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Santa Anita for Sunday 14 June 2020

Our special full card publication for Belmont Stakes Day (usually 12 races and includes four Grade 1's, one Grade 2 and one Grade 3) on June 20th and is now available for purchase. As in the past the selections will be sent in your email the night before at approximately 6 p.m. central. Click on Belmont Logo to purchase.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

6  Maxin Rate   blinkers on in her latest race which was run way back in November led to a dull effort......they are off today........filly has shown she can fire fresh.........basically her whole career without wearing blinkers fit solidly at today's level of racing

2  Dupioni   on the improve with each and every start and this four year old appears to be at her best racing at today's one mile turf distance.......Valdivia has given some nice rides on this girl and from tough posts........good post today.......such a deal

4  Amuse   very strong work regiment for this laid up R Mandella five year old mare who is using Lasix for the 1st time......and she draws the red hot Mike Smith who has been on very live runners since the reopening


race 2    above average clarity

2  Miss Baylee   so far just like last year Luis Mendez dominates these early 4 1/2 furlong maiden races.......and this filly is training better than the 3 winners that the trainer has had already

5  My Girl Red   very strong works for this Keith Desormeaux MSW 1st time starter who usually doesn't work them too hard in the a.m........that and he gets the white hot Flavien Prat to accept the mount.......rather sure this filly is meant and ready to roll

3  Super Steamy   MSW 1ster from the Miller barn seems to be getting sharp when it counts the most as in right before her debut

4  Miz Lola La Dare


race 3    average clarity

4  Summer Fire   colt appears to run his best off of short rest (see races 2 and 5 back) and today he is wheeling back in 21 days.......his races run 2 and 5 back are better than par for today's level of racing

3  Promise Nothing   toss out his lone turf race as it was his debut where he went off at 114 to 1......he did show some life on it despite being beaten by 10L and likely being unfit........(4 2 2 0) on the dirt since the blinkers were removed.........draws Pratt........lookout if his ability on the truf is as good as it is on the dirt

1  Bad Beat   appears as if the barn wants this gelding on the lead as they leg up Maldonado for the 1st time..........dangerous sort


race 4    below average clarity

4  Crystal Ball   $750K purchase at two ran decently in her MSW debut four weeks ago especially considering the debut was around two turns........that race should set her up nicely for her 2nd start run 1/16th further.......Baffert/Cedillo are 2 for their last 5 as a team

5  Via Angelica   another Baffert 2nd time starter who appears likely to move forward in her 2nd lifetime start........Smith stays put and Smith & Baffert our currently on fire as a combo

2  Last First Kiss   trainer seldom wins and Van Dyke is ice cold especially considering the quality mounts that he gets......but this filly races 2nd out after a layoff and might get loose on the lead........thus.......dangerous


race 5    average clarity

5  Veteran   outside of flashing some early speed this Richard Mandella colt didn't run too hot in his MSW debut last August.......but he returns with a tightly spaced impressive work tab that hints he is a vastly improved individual........and the fact Mike Smith stays put supports the notion

3  Solo Animo   brutal trip in his MSW debut in the 23 May version of this MSW 5 1/2 furlong grass race and still managed to run 3rd.......two reassuring works since........rather sure he fire a strong race again......just needs a decent trip

7  Hollywoodhellraiser   double barel action from the D'A as he also conditions our 2nd selection.......MSW 1ster is training up to snuff and mom has tossed two turf winners from six starters

8  Tripoli

1  Twirling the Gold


race 6    average clarity

1  Blameitonthelaw   last two wins have come at 6 1/2 furlongs and from the 1 post.......and both were run turf to dirt.......turf in last and one post again........Ellis is (9 0 0 0) since the reopening........might get some much needed mojo back here

3  Oil Can Knight   3 for 5 at Santa Anita on the dirt.........(3 2 0 1) at today's 6 1/2F.......last two races sure fit well here and the race two back is disguised in its strength........four year old might get his 3rd staright win this afternoon

5  Law Abidin Citizen   seems somewhat better racing in route dirt races than sprint dirt races but his lone win in a dirt sprint did come racing at today's 6 1/2F

6  McKale


race 7    average clarity

3  Smiling Rose   lifetime best was run at 1 1/16 on the grass which is the longest race of her career.......that and her come home time in the race stands out in this group that lacks runners that want to compete as far as 9F

1  Invincibella   moved forward in her latest and it doesn't look that way on paper..........significant rider upgrade for a route turf race.......not sure this filly wants to run as far as 9F but if she handles the distance she might be rated too low

5  Sabinos Pride   decent layoff run in her latest and a very solid 6F work since which was put in only 6 days ago..........filly needs a move forward and she might be up for one.......we shall see about 4 PM pacific time


race 8    average clarity

9  Show Business   last was better than par for today's lower level........drops from MC40K to MC20K.......2nd out after a layoff........signifiacnt jock upgrade........hard not to like this R Mandella runner

8  Street Image   gelding should get a loose lead here unless one of the 1st time starters have some solid early speed.........lifetime best was the only time this gelding raced at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.......dangerous gate to wire sort

5  Funandfunny   Puype is better than average at getting MC 1sters ready to run a solid race in their has tossed 3 winners from 4 starters including a debut winner.........copious drills and his last work is his best work........danger city

10  Tyrannical Rex

1  Ziyanair

2  Goboldly


race 9    average clarity

4  Dogtag   (4 3 1 0) when not competing in Graded races......1st time Prat.......pedigree to handle the longest race of her life is good........Prat should have her in the mix from the get go in a race that seemingly favors those sitting near the front end of things

5  Strike At Dawn   rider upgrade for this Baltas four year old filly......2nd out following a layoff........lifetime best was run in an 11 furlong grass race........10 furlongs of sod should be a "piece of cake"

6  Pretty Point   deep closer might be compromised by the lack of speed in the 10F grass Stakes........but at least her best ever was run in her lone 10F grass race........look for MIke Smith to try and get her to sit closer than she usually does

3  Streak of Luck



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