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SANTA ANITA

ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR

Was last seen running a good third at Del Mar last September when running in the $150k I’m Smokin Stakes on the synthetic surface. She came back in this spot going down the hill and really never got into the race. We see this race as a good set up for when he gets back to Del Mar.

CANDY’S SHOES

Was coming off the layoff for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. He ran a good fourth in this 7 furlong race with straight maidens. We would love to see this one go on the grass in his next start. If so we will be going to the window.

SHYSHEISNOT

Another coming off the layoff as this filly was just hammered at the windows in this 6 1/2 furlong downhill turf sprint going off as the 8/5 chalk for trainer John Sadler. We don’t know what Rosario, who was in town, was thinking. He must have thought he was on a monster, taking him back to last and making a big five wide run, losing ground into the stretch. Shy surged home and just miss second by a nostril. New jock next time out and different result. $$$$$

KOOL KAT

Was making her seventh start but first on the grass. Her sire Scat Daddy has been very good with his turf runners. She started four wide and moved up on the second turn and was five wide into the stretch coming home for the win. We look for her to stay on the grass.

SWEET AS A ROSE

Looks to be sitting on a win and she would have gotten it if it weren’t for the presence of Kool Kat in the race. Rose ran a winning race but had to settle for second. She will be very hard to beat next time out and exits a race that could end up being a key one.

COCONUT CREAM PIE

Filly always had talent but just could not get it done with straight maidens and was now dropped in with $30k maiden claimers. She was an easy winner and there were no claims in for her so Mullins will be able to put her in a claim proof starter allowance race in her next start. We will be all over her at the betting windows. $$$$$

ATTA’ BOY WOODY

Put in a big WOW performance in this 5 furlong sprint for 2yo as he won like a good thing at 7/5 by almost eight lengths. This one is moving on up as Jerry Hollendorfer looks to have a big time prospect. 

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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