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Santa Anita for Sunday 23 October 2022

Seems like a good card today. Be back with you Friday. Take note that this year's publication for the Breeders Cup at Keeneland covers both days. Purchase price is $39.95.

Best of luck as always !


race 1  average clarity

2  Loyal to a Fault   best early speed in this field of 6 should give this O'Neill two year old filly a loose lead for the 1st time in her career.......she should wire the field if Gutierrez keeps the points of call reasonable

3  Miss Kaline   only turf race of her 3 race career was the 28th of August version of this one mile MSW turf race which was run over at Dmr........filly was only beaten by 3L for the win despite a brutal trip..........Smith wants the mount back and hopefully he will be out to make never know with Mike

5  Grazed My Heart


race 2  average clarity

4  Wegonahaveagoodtime   exits a key fast run race where he had a wide trip so beaten less than 5L behind the winner seems like a solid debut........significant rider upgrade for his 2nd lifetime start......last fits and he likely will move forward today

5  Bag's Gold   both races on Lasix are better than par Santucci figs........trainer's two best stats that I know of are turf to dirt and 2nd out following a layoff.........both are the case today ........6 1/2F appears to be a good fit

6  Agrigento

1  Carol's Comic


race 3 average clarity

4  Mecklenburg  trainer has been on a roll of late and might get another notch in the column with this gelding who sure has been consistent since the blinkers were taken off 9 races back......look for decent route speed jock Gonzalez to attempt to wire the field

2  Overdue   subtle improve in this fellow's a.m. work........Rispoli keeps the faith despite a poor dirt showing in this gelding's last race........D'Amato must like what he sees in the morning as he does not drop this gelding when he could and likely get away with the drop

1  Moody Jim

3  Crew Dragon


race 4  above average clarity

3  American Lily   powerful MC50K debut at Lrc stopping the clock in a.m. work since the impressive race.......last preparatory work was at 6f and put in 10 days ago......last preparatory work prior to her debut was also at 6f and put 10 days prior to her's not rocket science

4  Awesome Taylor   double barrel action from the Miller barn as he also trains our top choice.......filly has been absent since Jan. but she fired decent efforts in all three lifetime starts and her a.m. work seems up to snuff

1  Secret Fix


race 5  above average clarity

2  Dash Away   big run for this Miller two year old filly in her debut running 2nd beaten by a 1/2 length in the stronger division of two MSW one mile grass races at SA on 2 Oct......her time would have crushed the other division........Miller changes jocks and it is to his top go to guy in J J Hernandez........hard not to like this youngster's chances

4  Good as Gone   solid wake up in this girl's latest 1st on the grass and 1st time without the blinkers hopefully telltale 4F work since......her 1 Oct race is better than it appears in print.......look for Gonzalez to go after the front end and be tough thru-out

1  Shirley's Bane

7  Sunset Glory

9  Loana


race 6  above average clarity

6  Hopkins   monster MSW debut way back in December at SA on opening day running 2nd in a race that was a key race to say the race in Sept 2022 was also ultra impressive racing wide pressing a fast set of fractions which is brutal on a even playing surface........strong a.m. work since......Baffert/Hernandez at the helm........should be one tough cookie

4  Storming Chrome   very solid works for this Drysdale MSW 1ster are hard to ignore despite Neil being only 1 for his last 38 with MSW 1st time starters........good to see Rispoli get the call as when he rides for the veteran trainer his mounts for the most part have been very live

1  Purified

5  Princip

2  Piroli


race 7  average clarity

6  Castleknock   vastly improved race in this colt's latest not just in final time but in pace too.......that and this colt's lone win was in his 3rd lifetime out following a layoff seems like a dangerous scenario

7  Classical Cat   beat a good horse in his MSW debut by 2 1/2L and with a gap of 3 1/4 and 4 3/4 to 3rd & start was a bit ambitious (Grade 1 DMrFut-G1) and he caught a monster in Cave Rock who has won two G1 races for fun......retains top win % for the turf in Rispoli.....very dangerous

3  Kid Azteca

2  The Bullion Bomber


race 8  average clarity

8  Righteously  cut back (7F to 6F) should help this guy's staying power........trainer Mullins is 26% win 2nd out following a claim and that is the case today for this four year old filly.......that and the drills are quite impressive for this filly considering the low level of racing.......good speed rider in Maldonado will attempt to open up a lead and never look back

9  Flatterwithjewels   significant upgrade in jocks and for a trainer in Pineda who is (4 2 1 0) for the meeting.........look for R Vazquez to attempt to stalk our top choice and try and wheel him in come stretch time

7  Seven Points

11  Blame It On Rose

6  Secret Square

4  It's a Riddle


race 9  below average clarity

3  Bluegrass Ryder   bad trips in both lifetime races hides this colt's ability on the grass especially for handling today's drop from the MSW ranks down to MC62.5K.......trainer has had a tough year but has been OK in prior years especially when he legs up Baze who appears to be snapping out of the doldrums of late......should go off a decent price

1  Carrizo Springs   gimme/go or claim me please......tough call which is the case but if his 7 August race was nothing more then a dirty up his ability run to get away with a drop into MC - lookout - especially with Rispoli up who has won 3 of his last 6 mounts for M. McCarthy

7  Ice Storm

6  Kolomio

8  Schmear


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