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Los Alamitos for Thursday 10 December 2015

Decent card at Los Alamitos to start week two of the three-week winter meeting. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity


4  Razorbill   claimed for $12,500 just 11 days for $8,000 and lose the horse and you still turn a move or.......a horse that is hurting......we shall see

5  Secret Lass   high percentage (small circuit) trainer.....very consistent filly the last two years (18 8 4 2)......might be closing late


race 2    above average clarity

6  Wade   solid when competing at 6F......and his lifetime best by a wide margin is his lone race at Lrc.......caught wide up on a solid pace and still only lost by a head......low percentage jock up that day - high percentage jock up today especially when riding for Peter Eurton

3  Son of a Royal   cut back of 1/2 furlong sure appears to be a major plus as he consistently flattens late in races at 6F.......nice 2nd in last in his 1st ever on conventional dirt

5  Itsgettinhotinhere   1st on conventional dirt.......OK pedigree for it.....will need more early pace up front than there appears on paper as he will likely be far back in this 5 1/2F race


race 3    above average clarity

2  Xerxes   very likely placed over his head in his latest to get in a nice turf route endurance/muscle-building race in........improved work since the race hinting the maneuver worked......and.......5F is a good fit .......should be in the hunt from the get go

5  Papa de Gatto   tossed a clunker in 2nd lifetime start which was run at Dmr.......MSW debut run at Lrc resulted in a nice 2nd place finish.......away for 3 months but like he was in his debut he is well worked and seemingly ready for a top effort fresh

4  Frog   decent awakening in last at LA with the blinkers put back on.......decent reassuring 3 works since.....not impossible to ribbit.......ribbit.......ribbit........all the way to the winners circle


race 4    average clarity

1  Day in the Sun   two best lifetime races out of seven total starts were the only two times this Sean McCarthy three-year old raced on the Lrc surface .........and both races were at today's one mile distance.....responds well to contact to the front end and he should sit 1st or 2nd from the opening bell

5  Dynamite Ride   quite consistent......and.......seems best at the today's distance on the dirt.......needs to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch


race 5    below average clarity

4  American League   strong layoff run in his latest in a race down the majestic SA hill grass course......and a bad trip hides the effort some.......handles dirt just fine......likely muscled up as sometimes only the turf can do as he sure has trained solidly since his grass race ........and of course drop can help

5  I'm Not Bullish   last two MSW grass races fit with a better trip at today's lower level..........pedigree for the dirt is good although he didn't run too well in his debut on it 3 races back

3  Alaskan Cruise   wide up on a strong set of fractions somewhat disguises a nice move forward for this two-year old in his 2nd lifetime start.......better trip with a small improvement and with a rider upgrade in T C Baze and the winners circle seems doable


race 6    average clarity

5  Rob's Pal   hard to figure out what the catalyst was for his significant improvement in latest to break his maiden in lifetime start no. 19....... but.......if this gelding can repeat the effort with a little better trip he has a shot at a 2nd win in a row

2  Northern Iowa   horrid trip in latest.......did well to only get beat by 6 3/4 lengths at a couple of levels higher.......might be flying late especially with a 7 lbs bug boy in the saddle

1  Formally Wild   lead type only attempts 2 turns for the 1st time coming off of a 7F win where he wired in solid pace.......only  one more furlong to handle today.......seemingly has only one competitor to shake off to get the lead in the 6 horse


race 7    average clarity

6  Signature Cat   SCRATCHED OUT

1  One More Roll    Spawr might have the trump card for this three-year old as the works since he claimed this fellow are vastly improved and numerous......very dangerous

4  Tannersmymuscle   back awfully quick off of the Glatt claim is somewhat of a concern.....but......a significant rider upgrade and 2 for 5 at today's distance.....still makes him dangerous


race 8    average clarity

6  Game On At Midnite   Baffert 1st timer hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. over a prolonged period of time........and mom has tossed 6 winners from 7 starters including one Stakes winner

5  Makena   both lifetime starts were compromised by slow starts or might have won either of them........would have rated higher if Scott Hansen had put in a few more works (only two) over the 5 weeks off

11  Longstocking   lone race on conventional dirt run almost a year ago is a good fit........and his work regiment hints he might be up for a similar effort fresh off of the bench today

8  So Sweetie   

2  Cholena

3  Pegasus Princess


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