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SANTA ANITA

MISS GEORGIE GIRL: Was last seen running at the Oak Tree meet back in October of ’09 but trainer Kathy Walsh had this girl ready to run in this downhill allowance race as she made a determined late run finishing second losing the race by less than a length in what was a very good comeback effort.

CHECKMARK: Was last seen running third at Hollywood Park in December of ‘09 but this one came back ready to run also going down the hill, jockey Sutherland had him ready to roll but got fanned widest of all turning for home and lost any shot at running down the lone perfect tripping speed horse but he closed with good energy picking up the place money and looks to be sitting on the maiden breaker next time out.

STAR DANCE M D: Second time starter was dropping into this 75k maiden claimer for this his second start but the key was getting the blinkers on and Rosario in the irons, he was bet down to the odds on favorite and won like 1-9 despite bobbling at the start and having to be steadied hard and losing two positions into the turn but coming on to win going away in what was a freakish run.

BELS DREAM CASTLE: First time starter out of the Jeff Mullins barn a barn that has been a little cold was let go at 33-1, this filly was squeezed back at the start bumped and taken up to be dead last and far back to look hopelessly beaten, she regained her composer and made a four wide run down the lane and just came storming home to pick up the place money behind the 6-5 winner. This girl has some run and will be a solid play next time out but there will be no 33-1 this time around.

MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE: For those of you who follow this column this 3yo was exiting this column and just put in a super effort winning the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and paying $29.80, we will keep him on our list as he has the looks of something special in what is now a wide open Kentucky Derby, and he fits perfectly with his stalking style and the was he finished up he has the looks of a horse that can get that grueling 1¼ KD distance. Also being sired by War Chant he looks to have a big time future on the grass.$$$$$

WHISPER LOUISE: Euro invader for trainer James Cassidy who can pop with these type of horses was making her first start since October of last year but this girl ran super despite being bumped at the start and being steadied hard on the wire the first time around, she came on late and finished with a flourish being a clear second beaten just ¾ for a length by the even money chalk. $$$$$

KEVLAR KID: This lightly raced 4yo gelding looks to be a real up and comer off his last race running second to the odds on First Dude but more than four lengths clear of the rest of the field, he is also bred for the grass and if he shows up going long on the green we will be running to the window. $$$$$

POSITION A: I just love hoses like this who are reclaimed as trainer Bill Spawr lost him one race back for 32k when reclaimed by O’Neil who must know that this 5yo gelding is sound and than he gets reclaimed by Spawr out of this race for 40k, who also knows this one is totally sound, we will continue to use him in all the exotics.

MR. MAKE BELIEVE: Had two horses entered in this straight maiden race going down the hill, Just Meteor who was exiting our HTW list but was sent on a suicide mission on the front end by jockey Quinonez and first time starter Mr. Make Believe who just sat back and came with a late run under a Gomez hand ride to win with a lot left.

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

MR. MUNSEY: Was trying the grass for the first time and was a release on www.gamingtoday.com, he was let go at 18-1 and I let go of my money but he just could not run down the Baze even money lone speed but finished strong and was gaining at the end finishing second losing by 1¼ paying $11.40 for the place and the $2 exacta paid $55.80, we will be all over this one if he comes back on the grass.

DUBAI PERFECTO: Another who was trying the grass for the first time and his filly just freaked winning going away by more than four lengths, she looks like a repeater. $$$

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