Musings From My Grade 1 Couch: Santa Anita Park Analysis for May 23rd, 2020

Race1) Turf 5ô Furlongs|3lMd Sp Wt 50k|Purse: $50k

#13 Duplicity 5-1 should she draw in will be uber tough.

#1 Much More Halo 4-1 Just missed in last, only worrying thing is she loses her jock to the #7 Silardi for Miller, but go- to DVD signs on.

#10 Bravo 20-1 will be running late with that “proverbial” first start under her belt for Lord Drysdale. Also adds Lasix.

Race 2) Dirt 1 Mile|3lMd Sp Wt 50k|Purse: $50k

#4 Believe Now 4-1 Love this colt, he got a good schooling in the debut, a really good one! Hall of Famer Espinoza signs on. McCarthy 29% 2nd out.

#3 Muralist 2-1 Don’t sleep on this guy or the #2 Divine Humor. No price here I’m afraid.

Race 3) Turf 1 Mile|3YOOC 80k/N1X|Purse: $51k

#1 Liar Liar 8/5 will be very tough here.

#2 Distant Vista 5-2 will be well supported.

#5 Best Chance 12-1 if you are looking for a price here, ran a big race off the layoff and there is a chance we have not seen his best yet……

Race 4) Dirt 1 Mile|3lDOC 20k/N1X|Purse: $51k

#7 Tiz a Master 3-1 Was fresh and sharp off a lengthy layoff last out. Daughter of Minister’s Wildcat continues to hold form with a snappy work! Question is, is she better around one turn??

#3 Shanghai Barbie 12-1 Claimed for 12,500k two back, ran into a buzzsaw last out who is now a stakes winner. Could easily be dangled here for a tag for a trainer who is 1-31 at the meet.

Race 5) Turf 5ô Furlongs|4lDaytona-G3|Purse: $100k
Super tough heat and really could go many different ways.

#7 Texas Wedge 3-1 May hold the edge with the hot hand of Pratt signed on. Should get a good stalking trip in a race with a ton of speed.

Race 7) Dirt 5ô Furlongs|3YOcOC50k/SAL40k|Purse: $28k

#1 Sugar Pickel 6-1 no real opinion in here, but I was on Sugar Pickel last week and she was scr, so I will try again. I do like the cut back in distance.

Race 8) Downhill Turf 1² Miles|3lCWhtghm-G2|Purse: $200k

#5 United 6-5 Tough to go against this class act. Trip to Dubai doesn’t seem to have taken anything out of him and he may be fresher and better than ever. Just watch his ears in this 7 furlong work , back and forth under Janine Painter….he’s a happy camper !

#6 Originaire 5-2 is the biggest threat to United and it wouldn’t surprise me if he won. The son of Zoffany has never been this far, and it may be what he wants to do. Huge race last out with a 100 Beyer speed fig.

#7 Rockemperor 5-2 ships in for Brown and could be favored here.The smallish looking son of Holy Roman Emperor has been close but no cigar in all 3 U.S starts. One things for sure he has never seen firm CA turf , some love it some don’t?

Race 9) Dirt 1Â Miles|3ÎMd 20000|Purse: $17

#9 Dr Hoffman 7-2 Horrible debut, lost all chance at the start, that being said he was as cold as last weeks dinner on the tote board.Good works in the interim and drops in class.

Musings From My Grade 1 Couch: Santa Anita Park Analysis for May 23rd, 2020

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