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Santa Anita for Sunday 7 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 is now available at a $5 discount. As in the past the selections will be sent in your email Friday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. central.

OK race card to finish the week. Be back with you for Friday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   average clarity

6  Gallovie   drop makes sense as this Baltas five year old has not seen the winners circle in quite some time........most of her career looks good vs. today's competition.......jock upgrade especially for a turf race......reliable turf trainer........all systems go

2  Trouville   brutal trip in her latest hides an effort that fits a ton here if she shows the same energy this afternoon and gets a better trip........tough to count on that as the rider is 0 for his last 80 on the turf........yikes-o-rama

8  Saburai

1  Capital Heat

4  Jen's Battle

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Mama Superior   2 for 2 at today's one mile dirt distance and today's jock was up for both races.......and in both races he was in an outside duel position........believe he can get that position once again today.......trainer is having a solid meet and sure has gotten his mojo back in 2020/21

2  Pawnee   strong layoff run and Tom Bell is solid 2nd out after layoffs......big step up but Rispoli stays put and it wouldn't take much of a forward move to fit well in this spot

3  Warren's Memorable

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Gidgetta   lifetime best was run in her lone turf endeavor.......that 5F grass race fits well vs. today's foes and considering she won her only 6 1/2F dirt race one would surmise the distance on the grass might be even better for her

2  Rakassah   (5 1 4 0) racing on firm turf........away since mid August but the works put into her by the D'A suggest she is returning fit and ready.......7 lbs bug girl should be a plus at the 6 1/2 distance........dangerous sort

6  Nu Pi Lambda

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Kalypso   loose on a dull rail in her latest or would have won her 1st Graded race.......Bob Baffert with the best speed horse in the race and with Rosario staying put.......hmmmmm........very hard not to like

2  Beautiful Girl   nice 1st at a route last Fall for this Baffert runner when last seen in October........gets a jock upgrade to Johnny V. so that tells me this filly returns fully fit and ready as Baffert wouldn't waste the Hall of Fame jock's time riding a horse that needed a race

5  Moraz

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Sensible Cat   all three route races run so far fit fine at today's level of racing and the latest one is disguised by a slightly tardy start and a wide trip.........1st time Lasix today and draws a better post.......back to J J Hernandez who won is only mount on the Gaines filly.......race lacks speed so look for J J to send this three year old who usually sits mid pack but likely will be closer up today

3  Majestic Steps   sprint-sprint-route scenario for today and for a three year old filly who owns a pedigree that screams "turf route"..........trainer D'Amato is having a very successful SA meeting and is at his most dangerous with his turf stock

2  Carpe Fortuna

8  Absolute Scenes

 

race 6   average clarity

4  Traffic Stopper   Puype is having a good 2021 to date and he has been getting the job done with layoff runners who drop down a level or two.......good to see Mr Prat stick with this filly who hasn't been seen since 23 Feb

5  Wicks and Chappies   filly has run two solid dirt figs and they were both at the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2 furlongs.....past that distance her numbers aren't too hot......so with that in mind it seems like a great spot to use apprentice rider Pyfer who gets 7 lbs off and that amount of weight off should help this filly finish better at 6F today........we shall see about 3 PM Pacific

6  Big Passion 

3  Bingos Systems

1  Sugar Moon

 

race 7   average clarity

1  North County Guy  one mile of turf (5 0 3 1) is shorter than this gelding wants to run but he can overcome the distance today as he is quite the runner for the condition of this race.......good post for regular rider Gutierrez to deal with.....should be closing late

2  Next Shares   double barrel action for R Baltas as he also trains our top pick.........this fellow gets a ton of class relief this afternoon  likely to get a win under his belt for the 1st time since 30 Nov 19.......jock upgrade to boot

5  Brown Storm

4  Border Town

9  Restrainedvengence

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Miss Bayless   very strong two year old MSW debut in mid June of last year where he went off at 1 to 1 odds........returned on the turf in mid January and with no action whatsoever......so that suggests total gimme to muscle up and go back on the dirt today.......and look who rides today - Flavien Prat

1  Fi Fi Pharoah   Johnny V riding for Walter Solis.......yikes - that's rather telltale.......as are the strong works at over at Slr and a nice pedigree.......dangerous for sure despite the trainer not hitting the board with his last 15 1st time starters

5  Omg It's Jessica

7  Our Miss Millie

3  Pray for My Owner

 

race 9    average clarity

8  Secret Square   protected race gimme in a 9F turf affair to aid her endurance........jock upgrade and drops back into a 25K claiming race 2nd out after the Kitchingman claim........and career best two efforts were the only two times Rosario rode her

1  Invincibella   last is better than it appears in print........today's rider has been a good fit for this mare........last race was at 6 turf furlongs and it will be a plus for her to have another 1/2 furlong to work with this afternoon

5  Sophie Antoinette

7  Lady Noquez

6  Gallantlystreaming

 

 

Posted on March 7, 2021 at 10:10 am by richs · Permalink
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