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Santa Anita for Sunday 8 April 2012


Happy Easter

race 1    slightly above average clarity

5  Forest Souvenir   takes the plunge in claiming price from 40K to 12.5K off of a 2nd place finish.....maybe drops so drastically because both lifetime races on the AW are bad......and conventional dirt racing takes a hiatus in a couple of weeks till the Fall

1  Sunny superstition  laid up since Aug but training like he will fire fresh just fine....two best races of his life are at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance

3  Respuesta Solida   horrid trip in last....somewhat hidden wake-up.....and now we get a jockey upgrade


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Floating Feather   powerful run turf to dirt on the drop 2 races back.....same scenario today.....and a bullet work last Sunday.....all systems go

2  Stormin Proud Papa   just claimed by Hollendorfer and he runs this gelding at the same level despite being able to drop a notch being that the horse is out of jail....big bad trip effort in last....4 useful keep me on edge drills since....same horse with a better trip and he fits as well as any in here

6  Bryon Daniel   gelding is rebounding in form since Palma claimed him back......fits here with one more improved effort


race 3    average clarity

5  Cook Inlet   just claimed by O'Neill and he my have snatched a good one away from Sadler who doesn't give away much.......has run well versus much better on the turf...only lost to Irish Art by a diminishing 1/2 length...good sign Rosario sticks with the runner

7  Confucious Junior   improved some in last fig wise.....and in that race he sat too far off of a semi-soft pace to close enough to win.......positive rider change to Gomez

4  Baby Blake   not crazy about the fact this colt blew a soft paced lead in last....but sure like the recent 5F bullet drill just worked 5 days ago.....shot to lead again and may not give it up so easily this time

3  Make Us Proud    won in 2nd lifetime start last 2nd out after the layoff seems to be a good scenario for success.....1st long and 1st on the grass but decent pedigree to handle both


race 4    slightly below average clarity

4  Laser Point   showed fastest sprint pace of career and won going away in a fast heat of bottom level claimers in his latest......deservedly steps up......proven at the distance......might be the controlling speed here

6  No Stadium   mid pack runner was just claimed back by Jerry Fanning after he lost this horse for 1 race.......connections will be hoping the 1 and the 4 and maybe even the 5 will knock heads early and sets things up......good shot if that happens

1  Personalitary   yet to chase to win so it looks like full bore early for the 1 horse.....but at what cost?


race 5    average clarity

6  Tripped The Light   this seems like a great spot for this mare......all her career grass races fit solidly in this 12.5K starter affair.......only negative I can see is why isn't Rosario riding....but you can drive yourself crazy worrying too much about which jocks say yes or no to certain mounts.....there are so many reasons/variables for jock mount selections

5  Vikkilee   needs a significant rebound or for our top pick not bring her A or even B game to win this

4  Lika   improved some since claimed by Farma.....same rider/trainer team that made for a COLD pick 5 on Thursday and paid 8 to 1 and won by daylight.......will need very best or a poor race by our top pick to have a shot at the winners circle

1  Saint Cindy   hasn't seen the green stuff in some time but can handle it and ran a race at 2 that fits versus our top pick here....maybe the turf will wake her up and make her feel young again......careful....a Saint entered on Easter


race 6    average clarity

3  Warrens Vendalucy   solid move in the right direction in latest.....same effort or better make her the one to beat in this spot

2  R Doubleday   rather sure this Bell 1st timer is all set to rock and roll in maiden debut....Bell has used Blanc on ready 1st timers in the past and the work tab is strong considering the racing level

7  Heart Of A Madam   cold trainer but this filly is working like she is ready for her mc debut.......Diodoro has had success with 1st timers who ship to S Cal after starting their training at Tup

10  Chimi Dee   not much in last but his debut effort 2 back might be good enough to contend for the circle of joy here


race 7    above average clarity

2  Starry Skies   has scratched twice in the last week in much tougher spots....doubt scratches here because Jones has her in a very soft spot

5  Shezabigbroad   will need lifetime best today or a clunker turned in by our top pick to win this

4  Suances Flower   looks like she can get loose and will need to slow things down quite a bit to hold off the charge of the 2 horse


race 8    average clarity

4  Iron Joe T   two so so MSW races under his belt and now drops into maiden claiming.......sure love the 3 speedy drills since his last full throttle today versus easier

3  Skully Gully   wide trip in last in only a 5F affair somewhat hides a good forward move.......rider is hot this week and this horse has enough early speed to sit close up in an abbreviated sprint of 5 1/2 furlongs

8  Own It   clunker in last but in his race 2 back he was wide on a somewhat good inside and only got beat be 4......rebound to that effort definitely puts him in the hunt here

9  Ferveo   1st timer is training as if he might be meant and ready for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

11  Si Es Verde   like our 3rd choice this guy fired a clunker in last but his race 2 back fits well here

2  P Thirty Eight   toss out lackluster debut....very sloppy track......deserves another shot.....a small one



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