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Santa Anita for Sunday 22 January 2012


 Very happy to see yesterday's track not come up sloppy. Good/fast I can deal with. Today's card is average at best. Speed was king yesterday but now that it has dried out it might be more "neutral" today. Good Luck!


race 1    below average clarity

2  Cha Cha Latte   plenty of speed types in this affair can set things up nicely for this late runner.......lone race with blinkers on on the conventional dirt is quite with 44 days rest....49 days rest today

6  Beautiful Strike   Miller sure has been king of the 5 1/2 furlong races.....speed horse will try to clear 3 other speed types inside of him.....will be very tough if that occurs

5  Tasty Treat   lone race on "fast" dirt is solid.....very fast time at Fpx.....blinkers on....shot to wire


race 2    average clarity

7  Terrify   1 year and 1 day since last raced......good work regiment appears to have him ready.....nice races on conventional dirt......race lacks speed but he has early foot.....fits on a neutral condition but especially lookout if we get yesterday's speed bias

5  She's Very Rare   wide trip in last hides a forward move......blinkers on and a bullet 4F work since....I'm assuming she worked with the blinkers on...if so sitting on another move in the right direction

1  Lutess   2 nice races since Baffert claimed and small drop should help.......2 wins and 2 2nd's on "real" dirt

3  Good Acktress


race 3    average clarity

6  Ashley's Bambino   solid MSW debut which was down the SA hill turf course.......solidly bred to handle a turf mile......good trainer/rider team

8  Silver Dragon   nasty fast paced duel in last...did well to only get beat by 4.....ratable horse gets a new less in a hurry turf rider today in Blanc versus Guce

1  Sweet Elation   Gallagher 1ster has shown both speed and endurance in his drills......not much speed in here so if this 1st timer breaks cleanly it sure seems like a good spot 

3  Elusive Journey


race 4    average clarity

6  Got Even   repeat of last race would be likely to win this......seems like a lead type only and he sure gets what he desires.....a race where he appears to have the most early foot

3  Coach Slides   won MSW debut for fun and it was on the conventional dirt track at SA....not so hot on the GG synthetic in next.....rested....worked.....and back to the SA surface.....good chance to get a solid chase or maybe even lead position in the race

2  Drill   tons of talent 1st 4 career races....not so much the last 3......needs a rebound


race 5    average clarity

5  Fluxx   pretty nice animal to drop to mdn50K but why not....only cost $20K.......Miller is very stout 1st time dropping out of MSW races

7  Lady Ten   like when Baffert finishes his work regiment for a first time starter with multiple gate drills.......5 of last 6 works are from the gate

3  Bella's Fantasy   decent forward move in 2nd lifetime start......hasn't missed a beat in the morning since

4  Lemon Hero  


race 6    average clarity

1  Quintons Destiny   significant vault forward 1st time running on conventional dirt in latest.......closer gets pace to flatter his run

6  Rock This Way   very strong work series for someone like Yakteem who doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.......fresh and ready for a rebound in form

4  The Director   powerful race in last both in final time and pace........not exactly showing much in the morning since O'Neill claimed.......but very formidable if still capable of what he showed under Baffert

2  Taylor Said


race 7    below average clarity

7  Yodelen Dan   I have no problem with this old man dropping....he's 9 so a drop is very logical.......last 30 races fit on Top Turf Today......major contender if age isn't catching up to him

10  El Merito   last looks like a gimme running in a turf sprint to tighten up and run at full throttle in a turf route 2nd out after the Mike Mitchell claim

8  Porfido   another old man doing an impression of the Energizer Bunny

5  Global Stage

Possible longshot:   12  Double Shuffle


race 8    average clarity

1  May Day Rose   looks like lone speed is a possibility here and that is what this filly thrives upon

3  Big Tiz   ultra consistent never has missed the board on the main track 4 year old filly.....solid sprint prep for today......only two lifetime runs in Graded races are quite good

4  Great Hot   another consistent sort who ran her best ever at today's distance and at today's track

7  Capital Plan

Possible Longshot:   2  Love Theway Youare


 race 9    below average clarity

8  Maybe Tuesday   very poor start in mc debut and then showed he can run some from there.....trainer is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters

5  Broken Glass   broke slow and then ran wide in a compromised debut back in April.....laid up since but training like he is returning better than his bad trip debut

4  Jim's Decision   keeps dropping and not winning.....but.....believe he is still in relatively good heath....owns some speed in a race not loaded with that commodity

14  Salty Robin

3  Smart Hombre

10  Roheryn Strider

Possible Longshot:   9  Bluffside


Posted on January 22, 2012 at 10:21 am by richs · Permalink
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