Santa Anita for Saturday 10 April 2021

Kentucky Derby Day and our full card selections for Churchill Downs is only 3 weeks away. In a few days you will see our discounted price which will be available for four days only at a $6 savings.

Turf course gets a break this weekend as all 18 races are on the dirt. OK card today and at first glance Sunday's is even better.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Littlebitamedal   last two wins were run in his last race and 5 back and were the only two times that the hottest jock around in Flavien Prat rode and both efforts/figs fit well in this spot.......four year old gelding beat our 3rd selection in this race rather handedly when they faced each other on 13 March

5  Handsome Cat   gelding should get a nice stalk position behind our 3rd selection who will likely be on the lead........sharp recent 5F workout hints he is feeling good........jock upgrade (at least for a dirt sprint where Gonzalez is at his best)

4  Posterize

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Lone Scout   trainer had a very good go of it last week and might keep the ball rolling with this colt who just popped a strong effort in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a route albeit a turf route.......but his pedigree is just fine for the dirt and if he fires a similar race as his latest and gets a better trip (broke slow, ran somewhat wide and was bumped a little in the stretch) he will be tough in this spot

2  Phantom Dance   another who appears to be a contender if he can race as well on the conventional dirt as he has on the turf or the synthetic.......trainer has been firing on all cylinders for the entire SA meeting so odds are this four year old will handle his first on the "real dirt".....trainer & rider are 2 for 6 with 2 others in the money with 6 starts over the last 2 months

5  Papale

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Luckys Last Stand   great spot to utilize his speed unless the one horse (a first time starter) has some........last fits decently but he appears sharper in the a.m. hinting his 1st to date racing off of short rest will be his best to date

5  Gordy's Boy   seems like an overdue drop into MC50K.......the drop should help as should putting the blinkers on after being off for two races with little response to the change........both lifetime sprint races with the blinkers on fit decently here........new jock in Baze today as it appears Pereira took our top pick over this colt

2  Gerlach's

 

race 4    below average clarity

3  Chollima   four year old filly has a good history when she has early contact to the front end of things and she should get that here.........that and she is (2 1 1 0) at today's 6F distance........trainer Lorenzo Ruiz has had a decent SA meeting and he might add to his 16% win total this afternoon

2  Bella Renella   filly is on the improve as is her rider Kent Desormeaux who is breaking out of quite the slump.......sure would be nice if the jock who can ride with the best of them (when he is "right") keeps improving

6  Your Royal Coil

 

race 5    above average clarity

5  Prince Magician   big race 6F turf to 6F dirt two races back running an effort/fig that appears awfully solid considering today's lower level.......one mile turf race in last and 5 1/2F dirt today......and with one significant rider upgrade from a jock who is ice cold to one that is not......hard not to like

2  Moon Mischief   Sadler colt was beaten by our top selection in his latest but he earned the same Santucci fig........and like our top choice he also gets a jock change for the better from an average one to the meetings runaway leader in Prat........another hard not to like

3  Stir the Pot

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Exaulted  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  on the improve with each and every start and he has shown that he can handle the somewhat specialty distance of 7F with and easy win in an alw nw race (same level as today) & a 3rd place finish in a Grade 2 missing 2nd by a nose........Smith wisely stays put as this four year old colt who continues to train like a happy healthy individual

4  Colt Fiction   lifetime best was run 3rd out following a layoff.......same scenario for this afternoon's race.......and........one of Bill Spawr's stronger stats is - you guessed it - 3rd out after a layoff.........gelding is consistent and acts as if 7F will be a good fit.......we shall see if that is so about 3:30 p.m. pacific

3  Howbeit   

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Conquest Cobra    elder statesman here for sure but 49 lifetime races for a nine year old is a very reasonable number and this is only his 3rd race of 2021.......gelding steps up two levels and retains Prat.......if he fires his latest race he should be a major factor in the outcome of this race.......the fact Belvoir steps a nine year old up so much hints he is doing great

