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Santa Anita for Sunday 2 May 2021

Seems like a good card this afternoon. Be back with you on Friday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Trouville   both lifetime turf sprints at SA at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance fit well here and today we get a rider upgrade.......such a deal

3  Win Often    filly has shown she can run well fresh which is the case today having been absent for 15 months........filly is (4 2 2 0) lifetime and when Pederson legs up Pereira his runners have been "live"

6  Magical Gray

2  Lalic


race 2    average clarity

2  Big City Lights   very strong work tab for a May two year old Cal-bred.......trainer is by far at his best in these early baby races

3  Sherlock   another training like he is meant and ready in his MSW debut and he gets the services of speed jock in Maldonado which is hardly ever a bad thing in these abbreviated 4 1/2F sprints

4  Barsini Red

6  Takeittothebank


race 3    average clarity

3  Gypsy Blu   seven year old mare hasn't found the winners circle in a long time so the significant drop in claiming makes sense.......and look who jumps aboard......runaway leader in the jockey standings Flavien Prat

6  Lavender   another dropping in class to help her chances and she draws one fine jock on the grass in Umberto Rispoli......should be on the scene late.......we might see another one of those Prat/Rispoli turf battles in late stretch

1  Anonymously

2  Queen of the Track  SCARTCHED OUT OF THE RACE


race 4    average clarity

1  Rookie Year   moved forward some in his latest and now he draws the highly sought after Prat........that strongly suggests we will see even more from this Miller three year old today

2  Summer Fun   bug girl Pyfer should grab the lead and like most decent apprentice riders (with their weight break) that is a dangerous proposition for the opposition

4  Moon Mischief

5  El Centenario

7  Salah


race 5    average clarity

6  Cherubic Factor   very impressive 2nd start win for this Eurton colt racing on the turf for the 1st time........and his a.m. prowess since hints that the turf muscled him up some as it so often does.......hard not to like

2  Whatmakessammyrun   Glatt picks up a nice colt and "1st start with trainer" is one of his top stats as in 6 for his last 24 (25% winners)........and look who grabs the new shooter......that guy Prat again

1  Team Merchants


race 6    average clarity

8  Just Distorted  SCARTCHED OUT OF THE RACE   decent works prior to her MSW debut on 26 Feb where she went off as the favorite and ran 2nd to a next out winner.......and the works since are improved..........rather sure this Wong $400K at sale filly will fire a strong effort this afternoon

4  Lady Aces   another with a nice MSW debut and the fact that Prat sticks with the Eurton three year old filly hints similar or better are in the cards this afternoon

1  Ginja

7  High Con

3  Sweet Soulmate


race 7    above average clarity

3  Laura's Light   5 of the 6 runners including this Miller filly are speed types and this filly is the best of the five with numerous turf efforts at one mile that are better than par for today's given level......and she is versatile as she can win on or stalking the pace

5  Beguiled   there is lone speed which is constantly on a handicappers radar but there also is "lone closer" which is the case for this D'Amato.......and the D'A legs up Rispoli who can really finish with a late running grass horse

4  Rocking Redhead


race 8    average clarity

4  Homehome   nice wake up in this girl's latest with the blinkers put on........lone route race on the dirt is the career best for this O'Neill filly........that race was run at SA at 1 1/16 and one mile appears like it will be a better fit.......nice preparatory 4F drill......all systems go

2  Big Beauty   improving route turf runner switches to the dirt for the first time which by my book with her pedigree will be a better surface for her.......Prat sticks around to find out if that is the case

7  Warrior's Moon

6  Pawnee


race 9    average clarity

7  Blazingbellablu   tepid top selection gets quite a rider upgrade for a turf race so if she runs as well as she did in her MSW debut that 2nd place finish has a shot to make today graduation day

8  Lava Lane   solid 3rd place finish in her MSW debut run last summer at Dmr.......she has been away since but D'Amato usually brings back these kind ready to roll.......Umberto Rispoli wisely stays put

5  Our Miss Millie

6  Chao Mar

4  Bossy Soul




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