Santa Anita for Friday 8 June 2018

Belmont Stakes day is tomorrow and our special pub with full race card selections (13 races) and comments (six Grade 1's, three Grade 2's & one non Graded Stakes) is now available for purchase. Selections will sent in your email late this afternoon. Sure hope the rain stays away.

Because many of you need to leave the house early on Saturday the Santa Anita selections should be posted no later than 6 a.m. pacific time. 


Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

3  Risky Proposition   both races on the turf are impressive (last at one mile is totally hidden by 10L of trip adjustment) and his race two back his only ever down the hill is about 4L better than par when adjusting for a strong pace on the given day......and Mr Glatt is often at his most dangerous off of layoffs

1  Goodwilliambassador   lifetime best was his lone turf endeavor which was in a one mile affair......and the strength of the race is disguised by a very wide run.......cut back in distance is usually a plus racing on the hill for the 1st time

2  Honeymoonz Over   gelding has definitely not shown as much ability on the sod as our top two choices.......but.......the way in which O'Neill has been firing of late makes him dangerous


race 2    average clarity

3  Four Gaels   ultra consistent 7 year old gelding (60 15 16 9) deservedly steps up following a nice forward move in his latest......same distance as his last and M Garcia wisely sticks around......last effort/fig would make him a solid contender......a move forward and I doubt he is beat

4  Blaze'n Prospector   beat our top pick by a neck in his last and basically earned the same better than par fig......mainly placed 2nd because he isn't as consistent as our top-pick-rue

1  Louden's Gray   par like effort in latest but likely will need more than par to win this race......but then again he is 3 for 6 "at the distance" and 0 for 13 at other distances on main track surfaces


race 3    average clarity

5  Radish   seemingly a good spot for blinkers on as this race lacks speed and this filly has a decent shot to open up a lead and be since her last are (subtlety) improved

8  Sea Sensation   sprint - sprint - route scenario for this Jim Cassidy three-year old filly likely has her very ready for her 1st around two turns.......that and she gets a rider upgrade

1  Pulpacheeks   tough trips in both lifetime races.......due for a decent trip and she gets 1st time Nakatani to help make that happen

3  Nothing But Heat

9  Zillinda


race 4    average clarity

2  Tidal Effect   best ever by far and a strong fit here was his lone route race on the SA main track albeit on a surface rated good.......last sure appears to be a gimme in a protected race to be fully fit to drop and go go go this afternoon

4  Street to Indy   decent chance to sit pretty in a nice ground saving stalk position behind our 3rd selection and maybe the 6 horse.......his chances are enhanced if our top selection doesn't preform on a fast rated SA surface as he did on a good rated SA surface

7  Roaring Fork   a guy like Pedroza will be all out to clear all and snatch the front end of things at least by the beginning of the back-stretch......dangerous speed type

1  Momma's Baby Boy


race 5    below average clarity

3  Bonneville Flats   believe the barn likes what they see physically to race their filly back in 11 days and double her claiming price.......switch in bug boys and it might be a good one as the kid is 31% win in route races over the last 2 months

5  Red White 'n Peach   last sure appeared to be a gimme of sorts to muscle up like only a race can do sometimes and be fully fit and eager 2nd out after a layoff

6  Misty Slew   very consistent at SA when running in dirt route races......should sit 1st or 2nd in the early stages and be difficult to wheel in with only 113 lbs to carry with the 7 lbs bug boy up

4  Majestic Diva

8  Atrevida


race 6    average clarity

3  Air Vice Marshal   good history with 5 to 8 weeks between starts.......8 weeks since this five-year old last raced and that race was a strong one mile grass race..........very solid a.m. work.....decent turf sprinter out East seems to enhance his chances of handling his 1st down the SA hill.......rider/trainer are 2 for their last 5 as a team with the 3 others hitting the board

6  Texas Wedge   solid 5F grass win in his 1st ever on the sod when last seen back in November........that and you have to like his chances fresh off of the bench as he ran on big effort/number in his MSW debut

