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Santa Anita for Friday 22 February 2013


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OK card today.  

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly below average clarity

3  Willie Brown   four of his last five races since the blinkers were put on fit fairly well in this spot which seems to have come up rather weak

5  Iron Joe T   bit of a dichotomy here as this gelding is only (4 0 0 1) on conventional dirt but his lifetime best was on the "real dirt" in a race run at Fairplex.......and he won his only start at 6 1/2F (today's distance) which was on the AW at Hollywood

4  Magic Beam   Pender is quietly having a good SA seems to respond positively to 3 to 4 weeks between starts and that is what the 6 year old gets recent 4F work to boot

2  Et Tu Walker


race 2    below average clarity

3  Sky Kingdom   tepid top choice in an affair where anyone of the five entered can win........3 for 5 running a route of ground.......colt has won last 3 when entered in a race other than a Stakes race Stakes race here

2  Key Decision    works hint at wanting to get back to the dirt where he is 1 for 2.....Avila has been firing on all cylinders the last couple of weeks following an extended spell in the doldrums

1  Tres Borrachos   been flattening out in races 1 1/16th or longer......should welcome a mile affair as he did in a strong near miss 2nd 3 races back


race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Hidden Passion   just popped lifetime best in latest his 1st ever at a route on the"real dirt".....back to the grass where his sprint figs fit OK but I am expecting much more around 2 turns on the grass his last out he should in the hunt from the get go......jock upgrade to boot

4  Prettypriceygirl   good effort/fig in 1st ever on the sod in latest.......and Julio Canani has been red hot (40% win clip with his last 43) 3rd out after layoffs and that is the case today with this filly....forward move seems likely

5  English Rhythm   strong effort/number 2 races back for 1st time Mulhall in a race run off of a 5 month layoff........4 month layoff today and the work regiment sure says meant and ready fresh once again today

7  Splendiferous


race 4    average clarity

3  Funny Gal   2 for 2 at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance......0 for 3 at other distances......recent improved drill is reassuring

6  Dangerous Affair   dangerous trainer in Hollendorfer 1st time in claiming.....and why not drop into a 40K claimer as this GG invading filly only cost $12K at sale

4  Sacred Delight   1st two career races were 3 weren't so hot......but blinkers off and given some time off and the recent drills are improved........might be poised for an awakening


race 5    slightly below average clarity

2  Miss Becca    grass record is (7 3 2 0) and in one of the off the board efforts this mare lost a shoe and the other sure looked like a gimme........and does this horse ever respond to Bejarano who owns 5 wins and one 2nd in his last 6 mounts on her

8  Cosset   race 2 back fits........1st down the hill but has sprinted well on the turf at 5 furlongs over at Dmr and has won at 1 mile on the turf at 6 1/2 might be a very good fit.....and of course Gomez should be as well

4  Distant Image   filly seemingly prefers sprinting on the turf versus routing on the turf.......sprint down the hill here and reunited with Leparoux who is 1 for 1 on this Sadler 1st out after the claim runner

6  Blushing Martha


race 6    average clarity

2  Mr T Bird   broke his maiden in last in a race that was loaded for the Mdn50K level......fig fits fine at today's significantly higher level of racing......and Sherman is having his best S Cal meeting in many a moon

6  Fit To Rule   easily the best race for this colt was when he sat up close to the front stalking the pace in a two turn affair 3 races blinkers on to help his focus and enhance his early speed potential.........sure seems like a very good move by O'Neill

3  Majestic Moment   last sure looks like nothing more than a layoff turf tightening run......2 of 3 races at 1 1/16 on the AW at Bhp fit fairly well and one of them is disguised by a bad trip......1st ever on conventional dirt but bred well to handle it


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Atticus Jack   solid layoff turf sprint should have this Ted West runner primed and ready today's 1 mile grass affair........seems very likely to get a ground saving stalk or mid pack position into turn 1......and that my friends is half the battle

5  Twin Six   5 year old is dropping down out of alw racing and he appears to be the best early gas in the field.......dangerous front runner here....and he is capable of chasing if need be

8  Slammer Time   poor trip in his latest which was at today's exact race condition and distance on the turf or wins quite easily.....jock will be out to make amends

6  Tiz Argent

Long-shot Possibilities:   1  Teafatiller    toss out last as this gelding sat way too far back early and closed as well as he could.......only need to go back 2 races to find a race effort that fits at today's lower level and it is somewhat disguised by a wide trip


race 8    average clarity

4  Hidethegoodstuff   owns the best final times.....owns as good of early speed as anyone in the field.....has the meets leading rider in the saddle......and seemingly catches a very soft looking group of foes

2  Girl on the Lam   bet fairly hard in her MSW debut last summer and ran so since but she is working as if she can run some and this sure looks like a nice spot for her return

7  Northern Flight   both lifetime sprint races are better than appear to in since early December but the work regiment since has been very impressive......rather sure this mare is sitting on her lifetime best if she handles her 1st ever on conventional dirt

5  Lil Cheyenne

1  Discreet Dee

6  Miranda Rose






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