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SANTA ANITA

STREET ICON

Was exiting our HTW list and, as we stated, he was gelded before his previous race when running a solid second. Came back in this downhill turf sprint and won despite being steadied off heels approaching the eighth pole. He looked to like this course and is really on his game. We will keep him on our list. $$$$$

AS RULERS GO

Really like this filly in this race, especially when getting off at 3/1. She really wanted to run and was pulling jockey Couton out of the saddle but got herself between horses and had to be steadied hard, which really cost her. We will look for her to rebound at a nice price next time out. $$$

INDECISE

The surging Mike Smith rode this mare with extreme confidence as he just sat chilly while off the rail. He came four wide with her into the stretch and won like something good with plenty left in the tank. We love her chances right back. $$$

LITTLE CURLIN

Was in from Keenelend and moved to the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer. He ran a solid third despite his trouble as he looked to be making a winning move up the rail but got blocked. He had to move out for room after checking off heels and somehow got up for the show dough. No mistakes next time out.

BEE BRAVE

A big wow run from this Simon Callaghan import as she made a last to first eye catching move to win going away in beating a solid group of allowance runners. Looks like she will move up to face some stakes company in the very near future. 

PRACTISING

Trainer Paddy Gallagher brought this 3yo filly in from over the pond and the word was she was the real deal. Was four wide into the first turn and continued wide into the stretch when making a run down the lane to win as much the best.

GOLDEN GATE

ADRIATIC SON

First time starter was in good position to the turn in this 6 furlong sprint for straight maidens but got caught behind the front runners and was forced to wait for room. Once clear he could only settle for third in what was a much better effort than looked.

ALMOSTTOOMUCHFUN

Was in from Hastings Park and ran super in this claiming race just losing by the bob at almost 3/1. He was claimed by trainer Bill Morey who will have him spotted for the win next time out. $$$

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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