4  Eric the Trojan   very wide trip and sat too far back off of a slow pace and still won by daylight.......will need a better trip to win today to take down this race.......he does Prat but Nakatani will do just fine

7  Acceptance

5   Law Abidin Citizen


race 7    average clarity

6  I'm Sassy   Sam Scolamieri starts very few but when he does you best take a good look at their chances of success as he owns 3 wins and a 2nd in 7 2018 starts.......been away since July but both lifetime races fit solidly and today we get a definite rider upgrade.......and the preparatory works sure look good

4  Sister Nela   Dean Pederson three-year old filly 1st time starter has hit the track regularly for almost 3 months and finished up with some solid works........and mom has tossed 8 winners from 9 starters......not too shabby

9  Warm It Up   about 1/2 of her lifetime races fit well and she likely is up to another effort that fits but she has not had the will to win in deep stretch for one reason or another.........aggressive rider Pedroza might help her get over the bad habit

3  Spectacular Storm

7  Champagne Honey


race 8    average clarity

4  X S Gold   owns plenty of early speed and seems likely to have the lead here......and......with a good route speed rider in Kent Desormeaux aboard........filly is (3 1 1 1) when she has been able to get loose

1  Almost Reality   race two back is very strong and at today's one mile turf a little flat at 9F in her last but her pedigree suggested that she would.....very dangerous

7  Clearly Gone  on the right end of the learning curve and a very strong excellent off the pace turf jock in Bejarano........should be motoring late.......dangerous sort

9  Moonshine Annie

2  Sapphire Kid




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Santa Anita for Thursday 7 June 2018

Decent card to start the new week. By the way Saturday's Santa Anita race card will be posted on later than 5:30 a.m. pacific and it is one nice card. Not one race rated below average clarity

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Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Easy Song    mare can really fly early and her a.m. work hints she is ready fresh off of the bench for Carla Gaines.......only race down the hill was the only time in her career that she had a tardy start yet she still race 3rd........should be tough with a good start

7  Allie's Love   quite the improvement 1st out following the Vallejo claim and the works since her lifetime top effort hint she is even sharper........1st on the sod but owns an adequate pedigree for it

2  Li'i Grazen   plenty of speed in this affair might soften things up enough up front to make this filly who should sit dead last look like she is flying late when in realty others are just tiring badly

8  Operandi

5  Cleverly Beverly


race 2    average clarity

3  Tiki Bar Logic   filly seemingly needs more than 4 weeks between starts and gets it..........that and she likely gets what she needs as in a loose lead........stepped up in last and won.......steps up again today and rightfully so off a strong effort/fig in her last

4  Gio's Lady   rider/trainer are 6 for their last 15 with a very positive return on your money..........filly is racing today off of a long layoff but she is training like she is ready and for a barn that can do no wrong of late

2  Resky Business   not sure how well this filly is doing especially for a low % trainer.......but.......the last time she ran turf to dirt she popped an effort that would crush this group


race 3    average clarity

4  El Tovar   a ton for $20K if he has held form as his bread and butter is the SA hill where he is 6 for 16 with many efforts that are quite a bit better than par for this bottom $20K level on the turf

6  General Ike   seems quite sharp and although he has yet to win on the hill he has 2 2nd's and 2 3rd's in 5 races down it.....that and he should have better endurance at 6 1/2F today coming off a strong better than appears in sprint one mile grass race

1  Yes Yes Yes   Miller is very consistent and he is often at his most dangerous with the sprint-route-sprint maneuver which is the case today.....hard not to like


race 4    average clarity

3  Factor of Two   likely shocked the barn for an O'Neill 1st timer to run so well and go off at 38 to 1.......that suggests she wasn't all that cranked for her debut.....likely is now

5  Reflect    Keith Desormeaux doesn't usually push his babies too hard in the morning but he is here......I doubt this one is going to run into in he is meant and ready to roll at 1st asking

6  Katieleigh   just bought in April for $70K and might pay some dividends early as her last two gate works are solid especially considering she is only a two-year old filly

