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Santa Anita for Thursday 14 February 2019

Plenty of rain once again so the selections in race one are for off the turf.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

(selections are for off the turf)

2  Spanish Bay   takes that ever magical drop from MSW racing to MC.......solid work preparation on the SA dirt for today's layoff run......good pedigree to handle an off track

6  Aced   colt appears to have slipped some but not enough not to handle a drop into mid priced maiden claiming from the MSW ranks.......decent 3 work series since his latest which was run on the last day of 2018.......and it sure seems like a good sign that Rosario stays with the Eurton colt

5  Molaf   vastly improved 4F drill put into this colt by William Morey only 6 days ago.....that hints that this colt might be up to his debut race which was 3 races back.......if he is he fits just fine this afternoon if of course he handles the off going........pedigree says he should

4  Pervasive Cat

1  The Daddy Factor


race 2    average clarity

2  Big Base   fairly new sire Smiling Tiger is 38% win with "mudders".......that and Hollendorfer sure has this filly primed for such a low her chances if she does handle the off going

5  Awesome Amanda   four-year old filly ran a decent layoff race on a "good" rated track at SA two weeks ago........she should fit fine here is she makes a logical forward move.......trainer could use a win.......might get it here

6  Whata Flirt   nicely improved since O'Neill yanked the blinkers off this youngster's nose......four year old filly has shown she can handle an off track with 2 near wins in two starts on one.....switch to Gryder today and Aaron is riding as well as he has in S Cal in a very long time


race 3    average clarity

5  Platinum Equity   romped in a very sloppy track in his latest and that likely is what he will see today........and he is versatile as he has won on or off of the pace.......sure like the placement as the barn is being very realistic with his abilities

2  Twirling Tiger   very strong race 3 back which was also on an off track......trainer is doing surprising well at the big S Cal circuit and Treece is solid 1st after a claim.......and it seems like a very good sign that T C Baze rides thru the claim

6  Little Scotty   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  no shot in latest as Scotty set a brutal pace and did it on a dull inside........predictably tired badly.........not crazy about his pedigree to handle the off going but if he does lookout as he should get very loose on the lead


race 4    average clarity

8  Duranga   last two races are much better than par and I believe she is up to another strong effort is she handles her first ever on an off track......pedigree for it is better than average

1  Midnight Lilly   Hector Palma has been quite dangerous with multiple level drop the switch back to Pereira as all four times that he rode this mare produced efforts/numbers that fit very well at today's lower level

5  Cia Luna   the off going seems OK for this filly and she might have some upside as she sure improved in her 1st ever at a route and/or 1st ever without wearing blinkers.......dangerous sort

7  Sought More Pep

2  Sharp Holiday


race 5    average clarity

6  Goodtingscominpink  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   both lifetime races fit at today's slightly higher MC level.......that and the fact that Cerin is often at his most dangerous 1st out following a claim you could surmise this filly will fire her best to date providing she handles the off going

7  Boolicious   both lifetime dirt race aren't bad and if this filly handles her first on an off track she seems poised for her best today as her 4F drill since her last on 19 Jan. is improved and that is rather subtle

3  Meritocracy   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE    all three lifetime races fit well here and one of them was on an off why is she 3rd pick you say.........because her jock is in a slump

2  Bluegrass Betty

4  Twirling Diamond


race 6    below average clarity

3  Don't Stalk Me   since the blinkers were put on this four-year old he has a record of (7 4 2 1) and he is a perfect 3 for 3 at SA.........and at "the distance" for his lifetime he is (5 4 0 1).......that'l do

1  Allaboutaction   good gate horse and that includes two races where he had to break from the one post.........he should sit on or near the lead which is usually a good thing on a sloppy track.......that and he is (7 5 2 0) on the SA dirt......1st on an off track but bred well to handle one

7  Annie's Candy   drops back to the ($40K) level where Hollendorfer claimed this six-year-old for.......vastly improved a.m. work since his last........rebound seems imminent he handles his 1st in the goo

2  Jan's Reserve

9  Distinctive B


race 7    average clarity

1  Kate's Princess   2 of 4 lifetime races fit well here and if her recent couple of works are worth a hoot that is good news because her works indicate that she will fire her best to date this afternoon

3  Time for Suzie   good Cal sire when it comes to producing runners that handle off tracks......that and she just worked what looks like the best work she has ever put in and did it on an off track......seems very dangerous on an off track........and likely dangerous at a handsome price

7  Data Storm Kitty   seems best on the dirt where she has done nothing wrong in two lifetime races on it one of which was her MSW at SA........not out of the win picture whatsoever if she handles her first to date on the goo

6  Diosa

8  Miss Fia


race 8    average clarity

4  Grit and Curiosity  Miller has three 1st time starters entered in this MSW affair and this one appears to be training the best of the three........and he owns a pedigree that suggests an off track will not be a hindrance to his chances

6  Stretford End   three very stout MSW races earning numbers in all three that most of the time would lead to a diploma.......only placed as 2nd selection because dad is only 1 for his 1st 22 with "mudders"

11  Charmer John   brilliant work tab for this MSW 1st time starter from the Glatt fact his works are impressive enough that if he didn't have to start from the far outside in a 5 1/2 furlong race I would have placed him higher

5  Duchamp





Posted on February 14, 2019 at 5:39 am by richs · Permalink
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