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Santa Anita for Thursday 17 October 2013


Decent card to start the new week of racing at Santa Anita.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly below average clarity

1  Piano Key   pretty decent chance this Moger mare (an impressive 20 of 34 lifetime 1st or 2nd) can stalk or sit mid pack behind what could shape up to be a lively pace behind the 4 and the 6 who so far in their careers are lead type only runners

6  Sugar Spice    scenario for this gal's chances are thus:    believe she is a healthy speed-ball dropper whereas I believe the 4 horse is a suspicious unhealthy speed-ball dropper.......if so 6 should be on the lead turning for home

5  Secret Genius   toss out last at Bsr as I doubt this Knapp filly appreciated a two turn sprint......back to a one turn sprint and drops with 1st time Bejarano up.....filly is 1-2 seven of ten outings on the SA main track


race 2    average clarity

2  Holiday N Newport   Mike Pender filly has been competitive in all 3 lifetime sprints when not wearing any front wraps (check to see if they are off) and just worked her best lifetime work which hints she has never been any sharper

4  Tribal Dress   trainer is suddenly red hot finishing 1-2 in his last five starts at SA and he is especially tough when app Orozco is up......GG invader's 1st on conventional dirt but he worked well on it last week

3  Hair On Fire   what we want is his effort 3 races back which would fit well here.....and back to the rider who crushed the field that day on this O'Neill filly


race 3    average clarity

3  English Crossing   improving with every start.......sure has learned to relax......nice smooth way of going her last couple of races......and back to Talamo who is 2 for 3 on this filly

2  Life Is A Stone   (8 3 4 1) last eight races (turf or AW) for this GG invader.....and he sure looks loose on the lead here with Bejarano aboard

5  Gulsary  connections for this deep closer with some talent will have their fingers crossed that there will be more pace up front than anticipated.....should fly late if there is


race 4    slightly above average clarity

7  Street Choir  SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE  total lack of betting in last with the connections of Sadler/Bejarano ?????.......and a four wide trip in only an 8 horse in for 1/2 the maiden claiming price.......hmmmm

6  Running Water   showed plenty of life in 2nd lifetime start after breaking slowly......very reassuring decent 4F drill since.......same or better seems likely today in 3rd lifetime start

10  Warren's Tyler    tossed a clunker in last......big race 2 back.......the one to beat here if he manages a rebound to his stout effort 2 races ago

3  Deception Free


race 5     average clarity

1  Full Ransom   exits a fast sprint MSW heat at Dmr in a MSW debut where getting beat by 6L with a wide trip was a decent effort......believe it surprised the barn a bit as this Cassidy runner went off at 42 to 1.......likely very fit for 1st long and 1st on the sod where I imagine she has been pointed for

2  Elite Eight   two useful AW sprint tune-ups has this Proctor filly well prepared for her 1st on the grass and 1st at a route which she is beautifully bred to handle

7  Cause Im A Bigshot  solid MSW debut sprinting on the AW at Del Mar for this Mitchell our 2nd choice she is bred nicely to handle her new challenge of two turns and the turf

11  Loufoque


race 6    average clarity

2  Scamalot   impressive tightly spaced decent drills for the McCarthy 1ster......sure has out-worked anyone in this soft looking bunch.....rather sure meant and ready for his debut

9  John's Journey   cut back of 1/2 furlong appears to be a plus for this youngster who owns some good early speed but appears not to want to run too far

5  Exponentially   cut back in distance should also help this runner who ran quite a bit better in his latest (which was his 1st at SA) than appears on paper......ran wide close to a decent pace on a day the inside was biased slightly......did well to only get beat by10L......good history back in short rest which is the case today

1  Sir Barclay


race 7    slightly above average clarity

9  Noise Of The Crowd   solid pace and good final time in both lifetime races down the SA hill turf course.......sure like the step up in claiming price and back in 13 days.....feeling good

7  There Is No Limit   O'Neill always seems to have this mare ready for her best when she is up for a tag as she is today......back to Krigger who has fit this runner well in the past

4  Fantastic Mizz    might be at her best on the SA hill turf course......and she gets a rider upgrade over the jock who rode her in her 2 previous SA hill races.........solid work tab especially for a trainer that doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.

1  Creditcardroulette


race 8    average clarity

4  Midnight Casanova   last sure looks like an over his head tune-up for his new connections......ultra impressive works for the given level in preparation for today's much softer competition.......trainer/jockey are a stout combo especially with maiden claimers

9  Gallant Charm   seemingly in good form and this spot appears to be good for anyone with early speed which he has especially versus this field

7  Perfect Jersey   another who can sit fairly close to a what looks like a slow pace up front

6  Chocolatier

5  Major Affair

1  Tiz Futurity




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