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Los Alamitos for Sunday 13 December 2015

Decent looking card to finish off week 2 of the Los Alamitos Winter meeting.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Dr. Crabby   woke up in last......and if his a.m. work is worth a hoot he is feeling even better......thus......a move up in claiming price.....cut back in distance should be a plus

1  Known Defense  major league rider upgrade for today.......1st time gelding owns some significant early gas......away since early July but training like he is ready fresh just as he was in winning his MSW debut in May

5  Brownie Finale   best ever and a fit here was his lone race at Lrc.......that makes him dangerous

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Miss Star Maker   won for fun 1st time running at a route of ground on the dirt.......definitely the one to overcome if she handles the Lrc surface (for the 1st time ever) as well

2  Hennythelovepenny   seems to have remained in good form with 3 decent drills at Slr since her latest.......1st time Maldonado who seems to be "moving up" everything he gets on of late

1  Cuddle Alert   on the right end of the learning curve......and has the potential for a strong dirt race today likely having legged up off of a decent turf effort in her latest

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Awesome Queen   best early speed in the race and Maldonado up.......a deadly combination especially of late

5  Financial   T C Baze made a premature early move in a 6 1/2 furlong version of this race in late November at Del Mar........cut back of 1/2 furlong appears to be a plus if he makes a similar run today

4  Ranger School    not much to date in 5 lifetime starts.......but.......four year old has been absent since April and he sure is training as if he is returning as an improved individual

 

race 4    below average clarity

5  Player's Charm   very consistent sort sprinting on the dirt.......but .......he sure appears to be a bad "hanger".........his lone win did come at Lrc in a race run off of 7 days rest.......7 days since his last..........hmmmm

1  Exemplar   1 for 1 at Lrc.........and he just keeps getting better.......and better.......and better.......and better..........and..........

3  Shining Hope    invader has "cranked up the volume" since blinkers were added 4 races back.........4 straight races earning decent figs.......1st time Lrc is a question mark or might have rated higher

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Clem Juice   trainer is at his best with laid up runners and especially so with those dropping multiple levels........powerful race at Lrc on 13 Dec 14......and her Lrc race on 9 July 15 (his last effort) is better than appears in print as she scrapped paint on a dull rail day.....decent post / good rider trainer combo

2  Miss Swiss Bliss   whole career fits here.....would have been top pick with ease if she had a rider switch to a ten top jock.......7 lbs apprentice has struggled in S Cal so far.......come on Cassidy

3  Elusive Mistress   very likely a public work-out in latest placed over her head......full throttle go 2nd out after the layoff today

6  Ms. K J    

 

race 6    above average clarity

2  Rockinatten    overdo drop out of allowance racing......but the drop to 16K is somewhat alarming........but then again significant drop downs have been winning all meet long usually at odds on and not that many have been claimed......staying with the trend

5  Whiskey Wild   last endeavor is solid......1 for 1 at today's distance......lone race at Lrc is fine especially considering it was his MSW debut and at odds of 14 to 1 ............hinting he wasn't all that cranked up in his 1st lifetime start

1  Boompa   away since 17 Oct but working as if the mini-break has done him some good......like the step up of one notch in claiming......supports he is feeling good......Mike Puype has done well with limited starts at the meeting (3 1 2 0)

4  Black Tie

 

race 7    above average clarity

1  Storm Comin Thru    impressive 2nd place finish in latest breaking tardy and getting blocked on the 2nd turn......1 of only 2 mounts on the day for Bejarano.......that seems very significant as he has been ultra selective at this meeting

5  Roman Tizzy   likes to run wide so the wide bias that occurs at Lrc almost daily is right up his alley.....and his record on the Lrc surface supports this to say the least (3 2 0 1)

2  Howdy   has a couple of lifetime efforts that fit........been absent since late April but his work regiment hints Peter Eurton might have him ready to roll fresh off of the bench

3  Toledo Eddie

 

race 8    average clarity

10  Lily Pod   very solid efforts in 4 lifetime starts not wearing the blinkers.....lifetime best was run 2 back with Gutierrez up........good turf 2nd in last......back to the dirt and back to Gutierrez.......powerful drills ......highly likely to be in control from the get go

1  Vocalist   on the improve with every start......and considering this is his 2nd out following a prolonged layoff you would think the trend should continue this afternoon

9  Codacious    might feel really good coming off of an abbreviated turf sprint of five furlongs......two recent drills since the grass sprint support this......still.....he likely will need his very best in this solid field

8  On Golden Pond

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Don't Tell Judy   MSW debut was a key race with 1st and 3rd returning to win.........she ran 4th which wasn't as bad as appears as she didn't get the best of trips.....no shot in next lifetime start as she was eaten alive dueling on a dull rail.......bred awfully well to be a good sprinter

10  Just Got Lucky   last is better than appears in print......race 2 back her only race at Lrc is her lifetime best......likely last shot to run at Lrc until next Spring..........would have put on top if her trainer wasn't in such a funk

1  Something for Luck   dangerous looking work regiment for this Glatt 1st timer.....might have considered higher but the post has been difficult to cope with for most of this meet so far

4  Moonie

8  Major Rager

3  Slew's Charm

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