Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CLOCKER'S CORNER SUNDAY'S PLAY







RACE 8     FEATURE CLOCKER'S CORNER TURF SPRINT


ANALYSIS'

Forever Juanito is a turf sprinter not a router........love the fact that his morning line is 12 to 1. Victor Garcia is sneaky good with these types of horses coming back to race......He gets them ready to fire big time! He has just turned four.........better and more mature now.......he likes this tricky turf course and Tyler Baze knows this dude well........ I like him in this wide open feature and like the Jan 16th bullet work........then a easy short blow out to get him cranked up to run a good performance today........Good outside post so he cannot get into traffic trouble......sink or swim I'am all in......!

 Sweet Swap who was the beaten favorite in the Daytona Grade 3 stake race.....He had a excuse breaking from the rail coupled with a bad trip.....Talamo goes to a Mark Casse horse and Corey takes the call here!

Pure Tactics had a bad start in the Eddie D Grade 3 stake's race..........He faces easier company as Mike Smith who has won two races with this dude takes the call......Major Player!

Lil Bit O'Fun flys late and should be a major player when the true racing begins today down across the dirt when they hit the turf again......do not dismiss this wide open race.

       
          1. Forever Juanito
          2. Sweet Swap
          3. Lil Bit O' Fun

         Playable play in a wide open feature race.....Pure Tactics



CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT

CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY

CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC

Saturday, January 24, 2015

FREE SATURDAY'S CAL CUP DAY PLAYS








RACE 7              SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY MARES TURF SPRINT


            1.  Heavens Stairway
            2.  Velvet Mesquite
            3.  More Complexity
         

            Long Shot Heat Trap




RACE 8          CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT



            1. San Onofre
            2. Rousing Sermon
            3. Big Macher

           Long Shot Spirit Rules




RACE 9        CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC



            1. Alert Bay
            2. Big Bane Theory
            3. Awesome Returns


            Long Shot Boozer




RACE 10       MAIDEN CLAIMING SPRINT FOR THREE YR. OLD FILLIES

              1. She Got Away
              2. Erte
              3. Lucky Illusion

              Long Shot May I Leave
            
             



















Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SANTA ANITA NOTES BY ED GOLDEN



  • HORSE OF THE YEAR DRILLS FOR SAN ANTONIO
  • DESORMEAUX AND HESS TEAM UP IN CAL DERBY
  • VERSATILE KATHLEEN ROSE IS BACK SPRINTING
  • TEXAS RED NARROWLY MISSES ECLIPSE AWARD
  • BIG MACHER WORKS FOR THE CAL CUP SPRINT


CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS FOR SAN ANTONIO
Horse of the Year California Chrome–has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?–drew ever closer
to his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 7 when he worked seven furlongs at his Los Alamitos base Monday morning in 1:27 2/5 under regular rider Victor Espinoza.

“He went easy and galloped out strong,” said Alan Sherman, son of and assistant to trainer Art Sherman. With California Chrome wearing blinkers and running on a cleared track, Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak recorded fractional times of 25 1/5, 50 3/5 and 1:02 2/5, with a time of 1:14 1/5 for six furlongs at the wire.

“They let him run through the lane,” Hudak said. Added Sherman: “We’re real happy with the work. He’ll breeze again next Sunday.”

DESORMEAUX KEEN ON SON OF PAPA CLEM IN DERBY
There may be no tangible explanation for the success Kent Desormeaux and Bob Hess
Jr. have enjoyed together over the past two decades. Call it karma, but whatever it is, it works.
They hope it continues next Saturday when Desormeaux rides Mischief Clem for Hess in the $250,000 California Cup Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.

“He’s a very honest little horse,” said Desormeaux, who has ridden the son of Papa Clem in four of his five career races, winning his debut by 7 ¼ lengths at Del Mar Sept. 1. Last out they finished second by nearly seven lengths to unbeaten runaway winner Acceptance in the King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos.

“Usually he only gets beat if he gets outrun,” Desormeaux continued. “I really enjoy riding him.”
As to his prosperity with Hess, the three-time Kentucky Derby winner and Hall of Fame member said, “It’s always a confidence-builder knowing I’m going out there to ride for Bob.”

