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Santa Anita on Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Race 1 12:30pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $32,000 Class Rating: 87

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE MARCH 12 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $22,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 4 AFLEET IN TIME 3/1

# 6 TWO SIX WINS 7/2

# 2 LITIGATION ROAD 8/1

I give my vote to AFLEET IN TIME here. Displays sound Equibase Speed Figures on average overall when measured up against the rest of this group. With a reliable jock who has won at a formidable 22 percent rate over the last month. This has to be one of the top selections. Is worth considering and may be a bet - strong Equibase Speed Figures (79 average) at today's distance and surface lately. TWO SIX WINS - Pender has a solid win percentage with horses running in dirt route races. Has been running strongly lately and should be up on the front end early on. LITIGATION ROAD - This gelding has a strong winning percentage in dirt route races.



Race 2 12:57pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $31,000 Class Rating: 73

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 116 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $50,000, FOR EACH $5,000 TO $40,000 1 LB.


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# 6 L. A. MAGIC 9/2

# 5 ALPHA DOLL 8/5

# 3 STELLA MOON 7/2

I think L. A. MAGIC is a quite good choice. Her chances to prove victorious are much better today facing this easier bunch. If you examine closely, this one has some longshot potential. Has to be given a chance against this group displaying quite good figures lately and an average speed figure of 63 under similar conditions. ALPHA DOLL - Must be given a shot here on the basis of the numbers in the speed department alone. With Bejarano getting the mount, watch out for this animal. STELLA MOON - Should go to the lead and may never look back. Have to consider solely on class, with some of the strongest class figs of this group of horses.



Race 3 1:26pm - Maiden Special Weight - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $56,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR CALIFORNIA BRED OR CALIFORNIA SIRED MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 116 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS


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# 3 WANDERING HEART 8/5

# 2 BARBARA BEATRICE 8/1

# 7 WARREN'S PURRFECT 6/1

WANDERING HEART looks to be a competitive contender. With a solid 79 average speed fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's outing. Recorded a formidable Equibase speed fig in the last race. Can run another good one in this affair. Is difficult not to examine based on speed figures which have been respectable - 83 avg - of late. BARBARA BEATRICE - Damato has shown excellent profits (+85 ROI ) with horses in turf route events. Earned a decent Equibase Speed Figure last time out. WARREN'S PURRFECT - I can't pass on this filly given one of the most competitive jockey and handler combos on the grounds. Gutierrez has this filly running well and is a decent selection based on the very good speed figures posted in route races lately.



Race 4 2:00pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,000 Class Rating: 88

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 116 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE MARCH 12 ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000


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# 2 SUMMERS DIGNITY 4/1

# 3 MIDNIGHT LADY 7/5

# 6 CHOCOLATE DELIGHT 9/5

SUMMERS DIGNITY looks to be a competitive contender. With Pereira aboard her, this mare should be able to break out quickly in this contest. The Equibase speed fig of 87 from her last race looks decent in here. Has to be considered versus this field displaying respectable numbers recently and an average speed rating of 78 under similar conditions. MIDNIGHT LADY - With a nice class fig average of 91, has one of the strongest class advantages in this group. Overall the Speed Figures of this horse look very strong in this affair. CHOCOLATE DELIGHT - The speed rating of 88 from her latest contest looks quite good in here. Can't overlook the connections here, a 23 winning percentage, one of the most respectable at getting into the winner's circle.



Race 5 2:34pm - Optional Claiming - 6.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $58,000 Class Rating: 100

DOWNHILL TURF FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR OPTIONAL CLAIMING PRICE OF $40,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 116 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $40,000


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# 2 ZANAB 15/1

# 5 CHATI'S ON TOP 9/2

# 4 ARTISTIC CHARM (GB) 4/1

ZANAB looks to be a formidable contender especially at a such a nice price. Reason to like this filly as she has in the saddle one of the best jocks using winning percentages over the last month. Valdez has one of the most competitive jock ROI's on the grounds, returning to players +5 percent. CHATI'S ON TOP - Looks like a solid player for the exotics. Ran a strong last race. ARTISTIC CHARM (GB) - With Bejarano controlling the reins on her, this filly ought to be able to break out early for this race. Recorded a decent speed figure last time out.



Race 6 3:08pm - Optional Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $58,000 Class Rating: 102

FOR CALIFORNIA BRED OR CALIFORNIA SIRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR OPTIONAL CLAIMING PRICE OF $20,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 116 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER ALLOWED 2 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000.


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# 5 ROMAR SUCCESS 10/1

# 1 MISSING GROOM 4/1

# 2 BRAVE ACT 3/1

I think ROMAR SUCCESS is a formidable selection especially at 10/1. With a reliable 92 average speed figure at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. Has been running admirably lately and will almost certainly be up near the front end early on. This trainer has the most favorable return on investment in this group of horses in this race with entries moving at this distance and surface. MISSING GROOM - Is worth taking a close look at and may be a bet - strong Equibase speed figs (91 average) at today's distance and surface recently. Could provide positive dividends based on respectable recent Equibase Speed Figures with an average of 89. BRAVE ACT - Win percentage one of the best in this group.



