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Santa Anita for Sunday 27 October 2019

OK card this afternoon. Only 5 days until the Breeders Cup!

TAKE NOTE: As listed on our website there is not a publication available for Thursday card at Santa Anita in order to prepare for the Breeders Cup. And closing day on Sunday 3 Nov. will have limited comments.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Fuega  trainer Belvoir has snapped out of the doldrums in a big way and over the years is often at his most dangerous 2nd out after a claim which is the case here.......and he got a rather decent improved effort out of his newbie 1st out after the claim

1  Incredibly Lucky   exits a fairly fast heat in her latest and she did beat out top choice by 3 1/2L in the race.....but......she sure likes to flatten out late when racing further than 6F or would have been top pick

5  Vegas Strong Baby   like this filly better in route races but she has been facing somewhat better and draws Prat who got the best lifetime race out of this three year in his only mount on her (3 races back)


race 2    average clarity

2  Prance   broke a little tardy and ran wide after that earning an adjusted for trouble Santucci fig that is 2 1/2 lengths better than par for today's level.......outer ten post in last - 2 post today making Bejarano's job much easier......reassuring improved a.m. work........9F is a small ? mark

3  Dulverton Darling   very similar to our top pick as this filly also earned a strong Santucci fig in the same race with a wide trip.......and.......she showed she can get the 9F 4 races back

5  Sunriser   needs her race two back and likely more than that......trainer is heating up though so maybe she will provide it......but easy to put as our 3rd selection


race 3    below average clarity

5  Auberge   new sire Palace has been dismal so far but a well worked Bob Baffert MSW 1st time starter might help make his stats a little better........connections got a good look at what they were getting as she was purchased as a two year old in May and didn't come cheap

3  Magestic Gigi   very fast in both lifetime races (broke slow in MSW debut and rushed) for the 1st quarter so blinkers off to slow her down some seems like a good move........filly earned a slightly better than par fig in her latest.......and unless you are a touring pro golfer that is a good thing

4  Cosmic Cowgirl   having a MSW 1st time starter ready to roll at a high level isn't really Baltas's thing but it is once in are solid and Prat accepts the mount......danger city here


race 4    average clarity

7  Media Blitz   quite the MSW turf route debut nearly overcoming a bad start and a wide trip to only lose by a nose........trainer is hot.......Van Dyke will be out to make amends

1  Liar Liar   nice layoff run in his last his 2nd lifetime start and 1st in the U S of A.........and like our top selection he didn't get the best of trips........another jock in Bejarano will be out to get things right this time around

2  K P All Systems   whereas our top two selections were out of the fast heat of MSW runners (1:34:3 vs 1:35:4) this colt was not.........but he had a brutal trip........and like a scratched record their is another jock in Smith who can do better

6  Handsome Michael

8  Governance


race 5    average clarity

1  Message   4 lifetime races for this three year old filly trained by Bob Baffert.......the two run at Dmr are dismal and her other two races elsewhere or not........her top effort was the only time she was able to compete on the SA surface......capable of firing a solid race on or off of the pace.......such a deal

7  Persepolis   hello dirt.......after two lifetime endeavors on the sod that weren't anything special this Mandella four year old ran a big race over at Lrc on the dirt and did so off of a layoff.........four reassuring works since the 19 September the ? mark seems to be if she will run as well on the SA hint that she will......Prat wisely sticks around to find out

3  Rather Nosy   very consistent sort on any surface and she appears at her very best on the Santa Anita dirt......seems like the most dangerous late runner in the field

6  Uno Trouble Maker

2  Creative Instinct


race 6    average clarity

3  Forever Juanito   seems sharp right not and so does his trainer.......seems to be the most likely to get the rail on turn one with two slower early horses to his inside.......good rider/trainer combo in Fuentes and Garcia

7  Winning Element   outside post but he owns some early speed in a race that lacks it so I doubt if will be a hindrance......and like our top selection the rider/trainer (Raffy/Dougy) have made for quite the combo......gelding is (3 1 2 0) since the O'Neill claim

1  Perfectly Majestic   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  somewhat of a suspicious drop even considering the long layoff but often Miller is not afraid to drop a a given horse......and if this gelding is in good health he will be very tough in this spot

4  Full of Luck


race 7    below average clarity

3  Leading Score   Baffert five year old appears to be controlling speed in this race and gets 1st time Pratt.......gelding is (3 2 1 0) at the distance and he had the lead in all three races.....hard not to like

2  Midcourt   really like the way John Shirreffs runners have been firing........four year old has two wins and a 2nd in his 3 lifetime route races......and he runs well fresh so 10 1/2 weeks since his latest should not be a hindrance

5  Two Thirty Two   consistent late runner and seems at his best racing on the SA main track......mostly placed as our 3rd pick because he picks up 6 lbs whereas the 3 carries the same weight as his last and the 2 gets one lbs off


race 8    average clarity

1  Miss Hot Legs   good breaking filly is consistent and appears at her very best on the SA the change in jocks as Espinoza is in a slump........Cedillo should have this Callaghan three year old in the mix from the opening bell

5  Stealthediamonds   filly has done little wrong since Wong took over the training duties 3 races back.......and like our top pick this filly will likely be in the thick of things from the get go

3  Queen of the Track   brutal trip in the same race that our top two picks exit.........see ya Fuentes and hello Bejarano........and like last time she should go off a handsome price

7  Anonymously

8  Reflect



Posted on October 27, 2019 at 9:52 am by richs · Permalink
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