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Santa Anita for Saturday 27 October 2012


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Not too thrilled with today's card, but Sunday's looks quite good. So far 5 of the 6 races I have studied are rated better than average clarity.


race 1    slightly below average clarity

3  Readyforhercloseup    good history for Mandella 3rd out after layoffs.......1 1/8th distance is ? mark for all the runners in this field but I sure like the pedigree for this filly to appreciate the longer distance

2  Playful Humor   laid up filly since May but she has a Hall of Fame trainer and ample furlongs of work to be ready fresh even for a 1 1/8th mile grass race

4  Remarkable Moon   far back in an affair with little pace but  she acts like she can run all day and has a excellent grass rider with deep closers in Gomez


race 2    slightly above average clarity

5  Shakin It Up    Baffert charge had wide trip in a solid heat in MSW debut or could have upset her highly regarded stablemate at 17 to 1

4  Caballo Del Cielo   two decent races to date and now we have a trainer change to one the top conditioners in the nation.......and the works suggest that Asmussen has her all cranked up and ready to roll

1  Manando   chased a blistering pace in MSW debut and still managed to hang on for 3rd.....blinkers off today....... most likely to slow her down in the early stages.....should be tough.....Baffert tough


race 3    average clarity

1  Arabian Storm   this 5 year old gelding is very consistent.....and just got claimed by Knapp who is having a good meet.....this runner has a good opportunity to get a nice ground saving stalk position.......3+'s

3  Hidden Blessing   seems best at today's abbreviated 5 1/2 furlong sprint rider........3+"s

9  Afleet Deal   seems to have run himself into shape.....and like our 2nd selection 5 1/2F looks like a good fit.......trainer could use a winner

7  Dance With Gable   down down down the claiming last run left in his ailing body?.......sad to see this once highly consistent thrilling runner running at the bottom of the barrel


race 4    average clarity

7  Missdealnodeal   in good form........highly consistent........ and now we get a jock upgrade.....that'll do

6  Unusual Hottie   ultra consistent runner (8 3 3 2 on the turf) retains Gomez and gets in 2 lbs less than his previous start

3  Hopefurl Union   late runner greatly benefited from a suicidal pace in last to close for was her 1st race in over a year.........likely to move forward today.......she will need to

4  Jet Blue Girl   well proven fresh......needs to be ready fresh as she only gets in 4 or 5 races a year......Talamo up......another sign she is all set to roll......still.......she most likely will need her best and/or a very good trip


race 5    below average clarity (but I think I have the race down to six contenders)

In order of preference:

8  Street Consensus    bad trip in last/gimme?......debut fits......drops back to the mdn20K level

5  Bull Time   toss last as it was over 100 degrees.......race 2 back is solid

2  Axle  toss last as it was over 100 degrees

7  Where's Henry   declining horse and a cold barn but owns dangerous speed and has a good speed jock up

6  Ingordo   equipment change.....bullet work.......dangerous runner especially 2nd out after a layoff

9  John Bully's Bob   1st two lifetime races run last winter fit.......might rebound to that level 2nd after the layoff


race 6    average clarity

1  In High Regards   very sharp right now which should really help this colt get the distance.....his 1st ever going long........should be on or close to the lead from the get go

6  Smoken Legacy   excellent work series for this Mulhall runner in preparation for his 1st ever at a route and 1st ever on the grass.....conditioner has put endurance into this gelding who has OK grass breeding

4  Winds Of Dubai   last 3 races fit...... all of which were on the sod at today's distance........ seemingly fits fine versus today's competition

5  Fable Heaven   last on the dirt was solid and past turf sprints fit well at this level......but the jury is still out for this WA bred concerning his ability to get a route of ground........0 for 1 long.......deserves another shot?


race 7    average clarity

2  Tip Your Hat   horrendous trip in last......jock will be out to make amends......same horse with a smoother trip and she should take this affair

5  Swift Storm   easy win in cheap maiden claiming debut at Fno.......trainer has been firing on all cylinders.......very dangerous 2nd timer

6  Secret Genius   very strong late runner so far has fired in all but one of his 5 conventional dirt races.....most likely will again

12  Billie's Bling   never lower.....trainer seems to be in win owns more early speed than it appears on paper

Long-shot possibilities:   3  Pennies From Denny   ran over his head in two straight grass distance races which look like nothing more than tighten me up tune-ups.....drops....has good early speed in a 5 1/2 furlong race


race 8    average clarity

9  Best Present Ever  filly has a stout history on the grass running in races 1 mile or less......very sharp right now.....switch to the meets top jock.......owns tactical speed so she has a chance at getting on over from a difficult post

6  Lady Ten  ultra consistent and a smooth running sort.......and Baffert is the that is quite the combination of positives

3  Charm The Maker   nice return to the race wars in latest in a 6 1/2 furlong sprint down the hill.......should be fit and ready for today's 1 mile affair......the horse to beat if she finds the form she displayed in the Fall of 2011

1  Vionnet   continues to work and run like a very nice grass horse......fits as well as anyone in here if she can build off of a nice layoff run in last


race 9    average clarity

9  Shoeshine Joe    bet hard in debut but tossed a clunker......bullet drill since......very dangerous trainer when he shows good works......deserves another shot

1  Turn On The Brites   solid race in latest.....repeat of the race and he will be solid in this weak looking group

8  Debits And Credits   27 Oct 2011 tossed a clunker in maiden debut.......27 Oct 2012 he is working like an much improved individual and gets Joe Talamo.....hmmmm

4  Milk Man Ray   horrid trip in debut....did show some life.....and now we get a jockey upgrade to Maldonado

6  Iamtheganster

2  Fast And Hard






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