Santa Anita for Friday 22 June 2018

All I want for my birthday is to break out of the slump that I have been in the last couple of weeks.

Last week of Santa Anita and then on to the Los Alamitos thoroughbreds. We will cover 9 of the 12 days. Please check the calendar to see the 3 days that we will not be able to cover.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Flip the Coin Jan   owns some strong dirt figs now and then and switches to the grass for the 1st time today......mom has tossed 6 turf winners from 10 starters.......might be a "turf move up"........lookout if he is

6  Lauren's Ladd   by far the most experience on the hill with more starts on it than the entire field combined.......last race is better than par........but can he run similar back in only one weeks rest

2  Glorious Crown   both races down the hill aren't bad but he might need his very best or dull efforts from the top two to take down this race

1  Upo   

 

race 2    below average clarity

5  Baby Bear's Soup   last two wins came the last two times Jacobson put this gelding in a claiming race.....both races run out East are very strong and one was off of a long layoff like today.......sure like a 4F work put in just 3 days ago

4  Red Carpet Cat  very sharp in both starts following the claim by Wong in two allowance races at GG on the synthetic.......and he has run well at SA in the past......trainer has done at good job with limited starts at SA in 2018 (6 2 2 0)

3  Boy Howdy   very big race 1st out after the claim (and hidden in its strength) and plenty of time off to recovery from what was likely a stressful effort physically

 

race 3    average clarity

4  General Mach Four   hot rider and trainer combo and spotted well to win.......likely because he appreciates the SA hill and it will be some time before he can race on it again

3  Twirling Tiger   plenty of early gas in this field might set things up for this Carava five-year old who can get a nice mid pack position......only lifetime grass race (a route) fits fine.....1st on the hill is a ? mark

6  Awesome Heights   another late runner who might benefit from a pace scenario that has a decent shot at aiding the late runners.......and he gets the leading rider up today in Prat

8  Croissant

5  Rate for Me

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Hartel   love those two straight solid gate works to finish up this colt's work regiment......rather sure this Milller 1st timer is all set to rock n roll at a high level

5  Parsimony   impressive 2nd place finish for this O'Neill colt in his MSW debut considering he rather wide on the turn.......hard not to like his chances in start number two

8  Carotari   it appears that trainer Luis Mendez has come ready with his youngsters (2 0 1 1) and this colt is training as if he has another good one

6  Jete

2  Pirate's Punch

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Bountiful Desert   GG invader seems to run on any surface including conventional dirt.......six year old has a nice stalking style.....trainer has had a good 2018 and that includes with shippers

7  Popular Kid   trainer has been quite cold but if he has been able to get his newbie to just hold form he might pick-up a much-needed win here

1  New Karma   big step up today off of the 8K claim by trainer Vallejo made at GG.......but his new shooter appears better on "real" dirt and he is training as if the up and coming conditioner might pull a rabbit out of his hat once again

4  Plain Wrap

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Spiel   tied for the best adjusted Santucci turf route fig with our 2nd choice and the strength of the effort is hidden .......and she gets a significant rider upgrade for today especially for a grass race.......good preparatory works series including a sharp 3F work just 3 days ago.........should be tough

7  Jazaalah   filly has improved with every start since arriving from GB......seems solid here but she is showing some indications that she might be a hanger of sorts

2  Radish   consistent sort on the turf or the dirt but she has 7 2nd's and 4 3rd's in 18 starts which definitely qualifies her as a hanger.......but even though she has yet to break her maiden she has earned a nifty $161K........not to shabby

8  Chiffon

1  Tequila Sunrise

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Mistressofthenight   solid work series since she was given some needed time off and draws the services of Prat......seems best at SA and might welcome coming home following two disappointing efforts in Kentucky

1  Vale Dori   last two races are very dull......she might not be doing too well.......or........she is just fine and Baffert is just giving her a confidence builder.......we shall find out about 3:30 pacific time

3  Bernina Star   lifetime best was run three races back turf to dirt.....that is a the case today for this James Cassidy four-year old filly

