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Santa Anita for Saturday 16 April 2022

Purchase is now available for one of Oaklawn Park's bigger days where we will provide full card selections (which includes the Apple Blossom and Oaklawn Park Hcp) on April 23rd. Our publication will be sent in your email by 6 PM central on Friday the 22nd.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1  average clarity

3  Just About Enough   significant move forward in this gelding's race 2 back and the effort is disguised by a bit of a wide trip and with a significant pace fig/factor.......regressed in his last race but it still was an OK effort......good pedigree to handle 9F of turf especially for a Cal-bred.......seems like a ton if he rebounds to his race 2 back

1  Mongolian Rim   away since September where the connections got a bit too ambitious in the placement of their youngster......MSW run which was vs Cal-breds was decent.....ran well fresh and his works say he will again.......bit concerned about 9F but the trainer is hot and has teamed up with a resurgent T C Baze quite well over the last couple of months

7  Attenzione

4  Dark Markus

 

race 2  average clarity

2  McLaren Vale  very solid 2nd start for this colt in a Grade 2 with Baffert at the helm.......he should be tough in today's allowance race if he holds form for new trainer Sean McCarthy

1  Elector   nicely improved to graduate in his 2nd lifetime start.....and the race was likely stress-free as he stalked and then got loose with soft fractions.....hard to split top two choices

6  Rifey

 

race 3 average clarity   

7  Starship Sky   hanger tendencies for sure but this mare is the only route horse who finishes well.......so if Curatolo is aggressive with her late she just might make it 2 for 21 lifetime and get her elusive first win on the grass

1  Song of Fire   Payeras is doing quite well at the SA meeting considering the mounts he gets and he looks good riding on the grass......look for Edger to go after the lead sitting 1st or 2nd down the back-stretch and be a factor down the stretch

2  Lookin So Lucky

3  A Thousand Dreams

 

race 4  average clarity

6  Happy Runner   both races when up for a tag sure fit fine here for this Mike McCarthy three year old......and he is up for a tag today for the 3rd time in six lifetime races this afternoon

4  Houndstooth   welcome to the "danger zone" as in any time that Richard Mandella drops a given horse from the MSW ranks to maiden claiming ranks........as in 33% win with a large sampling

1  Maxim Moment

 

race 5  average clarity

1  Doitforandrew   2nd time on Lasix and route - sprint - route maneuver both good moves for the DA......that and his route race two back where he got beat by 8 3/4L for the win was a trip from you no where......he had 10L of trip trouble.....two nice preparatory works......decent post.....might get ignored some at the windows

3  Barsabas   3 of his last 4 races fit fine and here and Baze should work out a nice ground saving trip near or maybe even on the lead in a race without that much speed.....such a deal

4  Baladi

7  St Anthony

2  Shut Up Michael

 

race 6  average clarity

6  Paleo's Princess   very dangerous trainer in Alvarado with 1st time starters especially a few months back.......drills hint he might be at it again as this 1ster has put in many furlongs of work over the last 9 weeks

3  Sweet California   last won't do but her last sure would.......blinkers go on in hopes of getting that race out of her

1  Tequila Tigre

4  Warrens Queen Bee

7  Steel Nerves

 

race 7  below average clarity

1  Fly the Sky  not an easy horse to handle but a solid grass rider in J J Hernandez remains up for a 4th straight race and the Steve Knapp five year old seemingly has never been sharper........and the gelding is a perfect 1 for 1 at today's 9F turf distance winning the 13 Feb version of today's race

2  Irish Heatwave   wide trip hides a nice forward move in this gelding's latest race.....trainer Mike Puype is firing on all cylinders of late so this fellow is likely to put forth another good effort........Mario Gutierrez stays put

3  Dubby Dubbie

5  Big Buzz

8  Frontier Market

 

race 8  average clarity

1  It's Simple  three year old filly won her MSW easily back in June of 2021........not so hot in her next three starts which were all Stakes races.......away since November but her works suggest she will fire a strong "fresh" race just as she did in her debut

3  Dannybob   speed of the speed is shooting for her 4th straight win......and she might feel really good coming off an easy alw win at LA.....it seems as if the 5 1/2 furlongs should be doable

8  Smilin Evie

10  Smoothlikebuttah

2  Increase Stakes

 

race 9  average clarity

7  Comradery   just popped his lifetime best and that is somewhat hidden.....and.....he is a perfect 1 for 1 racing at today's 9F turf distance......also his 3 best turf races are the three times he has raced at SA in turf routes

6  Flashiest   all of his five 9F turf races fit fine number wise for this Powell four year old gelding.....mostly made 2nd choice choice because of jock who is only 6% win on the grass

4  Hong Kong Harry

5  Moody Jim

 

race 10  average clarity

4  Tenth Street Don   dead on the board in his MSW debut especially considering Cerin is a stellar (47 14 10 7) for the SA meeting.......works since are improved......lookout if his debut was the gimme and today is the go go go

10  Hero Status   Glatt three year old colt appears meant and ready to roll off of some strong a.m. work in his MSW debut and he gets the services of Mike Smith who seldom rides a horse for the trainer

3  Special Ride

2  Troubadour

8  Famous Star

 

 

 

Posted on April 16, 2022 at 9:30 am by richs · Permalink
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