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Santa Anita for Saturday 27 March 2021

Decent card today and we will be back with you for 9 more races on Sunday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1   average clarity

2  Big Bell  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  Tim Yakteen appears to mean business with this MSW 1st time starter as he has put some tightly spaced works into his three year old filly hitting the track every 5 of 6 days since 14 Feb..........and he entices Prat and his agent to take the mount........hard not to like

7  Mind Meld  MSW debuting filly hasn't missed a beat in the morning hitting the track weekly dating back to December for Mike Puype and company........seems wound up like a top and hopefully ready to unwind in a big has tossed two turf winners

4  Bossy Mama

6  Flag Salute


race 2    average clarity

3  Bruja Escarlata   not only has this Sadler four year old filly popped fast final times but she has done it with some impressive her debut she should be loose on the lead and likely tough to catch........decent shot at making it 3 for 3 lifetime

2  Bye Bye Miss Pie   nice move forward for this filly in her 2nd lifetime start to graduate in style with a 4 1/4 length win.......Prat who is 5 for his last 7 riding for Puype will likely sit a length or two behind our top pick in hopes of wheeling her in come stretch time

4  She's a Dime


race 3    average clarity

7  Minister Shane   very consistent solid works and there are plenty of them.......Gaines is not much with MSW 1st time starters as in 2 for her last 50 but this gelding is working too well (and too often) to ignore.......decent pedigree for the lawn and a sprint.....stout turf jock up in Rispoli

1  Cibertruck   nothing special about his MSW debut but he likely wasn't all that cranked up as he went off at 14 to 1 odds.......5 tightly spaced works since.......need a forward move and he seems likely to provide one.......Mulhall has cooled off after a red hot start to the SA meeting but she might get things back on track here

4  Judas

5  Ferrariano


race 4    average clarity

1  Herd Immunity   a perfect 2 for 2 at SA winning in dirt races of 5F and 6F and by an average of over 3 lengths.......just claimed by Sadler and the a.m. work for this gelding is improved........and John sure gets a made to order spot as he claimed him for 32K and gets to race for 40K and at a distance (5 1/2F) that should be a good fit........and last but not least the ever so hot Prat rides thru the claim

2  Joe Don Looney   won his MC50K debut like a good thing.......1st time Lasix today and 1st time Pyfer who has won 3 of 6 mounts when riding for Steven Miyadi over the last 2 months

4  Diva's Finale


race 5    average clarity

4  Exultation   very consistent six year old just ran his lifetime best grass race and in the 28 Feb version of this 6 1/2 furlong grass race.......he should sit mid pack with enough speed up front to help his cause come stretch time......and he retains one nice turf jock in Rispoli who gets the most out of late runners on the sod

2  Hartel   seems like the speed of the speed but at what cost at the extended sprint turf distance of 6 1/2F.......he lost 2nd to our top choice by only a neck and previously lost 2nd to him by 2 1/4L........trending in the right direction thus dangerous

3  Armour Plate

7  Sigalert

9  Railsplitter


race 6    average clarity

8  Octopus  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   claim back by O'Neill is training as if the crafty trainer knew what his former horse was missing.......that and even the race that this colt ran in his latest for 16K might do the trick......but.....better is anticipated by this handicapper

5  Self Taught   after a turf route and two one mile dirt distance races this four old gelding is back where he belongs as in a sprint dirt race.......trainer likes to dirty up a given horse now and then and that might be the case here.......should be a handsome price

6  Camby

7  Satchel de Ritches

2  Captain Scotty


race 7    average clarity

4  Gregdar  10F of turf might be just what the doctor ordered as this D'Amato colt sure vaulted forward racing as far as 9F for the 1st time.........and the way he finished up the race hints 10F of grass might be even better.........that and Mike Smith wants the mount back

1  Salvator Mundi   double barrel action from the D'Amato barn as he also trains our top selection.......both lifetime 10F turf races fit fine at today's level lower........and he retains the services of the red hot Flavien Prat........hard not seeing him being a major factor in the outcome of this nw2 alw race

3  Award Winner


race 8    average clarity

3  Gate Speed   gelding seems to need ample time between starts to run his best and gets for the 1st time since his 1 Jan race where he ran an effort that fits quite well vs. today's competition........10 to 1 in the ML

7  Defense Wins   seems like a good claim by Peter Eurton and company of a gelding who is on the improve........and with the claim comes a rider change to the runaway leader in wins at the meeting in Flavien Prat.......hard not to like

4  Notre Dame

1  I Got No Munny

2  Midnight Mystery


race 9    average clarity

1  Mucho Unusual   good post - meets top gun in the saddle - mare is (10 5 2 3) on the grass ta Santa and (6 1 0 1) on other turf courses - smooth reliable running mare - recently won two Grade 3 races.........easy to put on top

6  Neige Blanche   filly has been placed in three Grade 1 races since arriving in the U S of A last need of some class relief and gets it today in the form of a Grade 3.........last race run in France prior to coming States was a Grade 3 win........might get overlooked and go off a decent price


3  Going to Vegas

7  Altea



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