Jeff Siegel: What You Need to Know - Santa Anita | Sunday, February 11, 2024

RACE 1

4-INTO IT
Degree of confidence: B-

•      Too fresh and pulled in recent comeback, should bet set today.  
•      Most effective with a second flight trip, tough if cooperates.  
•      Career top speed figure in last race, similar effort can beat these.

Others to consider: 2-National Generaux (Ire); 5-Street Hunter.  


RACE 2

3-GYPSY LYNN
Degree of confidence: B

•      Drops below her claim price and to her lowest level ever.
•      Pivotal jockey switch to Juan Hernandez, will be a short price.
•      First and second in three starts over the Santa Anita dirt strip.  

Others to consider: 4-Keep Your Coil.  


RACE 3

3-OOBBBAKAKAYO
Degree of confidence: B+

•      Tipped hand in debut when closing strongly to be third.
•      Gets an extra half furlong to work with, can step forward.
•      Two sharp drills since raced, appears ready to graduate.

Others to consider: 5-Travelin’ Show.


RACE 4

2-SHE’S MY NIECE
Degree of confidence: B-

•      Slightly disappointing in last after runaway maiden score.
•      Retains Hernandez, remains protected, controlling speed.
•      First or second in three of six starts over the local dirt track.

Others to consider: 7-Pink Whitney.  


RACE 5

2-DEVILISH DESIRE
Degree of confidence: B

•      In the money in all four starts, back sprinting, ready to graduate.
•      Style suits this course and distance, wants to be held up early.
•      Reunited with Flavian Prat, fast on figures, edge with best race.

Others to consider: 7-Captain Choochies.  


RACE 6

2-Maymun
Degree of confidence: A

•      Won like a top prospect in debut with a stakes quality speed figure.
•      Stretches out off one sprint (would prefer two); likely will not matter.  
•      Pedigree says added distance will not be an issue, gate-to-wire tactics.  

Others to consider: none.


RACE 7

1-ALLURING
Degree of confidence: B+

•      Visually impressive beating maidens on the flat course; up the ladder.  
•      Good tactical speed but seems likely to do her best work in the stretch.  
•      Rail post no help over the downhill course but seems solid, nonetheless.  

Others to consider: 7-Voodoo Magic (Fr); 11-Julias Dream.  


RACE 8

3-DANGEROUS GAME
Degree of confidence: B

•      Wide open grass grab bag for older state bred maiden claimers.
•      Has done some good work while getting cranked up for his debut.  
•      Nice mover probably wants to settle early and then take hold late.  

Others to consider: 7-Antonsen; 6-Spend It All.


RACE 9

10-COMRADERY (Ire)
Degree of confidence: B-

•      Projected hot early pace should complement his late running style.
•      Three time winner over the local lawn has solid figures for this level.
•      Drawn farther outside then preferred, must drop over and get cover.  

Others to consider: 3-Giovinazzo; 4-Marks Hip.  


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