8  Queen of the Track

1  Lesley's Song


race 5    average clarity

7  Canadian Game   consistent sort gets to run turf to dirt......he also gets to run with the blinkers on for the 1st time........believe O'Neill and company want him on or near the lead maybe to keep him from hanging as he has been doing

2  Trojan Spirit   solid better than it appears in print 1st ever at a route and 1st ever on conventional dirt....two reassuring works since.......highly likely to move forward again......rider upgrade.......should make a good account of himself in this his 3rd lifetime start

4  Julius   lookout if this Baffert colt's1st start was nothing more than a sprint tune-up to be full throttle for his 2nd start and 1st at a route.......continues to train like a happy healthy individual

1  Paint Me Lucky


race 6    average clarity

7  Will Tell   no shot whatsoever as this gelding set a brutal pace at one mile on a dull main track which was especially dull on the inside where he was......noteworthy change in jocks today to Maldonado who has won his last 3 mounts for Cerin.......showed he can handle the hill in one race on it

4  Cats Blame   2 for 3 on the hill.......and his last appears to be nothing more than an endurance building turf route in a protected race to drop back to the claiming level that Chew grabbed him for.......recent bullet drill one week ago says all systems go for Chew and company......a hot barn of late

6  Kona Dreams   dangerous sort for Bill Spawr and company.......mostly because of the cut back in distance which is usually a good move in a race down the Santa Anita hill

5  Uber Star

1  Hitters Park


race 7    above average clarity

6  Amada Rafaela   earned one of the largest Santucci figs (real and adjusted) for a three year old filly 1st timer in the past decade.......and considering her trainer is Baffert I highly doubt she regresses.......and by the way the blinkers were taken off of Baffert's Triple Crown contender Justify following a 9 1/2L win with them on......hmmm

5  Newport Breeze   awfully accomplished youngster not to be the top selection but this N Y invader who appears meant and ready fresh off of the bench has seemingly caught a monster in her return to the race wars

2  Kimberlea K   2 wins and a 2nd in three lifetime starts earning close to 100K but like our 2nd selection she has seemingly caught a monster in her return to the races following an extended hiatus from the game


race 8    average clarity

4  Majestic Authority   very strong efforts in both lifetime starts which were run in late summer and the 2nd endeavor is disguised.......changes trainers for start number 3 and drops......that is often a winning move.....dangerous if she handles her 1st on the sod

3  Arrowsphere   filly appeared to need a break and the time off did quite a bit of good.......solid better than par effort in latest......cut back in distance turf route to race done the hill is usually a plus.....we shall find out at about 4 p.m. this afternoon

5  Cyrielle   very dangerous trainer in Peter Miller 1st time he places a MSW runner up for a the rider switch to Desormeaux for a turf race

6  Beauty Divine

7  Spectacular Move



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Santa Anita for Sunday 3 June 2018

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Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Travieza   very consistent sort on the grass and she sure appears to be in control of the front end of things here whether she leads or Bejarano elects to really slow things down and let someone else have it.........and Bejarano has done well on her back in the past

4  Lexington Grace   seems like the best of the off pace runners but she will likely will need more pace than anticipated up front to find the winners circle......stranger things have happened

2  Bunny Yogurt   2nd best of the off pace runners but like our 2nd selection she will need more pace than anticipated up front to find the winners circle......stranger things have happened


race 2    below average clarity

2  Dragon Flower   race lacks speed and this mare appears to have the most.....and the last two times she has dueled or grabbed the lead she has produced two winning efforts

4  Bellerina Headline   solid times this year at GG on the AW and she has handled conventional dirt in the past.......1st out following the Metz claim is an 18% proposition over his last 100

5  Coronado   one dangerous trainer these days in Mulhall 1st out following a claim as she has only been beaten once with her last 1/2 dozen "1st out following a claim".........and I like that G Franco rides thru the claim


race 3    average clarity

3  Occam's Razor   O'Neill has been getting the job done with his babies and this two-year old colt might be one of his better one's if his works are worth a hoot.......should be tough

