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	    12:56 AQUEDUCT 2
	    1:10  TURFWAY 1
	    1:12  LAUREL 3
	    2:29  TURFWAY 4
	    2:47  GULFSTREAM 5
	    2:57  AQUEDUCT 6
	    3:08  LAUREL 7
	    3:25  AQUEDUCT 7
	    3:30  SANTA ANITA 1
	    3:45  FAIR GROUNDS 6
	    4:07  GULFSTREAM 8
	    4:21  TURFWAY 8
	    4:41  FAIR GROUNDS 8
	    5:03  SANTA ANITA 4
	    5:28  GULFSTREAM 11
	    6:36  SANTA ANITA 7
	    7:07  SANTA ANITA 8


	    >READER'S NOTE: All horses wagered to win are at odds of 8-5
		or higher unless specified otherwise.

	    AQUEDUCT: POST TIMES 12:56, 2:57, 3:25  ET

          (1) ROVING EYE (Race Two) This son of Silver Deputy appears to 
          be well spotted to break his maiden in his third career start. 
          Trainer Angel Penna, Jr. sharpened the colt in his sprint debut 
          November 28, versus a very good field. Stretched out December 27 
          Roving Eye raced closest to the pace, made the lead in upper 
          stretch, then weakened to Wafare Warrior, who came right back to 
          beat winners with authority. Roving Eye gets the rail, and the 
          cutback to 1 1/16th miles should suit him perfectly. Gryder 

	    (5) BIG STEEL-showed good speed contesting the pace in his 
            December 13 debut despite getting a tardy start. Got stuck down 
            on the rail January 2 behind a wire to wire winner. Half brother 
            to a pair of route winners.
          (2) OUTRIGHT GENIUS-unleashed a monsterous finish is his debut, 
            which came at the difficult seven furlong distance. Trainer Mary 
            Eppler is much better second time out, and she signs up top bug 
            Ariel Smith.

	    WAGERING: Main 1-5 exacta.  Smaller 1/2-6.  Save with quinellas.

          (7) LONG DISTANCE LAD (Race Six) Speedy four year old had been 
          off more than ten months when he returned December 5. In that 
          event he dueled with a pace rival that had a conditioning edge, 
          and put him away through strong fractions. Drew off with 
          authority. That race has produced a pair of solid winners 
          already, making it a "key" race. If there should be moisture in 
          the track, that should be no problem. Long Distance Lad's 
          previous wet track races came versus powerful mud freaks in top 


	    (2) EMILYS DAD-returns to New York bred company after making a 
            wide middle move versus open company Jan 7. Chased superior 
            speed December 12 and got shuffled back in mid-race, coming 
            again for the place. Inside post.
          (6) JADED MONEY-returns. Repeats the route to sprint turnback 
            that produced his big maiden win at this distance. Followed that 
            up with two more good efforts at 6f, including a huge win 
            November 20. Gets Ariel Smith.

	    WAGERING: Main 7-2 exacta.  Smaller 7/6-4.

          (6) STAR ON FIRE (Race Seven) Came off the layoff December 26 
          when trainer Joe Orseno was in the midst of a slump. Bumped at 
          the gate that day, then raced wide from an outside post, and got 
          fanned even wider when accelerating on the turn. Drew post one 
          January 10 and was forced to gun from the rail because the jocks 
          thought it was an iron speed track. Dueled with a true speed 
          horse and paid the price in deep stretch. Should return to his 
          stalking tactics today behind an expected lively and contested 

	    (5) OHSAY DELSAY-faced the top choice December 26. In that event 
            he had to work his way to the inside from an outside post and 
            then finished gamely on the rail behind a heavy favorite. Likes 
            it wet and should get some pace.
          (1) PIRATEONTHELOOSE-shipped here December 9 & slugged it out 
            through strong fractions. Dueled early Dec 26, put away his pace 
            rival, then was immediately rehooked before weakening. Speed 
            nearest the wood.
          (7) HALO FLASH-loves it wet and has shown the ability to hang on 
            despite dueling in those conditions.

	    WAGERING: #6 to win.  Exacta and trifecta keys 6/5-1-7.

