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Santa Anita for Sunday 17 February 2019

Great to hear from many of the smaller players who hit the 1st race pick 5 yesterday. As long as I am in a bragging mood I have to remind everyone that nobody else that I know of bothers to give selections for on or off of the turf on the questionable days which we have had many of lately. It basically led to 3 hours more work today with 5 grass races carded. Be back with you tomorrow.

 Best of luck as always!


race 1  average clarity (Selections are for on the turf)

1  Blitzkrieg   solid works since the O'Neill claim and the claim might be at the appropriate time as this gelding just fired his lifetime best......and it was also down the hill on a good rated turf with is likely the rating for today's turf

2  Chosen Vessel

8  Cats Blame

5  Chill

7  More Honor

(Selections are for off the turf: 3-7-8-4-2 with average clarity)


race 2    average clarity

4  Princess Kendra   Very dangerous 1st out following a claim in Doug O'Neill........rather consistent and if the track is "off" she likely will handle it as she won her lone time she ran on one

5  Sturdy One

2  Cinnamon Toast


race 3  below average clarity (Selections are for on the turf)

6  Shut It Up   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  tepid top choice has handled the grass well in both lifetime starts and just graduated on the hill in her last......that and today's rider gave her smooth rides in both of her races

2  Lady Lucy

3  Gallovie

(Selections are for off the turf: 2-6-1 with average clarity )


race 4    average clarity

3  Nice Work   a deadly combo right now in Rosario and Sadler......colt is on the improved with each and every race with few reasons not to believe that his progress can't continue today

1  Oracle of Omaha

4  Owning


race 5  average clarity (Selections are for on the turf)

3  New Karma   rather sure his latest was a gimme to drop and go 2nd out after a two month break..........good history racing at abbreviated dirt sprint since she ran just fine in a one mile grass race one might surmise she will be better in a turf sprint of only 5 furlongs

2  Billy the Hott   

6  Anatolian Heat

4  Incensed

8  Rocky Rogue

(Selections are for off the turf: 4-1-3-2-5 with below average clarity)


race 6    average clarity

5  Translucent   flashed solid early speed in his debut way back in September........since that race Mulhall has put copious works into her three-year with many of them quite solid........that and the step up in maiden claiming hints that this gelding has improved over the 5 month break........should be in the hunt from the get go

6  John's Intuition   

1  He Be Mojo Risin

3  Wild Bean 


race 7  average clarity (Selections are for on the turf)

3  Keep Quiet   big run first time with Peter Miller as the trainer winning the 20 Jan. version of this race.......and like last time Prat should be able to work out another good stalking position behind a very suspect leader in the 7 horse........hard not to like

2  Fight On

5  Pincheck

11  Maestro Dearte

4  Lazzam

(Selections are for off the turf: 2-7-8-9-13A with average clarity)


race 8    above average clarity

3  Bitter Ring Home   four-year old gelding seems like a ton and one-half if he holds form and handles an off track if that is what we get.........he has an abundance of route speed especially considering such a low level......Prat should be in control of things from the get go

8  Normandy Beach

2  Bartlett Hall

4  Causeididitmyway

1  Santa Fe Blaze


race 9  average clarity (Selections are for on the turf)

5  Rinse and Repeat   by my book the top rider/trainer/owner combination these days is Rosario/Sadler/Hronis Racing.........nice better than par race in his last which was his 1st ever down the hill and at the same race condition (25Knw2) as today.......two reassuring drills since the claim......rider upgrade.........plenty to like

6  According to Buddy

3  Kris' Wild Kat

8  Foley

1  Union Rebel

(Selections are for off the turf: 3-5-8-2 with below average clarity)



Posted on February 17, 2019 at 9:53 am by richs · Permalink
In: Free Information, Selections