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Santa Anita For Saturday 14 January 2012


Decent looking card today with not one race rated below average and many of today's races could have been rated "slightly above average " if we stilled used that rating.

Good Luck!


race 1    average clarity

1  Hadfunlastnight   not the easiest of posts to break from at 6F but owns significant early foot and a good gate rider in Pedroza....believe this gelding can win this with a clean break and a loose lead

5  Rino U   best performances seem to be at 6 furlongs......would have won last if not blocked in the stretch.......handles conventional dirt just fine.....seems best of the off pace runners

2  Lockheart   owns decent early speed and if our top pick doesn't break well out of the 1 hole this gelding might get away and wire the field

6  Warren's Bandit    this 3 year old sure is training significantly better the last 7 weeks as if he has maturely quite a bit since his last race on 26 Nov 2011


race 2    average clarity

6  Sudden Ghost   bit of a sketchy work tab but this filly should win this if she is close to the same individual that she has been in her 3 lifetime races

5  Nifty Dream   showed improvement in 2nd lifetime start both pace and final time wise......reassuring work since......decent shot to move forward again

3  Warren's Morgan   fell off some in last.....needs a rebound to her effort 2 back and maybe slightly more

8  Boo Who Who    34 to 1 in mc debut suggests this filly may have needed the race (difficult to say) and might make a  surprising forward move today


race 3    average clarity

2  Roman Chic    different horse on the main track with the lead and it sure looks he can get it here

1  Pure Storm   very competitive reliable sort invades from GG....good GG trainer.....handles conventional dirt just fine....can sit in a nice ground saving chase position....last win came turf to dirt....turf to dirt today

7  Saint Cindy   on the improve........good sign Bejarano stays aboard.....decent shot for another forward move.....will need to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch

5  Ballistic Blonde   fragile declining animal drops again.....sure have been way too many runners vanned off this past week........toss a coin


race 4    average clarity

10  Mayor Marv   runs well fresh.......very good work tab for this level......Baffert didn't keep this often laid up horse for nothing....believe will fire a solid race and at his lowest level to date

8  Slam Slew   trainer is hot and usually makes for a very solid team with Bejarano.....last is fairly solid for today's level.......small drop a plus

7  Clue Me In   ultra consistent sort was just claimed by Canani 2 races back and he is often stout 2nd out after a claim....must feel good for his trainer to step him up a notch following a 3rd place finish

2  Star Nicholas   might need more pace than I anticipate here but he should be flying late if he gets it


race 5    average clarity

3  Qatar's Pearl    powerful debut 2 back on firm so run on good turf.....back to firm today

2  Vibrato's Pearl   13 to 1 in a 6 horse field off of 2 months off for this Sadler charge has gimme written all over it......full throttle today in 2nd lifetime turf race

11  Segway   mom has tossed 3 turf winners from 5 say ready to roll in MSW debut......difficult post especially for a 1ster or would have been 2nd pick

6  Rocket Train   not much in MSW debut....but he is training better......and the blinkers are on and I would guess he worked with them beware of a Mitchell wake up here


race 6    average clarity

1  Izzy Rules   strong last both in pace and final time.....continues to work like an ultra sharp horse......deserves the big step up in claiming price.....trainer has been on a roll

3  Hout Bay   career best (hidden but a horrid trip) was MSW debut 51 weeks ago in lone race on a "fast" SA surface.....fresh that day and her work regiment says ready fresh again today

7  Spectacular Sky   seems to run best with 6 to 8 weeks between races....repeat of last fits fine here....and gets 3 lbs off today

6  All On The Table   competitive sort in all 6 lifetime starts and her 2 races on conventional dirt which were run at Fpx look to be her best lifetime efforts


race 7    average clarity

2  Casper's Touch    1st time Mitchell.....a very good thing........colt is proven off of are stout especially for someone like Mitchell

5  Carbonite    another with a new conditioner who is good 1st time out after he takes is 8 for 18 lifetime....lone race on the grass is in the a.m.

10  Details R Sketchy   par like for this level efforts in both lifetime races down the majestic SA hill turf course....should be fit and ready 2nd out after a layoff

7  Let's Do It   yet another with a new trainer who can get the job done and a work series that suggests he is meant and ready for his new outfit


race 8    below average clarity

8  Tapizer    quality horse especially when loose on the lead and he sure looks loose here....can chase if need be

7  First Strike   big win in last in 150K stakes at Zia and 2nd place in the race Thirtyfirststreet came back to win easily Thursday as our top pick.....decent shot to get a nice chase position

1  Pray For Relief   sure improved when switched to conventional dirt races......good chance to save some ground on the 1st turn sitting in about 2nd or 3rd

3  Riveting Reason   turf tune-up in last........bombs away if he is ready to run like he did last Feb at SA.....very strong effort that day


race 9    average clarity

8  Honeycomb   exits a key race....albeit a race run 2 1/2 months ago.......blinkers on and boy have the works the 112:1 worked just 1 week ago

5  Mon Coeur   both lifetime races fit and now we get a very positive rider switch....can be in it from the get go

7  Teasing Bernie   takes the ever dangerous drop out of MSW racing into maiden claiming

3  Traweek   last was good but his best ever (and a bad trip hides things) was his lone run on the SA dirt 3 races back.....has as good of early speed as anyone in the field

9  Jamakagoodsense    Walsh 1st timer looks relatively ready to roll

6  Solana Soleil   has some ability but I doubt can win this.....believe best chance is for a smaller piece of the pie




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