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Santa Anita for Sunday 14 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. 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

5  Goldini   might be a very solid claim by D'Amato of a colt who ran a strong one mile grass race in his 2nd lifetime start........his Santucci fig earned is better than par for today's higher level.......and his a.m. work is improved since the claim......three year old should be in the mix from the get go

1  Sensemaker   trainer Ortiz owns a stat that seemingly can't be ignored here as he is 12 for his last 25 with the sprint-sprint-route maneuver which is the case today for this three year old gelding.......his pedigree for a two turn turf race is very good

2  Mr. Pickles


race 2    average clarity

6  Starship Chewbacca   turf tightener in his latest.......jock upgrade........all of his lifetime dirt races fit solidly vs. today's competition.......morning line of even money seems too low as the trainer has not won in many a moon

5  Fly Buddy Fly   trip trouble in all three lifetime starts hides his ability and he takes the ever dangerous drop from MSW racing to MC.....but.......Peter Miller legs up a 2% for the meet jock on a horse that finds trouble......not very encouraging but still dangerous

4  Luckys Last Stand


race 3    average clarity

2  Avisse  lone lifetime dirt sprint fits quite well vs today's competition and it was her MSW debut where she might not have been all that cranked up as she went off at 14 to 1 in a 7 horse field when O'Neill trained her........turf to dirt and route to sprint should give her plenty of endurance in the late stages of this 6F affair

3  Circle of Honor   claimed by Knapp in her MC40K debut which was a so so 3rd place effort.......but Steve might have the trump card for this filly as her a.m. work since is improved.......jock upgrade to boot

4  K P Kan Do

1  Purda Vita


race 4    average clarity

3  Found My Ball   big layoff win two back.......rather ambitiously placed in his next racing endeavor.........back to reality and gets to run on the grass for the 1st time which he is nicely bred to handle on both sides of the equation.......hard not to like

6  Theluteismine   lone two turf races weren't much but neither were his dirt races until he went on Lasix........and this Miller three year old gelding might be feeling really good as he got away with an easy paced gate to wire (likely stress free) victory

4  Rocktillyoudrop

2  Hot Box


race 5    below average clarity

3  Tiz Toffee   likes the 7F distance offered today and seems best racing on the SA dirt (9 3 1 3)........mare is a perfect 3 for 3 on fast tracks when in a claiming race since high percentage trainer Trela claimed her.....that and it appears that she is the controlling speed in the race

4  Madame Barbarian   mare is 3 for her last 3 when racing for 12,500 or 10, our top choice she appreciates the SA surface (4 2 1 0)........and today she draws the red hot Flavien Prat.........should sit mid pack and be closing fast

1  Lumumaru


race 6    average clarity

2  Bella Vita   very nice Cal-bred filly who has fired some very strong efforts the three times today's rider Prat was aboard........Flavin should get a nice stalk position and with a post where he can save some ground......hard not to like

8  Leggs Galore   4 for 4 on the sod all of which were sprint races........filly has a big shot to make it 5 for 5 if she doesn't duel with our 3rd selection in too hot of a pace......we shall find out if she does about 3 p.m. pacific

4  Sadie Bluegrass

7  Sapphire Kid

5  Pulpit Rider


race 7    average clarity

6  Yellow Dress   big awakening in her latest which was her 1st on the grass and also her 1st "sprint" on Lasix.....race 3 back on the dirt was her best to logically 1st Lasix sprint dirt today has the potential of producing her best to date........decent ML

4  Oscar Nod   nice win in her MC40K debut and her a.m. prowess since hints the race muscled her the switch to the 10 lbs apprentice Ellingwood as she can stay our of trouble with a filly who has some early speed.......another with a nice ML of 12 to 1

5  Respectfully

8  Dancing Dana

3  Agreetodisagree


race 8    average clarity

5  Away From the Sun   crushed her competition up north in both lifetime races one of which was on the sod.......and for her 3rd start she gets quite the rider upgrade........trainer does quite well when he ships......easy to put this fill y on top

7  Anna Fantastic   both races run in 2021 on the dirt are very strong.........if she can fire as a big an effort in her 1st to date on the sod today she will have a big shot to get to the winners circle this afternoon........good pedigree for it

1  Pushing Sixty

4  Sofi's Gold

6  Sweet Rafaela



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