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Santa Anita for Sunday 21 June 2020

Mandatory Payouts today featuring the Rainbow Pick 6! The Rainbow Pick 6 pool should total about $10,000,000! There will also be mandatory payouts on the Pick 5 (late and early Pick 5), and Super High 5 (last race)! We are off until Del Mar opens on 10 July. Be back with you then ready for a great meeting.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Sparky Ville   turf should be firm and did this gelding really take to his 1st sprint on firm turf........four year old should be in the mix from the opening bell and tough throughout

3  Ultimate Bango   after two 2nd's and a win in three lifetime starts at 5F on the turf this five year old who was screaming out for a little more ground to cover got it in the form of 5 1/2F at SA last Fall.......he popped his lifetime best beating a nw2 alw field by 7L........works hints he is ready off of the long layoff........big factor today if he is

2  Big Runnuer    2 for 2 on firm turf at SA racing at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.......still.......he likely needs his lifetime best today but he has the potential for it racing 2nd out after a layoff

5  Yes I Am Free

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Bud Knight   four year old gelding won easily in his latest and he has a good history moving forward 2nd out after a break which is the case here.......Prat wisely stays put

7  Factorial   sprint-sprint-route move for this Ryan Hanson six year old whose lone turf win was at today's one mile turf distance and at SA.......likes the front end and there isn't that much speed in this affair making him dangerous

4  East Rand   3rd out after a layoff and back in short rest......might be poised for a solid run if he can handle the aggressive move physically speaking.....we shall see about 1 PM Pacific

3  Salvator Mundi

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Dr. Schivel   trainer Luis Mendez who does will in these early baby races sure appears to have another MSW 1st time starter all cranked up and ready to roll.......colt's last two works out of the gate at SA are very impressive

3  Ambivalent   bought for $550K in March so O'Neill and company got a good look at what they were getting.........prolonged solid work series.......rather sure this colt is "meant & ready"......would have been top choice if this race was a little longer as the 2 horse might be tough to catch

5  Cross Indian   another 1st time starter with a nice prolonged work regiment.........and his last 3 works hint he has some early speed........Palma can pop at a price with a 1ster and he might here

6  Bordeaux Road

4  Weston

 

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8  South Beach Gal   works appear up to snuff for this Peter Miller MSW 1st time starter who owns a strong pedigree for the grass......sire is solid and mom has tossed 7 winners from 7 starters and 3 of them won on the turf........hard not to consider

5  Alice Marble   another 1ster who has a strong turf pedigree.......same sir as our top pick and mom has been perfect so far as well......as in 5 winners from 5 starters and 2 were turf winners.......very strongs drills for someone like Miyadi who usually does push them too hard in the a.m.

4  Ole Silver   useful MSW debut for this D'Amato 2nd time starter.......4 works for this filly since her 17 May debut hinting she exited her tune-up in good shape.......and her pedigree for the sod is decent

2  From Jamesto Jamie

9  Ride Sally Ride

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Your Royal Coil   all three races run in 2020 fit well in this spot for this Aguirre four year old filly and all three were with Pereira up......blinkers off and that might be a good move as her two races in 2020 with them off are a little better than her race with them on..........four year old should be in the mix from the get go

5  Awesome Amanda   both lifetime races with the blinkers off on fast tracks have led to a win and a 2nd.......mare has been away for 13 months but she is not eligible to be claimed and she is training as if the connections are taking advantage of the situation.......last run on 17 May 19 fits and today she gets quite the jock upgrade

7  Mucho Macho Woman   only time this filly was up for a tag in six lifetime races she won by over 9L.......up for sale today........dangerous Ellis four year old filly

1  Miss Bennet

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Red King   big effort in the 2019 version of the longest race run in S Cal every year........and I like the change in rider this year as Rispoli and his Euro inflence should fit a 1 3/4 mile journey really well

8  Ward 'n Jerry   the longer this gelding races the more dangerous he becomes......and he won't find a grass race ant further than today's 14 furlong affair........and he gets Prat who has dominated the turf races in S Cal in 2020

5  Kershaw   gelding has won the last 3 times he has opened up a loose lead.......he should be loose today and viewed as not much of a threat to hang around......if that is the case he could go...................................all................................the..................................way.............gosh I sure hope football is back

