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Santa Anita for Friday 7 June 2019

Belmont Stakes Day tomorrow has 13 races total 10 of which are Stakes races. Eight Grade 1 races and one Grade 2. Our special publication with full race card selections and comments is now available for purchase. Forecast is for great weather. Our track record with our special pubs when we know we will get "fast and firm" surfaces is awfully good.

Because of the early post for Belmont Day our Santa Anita selections will be posted no later than 5:30 a.m pacific time on Saturday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Our Romance   bad trip in her latest might have kept this filly from graduating in a MSW 5F turf race....1st at a route today but she owns a pedigree that should handle one.......3 reassuring drills since her last race which was run on 12 May suggests she is feeling good

7  Goodtingscominpink   on the improve with each and every race and seems poised for another move in the desired direction as she just put in a strong improved 4F work........also seems to be feeling good

1  Y Not Sizzle   fell off some in her latest race but if she mounts a rebound to her race 2 back she should be in the hunt for the top prize here.......good to see Aaron Gryder stick with her........good post to boot

8  Lucky Ms Jones

4  Laker Jet


race 2    average clarity

1  Friday's At Shady   two of three lifetime races fit well at today's higher level (last race and debut) and both are disguised by trip his latest he should be in the mix from the get go and sit either 1st or 2nd down the backside in this one mile affair........jock is 32% win with his last 38 routes races.....quite the stat

3  Alfareed   double barrel action for Jeff Bonde as he also trains our top selection.......good history on conventional dirt for this four-year old and gets to race turf to dirt today......and that move is one of the trainer's better stats

4  Topgallant  consistent sort when competing in dirt routes and he fits today's level of racing just fine.....mainly placed as our 3rd selection because this gelding likes to hang in the stretch


race 3    below average clarity

3  Twirling Apples   five-year old mare has been absent since May put she is working up to snuff and seemingly catches a soft spot to return in......and I doubt this is a tune-up or Cerin and friends would have put her in a "protected" race instead of one for a tag

5  Wind Tartare   trainer shows signs of snapping out of a prolonged slump......mare seems to appreciate getting ample time between starts and gets that today......and she owns some back numbers that fit fine here

1  Heart of the Nile   decent turf route (considering today's lower level of racing) in her race two back......goofy looking ease in a dirt sprint in her recent drill......good post and an adequate enough turf rider in Sanchez......should be a price


race 4    above average clarity

3  Duranga   mare really seems to appreciate getting weight off her back as she has preformed well when apprentice riders are up........and........especially so in her latest with 7 lbs bug boy Velez up......never has run in a route but does well racing at 7F

1  Baby Ice   best early speed in the race will likely attempt to open up a lead and never look back.......low percentage jock but he is decent with speed types in route races

2  Majestic Diva  whereas our top two selections have something to prove racing a route of ground she does not........mare keeps stepping up and succeeding fairly well......steps up again today.......she won her latest but with a soft fig.......she might need either of her efforts two and three races back.......and.......both efforts are disguised in their strength


race 5    above average clarity

2  Psycho Dar   very impressive run in the 17 May version of this race.......raced too wide on the turn and still only lost by a jock today and he is an upgrade.......gelding shows a solid reassuring work since his last.......hard not to like this one

3  Fashionably Fast   laid up four-year old is training as if he is 100% ready to roll......highlight of his work tab is a blistering 46:3 bullet put in only 5 days ago.......jock knows this fellow well-being up for all of his races when competing in S Cal

9  Prodigal Son   three-year old can fly and he best do that here as to not get caught wide on the turn which is tough to overcome in these 5F turf rider/trainer combo in Garcia/O'Neill

5  First in Show

1  Joe Jackson


race 6    average clarity

2  My Gal Toots   nice MC30K debut and likely exited the race in good shape to now step up to MC50K........trainer Jorge Periban has upped his game in 2019 and might add to his 14% win total here

6  Vella   on the improve with each and every start and if the trend can continue Quinonez might score his 2nd win in 2019 with 107 least we know he is "hungry"......and in all fairness he has given this filly decent rides

1  California Comet   rather dull number despite running 3rd in her maiden debut.......but she has dangerous one post speed especially with bug boy Velez in the irons.........apprentice jockey is awfully good when grabs the early lead


race 7    average clarity

5  Miss Ricochet   only one lifetime clunker in 7 starts albeit run in her latest racing since hint it was an anomaly........improved works since the poor effort hint she will rebound today........lone race on the turf is quite a bit better than it appears in print......should be in the mix from the get go

4  Miss Indefatigable  Peter Miller knows how to win turf sprints and appears to have this MSW 1st time starter wound up and ready to roll.......and mom has tossed 6 winners from 6 starters 3 of which won on the turf

1  Ancona  Carla Gaines 1ster has a prolong work tab and draws inside which has dominated these abbreviated 5F turf sprints......that and Victor Espinosa (24% win) shows up for his only mount of the day

7  Flying to the Line

6  Into Rissa


race 8    average clarity

1  Takes a Village   trainer does fairly well in these early two-year old maiden races.....filly 1st time starter worked well at Dxd and since arriving at SA she put in a soft 3F drill but then followed that up with a sizzling bullet 4F gate work and then a solid near bullet 3F gate work......good post and good speed rider to get her in the mix from he get go in Maldonado

5  None of Your Biz   another MSW 1st timer who appears all set to compete at a high level in her debut with a prolonged work tab that includes some nice speed works........and mom has been prolific tossing 6 winners from 6 starters

4  Fran's Empire  two-year old filly ran like she needed her MSW debut race......if that is the case her 3rd place finish could easily turn into a visit to the winners circle today

7  Sassyserb

2  Kissable





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