Santa Anita for Saturday 4 March 2017

Outside of the free square in the 6th race this is one wild day with many "prices" in our selections especially in the last 4 races. Might only take one big price to make for a good outcome. Be back with you Sunday for what appears to be a good race card.

Best of Luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Fueled by Bourbon   might have the best early speed in this affair void of it.....3 for 5 on the SA hill.......those 3 wins were his 1st 3 races on the hill.....next two on the hill he was beaten 3L for the win but had trip excuses in both........trainer and rider have won 2 of their last 3 as a team

3  Banza No Oesta   by far at his best racing down the majestic SA hill grass course and Miller and company likely realize that now.....not sure how ready this guy is off of the layoff or I would have made him top choice

7  American League   runs well fresh and might be able to clear all or at last sit close in a race that appears to favor those that do........dangerous Michael McCarthy four-year old gelding

6  Mister Brightside

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Sequentially   dropped and bet to favorite and did not dissapoint.......steps up this time but does so with works showing that hint a necessary forward move will occur......1st at a route but should get a nice ground saving trip with the meets leading jock sticking with him

8  Pampers n' Boots   three-year old gelding has started his 4 race career with consistency........1st at a route in latest and would have won if it wasn't for about 3 1/2 lengths of trip trouble......jock upgrade for today......such a deal

7  Long Game   nice improvement to break his maiden 1st out following the Antonio Garcia claim........that 7F race fits fine here if he can run as well around two turns today

9  Will Tell

 

race 3    average clarity

7  Bona Fide Image   poor effort 1st at a route in her latest.......filly gets to run back in a sprint for Spawr and company where her two efforts sure fit well versus this very soft looking group......and the trainer is stellar 10 for 24 at the meeting......yikes

2  Wicked Love   Cerin isn't bad with maiden claiming 1st time starters and the works for this filly have gotten progressively better......might be peaking when it counts the most......... as in right before her maiden debut

8  Bella Be Quick   so far in her 3 race career she has burned up a lot of cash.......but the D'A gives her a little more time between races and he has put in 4 works into her since her last........should sit close or might even be on the lead.......that's good but the extra 1/2 furlong to cover might not be......deserves one more chance?

4  American Rhiannon

Long-shot consideration:   3  Majestic Diva   new trainer for today and he has managed to get much more out of this filly in the a.m.......and he changes riders making for a rider upgrade.....small barns go off big prices and especially on Saturday

 

race 4    below average clarity

1  Te Rapa   last two times this elder statesman ran fresh off of long layoffs he ran strong efforts and both are somewhat hidden......drops to the lowest available claiming level for turf races at SA......and that makes sense at this gelding is now nine years old........gelding sure is getting used to the 1 post as this is 5th time he has drawn it in his last 6 races

9  Bronzino   last two wins came off of two weeks rest and that is the amount of time off for today.......and he sure appears to have enough speed to clear the field and grab the front end despite breaking from post 9......dangerous potential lone speed here

3  Tattenham   mid pack runner will likely work out a good trip especially with Desormeaux up who knows this 7 yr old gelding fairly well.......not impossible here if he does

2  Malko

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Antinanco   broke slowly and then rushed some to press a hot pace......did well to run 3rd........significant rider upgrade today......sharp improved 4F work since.......would love to get 10 to 1 ML

1  Justonemorething   very deserving step up of one level as he won for 6,250 in his latest despite running wide and getting blocked about a length........same rider - post - distance......such a deal

9  London Legacy   trainer is 30% win & 64% in the money with his last 44 dropping multiple levels.......16K to 8K qualifies for that......10 lbs bug boy seems worth the weight back as he is riding OK

5  Eddie's First

 

race 6    above average clarity

1  Unique Bella   last which was her 1st at a route is off the charts......if she runs as well today the connections would be crazy not to run in the Ky Derby.......she is bred to get the 10 grueling furlongs on the first Saturday in May at Churchill especially with the weight break of being a filly

7  Abel Tasman   her effort/fig earned in winning her last which was a Grade 1 affair at Lrc would usually make her the favorite today...... but..... not with the freaky good Unique Bella in the race