6  Yuvetsi

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Painting Corners   (4 2 0 2) on the SA hill and just worked a fast 5F bullet drill at Slr......trainer P Miller is solid both 2nd out after layoffs and in turf sprint races

3  A Little Bit Me   another who appreciates running down the Santa Anita hill turf course........and she did beat our top choice in her latest.......trainer is hot and likely will pull out all stops for today as it will be some time before this filly gets to run down the hill again

4  G Q Covergirl   very solid history sprinting on the turf or the dirt (7 4 1 1).....and she has put in some very fast drills preparing for today's endeavor

6  Fizzy Friday

7  Miss Sugars

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 17 June 2018

 

Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there.!

 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Proud 'n' Ready   trainer has had a good year.....this appears to be a good spot 1st following the claim.....sharp move to get Prat as he is (3 2 0 1) on this mare while others are (10 0 0 3) overall on the grass

5  Gone to Bali   lured into this seldom run condition claimer or "claim me please' ......we shall likely find out the answer around 12:30 pacific time

2  Girl Downstairs   good chance this mare gets a good up close ground saving trip in this spot.......and with Nakatani up who has done well on this lady in the past

8  You're A Goat

3  War Moccasin

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Master Ruler   hurting for sure in some manner as this once promising colt has slipped plenty.......but I doubt Stevens would accept the mount if he didn't believe this colt still had something left in him

5  Unobtainable   good works in preparation for his return to the race wars and that might be more significant than it usually is as he also returns as a 1st time gelding

2  Rhettbutler   seems likely to sit last in the field that should have a lively pace......their is often lone speed and once in awhile there is lone closer.....that might be the case today which if it is would put him in the driver's seat

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Capall   drop makes total sense.......all but one of 4 career races fit well here with the considering MSW to MC drop....and we get a rider upgrade for a turf race.......Miller is 32% win with a large sampling MSW to MC

5  Seventyone   good grass pedigree......good a.m. work for the given MC level.......and she only went for $50K at sale so starting in a MC50K doesn't bother me much

2  Alfareed   sprint-sprint-route scenario and 1st time in a maiden claimer.......sure appears well-meant this afternoon.......yet to leave the metal monster very well so the start might be key

1  Impression

11  Invasion Looming

 

race 4    below average clarity

8  Traffic Thief   returns to the race wars off of a 2 month break and with a vastly improved work tab showing.......that and he drops quite a bit.........bug boy could use a win and might be getting a "bone" here from Sadler

1  Vegas Rich    all three lifetime dirt routes fit.......like the rider change for an off pace type.......don't see any reason that this gelding should not hold form

3  Supreme Giant   best in route races yet seldom races in them......decent route race in latest and comes back in one for today......might be ignored at the windows

4  Call Ended

6  War in the West

 

race 5    below average clarity

5  Avanti Bello   1st time gelding and just what you want to see as improved a.m. work......O'Neill has been magical the last 3 weeks or so and might continue the good times here

2  Little Scotty   two big wins in two lifetime dirt races......you think the connections think they were a tad lucky when the race 2 back was taken off of the turf.......loves a loose lead but he most likely will need to deal with our 3rd pick early.......or.......would have been top choice

3  Lookie Loo   like his chances more if Draydon Van Dyke lets the 2 horse go and stalks him.....what a year for the best trainer on the planet - Bob Baffert

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Arms Runner   2 for 3 on the SA hill including a Stakes win on it.........and the colt gets the most accomplished jock on his back that he has ever had........that and Miller/Desormeaux are one formidable combo

5  Sharp Samurai   gelding has fired some big efforts off of 2 month breaks so that and a strong preparatory work regiment bodes well for him to run a big race off of a 7 month break

2  Ashleyluvssugar   very talented turf runner but he wants more ground to work with than one mile.......perplexing why a sharp trainer like Eurton isn't running him longer......but with that said he still might be able to get up in time

 

race 7    below average clarity

1  Victory Seeker   bad claim for sure but this filly appears ready off of a 9 month layoff and 2nd out for her new barn.......believe simply put it is time to cut into the red ink.......at least I hope that is the case

