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Santa Anita for Saturday 8 Jan 2011


Very competitive but OK card today. Good Luck!


race 1    average clarity

5   Midnight Interlude   you can't be much hotter with 1st timers then Baff is right now and this won is training as if all systems are go once again...especially like the dirt works at Fpx

4  Tokubetsu   Baffert charge earned a decent number in lone lifetime start....also showed good early speed 

2  Hollywood Heist   multiple efforts that are better then they appear on paper...good work series and blinkers on....positive rider change to boot...can be prominent from the get go

7  Wild Native   solid series of drills for this 1ster from a more than capable barn from up north...trains as if he owns some early speed


race 2    average clarity

6  Winning Desire   won his last endeavor despite falling off figure I like is that the barn stopped on the horse and has trained him up to this 2 month layoff race....also...seemingly sets up for his late running style

1  Edgewick Road   is in good enough form and more importantly catches an affair that looks conducive to his late running profile

4  Leon Ayala   on the improve with every start and now we get a positive rider switch


race 3    average clarity

6  Dreamy Kid   massive improvement in 2nd lifetime race....bred to prefer a route a ground....Drysdale sure could use a could ice cold Flores

4  Unex Dali   solid 1st in the U S A run on the grass.....surprising to see him show up in a dirt race with his classic turf pedigree...believe the good works over the dirt impressed his barn

1, 1a   ENTRY   both 1 and 1a are bred to handle a dirt route and have successful trainers


race 4    slightly above average clarity

6  Gladiatrix   showed good pace and ran on a dull rail at a higher level in career debut back in mid Oct....."dirt" drills look very good....all set to roll ....good chance to be prominent thru-out

3  River's Manbo   all 3 AW races in MSW affairs are solid figs for today's level....overdo drop from a trainer who could use a win to jump start his quiet barn

2  Tuesdays With P   1st time Baffert and training as if his new trainer has improved her off of an extended layoff

8  Benecia   lone race on conventional dirt was clearly his best career race.....trainer has been heating up of late


race 5    slightly below average clarity

6  Poetic Riches   love the learning curve this filly in her running lines.....high probability she will move forward 2nd out after the layoff unless she dislikes the new SA surface

2  Ultra Awesome   drops off a leg me up turf race and makes a significant rider change

8  Cato Major   just claimed by a trainer who wins at a 33 % clip 1st out after the claim....seemingly in very good form and 1 for 1 on conventional dirt

7  Terrify   looks rather shelled out but has run monster efforts in her only 2 runs on the lookout if there is one more race left in her


race 6    average clarity

6  Thomas Baines   last was the tune-up for today's drop into claiming...easily owns the best average fig on the sod in this field

2  Cardiff Agent    dueled in unsustainable fractions in last which was his 1st turf run...better off the pace.....very competitivesort...bred to love the sod...Sutherland is a good grass rider

4  Mr Toyko   proven on the SA hill course.....Nakatani gets the most out of this colt...recent reassuring drill

3  Fandino   good awakening in last......consistent in turf sprints including the SA hill turf course


race 7    average clarity

6  Red Door Drive    loves today's distance and excels in the chase/stalk position....and can get it....and conditioned by the white hot Baffert too boot

 1  Aggie Engineer   good history when Talamo the front he'll go and try and take them wire to wire once again

5  Spurrier   very impressive close into a lack of any pace up front in his latest......and he also had a wide journey to get there


race 8    average clarity

6  Miguel's Mascot   multiple grass races that are better then they appear on paper......solid recent drill....owns tactical speed and it could come in handy here in a race that seemingly sets for those close up

5  Control Seeker   dropping some....gets a new trainer. ...and Gomez is up....should be a factor from the get go in a race lacking pacesetters

7  Sammartino   not only runs well fresh off the bench but seems to show his top early speed when fresh...and P Val is up who sure can hold a front runner together

2  Circa'sgoldengear   can sit close which should be a good thing here....needs only a couple of lengths of improvement to compete at today's higher level


race 9    average clarity

4  Harborton   race lacks speed...invader puts the blinkers on and training lack it has improved his early foot...shot to be prominent from the get go

7  Whiskers And Rye   wide trip in debut back in Sept or could have been a as she is all set to roll off of the layoff...Bejarano accepting mount supports this conclusion

5  Mcduffie   owns some speed and just worked a solid 5/8ths on the SA surface hinting that a forward move is imminent

1  La Talia   50 to 1 shot in the morning line lost about 9 lengths with a green trip in mc debut and only got beat 7....rider change would be nice but I doubt that is going to happen

10  Mysterious Cargo   runs like she hates the AW...1 of the 2 races on the dirt is sharply on the SA surface and Palma is sending out almost everything fit and ready to compete



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