3  Spooky Woods   improving both in the a.m. and the p.m.......but she will need the top pick to have a day from "hell o" to have any shot at winning

6  Noted and Quoted

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Forever Juanito   last time this six-year-old was able to run off of as little rest as 5 weeks he ran a powerful grass race.......34 days off since his latest which was a fairly good 2nd down the hill.......and do I like the rider change especially for a race down the hill

8  Stormy Liberal    4 wins and 3 2nd's in 9 hill races........and consistency down the usual configuration that the SA provides is more important than any other race anywhere that I know of......hot week of riding for Arroyo

1  Danzing Candy   might be a prep for a route race but lookout if it isn't as he has good turf breeding and plenty off early gas to wire the field

3  Fabozzi

 

race 8    average clarity

10  Cupid's Beau   broke slowly and rushed into the pace on what I believe was a slightly dull inside and did so in a fast heat.......only other sprint with the blinkers on was also strong.......trainer has been firing on all cylinders of late and his horses have been out running their odds in a big way

6  B Squared   very nice parents and a work regiment that screams ready......rather sure you can bank on this O'Neill 1st timer to show plenty of ability/run in his MSW debut

2  Path of Exile   no action on the board for this Mike McCarthy 1st time starter in his MSW debut......and he didn't run too badly in what was likely a tune-up........full throttle today

3  Tanners Pride

Long-shot consideration:  4  Gallant Heat   seems dangerous with the cut back in distance and the 10 lbs apprentice weight break.......and the works at GG hint he is deserving of an attempt to compete at a high level on the "big circuit"

 

race 9    below average clarity

5  Avicii   won the 6F version of this race on the 4th of February.......and she runs well at 7F.........meets leading trainer......meets leading rider......no brainer to place as top selection

11  Brookes All Mine   away almost 4 months but she is better horse on the dirt and she has handled layoffs in the past....and her a.m. prowess hints she is meant and ready to roll

4  That's s Lady   cut back route to 7F is usual a good thing......as is a best of 97 bullet work just put in by this filly 9 days ago......and last put not least this filly likes the SA dirt

7  Wonderful Lie

Long-shot consideration:   Dis Smart Cat   dangerous back numbers for this Chew filly......and look who rides her for the 1st time.......Mr Kent Desormeaux........Chew pops we these kind and might surprise at a big price here

 

race 10   below average clarity

7  Tiz Bailee   last run way back in Nov was much better than appears in print as it was a fast heat run at today's one mile turf distance...... and....... in the race this filly was compromised by having to check back early......works hint she is ready fresh and with a rider upgrade

3  Lizmeister   should have plenty of endurance when push comes to shove late as she is coming off of a 9F grass race where she ran 2nd......she was our long-shot selection that day going off at odds of 53 to 1

1  Glory and Power   ignore final time fig in her last as the pace set made it impossible to finish fast enough to produce a normal time......and this filly sat last in the race......so.....snatching 2nd was no easy task

2  Zaffinah

9  Bee Sweet

4  War Storm

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Santa Anita for Friday 3 March 2017

Like the card today. Let's call it an 8 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of Luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

5  All That Heat   sprint-sprint-route maneuver here and that should set her up to duplicate her very solid one mile grass race she ran last summer at Santa Anita at one mile on the sod......Prat was up for the winning race and he is aboard today as well

6  Mai Tai   filly has run 4 consecutive 2nd's on the grass all of which were at today's level......blinkers on to help her focus and not hang in the stretch......Desormeaux knows her well having been aboard for all of her lifetime races......dangerous sort with the equipment change

2  Winemenow   nice layoff sprint turf MSW breaking win in last......but......she will need to build on the effort quite a bit in her 1st at a route to cope with the top two selections

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Kenzou's Rhythm   seems likely to sit either 1st or 2nd in the early stages for one hot trainer in D'Amato........just won at 1 1/16 and one mile appears as if it fits him better......such a deal