8  Lookinforadanger   mare has run fairly well over her career when the barn has been willing to drop....takes a significant drop in claiming here

2  Peaked   filly fits well if she takes to her 1st ever on conventional dirt as she is racing at the lowest level of her life for Hess and company

4  Majestic Diva

3  Southern Treasure

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Tiz a Billy  (6 3 2 0) down the hill and training very solidly at LA.......appears to be the controlling speed and gets a rider upgrade......loves contact to the front end and this gelding should get that today

6  B Squared   consistent sort on the turf or the dirt and the connections (Reddam-Gutierrez-O'Neill) know how to win races and especially so of late

11  Cistron   both lifetime efforts on the majestic SA hill grass course are solid and I would have placed higher if it wasn't for drawing the outer-most 11 post.....a few scratches would help

7  Bombard

8  Perfectly Majestic

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Summer's Indy   has raced only once on the SA dirt and that race stands out as his best by far........repeat of the effort would very likely put him in the circle of joy.....believe the barn will pull out all stops today as it will be quite some time until he can race at SA again

2  Varanasi   here is the comment for a top choice win we had yesterday, "Mandella has had a bad year by his lofty standards but might jump-start things here........he is overdue to awaken.......that is for sure".......Richard might make it back to back wins today with this laid up filly making only her 2nd career start but training as if she can run some

6  The Innocent One   40 to 1 for a Jerry Hollendorfer 1st time starter has gimme written all over it........full blown go likely today in start number two

3  Angelic

7  Media Tone

 

race 10    average clarity

7  Awesometastic   filly finally gets to race on the turf which she is extremely well-bred to handle.....away since October but training as if she is meant and ready for Baltas and friends

2  Mo See Cal   suspicious drop but O'Neill is in go mode so not as suspicious as it would be sometimes.....sure fits a ton if her good health is still intact

4  Khaleesi   blinkers on today for the mother of dragons and she cuts back in turf distance.......Mike Machowsky is rather dangerous 1st time he puts the blinkers on a given horse

3  Neon Gypsy

1  Lady Beware

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 16 June 2018

11 races today and 10 on Fathers Day at Santa Anita. Both cards seem OK.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Sir Eddie   earned an adjusted Santucci fig in both of his races down the hill that are 1 1/2 lengths better than par and disguised by an average of 5L of adjustment.......that and O'Neill can do no wrong the last 3 weeks or so.....and Prat wisely sticks around

4  Writ Large   ran a par like effort on the hill when you adjust for a wide trip in his MSW debut........that and he had a good stretch and a great gallop out.......he went off at 75 to 1.......so......he might have some upside in start number 2

5  Lucky Mesquite   like the works and like the pedigree for Blake Heap 1st timer.......Blake has won 1 of his last 3 that debut on the turf......seems dangerous

8  Hollywood Square

7  Thermopolis

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Keyson   Tup is a faster surface for sure these days than that at SA but I don't see anyone who has raced in this field who would run the times that this Scott Rollins colt did......that and the youngster should be prominent from the get go

5  Bea's Boy   ran a decent 2nd in his debut which was also in a MC50K but it was vs. open company.......Cal-breds today........went off at  20 to 1 in a 6 horse field which suggests he might have surprised the barn some and maybe he wasn't all that cranked......very dangerous

2  Lucky General   trainer has had a tough 2018 but might jump starts things here with this colt making his maiden debut.......Sise used to be dangerous with MC 1st timers but not of late......hope that changes here

3  Irish Terrier

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Arawak   2 of his 3 grass races in the good old U S of A fit solidly at today's level and both are hidden with fairly tough trips......O'Neill retains Gary Stevens and the Hall of Fame jock is starting to heat things up

4  River Born   (5 3 1 0 0 1) in route turf races and that 5th place finish was in a Grade 2.......1 for 1 at 9F and it was his career best and would be fit very well here if he can duplicate it

3  Blame the Rider   9 furlongs might be a bit further than this colt wants to run but the trainer is hot and the three-year old sure appears to be loose on the lead

