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Santa Anita for Sunday 20 June 2021

Mandatory payoffs today on closing day at Santa Anita.

We are off until July 16th when the most popular Southern California starts up and runs thru September 6th.  We will cover all but 4 days of the Summer Del Mar meeting. Those days are to be determined. It is good to see that Trevor Denman is back to call the races at the USA's safest racetrack.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  New Drama   unless one of the first time starters has early speed this Yakteen mare appears to be in the driver's seat as in loose on the lead........and her endurance should be good with the cut back of 1/2 furlong

1  Burgoo Alley  solid better than it appears in print USA debut 3 weeks ago.....heck of a turf trainer in D'Amato.....Rispoli stays put

7  Unusual Ride

5  Aventapp

3  Bowl of Cherries


race 2    average clarity

5  Paid Informant   two lifetime wins (and by wide margins) the only two times this Miller filly ran for a tag.......and today's jock Prat was up for both of them........up for a tag today and drops which is right in the trainer's wheelhouse

1  Miss Alegria   mare has physical issues so drop makes sense......she won her last two fast track endeavors.likely ready off of the layoff as it might be many months before she can race again

2  Dozo

3  Morning Addiction


race 3    average clarity

4  On Mars   filly likes the 9F turf distance and also seems at her best with ample time between races which she gets today.......prolonged work regiment is impressive........Bravo up and he sure rode well yesterday

2  Dutch Painting   filly is (3 2 1 0) loose on the lead since arriving in the U S of A........she seems likely to get what she needs this afternoon

5  Beguiled


race 4    above average clarity

3  Big City Lights    solid pace (for a two year old) and the best final time and number for the babies at the meeting......and the works since hint this colt is something special

2  Bochombo   solid win and the effort in his 2nd start is better than appears in print as he was bumped and ran wide on a day the inside was biased......also the horse he beat can back to win easily

1  Street Art


race 5    average clarity

1  Brother Reid   very solid 2nd start run off of a 5 1/2 month layoff when last seen on 21 Feb 20......the strength of the race is disguised by a slightly taerdy start and a very wide hint he is ready.......Rispoli stays put......Cerin is decent off of long layoffs

10  Algeria   solid layoff race and good works since the 8 May race......Baltas seems to be snapping out of a mini-slump

2  Titrate

3  Commanding Chief

6  Aurelian Man


race 6    average clarity

4  My Tigress   wide on a good rail day and at a distance of 6 1/2F which is a little further than she wants to run.......cuts back 1/2F and Rispoli stays put......should be in the mix from the get go

3  Vanna   not much in three lifetime races in 2020.......returns with a new trainer in Mullins and he might have the trump card for this filly as her a.m. work is vastly improved

6  Ricotta

7  Katie's Paradise

9  My Sis Cindy


race 7    average clarity

3  Neptune's Storm   new trainer Peter Miller and new rider Flavien Prat for this very consistent five year old who is working as if he is 100% fit and ready to usual look for his to 1st or 2nd coming out of turn one......hard not to like

2  Restrainedvengence   seems best on the SA turf course and if he can repeat his latest (a 3rd in a Grade 1) he has an upset shot today

4  Border Town


race 8    average clarity

1  Laurel Canon   solid MSW win/time at Gulfstream Park 7 weeks ago and the strength of the effort was supported when the 2nd place filly came back to win......shows up in the Miller barn and draws the meets runaway leader in Prat

3  Minny Penny   big improvement in her 2nd lifetime start.......loses Prat to our top choice but Solis gets Rispoli to ride......that'l do

5  Royal O'Haigain


race 9    average clarity

7  Stela Star   four year old filly is very capable of big efforts fresh off of the say she is ready to roll despite the 13 month break and Prat stays put.....she comes from the clouds and there appears to be enough speed signed up to help her cause

5  Warren's Showtime   very consistent to say the least but she has forgotten to win as she was 6 for 13 to start her career and now is 6 for 19.....maybe J J Hernandez can get to the winners circle with his 7th mount on her

6  Leggs Galore

3  Gidgetta

2  Brooke


race 10    average clarity

3  Sea Dreamer   very impressive a.m. work for this Simon Callaghan MSW filly 1ster and outside of our 2nd choice she gets to debut vs a weak looking bunch.......stout team with 1st starters in Prat/Callaghan

4  Zydeco Mama  very solid work tab for this Keith Desormeaux filly in her MSW debut and Keith doesn't push his stock in the mornings too hard........filly ran well as our 2nd choice but lost to a monster......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters with one Stakes winner......might be make it 4 winners today

2  Just Distorted

8  Rev Rita

6  Shell Shocked


race 11    average clarity

1  Big Clare   tepid top choice seems as sharp as she has ever been has her last two preparatory works are improved.....and that is a dangerous thing when the DA is at the controls

9  Bella D   nice forward move in this gal's latest and two very reassuring works since the 22 May race.......good trainer rider combo this meet in Puype and Valdivia

5  Bella Chica

8  Smiling Anna

10  D's Lovely Sophia




Posted on June 20, 2021 at 8:50 am by richs · Permalink
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