20:30 Santa Anita (USA) 13 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

Winner $37,340 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
25726-
i
1

Indoctrination (IRE)  62 

b c Sir Prancealot - Former Drama (Dynaformer)

4 8-10
Joseph TalamoPhilip D Amato
2
3-
i
2

Maestro Dearte 287 

dk g Sidney's Candy - Artistry (Theatrical)

4 8-10
Corey NakataniPeter Eurton
3
i
3

Drummer D The T 

gr/ g Lemon Drop Kid - Athena Two O Four (El Prado)

4 8-10
Tyler ConnerMichael McCarthy
4
9/6052-
i
4

Taniko 58 

b g Gio Ponti - Life Happened (Stravinsky)

5 8-10
Santiago GonzalezPhilip D Amato
5
039-
i
5

Bellerin 62 

b c Malibu Moon - Seek to Soar (Seeking The Gold)

4 8-10
Stewart ElliottCarla Gaines
6
i
6

Frankincense 

ch c Frankel - Tashzara (Intikhab)

4 8-10
Mike SmithRichard Mandella
7
232232-
i
7

Gosilently 57 

b g Silent Name - Beauty by George (Honour And Glory)

5 8-10
Rafael BejaranoRobert Falcone
8
i
8

Morning Call 

b g Speightstown - Halfcause (Giant's Causeway)

4 8-10
Tyler BazeGary Mandella
9
52422-
i
9

Combat Zone 85 

b c War Front - True Gritz (Yes It's True)

4 8-10
Flavien PratJohn Sadler
Verdict

FRANKINCENSE, related to the top-class Frankel, fetched a whopping $234k at the sales and looks worth siding with to make a winning debut. Gosilently isn't proving the easiest to win with having finished in the places on his last six starts and he may have to settle for minor honours once again. Taniko and Maestro Dearte look the pick of the remainder.

21:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 13 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $20,053 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
894-
i
1
Gold and green diamonds, blue cap (Nick Cafarchia)

Radio Chatter 64 

dk m Dixie Chatter - Audio Adrenaline (Jump Start)

Non Runner
2
63337-
i
2

Soul Sound 134 

b f Elusive Warning - Kathryns Birthday (Blare of Trumpets)

4 8-10 b1
Tyler BazeJeff Mullins
3
i
3

Lil Bit Dangerous 

ch f Good Journey - Natty B (Decarchy)

4 8-10
Santiago GonzalezJames Cassidy
4
6452/5-
i
4

Topaz Time 57 

ch m Benchmark - Tribal Gem (Tribal Rule)

5 8-10
Tiago PereiraMatthew Chew
5
44-
i
5

Del Mar Diva 30 

ch f Atticus - Tizalovelylady (Western Fame)

4 8-10
Tyler ConnerMichael Machowsky
6
95-
i
6
Maroon, maroon bars on navy sleeves, navy cap (Kings River Ranch)

In Heat 30 

b f Unusual Heat - Gone Rebel (Macabe)

Non Runner
Verdict

DEL MAR DIVA has displayed a fair level of form in finishing fourth in her two starts to date and she may prove strong enough to land an event of this nature. Topaz Time disappointed last time but went close when second on her penultimate start over track and trip while Lil Bit Dangerous would not have to be anything special to make a winning debut and completes the shortlist.

21:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 13 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $37,340 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4-
i
1

Curly's Rocket 84 

b c Into Mischief - Call For Fire (War Chant)

3 8-10
Joseph TalamoBob Baffert
2
3-
i
2

Jimmy Chila 64 

b c Jimmy Creed - Mesabu (Fred Astaire)

3 8-10
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
3
i
3

Botero 

dk c Medaglia d'Oro - Burban (Speightstown)

3 8-10
Drayden Dyke VanBob Baffert
4
i
4

Kris' Wild Kat 

gr/ c Wildcat Heir - Passeporta (Rockport Harbor)

3 8-10
Kyle FreyRichard Baltas
5
2-
i
5

Nero 139 

b c Pioneerof the Nile - Ocean Goddess (Stormy Atlantic)

BF
3 8-10 b1
Victor EspinozaBob Baffert
6
0989-
i
6

Dynamic Duo 27 

b c Time to Get Even - Mia Lena (Exclusive Era)

3 8-10
Modesto LinaresCharles Stutts
7
i
7

Core Beliefs 

b c Quality Road - Tejati (Tactical Advantage)

3 8-10
Rafael BejaranoPeter Eurton
8
7-
i
8

Your Grace 27 

b c Grace upon grace - Elusive Thought (Elusive Quality)

3 8-10
Brayan PenaLouis Bradvica
Verdict

NERO lost out by the narrowest of margins when runner-up over this trip at Del Mar and any normal amount of improvement would make him difficult to beat. Jimmy Chila and Curly's Rocket both hinted at ability on debut and are capable of winning races of this nature while Botero represents leading connections and any market support would be interesting.