4  Causeididitmyway   six year old gelding has a decent history at today's one mile dirt distance (8 3 1 1) and he should get very good position for Desormeaux likely on or near the lead in what should a reasonable set of fractions.......that and one of the trainer's better stats is with "claiming race repeaters"

1  Contagion

 

race 8    below average clarity

7  Bold Endeavor  capable on or off of the pace and that should come in handy here for top jock Prat as he can take back some in a race that should yield some hot fractions.........Glatt has done a great job of improving this gelding as his 2nd and 3rd races since he claimed this five year old are very solid......hard not to like

3  Charlito   apprentice rider Jessica Pyfer has done a nice job riding this horse for Richard Mandella who is having a fabulous meeting (50 13 7 7)........recent a.m. work is quite a bit better and that bodes well for this fellow's chances of handling the step up of one allowance level.......hard not seeing this five year old not making a good account of himself here

2  Lambeau

4  Ekklesia

1  Taishan

 

race 9    below average clarity

4  Lulu D' Oro   nice awakening in her 2nd lifetime start with the blinkers going on for the 1st time.........and the strength of the effort is disguised some as this filly dueled on a dull inside on 5 March at SA........3 reassuring works since the race.......hard not to like

7  Medusa's Gaze   3 of 4 races since going on Lasix fit well in this spot.......filly should finish well today coming off a 7F sprint........trainer Kristin Mulhall is quietly having a nice SA meeting and she seemingly has a shot at increasing her 18% win percentage this afternoon

1  Big Al's Princess

9  Kind But She Lies

3  Best of Show

5  Ensleys Dream

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 4 April 2021

Happy Easter and best of luck as always!!!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Square Root   last two races are better than they appear in print.......gelding owns good early speed and gets one significant rider upgrade for a grass race.......good rider/trainer combo in Rispoli/O'Neill

5  Queen's Code  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  both lifetime turf sprints fit well in this spot and J J Hernandez stays put......solid grass jock should get a nice stalk position in a race without that much speed signed up

1  Racetrackers

3  Zero Down

8  Storm Seeker

 

race 2    above average clarity

1  Gamine   very special filly from the Baffert barn has won her 4 one turn races by 6, 18, 7 & 6 lengths thus 1 the 9 morning line

2  Qahira    Baffert filly will need quite the forward move to upset her barn mate.......at least she gets to run at a distance where she is a perfect 2 for 2

 

race 3    below average clarity

2  Kalon    trainer/rider teamed up to win the Santa Anita Derby yesterday and Rispoli & Sadler have been a solid team for the SA meeting.........late running turf sprinter should like the 6 1/2F distance and the small field to negotiate........solid recent a.m. work......rather sure this filly will be closing fast

5  Honey Jar   significant rider switch (upgrade) especially for a grass race for this Mike McCarthy 2nd time starter......that and the trainer is better with 2nd time starters than 1st.......hard not to like

4  Brooklyns Best

 

race 4    below average clarity

3  See You At the Top   rider upgrade (other jock is 1 for 78) to Desormeaux who is breaking out of a slump.........nice set of preparatory works for this 2nd time starter who ran a decent effort in his MC debut which was also at one mile.........1st time Lasix........trainer is quietly having one of his better SA meetings......should be a handsome price

6  Simmer Down   two consecutive strong one mile dirt races in a row.....so why 2nd selection you might ask? - the pace was fast in both and she hasn't put in a drill since her latest so I am a touch leery she won't be up for a 3rd strong effort......but if I am all wet about my "leeriness" she likely wins this race

2  Esja 

7  Avisse

 

race 5    below average clarity

1  Hot Rageous   both lifetime races on the AW at GG a solid efforts......new trainer in Peter Miller who sees fit to race this filly on the grass today and why not as this youngster is sired by a hot new sire of turf runners in Idiot Proof.......and look who wants the mount.......Prat

