21:00 Santa Anita (USA) 12 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO only)

Winner $27,659 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
221386-
i
1

Aura Rose 56 

b f Uncle Mo - Girl in Velvet (Afleet)

D
4 8-9
Tyler BazeRichard Baltas
2
1/04747-
i
2

November Tale (IRE)  50 

ch f Casamento - Skeleton (Tobougg)

4 8-9
Brice BlancPatrick Gallagher
3
036054-
i
3

Midnight Lilly 33 

dk f Midnight Lute - Third Time Lucky (Gilded Time)

D
4 8-9
Stewart ElliottHector Palma
4
372635-
i
4

War Moccasin 54 

dk f War Chant - Suede Shoe (Pulpit)

D
4 8-9
Rafael BejaranoJerry Hollendorfer
5
45641-
i
5

Twirling Apples 82 

dk f Twirling Candy - Tough Apples (Exploit)

D
4 8-9
Mario GutierrezPeter Eurton
6
237322-
i
6

Looking At Thelake 56 

b f Lookin At Lucky - Freud's Irish Miss (Freud)

D
4 8-9
Flavien PratJohn Sadler
7
319419-
i
7

Candy Swirls 56 

b f Twirling Candy - Duchess Zea (Ascot Knight)

D
4 8-9
Drayden Dyke VanWilliam Spawr
8
795588-
i
8

Goseecal 54 

gr/ f Cowboy Cal - Pandora's Secret (Wolf Power)

D
4 8-9
Evin RomanVladimir Cerin
9
11859-7
i
9
Hot pink, black diamonds on sleeves, hot pink and black quartered cap (Thomsen Racing, Llc)

Zuzanna 11 

b f Wilburn - Zaphia (Bernstein)

D
Non Runner
10
413631-
i
10
Electric Blue, orange circle, orange cuffs on sleeves (Drawing Away Stable)

Vasilika 58 

ch f Skipshot - La Belle Marquet (Marquetry)

D
Non Runner
11
45627-7
i
11
Red, black hoop and armlets on sleeves, black cap (Cohen, Paul And Master, Robert)

Cynthiana 6 

b f Into Mischief - Fine Time To Leave (Even The Score)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

TWIRLING APPLES is least exposed with only five starts under her belt and will arrive full of confidence after recording a first career success here last time. She shades the verdict ahead of Looking At Thelake, who has been knocking on the door, and class-dropper War Moccasin.

21:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $38,722 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
12-
i
1

Batiquitos 56 

b f Dixie Chatter - Warren's Got Game (Ancient Art)

D
4 8-10
Martin PedrozaWilliam Spawr
2
146221-
i
2

Dangerously Close 26 

b f Ministers Wild Cat - Keep active (Cee's Tizzy)

D
4 8-10
Evin RomanGenaro Vallejo
3
352767-
i
3

Briartic Gal 47 

b m Anziyan Royalty - Briar's Gal (Son Of Briartic)

D
7 8-10 b
Corey NakataniRichard Baltas
4
611266-
i
4

Betdesilvergold 36 

gr/ f Harbor the Gold - Lit De Bet (Lit de Justice)

D
4 8-8
Joseph TalamoMichael Machowsky
5
851815-
i
5

Jill Madden 28 

ch f Grazen - Striking Point (Thunder Gulch)

D
4 8-8
Austin SolisAndrew Lerner
6
215738-
i
6

Red Stich 72 

ch m Decarchy - Fancymeetinyouhere (Good Journey)

D
5 8-8
Rajiv MaraghKristin Mulhall
Verdict

Batiquitos warrants respect stepping back up to 6f (successful over the same trip on debut) but preference is for DANGEROUSLY CLOSE, who was an impressive five-length winner over 5 1/2f at Los Alamitos last time. Red Stich might prove best of the remainder.

22:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $17,287 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
306212-
i
1

Saint Dermot 48 

dk g Ghostzapper - Chamrousse (Peaks and Valleys)

D
7 8-9
Tyler ConnerMark Glatt
2
541433-
i
2

Out Of Patience 48 

gr/ g Heart of the Storm - With a Passion (Honour And Glory)

D BF
7 8-9
Joseph TalamoKristin Mulhall
3
515165-
i
3

Awe 42 

dk h Bold Chieftain - Dancing Spray (Cari Jill Hajji)

D
5 8-9
Rafael BejaranoJerry Hollendorfer
4
39233/5-
i
4

Storm Comin Thru 113 

b g Stormy Jack - Watershed Park (Strodes Creek)

D
7 8-9
Tiago PereiraDean Pederson
5
3423/66-
i
5

Gonna Fly Now 57 

b g Rockport Harbor - Do Not Disturb (Maria's Mon)

9 8-9
Santiago GonzalezRobert Hess
6
577155-
i
6
White, black diamond hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (David Jacobson)

Raagheb 95 

b g Street Cry - Mostaqeleh (Rahy)

D
Non Runner
7
65297/8-
i
7

Howdy 124 

b h Sundarban - Foxy Babe (Momentum)

D
6 8-9
Evin RomanPeter Eurton
Verdict

SAINT DERMOT's recent win and placed efforts read well and he is fancied to notch up a fifth career success. Out Of Patience was only half a length behind the selection last time so he has to be respected, while Awe cannot be ruled out either.

22:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $12,447 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0/95372-
i
1

Contento 90 

dk g Dixie Chatter - Rose Canyon (Sky Mesa)

5 8-11
Saul AriasJavier Sierra
2
2469/96-
i
2
Grey (Bobby Grayson)

Dude's Dude 29 

dk c First Dude - Miss Velocity (Curlin)

Non Runner
3
6-
i
3

June And Johnny 27 

ch g Heatseeker - Keystone Malibu (Malibu Moon)

4 8-11
Matt GarciaMichael Pender
4
6/32-
i
4

Thankful Every Day 33 

b c The pamplemousse - Thankfully (Holy Bull)

BF
4 8-11
Stewart ElliottEddie Truman
5
55-
i
5

Pure Pursuit 72 

b g Stormy Atlantic - The Green Owl (Carson City)

4 8-11
Tiago PereiraJohn Sadler
6
762554-
i
6

Soft Trip 14 

b g The pamplemousse - Fits the Route (Ribot Land)

4 8-11
Modesto LinaresVernon Aguayo
7
2/33506-
i
7

Mintenized 14 

dk g Margie's Wildcat - Adopted Fame (Western Fame)

5 8-11 b
Brayan PenaJeffrey Metz
8
8-
i
8

Impeachment Ace 33 

b g Impeachment - Cocktail Storm (Stormed)

4 8-11
Johnny AllenSalvador Naranjo
9
i
9

Gio's Gold 

b g Gio Ponti - Wings Of Gold (Mineshaft)

4 8-11
Alonso QuinonezMichael Pender
10
59/3233-
i
10

Milhaud 156 

b g Great Notion - Call Home Eileen (Phone Trick)

6 8-11
Flavien PratRichard Mandella
11
6/43-
i
11

Liberty Jack 322 

dk g Munnings - Whatabull (Holy Bull)

4 8-11
Evin RomanWilliam Morey
12
226820-
i
12

Magical More 195 

ch g More Than Ready - Stephanie Jayne (Henny Hughes)

4 8-11
Martin PedrozaCraig Lewis
13
4-
i
13
Blue, white and blue halved sleeves, white diamond on blue cap (Sandoval, Amber And Seidler, Craig)

Kaboom 258 

dk g Parker's Storm Cat - Special Return (Slewdledo)

Non Runner
Verdict

MILHAUD has posted a number of solid efforts in stronger company and this drop in class might be just what is needed to help him open his account. Thankful Every Day and Contento also have bits and pieces of to give them chances.

23:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

Winner $37,340 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
656-
i
1

Wendy's Back 62 

b m Papa Clem - Town Glory (Speightstown)

5 8-10
Corey NakataniMick Ruis
2
032356-
i
2

Zillinda 133 

ch f Cyclotron - Zilla (Stormy Atlantic)

4 8-10
Brice BlancBruce Headley
3
624742-
i
3

Warm It Up 29 

ch f Heatseeker - Broke In Blairsden (Bonus Money)

4 8-10
Modesto LinaresVernon Aguayo
4
6-
i
4

Biscotti Gal 82 

gr/ f Marino Marini - Excess lady (In Excess)

4 8-10
Tyler BazeJorge Gutierrez
5
3/53227-
i
5

My Aunt Tillie 222 

ch m Good Journey - Bella Castagna (Decarchy)

5 8-10
Drayden Dyke VanMike Puype
6
i
6
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Lil Bit Dangerous 

ch f Good Journey - Natty B (Decarchy)

Non Runner
7
78/4405-
i
7

Bella Sierra 82 

b m Council Member - Bigtimeaffair (Arch)

6 8-10
Saul AriasJavier Sierra
8
483-
i
8

Arunachala 29 

b f ACCLAMATION - Belle Passe (Van Nistelrooy)

BF
4 8-10
Flavien PratPeter Eurton
9
2-
i
9

Get Yourself Home 56 

dk f Good Journey - Cabo Cantina (Harlan's Holiday)

BF
4 8-10
Rafael BejaranoMichael Machowsky
10
77-
i
10

Roseannadana 209 

dk m One Man Army - Honour Prospect (Honour And Glory)

6 8-10 (ow1)
Salvador IniguezJesus Enriquez
11
252224-
i
11

Radish 228 

b f Square Eddie - Ann Summers Gold (Yankee Victor)

4 8-10
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
12
570/
i
12
White, red diamonds, royal blue hoops, red diamonds and royal blue bars on sleeves, red cap (Donald Dizney)

Bissou Bissou 407 

ch f Heatseeker - Exonerated (Johannesburg)

Non Runner
Verdict

GET YOURSELF HOME caught the eye when a staying-on second on her debut over 5 1/2f at Del Mar and, likely to improve for this step up in trip, she rates the one to beat. Arunachala is improving all the time and she must enter calculations, while Zillinda runs her race more often than not.

23:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 12 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $11,063 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
066612-
i
1

Backintheacademy 28 

ch m Put It Back - Summer School (Royal Academy)

D
8 8-9
Saul AriasPeter Miller
2
134464-
i
2

Veronica Bay 42 

b m Vronsky - Nikkissilverjet (Unusual Heat)

D
7 8-9
Tiago PereiraMarcelo Polanco
3
461475-
i
3

Yes Mongolia 57 

b m Any Given Saturday - Yesenia (Giant's Causeway)

D
5 8-9
Cesar FrancoEnebish Ganbat
4
051285-
i
4

Swiss Skimmer 42 

dk m Swiss Yodeler - Coastal Skimming (Skimming)

D BF
6 8-9
Brayan PenaAdam Kitchingman
5
312241-
i
5

Forbidden Command 56 

b m Forest Command - Forbidden Sea (Spectacular Bid)

D
6 8-9
Tyler BazeKristin Mulhall
6
133414-
i
6

Sheswildnfree 28 

ch m Sundarban - Fast Splash (Dance Brightly)

D
6 8-11
Ruben FuentesReed Saldana
7
412332-
i
7

Optimistic Outcome 42 

b m Trappe Shot - Hidden Grove (Forestry)

D
5 8-9
Evin RomanRobert Hess
8
551513-
i
8

Honor Maker 85 

b f To Honor And Serve - Mooji's Empire (Empire Maker)

D BF
4 8-9
Drayden Dyke VanDean Greenman
Verdict

FORBIDDEN COMMAND won pretty much as she liked over the same trip at Del Mar last time and she can land the spoils again. The ultra-consistent Optimistic Outcome looks sure to run her race once more, while Backintheacademy cannot be ruled out either.

