Sunday , March 9th 2014
Day after Big Cap Day
#6 Gab Power 10-1 Out
Bad Pick. It did not help that he broke slowly, but he just didn’t want to run at all. Probably better on grass but cant compete with lowest grass class levels at Santa Anita.
This guy falls to his lowest class ever, and may have finally found a field he can run down today. There appears to be ample speed for his late kick (even though he was kept close to the pace in his last). The price is right at 10-1.
Bonus Pick ↓ posted at 10 am
# 5 Sea John’s Spirit 4-1 2nd
Ran a decent 2nd at 7-2. Winner was best.
Trainer Ron Ellis has two in here and I like the bigger price of the pair. I was impressed with the way she broke her maiden last time and she could come right back vs these first level allowance runners. Not sure you will get 4-1 on her although it is a rather competitive field.
Saturday, March 8th 2014
Big Cap Day
#5 Excessive Kid 3-1 Winner $6.60
This Carla Gaines trainee has the most upside in my opinion. This may be his first try on the grass but if you know his trainer’s record with these type of runners there is no concern. In fact, he was entered in a grass race that was run on the
dirt mud because of rain. This race has a few wagering contenders so I expect at least 3-1 here or better.
One random but kind of funny note about this race has to do with the morning line favorite, #1 Snuggley Bear. Snuggley Bear has ran good in his last 5 races, only to lose to a different Bob Baffert trained horse in all five.
Obviously, Snuggley’ and his connections are happy to see there is no Baffert trained horse in here today.