6  Takeo Squared   double barrel action from O'Neill as he also conditions our selection........two year old gelding showed life in his debut and with little support at the windows......that suggest's he wasn't all that cranked up and that more can be expected today

2  Movedbydino   dull works prior to his MSW debut on 5 May........3 works since and his last drill worked just 4 days ago is anything but dull........dangerous sort

4  Stormy Valentino


race 4    average clarity

3  Evo Campo   very consistent on firm turf......1st at 1 1/4 but she is stout at 12F she has won at 9F.......good history with Bejarano up....hard not to like

1  Pantsonfire   another consistent sort on the grass who is in good form and might be up to her very best off of some improved of late a.m. work.......very dangerous

4  Plein Air   10F seems like a plus for this Baffert five-year old mare who has won at 12F at SA and was 5 for 6 at about 10F in Italy......not out of this by any means

8  Causeforcommotion

2  Queen Blossom


race 5    average clarity

1  Mobou   can't remember the last time I selected a John Shirreffs 1st time starter as a top pick and especially a two should be rather obvious that I am impressed with this colt's series of works.......that and he is a Cal-bred who went for $390K at sale as a yearling

5  Mr Paytience   yet another O'Neill two-year old who appears to have talent and likely will display it in his MSW debut.......stout rider/trainer combo in Frey/O'Neill to boot

7  Peedie   Ben Cecil is quietly having a very nice 2018 and might keep the ball rolling here with this nicely bred 1ster training as if he is meant and ready at 1st asking

4  Nice Haircut

8  No New Friends


race 6    average clarity

9  Sweet Treat   sprint-sprint-route maneuver and for a mare who ran her lifetime best the only time she raced in a two turn dirt race (and at SA).......that and her recent a.m. work is improved......all systems go for this 3rd out following the layoff Cliff Sise five-year old

7  California Breeze   turf sprint to dirt race two back led to a 2nd place finish at today's MC20 level......turf route in latest.......dirt route's not rocket science

1  Solar Corona   pushed out badly on the first turn....did decently to finish 3rd.......draws inside today for the 1st time at a route.........comes from out of it but that has been a plus at most of the 1 1/16th races run at SA.........especially in the cheaper route races

2  Izzy's Express

6  A Little Romance


race 7    average clarity

4  Acker   just ran his lifetime best grass race and it was at 10F the furthest he has ever run.....and his pedigree suggests that 12F will be even better for him......stout turf jock Nakatani wisely sticks around

7  Alsatian   sure acts as if he will run all day and so his 1st as far as 12F should be a plus and for many in this affair it likely won't be.....that and he likely will be the controlling speed in the race

5  Tartini   very strong best in the field adjusted for trouble figs in his last two grass races.......but.......whereas our top two choices seem likely to appreciate the 12F distance I have some doubts about this fellows ability to handle the marathon distance

1  The Big Train

9  Deal With It Dude


race 8    average clarity

1  Spiced Perfection   Koriner/Talamo teamed up to win (as our top choice of course) the big $200K Cal bred Stakes for the guys yesterday......and they appear to have the upper-hand in this $200K for the ladies.....hard not to appreciate 2 wins and 2 2nds in four lifetime Cal-bred Stakes and all with Joe up

3  Pulpit Rider   one for one on the SA dirt and runs turf to dirt.....that and Nakatani seems to be a good fit with 2 wins in 3 races both of which were Cal-bread Stakes

5  Mo See Cal   O'Neill barn has been firing on all cylinders and seemingly has this laid up for 3 months filly all set to fire a strong effort fresh off of the bench

2  Island Empire


race 9    average clarity

12  Helen's Tiger   moved forward nicely last year in her 2nd lifetime out after the layoff likely will move this filly forward today and her layoff run down the hill was not bad.......and the works since indicate the race really muscled her up........and she draws the meets leading rider in Prat........hard not to like

10  Charmingslew   likely needed her layoff last and/or wasn't crazy about the blinkers being put on........debut race 3 back is strong and disguised by a wide trip and a sharp steady........decent grass pedigree........deserves another shot down the hill with the blinkers off today