	    GULFSTREAM: POST TIMES 2:47, 4:07, 5:28  ET

          (3) VIENTOCONQUISTADOR (Race Five) last out 7 yo gelding ran 2nd 
          as the favorite when getting hammer hard at the start. Lost to 
          Canadian shipper Flawless Silver dropping in from 32,000. Was 
          claimed out of that race by trainer Peter Walder. Walder is 
          supurb horseman who wins 30% first off the claim while posting 
          excellent ROI. Adds blinkers on while getting huge jockey switch 
          from slumping rider to hot Shane Sellers
	    (4) SEROTONIN- last out in the GP slop was forced to race 
            extremely wide. Made huge middle move before flattening out and 
            figures to move forward off that effort. Takes slight but useful 
            drop in class and gets weight break with bug Cruz aboard
          (11) SEZHOO- showed little last out when returning from lengthy 
            layoff but was never asked for any serious run. Likes mud
          (7) D NANG- stalked the pace in good position last out before 
            being wrapped up on by jockey. Loves  distance going 2 for 2

	    WAGERING: #3 to win.  Exacta and trifecta key 3/4-11-7.
	    Reverse 4-3 exacta.


          (4) ENCRYPTION (Race Eight) returned from 3 month layoff in Nov 
          to win at first asking. Last out received first lasix while 
          stretching out but was unable to run down lone speed who got 
          away with soft fractions. Today's field also contains little 
          speed but with better post jockey Shane Sellers can have more 
          say in early going. Horse shows sharp work since last and 
          figures to continue forward progress for capable connections

	    (3) EAGLE COUNTRY- can forgive poor effort last out as was 
            caught down on the inside on sloppy strip. Never got untracked. 
            Same scenario is possible today with rain forecasted by now gets 
            jockey Pat Day who will make adjustments. Zito trains
          (8) STRITZEL- tried alnw\3 condition last out and turned in 
            honest effort against today's top choice. Will benefit from 
            outside post as can stalk speed without undue effort. Jerry 
            Bailey rides back and goes for trainer Bill White who remains 

	    WAGERING: Equal exactas 4/3-8.  Reverse.

          (7) ALPINE SLIDE (Race Eleven) was claimed out of debut for 
          50,000 by shrewd trainer Stanley Hough. After brief break 
          returned going long. Was checked sharply at the start last out 
          but rebounded to make strong middle move while still gaining 
          2nd. Stable scores high % with their 2nd time routers. Gets Pat 
          Day up who clicks at 39% for Hough. Horse posted solid morning 
          drill from the gate since last and figues to be price

	    (8) POLITICAL FOLLY- already broken maiden once but number was 
            taken down after adventursome trip. Can score again
          (1) TANNERS CREEK- started off poorly in last and never got into 
            race. Now adds blinkers for trainer Kenny McPeek

	    WAGERING: #7 to win.  Main 7-8 exacta.  Smaller 7-1.  Reverse
	    both for smaller amounts.

	    SANTA ANITA: POST TIMES 3:30, 5:03, 6:36, 7:07  ET

          (1) AVENUEOFTHESTARS (Race One): Drops in with claimers for the 
          first time since romping by nine lengths in July.  He shed the 
          blinkers but had an uneven trip last out as Solis never knew 
          whether to take him back or let him stay with the pace, and he 
          only lost by a length.  Switches to Nakatani today, gets the 
          rail, but the move back in with claimers  should help him the 

	    WAGERING: Daily Doubles 1/6-9.

          (1) HOT SHOT CASEY- Trainer does very well bringing Turf 
            Paradise horses to Southern Cal, and this one has speed, gets 
            the rail, and is moving down a bit in class.  Game race when 
            dueling from outer post at HOL Dec 4.

	    WAGERING: #1 to win.


          (8) LOVE THAT JAZZ (Race Seven):  Five year old is in the top 
          form of her career, and comes off a big win against males in 
          which she closed like a rocket up the rail, finishing in a 
          remarkable 23.1 seconds.  In fact, she beat males twice in 1998. 
          Drysdale is as good as they come in pointing horses for big 
          races, and he and Desormeaux are always a formidable team in 
          California stakes. Perfect style to lay off of expected fast 
          pace, and she likes a wet track if the rains come early.  

	    (1A)BELLE'S FLAG- Has had an injury plagued career, but when 
            right, is a multiple G2 winner.  Impressive combo of speed and 
            stamina, and her 5 of 6 record here speaks for itself.  Can rate 
            off the expected leader Enjoy The Moment, launch her bid at the 
            top of the stretch, and make the others catch her.  Fantastic 
            works, handles wet.
          (7) SEEKING THE PEARL- International star is the mystery, having 
            never raced on dirt, let alone a wet track.  Set a new course 
            record when beating G1 males in France in Aug;  appears in top 
            form after near miss vs. G1 males.
          (9) ENJOY THE MOMENT- Giant leap in class, but improving filly 
            has a world of speed, will be on the lead, and if the track is 
            wet and she takes to it as her pedigree suggests, she might just 
            be good enough.  Loves this track.

