Benny Southstreet’s trip notes for the Late Pick 5 at Santa Anita for 5-29-20

Props to Benny for pushing forward on the Tom Leach radio show this a.m., but if I had to write a trip about his performance, it’d be:

Trip Note: Nervous in the gate. Green throughout and race was too short for this one. Never able to find his rhythm. Needs longer.

Take it away, Benny!

Race 41 – K P Whirlwind 
1- 25- 20
Trip Note: Taken up in the first turn. Pulled & tossed her head a bit for the next 2F behind horses.  Never appeared comfortable. Finally clean at the 1/4 pole and she tried hard.  Lots of wasted energy. She will appreciate class drop & weight break today.Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: Slight speed favoring. 2 – Super Bunny 
Trip Note: Sharp break. Set a decent pace. Headed at the 3/8th pole and eased at the 1/4 pole. 
Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A 3 – Truth Pevails 
Trip Note: Broke a length on top. Fast early. Engaged soon thereafter. Pressed pace 3-4W. Drifted out 5-6W on FT when visually tiring. Will bring some speed to the table stretching out. 
Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A 4 – Info’s Treasure 
Trip Note: Broke well despite gate antics. Trailed the field down the BS. 7L behind leader passing 3/8th pole. Hard ridden approaching 1/4 pole. Swung into lane 4W and finished decent for the level, but had to much to do.Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A 5 – Billy K
Trip Note: Stalked down on the inside which wasn’t the place to be. 2L back at the 1/2 mile pole while losing ground. Ridden along while in last, approaching the 1/4 pole. Swung out 3-4-5W on FT and visually tired in lane.  Tried hard in a never comparable trip. She will appreciate class drop & weight break today.Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: Slight off the pace. 6 – Boonesboro Beauty 
Trip Note: The P.P.’s tell the story. Good trip with an exceptional rider. Did everything but win. 
Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A Race 5 
1 – Manning’s Pilot 
Trip Note: High headed and lugged in at the brake over the dirt. Quickly recovered finding a nice stride over the grass. Saved ground mid pack. Steadied near 3/8th pole on its own. Saved ground entire journey. Even in lane.Misc Note: 1/2 sister just ran 2nd over the grass opening weekend @ one mile. Will appreciate the added ground.Race Note: N/A
Track Bias: N/A2 – I’m Leaving You 
Trip Note: Pulled early while in the clear. Settled down @ back of the pack into first turn while 2W. 8L back @ 3/8th pole. Asked to pick it up. Not much of a finish in a race he needed. 
*Note* Debut was a monster race for the level @ 75-1. Drops today and jockey switch will have him more forwardly placed. Wouldn’t leave off my tickets. 
Race Note: Runner up came back to win MSW. 
Track Bias: N/A3 – Cool Runnings 
Trip Note: Jock intent on him stalking behind horses & he wanted none of it. Pulled very hard and tossed his head/ trying to climb over leader early. Wanted to be in the clear. Cost him a ton of energy. Settled down on BS. 2L back of leader 2W approaching 1/2 mile pole. Asked  @ 1/4 pole inside of eventual winner. Ran even down the lane. 
*Note* He has more speed then shown. Expect Gutierrez to let him roll into a spot. Doesn’t want to be grabbed early! 
Race Note: Runner up came back to win MSW. 
Track Bias: N/A 4 – Railsplitter 
Trip Note: Uneventful trip. Made the lead as a first time gelding. Eyeballed at head of the lane. Fought off first challenger. Couldn’t hold off Perfect Trip Winner. Tried hard. 
Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A 6 – Fengari
Trip Note: 5yo was eager and fresh early. A bit rank into the first turn. 3W down the BS. Dropped down to the rail at 3/8th pole. Traveled on rail until 1/4 pole when Pratt swung him out 4-5-6-7W into head of the lane. Rallied  3-4W down the lane.  Tried to lug in a few times before changing leads. Should improve a ton off this effort but losing Prat is a big negative. Also, he has a lot more speed if they want him to use it. 
Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A 7 – Fantastic Day 
Trip Note: Fell out of it early and was eased. 
*Note* Mare was a G3 winner on the grass. 
Race Note: N/A
Track Bias: N/A 8 – Palace Prince 
Trip Note: The P.P.’s tell the story. Smooth trip 2W & 3L behind leader. Asked approaching the 1/4 pole and had no rally. Clean trip. 
Race Note: N/ A 
Track Bias: N/A 9 – Camps Bay 
Trip Note: On the rail into first turn smoothly saving ground. 4L back of leader on rail past the 1/2 mile pole. Continued on the rail until he came off mid stretch. Held Fengari off for 3rd. Perfect Trip!!  It’s hard to envision him finishing ahead of Fengari today. 
Race Note: N/A 
Track Bias: N/A 10 –  Negotiator 
Trip Note: Good spot into 1st turn. BTW horses down BS. 4-5L behind leader. Stayed in 2 path around the turn and ran even down the lane. Good trip on debut. 
Race Note: N/L
Track Bias: N/L

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