last night I had to re-handicap for a drying out track at Santa Anita which going back in my files has led to a somewhat rail speed condition about 80% of the time. So take note that I am leaning that way with my selections.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Sir Eddie   drops to win and the only two times he has raced on the SA dirt he showed the best early speed of his life

2  Spicy Vibration   good works and 5 for 25 with MC 1st timers for Hofmans

3  Iron Curtain   improved in latest and two sharp works since......same or better seem likely

4  Midnight Bandit


race 2    below average clarity

1  Sweet Treat   filly is improving and likely will again because O'Neill (red-hot) steps her way up.......good early route speed and a good off track pedigree

4  Withholding Info   Baffert is quite chilly but this gal won her MSW debut impressively and has a good pedigree for an off track and a route

2  Starr of Quality   best at SA (9 4 0 2) which includes a 1 for 1 on an off track........(10 0 3 4) everywhere else

7  Mongolian Humor

3  Arctic Roll


race 3    average clarity

5  So Gucci   just missed graduating at 1st asking at Lrc at today's since (and at SA) hints at even better today

2  Miss Fia    like our 2nd choice in race 1 this filly shows good works and David Hofmans is 5 for 25 with MC 1st timers

7  Equal Measure    seems like a good claim by Sadler......good off track sire......obviously chances are enhanced if we don't get an inside condition

4  Acadia Fleet


race 4    average clarity

2  Depende de Ti   bad trips in last two including the starts.......if this filly breaks well today she has a shot to go wire to wire or stalk at worst

5  Thanks   blinkers off as her best so far was running from off of the pace at SA two races back......if that is where she races today her chances are enhanced if we don't get an inside condition

6  Reds Sacred Appeal   went off at 69 to 1 in last for her 1st at a route......and since the trainer is dismal 1st at a route this filly might really benefit from the endurance building effort

1  Had Enough K P


race 5    average clarity

1  Ayacara   lone off track race was run turf to dirt two back and was a solid number.....drops....blinkers on......speed rider Maldonado on......should sit closer to the front today

3  Builder   decent shot to snatch the front end......(5 1 1 1) at the distance looks awfully good vs. this group

6  Original Intent   lifetime best and a good fit here was his lone effort on an off track......and it was run at SA

9  Platinum Equity

8  Spend It


race 6    below average clarity

3  Tyfosha   solid race on a trying out "good" track at SA on 13 October.....same ditance today and maybe save type of surface........trainer's hot

8  No Wine Untasted   very sharp BREEZING 5F drill a week good a shot to lead as anyone......likes ample time between starts and gets it

4  Bashful   strong 5F turf wining debut........good pedigree for an off track.......Mike Smith stays put

1  Trustini

9  Princess Roi


race 7    average clarity

3  Surfing Star   stellar races in last two both at today's distance.......good final times despite having to cope with very strong pace.......hope he can handle a drying out SA dirt

4  El Huerfano   plenty of speed in this affair and he might get a nice mid pack position.......has handled an off track OK.......rider and trainer are 7 for their last 13........yikes

8  Pepe Tono   only beaten by 7 3/4 lengths by a Triple Crown winner in an off track........dangerous deep closer especially if I am all wet of my prediction of a speed track

2  Super Sol

7  Vice Marshall


race 8    average clarity

2  Bellafina   handles brutal fractions......OK off pedigree.......capable on or just off of the pace......hard not to like

5  Reflect   lone off pace runner in the race loaded with speed......should be passing some tired horses down the stretch

1  Mother Mother   very dangerous trainer in Baffert when he takes the blinkers off (37% win last 43) especially with a horse that has down little wrong like this filly


race 9    average clarity

10  Miss Unusual   best ever was sprinting at SA and she also won her only other race sprinting at SA and it was her debut.....and she just won at Lrc in the off going.....such a deal

7  Baby Ice   claim back by Knapp and why not as the last two races run with Knapp as the trainer were 9L & 2L wins......decent "off track" pedigree

5  Rizzi's Honor   dangerous trainer in Glatt with laid up cheap sprinters.......mare seems best at today's distance

6  Just Be Held

4  Pied N True





Posted on January 6, 2019 at 10:15 am by richs · Permalink
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