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Friday, October 25: Jeff Siegel's Santa Anita Workout Analysis

by Jeff Siegel

October 25, 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. 17. 2019
5f, 1:02h
Grade: B-
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Went pretty well inside Peedie (same time), never really asked much, final half mile in :23.4 and :49.1. Square Eddie juvenile filly is a good mover and should make the entries soon.


Oct. 14, 2019
4f, :49h
Grade: B-
Not asked in easy half mile breeze, splits of :23.2, :24 flat and :49.1 on our watches, coasting to the wire. Has strong recent Golden Gate Fields form, but this tougher circuit, obviously, presents a challenge.


Hard Not to Love
Oct. 11, 2019
5f, 1:00.3h
Grade: B+
Went smoothly throughout without need of coaxing, final half mile on our watches in :23.3 and :48 flat, plenty left late. Doing very well, seeking a spot.

Hard Not to Love
Oct. 3, 2019
5f, 1:01.4h
Grade: B-
Went off slowly, then was under very light coaxing through the lane and finished willingly, splits of :13 flat, :25.1, :37.2 and 1:02 flat on our watches. Talented Hard Spun filly has conditions and should return soon.

Hard Not to Love
Sept. 19, 2019
5f, 1:01h
Grade: B
Went off easily in :24.4 and :36.4, light pressure through the lane and hit the wire in 1:01 before galloping out nicely to seven-eighths pole in 1:14 and change. A winner of two of three starts and stakes-placed in her most recent start in May, the daughter of Hard Spun is returning in good shape for Shirreffs. Has second-level allowance conditions and should handle any surface.


Oct. 12, 2019
5f, 1:02h
Grade: C+
Not really impressive while under some coaxing through the lane inside Claim of Passion (same time) and Satchel Paige (5f, 1:01.3h, broke off behind, was breezing outside and best of the trio). Burned money in a high-priced maiden claimer last time out, probably would appreciate a class drop.