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Santa Anita for Monday 27 March 2023

Next weekend we will have publications for Friday & Saturday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1  average clarity

4  Spirit Maker   five year old gelding has yet to win in nine starts on the SA turf but arguably her two best route turf races were run at 9F on the SA turf.......and today's rider J J Hernandez was in the saddle for both

1  Be Catcher   six year old is better racing further than 9F but the race sure appears to favor those that can run from off of the pace.....trainer Dan Blacker is at his most dangerous in claiming races and this gelding is finally up for tag following many months without a win

2  Westward Look   


race 2  average clarity

5  Rosy Edge   all three lifetime starts on main track surfaces fit fine vs. today's competition.......turf tightener in her latest race and 2nd out following the Mark Glatt claim.......both solid moves for the conditioner.......hard not seeing this four year old being in the mix for the win in the late stages of this 5 1/2 furlong race

1  Kiss My Kat   start hurt this Kristian Mulhall filly as she was shuffled back early and that did her in .......big work since the race and drops to the bottom level MC.......her other two lifetime starts fit at today's lower level

2  Rufa Red Knot   filly gets flat late in her races at 6 and 7 cut back to the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2F should fit this four year old well........away since June but trainer Keith Craigmyle is 5 for his last 15 win and with 5 others in the money with layoffs of more than 3 months

6 Sapadilla


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3  Abeliefinthislivin   very strong Santucci figs in his las two races last summer run versus some stout foes......if he returns ready to roll off of the 7 month layoff he should crush this bunch with just an OK trip........Peter Miller is rather dangerous with solid laid up maidens

5  Mega Moon   double barrel action from the Miller barn as he also conditions our top selection.......maiden 1ster is working well and some of his works are with his barn mate

1  The Giants Candy


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4  New York Dreams   incredible year for Tiago Pereira and also Steve Knapp and when the two vastly improved "horsemen" have teamed up (numerous times) they have won over 1/3rd of the time and for an impressive profit as a combo.......four year old is best in turf sprints and that is somewhat disguised........5 to 1 ML would be nice

2  Wyfire   3 of 4 lifetime turf sprint races fit solidly vs. today's competition and Prat was up for all three races.......five year old appears to need ample time between starts and trainer Mark Glatt shows patience and gives it to his gelding......that and Glatt is very strong when it comes to having "fresh" sprinters ready to roll

3  Really Big News

5  Book Smart


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1  Glorious Spring   one of Dan Blacker's better moves is the Sprint-Sprint-Route maneuver which is the case today for this four year old filly.......and the fact that the meets runaway leader in wins (J J Hernandez) accepts the mount for the 1st time supports the notion this filly is "well-meant" this afternoon

5  La Deuxieme Etoile   since the blinkers were removed on 30 September this four year old filly is (3 1 1 1) in route races one of which was on the dirt......that and all three races were run sprint to route.......sprint in latest - route today........hmmm

2  She's a Bit Sassy


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6  Arrest   rail is 20 feet out so the turn comes up quick but Desormeaux has had this gelding on the wood in his last two races......and......there are 3 runners faster and 3 runners slower than he appears to be.......last two races fit and works are up to rather decent......hard not to like

7  Brother Reid   all three races for this Cerin six year old when up for a tag are good efforts and he is in for the lowest claiming price of his career......and the fact Hernandez accepts the mount for the 1st time supports the notion this gelding is "well meant" this afternoon

4  Frost Alert

8  American Refugee

2  Never Seen Before


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1  Getthemoney   monster race in her 2nd lifetime start last September as a two year old stopping the SA clock at 116:1 for 6 1/2F.......away since but training exceptionally well.......Smith was up for the race but lands on the ML favorite......but considering Berrios is 3 for 5 win riding for Koriner over the last two months the rider switch will do just fine

5  Anywho   nice pick-up for John Sadler of a debut winner at Aqu in a race run in late October........filly has been away since but she is likely very ready off of the bench off of some solid a.m. work and Pratt and his agent want the mount.....that and her debut was run at today's 7F distance

4  Lily Poo


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7  Tiergarten   whole career fits solidly at today's MC50K level.........race profile favors those with early speed which she has.......and she retains the meets top gun in J J Hernandez.......trainer Sise starts few but he usually makes the most of his starts

9  Precious Times   lifetime best was run in her maiden debut 3 races back in Ireland in a race run at one mile on the grass where this filly beat 11 of 13 foes......decent layoff sprint in her last race and for the 1st time in her career she gets to race off of short rest.......seems to have plenty of potential to preform better "long" than in a sprint

8  Cheekiest

1  Vulin 

5 Disruptive Artist











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