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Santa Anita for Saturday 9 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 next few weeks.

Just a reminder that there is racing not only tomorrow Sunday but on Monday as well.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Buy American   improving sort ran a Santucci fig in her last racing endeavor that is 2 lengths better than par for today's level when you adjust for pace and racing a touch wide.........3 solid 5F drills since her 4 Sept race and quite the rider upgrade......decent chance to graduate today

5  Takemebythehand   very strong maiden debut in France last April and not too shabby in her first U S of A race 5 weeks ago........and she sure owns a pedigree that should handle the 9F of turf today......negative rider switch or would have been top pick-a-rue

2  Buzz of New York

3  Liesurewear


race 2    average clarity

1  Silver Moon Road   bug girl Pyfer does a nice job of overcoming the one post in sprints with a speed horse.......if she breaks cleanly today she should sit on or just off of the lead saving ground........gelding is (4 2 2 0) sprinting on main track surfaces and the two on conventional dirt were the two wins.......hard not to like

4  Cumberland Avenue   2 for 3 lifetime in fast track sprints and one of those wins (his latest racing endeavor) was at today's somewhat specialty distance of last time he can get a nice mid pack position

3  Tacoflavoredkisses


race 3    average clarity

4  Encroachment  trained impressively prior to his MSW debut which was on the dirt but tossed a since his disappointing debut continue to be solid.......switches to the turf today and does he ever own a pedigree that should love the green carpet......seemingly deserves another shot especially on the turf that likely will end up being his favorite surface

2  Go On   both races when not wearing blinkers are par like efforts and his latest was on the sod........and his a.m. work since his latest run on 27 August has never looked better......stout rider/trainer/owner trio at the helm

9  Kazuhiko

8  Cali Bay

7  Flint Stroll


race 4    average clarity

6  Straight Up G   outstanding a.m. work at Slr especially for a two year old Cal-bred MSW 1st time new sire......fairly easy to make this Baltas 1ster our top choice

2  Moose Mitchell   cut back in distance and back to the bug boy Herrera.......and.......his 7 lbs weight break should enhance this gelding's chances of controlling the race start to finish

5  Slow Down Andy


race 5    average clarity

4  Fortunata   very bad trip in her MSW turf debut as she broke poorly from the metal monster and then ran too wide.....she did well to only be 6L behind at the hint the turf debut muscled her up.......and she sure is well-bred to appreciate a turf route......decent post and a jock in Baze who sure tries hard for the smaller outfits.........should be a monster number

8  Lucky Girl   invader from Ireland winds up in one stout barn with grass runners.........Baltas is very solid 1st time he takes over a grass horse and this two year old filly beat 11 of 13 foes in Ireland with not the best of trips........jock has had a difficult 2021 and especially on the grass where he used to be dynamite.......come on Mr Van Dyke

9  Very Scary

1  French Franc

6  Wishing On a Star


race 6    average clarity

3  Stir the Pot   four year old colt should get loose on the lead and the last time that happened he wired the field winning by 4 big lengths.......and back to Abel Cedillo who rode that race 3 back on 26 June.......very impressive and reassuring best of 80 47:3H drill 6 days ago at SA

5  Cunning Munnings   two best lifetime figs in six career starts were run the only two times Glatt put this five year old up for a for a tag today.......should be motoring late

1  Doc Adams

6  Intense


race 7    average clarity

4  Ippodamia's Girl   Baltas does not ride Gutierrez too often but when he does his horses are often quite "live".........six year old mare is best at today's one mile turf distance and her recent work tab hints 8 weeks off has done her some good

1  Global Brand   deep closer has a decent chance to get what she needs as there is plenty of speed signed up to ensure a lively set of fractions.........hard not seeing her flying down the stretch especially as the wire nears

7  Norma Jean B

8  Nasty

9  England's Rose


race 8    average clarity

6  Honor Among Men   controlling speed in the race should be tough if he runs as well as he did in his last two dirt starts (last race and three back) for George Papaprodromou.........front runners have done awfully well on the SA dirt in 2021

7  Squalotoro   seems like the best of those who will be coming from off of the pace.......that and he sure seems to respond well to having J J Hernandez on his back (3 1 1 1)

9  Sometimes Always

5  Fun Coupons

3  Hawk Hill


race 9    average clarity

1  I'll Stand Taller  impressive 1st on the sod in his latest for O'Neill and the cut back in distance turf route to turf sprint especially at the extended turf sprint distance of 6 1/2 furlongs

2  Clem Labine   should be a lively pace up front which should flatter the late running style of this Tamayo gelding......1st on the sod but owns a pedigree that should handle it......trainer is a solid 29% win dirt to turf

11  Johnny Podres

9  Riding With Dino

4  Surplus


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