2  Iceberg Slim   major rider upgrade for today and drops a level.......should be motoring in the late stages

3  Wildcat Blues   1st out following the Pender claim was just a spin around the track in a protected race.......should be a go today......not impossible but easy to place as the 3rd choice

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Oh Marvelous   set a solid set of fractions in his latest and almost hung on to take down the 9 Feb version of this race.....sharp near bullet since........should be able to dictate things again and with the same decent looking bug boy and his 7 lbs break in the saddle

7  Fight Thru   solid history at SA and Miller trained.......so.......he seems highly likely to make a good account of himself once again.....seems likely to stalk our top selection.......jockey had a good day yesterday

2  Hot Paris Night   improving one baby step at a time and likely will improve again today......but.......he will need more than a baby step this time around to compete with our top two selections......not impossible to provide an adult step forward with Hollendorfer and Prat in control

4  Gone With It

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Bezzy   GG invader had an eventful MSW debut.......green and climbing but when she finally found her stride she finished well......blinkers on for her 2nd lifetime start might help her out and if it does she should be tough if she handles the conventional dirt.......owns a pedigree that suggests she should

4  Dangerously Close   Blacker doesn't push his stock very hard so it seems more significant than normal that the drills for this 1ster are good and numerous.......dangerous and likely at a price

6  Proper Drink   flashed speed in MSW debut back in October and then hit a wall......returns 4+ months later with 1st time Lasix and a decent work tab......Marty Jones has done fairly well at the SA meeting with limited starters.......seems like a dangerous front-runner

5  Queen Bee to You

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Nine Point Nine   filly has some impressive route turf speed and appears to have a loose lead.........don't believe she really wants to run as far as 10 furlongs but with Desormeaux up she has a really good chance of slowing things down early.....lookout if the top turf jock gets that accomplished

5  Dressed to a T   she handled  9 furlongs on the grass and also 11 furlongs on the grass......so........ 10 furlongs should be a piece of cake.......and the rider change (especially for a grass race) is a plus

3  Cheekaboo   running lines hint that this four-year old will appreciate the extra furlong of ground to cover.......would have rated higher is she had more speed in this affair that seemingly sets up for those close up early

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Nighty Night   last appears to be a public work-out in a protected race to tighten up and be fully fit for her drop to the bottom of the maiden claiming ranks

6  Holy Chic   only lifetime race was last May on the grass down the hill and she appeared to not want any part of the turf......takes that ever dangerous plunge from MSW racing to maiden claiming......blinkers on......Maldonado on.....hinting that she might return to the race wars with some early speed.....we shall see

8  Soleil Couchant   moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start both in final time and early speed and the recent bullet work since her last hints she might move forward again.......seems part of the "win" picture in this affair

2  Canned Heat

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Princess Ashlyn   very strong efforts for today's given level of racing in 3 of her last 4 races.......and the way she is working strongly suggests you can make it 4 of 5

7  Herunbridledpower   consistent sort was just claimed by a hot trainer in Bonde.......sure like the rider change especially on a speed horse.......two brilliant bullet works since the claim......should be in the mix from the get go......very dangerous

2  Princess Kendra   2 for 3 at today's distance........1 for 17 at other distances........race should provide plenty of pace up front with 3 speed horses signed up........might be the last one standing

4  Easter Fever

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Line   no fireworks in her MSW debut on the dirt way back on the 4th of July.......away since for R Mandella and he has gotten his filly to put in some sizzling works.......mom has tossed a turf winner from one other starter and she was a multiple Graded Stakes winner.......she seems likely to lite the fuse today

3  Lady Preacher   ran about a length better than par when you adjust for about 4 lengths of trip trouble in her MSW debut which was also down the SA hill........away 4 months but she showed she can run well fresh......and......she gets a rider upgrade

9  Another One   not much on the main track in her last her 2nd lifetime endeavor......but she did show life on the grass in her MSW debut but was compromised by a tardy start which is seldom good in only a 5F grass race at two........impressive work regiment preparing for today......not out of this by any means

1  Tanda's Joy

10  Majestic Vixen

8  Ten Count Out

 

 

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Santa Anita for Thursday 2 March 2017

Nice to see that the weather looks dry for an extended period of time. That sure helps my confidence level when I handicap a given race card. Today's card seems fairly decent.

