Jeff Siegel’s Blog: Santa Anita Race-by-Race Workout Report for Sunday, November 3, 2019

Jeff Siegel's Santa Anita Workout Report

 (For Racing on Sunday, November 3, 2019)

 The following workouts have been extracted from Jeff Siegel’s West Coast Daily Workout Analysis, which appears in this blog and is updated daily.

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SECOND RACE

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1-Zucchera

Sept. 20, 2019

5f, 1:03.1h

Grade: C

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Second best under urging through the lane with A G Indy (same time), not impressive for Baltas.  Needs soft maiden claimers to be competitive on this circuit.

 

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THIRD RACE

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3-Magic Rate

Oct. 19, 2019

5f, 1:02.4hg

Grade: C

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Worked from gate with older turf router Ronald R (6f, 1:15.2hg) and was under some coaxing most of the way while a tad second best, slow early and not particularly fast late, either, splits of :25.4, :L49.4 and 1:02.4, up at the eighth pole while workmate continued to the wire.  Hard to endorse right now, should make the entries soon.

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3-Magic Rate

Sept. 27, 2019

5f, :48.3h

Grade: C+

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No match for Omaha Beach (4f, :46.3h), breaking with classy stable mate and going fairly quick early (:11.2, :22.4) before fading in the lane while very late switching leads.  Exchange Tate unraced 3-year-old colt should make the entries soon, probably a maiden claimer.

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4-Torosay

Oct. 19, 2019

5f, 1:01.1h

Grade: B

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Best by a couple of lengths inside Factor of Two (4f, :49.1, up at wire) and went pretty well throughout without being asked much, splits of :24.1, :48.1 and 1:01.1 out to 7/8 pole.  Flashed good speed before weakening in debut, has a right to improve.

 

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FOURTH RACE

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5-Concord Jet

Oct. 20, 2019

5f, 1:02.1h

Grade: B

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Looked good for a cheap type, breezing throughout and coasting home while much best over Cocoa Cents (5f, 1:03.2h), splits of :24.4, :36.3 and 1:02.1, Perking up, should be dangerous in a modest claiming sprint

 

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FIFTH RACE

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7-Buckstopper Kit

Oct. 21, 2019

5f, 1:04h TT

Grade: B-

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Broke off five lengths in front of Mirth (5f, 1:03h) and managed to hold that one at bay through the lane, not really asked much (workmate asked), finishing well after going off slowly.  Comes off restricted $32,000 claiming win and holds that form.

 

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8-Real Master-FR

Sept. 13, 2019

4f, :51.3h

Grade: C+

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French-bred worked solo in training track move, going off slowly but picking it up a bit through the lane while being let run, final three furlongs in :38.2 for Bell.  Marathon-type has all of his conditions.

 

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SIXTH RACE

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5-Taishan

Oct. 20, 2019

5f, 1:00.2h

Grade: B+

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Twirling Candy colt worked extremely well for Baltas in company with BC Distaff-bound Secret Spice (5f, 1:00h), breaking off in front of that one and then holding her at bay under mild coaxing only, final three furlongs in :11.4 and :36.1, plenty left late.  Had an outing at Del Mar and certainly can improve with that race behind him, expecting a nice forward move next time out. 

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5-Taishan

Oct. 13, 2019

5f, 1:02h

Grade: B

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Mostly on his own, final half mile in :24.2 and :48.4, solid drill.  Had an even run when fifth in his debut at Del Mar and has a right to improve with experience.

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5-Taishan

Oct. 6, 2019

5f, 1:02.2h

Grade: B-

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Ridden through the lane to finish about a half-length in front of Two Thirty Five (same time, not asked much), final half on our watches in :49.4.  Twirling Candy juvenile colt may have a bit of improvement in him.

 

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EIGHTH RACE

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1-Don’t Blame Judy

Oct. 21, 2019

5f, 1:01.3h TT

Grade: B-

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Ridden through the lane, fair to okay in solo training track drill, final three furlongs in :11.4 and :37.3.  Probably needs turf to show her best stuff.

 

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