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Santa Anita for Saturday 15 June 2019

Chances are that there will be more then one winning pick 6 ticket today and if that is the case there will be quite the pot for tomorrows mandatory payoff. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Tiz Love   gelding does well racing off of short rest and that is the case today......significant jock upgrade especially when you take into account the 7 lbs weight break.......Velez should sit dead last and be closing in the late stages with only 4 foes to negotiate making for little traffic trouble

6  Baby Bear's Soup   wake up city today for this Knapp claimer who is working markedly better for today's race than he has in his prior two races.......chances are he will stalk the 3 & 4 horses and try to hold off our top choice late

4  Big Shanty   trainer is quite dangerous 1st following a claim like today........jock is by far at his most dangerous in sprint races.......and the cut back from 6 1/2F to 6F today appears to be a plus......a trifecta of reasons to consider this colt


race 2    below average clarity

6  Hardboot   par like efforts in his last two races and both are disguised by poor trips especially so in his latest race........and his only race at 9F on the grass which was run in June of 2018 is a solid fit horse trainer hopefully has this fellow feeling good

4  Inscom   so far night and day better on the SA turf course (5 1 3 0) and (5 0 0 0) the switch to Garcia as he has never ridden better on the turf than he is right now........inconsistent sort but take note that he has never run 3 dull races in a row........last two are dull

9  Push Through   nicely improved since the blinkers were added 3 races ago.......1st running as far as 9F and a owns a pedigree that hints it might be too far for him but his running lines suggest that it isn' N Cal turf rider is up

7  Kenjisstorm

3  Erotic


race 3    average clarity

3  Portal Creek   filly woke up some in her latest and the strength of the effort is disguised by a slightly tardy start and racing too wide.......Bejarano stays put and will be out to make amends......filly is 3 for 6 at SA and 1 for 2 at today's 6 1/2F distance at SA

1  Bam Bams Lil River  (5 2 2 0 1) on conventional the step up in claiming for this Hollendorfer runner especially with a strong work regiment showing.......good history for the rider on this three-year old (3 2 1 0) and the loss was only by a neck


race 4    average clarity

2  Give Me the Lute  no chance in his latest as he was pushed out badly on the turn while pressing the pace.......he did awfully well to only end up 4 1/2 lengths behind the winner at the wire.......tough 9 post in latest (7% win at 5F).......2 post today (30% win at 5F).........Prat stays put........hard not to like

6  Fredrikstad   good MSW debut in the 25 May version of this race which 1/2 of this field exits......that and Mark Glatt's history is better with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters........solid rider/trainer combo of late in Talamo/Glatt

5  Claim of Passion   rather sure this gelding is ready to compete at a high level in his MSW debut as he has put in copious drills at weekly intervals dating back to at least 24 March.......and if he is "meant" in his debut for D'Amato and company my guess is he owns some early gas or he would not be in an abbreviated turf sprint of only 5 furlongs

1  Hit the Seam

10  Master Ryan


race 5    average clarity

4  For the Top   don't see anyone in this field capable of running as well as this fellow did in his last 2 races in Argentina......away since 15 December but Baffert has him doing well and especially so since he started training at SA.........and this colt is eligible for the ship and stay money which makes for a small Stakes like pay-day if he wins.....seems like one strong incentive to be ready for his first in the good old U S of A

1  King Abner   last three times this fellow was placed in an alw race it led to 2 wins and a 2nd by a nose.........that and he sure seems best at one mile on the dirt where he owns 2 wins and 2 seconds in 4 starts

3  El Huerfano  latest won't do but his effort two back might........trainer is a stout 27% win with his last 41 1st out following a claim which is the case today.......and he got this elder statesman to work a 2nd best of 32 5F drill.....hinting......a rebound to his race 2 back might occur and if it does he should have a fighting chance here


race 6    average clarity

2  A Walk in the Park   four-year old filly has a good history 2nd out after layoffs and that is the case today.......if fact she is attempting to make it a perfect 3 for 3 with the maneuver.......and all the races were at today's one mile turf distance........(2 1 1 0) with today's rider up.......such a deal

3  Peter's Kitten   smooth running sort with a good post and with the meets best grass rider in Prat remaining up for a 3rd consecutive turf race.......and this Sadler four-year old filly continues to work like a happy healthy individual

1  Moonless Sky   Eddie Truman is uncharacteristically having a bad 2019 and might be sick of losing (and maybe not as sick of losing as his owners) so he drops this mare 2nd out after a layoff to enhance her chances of getting him his 2nd win in 2019

4  Aunt Lubie

5  Charmingslew


race 7    average clarity

7  Polity   lone lifetime win was run off of a long layoff like today and it was also in a claiming race.....that effort fits well here......and his work regiment indicates this is hardly a tune-up

4  Kidmon  all four of his dirt races since the blinkers were put on fit well in this spot........trainer is dynamite 1st out following a claim and Knapp legs up one of his main go to guys in Joe Talamo

9  Sir Eddie   last win came turf to dirt 3 races back......5F turf sprint in latest and it is much stronger than it appears in print.....dirt today......and back to Prat after being absent since the aforementioned dirt win 3 back

6  Rmanie's Grey Suit

10  Spenditlikechilly


race 8    average clarity

4  Smiling Angelo   four-year old from the D'A's barn has been away since August of 2018 but returns with the blinkers off and work a work regiment that hints the equipment change has made him a better horse and he already was pretty talented.......Talamo is up and he is a perfect 2 for 2 on the dirt with him.....should be in the hunt from the get go

5  Smokey Image  Carla Gaines seemed to have snapped out of a prolonged slump and might keep to ball rolling here with this 1st time gelding who started his career with a bang earning most of his $535K in his 1st 1/2 dozen races or so........but........he has been disappointing since then in 2017/18.......he has been absent since May of 2018 but he is working as if the ultimate equipment change has done him a world of good

1  Coil Me Home   just popped his lifetime best with the blinkers put on for the 1st time......that race which fits OK here was at 6 1/2 furlongs and he appears better suited to 6F......very dangerous up and coming sort

6  Desert Law


race 9    below average clarity

1  Darpa  solid MC debut and the race has panned out to be a key one.....both of the horses in front of her at the wire came back to win.......would like her more if this race was on the dirt like her MC debut.......pedigree for the grass by my book is only so so......but than a gain Sadler is a good judge of who will take to the turf and her pedigree to handle her 1st route is good

8  Dulverton Darling   both lifetime races which were also MC50K route grass races fit fine here.......and this filly should have plenty of endurance when push comes to shove in late stretch coming off of a 9F grass race......two reassuring works since her latest run on 24 May.......hard not to like

6  Shanghai Truffles  trainer has been ice-cold and that might be the main catalyst for today's drop from MSW racing to MC50K........and also for Prat accepting the mount........filly has broken tardy in all three lifetime starts or would have rated higher than 3rd selection

3  Mongolian Midnight

10  So Much Happy



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