Race 7 3:43pm - Stakes - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $100,000 Class Rating: 105 Wilshire S. (Grade 3)

WILSHIRE S. - GRADE 3 FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $100 EACH TO ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION. CLOSED THURSDAY, APRIL16, 2015 WITH 14. SUPPLEMENTARY NOMINATION OF $2,000 DUE AT ENTRY TIME. CLOSED WITH 1. $1,500 ADDITIONAL TO START. $100,000 GUARANTEED WITH $60,000 TO THE WINNER, $20,000 TO SECOND, $12,000 TO THIRD, $6,000 TO


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# 3 SMOOVE IT 8/1

# 8 BIRDLOVER (GB) 5/2

# 6 SKY TREASURE 6/1

SMOOVE IT gets the edge as the wager in here and the potential return justifies the precarious nature of the long odds. Recorded a decent speed figure last time out. Has performed soundly lately in route races, posting a nifty 103 avg Equibase speed fig. Players should probably take a good look at this one as this filly has one of the best win percentages at this distance in this group. BIRDLOVER (GB) - Oneill has her trained soundly to break quickly out of the starting gate. Should land on the board without any worries. SKY TREASURE - Always tough to beat Casse and Talamo working together, winning 26 percent of their races. She should be given a chance given the competitive speed figures.



Race 8 4:19pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $19,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 116 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $20,000.


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# 3 GEMMABETO 12/1

# 8 WILD 30/1

# 7 BURNING 8/1

GEMMABETO looks to be a very strong contender especially at a such a nice price. The Equibase class rating of today's contest is much lower than his last affair. WILD - Quite good chance today with second time Lasix. Must be considered given the class of races run recently. BURNING - Has run quite well when running a dirt route race. He has been running quite well and the speed figures are among the best in this field.


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Golden Gate on Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Race 1 12:45pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15,000 Class Rating: 89

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE FEBRUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS. ONE SUCH RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 5 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, IF FOR $10,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 1 CONTESSA B. 5/2

# 7 SHEZA EYEOPENER 3/1

# 3 COMMANDRESS 8/1

CONTESSA B. could be the bet in here. Hernandez has strong numbers that point to this filly to be a strong contender. Could best this group based on the Equibase speed fig - 89 - of her last effort. Solid average speed figures in dirt route races make this animal a contender. SHEZA EYEOPENER - With Gonzalez getting the mount, watch out for this animal. Has been running quite well lately and will almost certainly be on or close to the lead early on. COMMANDRESS - Is worth looking at and may be a bet - strong speed figures (79 average) at today's distance and surface recently.



Race 2 1:11pm - Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $12,000 Class Rating: 92

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES SINCE FEBRUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS. A RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 5 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000, IF FOR $7,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 2 MAJOR TRUTH 3/1

# 1 FREE TIME 7/2

# 7 TIME TO GO ROBO 12/1

MAJOR TRUTH looks very good to best this field. Is a sharp contender based on figs recorded recently under today's conditions. With one of the best jockeys in terms of dividends at the window, don't count this gelding out. Has to be carefully examined here on the basis of the numbers in the speed realm alone. FREE TIME - Ought to compete admirably in the early pace contest which bodes well with this group. Is worth serious consideration and may be a bet - strong Speed Figures (83 average) at today's distance and surface lately. TIME TO GO ROBO - With a solid 82 Equibase Speed Figure last time out, will clearly be a factor in this contest. Miller is trying to win with this one by bringing him back so soon.



Race 3 1:44pm - Allowance - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $37,000 Class Rating: 99

FOR CALIFORNIA BRED OR CALIFORNIA SIRED THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING AND STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE FEBRUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS. (MAIDEN, CLAIMING AND STARTER RACES FOR $25,000 OR LESS NOT CONSIDERED IN ALLOWANCES


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# 2 PRINCE CHARMANT 10/1

# 7 PAZMEIFUCAN 3/1

# 8 CANT DO THE DANSE 8/1

PRINCE CHARMANT is my selection especially at 10/1. Has very good Equibase Speed Figs and has to be considered for a bet in this race. This gelding has a good win percent in turf route races. Has to be given a chance against this group displaying competitive figures lately and an average speed rating of 88 under similar conditions. PAZMEIFUCAN - Will most likely compete admirably in the early pace clash which bodes well with this group of horses. With a very good 99 speed rating last time out, will unquestionably be a factor in this contest. CANT DO THE DANSE - Win percentage one of the top in this group of horses. Will probably compete admirably in the early speed contest which bodes well with this field.



Race 4 2:18pm - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8,000 Class Rating: 79

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 120 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000.


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# 5 BUDY'S GOLD 12/1

# 9 PEPPER LOU 15/1

# 7 FABBER 8/5

BUDY'S GOLD is my choice especially at 12/1. He looks very good in this slot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the halfway point. Garnered a sound speed figure in the latest race. Can run another good one in this race. Hernandez has been scorching the last month, winning at a nifty 26 percent clip. PEPPER LOU - I think having Amador ride this gelding is a smart move. FABBER - Is a very solid contender based on figs posted recently under today's conditions. He has been racing admirably lately while recording sharp Equibase Speed Figs.



