California racing always catches my eye. I guess it is that I am finally getting used to the synthetic surface, and the turf is in excellent shape. With that in mind, here are a few that may need a second look before making your way to the windows.
Santa Anita – Wednesday Mar 17th
Race #2 – #5 Entabeni (5-2).
Joe Talamo in the irons for John Sadler. they win at 23%, and 38% ITM as a team. Making a turf-synthetic change, and has not raced for 10 months. Dropping down two classes, and Sadler is ITM 53% on this move. I would look for an up close or stalking trip and watch for the pounce about the 1/8th pole…..
Race #3 – #5 Simply Put (5-2).
Joel Rosario in the saddle for Sadler. They win 22% and 41% ITM. It looks like Sadler’s numbers speak for themselves. 1/2 at Santa Anita, and was a beaten favorite last out where the barn comes back to win 28%. Makes a huge drop in class, and was bumped out of the gate last race. Bejarano opts for the favorite who may win, but to me he looks like a professional maiden. Simply Put, I’ll pass the favorite and head in this direction…..
Race #6 – #1 Bring It Home (12-1).
Alex Solis aboard for Paco Gonzalez. They are traveling one mile on the weeds, and the trainer is 42% ITM, and Solis does pretty well winning 16% and 46% ITM. 2nd time off a layoff, and should enjoy the cutback in distance. The rail is a bonus, and allows for a nice ground saving trip. Her dam had 3 turf winners, and that is a good sign. 1/1 at the mile, and the price is very live. I would try and make the best, and see where it belongs with the tier levels and fire when ready.