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Los Alamitos for Thursday 10 July 2014

Decent card today. Let's call it a 6.5 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Pick six carryover of $42,460

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

5  Warren's Tricia R.   definitely on the right end of the learning curve and continues to train like a happy and healthy three year old filly

2  Runningwiththelute   good maiden debut 2 back.......effort is somewhat hidden as she broke a little tardy and rushed into a decent pace.......tossed a clunker in 2nd lifetime start......time off and good works.....likely to rebound......might get loose

4  She's a Given   good work regiment for this filly 1st timer......and her trainer is off to a good start at the Los Alamitos thoroughbred 2 week meeting


race 2    average clarity

4  Eltoninadress   consistent mare fits the condition of this race well......just got snatched at the claiming box (3rd straight time) by Myadi who has been heating things up the last month or so and is stout 1st out following a claim

2  Lady Vivien   only two late runners in this 5 horse field and this gal is the better of the two........3-4-5 might all go after the front which can set things up nicely for this off pace mare

3  Ya Wanna Hug   speed horse needs to avoid a suicide duel one way or another.......1st out after the Charles Treece claim and the trainer has won with 28% (1st out following a claim) of his last 300 claims


race 3    average clarity

3  Marv   highly competitive since the blinkers were since early December but he is working as if ready and he has run well "fresh" in the past........and he owns some early speed in a race lacking the commodity

2  Dark Timbers   took 21 starts but this six year old (one baby step at a time) finally ran par for the mdn20K level......and back to Desormeaux who is one of the few top echelon riders ever to be aboard this fellow

6  Royal Stack  been away 22 months but showing a nice tightly spaced set of drills with plenty of foundation (endurance).......finished off his work regiment with a solid 4F gate drill (speed).......seems meant and ready

10  Angel Charge


race 4    slightly below average clarity

7  Bold Decision   not much showing in two lifetime MSW starts last summer.......returns off of a 10 month layoff in a maiden claimer and appears to be a vastly improved individual off of some impressive a.m. work

2  Bar Car   Kruljac 1st timer is working well enough to possible be ready and if she is she sure catches a soft looking group

6  Dark Cloud Lady   Bobby Grayson three year old filly showed some life in her lone start last Sept. at hint she is ready fresh and the trainer's stock so far at Los Alamitos have been firing.......much better than his (4 0 0 1) record would indicate 

4  Papa's Dancing


race 5    slightly below average clarity

6  Don'tmesswithness   wide trips in both lifetime races........rider upgrade today and seemingly catches a weak looking group.....last with a cleaner trip might be all she needs

9  The Good Luck Cat   owns some drills now and then (including her last) that indicate she might be ready and good enough to compete in her maiden debut at a high level

8  Wackett  two year old filly ran a race 2 back that fits well......tossed an effort that wasn't much in latest......needs a rebound........40/60 that we see one 

5  Don't Tell Abby


race 6    slightly above average clarity

7  Musical Arts   fits the race condition extremely well.....needs to be ready now to take advantage of it before the tougher Del Mar meet trainer in Ellis to get the job done

8  Tribal Yodeler   all three races since the blinkers were put on are par like for today's level..........lead type only to date seemingly has to shake free from 2 other speed horses in the 1 and 2

3  Rich in Tradition   toss out last as she competed way over her head........race 2 back might be her best ever......rider upgrade and a rider upgrade with 5 lbs less weight......such a deal

1  Versye


race 7    average clarity

2  Tenkiller Kid   won running wide on a good inside day in latest........the Los Alamitos surface was somewhat dead inside the 1st 3 days last week and if that track comes up similarly today this fellow (who likes to run wide) likely will benefit from it........that's not to say he still isn't top pick if the track plays even

3  Goyan   low percentage trainer on the "big" So Cal circuit but not 1st out after a claim where he is rather dangerous........last fits......looks loose here........and looks best running at a route

6  Dr. Spin   decking sort but might be at his best on conventional dirt surfaces rated fast........and he has never raced any lower than today........dangerous

9  China Girl Lover


race 8    average clarity

2  Youonlyliveonce   ten year old has never been sharper (doubt I have ever written that before) and the gelding deservedly steps up once again........and.........considering he has steadily improved all year seems unlikely he stops improving today  

10  Senator Bob   very powerful effort in last.........ran wide pressing a strong pace and still won........a ton if he repeats.....but he has regressed some following a top effort in the past.........still not out of this if he brings his "B game"

6  Truelee Scrappin   seems best with short rest........18 days qualifies for short rest.....rider upgrade......drops back to where claimed 4 races back.......heats on the trainer

4  Octane

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