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Santa Anita for Sunday 22 April 2012


See ya Santa Anita and hello Hollywood. Hollywood's Spring/Summer Meeting starts on Thursday.


race 1    above average clarity

5  Lady Ten   monster effort in last....way too wide near the pace..... it was most impressive to still snatch 2nd place....much smaller field today.....same horse with even a so so trip and she will be difficult to overcome here

1  Miss Pippa   useful debut last......should move forward 1st at a route but it best be a significant move forward

6  Playful Humor   good work series for this 1st timer and mom has been a good producer of runners so far including a turf winner


race 2    average clarity

4  Gun Boat   laid up since Sept but training like most quality laid up Baffert runners do.....GREAT....both lifetime races are stellar

2  Let's Get Crackin   excellent history running in sprints on conventional dirt rated fast....blinkers back on seems like a good does getting the weight break with the successful apprentice aboard

5  Night Tide   another Baffert trainee working like all systems are go for his return to the race wars.....proven fresh.....won MSW debut in fast time albeit on the synthetic at Hol


race 3    average clarity

7  Mrs. Rosa   best ever was shortest rest to date......41 days might really get the best out of this Mandella filly

1  Ex Lover   Mr Green Thumb for 2012 so far is Jeff Mullins....laid up grass cutter sure is training as if Mullins has another shot for a win on the SA sod

4  Diety   2 consecutive par for the level races since arriving from GB....must overcome a poor history for the trainer with 3rd out after a layoff runners...still....very dangerous

3  Diamond Duchess   not much in both USA races in 2011.....but nice horse in GB in 2010....and the work tab suggests a possible rebound to her 2010 ability might occur today


race 4    average clarity

2  Meadow Road   colt seems to be on the rebound and just popped his most impressive work in quite some time....rather sure moves forward hot jock remains up

1  Storming Kentucky   dangerous looking well trained GG invader also seemingly on the improve

4  What's For Dinner   1 for 1 lifetime on "fast"....0 for 1 lifetime on "off"......back on fast.....useful reassuring recent 5/8ths drill


race 5    average clarity

3  Taxi Ride   good work tab for laid up individual...and I highly doubt that this is a tune-up because I imagine Mandella would have placed this mare in a non-claiming event if it was

8  Van Brit   6 for 12 at today's distance on the grass......trainer is finishing the SA meet with a flourish

1  Halfapondarosa   fabulous meet for the trainer......very good history dirt to of two lifetime grass races is decent and it was in a SA turf mile affair

7  Sizzling Gold   small outfit has had a very respectable SA meeting......ran vastly better in last 1st after the claim......dirt number fits very well here but her turf pedigree isn't anything to write home about....still she did hit the board 1 out of 3 turf races


race 6    average clarity

7  Turn On The Pumps   wide trip in last hides a better than par like effort considering today's level.....but more importantly takes the ever significant drop out of MSW racing...and we get a jockey upgrade

5  On Holy Ground   last looks like the MSW gimme to drop into maiden claiming and go go go

2  Sidepocket Kid   will be passing tired horses late once again.......Talamo knows this horse very well and is riding with the utmost of confidence these days

3  Outta Splash   moved forward 1st ever at a route in latest....will need to build on that effort


race 7    average clarity

4  Fire With Fire   crushed horses in NY 2 straight turf races last summer......impressive layoff run 1st at SA in last.....same and he will be tough....better and he will be ultra tough

1  Barney Rebel   very impressive 1st in the USA race in last and it was off a long hiatus from racing.....same as above....same and he will be tough.....better and he will be ultra tough

2  Tippety Tap Tap   horrid trip in last hides a decent race on the grass.......but he still will need lifetime best or a very clean trip to win this unless both of our top two picks go south

3  Red Defense   been slipping some but does fit if he can muster a rebound


race 8    average clarity

5  Soi Phet    positive rider switch and a drop back in maiden claiming should put this gelding in the hunt for the right to the circle of joy

8  Bringon The Wain   owns good early foot here......1st time up for a tag.....trainer sure would like to get at least 1 win for the meeting

6  Warren's Rail Bird   strong race 2nd back after a break last summer....same scenario today....step up of a couple of levels strongly hints that this colt is likely feeling awfully good

3  Catquest   decent debut and the trainer is usually better with 2nd time starters

Possible price shot:    1  Bike Path   not a good trainer with 1st timers but then again his 1sters usually don't work as well has this 1st timer has......dangerous horse on get-away-day


race 9    average clarity

1  Dhaamer    very impressive 1st in the USA in latest.......gets in light as Bejarano can make 115 lbs......Mitchell has done well in this ultra marathon in the runs like he can run all day long

2  Bourbon Bay    most proven in the field and few reasons not to thing he will fire a strong effort today

6  Harrods Creek   tends to fire every other race and he is on the good end of the form cycle......good works for Mott who is most reliable with horses that show good drills


race 10    average clarity

8  Sheriff Ryan   good morning line guy at SA but I doubt you will get 8 to 1 on this runner who exits a fast heat at more than twice the claiming level....repeat of last and he is the one to beat

4  Dream Caught   has never run a bad race on a fast track...and back to Bejarano who got the most out of this horse the only time he rode him

9  Midnight Con   efforts sure fit as well as any in here...but seems to find trouble and also seems to hang somewhat...... or would have been rated higher

2  Mr. Padre   owns good early speed here....and cuts back in distance....might stay a long time if he gets to front end or chase position

12  Very Unusual   like the 2 horse owns good early speed and cuts back in distance....not impossible

7  Master Rudy   needs better.....maybe the blinkers off can provide it






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