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Santa Anita for Sunday 26 January 2020

OK card to finish the week of racing at Santa Anita. We will be back at on Thursday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1   average clarity

9  Jaccat   a win and a 2nd for this Powell mare the only two times she ran in abbreviated turf sprints both of which were at 5F........she is coming off of distance races so she should have plenty of fight in the late stages of this 5 1/2F turf race......blinkers on and gets Velez and his 5 lbs off.........that should help her be in the mix from the get go

4  Ice Kitty   filly won like a good thing in her MC50K debut and yet they are willing to risk their four year old filly for 25K.......normally I don't like this situation but she has put in 4 decent works since her 13 Dec debut hinting the barn means business........if she handles the grass she should be prominent from the get go

5  Tinsel Town Queen   seems much better suited for sprint races......lone race around two turns was her only route race to date and in the race she made a very early impressive move and then fell apart.....that early "move" suggests 5 1/2 furlongs turf might fit her well

1  Untouched Elegance



race 2    average clarity

1  Royal Insider   nice protected spot today following a 1st out after the claim win in a $40K claiming race........gelding has won two straight by changing tactics from going after the lead to taking back early.......hard not seeing this gelding flying late once again

4  Boogalute   no shot in this guy's latest as he broke in the air losing about 4L at the start......up to then he was well behaved breaking from the metal count on him breaking well to today and going after the lead......but he likely will have to deal early on with our 3rd choice or he would have been the top selection

2  Implicitly   very consistent speed route dirt runner and his last two races fit very well at today's higher isn't very reassuring that he has only put in two dull works since being claimed on 14 December........ so........ it if a no-brainer to made him our 3rd pick-a-rue


race 3    average clarity

4  Morning Addiction   so so a.m. work prior to her MSW debut which was on the turf and not so hot........morning prowess at Santa Anita since the race is vastly improved......seems very fit and now gets to race on the surface that her body has been "tuned" the switch to Velez and his weight break as he does well in these abbreviated sprint races

7  Golden Star Lady   no action on the board whatsoever in her debut which was on the sod at 5 1/2F.......obvious muscle her up tune-up and the turf to dirt move is one of the stronger trainer maneuvers for Mr. Wong (30% win last 50)........filly did show early speed in her debut so the switch to Maldonado indicates they are going to use it today

1  Regal Beauty  decent work tab for this Baffert 1st timer but not quite up to what you see for his top developing maiden stock......but......this is not a very tough spot to debut in so don't count this filly out of the win picture by any means.......pun intended

5  I'm the Hero


race 4    above average clarity

7  Yeng Again   if this MSW debuting colt preforms like I think he will kudos to whoever selected him out of the 2018 Sep Kee sale for $75K because he is training as if that is an absolute steal........Velez and his weight break get the call and he does well in abbreviated sprint races of 5 1/2F

3  Moon Mischief   lack of action on the board in this colt's last hints the effort was a gimme of sorts........two nice drills since the race and look who accepted the mount.......Rosario........race two back at today's 5 1/2F distance is better than par........dangerous if top selections falters

4  Shooters Shoot   hasn't been seen since late August but he is training like he is well-meant thing we know about him is that he has some high level early speed and appears the most likely to grab the lead........jock is coming off a great day yesterday

1  Silver Fury


race 5    average clarity

3  Mystery Messenger   finally gets placed in a turf sprint which should suite him better turf routes.......his sprint races on the AW at WO way back in 2018 are good efforts including his one's at his latest he moved into some strong internal fractions hinting he is more than ready to handle the cut back in distance........we shall see if that is so about 2:30 pacific time

8  Factorial  double barrel action from O'Neill as he also trains our top pick.......bad trips in two straight races hides this gelding's form.......1st out following a claim by O'Nell is almost always a dangerous proposition for the opposition

5  Silken Prince   very big efforts in his last two races which were run at today's level but in dirt sprints.....and both are hidden in their strength........1st on the lawn but owns a OK pedigree for it........would have rated higher if this fellow was better exiting the gate and if he didn't have a 0 for his last 52 on the grass jock up

4  Hit the Seam

6  Worthy Turk 


race 6    average clarity

4  Challah   solid 1st at a route in his latest to graduate in a race run off of 2 1/2 months rest.......pressed the leader and held on impressively.........returns 2 months since graduation day and with plenty of decent a.m. work in the interim.......likely will be no worse than two wide on turn one with two slow runners lined up inside of him

3  Unbroken Star   both lifetime distance dirt races on fast rated tracks fit solidly and both are better than they appear in print........and Puype gets Mr Rosario and his agent to accept the mount

6  Mogolian Legend   gelding has multiple races that are better than they appear in print......but what we want is his effort 3 back which is very solid here.........recent a.m. work hints we might see it......should be one big price

1  Takeo


race 7    average clarity

6  Double Touch   a very solid late running turf sprinter of late gets some class in a small condition Stakes race following a couple of Grade 2 turf sprints........he was flying late in both of the G2 races........if he holds form he might make others in this lower level race appear to be standing still near the wire

5  What'sontheagenda   very nice efforts in 3 of his last 4 turf races all of which in turf sprints.........and his latest might have been the best of all and was run off of a 5 month layoff........that race was 4 weeks ago and I doubt he regresses as since the race he put in a nice bullet drill over at Slr

2  Ghoul   nice awakening 1st time racing with Peter Miller as the trainer........3 reassuring works since.......retains Rosario........beat our 2nd selection in his latest but placed lower than him because I believe the 5 horse has more upside

3  Lil Milo


race 8    average clarity

3  Ginger Street  SCRATCHED OUT OF A RACE   very competitive/game in her last two races albeit vs. softer at Tup........but her two works at SA since shipping in from Arizona are impressive considering today's level of racing.......believe she will make a good account of herself today

2  Promnesia   on the rebound since Saldana took over the training responsibilities from Marty Jones.......and she might be up for her best racing 3rd out after a layoff

7  Daddy's Melody   raced quite well turf to dirt albeit on a good rated dirt.......turf in latest - fast dirt today.........might be rated too low if she handles the fast surface as well as she did racing on the one that had some moisture in it

6  She Cherie

1  Diosa



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