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Santa Anita for Monday 18 February 2013



race 1    average clarity

3  Saturday Nite Ride    nice wake up in 2nd lifetime start when last seen in November.....Baffert runner hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. since......seems primed and ready to roll....should be in it from the get go

1  Twisted Purpose   1st time starter is a 3 year old versus older at a route in Feb but training like she can run some....and Talamo makes the 116 has tossed 7 winners from 8 starters and two of them were Stakes winners

4  Thisonesforricky   good move forward in 2nd lifetime start........1st at a route but owns a good pedigree to handle the added distance

7  Elusive Jackpot


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Top Kisser   powerful effort in 2nd lifetime start which was her 1st on the sod.......she ran wide close to a sizzling pace and still almost won......same distance and surface this afternoon

1  Marcyjane   very dangerous gimme/go here........MSW debut race 4 back is very good.....pedigree is solid to appreciate 1 mile on the grass

2  Too Many Rules   trainer sure has woken up this week......this runner owns significant early gas and appears to be a dangerous wire to wire threat here

6  Krazypapa


race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Big Wags   vastly improved animal since the red hot Spawr took over.....figure in latest is still awfully strong even for the step up of 2 claiming levels for today

1  Quindici Man   keeps dropping and not hitting the board.......still......quite formidable here at this lower level if this 7 year old has a race left in here

6  Beer Meister   dangerous invading drop down ships in from AZ with a stellar history at 1 1/16 on the dirt

2  Pride Of Silver


race 4    slightly below average clarity

4  Halfapondarosa    Spawr has been uncanny hot with laid off drop downs and that is what we have here.......8 year old has only seen conventional dirt 5 times but owns 2 wins and 2 2nd's and 1 3rd on it

5  Woebegon   has done little wrong since the blinkers became part of her equipment.......back to the 20K level and getting to race turf to dirt......should make a good account of herself here

2  So Tempted   most of career at today's distance fits solidly here....needs to avoid a suicidal speed duel one way or another

7  Church Avenue

Long-shot possibilities:   1   Addendum


race 5    slightly above average clarity

6  Cayambe   yet another Spawr runner as our top pick.......2 for 2 since the trainer claimed and both wins were solid time wise and both were visually very impressive

10  Johnny Be Mine   showed brilliant early speed down the SA hill in latest.....broke a little slow and still set sizzling fractions and it was off of a 13 month layoff...stoute drills since are most reassuring.....very dangerous on or near the lead

1  Tribe   connections still seem to be searching/hoping to see this fellow's MSW debut effort which was run back in July with the blinkers on.......blinkers back on for today and the recent drills are strong especially his best of 67 5F work one week ago.......hmmm

5  Where's The Remote


race 6    average clarity

8  Samurai Jess   good maiden debut for this O'Neill charge both final time wise and pace wise......and now drops a claiming notch.....trainer could use a win and the horse only went for 20K at sale so why not drop

12  Alluvial Gold    overdo drop......obviously very dangerous top to bottom maiden drop down here......stout rider/trainer team over the years

7  My Candy Girl    work tab 1s rather decent for this Sadler 1st timer and Sadler has won with about 1/3rd of his last 50 maiden claiming 1sters.....yikes

5  Madelineispickin

Long-shot possibilities:   9   Georgia's Niece


race 7    slightly below average clarity

4  Senator Bob   rather impressive layoff run in last considering the 14+ month hiatus from the track.......nice turf resume including crushing open company in that race 15 months ago

5  Rock Me Baby   impressive forward move in 2nd lifetime start......effort/fig fits fine here if of course he can duplicate the run in his 1st ever on the sod.....good pedigree for it

2  Ashley's Bambino    improved speed of late and now cuts back to a turf sprint......showed she can handle the hill in the past without much early gas......likely to get an opportunity to show better early pace on the hill today.......that sure seems like a plus

7  D'Obsession  (tie for 4th pick)

10  Dixieland Blues  (tie for 4th pick)


race 8    average clarity

9  Bull Rush   seems best on conventional dirt......and the race seems to set somewhat for a late runner like herself

10  Miss Lady Ellen   blinkers back on looks like a good thing if you examine the recent a.m. work......and this mare has never raced lower

6  Eula B.    dangerous late runner ran 4 wide in last and still got up for 2nd in latest at today's same level.....seems likely to get some solid pace to close into here

11  Twilybird


race 9    slightly above average clarity

2  Mizdirection   ultra consistent filly who now owns 7 wins and 3 2nd's in 10 races on the turf is best down the hill but also very capable at 1 mile on the grass

6  A Jealous Woman   loves the SA turf......loves the turf distance of 1 mile......and gets in with 5 lbs off from her last  race which produce a nice win

3  Byrama   good post......good grass jockey......likely to get a nice ground saving mid pack position and attempt to ponce on the leaders in the stretch

8  In The Stars


race 10    average clarity

4  Wild Excess    exits a key race........drops.....and blinkers on.....and the recent works have been very good........should be prominent from the get go with a good speed rider in the saddle

10  Chila Ali   nice turf tightener in a MSW affair......showed speed in the race.....also is training like she is quick early on the 5 1/2 furlongs looks like a good fit especially on the significant drop down in class

9  Could Be Trouble   not much in latest.....maiden debut 2 back is good......solid recent 4F drills hints of a rebound to her debut race which fits here

11  Awesome Courage

8  Betty Portlock

5  Consent



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