Nice cards on Saturday and Sunday at Del Mar.

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13 July 2018:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights archives" but noteworthy. After any scratches: 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given selections paid $69.80. 2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, top, top pick for $573.40. (if you used all of our selections the total cost was only $36 or 18 $2 wagers). 3rd race double hit COLD $78.80. 4th race exacta hit COLD $26.80. 6th race exacta hit COLD $25.20. 8th race box of top two pick exacta $19.60

8 July 2018:   Top choice (including the highest price of the day $20.40) won 3 races and the second choice won 4 races on the 8 race card. 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, top pick for $2,044.80. 2nd race pick 3 2nd, top, 2nd paid $637.20. 3rd race pick 3 top, 2nd, top paid 202.80. 4th race pick 3 2nd, top, 2nd paid $59.00. 6th race box of top 3 picks paid a trifecta of $103.60.

29 June 2018:   1st or 2nd choice won all 8 races. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd ,2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,541.40. 2nd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $187.60. 3rd race pick 6 was top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,719.00. 3rd race exacta hit COLD $9.40. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $21.20 (exacta $11.20). 5th race pick 4 was all 2nd picks for $310.40. 5th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $365.40.

17 June 2018:   1st race top pick over next two picks paid a trifecta of $79.00. 3rd race trifecta box of 5 given picks $464.00. 4th race exacta hit COLD $15.40. 6th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 4th, top, top pick for $2,142.80. 8th race trifecta box of 5 given picks $513.40. 9th race double hit COLD $26.40. 10th race trifecta HIT ICE COLD for $357.60. (COLD exacta was $55.20)

2 June 2018:  After any scratches: Top choice won 6 races, 2nd choice won 2 races and 3rd choice won one race in a 10 race card. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $1,837.60. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $13.20. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $55.60. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick $315.00. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $394.00. 6th race Super High Five box of 5 given picks $2,080.70. 7th race pick 3 hit COLD $38.20. 7th race trifecta also hit COLD $44.00.

1 June 2018:   3rd race trifecta hit COLD $30.00. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $127.50. 4th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,145.40. (ironically it paid better than the pick 6). 5th race box of top 3 picks paid a trifecta of $62.40. 6th race double hit COLD $39.00. 7th race exacta hit COLD $32.00

25 May 2018:   Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights archives" but noteworthy. Missed hitting the 1st race pick 5 COLD by one half of a length. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, top, top pick for $1,177.40. 1st and 2nd race trifecta's hit COLD paying $34.60 & $25.60 respectively. 4th race exacta and double also hit COLD paying $31.00 & $38.60 respectively.

18 May 2018:   After any scratches at Santa Anita:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights archives" but noteworthy. Top pick over our other three picks in the Preakness paid a superfecta of $745.00. At Santa Anta:  2nd race pick 4 was top, top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $158.60. 4th race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double $56.60. 5th exacta box of top two picks $21.00. 6th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $260.00. 8th race trifecta HIT ICE COLD for $308.40. (COLD exacta was $61.40). 9th race trifecta box of top 3 pick paid $642.00. Nightcap was won by our top pick who paid $22.80 to win.

17 May 2018:   2nd race pick 4 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top pick for $408.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 4th, top, top for $37,405.00. 4th race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 4th, top, top pick for $16,882.00 (50 cent payoff $4,220.50). 7th race double hit COLD $57.00.

3 May 2018:  After any scratches at Santa Anita:  Great start to the day as the 1st race pick 3 was hit COLD $188.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $2984.20. 1st race exacta hit COLD $38.80. 2nd pick exacta also hit COLD $36.20. 3rd race exacta was top pick, 3rd pick $17.60. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $23.60. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $2,472.20.