6  Squared Shady   back where she belongs as in vs. Cal-Breds........that and she gets to race on Lasix today and the two times that she has raced with Lasix she ran her best two lifetime efforts

2  Respectfully

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Kirsch Truffle   five year old mare has been away from the game since 19 July 2020 but she returns with a prolonged work regiment that hints she is meant and ready to roll........and if she is her last three races run at 5F or 6F sure appear solid vs. this field

3  Uno Trouble Maker   solid history racing at The Great Race Place (15 7 1 3) and all 8 of her lifetime wins have come at today's 6F distance..........as usual this mare should be forwardly placed in the early stages and might not quit too easily with the 7 lbs bug boy up in Centeno who is by far at his best in sprint dirt races

1  Brilliant Bird

5  Zelaia

8  Todos Santos

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Moonhall Milly   filly has steadily improved for Leonard Powell since arriving in the U S of A.......and considering he goes from Flores (who never wins on the turf) to Rispoli one can conclude he will fire his best ever today if of course he handles his 1st racing as far as 10F.......pedigree for it is good

2  On Mars   very consistent sort and Mike Smith who is the regular rider for this filly shows up to ride on a Holiday to ride one mount......mostly made 2nd pick as like our top choice this is the longest race this gal has ever run but unlike our top pick her pedigree to handle the distance is questionable

6  Rocking Redhead

5  Lucky Peridot

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Majestic Gigi   speed of the speed for this laid up Palma filly making her 1st start in 5 1/2 months.......her work tab is the best preparatory set of drills for the trainer in many a moon.....trainer has been in a slump and seems overdue.....dangerous sort

1  Paid Informant   blinkers on........Prat on....... who last rode this filly in late August and owns the only lifetime win for this four year old........Flavien might get a great trip stalking a potential duel between our top and 3rd pick.....like this girl's chances if that scenario comes to fruition

2  Kelani Kim

 

race 9    below average clarity

8  Wishtheyallcouldbe   both lifetime races were on the dirt and very solid for today's level........and her route and turf pedigree is good especially so for a Cal-bred.......that and those that have raced on the grass in this affair are nothing to write home about

5  Aristeia   quite the move forward 1st time on Lasix.......cuts back in distance a full quarter mile so her endurance might be quite good come stretch time......1 for 77 jock up and that win was on the dirt or might have made top choice

6  Pistachio Princess

3  Ultimate Hy

7  Flew South

 

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 3 April 2021

Mandatory payout of the 20 cent pick 6 at Santa Anita today for Derby Day. The pool is estimated to exceed $5,000,000 and starts in race 7. The race card is first class and I hope my handicapping turns out to be the same.

Best of luck as always!!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Undisturbed   new trainer in Dean Pederson for this filly who has been absent for 13 months........and Dean sure seems to have the trump card for this filly as her a.m. work is vastly improved.........look for Tyler Baze to go after the front end and try and wire the field

2  Cinnte Winnte   Patrick Gallagher is decent with Euro invaders making their 1st start in the USA and this girl's lone start overseas in Ireland appears to  be a solid effort on the turf and at today's one mile distance.......good grass jock in Rispoli and the only two mounts that Umberto has had for the trainer over the last two months were very "live"

8  Crazy Speigty

7  Lookintogeteven

5  Lady Crocker

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Zestful   last two races are quite a bit better than par for today's given level when you adjust for trip......cut back in distance should help his staying power........and he appears to be the most likely leader and with Maldonado up.......that is always a very dangerous proposition for the opposition

1  Pubilius Syrus   (5 4 1 0) since switching to dirt racing and 4 of the races were with today's rider J J Hernandez in the irons......late runner is a smooth running sort who seems to handle dirt in his face very well......six year old should be on the scene late

6  Kershaw

3  King Abner

 

race 3    average clarity

2  I Will Not   very solid figs in his last 4 races albeit on the dirt but his lone USA grass race was a 5 1/2F turf race that also fits well vs. today's competition..........Gutierrez should work out a nice ground saving near the front end of things trip in a race likely to reward those that do

