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Santa Anita for Saturday 24 March 2012


Very difficult card to decipher today. Quite a change from yesterday's card.

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race 1    average clarity

3  Jack O Lyn   hot trainer and an off pace runner seemingly in the right spot

2  Harbor Win   2 for 2 on "fast" tracks with the blinkers on.....laid up but drills say ready....also 1st time gelding which is often a plus

1  Hadfunlastnight   believe needs to take back to get the extra furlong and Quinonez has no problem coming from off the pace


race 2    average clarity

4  Danderek   decent last in a marathon....2 for 2 at 1 1/4 miles overseas

1  Gab Power   easily top pick if this race was at 1/8 furlong less....still has something to prove at 1 1/4....bad trip in last or would have won for fun

2  Erbeia   horse runs all day long........blinkers on seems to have improved this gelding some

5  Smokin' Cat


race 3    average clarity

4  Midnight Con   big race 3 back the last time this 3 year ran a trainer

5  Sarangani   nowhere in maiden debut last Oct...but hasn't missed a beat in the morning for the last 4 months......looks like he is returning a much better animal

10  Rude Bobby   horrid trips in all 3 lifetime starts on the main track.....bit of a rogue so far but has a top conditioner to get this horse to settle down......a ton if he does

2  Jay's Firetruck


race 4    below average clarity

4  Kids Table   owns significant speed here with light weight app up...might get away

1  Lisa Lulu   SCRATCHED   in sharp form but tends to hang and has a weak record at 7F.....still dangerous in this wide open race

9  Lauren C   red hot trainer and an improving horse...seems like a good thing

3  Mo Cheese


race 5    slightly below average clarity

11  Chickie Charms   SCRATCHED  all 4 lifetime races are better than par......but best get a very clever ride from a difficult post

12  Canuletmedowneasy   big awakening 1st ever on the grass and on the hill.......3 good reassuring works since....but like our top pick will need a sharp ride from the outer-most 12 post

10  Willie Brown   sharp drills suggest all systems go for this Mandella 1ster....again tough post

TIE  for 4th       1  Currahee   &   4  Boat Trip      


race 6    average clarity

3  Hollywood Heist   likes the SA dirt and runs well fresh.....good sign Bejarano accepts mount

4  Gnarly Dude   big awakening off of the long layoff in last and drilled a 4F bullet since.....feeling great so steps ever likely today

1  Obsess   claim back by Palma......needs to get the same out of the horse as Spawr was getting .....he didn't when he had this horse before....still....very very dangerous

6  Close To The Bridge


race 7    average clarity

8  Unusual Jazz   didn't care at all for the 1 1/2 mile marathon distance in latest.......back to 1 1/8 where he owns 2 solid races and the last effort is hidden with a poor trip-a-roo

5  Gatheratthealter   3 very bad trips in a row....bit of a goof.....but if Baffert straightens him out he will be the one to beat

7  Adriatic Moon   1 1/8 appears to be a good fit....dirt race 2 back fits effort wise and this gelding is better on the turf than appears in print

3  Wild Revenge

Possible Longshot:     6  Best Verse   improving sort and just worked a solid 6F bullet


race 8    slightly below average clarity

8  Dynamic Host   best ever was 1 3/8 mile winning affair on the sod......ran fine in lone race on conventional dirt.......marathon dirt distance sure appears to be a good fit

5  Dhaamer    marathon turf import is 1 for 1 on the AW......Mitchell probably has ready....conventional dirt is the ? mark

1  Twice The Appeal   needs a rebound.......Santiago to Gomez....that might do the trick

7  Coluda


race 9    slightly below average clarity

12  Suances Candy      controlling speed and.........5 lbs off and......... Bejarano remains aboard

7  King's Red Journey   solid improve in last.....also gets 5lbs off.....trainer remains hot

2  Mary Helen's Storm   off badly in all 3 lifetime starts......major player if he gets out of the gate cleanly

11  Turn On The Pumps

Possible Longshot:   6  Swift Eagle   horrid trip in MSW debut last hides ability...1st turf is a ? mark

Possible Longshot:  8   Indicator  woke up in last 1st time turf...might wake up some more...1st time as a gelding


race 10    average clarity

7  Warren's Patron   very strong races the last 2 efforts in 6F affairs......6F today and a positive rider switch

3  Solar Rocket   flip a coin here.....fragile animal drops from the sky

6  Just Meteor   only lifetime win came on a drop.......drops once again today

5  What A Rush

12  Zombyslayermrdarcy

10  Short Memo

Possible Longshot:  11  Quillotano:   doubt a winner but can get a late running piece of the pie at a big price


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