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Santa Anita for Friday 5 March 2021

Purchase for our special publication covering the Stakes races carded for Florida Derby day at Gulfstream Park (9 Stakes races last year) on March 27th will be available soon. As in the past the selections will be sent in your email Friday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. central.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Miss Lady Ann   believe this mare is superior if she is "ready" off of an 11 month layoff......she sure has put in enough a.m. work to be ready and the fact that she races for the lowest tag of her life suggests this is not a tune-up........1st time Dean Pederson and the trainer sure has had one good 2020/21 as compared to previous years

1  Bella Renella   another racing off of a prolonged hiatus from the racetrack that drops for her return to the race wars......low percentage trainer in Deleon but he is often at his most dangerous off of long layoffs.......should be a price as she is the sort who never gets any support at the windows/mouse/phone

2  Raneem


race 2    below average clarity

4  Big Al's Princess   MC30K debut was decent considering she raced inside on a dull rail and with no support at the windows hinting her trainer didn't have her all that cranked the race likely muscled her up some.......2 useful 5 furlong works since.....cut back of 1/2 furlong should help her staying power as should getting 7 lbs off with a switch in riders to bug girl Pyfer

1  Best of Show   1st out following the Miyadi claim........2nd time Lasix.......cut back of 1/2 furlong should help her endurance......Cedillo rides thru the claim.......dangerous sort

2  Chrome of Show


race 3    average clarity

7  Fenway   no shot whatsoever in MSW (won by a monster and then some) as he was loose in very fast fractions on a very dull inside which is like running on sand at the beach too far away from the wet sand near the water.......ran 2nd in his next start on a fair playing field setting an OK pace........rider upgrade to Johnny V. who is terrific with route speed horses for his only mount of the day (he is here for Big Cap Day tomorrow)........hard not to like this Baffert 3rd start MSW

3  Star Sailor  like last time this Sadler colt will likely stalk our top selection.......blinkers go on today and with just what you want to see as an improved drill hinting the equipment change has made him better.......we shall see if that is so about 1:30 PM Pacific this afternoon

6  There Goes Harvard

1  Hudson Ridge 

5  Law Professor


race 4    above average clarity

4  One Flew South   trainer seldom wins (nor seldom claims a given horse as high as $25K) but this five your old sure is training as if he hasn't lost a step since his solid 107:3 run on the grass at SA on 22 January.......repeat of that effort combined with a turf jock upgrade and he should win

2  City Rage   all four lifetime turf races with Prat aboard fit quite well in this spot.......that and this gelding likely has some upside this afternoon racing 2nd out following a layoff........trainer has been hot and might keep the good times rolling here

1  Rager


race 5    average clarity

3  Sideways Suances   not sure what happened to this filly in her latest as she was "up the track" following a solid dirt route at Lrc.......Jeff Mullins thought enough of her after the Lrc race to step her up one MC level which he does again despite a horrid since her last are vastly better......Mullins must really like her condition as he could just as easily stepped her down and likely not get claimed......should be a price

5  Here Comes Ralphie   10% trainer in Gary Stute but he is twice that % with two stats the apply here (2nd time route & and time Lasix)........and her 1st at a route was last race she should be closing in the late stage of this one mile affair

1  Complete Control

7  Half Hoping


race 6   above average clarity

6  Twentyseventrouts   four year old filly has been absent since her MSW debut on 31 July 19 when she was bet down to favorite and ran regiment hints she is fit and ready to roll once again and this time around faces softer in this MC50K........trainer has been firing on all cylinders and a portion of his success is with today's jock aboard

1  Fursace   as everyone knows the MSW to MC move for a 2nd time starter is ever so dangerous so it is hard not to be concerned about a 2nd time starter making a drop from a non-winners allowance race to a MC50K

7  My Tigress

8  Elgofranco

4  Lady Doc


race 7   average clarity

3  Kristi's Tiger   very consistent sort has gotten his owners a check in all 10 of his lifetime races (10 3 3 1 1 2)........all three of his races since Rispoli took over the riding duties fit solidly here......trainer Tom Bell has only started 8 but he has been rather impressive with his stock (8 1 2 3).......filly should stalk our 3rd pick........sure seems like a major player

1  Lovely Finish   believe this six year old mare is more talented than she appears in print (and she has hit the board in all 8 of her lifetime starts) as she constantly has been ridden by low percentage riders......once again she has a rider who seldom wins but he (Eswan Flores) is at his best in dirt sprints

5  Li'l Grazen

7  Homehome


race 8    below average clarity

3  Mackie's Water   bit too ambitious 1st out following the Yakteem claim especially considering how poorly he ran on the day that Tim claimed him........very good 5 work series since the 16 Jan race........claimed for 40K and drops to and get claimed and the connections basically get their investment back

1  Full of Luck   sure seems pointed to this 9F turf race as Miyadi placed this eight year old at $40K claiming where nobody would claim him so as to get a 6F turf prep into him.........back in 12 days.......drops where he belongs as in a $25K claimer.......Eswan Flores has not won on the grass for many a moon but just might here and at a big price

7  Fabozzi

9  Worthy Turk

8  French Getaway




Posted on March 5, 2021 at 6:55 am by richs · Permalink
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