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Santa Anita for Friday 1 October 2021

TAKE NOTE: Just wanted everyone to know that major changes are coming to The Racing Digest next year which I will post sometime in the new few weeks.

1st three days of the new SA meeting is very loaded with talent with many Graded races to coincide with the Breeders Cup which is only 5 weeks away.  

Best of luck as always !


race 1    average clarity

2  Ferrariano   very solid effort/fig in mid June for a three year old Cal-bred going as far as 9F on the grass........away since the $200K Stakes race but Koriner usually brings these kind back ready.......hard not to like

6  Viking Plunder   like the jock change on a horse that comes from off of the pace which this gelding does........four year old is vastly improved since the Paula Capestro claim........gelding continues to train like a happy healthy runner

4  Carmelita's Man

7  Found My Ball  SCRATCHED


race 2    below average clarity

1  King Apollo  SCRATCHED  trainer Garcia is quite dangerous popping with a MC 1st time starter and this baby is working like she is fit and ready in her debut.......she is training as if she will run from off of the pace and that appears to be a good thing in this MC32K that has plenty of cheap speed signed has tossed 4 winners from 6 starters 2 of which were Stakes winners

6  Bright Leaf   bad claim by Sadler but blinkers off and better a.m. work showing.......time to cut losses by dropping multiple levels and win......or.......just a bad horse......we shall find out

5  Town Boy


race 3    average clarity

8  Elevado   decent useful MSW debut over at Lrc and now switches to the turf and gets a rider upgrade to Rosario......her pedigree to handle the green carpet is quite good.......Mike Puype had a dull Dmr meeting and seems due to get his barn on a roll

2  Sumter   par like effort in her last her 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the turf.......that and one of R Mandella's better stats is 2nd time turf and considering he is a Hall of Famer that is saying something

3  Riveria Champ

5  Beef Winslow

7  Trebbiano


race 4    average clarity

1  California Street   might be quite the claim by O'Neill as this gelding sure woke up with the addition of blinkers in his latest........and the race was at today's somewhat specialized distance of 7F and disguised in it's strength by a bad start and a bit of a wide trip......good to see Rispoli ride thru the claim

6  P R Radio Star   just claimed by George Papaprodromou and he drops his new shooter one claiming level which bothers me bullet work since the claim hints his new trainer has a handle on his new acquisition

4  Itsthattime


race 5    average clarity

4  Forbidden Kingdom   two year old colt showed some stout early speed to grab the lead and wire the field in his MSW debut which was run on the dirt in a solid time for the day that fits fine here if of course he runs as well on the sod.....pedigree hints he are impressive........cut back in distance appears to be a plus

2  One Timer   high % Midwest trainer Rivelli has sadly lost his main circuit with the demise of one beautiful racetrack in Arlington Park.......filly has crushed in both of her lifetime starts but both races were on the AW........strong speed jock in E T Baird comes in to ride........dangerous sort if she handles the sod

5  Miss Alacrity

7  Time to Party


race 6    average clarity

4  Grace Adler   Baffert two year old filly absolutely destroyed her competition in a Grade 1 at Del Mar winning by 11L with another gap of 3L to 3rd in a 7F race.......and the connections didn't speed $700K at sale to have themselves a nice brainer for Flavien Prat to stay put

1  Electric Ride   very impressive MSW debut at Del Mar for this Sadler two year old filly 2nd time starter and nice a.m. work since.......but.......she will need more today if our top choice runs the race that I think she will

2  Ain't Easy

7  Censorship


race 7    average clarity 

(best turf configuration on the planet is back)

5  Law Abidin Citizen   seven year old gelding likes the 6 1/2 furlong turf distance (4 for 8) and he just put in his most impressive drill in many a moon as in a 59:3 bullet work a week ago.....should be a decent price

4  Charmaine's Mia   five year old mare likes ample time between starts and 8 weeks since her latest qualifies for hint she is sharp and so does the fact Prat and his agent want the mount

7  Lieutenant Dan

8  Whisper Not

9  Snapper Sinclair


race 8    average clarity

1  Corniche   powerful debut for this Baffert colt who ran a number in his 5 1/2 furlong MSW that is better than par for today's Grade 1 level.........colt cost $1,500,000 a few months ago and if he wins this race that will be a bargain price........Baffert is 33% win 1st at a route and this expensive buy is bred awfully well to handle the two turns

4  Oviatt Class   this race should have a very lively pace and that should aid this late running distance horse from the Keith Desormeaux Kent stays put........two year old colt should be motoring late

6  Rockefellar

3  Finneus


race 9    average clarity

4  Choa Mar   Cal bred filly who has a nice late kick gets blinkers on for the first time in an attempt to get her to sit closer in the early stages of this 6F grass race.......trainer does win too often but might get his 2nd 2021 win here and get it at a handsome price

8  Grazeninstilettos   bad trip in her MC20K debut (which was on the dirt) hides an effort that is only 1 1/2 lengths above par for today's higher level when you adjust for he slow start and a somewhat wide trip.......decent grass pedigree and on monumental rider upgrade as in Juan Espinoza to Joel Rosario

6  Big Summer

12  Self Isolation

1  Piazzetta

10  Starship Endeavor


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