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Santa Anita for Friday 11 January 2013



Hoping to jump start the weekend with a good looking card this Friday afternoon.

Best of luck as always!

race 1    average clarity

2  Oscillator   basically has fired in all 6 lifetime starts......continues to work like a happy healthy individual

3  Cuvee Exchange   smooth looking runner got a nice trip and crushed in her maiden debut.......back quick today and that is rather unusual for a Sadler maiden breaking runner so my guess is this filly exited her race an excellent shape and can move forward today

1  Missdang Sally   didn't care for the sod in last......two previous races on the main track fit fine here and one of them was run at SA


race 2    average clarity

9  I'm Not Gray   70 to 1 in MSW debut has gimme written all over it........takes a very significant drop today especially considering that the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in her lone race came back to win their next start......yikes

8  Nuestra Senor   not much early gas in this affair and this colt sure had plenty of turf speed in his last......1st ever on the main track but he is bred quite well to run on conventional dirt

Mentalize   multiple trouble and some of it is rather subtle in maiden debut last.....basically ran green......nice series of 6 works since to smooth the kinks out......not impossible here if he does

2  Tricky Sham


race 3    average clarity  

(11 Swingaway  has a shot if she draws into the field)

3  Corinthian Melody   by far best ever was MSW debut 3 back which was the only time this filly ran at today's 6 1/2 distance on the turf......much better grass jock up today than she had in her debut.......and a work tab that suggests rebound city today

5  Scat Patty    good grass breeding (by a hot new turf sire in Scat Daddy) and a work series that says this Yakteen1ster is meant and ready for her MSW debut

1  Readyforhercloseup   toss out last as this filly acted up very badly.......prior start she got blocked 4 or 5 lengths in the stretch and only got beat by 5.......trainer has been hot........late runner might be flying late and at a price

2  Saturday's Gift

Long-shot possibilities:   7  Little Unusual   toss out last 3 races......better horse sprinting on the grass.....big effort in a grass sprint 4 back off of very short rest..........13 days rest for today......that surely qualifies as short rest for a thoroughbred but a layoff for a harness horse


race 4    average clarity

9  Your Special Day   2 for 3 on the dirt at SA.......0 for 9 on other surfaces.....last 4 works on the SA surface are solid......logical forward move today back on the surface she greatly prefers

3  You Can Dream   seems best on conventional dirt.......nice recent bullet drill......and looks as if she will sit near the front in an affair lacking speed......back to Delgadillo who knows this mare well

1  Roar Baby Roar   good history when Bejarano a.m. work.......1st ever on conventional dirt but I sure like his pedigree for it.....should be on or near the lead even with a difficult breaking post in this race with few speed types

6  Hout Bay


race 5    average clarity

2  Mayan Eyes   nasty trip in latest hides a strong effort......caught very wide pressing the pace.....blinkers on/sizzling 3F drill.....jock upgrade.....can be in the hunt from the get go

4  Doubledown On Ten   very solid numbers versus these.......would have been top pick but this is an alarming drop down.........healthy enough or not - toss a coin

12  An Shanachic   off since June when last seen at CD but training well and takes the plunge from MSW racing to maiden to the scene trainer has been doing well.....very dangerous runner here

7  San Savino


race 6    slightly above average clarity

2  He's Not Too Shabby   powerful effort when last seen on 13 October at SA.....a ton here if he returns at even 85% of what he showed last Fall......the Oct 13th race was off of 3 months rest......3 months rest today

7  Derringer   might be a very nice claim by Sadler as he is able to run his new charge back quickly......must like what he sees........higher % trainer and higher % rider for today

1  The Whole Deal   pounded at the windows but not much in last.....needs a rebound to his effort two races back

3  Sacred Ovation


race 7    slightly above average clarity

7  Unusual Jazz   this mid pack runner is on the improve......and I envision being able to drop on over from his outside post as there are 4 very quick horse and 2 very slow horses in this group so a gap can open up for Baze by turn 1......seems solid here if that does occur

2  Motown Men   speed of the speed here is ultra dangerous if he can shake off the 1, 3 and 4 without burning off too much fuel in the early stages

3  Don't Rock Me   seems like a sharp pick up out of Lrl by Miller as this gelding blew away his competition in his last 2 races.........1st long and 1st on the grass but bred well for both

5  Unusual Beam


race 8    average clarity

Madelineispickin   horrendous trip in debut 2 back......then in her 2nd start she broke 2 slow (from the tough 1 post at 6 1/2F) and still managed to produce a strong quarter and half....should be formidable from start to finish with a predictably better start today

5  Pastoria   decent return to the race wars in last after a hiatus of 1 year and 1 day......should be in this with a logical move forward

8  Night Teller   same same same same same same.....then finally a move forward in last......and since then the works are vastly better.....good shot for lifetime best today......hard to ask for more

4  Warren's Guisse

3  My Yammy Heat

10  Paralyzing Eyes


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