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Los Alamitos for Saturday 20 December 2014

Best of luck as always!

OK card for today. Meet ends tomorrow. Santa Anita starts their long meeting on Friday.

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Geno's Bambino   seems best on conventional dirt and seems best at today's 6F distance........and bothers to take the trip from N Cal.......likely is doing well

5  Anillo   keeps dropping and not getting to the winners circle.......but seems better on "real dirt" and his last two endeavors are on the synthetic.......and.........Bonde and company drop their four year old gelding once again ($16K to cond. $12.5K)......deserves another shot?

1  Anytime Magic   trainer is 1 for 1 at the Lrc meeting and quite good 1st out following a claim......claimed at GG in last........big step up today but 4 for 8 at today's distance and like our top pick bothers to ship on down from GG

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Runaway Wildcat   solid 5F run in latest at Lrc........and another furlong to get for today but (19 7 2 4) at the distance..........trainer is a stellar 30% win - 68% in the money for 2014

5  Craving Carats   vastly better in latest with the blinkers off........repeat of that effort would be very tough to beat but the race was on the Dmr AW.........he has a little bit more to prove on conventional dirt

6  Nextdoorneighbor   seems best on very fast racing surfaces and Lrc has been awfully fast for the majority of the meeting......not out of this affair by any means

7  From Here to There

 

race 3    below average clarity

2  Tizn't  four wide on turn one in last.......likely to get the wood on turn one today.......and if he does he should be tough in this spot

4  Saint Nata   improving one baby step at a time........positive ride change........combine that with another small move once again and she will be in the hunt in this semi-soft looking spot

7  She's a Hugger   two best of 5 lifetime races were the only two efforts back in short rest..........8 days since last today...........1st at a route but owns an adeqaute pedigree to handlel the added distance

5  Don't Tell Abbey

 

race 4    average clarity

8  Rolo Tamaci   OK debut in a race down the SA hill turf course way back in early March.........off since but is training as if he is fit and ready for trainer Richard Baltas.........bred just fine to run on the conventional dirt......hot trainer rider combo over the last couple of months

7  Friday Harbor   decent maiden debut showing good pace and tiring some late..........steps up from maiden claiming to MSW.......that hints he exited his debut tighter and ready to move forward.......trainer has won 2 of his last 6 stepping up from MC to MSW

3  Odin    eventful MSW debut way back in early January.......broke slightly tardy and then ran rank for awhile.....also a touch wide.......solid prolonged work regiment at Lcr for his return to the race wars........rider upgrade.........decent shot that this four year old has matured and will be much more dangerous this time around

4  Siberian's Rule

 

race 5   average clarity

6  Prime Issue   just keeps stepping up and succeeding.........owns a verstitle running style...........and he is 3 for 3 at today's distance......that'll do

1  American Pride   powerful efforts/figs in both lifetime races on the conventional dirt albeit at SA.......and like our top selection he is capable of running on or off of the pace........Baffert runners have been firing on all cylinders at this meeting

5  Baccelo   very successful in Graded races on the grass in Brazil.....and he was victorious in his only race on the main track overseas albeit on an off track........woke up some with the blinkers on in last.......fits if he builds on the improved effort

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Tall and Sweet   nicely bred $210K at sale 1st timer seems ready to roll and Hollendorfer is very solid with two year old filly MSW debut runners

7  Ebony Princess   significant move forward in 2nd lifetime start and improved drills since hint that another race in the desired direction will occur this afternoon

8  Roadbug  yet another Bob Baffert baby well prepared and likely ready in her MSW debut........quite the assembly line over the years for the Californis based world class conditioner

4  Sound City

 

race 7    slightly average clarity

5  Sweet Martini   might have loved the Lrc surface because this Baffert runner sure was impressive in her 1st ever race on it..........not like Baffert to wheel back so quickly so this filly likely exited her race in great shape.....decent shot at back to back wins here

7  Free Money   1 for 1 on conventional dirt..........and a decent history in abbreviated sprint distances like this 5 1/2 furlong affair......3 wins and a 2nd in sprints since the blinkers were added 7 races back.......a trifecta of positives

8  Pearle de Vere   best ever was her lone race at Lrc and the effort is disguised by a bad trip........the effort with a cleaner trip sure fits just fine versus today's foes

6  Be Proud

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Dortmund   crushed his competition in both lifetime races...........bred awfully well to handle a route of ground......and......continues to train like a happy healthy and special young colt for Mr. Bob Baffert

4  Mr. Z   by far the most route experience and he has also faced stiffer competition.........Lukas / Baffert........just like old times

2  No Problem    1st at a route but owns a pedigree that should appreciate the added distance.......owns plenty of early gas.......so......I believe the connections will send him to the front with hopes of stealing the race......how's speed been so far?

 

race 9    average clarity

2  Your Bertrando   on the improve with each and every race this fall and the step up in maiden claimnig price for the 2nd straight time strongly suggests this fellow moves forward again

4  Nevada Time   not much in maiden debut (except for flashing speed) 8 weeks ago but blinkers off and the drills in the morning seem better and the connections drop him to the bttom mc level...........seems dangerous

10  Play Maker   connections for this late runner will have their fingers crossed they will get some decent fractions up front to flatter the late kick of their maiden four year old

8  American Style

7  Badasmywifeletsmeb

6  Triunfo

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