28 April 2018:  After any scratches at Santa Anita:   1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, top, 2nd pick paying $8,391.00. 1st race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $48.20. 2nd race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $8,244.60. 3rd race exacta hit COLD for $45.40. 4th race top choice, 3rd choice exacta paid $142.40. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick, 4th race trifecta paid $284.00. (exacta paid $40.20)

22 April 2018:   After any scratches at Santa Anita:   1st race pick 5 was top, top, 4th, top, top pick for $1,354.60. 1st race COLD double $25.20. 1st race top pick over 4 other given picks superfecta $562.00. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $35.20. 4th race pick 3 hit COLD $64.60. 4th race pick 6 was top, top, top, 4th, 4th, 2nd pick for $16,826,40. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $48.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, 4th, 4th, 2nd pick $3,365.00. 5th race exacta hit COLD $16.80. 5th top pick over the 3 other picks paid a superfecta of $130.40. 7th race 4th pick over top pick paid an exacta of $136.60. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

15 April 2018:   1st race trifecta box of 5 given picks paid a trifecta of $846.00. 3rd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick $102.40. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick $180.20. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick $403.40. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $62.00. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick $352.40. 7th race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $92.40. 11th race top pick over our other 5 picks superfecta paid $1,046.20.

14 April 2018:  After any scratches at Santa Anita:  1st race $1 SHF box of top five horses $3,604.00. (superfecta $1,482.40). 2nd race top choice, 3rd choice exacta paid $14.60. 5th race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $68.20. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $196.00. 6th race pick 6 was top pick, 3rd pick, 4th pick, 2nd pick, top pick , 2nd pick for $33,276.60. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks $324.60. 9th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $121.20. 10th race $1 Super High hit ICE COLD (in perfect order in a 9 horse field) and paid $202.00. 11th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $35.20.

1 April 2018:  After any scratches at Santa Anita:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 4th, 2nd, 3rd pick for $7,322.40. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 4th pick paying $1,059.40. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 3rd pick for $3,193.00.

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Del Mar for Thursday 19 July 2018

Race card seems fairly decent and the morning line on a few of our top selections are awfully big prices.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Jellybeankristine   decent improvement in latest and now drops into maiden claiming for the 1st time for start number 4......drop seems warranted......should be a major player

5  No Thanks Erik   O'Neill (won 4 on opening day) 1st time starter was purchased for $50K in March and so starting for $50K in July makes are trainer/owner/rider combination

4  Watch Me Burn   better in her 2nd lifetime start.......needs another move forward in her 3rd lifetime start and she should fit vs. this bunch......solid 5F work since her last hints she might be up for better........trainer Val Brinkerhoff won a race on opening day

1  Lucille


race 2    average clarity

6  Rak City   better horse on the dirt than the turf and that is kind of disguised......very solid fig in trainer for today and with a couple of good recent drills showing suggesting he has a handle on his new addition to his barn.......6 1/2 is a good fit and it won't be for many in this affair

8  Welldidyougetit   bad trip in his maiden debut which was a MC50K down the majestic SA hill turf course.......went off at 66 to 1 odds hinting the race was a tune-up........likely fit and ready now for his 1st on the dirt where he likely was always pointed for

5  Street Zombie   2nd out after a layoff and a significant rider upgrade.........colt has a shot at being a major factor in the outcome of this MC20K

3  Laditude

2  Desolation Sound


race 3    below average clarity

6  May Girl   consistently decent 5F & 5 1/2F turf sprints in GB.......two not so hot turf routes in her two races in the USA.......5F a.m. work........should strut her stuff today at a distance that fits

8  Pastime   low percentage trainer from the Midwest and Florida does shockingly well in S Cal.........four year old filly show be motoring hard late.......and likely at a handsome price

10  C Q Covergirl  speed of the speed and one good rider getting out of the gate quickly in Maldonado........seemingly the best shot of the 5 or 6 speed horses in the field

1  Painting Corners

3  A Little Bit Me


race 4    average clarity

6  Cylinders   dirt/turf/synthetic.......doesn't matter what surface this filly runs on she shows up every time......1st on the Del Mar dirt but her history suggests she will handle it.........N Cal trainer is able to coax Prat and his agent to take the mount.....should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

5  Lil Bit Dangerous   all three lifetime sprint races fit and she is one for one on the dirt and it was her MC debut.....takes a logical drop in claiming that should make her part of the picture for the right to be in the circle of joy

