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Santa Anita for Monday 31 December 2012


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race 1    average clarity

6  Field Report    probably back a little too quick in latest off of a powerful effort two races back........time off to recover........stout if fires the effort on 28 Sept.

5  Fast N Furious Cat   speed of the speed and 1st time gelding.......dangerous looking work regiment.....gate to wire shot with a good speed rider in control

1  Congregationalist   goofy z pattern running line in latest (front/fade/close)......might be feeling really good for Cerin to bring this colt back in short rest and at a higher level


race 2    average clairty

7  Sister Esperanza   best time in my mind to drop a MSW runner into maiden claiming is off an extended layoff......and Headley is outstanding with breaks of 5 months or more

2  Cuvee Exchange   Sadler is stellar with maiden claiming 1sters and this filly is working as if she is meant and ready for her debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

3  Pure Blush   another taking the ever significant drop into maiden claiming from MSW.......the works are solid and Peter Eurton is quite reliable when he flashes solid drills

8  Too Five N' Ten


race 3    sightly below average clarity

4  Twitch   toss out last.......disliked the conventional dirt......back on the sod.....race 2 back (on the grass) was her lifetime best and would make her tough to overcome here if shes can duplicate the effort and get a reasonably good trip

6  Chimi Doll   horrid trip in last hides a good forward move........likes ample time between starts and gets are good as well

2  Cavalleta   bit short lately figure wise but........looks loose here with a good lead turf rider aboard.......dangerous sort

1  Sweet Baguette


race 4    average clarity

6  Tribal Spy   flashed significant early gas on the sod in her MSW debut and paid the price........improved work tab since and drops into maiden claiming........decent shot to be loose and go all the way if the conventional dirt surface plays fair now that it should be fully dried out

5  Lady Katfish   cut back of 1/2 furlong to 5 1/2F looks like a plus for this competitive filly who likes to flatten out late at 6 or more furlongs

2  MIss Robyn   1st timer is working up to snuff to be ready at 1st has tossed 5 winners with 6 starters.......Ben Cecil has a decent history with mc 1sters 

9  Gift Receipt

8  Nekomata


race 5    average clarity

3  Rosewhiteenblue   powerful MSW debut at Crc crushing a field of 8 by 9 lengths in a 5F affair......yikes.......1st time out for Hollendorfer who has been firing on all cylinders the last couple of months

6  Lady Rosamond   might own the speed of the speed here......last the AW fits well.......debut on the SA dirt doesn't.....but she sure is working at SA as if she can fire much more on the conventional dirt this afternoon

4  Cloudy Moon   impressive forward move in latest stepping up from mdn50K to MSW and winning at 10-1......1st on the conventional dirt........last fits at today's higher level if fires as strong a race as her last on the dirt today


race 6    slightly above average clarity

6  Valeria   very strong turf sprint in latest somewhat hidden by a bad trip with a rider up who has very little turf experience.......major rider upgrade today to Gomez.........handled a turf route fairly well last summer

5  English Rhythm   good two turn history on the turf and the dirt.........appreciates ample time between races and her trainer shows patience and gives it to her

8  Toluca   showed significant route turf speed 2 back........dangerous sort if allowed to get loose in a reasonable pace with a good lead grass rider aboard

7  Smil'n From Above

Long-shot possibilities:   9  English Puddin   seems to be in decent form...........lost about 10 lengths (checked and bore out badly) on the 1st turn in lone lifetime grass start and only got beat be 11 in a MSW grass affair on 31 March


race 7    average clarity

3  Include Me Baby   alarming drop but Mitchell is still dangerous with this kind.......owns best early gas in this shot in last dueling in nasty pace (very slow track) on a bad rail and stopped badly as most would.....wire to wire if speed is doing OK

8  Tweetie Pie   OK run in last on the Hollywood all weather.......better horse on the conventional dirt.....should move forward back on it this afternoon

2  Sheskey   last two races around 2 turns (2 back and 4 back) are better than par......2 turns today.........does like to hang but lone lifetime win did come at 1 1/16th on the "dirt".......slight rider upgrade

9  True Expectations


race 8    average clarity

1  Level Headed   busted out to a new higher level in last.......and vastly better drills since........seems likely to show more today and that is a dangerous proposition with the stout team of Proctor/Gomez

9  Demonsterous   keeps out running her odds on the grass........never sharper in the a.m.......solid close into a semi-soft pace in lone lifetime race at 1 1/8th and it was at SA with the rail 15 ft out as it is today

8  Candy Trophy   fell off a little in last (and claimed by West) but her race 2 back fits at today's level......West will try to get it out of her

4  Stanwyck

11  Mia Isabel


race 9    slightly above average clarity

1  Omega Star    Cal bred ran 2nd to a 1 to 5 shot at Aqu in a stout MSW affair......and there was a gap of 10lengths to 3rd.......yikes..........Shirreffs is solid with shippers that he takes over

5  San Onofre   Headley 1ster home-bred is training well and his connections will be out to get a brand new sire a good has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters including a Stakes winner 

9  Chico Suerte   big move forward in (1st on the "dirt") 2nd lifetime start and it is somewhat hidden by a bad trip......improved works since.....likely to show even more today

3  Star Rocker

2  Storm Fighter

7  Tribal Dude







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