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Santa Anita for Sunday 11 March 2012


Fairly decent card today. Be back with you on Thursday.


race 1    below average clarity

2  Me Salty   trainer's having a solid SA meeting....strong race in last for this gelding and plenty of time off to recovery and possibly fire another good effort

5  Thunder Of Zion   dangerous speed horse gets a jock upgrade.....toss out last ....mega speed on a dull rail so rightfully cashed it in.....wire to wire shot here

6  Cut Fastball    seems most competitive in conventional dirt sprint races like today......closer should receive ample pace up front to flatter his late run


race 2    average clarity

1  St. Joel    8 year old maiden has improved with every start since returning from a long seem quite a bit better and we get a positive rider change

7  Sidepocket Kid    sure seems by far the most likely horse to hit the board in this weak looking field but he sure looks like a hanger....still if you are ever going to run on by the last horse it would be versus a bad looking bunch

5  Husky Glory   improved in last 1st time long and 1st time blinkers.......last race should have put some endurance into him so he has a shot at even more today 2nd time at a route

3  Broken Glass   sprinter owns the best early speed in the race and he might use that speed to try to wire the field in his 1st ever at a route of ground


race 3    average clarity

6  Glamorista   Baffert charge sure seems wound up and ready for her return to the race wars and she should appreciate catching a seemingly soft looking group

3  Zenidekka   multiple races on the AW fit well in this spot.....needs to prove self on the "dirt" the bullet drill at Hol just 3 days ago

4  All On The Table    appropriately named individual who seems to put herself in the hunt in every race she runs


race 4    average clarity

3  Conjure The Spirit   blinkers on for today and the a.m. works sure hint this filly likes the equipment change......appears to want to run all day so the added distance appears to be a good fit

1  Dixie In Pink   decent forward move in 2nd lifetime race her 1st on the sod....another who appears will appreciate the added distance.....good sign Bejarano sticks around

7  Askra   looks to me that Rosario will attempt to snatch the lead here, slow things down and attempt to control the race on the front end

2  Sabouli   both grass races are quite a bit better than appear in print....not out of this if fit and ready off of a 2 month break in the action


race 5    average clarity

5  Elusive Schemes   great chance to chase a suspect leader in the 1 horse.......last two of three races are way better than appear on the switch to the apprentice with his weight off advantage

3  Man Chester Man   bit wide and blocked in last or might have horse trainer has a shot at the winners circle here

1  Capture The Call    seemed like a great spot in last and yet he had little support at the windows....and he ran a poor effort as the lack of betting hinted.....looks loose here but he will need a rebound

8  Raingear   up the track in last two endeavors but his race 3 back is quite good.....recent solid 5F drill hints we might see a rebound to it


race 6    average clarity

8  Southern Sunrise   impressive MSW debut.....broke a little tardy and then rushed into fast pace....did awfully well to run 2nd.....a ton here if that hard effort didn't take its toll

3  Ranchero   both races back in 2011 at SA fit well here drills for Baffert....what's new?

7  Roman Threat   hot drills for a Baffert 1st timer.....whats new?

6  Randazzo   clunker in last....race 2 back was impressive running wide close to the pace.....blinkers on today......and assuming this colt worked with them on....then the recent 58:3 5F work suggests rebound city today


race 7    average clarity

3  Times Gone By   back to 25K where Canani claimed this gelding at.......he means business has been facing quite a bit better

7  Jairzihno   good move in the right direction 2nd after the claim.....5 year old should appreciate the extra 1/8th of a mile today

4  Double Shuffle   very consistent sort should also welcome the extra furlong

1  They Call Him El   major wake up in last.....gelding will need to avoid flattening out at 1 1/8th on the turf....would have been 2nd choice if this race was carded at a mile like his last

Possible long-shot:  10 Lumberyard Jack   careful O'Neill wheels this horse back in 8 days off a gimme dirt tab prior to last was might be where he always pointed this horse.....last grass race at Haw wasn't bad


race 8    average clarity

2  Izzy Rules  the "now" horse on the grounds has a great shot at wiring the field once again....Bonde is terrific with sprints in big race affairs

1  She's Cheeky   broke poorly and ran wide or could have won layoff last......same effort with a cleaner trip and she has a shot at the circle of joy here

6  Spectacular Sky   crushed her competition in her last in a fnw affair.......only needs a small forward move to be formidable this afternoon and has the right trainer to make that happen


race 9    above average clarity

1  Scream Queen   big move forward in last on the grass.....legs should feel good.....runs just fine on conventional dirt....Giker horse's have been ready

6  Song Girl   definitely on the right end of the learning curve...well proven with ample time between races like jock sticks around

5  After Later   last was decent and now double digit weight off......should be prominent from the get go

8  Blue Samurai   turf races sure fit but this is a dirt race....will have to like the SA dirt more than the Crc dirt or doubt will show too much

9  One Bad Texter   laid up filly is training as if she can be a factor fresh off the bench

4  Hey I'm Sobaa   on the improve and will need the trend to continue to handle this step up in class


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