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Santa Anita for Saturday 19 October 2019

My guess is management would love to switch the card's for Saturday & Sunday. Much better race card tomorrow than today. Can't remember a weaker Saturday card at Santa Anita.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

2  Sassyserb   decent 1st on the grass and also 1st in a route in her latest.......but "decent" stands out here as she seemingly faces one soft looking group........that and since her grass race on 21 August she has worked 6 times........good grass jock.......good post........OK trainer

6  Warrior's Moon   finished a couple of lengths behind on top selection in the aforementioned 21 Aug turf race.........might have moved a little early on the 2nd turn........if that is so her chances of turning the tables on our top are enhanced

1  Phoenix Tears   has easily shown the best early speed in this field of seven........might be a different animal on a loose lead especially considering she is decently bred to handle a turf route.......lone sibling was a Stakes winner...........should be a price

4  Lakaya

 

race 2    below average clarity

2  Tengs Rhythm   consistent sort especially for a cheap conditioned claimer........and.......she appears at her most reliable when competing at SA (5 0 2 3)........drops to the lowest claiming price of her career........and over the last couple of months when Belvoir goes to Evin Roman his horses for the most part have been "very live"

3  Shanghai Barbie   dangerous speed here as this three year old filly won her lone race to date racing on the dirt at SA......and the race was also at the distance of one mile

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Broke Away Gray   all three lifetime races on the dirt fit well in this spot and two of the races were at today's 1 1/16 distance........and his lone race at SA was a 6 1/4 length debut win........solid reassuring 5F gate work just 6 days ago

4  Boogalute   one strong race in 5 lifetime starts and it was the only time this five year old was on the lead.......so blinkers on for today strongly suggests they are going after the lead........and the fact Prat is up for the 1st time hints he is "well meant" and dangerous if he grabs the front early

2  Lagoon Macaroon   last three races fit fine here and he won the lone time he raced around two turns......mainly placed as the 3rd selection because he was a voided claim in his latest

 

race 4    average clarity

1  California Kook   1st time starter owns a good grass pedigree and her sibling was a Stakes winner and a turf winner and won her MSW debut......red hot rider/trainer combo in Velez & Miller.......my guess is the the bug boy will likely go after the front end of things

2  Wicked Fresh   filly showed plenty of life in her MSW debut closing well late despite breaking about 3 lengths slow and racing wide........pedigree for a turf route is a tough call.......but if it is to her liking she has as good a shot as anyone of taking down this race

8  Ride Sally Ride   another with not the best of trips in her latest and still managed to finish decently........and her debut which was at GP was quite good for a Cal-bred in open company......her grass pedigree seems like nothing special but "adequate"

3  Slew's Screen Star

7  Measureofdevotion

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Claim of Passion   tossed a clunker in his latest but his race two back is solid especially so for today's competition.......obviously needs a rebound and if he provides it he seemingly doesn't have much to beat

2  Brace for Impact   no support at the windows whatsoever going off at 15 to 1 in only a five horse field......let's call it a gimme........9 works put in since the 25 July race many of which were endurance building......flashed a solid quarter in his MSW debut then hit a wall.......look for him to fly early and maybe without the wall in his way this time around

5  Satchel Paige   two things need to change to give this D'Amato three year old a shot at the winners circle.........he needs to run well off of short rest for the 1st time......and......he needs a good trip for the 1st time.......we shall see if he gets them about 2:30 pm pacific

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Tribalist   best sprint turf credentials in this race by quite a bit........tough wide trip in the G2 5F sprint 3 weeks ago or might have been battling for the win at the wire.......turf jock upgrade today to Prat.........hard not to like

1  What a View   turf route speed-ball gets an interesting cut back in distance today......capable of a sub 1:09 flat 6F fractional call in his turf routes.......that might bode well for him in this 5 1/2 furlong grass sprint

5  Castle   just claimed by Glatt for $40K in late August and he might have the trump card for this six year old as he just got him to work a bullet best of 59 47 flat.......which is way better than he has worked all year........dangerous sort

6  My Friend Emma

8  Grinning Tiger

 

race 7    below average clarity

4  Papster   it has been some time since Mike Harrigton showed such strong works with a MSW 1st time starter.......he sure shows them here and catches what looks like a good spot for a new shooter.

1  Shuster   another 1st time starter with decent works and Powell was able to get Prat to ride.....and Prat and Powell have won two of their last 4 as a team........seems dangerous

2  Totally Tiger   both lifetime races are fairly decent and "fairly decent" might be good enough if our top two choices don't run so hot in their MSW debut

3  Zero Down

 

race 8    below average clarity

1  Nu Pi Lamba   nice 2nd in her MSW debut where she appeared to be a gate to wire winner but tired very late to get beat by less than a length........5 solid endurance building 5F works since.......might hold together this go around

7  Queen Licia   very solid splits in her 2nd lifetime endeavor on the lead thru the 6F mark of her one mile grass race........that bodes well for her chances of appreciating the cut back to 5 1/2 furlongs today

2  Lace   no support at the windows for this filly in her MSW debut......trainer Mandella adds blinkers and his filly gets another 1/2 furlong to travel.........filly should sit closer and the added distance should help out her late kick

3  Blue Sky Baby

9  Bruja Esarlata   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

11 AE  Reducta   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

 

 

 

Posted on October 19, 2019 at 7:02 am by richs · Permalink
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