3  Tintoretto

4  Siberian Iris

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Big Sweep   both lifetime races are better than par for today's level and that is saying something when one of them was his MSW debut...........1st at a route but his sire is off to a great start and Prat stays put for a 3rd straight race.........and the trainer has had a stellar meeting since the reopening

2  Smiling Shirley   seems better sprinting but she's not too shabby in routes either......if our top choice ends up not handling her 1st race around two turns than this filly would be the one to beat

6  Warren's Showtime   very consistent and she sure has handled two turns well but she might be better on the grass than the dirt........I rate it about 60/40 that she is........that and she carries 4 more lbs than our top selection and 2 more than our 2nd pick.......still she has a shot but easy to make her our 3rd most likely winner

 

race 8    average clarity

10  Danceformunny   lifetime best by far was her debut which was a MSW 5 1/2F grass race........lone lifetime route on the turf is OK.........drops and runs "fresh" today......draws Prat for the 1st time......if this filly fires another strong fresh effort today her one mile turf race will be better than "OK"

2  Ayra's Dagger  gimme turf sprint debut and with a very strong gallop out that says she will appreciate two turns of turf.......her pedigree also supports the notion.....should be a price

7  Star of Africa   showed life in her maiden debut as she closed well into a pedestrian pace set up front in a 5 1/2F grass race.......last at GG in a turf route likely was a gimme to get away with today's drop as one on the trainer's most dangerous moves is the MSW to MC move

3  Wine At Sunset

11  Sapori Girl

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Cosmic Cowgirl   lifetime best was run in her MSW debut and was the only time this Baltas filly competed in a dirt sprint.........so racing "fresh" once again and in a dirt sprint and in a MC for a first time seems like a dangerous proposition for the opposition........that and the Baltas/Prat combo is as good as it gets these days

6  Saving Shopie  another racing in a MC for the 1st time and with improved a.m. work showing........6 of 8 lifetime efforts/figs fit solidly at today's lower level......hard not to be concerned about

3  With This Vow   double barrel action from Ellis as he also trains our 2nd choice........no play on the board in this girl's MSW debut........drops into MC today........we will likely see much better today from the three year old filly

5  Apache Pass

4  M Fast

 

race 10    average clarity

4  Blitzkrieg   bad trip in her latest in a Grade 1 hides an effort that is par like for today's G3 level.........that and her a.m. work since hints she is sitting peak performance.......not much speed in here and she has some but doesn't have to lead to win......nice price shot

7  Border Town   slowly developing colt is more than deserving of a step up into a Graded race......retains Prat for the 5th straight time.........R Mandella is outstanding with slowly developing horses like this four year old colt

10  Bolo  dangerous speed here despite his tough post unless he and our top pick battle it out early......hope not

5  Sharp Samurai

3  Cleopatra's Strike

 

race 11    average clarity

7  Scarlet Lips   strong race in this girl's 2nd lifetime start last year with Baffert as the trainer with the blinkers put on.......and the strength of the race is better than appears in print.......Miller took them off for the first start with him as the trainer in a race run off of a long layoff  and on the turf........they go back off today......turf to dirt.......1st time Prat........hmmmm

5  Himiko   million dollar purchase had Diaz riding for Baffert in her MSW debut which doesn't exactly signal strong intent......Cedillo up today who has been getting nothing but live mounts from the trainer......solid a.m. work......likely will see a different much improved effort from this costly filly today

2  Provocation   Baffert/Smith with an extremely well-bred filly.....strong a.m. work as expected......hard not to consider a major contender but careful because when Baffert has two in the higher priced horse has been winning at an uncanny rate of late

8  La V.

3  Miss Addie Pray

 

race 12    average clarity

4  Go Daddy Go   in my notes I have this Koriner runner with 7.5L of trip trouble......only beaten by 2 3/4L for the win in the 24 May version of this nw one mile grass race.......better post today and two nice 4F works put in since his 24 May race........doubt he is as high as his 15 to 1 ML but should be at least 9 to 1

3  Of Good Report   very good history since the blinkers were put on racing off of short rest......when his last 3 with the move........relatively short rest today.......hard not to like

11  Galloping Mischief   sprint-sprint-sprint-route move for this Richard Mandella four year old gelding should have him primed for a big effort in her 1st ever at a route.........tough post but the right guy for job in Prat remains up.......not out of the win picture by any means.....pun intended

7  Fivestar Lynch

9  Colosi

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