5  Took Charge   average turf pedigree for this Miller invader coming in from the east coast where he was trained by a 19% trainer (Miller for 20/21 is a 20% trainer).....if this colt does handle the green carpet he should be in a great spot as he appears to be the lone speed in the field

7  City Rage

4  Best Chance

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Bobby Bo  three year old colt is training exceptionally well for his MSW debut even be the lofty standards of a Baffert horse......that and Prat gets the call and Flavien has won his last 6 of 8 mounts for the world's best trainer with three year old colts

7  Patron d'Oro   trainer is much better with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters and Koriner sure has gotten his colt to train well since his MSW debut where he showed brilliant speed but tired in the stretch.......believe this three year old with plenty of early gas won't quit so easily today

1  Secret Weapon  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

4  Laurel River

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Closing Remarks   difficult to separate our top three picks but this filly seems best on the Santa Anita turf and retains Rispoli who has given this filly good rides in 3 of his 4 races riding her........1st racing as far as 9F but she sure has finished her last two 8F races with vigor

4  Going Global   beat our top selection in her latest race but earned the same Santucci fig.......and today she carries 4 lbs more while our top pick carries the same weight..........but then again Prat is 8 for his last 20 riding for the D'A........so let me repeat that it is difficult to separate our top three picks

2  Quattroelle

5  Royal Address

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Moraz   talk about being on the right end of the learning curve......filly just keeps improving and she likely only has to repeat her latest to be quite formidable here.....and of course her upward trend has a shot of continuing.......trainer has had a chilly meeting but this filly has been a bright spot for him

3  Soothsay   thru the years Mandella has been outstanding with young fillies and he just might have another good one here with this three year old who was impressive in her MSW debut and even more so in the a.m. since......and the fact that the red hot high in demand Prat stays put reinforces the idea this one is ready for today's big step up in class

5  Beautiful Gift

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Rip City   quite the individual as a four year old (6 4 2 0) and all of the efforts were run in one mile grass races..........1st to date racing at 9F of turf.........sire's stats are so so for 9F but the Dam's sire screams the longer the better......that and this gelding should get great up close position in a race that seemingly favors those that do and with Mario Gutierrez up who was aboard for all 6 of the aforementioned 2021 turf races

2  Club Aspen   like on top pick this colt should sit on or near the lead and with one fine jock in John Velasquez who is so tough with speed types route or sprint........four year old has only raced on the turf at 9F and the race is arguably his lifetime best

8  Coast of Roan

3  Storm the Bastille

4  Motown Music

 

race 8    average clarity

7  Medina Spirit   best credentials in this field by far and his works since his 2nd place finish in a Grade 2 have never been better.......as usual this Baffert youngster should be in the mix from the get go........Johnny V coming in for the mount......hard not seeing this colt being anything but tough

9  The Great One   bombed in his latest race but his efforts 2 and 3 back give him some shot at upsetting our top choice........I doubt O'Neill would enter this three year old colt in this prestigious Garde 1 if he didn't believe his colt could mount a rebound

2  Dream Shake

6  Ottothelegend

10  Defunded

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Warren's Showtime  ultra consistent Cal-bred and especially so on the SA turf (10 5 1 4)........fell off slightly in her latest race but her previous 4 one mile grass races are very strong and the one on 27 December is disguised in it's strength by about 5L of trip adjustment......should be a decent price

3  Charmaine's Mia  The D'A is awfully good at getting a turf sprinter to handle a two turn one mile turf race for the 1st time in their career and he sure showed it in this mare's latest winning a Grade 2 at today's one mile turf distance........five year old mare has run her two lifetime best figs since D'Amato took over as the trainer.......Prat wisely stays put.......she is proven running well without Lasix ........plenty to like

1  Dogtag

6  Laura's Light

5  Raymundos Secret

 

race 10    average clarity

5  Becca Taylor   last race run fits well at today's higher level of racing and today we get a monumental jock upgrade to the hottest jock around in Prat.......1st racing as far as 6 1/2F but the way she has been finishing her races suggests the added 1/16 will be a plus