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Anonymity   both lifetime races run in August and October of 2017 are very strong.........works are stellar for her layoff run......Mandella has had a bad year by his lofty standards but might jump-start things here........he is overdue to awaken.......that is for sure

1  Conquest Flatterme   six-year-old mare has made quite a rebound and if she can repeat her last she has just as good a shot at the winners circle as our top pick.......but I am a touch leery that her last was too big an effort and that she might regress off the "big" move forward.......but then again Cerin has had his best year training in quite some time

2  Powder   dangerous speed especially if our top choice doesn't fire the race that I believe she will......that and Franco jumped off daddy Kruljac's horse after easy wins to ride his son Ian's horse

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Helen's Tiger   sure hope Doug O'Neill keeps the hot hand going as we have Doug as our top selection in 3 of the 1st 5 races.......three year filly ran a decent layoff race in her 1st on the hill two back........2nd out after the layoff also down the hill is much more than decent........repeat of the effort in today's nw down the hill has a good chance of success......another improvement would be icing in the already sweet cake

3  Wishful   lifetime best albeit on an off main track was the lone time today's rider Desormeaux rode.......but she handles the hill just fine and in her two races on it she had much less accomplished jocks than Kent D.......such a deal

2  Operandi   filly loses regular rider Gutierrez but she does fit well in this spot.......and as mentioned above Mr O'Neill has the hot hand........Tyler Conner will be out to impress

7  Topaz Time

 

race 6    below average clarity

1  Thirteen Squad   Baffert's three-year old filly is best in routes and her a.m. preparation has never been more impressive.......believe she's ready for her lifetime best.......and Mr. Baffert is 31% win for the year and 62% in the money.......yikes-o-rama

6  Ollie's Candy   won her two lifetime races both at GG in style winning by 6 1/2L and then by 7 3/4L......that is impressive and deserving of a shot in this Grade 2........1st on conventional dirt and 1st at a route are obvious ? marks.......bred well for both......good rider and trainer combo earlier in the year

2  Fool's Paradise   lifetime best in her last and she might be (and needs to be) up for even more today with a nice recent 6F preparatory drill.......another 1/16 to travel with her pedigree says it should be a plus

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Gentrified   very dangerous trainer in Cerin when he steps up a claiming a level especially when they did not win their last..........recent best of 59 4F work supports the idea this gelding is likely doing quite well

5  Stringent   solid improvement in his latest and since then he put in the best drill he has worked in a long time (best of 56 5F work at SA).....like that this speed type was able to win eye to eye in solid pace in his latest as he might have to go "eye to eye" again

2  Madelyn's Wild Max   very consistent off pace runner is at his best racing at 5 1/2 or 6F.......hot rider/trainer combo in Pena/Vallejo .........and Pena knows and has had plenty of success with this gelding

4  Bargaining

3  Nardo

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Red Livy   why not drop 2 levels because this is likely the last shot to run down the hill for a long time....her record on the hill is (7 3 1 2)........and........what a good spot for a speed horse

7  Holy Mosey   Molly Pearson is quietly having a good SA meeting and drops this filly two levels to take advantage of another hill race where she ran awfully well in her 1st on it in her latest

5  Detail   Tup invader runs her 1st ever on the hill but takes quite a drop.....trainer has had an excellent year and is often dangerous with shippers

6  Ryder's Starlight

8  Madame Mousse

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Old Indian Trick   both lifetime races are better than par and hiden......1st race he was four wide on an even surface......2nd start he broke a little tardy and the rushed on a slightly dull inside and it was in a fast heat of MSW runners.....did well to run 3rd beaten 10L........should be tough dropping to MC50K if he has held form

10  Git On Your Pulpit   blinkers off after tossing a clunker with them on.......previous two races with them off are solid par for the MC50K level efforts.......trainer sure seems overdue for a win

3  Front Row Friends   not bet and not much in his MSW debut way back in April of 2017.....off since and training as if he might be a different improved individual.......and drops into this MC50K

