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Santa Anita for Sunday 4 April 2021

Happy Easter and best of luck as always!!!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Square Root   last two races are better than they appear in print.......gelding owns good early speed and gets one significant rider upgrade for a grass race.......good rider/trainer combo in Rispoli/O'Neill

5  Queen's Code  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  both lifetime turf sprints fit well in this spot and J J Hernandez stays put......solid grass jock should get a nice stalk position in a race without that much speed signed up

1  Racetrackers

3  Zero Down

8  Storm Seeker

 

race 2    above average clarity

1  Gamine   very special filly from the Baffert barn has won her 4 one turn races by 6, 18, 7 & 6 lengths thus 1 the 9 morning line

2  Qahira    Baffert filly will need quite the forward move to upset her barn mate.......at least she gets to run at a distance where she is a perfect 2 for 2

 

race 3    below average clarity

2  Kalon    trainer/rider teamed up to win the Santa Anita Derby yesterday and Rispoli & Sadler have been a solid team for the SA meeting.........late running turf sprinter should like the 6 1/2F distance and the small field to negotiate........solid recent a.m. work......rather sure this filly will be closing fast

5  Honey Jar   significant rider switch (upgrade) especially for a grass race for this Mike McCarthy 2nd time starter......that and the trainer is better with 2nd time starters than 1st.......hard not to like

4  Brooklyns Best

 

race 4    below average clarity

3  See You At the Top   rider upgrade (other jock is 1 for 78) to Desormeaux who is breaking out of a slump.........nice set of preparatory works for this 2nd time starter who ran a decent effort in his MC debut which was also at one mile.........1st time Lasix........trainer is quietly having one of his better SA meetings......should be a handsome price

6  Simmer Down   two consecutive strong one mile dirt races in a row.....so why 2nd selection you might ask? - the pace was fast in both and she hasn't put in a drill since her latest so I am a touch leery she won't be up for a 3rd strong effort......but if I am all wet about my "leeriness" she likely wins this race

2  Esja 

7  Avisse

 

race 5    below average clarity

1  Hot Rageous   both lifetime races on the AW at GG a solid efforts......new trainer in Peter Miller who sees fit to race this filly on the grass today and why not as this youngster is sired by a hot new sire of turf runners in Idiot Proof.......and look who wants the mount.......Prat

6  Squared Shady   back where she belongs as in vs. Cal-Breds........that and she gets to race on Lasix today and the two times that she has raced with Lasix she ran her best two lifetime efforts

2  Respectfully

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Kirsch Truffle   five year old mare has been away from the game since 19 July 2020 but she returns with a prolonged work regiment that hints she is meant and ready to roll........and if she is her last three races run at 5F or 6F sure appear solid vs. this field

3  Uno Trouble Maker   solid history racing at The Great Race Place (15 7 1 3) and all 8 of her lifetime wins have come at today's 6F distance..........as usual this mare should be forwardly placed in the early stages and might not quit too easily with the 7 lbs bug boy up in Centeno who is by far at his best in sprint dirt races

1  Brilliant Bird

5  Zelaia

8  Todos Santos

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Moonhall Milly   filly has steadily improved for Leonard Powell since arriving in the U S of A.......and considering he goes from Flores (who never wins on the turf) to Rispoli one can conclude he will fire his best ever today if of course he handles his 1st racing as far as 10F.......pedigree for it is good

2  On Mars   very consistent sort and Mike Smith who is the regular rider for this filly shows up to ride on a Holiday to ride one mount......mostly made 2nd pick as like our top choice this is the longest race this gal has ever run but unlike our top pick her pedigree to handle the distance is questionable

6  Rocking Redhead

5  Lucky Peridot

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Majestic Gigi   speed of the speed for this laid up Palma filly making her 1st start in 5 1/2 months.......her work tab is the best preparatory set of drills for the trainer in many a moon.....trainer has been in a slump and seems overdue.....dangerous sort

1  Paid Informant   blinkers on........Prat on....... who last rode this filly in late August and owns the only lifetime win for this four year old........Flavien might get a great trip stalking a potential duel between our top and 3rd pick.....like this girl's chances if that scenario comes to fruition

2  Kelani Kim

 

race 9    below average clarity

8  Wishtheyallcouldbe   both lifetime races were on the dirt and very solid for today's level........and her route and turf pedigree is good especially so for a Cal-bred.......that and those that have raced on the grass in this affair are nothing to write home about

5  Aristeia   quite the move forward 1st time on Lasix.......cuts back in distance a full quarter mile so her endurance might be quite good come stretch time......1 for 77 jock up and that win was on the dirt or might have made top choice

6  Pistachio Princess

3  Ultimate Hy

7  Flew South

 

 

 

 

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