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Santa Anita for Friday 1 February 2013


Average card again today and average is fine by me.

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Best of luck today as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  One Firm Cat   connections have been awfully ambitious in last 3 races facing better.......back to reality today .......only cost 30K so up for 80K doesn't bother me in the least.......very positive jock change for today's grass race to Gomez after 3 previous grass races with Krigger aboard

5  Miceli   Kitchingman is going for his 3rd win in 3 starts.......colt likes to have contact with the front runners and he is highly likely to get it in this race lacking speed types

3  Parisian Prince   Euro invader only ran so so in his debut in the U S of A..........but......dangerous trainer with overseas invaders in Simon Callaghan.....deserves another chance


race 2    average clarity

2  R Doubleday   highly competitive in 5 of 6 lifetime starts........2 for 3 at SA..........and Pender has been firing on all systems for the most part

1  Twirlybird   owns the best early foot in this affair and his best ever was his maiden debut which was his only race on the SA dirt........Cavara wins his fair share 1st out after the claim which is the case here with this youngster

3  Hout Bay   best at today's 6F distance (4 2nd's in 5 starts) shot in last as she sat too far off a pace-less affair......toss out 2 back as she doesn't appear to like the turf........race 3 back is exceptionally strong  

4  Shezabigbroad


race 3    average clarity

6  Sun's Out   another with little support at the windows last out and drops into claiming for the 1st time.......and what a poor trip........checked 4 lengths early to last and the when hopelessly blocked in the stretch at least 3 or 4 lengths........and it is a very good sign that Gomez sticks with the horse.......out to make amends

7  Three Vases   trainer hasn't been afraid to lose a horse likely this gelding is healthy enough to be quite dangerous versus softer than he has faced his whole career

5  Patriot's Voyage  no support at the windows in last 1st out after the layoff for Mr. Bob drops into claiming.....seems like a possible gimme/go situation here....fits well if it is

3  Nico Suave'


race 4    average clarity

10  Max Cooper   jock has woken up in a big way from a slump.....and Belvoir/Espinoza have made for a good combo the last couple of years.........gelding has been significantly better than par for the 8K level in his last 4 races

11  Chinese Praise   just snatched at the claiming box by O'Neill.....worked a solid 6F just 6 days ago despite running as recently as 13 Jan..........a good sign his new conditioner means business 1st out under his guidance

7  Vaundell   last trip to the winners circle came by dropping from 20K down to 10K........16K down to 8K today......owns some early foot in a field without much

6  Secret Jackpot


race 5    average clarity   

(11 & 12 have a shot if they draw in from the AE list)

7  Farayya   trainer Baltas has won with 2 of his last 9 1st timers and he sure appears to have this 4 year old filly all cranked up and ready to perform at a high level in her MSW debut.......filly has had endurance and speed put into her according to her work regiment

2  Belonging   decent 1st on the lawn in latest......last is just a little short of par for the level.......beatable but not easily.......but might move forward with one grass race under her belt and make her very tough especially with her good post and rider

1  Special Charm   appreciates 4-5 weeks between races and gets it......improved speed in last......and this affair lacks speed......will be in it from the get go if she shows as much early gas as she did in her latest

4  Trojenna


race 6    slightly above average clarity

2  Cabo Chico   appears to love conventional dirt.........3 wins and 2 2nds in 5 lifetime races on it........awfully tough on the lead and he has a good chance to get the front here

8  Macho Dorado    awfully stout horse to put up for 25K........but why not as the connections claimed him for only 7K more and have yet to get to the circle of joy in over one year despite some awfully strong efforts

3  Master Chef   claimed for 25K and his new connections run him right back for 25K.....solid recent work..... and.......a stellar record on the conventional dirt of 3 wins and 1 2nd in 4 races on it......barn means bizz here

7  Island Sunset


race 7    slightly below average clarity

number 9 has a shot if she draws into the field from the A.E. list

6  Somethingabouther    finally placed in a nw alw race after spending way too much time racing over her head for the most part........and seems best on Santa Anita grass.....trainer could use a winner

7  Rosewhitenblue    so so in last her 1st at SA and 1st with Hollendorfer......debut race 2 back is quite strong......1st on the sod with adequate pedigree to handle it........lookout if she does take to it and she rebounds to the effort she put forth two races back

2  Birdlover   only win in 5 lifetime starts (3 in GB & 2 in USA) was the only time this GB invader ran with short rest of 12 days in a race at Kempton Park, GB.......13 days rest today

5  Secret Motive


race 8    average clarity

2  She's Actceptional   broke a touch slowly and ran wide in mc debut last........trained well prior to debut and has trained sharply since......historically speaking Julio Canani is dynamite with maiden claimers over the years........expecting early speed from this filly if she breaks cleanly this time

5  Lady Comic   nice par effort two back.......last did well to finish 4th out of 9 starters as she had a wide trip throughout in a one mile affair.....continues to train like a happy and healthy filly

6  Night Teller   seems best sprinting on conventional dirt and made a solid forward move in latest......same fits if she gets a good trip........might be able to deal with a little trip trouble if she manages to move forward this afternoon

9  Secret of Success

3  Centerville

11  Raisin' Cain







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