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Santa Anita for Sunday 28 March 2021

Decent card again handicapping wise.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Secret Club   both lifetime grass races for this Sean McCarthy four year old gelding fit fine in this spot......good post and a rider upgrade.......and his work regiment seemingly has never been better

2  In Vronsky Style   solid 6 1/2F turf MSW debut and for one hot turf trainer in Phil the DA D'Amato........believe this gelding's pedigree is better for a sprint than a route but the way the trainer has been going these days it is not too big of a concern

3  Beaudacious

 

race 2    average clarity

5  La V.   toss out her latest as she had a troubled trip and then some.......drops down for the 2nd straight race but this time races on the dirt which she seems much better on........and her race at SA is better than it appears as she had 6L of trip trouble earning a number the fits well here and it was her MSW debut to boot.......look for E Maldonado to send from the opening bell

6  Bristol Bayou   drops to the bottom MC level which makes sense to yours truly as this Shirreffs four year old runner's best is one 2nd in 13 starts........recent a.m. work is solid considering the level of racing......hard not to like

2  Big Passion

 

race 3    above average clarity

1  Du Jour   big MSW debut for this Baffert colt three races back as M Smith gave him a wide trip and he earned a Santucci fig that is a couple of lengths better than par for today's higher level.....then he ran a decent dirt race......graduated in his 3rd start back on the turf and Prat stalked very soft fractions and won easily in what likely was a very stress free race.......dynamite a.m. work since the race supports the notion

5  Lost In Space   GB invader finished off his two year campaign with 3 straight wins and his two that were run on firm turf seem to be very fast times......away since 24 September but Simon Callaghan appears to mean business 1st out following the 6 month layoff........very dangerous

3  Hubris

 

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7  Today Matters   3 solid trainer stats for Lorenzo Ruiz apply here: 2nd off a layoff - 2nd time racing on Lasix - turf to dirt.....that and Lorenzo legs up a top echelon rider for the 1st time in 4 starts.........combine all that with a significant drop in MC and it makes for a top pick-a-rue

4  Coastal King   big awakening in his 2nd lifetime start for this Vann Belvoir three year old gelding and since the 27 Feb race he worked a solid 5F.......last might do the trick and he might be up for even more this afternoon

3  Call Nine One One

5  The Roan Ranger

2  Careless Kitten

 

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6  Ox Bridge   par like turf sprint effort in this guy's latest which was his 1st race since 11 September 2019 and 1st race with O'Neill as his conditioner........sharp 46:4 drill at Slr since.........1st at a route but his pedigree is good for one.......Rispolis stays put and he should get good position near or on the lead

8  Labor Union   ignore his latest and his race 3 back as they were pace-less races where you need to ignore the final time fig and he didn't have the best of trips in both......his race 2 back with a slow but legitimate pace is par like.......blinkers off today and that is usually a strong move for Eurton

9  Mongolian Kingdom

5  Commanding Chief

4  Holy Emperor

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Adare   another bad trip by money Mike Smith (see 1 horse race 3) breaking poorly and running wide in a 7 horse field.........five year old earned a number that is off the charts.......in fact this Drysdale five year has run many races quite a bit better than par for the nw alw level.......new jock today and that jock is one for one on this five year old

5  Palace Coup   Smith somewhat ironically lands here on this D'Amato pick-up who ran one big race at GP in 21 Jan at one mile on the dirt both final time wise and pace wise........and it seems very noteworthy that it was the only lifetime race on conventional dirt with the blinkers on that this gelding has ever run.......very dangerous / big potential

4  Magic On Tap

3  Go Daddy Go

6  Mulberry Street

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Velvet   turf sprint - turf sprint - turf route scenario for this three year old filly trained by Mandella and ridden by Prat.........Prat/Mandella are an incredible 7 for their last 12 and with 4 others in the money.......that'll do

6  Mongolian Mission   decent MC50K one mile grass race debut......and Enebish Ganbat is decent (better than many) when he makes the MC to MSW move with 2nd time starters.......Maldonado wisely stays put

5  Quick Time

4  Jibber Jabber

2  Ragged Rose

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Fashionably Fast   six year old shows up every time and he is quite the miler to date and that is hidden by strong fractions in one of his one mile races and a wide trip and up on an average pace in the other.......same jock all the time in Pereira who sure handles this six year old well

4  Growth Engine   big pick-up of a Chad Brown gelding who like our top choice shows up every time (7 3 3 1).....and he has competed at 3 different tracks and also handled layoffs......so that bodes well for his chances of not only handling another layoff but a new surface as well

1  Mastering

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Bird  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  gelding acted up prior to his last race and then was given a wide trip by Maldonado and with those two negatives he was still only beaten by 2 1/4 for the win.......that and Steve Knapp enters for 12,500 to get 2 lbs off and he puts up bug boy Centeno to get 7 more......sure appears Steve means business.......might be price

3  Next Revolt   Hess might of made a solid claim as this gelding appears best at SA.......cut back in distance from a route to a 7F sprint is usually a plus........as is when a given jockey rides thru a claim and that jock is Pratt

5  Question Authority

8  Western Smoke

10  Threearchbaymafia

 

 

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