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Santa Anita for Sunday 29 December 2013

Not the easiest of cards to decipher......or......maybe my consideration is a little off as I am "under the weather" as they say. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Made To Worship    Jerry Hollendorfer 1st timer is working awfully well for a two-year-old-filly state-bred debut runner......I'd rate it a 9 on a scale of 10

3  Wired for Fun   four of eight lifetime races fit fine here including her layoff last.........solid move forward in 2nd lifetime race so 2nd out after the layoff might lead to a lifetime best today

8  Shakeitupbetty   poor start in MSW debut and then showed life from there........and her trainer Eric Kruljac is much better with 2nd time starters

2  Cause Ur My Babe


race 2    average clarity

5  No Tricks for Jack   time run in her latest was anything special but the runners that finished 1-2 came back to win.......2 for 4 at today's distance.......vastly improved recent 5F drill........believe an improved run will occur today

1  Ghost N Your Heart   2 for 2 at the distance...........handles the SA dirt quite well........claimed in latest for the 3rd straight time.....hinting this mare is doing well conditioner is solid stat wise 1st out after a claim

2  Amulay   another just snatched at the claiming box in her markedly better for her new conditioner and the drills are at SA

7  Born Lucky


race 3    slightly below average clarity

7  Crucero   tepid top pick shows small signs of preferring AW surfaces but if he doesn't he has multiple efforts (many hidden by bad trips) that fit solidly here

2  Airfoil   Cerin and/or his connections sure hate to drop a horse and I thought he might drop this fellow some despite his past history........but........maybe this 3 year old is up to a more competitive MSW run as he is a 1st time gelding today......and if his improved recent drills are worth a hoot the ultimate equipment change has improved him

5  Scarly Charly   solid efforts/figs on conventional dirt.........last was his 1st ever at a route and the effort is better than appears in print in that he raced a little too close to the wood on an outside day and was blocked a couple of lengths in the stretch

4  Seeking The West


race 4    average clarity

6  Tribal Spy   fell off in latest.....race two back is quite strong and would likely handle this field quite easily..........gets 10 weeks off to rebound and find that race 2 work series hint the rest has worked

3  Zanbo   fairly consistent grass cutter.........last SA hill turf effort two races ago fits........back to Bejarano who has fit this filly well in the recent past

2  Madre Luna   nice layoff par like race at Hollywood at 6F in last.......race two back on the SA hill is solid and disguised by a lousy trip-a-rooo........Canani runner likely came out of her 8 December race in good condition as he has been able to put two more drills into his mare since.....rather sure this mare is feeling good

7  Heat Du Jour


race 5    slightly below average clarity

4  Unkept Rendez Vous   closer faces a weak looking group loaded with cheap speed I'll take the late runner with the light weight (10 lbs alw) apprentice up.......a la "last man (woman) standing" at the wire

6  Mextaxa    mid pack runner gets ample pace to flatter her stretch run if she has held form.......reassuring 4F drill hints that she has held her form to some degree

1  Princess Suances   useful layoff run in last following an extended hiatus from the game..........impressive 5F rent drill hints she benefited from her layoff run and exited in decent physical condition for an $8K claimer

7  Rachels Belle


race 6    average clarity

6  Distant Image   dull in run 2 back and it hidden by a very bad trip.........some time off and some solid a.m. work......rebound city today I believe

10  Joeandbetty'sbaby   seems like a good claim and new connections run her back for the same hot team of Aguirre/Puglisi at the helm

5  Blushing Martha   last two races fit.......and the drills since her last suggest a top effort might occur today,.........has won the SA hill...almost always a plus

2  Thermal Normal


race 7    average clarity

6  Mum   expensive purchase and a stout tightly spaced work series strongly suggests this R Mandella 1ster is meant and ready to roll in her MSW debut

5  Fashion Plate   exits a fast heat in her 2nd lifetime start where getting beat by 5 1/4 was still a par like effort.......back to Bejarano seems like a good sign she has held form or is even fitter

8  Beverly The Boss   Miller 1ster seemingly is working well enough to be dangerous in her lifetime debut

3  One More


race 8    average clarity

5  Stormy Lucy   has run well versus quite a bit better.........and the 1 1/8th distance is a plus.........and......... a negative for many in this race.......come on Enriquez

7  Customer Base   consistent sort looks well placed in a Grade 3.....and Mr. Proctor is very hot and especially with his turf stock

9  Appealing    race 2 back fits if she gets a decent trip.......last does hint at a rebound of sorts

4  Gulsary

Long-shot consideration:   8  Nickels Wild   best ever was when this filly got loose on the lead......seems loose here and with a good front running turf route jock up

race 9    slightly below average clarity

9  Warren's Lil Magic   bad trip strong adjusted for trouble fig in she just needs the same today 1st ever at a route

3  Chicago Angel   improving sort.......last on the grass (and 1st in a route) is better than she will need to duplicate the effort 1st on the dirt at SA

8  Impeccably   invader also woke up running a turf route in latest in a race run at our 2nd choice needs similar on the "dirt" today

7  Big Rosie Brown

1  Grammy times six

4  Cheeky Stone



Posted on December 29, 2013 at 10:59 am by richs · Permalink
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