5  Council Woman   brutal trip in her last run way back in October.......she had the best adjusted for trouble fig in the race and the race was a "key turf race".......she has been a one and done type so far so you would think Chew would have her ready to roll as it might be month's until she can race again

9  Miss Ricochet 

4  Dislitleaglecanfly






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Santa Anita for Saturday 2 June 2018

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Finally heating up in S Cal and the higher temps might make for a better dirt inside as for most of the year that has been the case at SA. Pay attention.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Famous Rock Star   don't think we saw the best that this gelding can run in her last as she was reluctant to load and the negative activity might have taken something out of him.......blinkers on and just what you want to see as some solid recent works........takes that ever significant MSW to MC drop

2  Jersey's Heat   another changing equipment (blinkers off) and taking that seemingly magical drop from MSW to MC.......drop seems a bit overdue.....let's hope it is not too late of one

5  Call Ended   not the best of trips in his latest and still managed a 3rd place finish in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the grass........that race was at a route and his pedigree hints a sprint turf race might be a better fit.......we shall likely find out at 12:30 pacific

3  Pulpit's Dirty Red


race 2    below average clarity

1  Above Board   drop of two levels for today off of a solid race in his latest combined with a solid set works hints the barn is all out to win today.........Asa Espinoza wisely sticks around

6  Rprettyboyfloyd   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  claimed out of the same race as our top selection who he beat.....and "boy Floyd" is a Jacobson claim back of a gelding that he had success with out east

4  I'll Wrap It Up   by far at his best at SA and there aren't too many days to go at The Great Race Place until it closes until very late September when it opens


race 3    average clarity

6  Artistic Ab   no works since his last race back on Nov 16th would hint he was injured in the if that is so lookout as his only two other lifetime sprints with blinkers on are very strong for today's level......sure hope he is ready fresh

8  Our Tiger's Boy   can't stick at 5 1/2F & 6F so obviously having to cope with only 5F might be just what this speed horse needs

1  For the Hustle    SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   the lead should go to this guy or our 2nd race fits solidly and it was his MC debut run 3 races back.....might be rated too low if he is up to that race today

2  Working

4  Ruff House


race 4    average clarity

6  Kona Coast   seems like a good claim by O'Neill and company of a gelding who fits if he displays the same effort he showed in his last or his race 3 back........that and he gets to run in a protected race.......lately the mounts O'Neill has given to Bejarano have been quite "live"

3  Polity   sure responded to his only lifetime lead as he romped albeit in a sprint.........blinkers on today to enhance his chances of getting loose today in his 1st at a route of ground........seems dangerous

2  Super Duper Cooper   like the rider change when you consider the weight off with the 7 lbs apprentice up........away since 7 April but his last preparatory work hints he is feeling good off his 7 week break


race 5    average clarity

6  Road Test   filly has run many efforts/figs that can win at today's level especially her latest.....but she needs to overcome her tendency to hang in the stretch.....seldom do I make a "hanger" the top selection but she sure faces a soft "road test" today

2  So Golden   nice wake-up in latest and with not much urging in the jock today........decent history racing off of relatively short rest........30 days since her last qualifies for that........slight tendency to hang

1  Looking At Thelake   another hanger in the field with eight 2nd place finishes in only 18 races......might be quite the sight if the top three choices are all there approaching the wire trying to let each other go by

8  Christmas Carol

7  Midnight Lilly


race 6    average clarity

2  Competing   believe this well worked laid up Baffert runner will be tough to beat with the significant drop down.......the kind you consider wagering on but not these kind from his barn usually have only a couple of races left in them

3  Coastal Eddy   prolong work tab for this Miyadi 1st time starter with 2 of his last 3 works from the gate........that is often a sign for the trainer that he means bizz in their debut......we shall see

5  Bear Down Cats   like our top choice he races as a 1st time gelding..........moved forward in his last his 2nd lifetime start........might move forward again racing with the ultimate equipment change

