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Santa Anita for Sunday 9 March 2014

Average card at best today. Let's hope we get a repeat of Friday when I also said "Average card at best" and ended up with 5 top choice winners in an 8 race card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  My Jealous   one and done type needs to be ready as it might be awhile till he races again.......and the works sure are strong to say the least

7  Dunmore East   mid pack runner sure is sharp right now and his new trainer Canani is good 1st out after a claim and he is dynamite with claim (win) repeaters

5  Senator Bob  great week for speed and this seven-year-old gelding has opened up a lead in 5 of his last 6 races.........low % trainer but not 1st out following a claim where he is quite dangerous

2  Keyboard Courage


race 2    average clarity

4  Clearofallcharges   woke up 1st at a route in his 2nd lifetime race....and the effort is somewhat hidden......reassuring drill since.....same or better seems likely today in 3rd lifetime he just needs a good trip

6  Bluegrass Fox Trot   easily best route experience and seemingly on the is his jock.........should be in the hunt from the opening bell

7  Prince Of Paris   on the right end of the learning curve and owns some early speed......lookout if the light weight bug boys clears early from his outside post

5  Warrensgoldenyears


race 3    slightly above average clarity

6  Sagebrush Queen   done little wrong in 3 lifetime sprints......caught wide close to the pacesetters in last or she would have won today's condition......major league rider upgrade for today

5  Sea John's Spirit   last effort was her only race with Lasix on the SA dirt and it was a powerful effort running wide close up and she still managed to draw off to  graduate

2  Quinnette   fairly good history with short rest......and the way Ellis has been firing on all cylinders this gal is likely ready for a solid effort.....won by over 4L last time running off short rest

1  Yes She's Unusual


race 4    slightly below average clarity

3  Rambling House   just claimed by Yakteen and he smartly puts this well bred for the grass gelding in a one mile race on the sod.......and he puts the bug buy up who makes the 107 lbs.......should be loose and tough to catch if he lives up to his pedigree

9  Sheer Talent   another just claimed (by Glatt)........last 2 on the grass fit.......and today we get a major league rider upgrade.....likely to sit close good close up position here

8  Handsome Dennis   one mile on the grass seems like a good fit as he sure finished up the best ever in his last which was a one mile grass race.......average jock (at best) up but he knows this colt well

4  Alpha Bullet


race 5    average clarity

1  Muchos Besos  very consistent sort on conventional dirt.....and he likes today's distance even tough he doesn't see it too often.....very dangerous trainer (Treece) when he ships to the "big track"

8  Mensa Heat   it did not think this eight year old would want any part of route racing in his last and was dead wrong.....very impressive run for the the old timer.....and he must feel good for Ted west to double his claiming price

9  Fit To Rule   last two races are par like when you adjust for any trouble......and with the new trainer off of the claim we get another one of those significant jock upgrade

7  Chicsdigtheshark


race 6    below average clarity

3  Nooten  strong dirt sprint race in last and it is somewhat hidden......might be better on the grass.....6 1/2 down the hill here.....and a better turf rider today in Gary Stevens.......sorry M Smith

14  Rolo Tamaci   not an easy post for a 1st timer but this 1st timer is training as if ready to roll and the bug boy has gotten it done on the hill with far out posts before

7  Missing Groom   so so effort on the dirt in lone lifetime race last extremely sharp........would be top pick if this was a dirt race........not that high on his grass pedigree.....but have to respect the opinion of a great trainer like Jerry Hollendorfer

2  Southern Digs


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Judy The Beauty   ultra consistent Stakes horse and especially so at 6F.....fabulous work tab........and Ward gets Johnny V. to fly x-country for a $100K Grade 3

5  Munnings Sister   GP shipper might have the most early gas in the field and this week early speed has been a valuable commodity to have

4  Heir Kitty   nowheresville in latest.....but......races run 2 and 3 back fine well.....Hollendorfer/Stevens filly needs a rebound.....fits just fine if she produces one


race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  Premier Steps   very strong layoff sprint down the Santa Hill in last....should be very muscled up 2nd out the layoff for today's 1 mile race on the sod.......very very reliable turf trainer in Proctor this meeting

1  Remise   two nice sprint races down the SA hill should set this Dan Black mare up well to preform today her 1st ever at a route which she is very nicely bred to handle well

10  Viva Carina   Grade 2 Stakes winner has been away since April but she has been training up to snuff to possibly be ready to roll off of the extended hiatus from the race wars....and her trainer has been waking up somewhat from the doldrums

2  Oscar Party  

Long-shot consideration:    8  Chokecherymary   blinkers off and 2nd out after a layoff might awaken this mare that has back numbers.efforts that fit


race 9    slightly below average clarity

2  Goodbye Roselina  work tab says Mark Glatt has this 1st timer ready and you have to like a good gate jock up in Maldonado in an abbreviated sprint race of 5 1/2F

6  Ten In Excess  not much in lone start which was 50 weeks ago........puts the blinkers on for 2nd lifetime start......and the work regiment strongly suggests she is returning as a much improved individual......rider has won his last 3 mounts for the trainer.....yikes

3  Coast Starlite    works spell R E A D Y but the jock is dismal with 1st timers......let's hope he breaks well as this filly trains as though she has some early foot......come on Alberto

5  Swiss Peak

8  Chasing Hope

10  My Wish Come True



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