4  Bella Filomena   bit ambitiously placed in her two races since Baltas took in she couldn't win an alw race at Ded yet she competed in two of them since arriving in S Cal......she should fit fine in today's 25K nw2 claiming level

7  Robin's Love

8  Lethal Legacy


race 5   average clarity

11  Don't Stalk Me   plenty of speed signed up should make his mid pack running style quite dangerous.......good history with today's rider Edwin Roman day on opening day for O'Neill

4  Joejoe's Kingdom   last looked like nothing more than a spin around the track in a protected race to attempt to drop without getting claimed at today's much lower level........if that is the case this gelding should be tough

8  Bob's All In   seems to be on a rebound and the two subtlety good 4F drills since his winning last hint the rebound is not done yet........should be a handsome price

2  Memorable Election

7  Rockaway


race 6    average clarity

5  Buckstopper Kit   bad trip in last hides an effort that fits and he was very washy prior to the race to boot .........should sit in a good mid pack position and able to save ground with two faster and two slower in the early stages of the race lined up inside of him

7  Magic Musketier   race 3 back on the 30th of March is his only turf effort at today's 9F distance and the effort is quite a bit better than appears in print (broke slightly tardy and then raced wide)......and today he gets to carry 7 lbs less than he carried that day......and whereas the trainer was rather chilly at that time he is not now

2  Majestic Eagle   colt is as likely as anyone in this affair at getting a good trip as he should be able to save ground somewhere near the front end of things......that and he has done little wrong since the blinkers were put on (5 1 4 0)

4  Andesh

1  East Rand


race 7    above average clarity

3  Moonshine Memories   two for three on the Dmr dirt and he was our top selection in the BCJuvFilly but she had no shot at all dueling in a nasty set of fractions and doing so on a dull inside

2  Show It N Moe It   Cal-bred fits if she brings her A game and she has 2 of the 3 times that today's rider Bejarano has been up.........and the a.m. preparation is as strong as it gets for a trainer like Sherlock

6  Steph Being Steph   not sure if this filly can handle the Dmr surface as well as she has the SA surface as she tossed a clunker in her MSW at Dmr and did so when she was live on the say she is ready fresh off of 5 month layoff.......fits if she handles to Dmr surface the 2nd go around

5  Secret Spice


race 8    average clarity

5  Marjorie E    1st time on Lasix today and with improved drills since her last which was the 8 June version of this race run at speed in the race and got a little tired late......significant rider upgrade for today.......not much early speed in here.......hard not to like

2  Venue   ran evenly following slow starts in both lifetime races that were on the grass.......blinkers on today to get her to focus and hopefully sit closer in the early stages on the race.......seems likely to pop her best to date this afternoon

12  Oh Pretty Woman   good MSW debut at SA in a race rune down the Santa Anita hill grass course........and trainer Marty Jones is much more prolific with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters........very strong pedigree to handle the two turf turns

11  Radish

1  Zillinda





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Del Mar for Wednesday 18 July 2018

Opening day Del Mar. Life is good!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

8  General Ike   quite impressive in the a.m. for a 16K claiming horse........only lifetime dirt race at Del Mar is the 10 lbs off for today.......Hollendorfer was waking up at the end of the SA meeting and his stock has been training sharply hinting it will be go mode to start the Dmr meeting

5  Out of Patience   trainer is solid 1st following a claim and this gelding knows how to win races........last is very disguised running wide on a rail bias day and doing it pressing the pace setters

6  Popular Kid    just claimed by O'Neill who is stout 1st following a claim......last three races fit well.......and today we get a significant rider upgrade

9  Preacher Roe

1  Carville


race 2    average clarity

1  Jimmy Chila   sprint-sprint-route scenario and drops into claiming for O'Neill and company......three-year old colt seems pointed and very well-meant for opening day Del Mar

3  Kylemore   not much in latest but gets enough time off to right the ship.......races two back and three back fit in this 40K claiming spot awfully well......should be in the mix from the get go

