Printer Friendly View Printer Friendly View

Santa Anita for Saturday 1 Jan 2011


Happy New Year


 Hope you feel better than I do. Good thing I studied this New Years Day card last night.



race 1    average clarity

7  Warren's Dove    last 2 endeavors are very solid for this level.....proven on conventional dirt...1 start....1 win 

2  Thrice The Vice   wide trip in last hides a small forward move.....much better on the "real dirt surfaces"

1a  Mark Of A Warrior   bit of a clunker in last.....needs rebound to strong effort 2 races back


race 2    average clarity

4  Time For Atonement   in good form....stellar rider/trainer combo...and a significant series of 4 drills...good albeit limited history on the dirt

2  Summers At Del Mar   has fired every time out in 2010....few reasons to think that he can't keep it going in 2011

1  Coo Cachoo   dangerous speed if he can manage to break from a difficult post at 7F at SA....Bejarano (hot hot hot) is aboard to try an accomplish the task


race 3   average clarity

3  Eclair De Lune   crushed and out ran the 5 horse in the B C Cup as I thought he would and he can beat her again here...good speed in a race that lacks it....1 1/8 mile seems like a good fit

1  Go Forth North   strong finish versus a stellar field in a Grade 1 in latest....trainer is heating up....should fly late again


race 4    average clarity

4  Warren's Tommy Too   seemingly best ever was in lone run on conventional dirt....improvement in last and 7 lbs off today...appears to be sitting on a good race

2  Wild Hombre    smartly freshened up and the last drill in preparation for today says all systems ever was 1st career start so I believe being a fresh horse today is a positive

8  Secret Jackpot   fairly consistent in sprints....dirt fits....7F fits...some shot at a win

9  Oh Mighty Dollar   long layoff but a major drop....formidable if he is the same animal....tough call


race 5    below average clarity

6  Tamerin    turf figs sure fit but this is a dirt race....1 of 3 AW races fits but this is a dirt race.....breeding not bad to handle classic dirt

7  Butch Marino   consistent sort ran well in last with zero listed works between races...this time she has 2 drills hinting that she is doing better

2  River Glow   not much running lately for better trainer (Gaines)...claimed by West who hasn't done much the last couple of years .....but he has always been good 1st after the claim and horse is proven on the dirt 

4  Grand Mischief   not much in last 2 races so Salder gives this fellow some time off to get things together....stop...train...and go


race 6    average clarity

2  Shred The Secrets   top selection by us in MSW debut and sadly just missed getting caught in a 3 wide duel...solid fig and decent shot to move forward

7  Bev N Bud   this debuting MSW is out of a consistent (producing runners) broodmare and training as if he is all set to roll 1st out of the box

10  Classy Lion   decent run way back in like a much improved animal on his new surface...draws the red hot Bejarano

3  Shelter Cove   consistent efforts....but seemingly needs a couple of lengths of improvement...has the right kind of trainer to accomplish the task


race 7    average clarity

3  Solar Rocket   appropriately named....very fast early.....proven on dirt with a strong 2nd place finish at CD...and Mr Baffert trained

6  Irrefutable   2 of 3 lifetime starts are good figs for this level....1st on the new surface but bred fine to handle it

10  Derrick Do   hard trying consistent sort ran a strong effort in lone "classic dirt" race

2  Catalan   dirt proven and has flashed some strong drills on the SA surface...dangerous if fully ready off of the layoff


race 8    average clarity

1  Dance With Gable   not much more to say than a smooth runner and 3 for 3 on the SA hill course....proving yourself on the SA hihh is 1/2 the battle

6  Quick Enough   has also run well on the SA hill and has blossomed into a nice Stakes horse since O'Neill took over

2  Afleet Ruler   remains very sharp (works are super) the sharpest of career......can come flying if he handles his 1st run down the hill.....sure appears like and extra 1/2 furlong is a major plus


race 9    average clarity

14  Two Violins   Tupinvader greatly prefers the real thing (as in dirt)....Gomez sticks around to ride an 8K claimer !!

13  Beyond Loaded   decent with time between races and has 3 straight races that fig/effort wise make him a solid contender here....great name for all of you that feel a little hung over

7  Capt. Sparrow   logical drop for laid up gelding........2 wins and 2 3rds in 4 starts on convential dirt

4  Figeac    price shot exits a very fast and talented 8K claimer and he ran creditably considering the 9 month layoff and lack of work......useful drill since and a positive rider switch

3  Cafe Con Leche  seemingly a logical drop versus a health issue drop....1 for 1 on the real thing



Posted on January 1, 2011 at 11:07 am by brian · Permalink
In: Free Information