KATHLEEN ROSE BACK ON THE HILL IN TURF SPRINT
Kathleen Rose goes from long to short when she runs in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs.
The 5-year-old Good Journey mare led into the stretch last out in the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, but did break her maiden over the same course as Saturday’s Turf Sprint back in December of 2013.

“She’s done it all before,” trainer Mike Machowsky said. “She won down the hill, even though it was only her maiden race. But this is for Cal-breds. There should be enough speed in there to set it up for her. Hopefully we’ll be the closer.”

TRAINER LOOKS TO FUTURE AFTER MISSING ECLIPSE
The Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male usually is automatic. It goes to the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Not this time.In the closest vote in any category, Juvenile winner Texas Red lost by 15 votes, 126-111, to American Pharoah, who missed the Nov. 1 Juvenile with an 11th-hour injury.

Keith Desormeaux, trainer of Texas Red, took the decision philosophically, focusing on the future, starting with the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1 when the son of Afleet Alex is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut.

“I didn’t want to say anything (beforehand), but I was pretty confident leading up to the award,” Desormeaux said Monday morning. “I thought it was his, really, so, yeah, it was a little disappointing. I did the right thing. I kept my mouth shut.

“It’s disappointing mainly because an award like that is important to a horse’s value. Having the word ‘champion’ attached to your resume means a lot for marketing. That’s what’s most disappointing, but we’ll try to take care of that business this year.”

HRTV will re-broadcast Saturday’s 2014 Eclipse Awards show in its entirety on Friday, Jan. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific. It will also re-air from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

FINISH LINESBig Macher, in his final major prep for Saturday’s $150,000 California Cup Sprint at six furlongs, worked a half-mile under Rafael Bejarano Monday morning in 47.40. “Very happy,” is what trainer Richard Baltas said after the move by the son of Beau Genius following the 9 a.m. break. “He went 11 flat the last eighth.” . . . Firing Line, second by a head to unbeaten Dortmund in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes a 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 7, trainer Simon Callaghan said . . . Trainer Barry Abrams onCalifornia Chrome being named Horse of the Year: “He totally deserved it. He’s the only horse that ran from the beginning of the year to the end. I don’t care if he was a two-year-old, a three, or a four. He won a Grade I race in the beginning of the year and a Grade I race at the end of the year. In the history of Thoroughbred horses, not very many did that. He might be the only one.”. . . Through 16 racing days, Bejarano has opened a 21-12 lead over runner-up Kent Desormeaux in the jockeys’ race, while Jerry Hollendorfer holds a 12-11 edge over Peter Miller among trainers . . . Santa Anita races through today, but will be dark this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Santa Anita will be open for simulcast racing on Thursday, however, with free admission and free parking. First post time for live racing Friday is 1 p.m.



SANTA ANITA STATISTICS
(Current Through Sunday, Jan. 18)
JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won
Rafael Bejarano812116926%$981,074
Kent Desormeaux53126723%$622,848
Tyler Baze861161313%$588,978
Victor Espinoza53911617%$615,740
Martin Pedroza56910516%$329,140
Elvis Trujillo6296615%$480,478
Corey Nakatani4077518%$401,126
Mike Smith4167715%$558,411
Fernando Perez5566311%$225,494
Drayden Van Dyke62651010%$341,636
Gary Stevens2864321%$278,430
Joseph Talamo69511107%$463,328
Flavien Prat2851518%$190,740
Brandon Boulanger3951313%$99,780
TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won
Jerry Hollendorfer46126626%$1,000,430
Peter Miller44117525%$614,636
Mark Glatt2354422%$175,236
Peter Eurton2753519%$272,708
Doug O’Neill464659%$235,840
Philip D’Amato2144419%$190,530
Mark Casse2444417%$334,360
Michael Pender1143036%$113,690
Bob Baffert323759%$420,568
John Sadler383688%$255,766
Mike Puype2733411%$131,650
Carla Gaines1733118%$198,265
Richard Baltas2232314%$114,278
Hector Palma831038%$64,460
Barry Abrams1231025%$104,898
Jeff Bonde1230225%$121,560
Eddie Truman530160%$77,530
A. C. Avila1130027%$67,480


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