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More Chocolate looks sweet in La Canada

1/19/2013 6:05 PM
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Sunday's 7th race (3:35pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is the Grade II La Canada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track. 

#6 More Chocolate (9-2) got tested for class in the G3 Robert Frankel on turf Dec 30 and was hardly disgraced in a solid show finish. She has reportedly been pointing to this race for quite some time and I like the looks of her local 6f bullet Jan 14. Gomez is riding well here and Sadler shows a profit turf/dirt. The versatile sort can post a mild upset if she handles the footing.

#2 Lady of Fifty (6-5) exits a sharp score in the G2 Bayakoa on synthetic and won a minor Stakes affair here Nov 1. The obvious early-pressing threat is 2-for-2 at this distance and Garcia/Hollendorfer do business together.

#3 Book Review (7-5) did not earn much of a number in the G1 La Brea but she wore down a couple of talented fillies (Reneesgotzip, My Miss Aurelia) over wet fast footing that day. The seven panel lover might find this trip a bit beyond her scope.

The Plays:

$10 to win #6

$10 Exacta Box 2-6 ($20)

$5 Exacta Box 2-3 ($10)

analysis by Jarrod Horak

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@cognibene. An article I posted on HRN earlier this week about Sadler pointing her to this race got me looking at her. I liked her dirt works, improving numbers pattern, and versatile running style, and I figured she would offer value.
mdracing69 | 1/20/2013 5:54 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Thanks, rafirox. Sadler said she might go in the Santa Margarita next.
mdracing69 | 1/20/2013 5:47 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Congratulations Jarrod. I don't know how you picked that horse (probablly on connections) but it was a good pick nonetheless. Horse really ran today.
cognibene | 1/20/2013 5:45 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Great shot Jarrod!
rafirox | 1/20/2013 5:42 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Oh, I'm sorry! I forgot to write good luck, LOL. Good Luck, Jarrod! This one should be fun to watch.
rafirox | 1/20/2013 3:07 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Good luck with your play as well, rafirox. Willa should be forwardly placed and won two Graded races over the SA main track in 2012.
mdracing69 | 1/20/2013 3:05 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Interesting play, jarrod. Lady of Fifty really is classy, and I think she should win. I agree. I think this is a bit to far for Book Review to win against this sort of competition. More Chocolate is a complete mystery horse. She could love the dirt, or hate it, we have no idea. If she takes the surface she could do it, I think it is definitely logical. I have Willa B Awesome across, because she is back on the dirt, and I think she could come with a big performance. I got $4 Across on #4, and a 2-3-4 exacta box.
rafirox | 1/20/2013 2:37 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
first time through
3 Book Review 2 Lady of Fifty 1 Open Water 4 Willa B Awesome The odds board, the straw vote of the crowd, will dictate the play, or not
travel_vic | 1/20/2013 9:31 AM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Lady of Fifty probably won't offer much value but she is strictly the one to beat.
mdracing69 | 1/19/2013 11:19 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...
Been waiting for this race and Lady Of Fifty to win. Was hoping for E to run for better odds on LoF.
Think I'll go 1 through 4 for the super.
Mary Z. | 1/19/2013 10:51 PM |  - Re: More Chocolate looks swe...

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