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Santa Anita for Sunday 4 March 2012



Pick 6 players may want to consider making the 2 horse in the 8th race a "single". Also, I feel fairly good about my selections in the 4th, 5th, and 6th.  The 7th and the 9th are wide open. Good luck to all. Be back with you Thursday.

race 1    average clarity

3  Geniality   best turf credentials and owns speed in a race lacking it

6  Magical Eclipse   two grass races fit fine but will probably need to sit a little closer than normal in this race affair lacking pace setters

2  Woodman's Lass   improving sort but will need lifetime best especially considering how far back he usually sits in a given race

4  Chicago Nights   toss out last off of Lasix....Lasix today and 1st time blinkers.....had ability in 2010 at Crc


race 2    below average clarity

7  Slam Slew   fell off some in last two races but drops a couple of notches and Bonde shakes things up a little by putting the blinkers on for today....repeat of race 3 back is very strong here

4  Stormin Proud Papa   just claimed by Carava who uses his go to guy in Rosario........versatile sort can win on or off of the lead

3  Brady Blue Eyes   also just snatched at the claiming box.....needs race 2 back....trainer sure could use a win....even a "place"

2   Itssultryinthecape    1 win and 1 second in two lifetime runs on conventional dirt.....Sutherland has been a good fit with this gelding

Possible long-shot:  1  Warrens Hearthrob   no shot in last stumbling at the start........race 2 back is a hidden strong effort....wide with pace


race 3    average clarity

2  Lofty Ambition   all 3 lifetime turf efforts/figs are solid for today's fnw level........trainer is hot 

4  Romantic Wish   GB laid up invader is working like she is meant and ready for her 1st start in the good old U S of the start....many bad starts in GB

5  Bench Glory   consistent runner in one turn races........will probably need more pace than anticipated to pull off a win....but it wouldn't be the 1st time the pace scenario doesn't duplicate what it looks like on paper


race 4    average clarity

3  Red Telsa    only race at today's distance was a significant effort that is hidden by a trip from you know where.....laid up since that race in early July but is working great and working great for Mr. Bob Baffert

2  Mary Helen's Storm   another coming off a rotten trip.....needs a good start...bad from the gate in both lifetime starts.....very significant that Bejarano sticks with the horse for his 3rd lifetime start

4  Swift Eagle   5 year old 1ster is training sharply and mon has tossed some decent runners in the past


race 5    above average clarity

2  Capital Account   continues to improve with every lifetime start.......repeat of last will be very tough as it was in his last 3 1/2 length win

1  Courtside   speed of the speed and gets hot app up........young rider sure can get them out of the gate running

4  Italian Rules   2 wins and 2 2nd's in 4 races on conventional dirt........mid pack runner seemingly gets ample pace to flatter his stretch run


race 6    average clarity

5  Warren's Mo Money   MSW drop down is training up to snuff to be ready fresh.....all 3 lifetime efforts fit well here....draws meets leading rider

6  Roses For Joni   lone race way back in August was a decent 2nd for twice the claiming suggest she is fit and ready as she seemingly was for her debut....can be prominent from the get go with the light weight app up 

7  Sweet Nectar   O'Neill is red hot making all the right for this 1ster suggest she is ready to has tossed 2 runners from 2 starters one of which is a Stakes winner in the O'Neill barn

2  Royal Weekend   awfully good work tab for a mc 1ster.......connections might be out to make an early name of the new Cal sire Anziyan Royalty  


race 7    below average clarity

2  Quality Elusion   won last summer for a low level jock......major jock upgrade today and the drills seemingly have this laid up gelding ready to roll

6  Oh Righty   very competitive in all 3 lifetime starts.....continues to train well.....3 lbs off........Pedroza sticks with the horse

4  Cloud Top   sure liked conventional dirt winning his 2nd lifetime start and running a solid the fact he won a 7F race....should have something left at today's 6 1/2 furlongs when others might not

3  The Black    also won at 7F to break maiden on the fastest day of the SA meeting.....would have rated higher if he had shown more than 1 drill since his win 4+ weeks ago.....but then again O'Neill is on fire

NOTE:  Only the 7 horse would surprise if he won in this field of 8 


race 8    above average clarity

2  Mr Gruff   whole career down the hill fits solidly versus these......versatile sort can take back if need be.....Rosario knows this stout turf sprinter well

3  Pressday   good 1st in the USA in last...will need to move forward 2 to 4 lengths to handle our top pick if he runs his race....tough call but probably owns some efforts in AUS that suggest he could move forward those 2 to 4 lengths

9  Mensa Heat   plenty of speed in this race should aid this late runners chances

4  Silver Summation   layoff last is decent....will need lifetime best today to upset the apple cart here


race 9    below average clarity

4  I Feel Free   horrid trip in last and still only got beat by 3.......light weight app up and a good post to work with.....last 3 conventional dirt races fit effort wise here

10  Cheezy Breezy   extra  1/16 of a mile for this late runner to get on over by trun 1 and save some ground...decent shot here if Pedroza can get the horse on over

2  Papa P B   both lifetime races are better than appear in print.....1st at a route of ground but sure is bred to want the added distance

9  Cruxus   extremely fast early and now gets 10 lb app in the saddle....can clear and if the kid can relax the horse wire to wire is possible...loose on the lead is a great place for a winless app to be

7  Jay's Fire Truck   solid move forward in 2nd lifetime race........prolonged set of drills since by Sadler......probably trying to get some endurance into the horse....dangerous

8  Clutch     horrid start....rank/climbing.......rider took it easy on horse after all Sadler wheels him back in 8 days.....hmmmmm



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