9  Ayacara   three year old has been facing tougher in almost all of his 9 lifetime races......and returns as a 1st time gelding........Keith Desormeaux is 27% win and 77% in the money with his last 30 "1st time in claiming"

8  Samdar

5  So Long Sailor


race 3    average clarity

3  Gonna Fly Now   last is about 9 lengths better than appears in print........wide on a rail bias......and today we get a monumental rider upgrade

7  Eighty Three   just claimed two races back by Hollendorfer and he runs back his 20K claim for the same tag once again.........gelding is very consistent only missing the board once in 14 starts at today's distance.....hard not to like

1  Lucky Staxx   needs a small forward move and if he provides it with the advantage of his 13 lbs off he should be a major player

5  Hitters Park

2  Ketos


race 4    below average clarity

7  Blueberry   bad trip in MSW debut and the strength of the race is disguised by slow start and a wide trip on an inside day.....and the race has turned out to be a key one......a.m. prowess since the race is vastly improved

5  Flying to the Line   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE    debut fits awfully well so it might only come down to if this Miller filly can handle the Dmr surface as well as she handled the LCR surface.......we shall find out about 3:33 pacific time

4  Hot Magistrate   MSW debut sure appeared to be a tune-up.......and since the "tune-up" the works suggest the needed race did as intended........and......the trainer is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters

10  Dichotomy

6  Athleisure


race 5   average clarity

2  Arms Runner   good post for a 1 1/16 grass race and also a solid turf jock in Kent Desormeaux.........last two races are solid at today's level and his latest is hidden

8  Ritzy A. P.   by far at his best when Prat is on his back......that and the last two times this colt ran on the Del Mar grass he ran efforts that fit well here......also he seems likely to have the most endurance of his life coming off of a strong 10F grass race at SA

7  Ekersley   one for one at today's turf distance.......away since 2 November but he is training smartly for Scott Hanson and he has shown he can run well fresh off of the bench in the past

3  Bird Is the Word

1  Kencumin


race 6    average clarity

1  Shivermetimbers   love the work pattern for a Hollendorfer trained individual.........rather sure he is sitting on one of his best efforts to date.........only mount of the day for Mike Smith........should sit in a nice mid pack ground saving position sitting a cozy 3rd or 4th down the back-side

8  Regulate   big improvement in his latest.....if he can duplicate the effort over the Lrc surface which he is seeing for the 1st time he should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

5  Kona Coast   last is poor......previous 3 of 4 are not......blinkers on for today and with a  recent work that is improved.......might be up for a necessary rebound

9  Show Me Da Lute

4  Divisor


race 7    average clarity

7  Brill   expensive purchase is training "lights out" for Hollendorfer and company for her MSW debut......rather sure this two-year old filly has an abundance of talent

4  Vangogo   new to the S Cal racing scene trainer Luis Mendez has yet to miss the board with 8 starters most of which are young horses.........filly is sharp in morning and can really fly.........dangerous speed sort seems ready to roll

6  Angel Alessandra   another talented looking MSW 1ster this time from the Peter Miller barn......sure like the last three works coming from out of the gate........dangerous sort

2  True Validity

9  Bizwhacks


race 8    average clarity

2  Texas Wedge   both lifetime turf sprints are very strong........1st at a turf route is a question mark.......but.......Peter Miller worked his colt 6F and then 7F 7 days later to boost his endurance.....pedigree to handle one mile is decent

10  Calexman    back to back solid turf sprint races sets this Cerin colt up quite well for today's Stakes turf does a sharp 5F drill which is his best work in quite some time.......all that and he is 1 for 1 on the Del Mar turf and the race was at today's one mile turf distance

4  Artie B Good   decent layoff turf sprint in latest run on 8 to work 4 times since.........trainer has had a good year competing in S Cal.........colt appears pointed for today's race........dangerous and likely at a price

9  Move Over

11  Heartfullofstars


race 9    average clarity

6  Super Duper Cooper   seems best at today's one mile distance.......and it also appears the Del Mar dirt is his favorite surface......appreciates ample time between starts and gets it.....hard not to like