00:00 Santa Anita (USA) 13 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $38,722 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
52178-
i
1

Nap Lajoie 14 

b g Into Mischief - Lady Sweetness (Candy Ride)

4 8-9
Rajiv MaraghSteven Miyadi
2
367466-
i
2

Dr. Troutman 48 

ch c Vronsky - Black Valentine (Cindago)

4 8-9
Mike SmithGeorge Papaprodromou
3
1/39542-
i
3

The Big Train 57 

b g Peppered Cat - Recklesswarrant (Candi's Gold)

5 8-9 (ow1)
Corey NakataniPeter Miller
4
123023-
i
4

Hot Perfection 26 

b g Unusual Heat - Practicaly Perfect (Pleasantly Perfect)

4 8-9
Tyler BazeGary Mandella
5
458133-
i
5

Six Point Rack 57 

dk g Lucky Pulpit - Tamarack Bay (Dehere)

4 8-9
Flavien PratMike Puype
6
27/962-
i
6

Lord Admiral 54 

dk g Slew's Tiznow - Catch a Wave (Man From Eldorado)

4 8-9
Brice BlancJay Nehf
7
716621-
i
7

Full Access 61 

dk g Sapphire cat - Alice Portlock (Sahm)

4 8-9
Kent DesormeauxVladimir Cerin
8
565539-
i
8

Plain Wrap 82 

b g Papa Clem - Nostalgie (Unusual Heat)

6 8-9
Saul AriasJavier Sierra
Verdict

FULL ACCESS' recent win and placed efforts read well and he is fancied to escape the attentions of Lord Admiral, also a winner last time, and Del Mar runner-up The Big Train.

00:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 13 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $14,521 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1

Atrevida 

b f Turbo Compressor - Dixie Shea (Malibu Moon)

3 8-10
Brice BlancMichael McCarthy
2
i
2

Party At Midnight 

dk f K One King - Ready To Party (More Than Ready)

3 8-10
Rafael BejaranoRichard Baltas
3
624-
i
3

Dialed To Go 47 

b f Dialed In - Me Gotta Go (Kayrawan)

BF
3 8-10
Tiago PereiraDoug O'Neill
4
7-
i
4
Blue and green halved diagonally, blue and green halved sleeves, blue and green quartered cap (Wilson, Dale And Wilson, Susie)

Silversonic 50 

gr/ f Creative Cause - Potosi's Silver (Badge Of Silver)

Non Runner
5
0-
i
5
Light blue and white halves,red chevrons on white sleeves, white cap (A Venneri Racing, Inc)

Tiny Tina 17 

dk f Paddy O'prado - Tenacious Tina (Benchmark)

Non Runner
6
58-
i
6

Mergie Troid 26 

dk f Southern Africa - June My Love (Slew of Angels)

3 8-10
Minor AranaFelix Gonzalez
7
773566-
i
7
Dark blue, light blue sleeves, light blue cap (Mike Harrington)

Rossmoor Way 40 

gr/ f Empire Way - Tilde (Swiss Yodeler)

Non Runner
8
i
8

Starship Treasure 

b f Royal Memory - Visual treat (Bertrando)

3 8-10
Manuel ChavesHoward Zucker
9
345-
i
9

Condi 50 

b f Elusive Quality - Blushing Dixie (Dixie Union)

3 8-10
Tyler BazeJohn Sadler
10
023-
i
10

Mariana's Girl 14 

ch f Affirmative - Naughty Mariana (Consolidator)

3 8-10
Evin RomanHector Palma
11
7-
i
11

Who Loves Eddie 27 

dk f Square Eddie - Celestial Bound (Iron Cat)

3 8-10
Joseph TalamoArt Sherman
12
i
12

Almond Bud 

b f Tizbud - Harlingen (Capote)

3 8-10
Tyler ConnerSean McCarthy
13
i
13

Tizswift 

b f Tiznow - It Must Be Magic (Storm Cat)

3 8-10
Santiago GonzalezJesus Mendoza
Verdict

A chance is taken on TINY TINA, who ran a lot better than the bare result suggests on her debut over 6 1/2f here and this drop in both trip and grade will help. Dialed To Go and Mariana's Girl are other respected players.