11  Perfect Wager

2  Loco Mango

 

race 10    average clarity

8  Helen Hillary   appears very sharp right now with two consecutive better than par efforts which were run at today's one mile turf distance.....and some very strong a.m. work since.....high % trainer with his grass horses in D'Amatao

2  Lightning Dove   very consistent filly when she gets ample time between starts and she gets it here.....that and her only two races on firm turf at today's one mile distance fit well in this field

1  Spy Ring   last was the tune-up and it sure appears to have done as intended as this girl's a.m. work since is strong.......rather sure she is ready to strut her stuff for Cassidy and Stevens today

9  Libby's Tail

3  My Aunt Tillie

 

race 11    average clarity

9  Blame Joe   should be ready at a high level because Miller and friends are likely to lose this gelding who drops precipitously off of the 13 month hiatus........sharp a.m. preparation supports the notion......and........Peter Miller is seldom afraid to lose a horse and likely will here

2  Gutsy Effort  significant drop down off of a long layoff is a very dangerous proposition for the opposition when the trainer happens to be Mike Puype

1  Masterpiece Day   blinkers on.........MSW to MC20K.......and turf to dirt for today's 2nd lifetime start with Desormeaux sticking around........dangerous sort from the Hess barn

11  For the Hustle

4  Coastal Eddy

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 15 June 2018

Beware of the racing surface as in was fair on Saturday and outside on Sunday and then inside yesterday. What the heck. I can't imagine the trouble the ground crew would have if they had to deal with rain a lot like most of the Country.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

5  Irish Spring   only raced once for Almeida way back in October of off dull works.....went off at 50 to 1 and ran to his works and his odds.......shows up in the Baltas barn 8 months later with solid drills.....outworking anyone in this bunch at least on paper........decent grass pedigree for this 2nd time starter.........Baltas is extremely dangerous with horses he takes over

2  Data Central   on the improve with every start and one dangerous trainer in Keith Desormeaux 2nd out after a layoff......brother Kent wisely sticks with the three-year old colt

3  Mongolian Groom   exits a very fast heat of MC30K runners on the dirt and likely exited the race in great shape to be moved all the up to a MSW race........1st on the sod but his pedigree looks good to handle the surface change........trainer is rather decent the 1st time he puts a given runner on the grass

1  Frankincense

8  Starting Block

 

race 2    above average clarity

4  Jill Madden   just claimed by Mulhall who is 23% win 1st out following a claim........like that she retains Pedroza as he is (5 1 1 3) in route races on this filly.......and for the 3rd straight race this filly appears to the the controlling speed ......and........she ran 2nd then 1st in her last two races

2  Backintheacademy   obvious gimme in her last placed way over head noggin......back in 8 days and drops from 20K to 8K in a full blown go today for Peter Miller and company

1  Ipray   mixed results when she races fresh off of the bench like today.......but if she is up to her "A game" off of the 3 1/2 month layoff she fits just fine in this field

 

race 3    average clarity

7  No More Talk   Baze has a good opportunity to work out a good trip as this Puype four year old gelding has some tactical speed and can sit in a good ground saving stalk position behind a couple of suspect horses ahead of him.......then he has to hold off the Calvary charge to come home a winner

4  Fortune of War   drop into 50Knw2 makes sense as this gelding gelding is consistent but needs some class relief.....he gets that today and retains G Franco who does well teaming up with trainer E Kruljac

2  Over Par   might by a sprint turf tune-up as this gelding has missed the board 3 times in 3 races down the hill......but.......O'Neill horses for the most part have been running top efforts and quite often when they really don't look too good on paper

5  Bear Chum

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Kershaw   like the strong 6F drill followed up by a speedy 3F work 5 days later to finish up his preparatory works for today's 1st out since November......MSW/layoff/good works/drop to MC.....right in Peter Miller's wheelhouse

2  Captivate   another fresh off of the bench 1st time racing in MC and for another trainer who is more dangerous than most with the move in Mike Puype.......seems likely to be a player

5  Fast Cotton   yet another dropping following a long break and dropping.......and Koriner (who also is not too shabby with the move) goes to one of his go to guys in Joe Talamo