Best of Luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Marchtothemusic   good time to drop off of a dismal looking race on paper.....but this three-year old  had little shot to strut his stuff as he broke slowly and ran way too wide .......blinkers on and just what you want to see as an improved recent work......seem tough versus these

6  First Class Boy   solid efforts in his last two races but both were on mud floated tracks.....so.......was it the off condition that moved him quite a bit forward or did he just get better......we should find out today

1  Proudtobesicilian   works hint this colt might be ready for his maiden debut......and mom has tossed an impressive 6 winners from 6 starters........might be dangerous

5  Silver Jester

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Princess Roy   on the improve which each and every grass race and her last turf race is disguised be a tough trip......she was wide following a slightly tardy start and did so close to the pace........stout work series since.......race shape seems to favor her near to the front running style.......high percentage rider/trainer combo in Nakatani and Baltas

2  How About Zero   blinkers off in last led to a strong rebound effort......like her chances if her rider uses her small touch of tactical speed to keep her fairly close to our top selection early

1  Mi Pi Romancer   a little short of our top two selections fig/effort wise.....but Prat and his turf magic with young horses sticks around to find out if Keith Desormeaux can squeeze a little more out of this filly

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Spicy Blonde   very solid history competing at SA especially at today's 6 furlong distance on the dirt.......and her latest is quite a bit better than appears in print........and even in print her effort was none too shabby

4  Stealth Drone   five-year old mare shows signs of hurting which includes a vet scratch for 32K on 2 Feb........but......if she is still in relatively OK health she should be dangerous at the 25K level

3  Little Bit Lovely   needs a little more pop in the late stages.......cut back of 1/2 furlong and dropping one claiming level might help provide a better finish in the very late stages of the race

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Hill Four Eleven   obviously has some physical problems but drops significantly and does so for a trainer who is not afraid to lose a horse...... and...... I like the rider switch especially considering the weight break of 7 lbs for the bug boy

5  Bolitar   so so effort 1st out following the Knapp claim......but.......I believe we will see more today as her work since her 9 Feb. race is much improved......seems likely to produce a move forward.......to what degree is the ? mark

7  El Tovar   very dangerous trainer upgrade to say the least......and this eight year old is working on the dirt as if he might welcome a return to it after numerous races on the turf

4  Curly Road

Long-shot consideration:   3  Boompa   runs well with ample time between starts and gets it today.......late runner gets plenty of pace up front to flatter his late run......might be the "last one standing"

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Conquest Smartee   showed plenty of life in his lone lifetime start which was in Oct. at WO on the AW for Mark Casse.........turf today and is he ever well-bred to take to it......and it appears as if John Sadler has him fit and ready fresh off of the bench

3  Rafter One   big effort with about 7L of trip trouble as our 2nd choice in his MSW debut way back in August at Dmr on the dirt.....OK grass pedigree and he is training as if he is ready "fresh" once again today

4  Tybee Island   another whose only start was in August in a Dmr dirt race.....good works......good breeding for the sod......Baltas is quite dangerous with these kind of returnees'

1  Kopitar

 

race 6    average clarity

8  Air Force Cadet   1st timer appears ready as he put in a series of endurance building works in Dec and Jan and then put in some speed drills.....and he finished with a solid gate work.....endurance and speed......such a deal

1  Justonetimebaby   showed brilliant speed on a very sloppy track in his latest.......if he can show as much early foot on a fast track he should be very dangerous and maybe should have been the top selection

4  Wondering Ways   claimed way back in March for Koriner and friends and the time off and/or the new conditioner appear to have done him a world of good as his a.m. prowess appears awfully good for Cal-bred maiden claimer

7  Wild Lando

Long-shot consideration:  6  Blix Curve   been away since the 1st of May..........returns with a new trainer.........gelded......blinkers off........and a work tab that strongly suggests he has returned as a vastly better runner