8  Blame Joe   usually a MC20K grad does not fit at the Alw50000s level.......but this four-year old with the blinkers taken off in his latest won by 10 and did so 3 wide.....number earned fits here......should handle the distance.......Dmr surface is a ? mark

3  Fawree   solid gelding out of Dubai ran for a suspicious 40K tag in his 1st race in the USA.......claimed in the race which was at GG by Mathis.......distance fits......conventional dirt fits.......and the fact that Prat is up suggests his relative good health is intact

9  Aurora d'Oro

2  Roaring Fork


race 10    average clarity

4  Sellwood   consistent sort drew the 12 post in his last and fired his lifetime best but the effort was wasted by a somewhat predictable brutal trip from the the outer-most 12 post.......much better post today......and the extra 1/16 today should be to his advantage

9  Blitzkrieg   R Mandella is often at his best "2nd route race" and that is the case today.......back to back bullet 6F works only 5 days apart should have this colt sharp and sitting on his lifetime best

6  Henry County   double barrel action for Richard Mandella as he also trains our top selection......useful MSW dirt sprint debut and 6 works since the 18 May race.........grass breeding is better than average.......Pratt stays put

5  Breakers Island

3  King Caymus

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Los Alamitos for Sunday 15 July 2018


Final day of racing at Los Alamitos with a pick 6 carryover of $27,619 and a SHF carryover of $8,669 and of course with mandatory payouts. Southern Cal's most popular race meet which is of course Del Mar's summer meeting begins on Wednesday. We will be ready!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Romolina   Molly Pearson is (5 2 2 0) at the meeting and might get her 3rd win here with this 1ster who sure is training like he has plenty of ability including some early gas

2  Just Hit Play   not crazy about only 4 preparatory works showing for this 1ster......but on the other hand I like that the last two drills were out of the gate and spaced only 5 days apart

1   Big Impression   Becerra is an OK trainer but not at getting 1st timers ready to win at 1st asking......but the works are decent for this lowly level.......and as the saying goes "even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then"


race 2    average clarity

5  Fellow Citizen   Peter Miller MC50K 1st time starter sure appears meant and ready to roll at a high level in his debut into the wonderful world that is thoroughbred racing

2  Red Clem   so so maiden debut but I find it awfully interesting that Van Dyke shows up on closing day for only one mount and it is not for a Baffert horse.......dangerous sort from the Yakteen barn

1  Boisterous   this Miyadi 1st timer is the same situation as his 2 horse in the 1st race........"not crazy about only 4 preparatory works showing for this 1ster......but on the other hand I like that the last two drills were out of the gate and spaced only 5 days apart"


race 3    average clarity

5  Thankful Every Day   good efforts at 5 1/2 furlongs at SA and 5F appears to be an even better fit.....only lifetime race at 5F was his lone race to date at Lrc and it might be his lifetime best numbeer.....and the strength of the effort is somewhat disguised

6  Comfirmed   only race run at Lrc fits OK.....solid 4 1/2F time at LA in latest.......McDaid took the 5 horse but Juan Sanchez will do

1  Fancy Terrace   consistent sort with some early speed will need a clever trip from the 1 post as inside speed has not been very good at this meet and at most of the Lrc meetings


race 4    average clarity

2  Captain N. Barron   3 of her last 6 races fit fig wise and she seems likely to get a good apprentice rider (3 more wins yesterday) should on or near the lead in a race with little early speed......not a bad deal in a 5F affair

4  Coastal Eddy   tossed a clunker in his 2nd lifetime start.....debut was OK.......1st time gelding today......that might be the catalyst to rebound and maybe even show a little more than he displayed in his debut

6  Katzumoto   not much 1st out following the Treece claim which was somewhat predictable as he dropped his new shooter from MC30K to MC20K......still this is one weak group and even his dull race might be competitive

1  Sonic Boy


race 5    above average clarity

2  Bragging Rights   somewhat suspicious drop for this filly from a winning MC30K to a 10K conditioned claimer.....but.....why not to take advantage of a track that she sure took to in a big way