3  Littlebitamedal

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Beantown Boys   both lifetime grass races aren't as poor as they appear in print .........and did Vallejo ever get this four year old gelding to improve 1st out following a claim running way better than par for today's level albeit in a dirt race.......that and a couple of his siblings won on the sod......should be on or near the lead from the get go........hot rider/trainer combo to boot

7  Bourbon Soul   seemingly best of the off pace runners signed up and back to his regular jock in T C Baze after being absent for a couple of races....that and he might get a lively pace in this race.......rate it a 50/50 chance

1  Lucky Byron   Espinoza finally seems to be getting his act together on the grass as he sure was in a prolonged funk on it.....that and he has a good history riding this Sadler five year old.......drops once again (3rd drop in a row) which isn't very positive.....but Salder sure could use a win (late breaking news - he did get one yesterday)

5  Bold Papa

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Oliver   very solid work tab both for this 1ster at SA and out of town.......speed and the inside were good yesterday and this colt sure appears to own some.......small potatoes trainer but he has one 2nd in one start at the meeting

6  Luck's Royal Flush   nice move forward in his 2nd lifetime endeavor........continues to train like a happy healthy sort.......retains Stevens.......hard not to like

7  An American Jet  another 1st timer working well enough to be ready at 1st asking.......Sherlock is only 2 for his last 25 with MSW 1st timers but might help that 8% win percentage here

9  Mad Mike

8  Concord Jet

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Heartfullofstars  nice effort down the hill in his last and returns to the races today as a 1st time gelding.......and just what you want to see as in an improved recent work put in just 6 days ago.........rather sure this D'Amato three year old is up for a top effort this afternoon

1  Unpossible   two 2nd's in 2 turf route Stakes races at GG at the distance of one mile........that should give him plenty of staying power in the 6 1/2 furlongs offered here......and a glaring trainer stat to boot.......Mr Koriner has won 8 of his last 17 shippers

6  Calexman   like the rider change especially for a turf horse whose game is speed.........came close to winning the 17 May version of this 1st in his latest........dangerous front running sort

 

race 8    average clarity

10  Pray for Corday   trains like she has talent but yet to show it in the afternoon......many "morning glory" types need the lead (maybe they don't like dirt in their face) to strut their stuff.......so I sure like that Pedroza gets the call as he likely will be all out to get it.......only horse in the field to go a sub 22 flat 1/4.....should be a price

6  Princess Areni    drops back to where she started as in a MC30K........3 2nd's in 3 lifetime races......might get her win today for Baltas and company

2  Sea Glass   already has some early speed and she gets the blinkers on for today........dangerous for sure especially if we get yesterdays inside speed track

9  Gray Diva

1  Brandon's Law

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Thursday 14 June 2018

So so card to start the new week of racing at Santa Anita which only has two weeks left of racing until it closes.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Lippy   bet hard in her two-year old MSW debut and ran an impressive 2nd place in a fast heat of MSW Cal-breds ...........and did so racing 3 wide.......and the strength of the effort is supported by gaps of about 2 and 3 lengths to 3rd and 4th.........should be tough if she holds form

3  Nardini   very expensive Cal-bred 1st time starter as she went for $160K as a yearling last Fall......and she sure appears meant and ready for Hofmans and company with a steady diet of solid 4F works put in........mom has tossed 1 for 1 from one starter and she was a Stakes winner

2  Rollinga   filly moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start and will likely need another move in the desired direction today to be able to compete for the top prize

7  Jellybeankristine

6  Scatapulp

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Amazon Cry   3 turf races at one mile on the turf led to a 1st and a 2nd.......and the one that was off the broad was his MSW debut where he went off at 54 to 1 which for a D'Amato 1st timer hints the race was badly needed......two sharp back to back 5F preparatory works.....should make a good account of himself

3  Dr. Troutman   trainer has 4 wins in 2018 and jock Pereira owns 3 of them......in fact over the last two months he has won 3 of the 4 mounts he has had for trainer Paul Aguirre......latest fits and the 3 works since the race hint he is up for similar or more this afternoon for his new barn following the claim

