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SANTA ANITA

GLADDING: Was in from Calder for trainer John Sadler and got bet down to even money. He had a nice stalking position down on the inside right behind the front runner. Gained a slight lead on the second turn and powered away to a very easy win in an impressive performance. Sadler looks to have a good one in Gladding. Will follow him up the ladder.

VISION IN GOLD: Was taken in hand at the start of this 1 1/16 allowance route. Was far back until the half mile pole when she made a Zenyatta type move, sucking up her rivals while four wide and drawing away for fun. This girl ran like she just loved this new dirt course. Will be a very good single next time out.

RUMOR: There was a little rumor going around the track that this filly could really run and that trainer Richard Mandella loved the way she had been working out. Well this daughter of Indian Charlie ran to her billing and destroyed this group of straight maiden 2yo fillies by almost seven lengths under a long hold late by jockey Bejarano. Look for big things in the future for this young filly.

ANCIENT HOLIDAY: Was last seen running up the track at Del Mar back in ’09. She came back in this 30k maiden claimer for the sneaky Myung Cho who can pop with a layoff horse at a price. This girl won for fun at 8-1 and you could have gotten this winner at our website. Ran like she just adored this dirt course. Could come right back and repeat at another good price.

FULL INSTINCT: Was coming out of the 1 post and broke slow in stride. He shot up on the inside but had to be steadied off heels on the backstretch and took back. Saved ground but had to wait again into the stretch. Found clear sailing and got up for the place money behind the sharp HTW alert winner Shred The Secrets. Full Instinct will be one tough customer next time out. $$$$$

SUMMERS AT DELMAR: Was bumped hard at the start and then chased off the rail. Went outside for room on the turn but found none and had to wait behind horses into the stretch. Angled to the inside and ran them down to get a real nice win despite all the trouble. He was claimed by trainer Rafael Bacerra. Looks like a good pick up.

RED DEFENSE: Was trying the downhill turf course. This was a very tough 11-horse field but we had Rosario riding for Carla Gaines. Gave Red Defense the perfect trip getting up to win by a neck while coming from next to last. This guy looked real good winning and will be right there in his next start going down the hill.

COCKTAILS AT SEVEN: First time Thomas Proctor filly. Going a flat mile on the grass, broke slow but really looked like she wanted to run. She was pulling the jock in the early going but tossed her head around and lost several lengths. Came out into the stretch and again in midstretch. Closed with a rush to be a clear second but had no shot at running down the lone speed. This girl can flat out run. Looks to be a very good bet in her next start. $$$$$


GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

TEENAGE DANCER: Was in from Hollywood Park for this 6 furlong straight maiden sprint. Somehow, she was let go at 8-1 in this six horse field, mainly because the bettor sent Baze off at .60 cents on the dollar. Dancer ran a solid race and pulled clear late for a nice score paying $18.60 a winner that you would have received on our website.

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