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Santa Anita for Sunday 15 January 2012

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Average card at best today. Special Monday day of racing tomorrow!

 

race 1    below average clarity

6  Kingpin Ryno   laid up MSW is proven on the sod and is training as if ready......Litt has limited starters but makes the most of them.....he is 1 for 1 for the SA meet and it was a race down the hill

4  World Renowned    another laid up MSW seemingly set to roll fresh off of the bench.....worked 13 furlongs in 5 days to finish his work regiment....yikes

7  He's Very Rare   works sure are solid for this 1st timer.....Warren is awfully good with grass horses

1  Vader   closed some in MSW debut (which was on the turf at Hol) sitting too far back......works hint at an improved horse for his 2nd lifetime start

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Mango Tart   last on the AW isn't much....previous 2 on the conventional dirt make him the one to beat

6  Frannie   wide trip in last in his mc debut......bred to appreciate the added 1/2 furlong....would have been top pick if it wasn't for the funk that Blanc has been in the last few months

5  Kvell   hard trying sort who tends to hang gets Bejarano who got the most out of the horse the only time he rode her

7  Here Comes Bonnie   bad race--very good race--bad race was  dirt--AW--dirt.......seems like now or never on conventional dirt

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Evening Jewel   seemingly faces easier today.....2nd time Sadler is a dangerous proposition

4  Floating Feather   just claimed and drilled a sizzling 4F drill since....steps way up but might be ready for the challenge if he didn't knock himself out too much with such a quick drill

8  Mandated Bliss   decent turf sprints at Hol on firm turf....can be prominent from the get go in his 1st run down the SA hill

2  Gutshot Straight   not the best of turf pedigrees but if is able to reproduce his main track efforts in his 1st race on the sod lookout

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Made Love To Her   on the right end of the learning curve....off pace runner seemingly gets ample pace to flatter her late run

2  Reneesgotzip   giant run in MSW debut beating out a runner that came back to win by 11 lengths....only 2 works over 4 weeks since.....hmm....maybe knocked out from such a powerful MSW debut....but then again maybe not

3  Rowdy Gal   2 nice wins on the synthetic......good work tab.....trainer is stellar with 3 year old fillies....1st on the dirt seems to be the ? mark

 

race 5    above average clarity

8  Glorified    overwhelming efforts/figs compared to her competition here.....a ton if she still has another effort left in her

10  Geniality   vastly improved in last both in pace and final time.....that race was on the AW.....bred well for the sod even though her lone race on it wasn't so hot....but she is a different horse now than when she ran on it

9  Carousel   faced 2 very stout runners in last and didn't embarrass herself....back in 10 days....decent history with short rest

3  L'enchanteresse   likes one mile on the sod but........hangs hangs hangs

 

race 6    above average clarity

5  Merlin Z    on the improve both in pace and final time......should be prominent from the get go

7  Absolutcat   blinkers on in last and boy did it awaken this colt......very formidable if he builds on that effort

3  Duplo Rapido   another on the improve....very impressive late stretch run in last

1  Outlaw Kelly   invader has talent but he has had trouble out of the gate in all 4 lifetime starts......maybe his new trainer can fix the problem....decent chance this gelding fits if she does

 

race 7    average clarity

2  High Test   toss out last race on "good" turf....crushed in her only race on firm sod.....rain rain stay away

3  Howmuchisit   solid trainer / rider combo.......best drill in quite awhile just a week ago....might be sitting on a top effort

7  Oak Kye Why   1 for 1 on the majestic SA hill course.......owns good early speed in this spot.....laid up some but proven fresh

10  Obsess   tossed a clunker in last but what we want is the strong effort 2 races back

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Vision In Gold   can run from off the pace and that looks like a good thing here.....solid history when Rosario rides

4  Kayce Ace   race 2 back is way better than appears in print....mid pack runner seemingly gets ample pace to close into

3  Fashion Trend   turf tightener in last......trainer is successful turf to dirt......last 2 races on conventional dirt are quite nice

5  Ellatriz    owns big speed here but also seems capable of chasing which may come in handy here with the 2 and the 7 owning significant early speed as well

 

race 9    below average clarity

6  Knucklebuster   trainer/jockey won with a similar looking MSW drop down Friday

8  Nonrefundable   par like effort in latest......should fire again but I am slightly leery of this gelding's ability to run as well at 7F....might be flat late

2  Husky Glory    last wasn't bad......breeding for this fellow strongly suggests the 7F should be a plus

3  Tiz Victorious   last 2 races are better than they appear on paper......seems fine running fresh off the bench like today

5  Danceswiththewind

4  G Ten

 

 

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