4  Hot American   seems to be enough speed in this affair to flatter the late kick of this off pace three-year old gelding......fell off some in his latest.......likely needs his maiden debut effort 2 back

8  Souter

5  Dreams of Valor

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Naturalborn Singer   beat 4 of her 7 foes in her MSW debut and with no support at the windows........that suggests Hollendorfer didn't have her all that cranked up..........recent near bullet 4F work says she is now

4  Settle It   two-year old has eaten up plenty of cash so far as she has gone off heavy favorite in both lifetime races while hitting the board only once for a 3 3/4L 2nd.......barn is hot these days......so she might live up to the hype and do so not as the favorite (I think)

7  Naughty Tiger   decent MSW debut for this baby and like our top choice was not supported at the windows.......and like our top pick she likely exited the race in good shape to be able to came back and race in only 17 days time......dangerous sort

10  Takahiro's Dream

6  Daddy's Mistress

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Sequentially   trainer Glatt is extremely dangerous with laid up sprinters like this colt........and this race seemingly favors an off pace runner which this colt happens to be.........all that and the rider and trainer have won their last two teaming up

5  Gringo Star   like the rider change especially with the 7 lbs bug boy break......also appreciate the step up for this "Gringo" which hints he is doing awfully well........so does his near bullet drill put in just 6 days ago

4  Treasure Hunter   obvious turf to dirt set up for today's race......and with a monumental rider change for the better.........sure appears well-meant this afternoon

 

race 5    average clarity

3  June Two Four   solid wake-up in last two races with the addition of the blinkers.......3 reassurring drills since his last which is a couple of lengths better than par for today's level.........should be tough

6  Fire Rooster   new trainer after one start and a hot one.......and takes that magical drop from MSW racing to a low-priced MC......danger city

9  Jump the Tracks   last three races are strong and one of them is disguised......mostly place as low as 3rd choice as he only shows one so so drill since his latest 32 days ago......small concern but enough of one to make him 3rd selection

2  Frankie Machine

7  Skagit River

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Goseecal   filly has found a new home and the that home is on the majestic SA hill grass course........last two races are par like efforts considering today's level and this race seems to set up for her off pace style

2  Lori's Attitude   last 7 races on the SA hill have yielded a record of (7 2 2 1 1).......that and the step up in class is a good sign as is the fact Bejarano sticks with the five-year old who he just won with down the hill

4  Tizanillusion   Sadler like yours truly had a bad week last week as he went an alarming 0 for 16........mare tossed a clunker in her latest.....needs a rebound.......improved a.m. work since her latest hints she might provide one......as does a switch to first time Desormeaux

1  Go On Mary

8  Noble Dancer

 

race 7    below average clarity

7  Gonna Fly Now   new trainer takes over in Baltas and that is usually a very dangerous proposition for the opposition when Baltas puts some stout a.m. work into his new shooter.........tightly spaced drills and the latest was and endurance building 6F work

1  Muchos Besos   very good history with M S Garcia on his back (4 2 0 1) ......that and I like the turf to dirt senario for today's race.....should be in the mix from the get go which is usually a plus for this elder statesman

4  Shackleford   deep deep closer might be the "last one standing" if the pace up front is a strong one which it might be if the 2nd choice dukes it out early with the 8 horse

9  Ground Rules

3  Pioneerof the West

 

race 8    average clarity

(AE 11 Chalky  has a shot if she draws into the field for the AE list)

3  Gia Lula   sprint-sprint route maneuver led to a nice 3rd place finish in a one mile MSW race on the sod in her 3rd lifetime start......sprint-sprint-route again for 3rd out after a long layoff and this time competes in a MC50K.......hard not to like

8  Into Glamour   dangerous speed type from the Baltas barn.......and Baltas is often at his most dangerous 1st time he is willing to drop from the MSW ranks to a MC........not out of the win picture at and means

6  Foxtail   crossed the wire 1st in the April 29th version of this race but was disqualified.........Baze will be out to make amends......but then again Sadler had an ice-cold week last week

2  Sunday Prophet

9  Eye of the River

 

 

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