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Calculator   hard to believe this very talented individual is still eligible for a nw of 2 other than.......away since July but sure appears ready to rock and roll especially considering how hot Peter Miller is these days

2  Hawkedon   solid history on the SA hill and nobody else in this field can say that.....not much speed in here so even tough he really isn't that fast early he still will be able to sit close up here

1  Cautious Giant   only race on the hill wasn't bad and is he ever training as if he is going to bring his "A game"......not impossible if he does

3  Hollywood Don

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Gypsy's Rule   suspicious drop but her recent works hint she can still compete at this lowly level.......seems likely to stalk the leaders and do so behind a live enough pace to soften them up

5  Mis Big Stuff   diminishing ability for this Miller four-year old filly so the crafty trainer takes a big plunge in claiming price today to take advantage of what is left of her before it is too late......her history says she needs the lead to win and the mare just outside of her might have something to say about that

1  Amazing Lady   might get a perfect stalk position in what should be a solid set of fractions........lone win was the only time this filly ran on a fast rated track at 5 1/2F at SA.....and she stalked the lead starting from the 2 post.....1 post today.....hmmm

3  I'll Tell You What

9  Warren's Tricia R.

4  Oleanderpolarbear

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 25 February 2017

Please note that as we mentioned in our calendar section there will be approximately 12 days that we won't have a publication for in 2017 and Sunday the 26th is the first of them. Be back with you on Thursday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  St. Reno   can real fly but doesn't need the lead to win......both lifetime endeavors at SA fit well in this spot......seems highly likely to sit either 1st or 2nd in the early stages

2  Candy Promises   hottest trainer on the grounds in Bill Spawr........four year old gelding is 1 for 1 at the 5 1/2 furlong distance........laid up since August but the way in which Spawr has been winning it seems likely this one is fit and ready fresh off of the bench

1  Aeon   nice off the pace type effort was aided by a brutal pace in his latest to help flatter his running style.......less of a chance that occurs today but it might......should come motoring late if he gets more pace than anticipate

5  Magic Taste

 

race 2    below average clarity

3  Kendra  very poor trips in both lifetime races.......definitely has a high rate of early speed........and the fact that D'Amato doesn't drop this three year old to a softer level hints he believes in this youngster.......dangerous if she gets a better trip

6  Sheza Firstsamurai   nice forward move in her 2nd lifetime start and now she is able to return in short rest.......believe she can move in the desired direction once again today

2  Dominating Women   plenty of ability displayed by this filly in her MSW debut.......and trained by one hot trainer in Peter Miller......would have rated higher is she didn't have such a gap in her works in preparation for today's 2nd lifetime race

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Bettys Bambino   when a given horse has consistency down the majestic SA hill grass course it is as significant as any race run in America.......seven year old gelding is 6 for 7 down the hill and winning with a devastating late kick

4  Ambitious Brew   another who loves the SA hill ( 10 5 2 0) which includes a nice Grade 3 win two races back.....been away since November 5th but the last time she returned off of a significant layoff she crushed her competition

2  Richard's Boy   needs to bring his "A game".......not at all impossible to take down this race if he brings it

 

race 4    above average clarity

6  Adios Cali's   solid winning MSW debut two races back at Lrc.......attempted a $200K Stakes turf route in her 2nd start where she faded after pressing a decent pace........back to a dirt sprint today......repeat of her MSW debut might do the trick but she is likely up for better coming off of a turf route where she likely muscled up some as only the grass can do sometimes

2  All of a Sudden   both lifetime races fit fine in this spot.....low percentage jockey aboard but he has looked good on this three year old filly.....three year old filly is not out of this by any means if she is up to her 3rd straight strong effort

3  Cioppino Pasadino   seems like a decent claim by Becerra and company and the works following the claim hint that her new trainer has improved her.....we shall see

4  Divine Spark

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Slalom   MSW debut was a bust as this filly checked extremely hard in the race and lost all chance....she did however display some good early speed and with no support at the windows.....blinkers go on today which likely will help her focus even more in the early stages....and if that is the case she should be tough from the opening bell especially with the drop into a low-priced maiden claiming affair