5  Tiger Mom  drop makes sense especially with the tough (everybody loves to get to the winners circle) Del Mar meeting looming.......should be a major player

4  Southern Treasure   trainer does well with limited starters........five year old mare does well in abbreviated sprint races......last win came 3rd out following a layoff and that is also today's scenario


race 6    average clarity

6  Colonel Power   solid MSW debut on the 4th of July and the cut back of 1/2 furlong today appears to be a plus.....we shall find out about 3:28 pm this afternoon

3  Jade Dee   only ran so so following an impressive work tab preparing for her MSW debut......Baffert baby deserves another shot

5  Shaken Memories   when last seen in mid September she ran a race that would make her the one to overcome..........but she needed a couple of races to get to that point.......ready fresh this time?........maybe


race 7    above average clarity

5  Towards the Light   exits a very fast heat in the 30 June version of this race........jockey likely had a few choices in mounts in this race and smartly landed here.....scratched yesterday for this spot

4  North County Guy   placed to win or "claim me please".......considering unorthodox trainer David Jacobson is the listed owner my guess he is placed to win

1  Chrisiscookin   obvious turf muscle him up tightener in last......drops multiple levels.......last two dirt sprints are better than par for today's level.......scratched out of the same race as our top pick did yesterday.......not out of this seemingly strong for the level race

6  Insubordination


race 8    average clarity

6  News Karma    5 furlongs might not be her best distance......but.......she improved a ton 1st out following the Vallejo claim and she ran a solid race in her lone start at 6F........should be flying late with the red hot 7 lbs. bug boy in the irons

1  Fort Lewis Rivers   trainer won his only start at the Lrc meeting.....that and this gelding understands what it means to win races on the conventional he has been in the exacta 20 of 32 and 13 have been wins......very dangerous sort

4  Devils Informer  likely needs slightly more than his latest.......tough to tell if the Devils Informer can provide it


race 9    below average clarity

6  E Bradley Cooper   low percentage trainer but he often is at his most dangerous 2nd out and 3rd out following a long layoff....and that is the case today

2  Raindance Rules   lifetime best conventional dirt race was the only time he raced on the "real" thing with the blinkers on when the surface was rated rain in the forecast

1  Grand Minister   believe this Miyadi 1st time starter is meant and ready to roll but he puts up a low percentage apprentice rider who has to cope with a tough post.......late rider change?.....wouldn't be the 1st time

5  Artistic Ab

3  Dapper Dixie





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Los Alamitos for Saturday 14 July 2018

Final weekend of racing at Los Alamitos and then it is on to Southern Cal's most popular meeting which is of course Del Mar's summer meeting which begins on Wednesday. We will be ready!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Mis Viola   stepped on the Lrc surface for the 1st time in her career and won impressively for Doug O'Neill and company.......repeat of the race has a good shot at making it 2 for 2 at Los Alamitos

2  Lucky Lula   last time this filly saw 5 1/2 furlongs was 3 back at SA and it was a strong effort and fits well here.......trainer is stout with the sprint-route-sprint maneuver which is the case here

6  Coalinga Hills   needs her race 4 back run in December and with a much better trip......not impossible if she and the jock are up for it


race 2    average clarity

3  Sheza Factor   good layoff effort 16 days ago for this three-year old filly.......and a very stout work since.....seems likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff and if that is the case she should be quite tough

4  Star of Kobol   best race of her 3 race career was her MSW debut and a decent fit in this if she is ready "fresh" once again (absent since November) she should be a player in this affair

8  Midnight Hunch   nice wake-up 1st out following the Sadler claim which was made way back on 16 Feb......back in short rest today and if she handles it she fits fine in this spot especially if our top selection doesn't run as big a race as I think that she will

7  Midnight Crossing

1  Cali Rocks


race 3    average clarity

7  Get Yourself Home   somewhat suspicious drop but why not as she has dropped 3 straight times in claiming price and nobody has claimed her......3 of her last 4 are very solid here

