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Saturday, October 19: Santa Anita Workout Analysis

by Jeff Siegel

October 19, 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.


Oct. 3, 2019
5f, 1:02h
Grade: C+
Under urging thru the lane, final half on our watches in :23.4 and :49.4. Wants to run long on the lawn, looks the same.

Oct. 11, 2019
5f, 1:03.3h TT
Grade: C
In blinkers, under urging through the lane in solo training track drill, final three furlongs on our watches in :38.3. Nothing much to endorse. Needs a substantial class drop.


3-Shanghai Barbie
Oct. 12, 2019
4f, :51h TT
Grade: C+
Broke off behind Bravo (4f, :51.2h TT) and got the best of workmate in the final stages under some coaxing, final three furlongs in :38.1. Probably needs a drop to the bottom-rung claiming level, workmate isn’t much.


2-Lagoon Macaroon
Oct. 10, 2019
5f, 1:02h
Grade: C
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Under some urging through the lane while second best with You Must Chill (same time), final half mile on our watches in :24 flat and :49.3. Seeking another soft restricted claimer.

3-Union Station
Oct. 13, 2019
5f, 1:02.1h
Grade: C+
Broke off in front of Fair Maiden (5f, 1:01.3h) and was under some coaxing through the lane but was match for breezing (and talented) younger workmate, fair move at best. Needs modest restricted (nw-2) claimers on this circuit.

Oct. 14, 2019
4f, :48.4h
Grade: B
In blinkers, not asked while coming from the 3/8ths pole to the wire in :12 flat and :36.1. Seems in good shape and may be worth a look if dropped into the claiming ranks.

5-Broke Away Grey
Oct. 13, 2019
5f, 1:01hg
Grade: C+
Even with Chosen Moon (same time) while going slower than given on our watches, fair to moderate gate work. Broke a little slowly and then went without early pressure in :25.3, and :37.4, was asked pretty good thereafter (to the top in :49.3h) and seemed a tad the better of the two when pulled up at the eighth pole. Was a beaten choice at Los Alamitos last time out, probably would benefit from a class drop.


3-Claim of Passion
Oct. 12, 2019
5f, 1:02h
Grade: B
In between horses while in company with Dubnation (same time, inside, asked, not impressive) and Satchel Paige (5f, 1:01.3h, broke off behind, breezing throughout). Was under a nice hold most of the way and could have gone faster, decent move, may be perking up. Disappointed as the favorite in a maiden special weight sprint at Los Alamitos last time out.

5-Satchel Paige
Oct. 12, 2019
5f, 1:01.3h)
Grade: B
Breezing outside Dubnation (5f, 1:02h) and Claim of Passion (5f, 1:02h), the three hitting the wire together with ‘Paige was going the easiest of the three after breaking off behind. Looks good, seems to be doing well and is seeking another maiden state-bred sprint.


3-King Abner
Oct. 13, 2019
5f, 1:01.1h
Grade: B-
Not bad for D’Amato, splits of :36.3 and :48.2 under mild coaxing before finishing with something left. Graded stakes-placed gelding has been freshened since June, getting cranked up again.

Oct. 4, 2019
4f, :49.3h
Grade: B-
Went off slowly, then finished with interest without pressure, splits of :12.4, :25.1 and :49.3, eager to the wire. Veteran gelding does his best sprinting on turf for a high-priced tag.


5-Flat White
Oct. 13, 2019
4f, :48hg
Grade: B-
Even but second best in gate drill with Friar’s Road (same time), asked some most of the way with splits of :24 flat and :35.3 (workmate going easily). Juvenile colt by New Year’ Day should make the entries soon, okay type at best right now.

7-Whispering Flame
Sept. 28, 2019
4f, :49.1h
Grade: C+
Mild coaxing thru the lane, splits of :12 flat, :24 flat and :49.1. Needs to show more vs. state-bred juveniles but has a bit of room to improve. Bred for (and probably prefers) turf.