6  Dylan's Wild Cat   needs her race 3 back and her a.m. work of late hints we will see it........one for one with today's jock Gutierrez up........Mario should get position stalking the lead.......6 1/2 furlongs should be a good fit

1  Governor Goteven

4  Maybe I Will

9  Pray for My Owner

 

race 11    below average clarity

4  A New Peace  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  tepid top pick is improving with each and every race and if that can continue this afternoon 1st following the Knapp claim she should have a shot at overcoming today's significant step up in class......works since Steve Knapp took over are nicely improved hinting that the trainer has a handle on his new acquisition (Miller to Knapp you say - both stand at 17% win for the SA meeting)

6  Applecross   last two races hide this one's ability as two different low percentage turf jocks sat too far off lackluster fractions in both races.........back to Johnny V who rode her race 3 back.........and her fig earned in the race is about 3 lengths better than par for today's level

9  Nice Ice

12  Quiet Secretary

3  Cassie Belle

 

race 12    average clarity

3  The Chosen Vron   both lifetime races fit and are disguised in their strength.......three year old gelding was inside with pace on two days where the rail was dull which is rather unlucky......racing surface has been fair for quite awhile now and Smith stays put......won his only race at 6 1/2F by 7L and it was his MSW debut........hard not to like with money Mike Smith in the saddle

7  Good With People   believe this colt to be the speed of the speed.........three year old is (5 3 2 0) in sprint races restricted the Cal-breds........J J Hernandez is one nice jock and especially so in dirt sprint races......hard not like

2  Letsgetlucky

4  None Above the Law

11  Mister Bold

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Santa Anita for Friday 2 April 2021

Great 12 race card for Derby Day at Santa Anita tomorrow.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  So Much Happy   five year old mare really got "speed crazy" in her latest race which was a 6 1/2F turf sprint where she cut out fractions of 20:3 & 43 flat.......blinkers off today to slow her down in the early stages of this one mile grass race.......and 1st time speed jock Maldonado

4  Goodtingscominpink   might be a good claim by O'Neill and company of a mare who just popped her lifetime best........3 reassuring works since the 26 Feb claim.......stout jock Hernandez rides thru the claim.......five year old mare should be flying late

1  Gallantlystreaming

3  Pushing Sixty

2  Sugar Pickel

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Betito   on the improve with each and every start in 2021 and all since Cedillo got the mount back.......and Abel was aboard for one of five starts in 2020 and it was the best effort of the five for this Mulhall gelding and it was also this fellows maiden debut.........last fits awfully well and if his uptrend continues today he will be especially tough if he handles his 1st career route

2  Twirling Derby   gelding seems best when he runs wide which makes life rather difficult when it comes to winning......but how wide can he go today with only five foes to contend with......trainer is 0 for 24 and the jock is 5 for 115 so far at the SA meeting.......hopefully one of them knows how to get to the winners circle if it comes to that

6  Johan Zoffani

 

race 3    below average clarity

3  Reedley   five year old has spend way too much time racing on the grass where he is (8 1 1 0) especially considering he is (5 1 3 0) on the dirt........and he is also suited to today's dirt distance of 6F as in a win and two 2nd's in three starts.......Maldonado likely will attempt to get loose and wire

7  Rickey B   nice history since Lorenzo Ruiz took over the training and saw fit to put the blinkers on this five year old......Cedillo gets the call and when he does for Ruiz his mounts for the most part have been live ones

2  Afternoon Heat

1  Jan's Reserve

5  Black Storm

 

race 4    average clarity

7  Restless Rambler   never crazy about apprentice riders on the turf until they prove they can handle it and Centeno is one for his last 50 on the turf.......but.........he should stay out of trouble as he is on a very good gate horse who also happens to have the best early gas in the field.......eight year old sure seems to have muscled up coming off of his 1st turf race in a year as he just popped a nice 4F bullet work.........and Glatt enters for 28K to get 4 lbs off and so the 7 lbs bug boy gets in at 111 lbs.......such a deal