9  Part of My Heart  Hofmans is a respectably 15% with his last 26 maiden claiming 1st time starters........and the last three drills for this filly sure suggest that she can run some especially for the given level of this race

5  Fair Escape   toss out slop race.......toss out two races at Dmr as she appears to dislike the surface.....one race run at SA fits solidly while the other which was her last does not.....but it appeared to be more of a public work-out......a significant rebound city might be in the cards for today

1  Munny Spunt

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Ward 'n Jerry   very consistent with 4 or 5 weeks off between starts and gets that here......1 for 1 at today's half marathon distance of 10 furlongs ......and....... he dusted his competition by 2 1/4 (going away at the wire) lengths

7  Hayabusa One   today's added distance sure appears to be to his advantage.....both his running lines and his pedigree support the notion.....and his trainer sure can get a given runner well prepared to handle the longer races

4  Power Foot   seems best competing at 1 1/4 to 1 3/8 on the turf........10 furlongs of turf today and he is racing versus the softest foes he has seen in a very long time

3  Inordinate

 

race 7    average clarity

6  Seau    not the best of trips in his last two endeavors especially in his latest......but his recent work series hints Hollendorfer has him extremely sharp for this afternoons race.....believe he is sitting on his lifetime best......if that is true I like his chances

9  Kimbear   by far his lifetime best was the only time he has competed on the dirt and the effort is disguised to some degree by a wide trip in a very fast heat.......that race was at Lrc.....so.....if he can run as well on the Santa Anita main track he should by a major player in the outcome of this race

2  Uncle Billy   expensive purchase is trained by the red hot Peter Miller and the works put in by the crafty trainer hint has has this youngster meant and ready to roll in his MSW debut.....and the fact that Miller scratched his barn mate supports the notion

3  Pioneer Lad

Long-shot consideration :  10 Mind Reader   trainer is bad with 1st time starters so toss out his MSW debut where he had very little support at the windows.......the conditioner is good with 2nd time starters...... and with 1st time blinkers he is very dangerous.....1st time blinkers today........big time owner........hmmm

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Above Board   latest race is much better than appears in print as this four-year old gelding was caught wide up on a solid pace and still managed to crush her competition.......seems more than deserving of today's step up in class

8  Aldrin    very dangerous speed type best break cleanly from the outer-most post position......if he does he has a shot to open up a lead and wire the field

7   I'malreadythere   won two races back running turf to dirt.......connections smartly try the same maneuver today......might come flying in the late stages

1  Lazzam

 

race 9    average clarity

4  My Uncle   took his 4th lifetime race to get back to the solid effort he ran in his MSW debut......and his last was at a route but on an off track.....turf today but he did show some life in his only race on it.......and I believe him to be a sharper individual now than what he was then.....we shall see

3  Heat   overcame a bad trip to run one of the strongest races of his career.......reassuring 5F drill since........believe he is better suited to 6 1/2F than 8F but if he ever is going to finish with vigor at one mile it might be today

9  Evicted   seems to find trouble in his races but retains top jock Prat for a 3rd straight race and just popped one of his best preparatory works in many a moon.....very dangerous sort

6  Call Me First

8  Incredible Luck

1  Gosofar

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 24 February 2017

Decent looking race card this afternoon. Please note that as we mention in our calendar section there will be approximate 12 racing days that we won't have a publication for. Sunday the 26th of February is the first of them.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Ebadan   lifetime best and a very strong effort/fig was run the only time he competed on the grass as far at 9 furlongs......and his pedigree screams the further the better......9 furlongs of sod again today......sharp looking work series

5  Buymeabond   not the best of trips in his latest hides an effort on the grass at 1 1/8 that fits fine if he gets a better trip.......back to T C Baze who was absent in his latest........last 3 wins for this guy?  all with T C

2  Awesome Return   away since June but returns with a much better trainer and a rider upgrade to Prat.......and Eurton/Prat have won a ridiculous 6 for their last 10 as a team....that hints this guy (who is not eligible to be claimed) is live