5  Yellow Bonnet   another in drop mode but less suspicious......believe Glatt wants to win and lose this filly as Del Mar will be out of her league

8  Dee Way to Go   dangerous speed especially with a good bug boy Figueroa in the irons

2  Heartofthetemple

1  Christy Jackson


race 4    average clarity

9  Smart Rachael   2 of her 4 lifetime races look solid in this spot......and I believe she is sitting on another that will fit as she just worked a solid improved 4 furlong drill since her last which was run only 16 days ago

2  Saddle Club   nice 106 to 1 run off of the extended hiatus from the game......and today she gets a significant rider upgrade when you take in account the 7 lbs off.......away 1/2 of a year but she showed she can run fresh in her last

10  I Adore You   needs more than she has shown but she has a little 3 work series in preparation for this race that is better than she has been working previously

3  Spacerika

7  Molly Got Even


race 5    average clarity

6  Princess Dorian   believe the barn will pull out all stops to win today as this filly seems to dislike the Del Mar surface........she has had a nice history since Saldana claimed 6 races ago

2  Love a Honeybadger   best speed in the field and just claimed by Peter Miller.....that my friends is a dangerous proposition for the opposition

5  Alpenhorn   away since 16 Sept 17 and returns with a different much more accomplished trainer.......seems somewhat dangerous


race 6    average clarity

7  General Mach Four   two of three lifetime dirt races are very strong and the one that isn't sure appears to be a gimme (24 March)........very solid reassuring 6 July drill.......1 for 1 at the distance......should be tough at the lowest level of his life

2  Chrisiscookin   hates turf so that says his latest was nothing more than a muscle her up gimme to drop and go go go go this afternoon

5  Towards the Light   awfully consistent racing at 5 or 5 1/2 furlongs........last is solid if he is able to repeat the effort......Juan Sanchez wisely sticks around and of the night-time guys at LA he seems to by the most couple competing at the larger Lrc surface

9  Quantum Force

11 AE  Go Ghetto

8  Ps Bettin On You


race 7    average clarity

2  Misty Slew   not that much early speed in this conditioned claimer........should sit near the lead which he appears to appreciate and in what should amount to a reasonable pace

6  Sallows Inn Gal   best at Lrc and it showed in her latest with a nice layoff win to graduate in her last.......gets in very light for today's route race......1 of 2 lifetime route races at Lrs fit.......should be forwardly placed in a race that leans towards rewarding those that do

8  Tenthousandreasons   might be rated too low if I am wrong in my assessment that he might not be able to handle a route too well off of his 2nd race in a row running off of short our top two picks he should be in the mix from the get go

3  Reinahermosa

7  Angela's Heaven


race 8    average clarity

3  Ax Man   should be loose on the lead and that is one dangerous proposition for the opposition when the trainer happens to be Mr Bob Baffert.......that and the colt is capable of stalking and winning if need be

2  Blended Citizen   runs all day long so if the early fractions turn out to be faster than average he has a good shot at be the "last one standing"

1  Draft Pick   should sit in a nice stalk position which is right in his wheelhouse......would have rated higher if I wasn't a touch leery of his ability on the Lrc surface which seems slightly inferior to his ability on the SA surface


race 9    average clarity

2  Camps Bay   drops way down for his 1st ever on the dirt.......pedigree for it is awfully good......should be a ton if he is still in relatively good physical condition

7  Write Me a Song   best route speed in the field and when this three-year old gelding has been able to have contact to the front end of things he has run well (4 1 2 1)

11 AE   Odyssey Explorer   consistent efforts but he never passes the last couple of horses in front of him......but he might here with this overdue drop of two MC levels (MC40K to MC20K)

6  Supreme Giant

3  Typhoon Harry




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Los Alamitos for Friday 13 July 2018

So so race card this afternoon at Los Alamitos but Saturday's looks good.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Nazareth   might be at her best on the Lrc surface.....that and her last two endeavors sprinting off of short rest fit well here.....and 2 weeks since her latest qualifies for "short rest"