3  Italiano   O'Neill might have the trump card for this six year old as his a.m. work is vastly improved since Doug claimed him on 13 Feb.......rather sure this six year makes a good account of himself this afternoon

1  Alleva

5  Castle

10 AE  Facts Matter

8  Blackout

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Traffic Stopper   history with the blinkers off (4 of his 9 lifetime races) for this four year old filly is rather good and she just fired her lifetime best 1st out with Puype as her trainer.......and outside of our 2nd pick she sure has caught a soft looking bunch of cheap conditioned claiming foes giving her a shot at getting back to back wins........Pratt (6 for his last 9 riding for Puype) remains up to enhance her chances

1  Bella Renella   last three races for this filly fit very well at today's level........low percentage trainer in Deleon and a struggling ex-superstar jock in Desormeaux up.......Kent did get his 2nd & 3rd wins last Friday so maybe he is getting his act together.......if he is and this filly holds form he has a shot at win number 4 this afternoon

3  Queen Stormborn

5  Exchange Vows

6  Secret Maneuver

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Equal Measure   almost all of this mare's distance turf races on firm turf stand out here.......that and Hess has wisely had her ready to roll each team he risks her running for a tag......hard not to like

7  Gallovie   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE best early speed in the race and Prat stays put following a turf sprint that should set this mare up nicely for today's one mile turf race......five year old seems the most likely to grab the front end but she seems capable of winning without it as well

1  Sabinos Pride

3  Saburai

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Crystal Ball   Baffert filly has been laid up since August but she is working extremely well for Bob even for his very lofty standards.......Prat will likely go after the front end and attempt to hold off all challengers

5  Pharoah's Heart   very good MSW debut and even a better 2nd start for this Mark Glatt four year old filly........sprint-sprint-route scenario for today's 3rd start and gets John Velazquez to ride.......filly has a solid pedigree to handle the two turns and Glatt has had a nice Santa Anita meeting but he is only 2 for his last 47 "1st at a route"......so......that is enough to make him 2nd choice

4  This Tea

 

race 8    average clarity

5  Nerves of Steel  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  Prat/Miller with a gelding coming off a better than par effort 2nd place finish (with a 5L gap to 3rd) in the 13 March version of this 6F turf race for the MC50K level.........same good trip and he should graduate

3  McWherter  three of his four lifetime races fit decently for today's MC50K level and today this gelding gets a significant rider upgrade especially for a grass race.......dangerous sort

6  Union Bliss

2  June Gloom

4  Nazare

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 28 March 2021

Decent card again handicapping wise.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Secret Club   both lifetime grass races for this Sean McCarthy four year old gelding fit fine in this spot......good post and a rider upgrade.......and his work regiment seemingly has never been better

2  In Vronsky Style   solid 6 1/2F turf MSW debut and for one hot turf trainer in Phil the DA D'Amato........believe this gelding's pedigree is better for a sprint than a route but the way the trainer has been going these days it is not too big of a concern

3  Beaudacious

 

race 2    average clarity

5  La V.   toss out her latest as she had a troubled trip and then some.......drops down for the 2nd straight race but this time races on the dirt which she seems much better on........and her race at SA is better than it appears as she had 6L of trip trouble earning a number the fits well here and it was her MSW debut to boot.......look for E Maldonado to send from the opening bell

6  Bristol Bayou   drops to the bottom MC level which makes sense to yours truly as this Shirreffs four year old runner's best is one 2nd in 13 starts........recent a.m. work is solid considering the level of racing......hard not to like