8  Kopitar 

4  Anziyan Cat


race 7    average clarity

1  Take the One O One   lifetime best by my book was run in his latest and the effort is hidden by setting a short lead in a decent pace but doing so on a slightly dull inside.......the duel combined with the dull inside cost him a win.....only grass race is also hidden as he had to deal with the 12 post in a one mile grass Stakes at Dmr......7th but only 2 1/2L behind the winner at the wire

2  Hardboot    blinkers taken off in his last and it led to a nice Stakes win at GG on the turf..........strong off of the pace runner's connections will likely have their fingers crossed that our other 3 picks all press the issue early as they all have some early speed

6  Psycho Dar   hard trying sort is steadily improving and will have a shot here if the trend continues and if he can handle running as far as 9 furlongs........not crazy about his pedigree to get the 9F of grass but he still might be dangerous

7  Hustle


race 8    average clarity

8  Paprika   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   filly has down little wrong in 3 lifetime races and now adds blinkers........and her recent a.m. work hints she might be even better this does the fact one of Leonard Powell's better trainer stats is turf to dirt which is the case today

1  Thalia   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   no support at the windows in her MSW debut hints the race was a muscle her up turf tune-up to be fully fit for today her 2nd lifetime start........and like Powell the D'A is solid with the turf to dirt maneuver

5  Lemon Crush   solid return to the race wars in her latest and she might not have been all that cranked up as she went off at 38 to 1 and it was only a 7 horse field.......seems like a dangerous Palma 3rd time starter

9  Magnolia's Hope

7  Z Z Tiger


race 9    above average clarity

6  Unique Bella   7 wins and 2 2nd's in 10 starts and the only time she ran off the board she had a total excuse as she dueled in a brutal pace too close to a dull shot whatsoever in a race as tough as the BCFMsprint G1.......6 for 7 at SA and her lone loss was a neck 2nd in last years version of this race

4  Paradise Woods   her best lifetime races were the only 2 routes she ever ran at SA......both of those strong efforts/figs fine well and have a shot at beating our top choice......but she still seems to need a rebound in form........good works and plenty of time off might make that happen

5  Val Dori   another who needs a rebound as her last was hardly up to snuff.......loses Smith to our top pick.......but.......Bejarano also has had success with the Baffert six-year-old mare


race 10    average clarity

2  Hootie   significant cut back in distance for sure but I like the 3 speed building 4F works put into this colt following two consecutive two 10F grass races......very big fig two back where he put in strong his chances if he handles the hill

8  Tina's Exchange   consistent sort with 2 of his 3 efforts down the SA hill solid for today's level of racing.....hard not to like/use

4  Spokane Eagle   lifetime two best races were the only two times this dirt only to date four-year old ran at 6 1/2 furlongs........1st on the sod but he has a pedigree that should handle it.......runs well with ample time between starts and gets it today

7  Skelton Pass

6  Incensed




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Santa Anita for Friday 1 June 2018

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Decent card this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Platinum Equity   very solid works for this three-year old since his latest which was a decent effort (albeit on the grass) at twice the claiming level......believe that Baltas has him very sharp as connections realize they might lose the gelding by way of a claim today

6  Graycaster   very "live" when Prat has been named to ride and he is up today........all three races when the jock was up fit well in this lower level spot

5  Master Ruler   toss out his last on the AW at GG as he appeared to dislike the synthetic track...... three-year old colt seems best with the blinkers off on conventional dirt and gets that today


race 2    average clarity

1  Kylemore   trainer is often at his best off of 46-90 day layoffs.......63 days since this gelding ran last and nice looking preparatory work tab.......three year old should get a nice trip on or near a set of easy fractions.......that is a rather dangerous proposition for the opposition with Bejarano up

4  La La Land   best turf credentials in the race and he will be very dangerous if he gets out of the gate a little quicker than he has in his three USA starts

2  True Loyalty   Midwest invader is training the best this time around for his 3rd start at SA since shipping into Santa Anita.......1st time Desormeaux.......believe he might up to a lifetime top effort this afternoon his best today


race 3    average clarity

6  Touch Rainbows   5 wins in 6 mounts on this five-year old gelding for Prat.....that and he has as good an opportunity to grab the lead as anyone in this filed of 6.......and.......if he doesn't he has shown he can win without it

