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SANTA ANITA

STAY IN YO LANE: 2yo first time starter was running in a full field of $50k maiden claimers for trainer Doug O’Neill. He stalked outside while well off the rail and made a bid between horses into the stretch running on with good energy to just miss the play by a half-length while 10 clear of the rest. Will be very hard to beat.

COALINGA HILLS: $16k claimer comes off a big win at Los Alamitos coming out of the dreaded post 1 going 5-1/2 furlongs. This mare took back to last and moved to the outside. Made a last to first move down the lane winning by a length. She will love going six furlongs at Santa Anita.

JUST HIT PLAY: Went off as the second choice vs. the odds-on Oracle of Omaha. He was breaking from post 1 in this 5-1/2 furlong sprint and ran a very goofy race. Broke on top dueling for the lead, but then it looked like he may be pulled up in taking back to fourth. Re-rallied to close fast for second in a crazy effort.

GRINGO STAR: Showed good early speed but got in tight into the turn. Had to swing four wide into the stretch closing fast to just miss by a dwindling 3/4 of a length while four clear of the rest. Will be a very live runner next out at Santa Anita.

MIDNIGHT CROSSING: Looked like an easy single in the last race at Los Alamitos on Sept. 22. This $20k maiden got off at 9/5 but was wide the entire mile trip and ran an even fourth all around the track while never making a late charge. Look for a big rebound next out at a better price.

JABBER NOW: Finally got the maiden scored for a $20k price tag. This filly did it the hard way breaking for post 1 going 5-1/2 furlongs. She has always seemed to have some talent and now with the confidence building win could come right back to repeat if placed in the correct spot.

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