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Santa Anita for Saturday 19 January 2013


The opening few races sure have been our friend for most the meeting and it looks like the trend has a good chance at continuing this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

Prettypriceygirl    exits a fast heat with a better than it looks 2nd and drops one claiming notch.......very stout trainer/rider combo in Canani/Gomez......7 of their last dozen as a combo.....yikes

7  Spacecoast    definitely on the right end of the learning curve especially since the blinkers were removed and now we get 1st time Bejarano

1  Ya Wanna Hug   latest run was her lifetime best and it was the 1st time this filly ran on the conventional dirt with the blinkers in short rest........and preformed just fine with short rest in the past

8  Warren's Flasher


race 2    slightly above average clarity

2  Let Em Shine   powerfurl pace in MSW debut and rightfully tired..........impressive bullet work..........solid gate to wire shot here with an excellent gate/speed rider aboard

5  Govenor Charlie   Baffert 1ster appears all wound up and ready to roll off of 6 weeks of tightly spaced works most of which were out of the gate......I believe Baff means biz here

1  Dead Easy   solid MSW debut 2 back........soft works prior to so so laid off comeback race in last......strong works now.....shot to see effort displayed in MSW debut

6  Boss Of Me


race 3    average clarity

4  Vegas Rules   two straight efforts caught on a dull rail with solid pace.......rail has been fine this week.......decent gate to wire shot here especially running at her lowest level ever....stout speed jock at the controls

10  Democratic Sweep    lead type only is fast like our top pick and will try and clear......big shot if she does

2  Queenie Marini    late runner can be a major factor down the stretch if our top two picks do themselves in battling for the lead

7  Moon Stone Madness


race 4    average clarity

11  Woebegon   just claimed by Canani who is very stout at turning around claimers when it comes the the grass......and the vastly improved works suggest he has the trump card for this filly

8  Ms. G. I. Jane   last win for this mare came dropping from 32K to 25K two efforts back........same drop today........last was decent off of a 7 week break........jock upgrade today

12  Promiscuoussuances   both lifetime races on the SA hill turf course are the 2 best efforts of this mares career and they both would make her a solid contender here

1  Four Better


race 5    average clarity

2  Drill   poor trip in Grade 1 last hides a good return to the race wars.......worked extremely well even by Baffert standards prior to his last and continues to work like a very sharp individual........good chance to get a nice mid pack or stalk position

5  Comma To The Top   consistent Miller runner handles the SA dirt quite well and has the rare ability to go eye to eye on the front end and still be formidable in late stretch

6  Private Zone    another with the aforementioned eye to eye ability who has outrun his odds in his last couple of races

7  Justin Philip


race 6    slightly below average clarity

5  Moulin De Mougin    big race 2 back at today's distance with two months rest........two months rest here and the recent works hint another good layoff run will occur this trainer to boot

7  Pussycat Lips   Sadler runner has done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts all of which were on the turf......solid finish in last her U S of A debut and she did it with a lackluster pace set by the front runners.......and Gomez sticks around

9  Jubliant Girl   impressive MSW debut win on 1 Nov 12 and it was on the SA hill turf course..........and hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. since......seems likely to move forward this afternoon in her 2nd lifetime endeavor

3  Birdlover


race 7    average clarity

3  Run For Miles   believe the trainer and rider want the lead here and they seem likely to get it........dangerous wire to wire attempt here

4  Last Memories   back to Hernandez who knows this gelding well.....cuts claiming price in half........turf to dirt today and sure seems better on main track surfaces

11  Hombre Hughes   big wake up in last........bullet drill since.......trainer is waking up........more or better likely today........would have rated higher if it wasn't for drawing a difficult post

6  Trucial State

Long-shot possibilities:   1  My Last Tycoon    best on conventional dirt..........toss out last - bad trip.......toss out 2 back - sloppy.............very strong two turn sprint races at Fpx..........good post and I believe he can get a rote


race 8    average clarity

6  A Jealous Woman    ultra consistent 7 year old mare appears to be getting better with age and just worked a very impressive 5/8ths.....likes to lead and is likely to get it here

3  In The Stars   a touch short on numbers but drops significant weight and the recent works are improved .......likely to get a good ground saving mid pack trip......R Mandella continues to fire on all cylinders

4  Lady Ten    ultra consistent Baffert grass cutter likes to stalk the leader and attempt to ponce in the stretch......... and it sure looks like that can get happen in this spot with only one other speed type - our top pick

2  Vamo A Galupiar


race 9    average clarity   ( all six are split by hairs)

11  Katy's Star   toss last as it was a sloppy track......toss 2 back didn't like turf......ran out of her mind 3 back spotting the field 10 lengths at the start and ran wide and only lost by 3 lengths

8  Target Engaged    big improvement in last and the works since hint another is likely to occur this afternoon

7  Medusalina    both races at Santa on it's conventional dirt surface fit fine here......the other two run at Bhp on it's AW surface don't.......SA today

2  Warren's Concept

10  Spring Gal

4  Glorious Choice





Posted on January 19, 2013 at 11:01 am by richs · Permalink
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