	    WAGERING: #8 to win.  Exacta box key 8/1a-7-9.

          (7) EXCESSIVE THERESA (Race Eight):  She was thrown to the 
          wolves in her return from a six month layoff, facing older foes 
          for the first time in the toughest spot of her career.  She far 
          outran her 51-1 odds, pressing a sizzling pace three wide and 
          running on well to hold fourth in a full field.  She plummets 
          down the class ladder into the allowance ranks, and gets the 
          services of McCarron back, who has won both times he's ridden 
          her. Speed to rate just off the expected fast pace, and should 

	    (4) DOOR BELL- Exits the same stakes race as top choice, where 
            she also dueled but faded more severely.  Dangerous if allowed 
            to get loose on the lead.  Strong, relatively unknown J/T team 
            wins 25% for big ROI.
          (1) KALOOKAN ANGEL- Has a tendency to run well, but get caught 
            late. In the money 8 of 10, but only one win. 
          (8) ETHEL N DAVE- Nice win two back against Cal-breds, then 
            unsuccessfully tried turf last out.  Should rebound.

	    WAGERING: #7 to win.  Exacta box 4-7.  Exactas 7/1-8.  No 

	    LAUREL PARK: POST TIMES 1:12, 3:08  ET

	    (9) HOLME SWIFTLY (Race Three) Has been running in good form and
		was claimed last time out by trainer Mike Pino.  Pino is vastly
		unerrated as a claiming trainer, scoring 25 percent first off
		the claim.  Switches to hot bug rider Santana.  Blinkers on.

	    WAGERING: #9 to win.  Exacta box 9-3.


	    (2) BRIAN'S ROSE (Race Seven) Won his debut in easy fashion at
		Colonial Downs.  Followed that with another solid effort
		against stakes runners.  Returns after three months away for
		trainer Earl Begley, who does an excellent job with long-term
		layoffs.  Has good speed and the rail post.

	    WAGERING: #2 to win. 

TURFWAY PARK: POST TIMES 1:10, 2:29, 4:21  ET

TURFWAY PARK-Race 1 (1:10 EST)

(8) HITCH A RIDE-Dangerous off the drop and blinkers added for sharp otufit.
Meets weak field and figures to be on or near the lead from the start.

WAGER: Win bet on # 8. "Key" in Daily Doubles with # 2 KIT WORTH, # 4 ALTAR

TURFWAY PARK-Race 4  (2:29 EST)

(4) ZIGGY'S ZIGGY-Comes off two excellent races switching to Turfway. Second
to Angel's approach Jan 1 who came back to win. Dangerous speed and has shown
he loves a wet surface.

WAGER: Win bet on # 4.

TURFWAY PARK-Race 8  (4:21 EST)

(6) DIAL DIXIE-Steps up into allowance company off a strong win Dec 30. Bred
to relsih any moisture. Tactical speed to sit a perfect trip. From a "live"

WAGER: Win bet on # 6.


FAIR GROUNDS-Race 6  (3:45 EST)

(7) CHIEF MINISTER-Good second in debut when connections opted to "give em
one" in career debut against a runaway winner. Well meant today stretching out
to two turns which he is bred well for. Solid works for this. First start on
lasix as well and positive rider change to Albarado.

WAGER: Win bet on # 7. "Key" in exactas over # 2 SCALE, # 3 CHEZ CORTEZ and #
10 SOUTHERN ACCENT in order. Only reverse with # 2 SCALE as a SAVER. Also play
a TRIFECTA "key" using # 7 on top with 2-3-10. Play an additional trifecta 7
with 2 with 3-10 and another trifecta 2 with 7 with 3-10.

FAIR GROUNDS-Race 8  (4:41 EST)

Play a four horse TRIFECTA box, boxing # 1 MR. KNAPP, # 6 MAGIC WORLD, # 7
GOLDEN NIGHT and # 8 SILENT SIX. A $1.00 TRIFECTA box with four horses will
cost you $24.00 or $2.00 wager $48.00.