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Santa Anita for Sunday 10 October 2021

TAKE NOTE: Just wanted everyone to know that major changes are coming to The Racing Digest next year which I will post sometime in the next few weeks.

Just a reminder that there is racing tomorrow for Columbus Day.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Comedic   purchased at two for some serious cash so the connections got a good look at what they were getting.......Simon Callaghan is awfully good with young fillies......believe this girl has speed which hardly ever in a bad thing in a mid Oct two year old 5F turf race

8  Sugar Sugar   lone turf race run two back fits well at today's level and the filly might finish with more pop cutting back 1/2 furlong in distance..........that and Peter Miller is stout 2nd time grass with a given horse and when he takes the blinkers off

1  Baby Steps

6  Phenom   

3  Ayellowroseoftexas   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE


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2  It's a Riddle   Hess four year old filly appears as if she will finish well at the extended sprint distance of 6 1/2F and that likely will not be the case for many in pick-a-rue

6  Truly Fabulous   nowheresville in this girl's last two races which were alw races where she was not up for a tag.........previous four races she was up for a tag and she won 3 of them and ran 2nd in the other.......seems dangerous today

5  Bella Renella


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5  Hail Freedom   O'Neill has put 3 sharp speed works into this colt who has run well in turf route races but flattened out late........believe 6 1/2F is the perfect distance for him and Doug has prepared him well for it

4  Aligato   tough trip in his MSW debut as he amassed 4L of trip trouble in a 5F turf race but still ran 3rd........cleaner trip and 1 1/2 more furlongs to cover should help his cause.......J J Hernandez wisely stays put on this Glatt 2nd time starter

6  Irondale

2  Eagle in the Sky

7  Really Big News


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8  Harbor Sky   might be a good claim by O'Neill as this three year old gelding just ran his lifetime best and the strength of the race is greatly disguised..............3 nice works since claim........12% trainer in 2021 is 24% win 1st following a claim.....with the claim comes a rider upgrade

5  Da Kane   wide pressing a hot pace and yet almost held on to win at today's level........not easy to repeat off of such an improved race when it comes from much better speed which can be quite stressful physically speaking.....but if he does he is the one to beat

4  Irresistibly Sexy

6  Bravestone

1  Primer Dimer


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7  Gitty Girl   acted up loading so that wasn't exactly a good beginning for one's MSW debut......filly did flash good early speed in a 6F dirt race.......good pedigree for the turf ......improved a.m. work since her debut.......cut back of 5F should be a company in debut - Cal-breds today........seems "set-up" some

9  Blue Wildcat   so so MSW debut at Lrc but switches jocks to one of Sadler's go to guys in Rispolli........decent grass breeding for this two year old filly.......likely improves what degree is the ? mark

5  Tecumseh Caroline

3  Vegas Dream

4  Warren's Queen Bee


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4  Royal Blend   very reliable trainer in Papaprodromou when he shows good/improved works......improvement likely comes from of wearing blinkers for the 1st time.....filly has run par or better racing at today's 6F dirt distance for today's lowly level of racing.......Valdivia should get a nice stalk position

5  V Bucks    Miller filly is in an every other mode and she is on the desired end of the swing today.......Cedillo is 1 for 36 to start the meeting with many solid mounts or would have been top pick-a-rue

9  Ruthies Racer

2  House of Targaryen

12  Pasito


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3  Spirit Maker   rank early which really hurt as it put this Sadler colt dead last in a race with a ridiculously slow set of fractions.......yet this youngster closed fast down the stretch.....mega rider upgrade for a grass race today........improved a.m. work since the 17 July race......hard not to like

7  Man Friday   race totally lacks front running types and so look for Desormeaux to go after the lead with this 1st out following the Cerin $50K claim as Vladimir put a solid 4F speed drill into his new acquisition.....and.......Cerin is 29% win 1st following a claim with his last 40

8  Rocket Song

6  Tigerhorn

9  Big Fish


race 8    average clarity

5  Impossible Task   on the improve with each and every start since shipping in from OP........and the latest improvement is hidden by about 7L of trip trouble.......1st time bug girl Ellingwood up and that is an alarm bell as Emily owns 3 wins and a 2nd in her last 5 mounts given to her by Mr. Sadler

3  Augusta Melody   three year old colt just ran his lifetime best 1st time racing with Tim Yakteen as the conditioner.......3 reassuring drills since the strong sprint race on 4 Sept.........seems poised for another strong effort but 1st racing in a dirt route is the question mark

6  Wipe the Slate

4  Doncic

2  Crash Corrigan


race 9    average clarity

4  Gypsy Blu   last three turf sprints run at today's 6 1/2F turf distance and all at SA are adjusted Santucci figs that are 2 or more lengths better than par for today's Cal-bred alw level......decent trainer/rider combo in Mulhall & Gonzalez at the helm

7  D's Lovely Sophia   Baze came thru for us with a 30 to 1 ML top choice winner yesterday (talk about a horrid win price of 11 to 1 as I would have guessed 50 to 1 before I would have guessed 11 to 1) and he has another shot to put a smile on some of our faces today with this mare who has had 3 bad trips in a row.......big works preparing for today......trainer sure could use a win

3  Taming the Tigress

5  Shylock Eddie

11  Emma's Dance

2  Bella D



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