Printer Friendly View Printer Friendly View

Santa Anita for Friday 4 October 2013


Slightly better than average card today.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Tizhardtoget   laid up but training as if totally meant and ready to roll fresh off of the bench for Kruljac........takes that ever significant drop out of MSW racing......last race run back in May fits well here

2  Patriot C H   another dropping out of MSW have gotten markedly better since switching to SA.......trainer has had a good 2nd 1/2 of 2013

3  Shand   last at Dmr fits fine for today's level.......but best ever occurred at SA 51 weeks ago in this fillies only lifetime sprint race on conventional dirt......that'll do

6  Elusive Lucy


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Purim's Dancer   Tom Proctor runner has been laid up since May but she sure is working like a happy healthy and ready individual..........she has hit the track every 6 days since early August finishing up with a bullet 6F work.......and she is 3 for 4 on the Santa Anita hillside turf course

4  In The Stars   five-year-old-mare off since April has a decent history running fresh off of the bench.......sprinting hasn't been her game but she has shown an abundance of early speed routing on the SA turf guess is the hill will be a decent fit for her.......very solid consistency on the sod (12 3 4 4)

5  A Time To Love   yet another laid up grass cutter training as if she is ready........solid record when racing less than 8 furlongs on the turf.......6 1/2F today......1st on the hill but she handled the undulating course at Kentucky Downs so I doubt the hill will be a problem


race 3    slightly below average clarity

8  Matzoh Ball Magic   low % trainer with 1st timers but the works for this rookie are too hard to ignore.......plenty of foundation put in to get the 6 1/2 furlongs at 1st asking.......decent rider/trainer combo

4  Hobbit's Hero   another debut runner working as if he is ready to roll at 1st asking and trainer Janet Armstrong is quite good with mc has tossed 7 winners from 8 starters

7  Burning   decent MSW debut at Crc running 2nd after a bad start on a day early speed did awfully well.....poor race in next but picked up by Cal connections and shipped to S Cal which suggests you can lessen your concerns that this colt has gone bad

1  Behind The Bossman

Long-shot consideration:    6  Silent Ruler    bad trip in mc debut somewhat hides a decent effort......decent enough that if this 2nd time starter makes a logical forward move (with a race under his belt) he fits fine


race 4    slightly above average clarity

3  Eltoninadress   best early recent figs.......and seemingly prefers conventional dirt........that'll do

4  Siempre Esperanza   stout work tab especially for a F & M $8K claimer for this laid up mare who is quite consistent on main track surfaces.....and today's jock Maldonado has been a good fit

6  Warren's Morgan   1st out after the claim by Dallas Keen who likely claimed this filly because of her prowess on the SA dirt......and she appreciates today's 6 1/2 furlong distance ( 5 2 0 1)

5  Lia Juliana


race 5    average clarity

(no. 11 has a shot if she draws into the field from the AE list)

1  Kilted Tilt   lifetime best for this Sadler filly was run 2 races back and it was off of a long hiatus from the track......same scenario today and the works sure support the notion that she is meant and ready to roll

4  Noise Of The Crowd   ultra consistent sort on any surface........and Hector Palma is very dangerous 1st out after a claim which is the case here.....and he gets Bejarano to stick with the mare

7  Catch Lorraine   lifetime best was her lone effort down the SA hill.......layoff last sure appears to be a gimme to drop here without being claimed and try and get to the circle of joy

9  Smart Striking


race 6    slightly below average clarity

6  Swiss Heart   plenty of foundation put into this 1st timer with 9 works of 5F or 6F since the last day of July......and mom has tossed 2 winners from 2 starters......70% sure this Harrington 1ster is meant & ready

4  Chumash   very green mc debut back in early since but training well and blinkers on to help this 2nd timer focus......interesting step up to MSW racing hints this Kruljac runner has improved

7  Lucky Student   off since July but sharp in the a. m. and owns solid early speed.......and we get a rider upgrade especially with a speed horse in the name of Edwin Maldonado

9  Run Sophia Run

Long-shot consideration:   8  Truly Awesome    no support at the windows and a dismal effort in lone lifetime race 10 months ago..........but blinkers on and the equipment change and/or something appears to have vastly improved this Solis runner according to her work tab


race 7    average clarity

(no. 13 has a shot if draws into the field from the AE list)

5  Cinco De Mario   vastly improved in last and the work tab since hints a repeat effort can occur and with a much more favorable post in which to start

1  Sinfully   blocked in the stretch in last or would have won this race condition.......and it was the 1st out under the guidance of Doug O'Neill......1st time Bejarano.....a dangerous thing of late when riding for O'Neill

9  Tommy O   improving sort appears to want to run all day long so the extra 1/8th sure seems like a significant plus.......good sign Stevens sticks around as well

7  Two Term Leader


race 8    slightly above average clarity

2  Sarangani   proven fresh runner sure is training well for the given race level.....owns good early foot and has the right rider up in Maldonado....should be a major player from the get go

7  Public Defender   mid pack runner is quite consistent and showed he can handle conventional dirt with a nice win to graduate the maiden ranks over at Bsr

3  Bipartisan   long overdo drop for this Hendricks runner who hasn't earned his keep.....time to cut into the losses before it is too late

4  Tap It In

9  Amp And Adrenalin

8  Genius




Posted on October 4, 2013 at 9:20 am by richs · Permalink
In: Free Information