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Santa Anita for Friday 19 April 2011

Seems like a good card today and Saturday's card also looks good. Interesting day on Sunday with 6 of the 9 races to be run on the grass.


race 1    average clarity

2  Arinyes Love   very consistent sort the last 18 months.......last two wins came on multiple level drops in claiming which is the case this afternoon......jock has been struggling but not on this horse 

5  Courageousandbold   repeat of last should win this but......just claimed and his new conditioner hasn't hit the board 1st out after a claim with his last 1/2 dozen.......still.......this one seems dangerous

1  Good Acktress   Mullins is at his best 1st out after the claim and he puts the blinkers on his new filly.......seems like an interesting move for this runner who tends to hang and could use a little more focus down the stretch


race 2    slightly above average clarity

2  Boller Bomb   hello turf......major awakening 1st ever on the sod in last both in pace and final time.......1st ever at a route today but well bred to handle one and draws a good post to cope with

7  Atta Girl Alma   on the improve with every 6F drill last week suggests the trend continues......1st at a route but like our top choice she has a good pedigree to get a route of ground

3  Lucyvic    needed last off of the 8 month hiatus and the race was decent considering the layoff.....she chased a hot pace and rightfully tired.......likely to stick around longer today

4  Distance Glow


race 3     average clarity

5  Hasty Trend    gelding seems to like route racing the most......good effort with the blinkers on in it sure seems like a good claim by O'Neill.......and last but not least the horse gets a major jockey upgrade

2  Cook Inlet   laid up since early fall but sure is working like he is fit to compete at a high level and drawing Bejarano to ride supports this to some degree

4  Aqua Fever   not much in latest but won at a route 3 back and ran much better in his race 2 back than appears in print and the race also was at a route


race 4    average clarity

3  Princess Of Pearl    just keeps getting better............and better............and better.............and now drops a notch out of MSW racing to a high priced maiden claimer........good post......good rider.......good trainer 

5  Mille Luna   solid 1st ever on the sod in last........owns decent early foot in this spot......should be prominent from the get go with a top grass jock aboard in Garrett Gomez 

7  Lord Kitra   on the right end of the learning curve..........owns solid early speed which should help Talamo get good ground saving position on the 1st turn which is 1/2 the battle

10  Intoxicating Move

Long-shot possibilities:   4  Mojo Miss   bad trip in last hides a good forward move......dangerous long-shot if Flores can manage to get a better trip out of this Cassidy runner


race 5    average clarity

11  Hero's Marine   last sure looks the MSW layoff gimme to drop into mdn claiming and go go a.m. drills especially considering the level

3  Bluegrass Ellie    should be formidable here if this Bonde filly benefited from her layoff run in latest.......trainer has had a solid SA meeting with 10 wins in 39 starts

2  Southern Journey    bad trip in maiden claiming debut last......blinkers on to help this youngster focus........might fit here if the equipment change does what it is intended to do

4  Visions Of Candy


race 6    average clarity

1  Mr. Bossy Pants   6 for 10 down the Santa Anita hill grass course........the rest of the field is 1 for 15 down the brainer to put on top

5  Passing Game     doubt repeat of her last would do the trick here........but her race 2 back was a solid win down the hill which would make tough versus these if Bejarano and her connections can get it out of her

2  Legal Separation   trainer is often toughest 3rd out after layoffs.....and that is the scenario here for this Ed Moger runner

3  Shred The Secrets


race 7    average clarity

8  Let's Get Frisky   maiden debut winner might have surprised her connections somewhat as she went off at 20 to 1........filly earned a decent adjusted for trouble fig.........and now gets a jock change to the overwhelming top gun at the meeting in Bejarano

7  Peppy Bolly   1 win and 4 2nd's in 5 races on conventional dirt.........would have been top pick if it wasn't for her tendency to hang some in the stretch (12 1 6 0)

2  A Drop Dead Diva   good early gas and solid final times in both lifetime starts........would have been top pick if this race was run 3 weeks ago.....but lately inside speed has had a tough time of it......chances sure are enhanced if that changes today

4  Suances Luck


race 8    slightly above average clarity

7  Copper Bay   major rider upgrade and drops out of MSW racing for the 1st time........that'll do for this fairly consistent sort who is proven running long on the grass

5  Indian Gods    solid 1st out after the Becerra claim and 1st race ever at route and on the grass......fits well if Becerra can get a similar effort out of his newcomer

10  Mikey T   1st ever long on the grass was OK but this gelding likely will need better in this spot.......and the recent impressive a.m. activity strongly suggests this Puype runner has improved and maybe has improved quite a bit

6  Mojave Desert

2  Grand Giant

3  Dontextndrive




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