Jeff Siegel’s Blog: Santa Anita Race-by-Race Workout Report for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Jeff Siegel's Santa Anita Workout Report

 (For Racing on Sunday, October 20, 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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2-Bodhicitta

Sept. 18, 2019

5f, 1:02h

Grade: B-

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Probably went a few ticks slower than given, final half on our watches in :25.1 and :50.2, late switching leads but breezing most of the way.  English-bred filly wants to run long on the lawn, still a maiden for Baltas and should be competitive in the proper spot soon.

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6-Wicked Liar

Sept. 20, 2019

4f, :49.3h

Grade: B-

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Rank and hard held leaving the pole, :23.4 and :24.4 to the top, then was fairly smooth through the lane without urging and finished up reasonably well, up in :49.3 for Cassidy.  Has some ability but needs to learn to switch off.  Broke slowly and then closed a gap in her Del Mar turf sprint debut and probably will improve with experience. 

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FIFTH RACE

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2-Strongconstitution

Sept. 30, 2019

4f, :49h

Grade: B

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Inside and going best with Vegan (same time), light coaxing through the lane and finishing with plenty left, final three furlongs in :11.4 and :36 flat.  Broke his maiden at first asking sprinting on turf at Del Mar like a quality sort and will certainly tackle stakes foes next time out. 

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3-Mo Hawk

Sept. 29, 2019

4f, :48.1h

Grade: B-

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Finished down the lane with Qahira (same time), a tad the best at the wire but slightly second best while continuing out to 7/8 pole, mild coaxing.  Debut winner at Los Alamitos will get tested vs. much tougher non-winners foes next time out. 

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3-Mo Hawk

Sept. 22, 2019

5f, 1:01h

Grade: B-

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Inside with Bast (same time), slightly second best, breezing to the wire but then under some coaxing while traveling out to 7/8 pole, :25 flat and :37.3 on our watches.  Expected a bit more, $925,000 Uncle Mo colt broke his maiden at first asking vs. modest foes at Los Alamitos and will need better at the next level.

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4-Fore Left

Oct. 12, 2019

5f, 1:01h

Grade: B

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Switched leads a couple of times through the lane but really wasn’t asked much, final quarter mile in a strong :24.1.  Found Grade-1 competition too tough in his last pair, can improve but needs to aim lower.

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SIXTH RACE

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3-Drasario

Sept. 28, 2019

4f, :49.2h TT

Grade: C

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Blinkers on, ridden through the lane to be even but second best inside Super Patriot (same time, not asked much).  Needs a class drop.

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4-Goalie

Sept. 30, 2019

4f, :50.4h TT

Grade: C+

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Slightly second best outside with Red King (same time), final three furlongs in :37.4, mild coaxing in training track move.  Fair to moderate at this stage, juvenile son of Bodemeister was a $195,000 OBS April sale purchase. 

 

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5-Much More Halo

Oct. 12, 2019

4f, :49.2h

Grade: B-

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Best inside War Path (same time), light coaxing through the lane, final three furlongs in :36.4.  Was recently entered but didn’t drawn in from the also-eligible, should make the entries again soon.  Okay type. 

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5-Much More Halo

Oct. 4, 2019

5f, 1:01.1hg

Grade: B

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In company with Crazy Speighty (same time) and went smoothly from the gate without being asked, splits of :25 flat, :36.4, :48.4 and 1:01.1.  Definitely has some run, could have gone considerably quicker if permitted. Both maidens have ability and should be fit enough by now.

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5-Much More Halo

Sept. 9, 2019

5f, 1:00.1hg

Grade: B-

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Decent gate work in company with Heros Reward (5f, 1:00.2hg) and Eel Point (5f, 1:01.2hg), a little sluggish in the opening sixteenth from the gate but then going well while being ridden along between horses, getting the first half on our watches in :47.2.  More than Ready juvenile colt brought $390,000 at the OBS March Sale and seems fit enough to debut by now.  ‘Reward flashed good gate zip, was taken in hand outside an appeared no worse than equal with ‘Halo, though earning a slightly slower final time.  ‘Point was sent hard inside to be even for a half mile, then faded readily in the final furlong. 

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9- Knifes Edge

Oct. 11, 2019

4f, :49h

Grade: B-

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Finished down the lane with American Theorem (5f, 1:01.3g) and did reasonably well under the circumstances (workmate under a hammerlock and appeared much the best), final three furlongs in :36.3.  Has found straight maidens too tough so far, might be okay with a class drop.

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12-Nineeleventurbo

Oct. 10, 2019

5f, 1:02.1h

Grade: B-

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Worked inside Drysdale barn mate Winners Club (same time) and responded to coaxing in the final furlong to edge clear late, final three furlongs in :37.3. More Than Ready juvenile colt has bit of run, getting fit.

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12-Nineeleventurbo

Sept. 12, 2019

4f, :49.4h

Grade: C

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Blinkers, shadow roll, second best with Drysdale barn mate Winners Club (same time), under pressure outside through the lane while finishing a half-length back at the wire.  More Than Ready colt brought $300,000 as a weanling, needs to show more. 

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SEVENTH RACE

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7-Proverb

Oct. 5, 2019

5f, 1:01.2h

Grade: B

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Picked her up entering the far turn while five lengths clear of Mixed Emotions (same time) and was strong through the stretch to finish about that same distance clear of workmate at the wire, asked into the lane and then finishing without pressure, final three furlongs in :36.2. plenty left late.  Graded stakes-placed last summer in Kentucky and still has all of his conditions.

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EIGHTH RACE

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1-Rocks and Salt

Sept. 18, 2019

5f, 1:02h

Grade: C-

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Outrun in team drill with Almost a Factor (5f, 1:01h), under pressure but losing ground noticeably in the final furlong.  Cal-bred gelding by Acclimation has worked steadily since mid-July and should be fit but isn’t one to endorse at this stage. 

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4-Canyon Crest

Oct. 13, 2019

5f, 1:01h

Grade: B-

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Was slightly best with Fredricktown (same time), asked some late and responding decently, final three furlongs in :36.3.  Was an okay fourth in a below par juvenile turf affair at Del Mar in his debut and certainly has a right to improve.  Bred for grass only.

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