7  Professor Berns

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Princess Tiznow   definitely the lady to overcome if her health has remained intact off of two straight strong efforts .......I am a bit concerned that she isn't competing at a higher level...... but........ Pupye has been rather reliable when he risks getting a horse claimed the last 4 months or so

1  Scathing   last two racing endeavors fit fine here (and hidden some) if she can run as well on a fast track as she has in her last two which were on off tracks

5  Albeit   toss her last on the grass......toss her race two back on an off track......race 3 back fits which was run at today's distance on fast dirt at Lrc......might be rated too low if she can perform as well at SA

 

race 3    above average clarity

5  Paschalitas   brutal trip in latest with the bug boy up.......way wide in a six-horse field and did so pressing the pace........somehow hung on for 3rd.......see ya apprentice......hello Baze

3  Sheswildnfree   very consistent record at the distance (8 2 4 0) and retains Prat who just won for fun on this mare........sharp reassuring 4F drill since......seems poised to handle the step up

4  Lirica Heat   last was run at a higher level and is better than appears in print.......fairly fast heat and was caught wide.......trainer seldom visits the winners circle but isn't impossible to get there today

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Summertimemischief   all three lifetime races on fast rated dirt fit solidly.......last time this filly competed on fast dirt was 5 races back......sharp reassuring 4F work just put in 5 days ago.......Walsh struggles these days in S Cal but might grab a win here

3  Righteous Dixie   last on an off track is decent.....race two back on a fast track is solid and disguised by a wide trip on a good rail day......should be a fast surface today

5  Nang Noi   showed plenty of life in her MC debut following a very slow start.......improved a.m. work since......trainer is much better with 2nd time starters.....might surprise

4  Agent Nine T Nine

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Place des Vosges    Baltas is very solid 3rd out following a break and that is the case here.......five year old mare made a nice close into a total lack of pace in her last........that sets her up well for today's 10 furlongs which she is extremely well-bred to handle

7  Lady Pamela   another who owns a pedigree that says she can run all day long........solid history around two turns.....well prepared for toady's mini-marathon challenge

6  Shazara   mare owns some solid adjusted for trouble figs.......but trouble is her problem as she often breaks poorly and likes to find trouble after that......maybe a strung out field of only 7 can help limit her trouble......we shall see

3  Crimson and Gold..

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Liberty Jack   solid move forward off of the layoff in only his 2nd lifetime start and the effort is better than appears as he ran wide close to the pace.....reassuring work since and drops two levels.....seems tough here if he holds form

14  Bitte   placed this colt taking a very significant drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming 2nd rather than first mostly because of a difficult post at 5 1/2F and the fact that a low percentage rider is up......in fact if either of those factors were better he would be top pick

1  Cammy's Music   dangerous speed and with a dangerous speed rider in Maldonado who has his mojo back.......and only 5 1/2 furlongs to stick around.......hard to ignore

9  Sleepin N Cheatin

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Bar Scene   has yet to break cleanly but still managed to get loose in both lifetime races for a near win and then a win........likely needs a good start today at the higher level but a good gate rider in Pedroza gets his 3rd shot at getting this filly to break well......might never get caught if he can

8  Pied N True   seemingly gets plenty of speed signed up to come flying likely from dead last and blow on by all or most if the speed horses press each other into an unsustainable set of fractions

4  Ready to Hula Lula   lookout for this fellow if our top choice breaks tardy once again as then he becomes the most likely to get loose on the lead...........and with only 5 1/2 panels to travel

7  Filly On Fire

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Could Be Magic   all three of her lifetime turf sprints fit well here and two of them were down the SA hill grass course.......and I like the change in riders especially for a race on the hill

3  Moonless Sky   nice grass efforts in three grass races at GP and Gpw........1st ever in a turf sprint but he might be better suited for one

9  Shezroxile   two 3rd place finishes in two lifetime races one of which was down the hill.......has run well fresh in both lifetime races......so......a 3 month layoff should be a piece of cake for this five-year old mare

2  Scandal

5  She'sashocker

7  Lori's Attitude

 

 

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