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Santa Anita for Sunday 6 January 2013


Some additional selections today because of the rain and potential scratches.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

(if off the turf   7-2-5-3)

2  All Squared Away   caught wide in last (from the 12 hole) in a 14 horse field......bad news situation.......somewhat hides a strong effort at today's 1 1/4 distance.......back to in the a.m.......much better post and only 6 horses to negotiate

7  Fire With Fire   consistent sort and 1 1/4 to 1 3/8 mile affairs are right up this gelding's alley........always seems to be in the hunt for the win when placed in allowance races

5  Dreamcatcher    appears to capable of running all day ever at a 1 1/4 on the grass has a shot to produce his best ever........and if that occurs he fits fine here

1  Sebastian Flyte   seems awfully talented to put up for 62K but 6 now and hasn't run since April 2011 so why not?


race 2    average clarity

2  Cayambe   SCRATCHED  OUT

6  Malibu Rum   gelding has won the last 3 times he ran at today's 6F distance.......well proven with moisture in the track and there most likely will be an "off track" today to some degree.......late runner seemingly will receive plenty of pace up front to close into

7  Off The Wall   not much on turf......not much on synthetic surfaces......likes conventional dirt and should welcome a return to it this afternoon......and has never run at this low of a level

3  Courtside   how's speed today?.......because this guy has a decent shot at the lead here


race 3    average clarity

2  Red Rachel   Kory Owens is good 1st time in maiden claiming and with 2nd time starters and with recent 5/8ths drill especially for today's level....should be in the hunt from the get go

3  Senorita Cautelosa   broke tardy and then ran well after that.....drops one notch for 2nd lifetime start.......two very sharp 5F works since her debut....seems primed and ready......rider has won 4 of last 7 for the trainer

7  Uniformly Yours   not much in last two endeavors which were grass route affairs......MSW debut 3 back run on the AW fits and it is disguised by a bad trip.....1st on the conventional fairly well on it

4  Big Variety   best ever was debut.......fresh off the bench and training stoutly.....might fire fresh again


race 4    average clarity

(if off the turf   below average clarity  7-5-1-6-11-12)

7  Empty Headed   strong awakening in 2nd lifetime start in his 1st run on the grass which was run at 6 1/2F.......1st at a turf route but bred well to handle the added distance......ultra sharp in the a.m. the last 3 weeks.....been a long time since a Barry Abrams runner so well 

3  Ashley's Bambino   both lifetime route grass races are quite a bit better than appear in print.........good post to get a clean trip today and help jump start Talamo who is off to a slow start at the SA meeting

1  Justification   wide on an inside track somewhat hides a nice forward move in reassuring bullet drill since.......bred fine to get the distance and the turf.....can be in the hunt from the get go

5  Troy Story   dangerous speed here


race 5    average clarity

1  Vegas Rules   handles conventional dirt OK.....last was strong and it is duel on a dull rail....capable of stout early pace

10  Tip Your Hat   only race on the dirt at SA at 6F was solid and his trip was brutal.....stumbled 5 lengths and ran 3 wide....still managed 2nd 

5  Arinyes Love    last five races fit solidly.....last 2 wins were on a drop........drops today

11  Melanistic   monster effort in only lifetime race on the SA dirt.....would have rated higher if the horse had a better rider.....any rider change?

9  Cupid's Bling


race 6    average clarity   (welcome back Gary Stevens)

(if off the turf    7-5-6-3-2)

5  Jimmy Simms   Asmussen is stout with claiming grass cutters........great chance to sit in an advantages chase position

6  Arraignment   back too quick in last......seems to prefer ample time between starts and this time Ellis shows patience and gives it to this runner

7  Rock This Way   blinkers on and the grass really woke this Glatt charge up.........wire to wire shot here with a good lead rider aboard

4  Smokey Lonesome   dull last two efforts.....but the last time this runner got a 2 month break like today he won


race 7    average clarity

6  Obsess   11 for 13 on the board on conventional dirt.......speed of the speed but is also capable of running off of the pace

1  Floating Feather   ultra consistent sort was the best in his last but a poor trip cost him a win and the winner also stepped up and won his next

3  Luckarack   6 for 11 on conventional dirt in the win column........and this late runner gets ample pace up front especially if all the speed in the race stays in and doesn't scratch

8  Hardtap   has a shot on a fast track.......has a big shot if the track comes up sloppy


race 8    slightly above average clarity

(if off the turf    3-6-1-5)

3  Kindle   our 2nd choice might be a better horse but this speedster looks loose today and sure rated kindly in his last after running way too fast early in his previous

6  Mizdirection   ultra consistent grass star is 3 for 3 down the hill......nice bullet grass drill just 5 days ago.....felling good

5  Broken Dreams    best races are down the SA hill (4 2 2 0)......will most likely need lifetime best to take this


race 9    average clarity

7  Vonn Nez    should have raced this low long ago.......sure ran solidly in only race the was rated "off"

8  California Roll   only race on the conventional dirt was OK.......back in short rest so might move forward today and fire better than OK

3  Monarcha Blanca   not bet at all in mc debut and didn't run that badly.....trainer is quite good with 2nd timers......likely to move forward here

4  Tiz Lovely   good speed and good back numbers........hang on tight 10 lb apprentice

13  Five Times   has enough ability needs a clever trip or an outside condition

14  Persian Kitten   same as above








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