Race 5 2:52pm - Stakes - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $100,000 Class Rating: 96 Silky Sullivan S.

SILKY SULLIVAN S. - FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES ELIGIBLE CALIFORNIA-BRED OR CALIFORNIA-SIRED THREE YEAR OLDS. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $50 EACH TO ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION OR BY SUPPLEMENTARY NOMINATION OF $2,000 AT THE TIME OF ENTRY WHICH INCLUDES ALL FEES. $1,000 TO ENTER. $100,000 GUARANTEED OF WHICH $57,000 TO THE WINNER,


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# 3 PULMARACK 3/1

# 6 SUANCES DREAM 12/1

# 5 TEMPLE KEYS 8/1

I think PULMARACK is a quite good choice. He has decent class ratings, averaging 94, and has to be carefully examined in here. Hollendorfer has this colt running well and is a respectable choice based on the solid speed figures put up in route races recently. I like the rider on this colt - solid chance to win the race. SUANCES DREAM - Always seems to be close up at the finish. A nice return on investment of +57 with this jock and conditioner combo. TEMPLE KEYS - Solid average Equibase speed figs in turf route races make this animal a solid contender. In the upper half of earnings per start at the distance/surface in this lot.



Race 6 3:26pm - SA - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,000 Class Rating: 88

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $40,000 OR LESS AND WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE FEBRUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 4 SKY FOREVER 9/5

# 2 RED HOT ROCKET 5/2

# 8 STYLESKY 6/1

I've got to go with SKY FOREVER. Has been running soundly lately and will most likely be up near the front end early on. Has to be given consideration in this event if only for the very good Equibase Speed Fig garnered in the last contest. Looks decent for the conditions of this race today, showing solid figures in dirt sprint races lately. RED HOT ROCKET - Has decent Speed Figures and has to be considered for a wager in this competition. I like the jock on this filly - strong chance to win the competition.



Race 7 4:02pm - Stakes - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $100,000 Class Rating: 88 Campanile S.

CAMPANILE S. - FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES ELIGIBLE CALIFORNIA-BRED OR CALIFORNIA-SIRED FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $50 EACH TO ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION OR BY SUPPLEMENTARY NOMINATION OF $2,000 AT THE TIME OF ENTRY WHICH INCLUDES ALL FEES. $1,000 TO ENTER. $100,000 GUARANTEED OF WHICH


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# 4 SWISS SKIMMER 10/1

# 3 LA FIERA 5/1

# 7 HEAT THE ROCKS 5/2

I think SWISS SKIMMER is a very good selection especially at a such a nice price. Has performed quite well as of late in route races, posting a nifty 71 avg Equibase Speed Figure. LA FIERA - Should finish in the money without a hitch. Garnered a reliable speed figure in the last race. Can run another good one in this contest. HEAT THE ROCKS - Has to be considered versus this group of horses in this race displaying decent numbers as of late and an average speed figure of 87 under similar conditions. She has a good opportunity for this event as handler, Hollendorfer, has solid win rate with horses going this distance.



Race 8 4:34pm - SA - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17,000 Class Rating: 96

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $40,000 OR LESS AND WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE FEBRUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS.


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# 3 ROGER WAY 3/1

# 9 WILL TRUE UP 5/2

# 5 BORNATTHETRACK 7/2

I like ROGER WAY here. Has performed admirably as of late in sprint races, posting a nifty 81 avg speed fig. Hard to pass on this gelding with Lopez in the saddle. Looks strong versus this group of horses in this race and ought to be one of the early speedsters. WILL TRUE UP - Shows signs of the look of a money-making play, averaging a solid 89 speed fig which is one of the most favorable in this group. Is a solid contender - given the 99 speed fig from his most recent race. BORNATTHETRACK - With a nice Equibase class rating average of 96, has one of the best class advantages in this group. With a strong 92 speed rating last time out, will definitely be a factor in this contest.



Race 9 5:04pm - Allowance - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $37,000 Class Rating: 92

FOR CALIFORNIA BRED OR CALIFORNIA SIRED FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING AND STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE FEBRUARY 1 ALLOWED 3 LBS. (MAIDEN, CLAIMING AND STARTER RACES FOR $25,000 OR LESS NOT CONSIDERED IN ALLOWANCES


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# 6 WINK AND WISH 6/1

# 4 WARRENS LIL MARGIE 12/1

# 5 LEXIE ARLEEN 6/1

WINK AND WISH looks to be a solid contender. Has strong Equibase Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet in this race. Going in a turf route race gives this mare a decent shot. Has performed well recently in route races, posting a nifty 91 avg speed rating. WARRENS LIL MARGIE - Like the finishing positions in the last couple of events. She has a good opportunity for this event as trainer, Trujillo, has strong win clip with horses going this distance. LEXIE ARLEEN - Will almost certainly go to the front end and should never look back.