22:00 Santa Anita (USA) 13 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $40,104 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
335667-
i
1

Gio's Calling 51 

b g Gio Ponti - Midwife (Family Calling)

D
5 8-10
Brice BlancGeorge Weaver
2
8114/45-
i
2

Hayabusa One (FR)  322 

ch h Siyouni - Northern Ocean (Green Tune)

D BF
5 8-10
Flavien PratPeter Miller
3
221996-
i
3
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Prince Of Arabia 50 

dk h Mineshaft - Princess Haya (Street Cry)

Non Runner
4
153331-
i
4

Cafe Flavor 57 

dk h Einstein - Fortune Candy (Milwaukee Brew)

D
5 8-10
Drayden Dyke VanPatrick Gallagher
5
377584-
i
5

Twentytwentyvision 51 

b g Pollard's Vision - Miss Alphie (Candi's Gold)

D
7 8-12
Kent DesormeauxJohn Sadler
6
044135-
i
6

A Red Tie Day 51 

ch g Indygo Shiner - Mamboalot (Kingmambo)

D BF
8 8-12
Corey NakataniRichard Baltas
7
034214-
i
7

Unapologetic 90 

b g Temple City - Seekingvindication (Vindication)

5 8-8
Mike SmithWilliam Spawr
8
362846-
i
8

Royal Albert Hall (GB)  147 

b g Royal Applause - Victoria Sponge (Marju)

6 8-12
Rafael BejaranoRichard Baltas
9
26/0566-
i
9

Play Hard To Get 90 

ch g Purim - French Jeannette (French Deputy)

D
7 8-12
Rajiv MaraghJ Kruljac
Verdict

CAFE FLAVOR sauntered clear to record a decisive success over a similar trip at Del Mar when last seen in November and a repeat of that effort may prove enough for him to come out on top. Prince Of Arabia was last seen taking his chance in a $200k event at Del Mar and ought to prove capable of making his presence felt while the consistent Unapologetic is another to consider.

22:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 13 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $13,829 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
044586-
i
1

Muchos Besos 49 

gr/ g Macho Uno - Ryn (Mr. Prospector)

D
9 8-9
Matt GarciaJavier Sierra
2
23353-4
i
2

Freddies Dream 12 

ch g Good Journey - Cahill Royalty (Cahill Road)

D
7 8-9
Tyler BazeAndrew Lerner
3
654155-
i
3

Mr. Shook 58 

b g Smart Strike - Dress Rehearsal (Galileo)

D
5 8-9
Evin RomanJerry Hollendorfer
4
252115-
i
4

Dukes Up 49 

dk g Include - Classic West (Gone West)

D
5 8-9
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
5
633321-
i
5
Black, red cuffs, black cap (Ferraro, Kyle, Huston Racing Stable And Mann, Kendall)

Lindante 27 

b g Sapphire cat - Sav Blanc (Dixie Union)

D
Non Runner
6
311045-
i
6

El Super 37 

dk g Giant's Causeway - Scolara (Quiet American)

D BF
6 8-9
Martin PedrozaKristin Mulhall
7
385334-
i
7

City Steel 35 

b g City Zip - Just a Tizzy (Cee's Tizzy)

D
8 8-9
Joseph TalamoRafael Becerra
Verdict

Lindante gained reward for some consistent efforts with a decisive success over a similar trip at Los Alamitos and has claims with his confidence boosted. However, MR. SHOOK boasts significant back class and it was only back in July when he landed a much stronger contest. He has been lightly-raced since and can regain the winning thread with his sights lowered. Freddies Dream looks next best.

23:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 13 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $29,732 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
45/4588-
i
1

Home Run Kitten 79 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Grand Slam Girl (Grand Slam)

D
7 8-10
Flavien PratPeter Miller
2
131615-
i
2

Doc Curlin 58 

ch g Curlin - Jasmine Jewel (Mr. Greeley)

D
6 8-8
Evin RomanRobert Hess
3
231612-
i
3

Zuri Chop (FR)  58 

ch g Muhaymin - Zaliana (Daliapour)

D
7 8-10
Rafael BejaranoVladimir Cerin
4
1145-
i
4

The Critical Way 27 

dk g Tizway - Critical Factor (Star de Naskra)

D
4 8-10
Corey NakataniMick Ruis
5
11/4931-
i
5

Reign On (GB)  62 

ch g Equiano - Queens Jubilee (Cayman Kai)

D
4 8-10
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
6
158/547-
i
6

Conquest Daddyo 289 

dk h Scat Daddy - Hangingbyamoment (Thunder Gulch)

D
5 8-10
Tyler BazeJohn Sadler
7
3713/57-
i
7

Moonlight Drive (ITY)  72 

dk h Red Rocks - Tina Donizetti (Monsun)

D
5 8-10
Drayden Dyke VanBob Baffert
8
833222-
i
8

Secreto Primero 13 

dk g First Samurai - My Special Secret (Mineshaft)

D
6 8-10
Joseph TalamoAlfredo Marquez
9
43/7291-
i
9

Calle Kingpin 280 

ch c Street Boss - Miss Playbill (Theatrical)

4 8-10
Stewart ElliottMike Puype
10
627360-
i
10
White, Green Shamrock, Green Diamonds On Sleeves (Joe Turner)

Elwood J 139 

dk g Vronsky - Preservingthepeace (In Excess)

D
Non Runner
11
533562-
i
11

Clever Royal 64 

b g Leading the Parade - Bing Girl (Kingmambo)

D
7 8-10
Kent DesormeauxDavid Jacobson
12
92/2167-
i
12

Holy Whirl Wind 58 

b g Pulpit - Chopinina (Lear Fan)

D
8 8-10 b
Santiago GonzalezPhilip D Amato
13
256431-
i
13

Rocket Fuel 48 

ch g Cyclotron - Crystal Chandelier (Houston)

D
6 8-10
Tiago PereiraPhilip D Amato
Verdict

CALLE KINGPIN got off the mark at the seventh attempt with a fluent success over a mile here when last seen in April and his fitness looks worth chancing on this return to action. Secreto Primero has finished in the places on his last five starts and may prove the biggest danger ahead of last time out winner Reign On.

23:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 13 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $9,681 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
564223-
i
1

Pat The Bear 29 

dk g Exclusive Quality - Miss Cap (Capote)

D BF
6 8-8 (ow4)
Rigoberto SevillaJavier Sierra
2
345042-
i
2

Ajac 27 

dk g Benchmark - Mirando (Bertrando)

D
7 8-8
Brayan PenaMarcelo Polanco
3
877050-
i
3

Long Game 28 

b g Pleasantly Perfect - Lemon Drop Ridge (Lemon Drop Kid)

4 8-8 b
Ruben FuentesAntonio Garcia
4
521413-
i
4

The Natural 34 

b g Speightstown - Checkpluschick (Medaglia d'Oro)

D BF
5 8-11
Kyle FreyGenaro Vallejo
5
5/39613-
i
5

Chromium 28 

dk g Vronsky - Smoothasvelvet (Mr. Integrity)

D
7 8-11
Tyler BazeKenneth Black
6
121622-
i
6

Bargaining 28 

dk g Super Saver - She Is Raging (Aggressive Chief)

D BF
6 8-8
Juan SanchezJose Avalos
7
42737-5
i
7

Private Prospect 6 

b h Discreet Cat - Private Deputy (Private Terms)

D
6 8-8
Rajiv MaraghPaulo Lobo
8
821/307-
i
8

Proud Zoning 49 

ch h Proud Tower Too - Street Zoning (Street Cry)

D
5 8-8
Juan OchoaSal Gonzalez
9
469674-
i
9

Fueled By Bourbon 27 

dk g Stroll - Bend (Arch)

D
6 8-8
Stewart ElliottWilliam Spawr
10
117651-
i
10

Lambo Luxx 34 

b g Vronsky - Cantaloupe (Runaway Groom)

D
6 8-11
Evin RomanJack Carava
Verdict

LAMBO LUXX has won three of his last six and his latest success over five furlongs at Los Alamitos came in a stronger event than this. He has few questions to answer and can prove too strong for the consistent pair of Pat The Bear and The Natural who both finished in the places last time.