5  Autumn Twilight   decent at Lrc and decent at the 5 1/2 furlong distance offered today......and not only do we get a rider upgrade but also the 7 lbs allowance for the hot bug boy Figueroa

6  Lisa Largo   1st time in over 14 months this mare gets to race off of short rest.......might make a solid move forward 2nd out after a 9 week break


race 2    average clarity

5  Be Lifted Up   very tightly spaced work tab appears to suggest Miyadi means business with this two-year old 1st starter as who has hit the track to drill every 5 or 6 days since 29 May.......all wound up and ready to unwind

4  Pretty Hussar   trainer has been dangerous the last 4 or 5 months or so with his MC 1st time starters and the work pattern for those who fired decent debuts looked similar to what this filly has shown in the a.m.

6  Hit It Twice   best I can say here is "best of the rest"



race 3    average clarity

2  My Farmer   sprint-sprint-route scenario here and with a best of 83 bullet work at SA on the 1st of July......and drops down multiple levels..........distance is a ? mark but he sure appears well-meant today

1  Shackalov   likes to flatten out some in the late stages of a one mile race but might not here with the hot bug boy Asa Espinoza up..........7 lbs off and being a three-year old gets him in at 110 lbs

3  Hackleton   horse sure fits.......but ........I'm not sure the rider does as the only total clunker this elder statesman ran over the last two years was with today's rider in the irons


race 4    average clarity

2  It Makes Sense   small potatoes trainer but the works are too good to ignore.......that and mom has tossed 1 winner from 1 starter

3  Buck Duane   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  2 of 4 lifetime races are solid here and my guess is he is ready off of the 6 1/2 month layoff because he is entered for the lowest MC level of his life instead of being protected at a high level so as to give him a race

5  Imagineiamfastest   lifetime best for this gelding was run in a 6F (run 5 back) race which is today's distance......and his latest run 20 days ago at SA is somewhat disguised by a wide trip


race 5    below average clarity

1  Del Mar Babe   showed little in two lifetime starts and shows up with a new trainer for her 3rd racing endeavor........filly has only trained well at LA and she gets to run where she trains for the 1st time......that and I like her pedigree to take to the two turns despite her dismal two lifetime route races

3  Blame It Onthesong   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  1st timer has a good route pedigree and a decent looking work regiment.....that and this is as a weak of a looking group of MSW runners as it ever gets in S Cal

5  She Fox   OK sprint debut but not too crazy about the 2 months off since.......but on the other hand she does own a good pedigree for a route race


race 6    average clarity

7  At the Margin   sure woke up in her latest her 3rd lifetime start and 1st at Lrc.....believe the connections will pull out all stops to take advantage of her last chance to run at Lrc until September

5  Daddy's Mistress   nice move forward in her last and if she manages another she might turn the tables on the 7 horse who beat her by 1 1/4 L

6  Late Night Ride   trainer is dismal with 1st time starters but this two-year old filly is working too well to ignore

8  Gracie Belle

1  Sharp Image


race 7    above average clarity

5  Psychedelicat   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   away since 6 Jan when he graduated in his 13 start ........but........ his work tab is stellar for Jerry Hollendorfer and company.......believe he is likely up for his lifetime best this afternoon

4 Candyman Garret   1st out with Pender as the trainer.......colt ran a couple of races last summer that fit.......realistically spotted for his 3rd start........danger city if he is ready off the long layoff

6  King Eddie   terrible on the dirt so far but those 3 races were not on the Lrc surface....that and he races turf to dirt and 2nd out after a layoff


race 8    average clarity

10  Twisted Road   somewhat suspicious drop but if this Mandella colt is still in relatively decent health he should be tough in this spot

3  From the Distance   lone race which was run exactly one year ago is not as bad as it looks on paper and his a.m. work hints he is ready fresh off of the bench

8  One True King   1st time gelding and working as if the surgery has done him some good......trainer has won 2 of his last 6 with layoffs of more than 3 months

7  Rebel On the Run

5  Beloved Holiday





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