4  More Candy   consistent sort especially at Santa Anita where he owns 2 wins - 3 2nd's - 1 3rd in six starts........very formidable if he is ready fresh off of the bench

1  Conqueror   gelding was on quite a roll stepping up the class ladder until he tried a race down the hill where he showed little.....but....the race seemed to muscle him up some as his a.m. work is solid since.........very big step up today but the way Cerin has been going these day's I wouldn't count him out


race 4    average clarity

6  Ib Prospecting   believe the barn now realizes their filly is a dirt sprinter where she owns a win and a 2nd in two dirt sprint races......yet to hit the board in 4 other surfaces/distances........nice win in last and it was her 1st with today's rider on her back

3  Bobbie Lincoln   lone race was way back in March of 2017 where she graduated at 1st asking despite a slow start and a bit of a wide trip......that adjusted for trouble number would have a decent shot of taking down this race if she is able to run similar 14 1/2 months later

8  Kentan Road   loose and lonely on the lead would be the road to victory if hot apprentice rider Heriberto Figueroa can slow this rocket down early so as not to blow herself up by setting too fast of 1st quarter

7  Get Yourself Home

1  Utana


race 5    average clarity

8  The Tulip   like the rider switch back to Van Dyke.......mare could have won the 5 May version of this race if she didn't have st steady so hard on the 2nd turn......two reassuring works since her last hints she has held form and unlikely will not bounce

6  Vasilika   seems to love SA turf (4 3 1 0) and her recent a.m. work is vastly improved.......that and she also is solid at today's one mile turf distance (5 3 1 0)........likely needs her lifetime best and she sure seems as if she might provide it

2  India Mantuana  latest off of an extended hiatus from the game sure seems to be nothing more than a sprint turf gimme to muscle up and be fully fit for today's route race........she does have something to prove at 9F but the D'A is hot right now with his grass stock

4  Amboseli

7  Fuerza


race 6    average clarity

8  Hot Autumn   just keeps getting better........and better......and her latest is better than par.......two reassurring drills since her last on May 5th suggest the trend can continue......appears to be the one to overcome unless the extra furlong ends up being detrimental

1  Storming Lady   filly was beaten by our top selection in her debut race but only by 1 1/4 lengths.......she had little support at the widows in the race hinting she wasn't fully "cranked" and that more can occur in this her 2nd lifetime start

3  Aunt Lubie   bet hard in her MSW debut but like so many R Mandella runners the last few months she ran OK but hardly to her odds.......expensive purchase continues to work like she has plenty of talent.......maybe she displays it in her 2nd start.......we shall find out the answer about 3 p.m. pacific

5  Chickatini

2  Kindred


race 7    average clarity

9  Twisted Rosie   last seems like a little B.S. (excuse my French) in a protected race to possible get away with a significant drop and not get claimed.......or maybe it is your handicapper who if full of the aforementioned bull excrement

2  Uno Trouble Maker   like this one's chances more if the 22% win bug boy doesn't get involved in a suicidal speed duel and takes back some like this filly did with another successful bug aboard way back on 29 December

7  Palace Paynter   double barrel action for Miller as he also trains our 2nd pick.......this filly has won two straight on the lead so I doubt she takes back here despite an abundance of speed in the race

3  Willows Babe

1  Mis Viola


race 8    average clarity

7  Pursuing The Dream   might be primed for her very best 3rd out after the layoff (also 3rd start in the good old U S of A) the rider change to Smith.........very dangerous

1  Casino Dream    blinkers on in last and popped her lifetime best..........two reassuring works since........and Van Dyke wisely stays up......good post......should be tough

6  Mybluebell   sure like her races in France where she steadily improved.....also like that she has only been away since suggest she is ready fresh.......Hess legs up his pal Desormeaux

5  Streetwithnoname

3  Hope Wins 




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