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Santa Anita for Sunday 20 October 2019

OK Sunday card today. Be back with you on Thursday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

1  Meso   won her only route race at SA by 9 lengths.......and in her only other conventional dirt route race which was a Del Mar she popped a number that stands out here......good position and she owns some route speed in a race that lacks it

3  Discreet Diva   like our top selection this filly will sit on or near the lead in an affair that seemingly favors those that do.......Prat wisely stays aboard

4  Chalky   OK late running grass runner tries conventional dirt for the 1st time with a pedigree that screams turf not dirt.......but maybe she will handle it as her works on it aren't bad......and she did run 2nd on the AW in her only race on it so maybe she is quite versatile


race 2    average clarity

4  Unicorn   filly should get a nice stalking or mid pack trip sitting behind the 3 and the 6 who so far aren't much.......trainer Richard Baltas has been a bit chilly of late but has a decent chance to get some of his mojo back here

2  Bodhicitta   double barrel action for Baltas as he also conditions our top selection..........both races for this filly since arriving in the USA fit and the one 2 back is disguised in it's strength.........mostly placed 2nd because she is a late runner who appears somewhat pace compromised in this spot

1  La Shrimp   like the route-sprint-route scenario for this filly and the switch in jocks to Abel Cedillo......jock is 4 for his last 8 riding for the D'A and overall is a nice turf rider


race 3    average clarity

5  Into a Hot Spot   very solid races competing on fast tracks at 6 1/2 or 7 furlongs......vastly improved 4F work put in for today not only suggests this colt is getting sharper but will sit closer to the lead today in this 6 1/2 furlong dirt race

1  Shake N Fries   owns the best speed in the race and he is a good gate horse so maybe the one hole at 6 1/2F won't be much of a hindrance for him as it can be for many

3  Camby   dangerous drop down from the allowance ranks appears (like of top selection) to like racing at 6 1/2 or 7 furlongs.......although he does have a tendency to hang

7  Bouncing Around


race 4    average clarity

7  Never Easy   on the improve with each and every race and since his 2nd place finish on 29 Sept. he worked a fast 4F bullet drill.........that suggests his improvement continues today making him the one to overcome

3  Commanding Chief   ran 3rd behind our top selection in his 1st to date on the turf.......that race has the capacity to muscle him up for today as only the grass can do sometimes.......Prat stays up.......not impossible to turn the tables on our top pick

5  Go Daddy Go   hidden move forward in his latest......blinkers go on for today and just what you like see as an improved drill........2nd out after a long layoff........dangerous sort

1  Farquhar


race 5    average clarity

1  Raging Whiskey   best in dirt sprints and 3 of the 5 to date are disguised in their strength (not the 2 wins).......won for fun two races back in a stout final time in a Stakes race that is similar to today's.........hard not to like

3  Mo Hawk   trained well prior to his debut for Baffert and company and did not disappoint at 1 to 5 odds...........continues to train like a happy healthy individual......decent shot to be 2 for 2 lifetime after this race

2  Strongconstitutuion   double barrel action for O'Neill who also trains our top pick.......nice MSW turf debut for this colt winning in good time in a 5F MSW turf race at Dmr 8 weeks ago......needs a move forward and has to do it on a new surface......O'Neil is on fire making all the right moves......dangerous sort


race 6    average clarity

5  Much More Halo   has the works.....has the pedigree.......and most of all the trainer in Mr. Bob Baffert who is as good as they come having a two year old MSW 1st time starter ready for their has tossed 2 turf winners from 3 starters

4  Goalie   another 1st time starter who appears ready to roll in a big way in his are numerous and mom has been some kind of in 8 winners form 8 starters and 4 of which won on the sod......hard not to like

3  Drasario   disappointing in his two U S of A starts which were both routes on the turf.......his only other start was in Ireland in a 7F turf race where he ran 3rd beaten by only one length in a field of 14 for the win......and 2nd came back to win........might awaken in a big way having to run only one turn this afternoon

7  Rookie Mistake

1  Kiss Today Goodbye


race 7    average clarity

2  Bold Endeavor   extremely wide at SA in the 27 Sept version of this alw race......did well to only be 8 1/2L behind the winner at the 5F drill to date put in since the race.......should be sharp.......lets hope Gutierrez is as well this time around

5  Curlin Rules   badly in need of a drop and gets one today.......Sadler has been a bit chilly lately especially for his top owner but that might change today

4  Soul Beam   one for one at today's distance and he sure is training as if Periban discovered something about this colt for the better.......and possibly very much for the better......will shall see about 3:30 pacific

1  Street Class


race 8    average clarity

6  One Fast Bro   eventful trips in both lifetime turf routes where he earned better than par Santucci figs when incorporating his trouble in the races........see ya Gutierrez and hello Fuentes

2  Cleveland Cat   par like number when you adjust for being wide on the turn in his 3rd lifetime start and in a 6 1/2F dirt race........1st on the grass and at a route today which he has a pedigree that is decent for both

1  Rocks and Salt   two year old MSW 1st time starter hasn't missed a beat in the morning dating back to at least July.......Carla Gaines seldom has her 1st time starters fully cranked but this one just might be

3  Fly the Sky

9  Blues Rapper




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