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Los Alamitos for Friday 19 December 2014

Short fields for today. Saturday and especially Sunday have more runners per race - thank goodness.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Ann's Gold    0 for 11 and counting but 50 % of her races would have a shot at taking this affair which has come up with weak competition to say the least

5  Katy's Plum   fired lifetime best in last.......and if she repeats the effort she is likely the one to beat......but.......she seems better fresh off the bench which she was in her last.......needs to break the trend a little today

2  Warrens Goldnugget   sure has been training very well on the dirt at SA ........and yet ran on the grass 1st out after a 4 month layoff.........blinkers off for today and still is working sharply..............deserves another shot back on the dirt today


race 2    below average clarity  

1  Hotaling Heart   basically has fired in all 6 career sprint races......well prepared in the a.m. for this race her first on anything other than a synthetic surface

5  Sweet Pizazz   hidden effort in latest......wide on a day the rail was a for one on "real dirt" albeit at SA

3  Norastone   tough call if this dropping filly is basically shot or not.......but she can dominate this race on the front end if she isn't


race 3    below average clarity

3  Visitation   drop obviously might being able to run off of short rest for the 1st time in his five race career

5  Spring For It   like our top selection this baby is also taking that ever significant (some times magical) drop out of MSW racing

4  Empire Cat   race two back is was on the AW at Del Mar.......not sure if the surface was the main factor for the performance but if it wasn't and he is up to a similar effort today he might be rated too low


race 4    average clarity

6  Patsy G and Me   dueled in very nasty pace in MSW debut at GG and rightfully tired......did extremely well to only get beat by 2 1/4 lengths at the wire.......ships into Lrc and winds up with a new trainer in Yakteen.......we know she can fly..... so...... I like that her new conditioner has put in two consecutive endurance building 6 furlongs works into her

1  Thermodynamics   difficult post for a 1st timer but this Dan Henricks debut runner is working as if she in meant and ready for her MSW debut.......and a very small field can help her overcome a tough post handle for a debuting baby

3  Won't Be Shaken   another working as if she's ready for her MSW that she finished up her work regiment with 3 consecutive gate works


race 5   below average clarity

4  Seek Safe Harbor    owns the best early speed in the race and speed did awfully well yesterday......might be very muscled up coming off of a grass route race

6  Watdifrenzdzitmake   improving sort and comes off the same grass route race as our top selection.......should be a major factor in the late stages

1  Racing For Chasen   tossed a clunker in latest but but 5 previous sprints fit fine......needs a rebound


race 6    average clarity

7  Sheer Pleasure   last work for this D'Amato 1st timer might be telltale.......worked a solid 5F gate work and the drill was only 5 days ago which hints the filly is sharp when it counts the in right before her debut......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters

1  Slew's Charm   might have needed last to some extent......and Bejarano sticks around.......13 July race at Lrc is very strong and this Harrington runner might be up for an effort of similar caliber today 2nd out following a break

5  She Got Away   poor trip in MSW debut somewhat disguises an effort that is good enough.......if.........the filly manages to build on the effort about 3 or 4 more lengths of ability....and of course gets a better trip 

3  Lucy De


race 7    above average clarity

5  Luckbox Sam   strong 7F race at Lrc in last and the effort is better than appears in print......caught wide up near the pace.........seems like the controlling speed back at a route......jock is having a solid meeting

6  Wrightwood   rather unlucky running in routes as he sure has caught some fast heats especially in his last two races which were at  Lrc.......believe he fits quite well today.......and.......he retains the services of Bejarano

3  Roundupthelute   nowheresville in his MSW debut in a one turn sprint in 2013.....then he ran in a two turn 7F sprint at Bsr and won a small Stakes race.............1st out in 2014 was an up the track sprint on Dec 6th.........two turn mile today.........hmmmmmm


race 8    above average clarity

(only giving 5 horses for the super-high-five because of the small field of eight)

5  Shared Image    not only won this condition in last in good time but appears to be the controlling speed in the race 

6  Slewbie Doo   might be a bad claim or.........might not appreciate the AW at Dmr whatsosoever.....if that is the case lookout today with this Mike Pender drop down in claiming

7  Bird In Love   wide trip in last compromised her chances some.......better trip and an extra 1/2 furlong to work with might give him a shot to upset the apple cart here

8  Todai Sing

1  Gianis



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