00:00 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Stakes (4YO plus)

Winner $138,293 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
559222-
i
1

La Force (GER)  34 

dk f Power - La Miraculeuse (Samum)

BF
4 8-8
Drayden Dyke VanPatrick Gallagher
2
4/16611-
i
2

Majestic Heat 41 

dk m Unusual Heat - Chi Chi Nette (Ole')

D
6 8-12
Mike SmithRichard Mandella
3
111111-
i
3

Mended 42 

b m Broken Vow - Fair and Square (Awesome Again)

D
5 8-8
Ricardo GonzalezJohn Martin
4
274553-
i
4

Mopotism 18 

b f Uncle Mo - Peppy Rafaela (Bernardini)

D
4 8-8
Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill
5
165/125-
i
5

Union Strike 217 

dk f Union Rags - Classic Strike (Smart Strike)

4 8-8 (ow2)
Corey NakataniMick Ruis
6
1/34741-
i
6

Resky Business 34 

ch f Eskendereya - Trois Aureole (English Channel)

D
4 8-8
Evin RomanWilliam Morey
7
135167-
i
7

Shenandoah Queen 41 

ch m Henny Hughes - High Speed Goldie (Parade Ground)

D
6 8-8
Flavien PratJohn Sadler
8
274101-
i
8

Sandy's Surprise 52 

ch f Drosselmeyer - Sandi's Ready (More Than Ready)

D
4 8-8
Rafael BejaranoDoug O'Neill
Verdict

SANDY'S SURPRISE landed a $300k event by nearly five lengths over a similar trip at Zia Park and looks worth siding with to improve again in this competitive event. Mended appears to be progressing at a rapid rate of knots and has won her last six starts after scoring in impressive fashion at Gulfstream Park last time. Majestic Heat and Mopotism add further intrigue to a fascinating event.

00:30 Santa Anita (USA) (Dirt) 14 Jan 2018

Race 9 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $20,744 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
176114-
i
1

Airlite 14 

ch c Super Saver - Kiss the Breeze (Kafwain)

D
5 8-9
Flavien PratRichard Mandella
2
654846-
i
2

Zapana's Game 55 

dk g Game Plan - The Zapana (Flower Alley)

5 8-9
Ignacio PuglisiDaniel Dunham
3
765521-
i
3

Zeppo 56 

ch c Sundarban - Jane Blossom (Unusual Heat)

4 8-9
Johnny AllenJesus Enriquez
4
51/9567-
i
4
Green and white diamonds, white cuffs on green sleeves, green cap (Harris Farms, Inc And Parker, Gary)

Highly Acclaimed 35 

b g ACCLAMATION - Super High (High Brite)

D
Non Runner
5
511245-
i
5

Red Carpet Cat 35 

b g Discreet Cat - Up In Lights (Smart Strike)

D
4 8-9
Drayden Dyke VanVann Belvoir
6
131882-
i
6

Theycallhimthekid 50 

b g Hard Spun - Kid Majic (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
5 8-9
Brayan PenaRobert Falcone
7
714496-
i
7

Bourque 62 

b g Congrats - Stormy Venus (Stormy Atlantic)

D
4 8-9 (ow1)
Corey NakataniMick Ruis
8
445355-
i
8

Coastline 79 

gr/ h Speightstown - Culinary (El Amante)

D BF
7 8-9
Tyler BazeJohn Sadler
9
524248-
i
9

General Ike 62 

b g Quiet American - Hawaiian Love (Not For Love)

7 8-9
Kent DesormeauxMark Glatt
10
234322-
i
10

Johnny Reb 48 

dk g One Man Army - Unusual Babe (Unusual Heat)

D
7 8-9
Rafael BejaranoJerry Hollendorfer
11
86356-5
i
11

Rough Passage 7 

b g Stormy Atlantic - Queen's Play (Kingmambo)

D
7 8-9
Austin SolisThomas Bazley
12
646215-
i
12

Particleacelerator 176 

b g Cyclotron - Strut Your Stuff (Bold Badgett)

6 8-9
Tiago PereiraKenneth Black
Verdict

Particleacelerator would have claims if back to the form of his penultimate success while Johnny Reb has lost out by the narrowest of margins on his last two starts and isn't passed over lightly. However, COASTLINE drops significantly in grade and was beaten just over a length in a Grade 3 event on his penultimate start. This trip suits and he is handed a confident vote.