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Santa Anita for Saturday 12 October 2019

Decent race card today. Be back with you tomorrow and don't forget that there is racing on Monday. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Coilettte   5 1/2 furlongs (3 1 1 1) really fits this filly who just put in would might be her lifetime best drill in preparation for today's race and did it on the SA surface hinting that her first race on it will be a positive thing

3  Staythirstymyamigo   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  last three races for this Freeman filly all fit fine here and the rider that was up for those races wisely stays in the saddle for today's race.......connections will likely have their fingers crossed that the 1 - 2 - 4 all go after the lead thus aiding her late running style

4  Marrazano   rider upgrade and drops a couple of racing levels.......blinkers off which hints they might want their filly to take back some which might be wise


race 2   below  average clarity

2  Smokin B   good stats for Carava both taking the blinkers off and dropping multiple training levels........and add to that he has won 3 of his last 5 over the last 2 months when he has legged up Mr. Cedillo

3  Top of Game   very dangerous sort when able to get loose on the lead like he has in his last two races........and he retains bug boy Velez who is well worth his 5 lbs weight break and he also draws a good post to break from for the 3rd straight race

7  Bitter Ring Home   last two times the connections dropped this gelding multiple levels he ran big efforts (last race and 3 back) with his last race somewhat disguised in it's strength........cutting claiming price in half today.......hmmm


race 3    above average clarity

5  Go for a Ride   race sets for a speed horse which he is and he also owns the top numbers in the field........that is usually one tough nut to crack for the opposition..........takes the seemingly magical drop from MSW racing to MC.......solid rider/trainer combo

2  Camps Bay  very wide trip in his latest somewhat disguises the strength of the effort.......decent history racing on the SA turf.......good post and rider

3  Rightful   strange 3 level rise in maiden claiming for this colt who did show some life in his two route turf better of late........and catch this - Cerin has won 4 straight when he moves a horse up 2 or more levels.........yikes-o-rama

4  Speakerofthehouse

1  Chase and Colorado


race 4    above average clarity

3  Claudelle   popped an 11 length winning effort to graduate in her last which was her 10th career happened to be her only dirt race on a fast rated surface with the blinkers on......number earned stands out here........sunny forecast.......and like last time she should be the controlling speed

1  Jaccat   very consistent since Powell took over the training duties.......last two races are arguably her two best to date........Prat stays put.........trainer has had a good 2019 and has some shot at adding to his 22% win percentage

6  Diamond of Value   seems best on the SA main track........just fired her best Del Mar logic says that if she has held form she might be up for her lifetime best getting back to her favorite surface


race 5    average clarity

6  Majestic Girl   off slow and rushed into a solid quarter mile and a par like half in her MSW debut on 28 July.......predictably tired badly..........away since and returns with a night and day better work regiment that suggests she has built up her endurance......and we know she is fast early.......needs to break cleanly and if she does she has a decent chance to be tough from start to finish.....should be a big price

1  Richies Noble Girl   getting 1st time starters to win at 1st asking is not the trainer's forte but Baltas sure has put copious works into his filly 1st time starter.........and she shows hints that she may have early has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters.........dangerous sort

3  Well Done Sally  rider/trainer teamed up yesterday for a win (our top pick paying $10.80) and might have a shot at another visit to the winners circle here........inside speed has been doing well and this two year old filly has decent early gas........3 reassuring works put in since her 13 Sept race.......dangerous sort

9  Roadrunner's Honor

10  Drama for Mama


race 6    average clarity

2  Overjoyed   solid stretch drive in her MSW debut which was in a $100K one mile turf Stakes race......not too shabby of an effort to beat 6 of 10 foes debuting in a route.........excellent a.m. work since.........Smith wisely stays up.......nasty 10 post in last - likely overjoyed to draw the 2 post today.........pedigree for the dirt is dynamite........hard not to like

1  Gingham   two straight 2nd place finishes which also were in one mile dirt routes to start her career........solid speed drill put in and switches riders to the 7 lbs bug boy who just happens to be 5 for his last 9 riding for Mr Baffert........should fly early and be tough to wheel if she cuts out some reasonable fractions

5  Matera   like the sprint-sprint-route maneuver especially for a filly who has a pedigree that screams "route".........very expensive purchase trains terrifically but has yet to show it very much in the p.m.......maybe her 1st two turn race will change that

3  Paige Anne

8  Dipping In


race 7    above average clarity

5  Don't Sell   three year old filly is a perfect 4 for 4 racing at 5 or 5 1/2 furlongs (3 on the turf and one on the AW).......her last race is her best to date and on the SA turf at today's 5 1/2F distance......if she repeats the effort she should owner/trainer/rider trio at the helm

1  S Y Sky  extremely consistent five year old mare and that includes the grass where she owns 3 wins and 3 seconds from 6 starts........should be in the mix from the get go.........impossible not to like

6  Just Grazed Me   double barrel action from the D'A as he also conditions our 2nd selection and like her barn mate she shows up every race (8 4 3 1)........only negative I can see is there is a small chance she isn't as good on the sod as the dirt.....but still dangerous


race 8    average clarity

2  Shear Class   big MSW sprint debut running better than par and doing so from far back following a tardy start......that and she owns a super pedigree to handle the two turns and her trainer is strong when he races 1st time at a route with a 2nd time brainer for Smith to stick with the Shirreffs horse

6  Unicorn   very big turf route numbers and bred fine for the dirt led to her being 2-5 in her last which was her 1st on the dirt.......jock fell off.......doubt that happens today

7  Cover Version   very good sprint dirt race tune-up of sorts for this Cassidy invader from France in her first in the USA......raced well in turf marathons in mile seems much better for her than the 6F she just competed at

4  Surreptitious


race 9    average clarity

1  Nolo Contesto   very strong efforts/figs in his last two races which were his 1st two ever on the sod........switch in jocks to Baze who gets to work a better post than the riders of his two previous races had to deal with........hard not to like

8  Moody Jim   on the improve with each and every lifetime race.......last fits well here and if he is up for even more he has as good a shot as anyone to take down this one mile grass race

3  Wound Tight   trip play here - gelding seems likely to get a nice ground saving trip thru turn one sitting 2 to 4 lengths behind what should be a lively pace.......if that comes to fruition he becomes a very dangerous competitor in this spot

9  North County Guy

7  Big Buzz





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