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Santa Anita for Monday 12 October 2020

Please take note (check racing calendar) there are 2 days (only) that we won't have a publication for during the remainder of 2020 and they are this Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18 October. 

Also Del Mar is implementing a 50 cent pick 6 which I have advocated for for a long time as I believe the pools will be larger than the pick 5 pools. That will provide a chance for large payoffs every day as in no waiting for multiple day carryovers with a the $2 base pick 6.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Freedom Flyer   filly was our top pick in her MSW debut on 4 December but got blocked badly in the stretch drive or might have battled for the win........trainer Callaghan is outstanding with 2nd time grass starters especially with young jock gets the call

4  Map to My Heart   decent MSW sprint turf debut and for a trainer in Koriner who is low percentage with 1sters but outstanding with 2nd time starters.......Valdivia wisely stays aboard

3  High Conno   no action on the board in her MSW debut (on the dirt) especially considering she went for $325K........that....... hints at a race that was needed........and Baltas is better with 2nd timers than 1st timers........turf pedigree is a ? mark

6  Plum Sexy

8  I'm the Boss of Me


race 2    above average clarity

5  True Mischief   both dirt route races without blinkers which happen to be her last two efforts are easily her lifetime best two races.........she has been absent since 23 August but she is training as if she is fit.........low percentage rider up but he has looked good on this filly in both of her aforementioned dirt routes without the blinkers

3  Tiz a Unicorn   morning glory so far and she continues to train way better than she has run in the PM......she did move forward in her 2nd start but needs more that is for sure........deserves another shot.......we shall see

1  Suezaaanna   filly has been flattening out in all her races longer than 6F and today needs to get 8F..........maybe the 7 lbs bug boy can help her staying power


race 3    average clarity

5  Superduty Justice   trainer is rather reliable with his two year old 1st time starters when they train well and this colt sure is working exceptionally well considering this race is only a MC32K affair...........Maldonado up so it should be full throttle from the get go

4  Uncle Boogie   young trainer Andrew Lerner hasn't done much with his 1st time starters to date but this colt is training too well to ignore.......rather sure this one is meant and ready for his debut

1  From the Get Go   double barrel action from the Mendez barn as he also trains our top our top pick this colt appears ready to roll off of a prolonged work tab with some drills that look awfully good for the MC32K negative - jock is as cold as it gets


race 4    average clarity

9  Astute   well bred two year old filly sure appears to be ready at 1st asking (and talented) off of some eye popping a.m. work for R Mandella........big day for Mike Smith yesterday and he shows up for only one mount on the card......that supports the idea this is a nice filly

5  Katerini   Glatt has basically been ready with everything he puts on the track and this 1st timer is training well enough to be a factor in this MSW affair for two year old fillies

3  Philly Lishes   R Baltas has done well with MSW debut runners competing in turf sprints........Maldonado up so this girl might have some early gas........we shall see if that is so about 2:30 p.m. pacific

7  Evoo

1  Chevelita


race 5    below average clarity

1  Lead Star   blinkers go on today and vastly improved works showing.......believe this four year old will attempt to grab the lead early and never look back.......right guy for the job in Maldonado.......should be a price

4  Caymans Cobra   gelding drops to the lowest level of his career.......his last might have been nothing more than a spin around the track to put some doubt into the minds of the claiming vultures lurking above........if that is the case this should be one dangerous Baltas runner

2  Little No Way   six year old needs his effort 2 back which is better than it appears in print........trainer has been in the doldrums and the rider has been somewhat chilly of is enough of a concern to make him 3rd choice


race 6    average clarity

2  Grit and Curiosity   very stout 1st ever turf sprint at Santa Anita running 3rd in a Grade 2.........that effort/fig is a couple of lengths better than par for today's softer reliable trainer with turf sprinters in jock Hernandez gets the nod

4  Mesut   seems best wearing blinkers and they go back on following 2 races without them.......good rider/trainer combo in Rispoli and Gaines.........gelding should be flying late

1  Tilted Towers   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  on the improve with each and every start........but...........his development must continue this afternoon and then some to be able to compete with our other two selections


race 7    average clarity

5  Shady Empire   lone win came in his debut in his only race at SA to date........away since 30 August 19 but returns as a 1st time gelding and with the blinkers going on for the 1st time.........1st ever in a claiming race and Bonde has won with 12 of his last 45 with the move..........colt should be in the mix from the get go with a speed jock at the helm

3  Carpe Victoriam   copious drills for this Salder returnee who has been absent since 11 July........colt is the only individual in the race that has shown he can win on or off of the pace........such a deal

4  Race Home   plenty of speed signed up so this late runner appears to be in a favorable jock up in Hernandez........trainer has done well with limited starters at the SA fall meeting


race 8    below average clarity

4  Malibu Prince   seems like a great spot for a 1st time starter as this is one dismal looking group........decent grass pedigree......trainer is a solid 16% win with his last 45 turf maiden debut runners

8  Invictatatus   last two races were par like efforts on the dirt for today's MC50K level.........if he can run as well on the grass he will be tough........mixed bag pedigree wise as mom has tossed 2 grass winners but pop is not a very good turf sire

1  Fire Polish  seems best of those who have raced on the sod and gets Rispoli for the 1st time and with a good post in which to start from......dangerous sort

5  Afleeting Life

6  Midnight Luck






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