2  Big Passion

 

race 3    above average clarity

1  Du Jour   big MSW debut for this Baffert colt three races back as M Smith gave him a wide trip and he earned a Santucci fig that is a couple of lengths better than par for today's higher level.....then he ran a decent dirt race......graduated in his 3rd start back on the turf and Prat stalked very soft fractions and won easily in what likely was a very stress free race.......dynamite a.m. work since the race supports the notion

5  Lost In Space   GB invader finished off his two year campaign with 3 straight wins and his two that were run on firm turf seem to be very fast times......away since 24 September but Simon Callaghan appears to mean business 1st out following the 6 month layoff........very dangerous

3  Hubris

 

race 4    average clarity

7  Today Matters   3 solid trainer stats for Lorenzo Ruiz apply here: 2nd off a layoff - 2nd time racing on Lasix - turf to dirt.....that and Lorenzo legs up a top echelon rider for the 1st time in 4 starts.........combine all that with a significant drop in MC and it makes for a top pick-a-rue

4  Coastal King   big awakening in his 2nd lifetime start for this Vann Belvoir three year old gelding and since the 27 Feb race he worked a solid 5F.......last might do the trick and he might be up for even more this afternoon

3  Call Nine One One

5  The Roan Ranger

2  Careless Kitten

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Ox Bridge   par like turf sprint effort in this guy's latest which was his 1st race since 11 September 2019 and 1st race with O'Neill as his conditioner........sharp 46:4 drill at Slr since.........1st at a route but his pedigree is good for one.......Rispolis stays put and he should get good position near or on the lead

8  Labor Union   ignore his latest and his race 3 back as they were pace-less races where you need to ignore the final time fig and he didn't have the best of trips in both......his race 2 back with a slow but legitimate pace is par like.......blinkers off today and that is usually a strong move for Eurton

9  Mongolian Kingdom

5  Commanding Chief

4  Holy Emperor

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Adare   another bad trip by money Mike Smith (see 1 horse race 3) breaking poorly and running wide in a 7 horse field.........five year old earned a number that is off the charts.......in fact this Drysdale five year has run many races quite a bit better than par for the nw alw level.......new jock today and that jock is one for one on this five year old

5  Palace Coup   Smith somewhat ironically lands here on this D'Amato pick-up who ran one big race at GP in 21 Jan at one mile on the dirt both final time wise and pace wise........and it seems very noteworthy that it was the only lifetime race on conventional dirt with the blinkers on that this gelding has ever run.......very dangerous / big potential

4  Magic On Tap

3  Go Daddy Go

6  Mulberry Street

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Velvet   turf sprint - turf sprint - turf route scenario for this three year old filly trained by Mandella and ridden by Prat.........Prat/Mandella are an incredible 7 for their last 12 and with 4 others in the money.......that'll do

6  Mongolian Mission   decent MC50K one mile grass race debut......and Enebish Ganbat is decent (better than many) when he makes the MC to MSW move with 2nd time starters.......Maldonado wisely stays put

5  Quick Time

4  Jibber Jabber

2  Ragged Rose

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Fashionably Fast   six year old shows up every time and he is quite the miler to date and that is hidden by strong fractions in one of his one mile races and a wide trip and up on an average pace in the other.......same jock all the time in Pereira who sure handles this six year old well

4  Growth Engine   big pick-up of a Chad Brown gelding who like our top choice shows up every time (7 3 3 1).....and he has competed at 3 different tracks and also handled layoffs......so that bodes well for his chances of not only handling another layoff but a new surface as well

1  Mastering

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Bird  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  gelding acted up prior to his last race and then was given a wide trip by Maldonado and with those two negatives he was still only beaten by 2 1/4 for the win.......that and Steve Knapp enters for 12,500 to get 2 lbs off and he puts up bug boy Centeno to get 7 more......sure appears Steve means business.......might be price

3  Next Revolt   Hess might of made a solid claim as this gelding appears best at SA.......cut back in distance from a route to a 7F sprint is usually a plus........as is when a given jockey rides thru a claim and that jock is Pratt

5  Question Authority

8  Western Smoke

10  Threearchbaymafia

 

 

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