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Los Alamitos for Saturday 19 December 2015

OK card this afternoon. Let's call it a 6.5 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Two Steps of Glory   appears to one to overcome if she can handle the stress of running off of 7 days rest and her 6th race in the last 9 weeks.......two year old filly is versatile showing that she can run on or off the lead and compete

5  Getting Acquainted   not much showing in her MC debut back in early August......but.......she puts the blinkers on and has put in a prolonged work regiment since her debut........and she gets to race where she trains

6  Short Memories   so so drills for this debuting maiden claimer but it wouldn't take much of a 1st time starter to be the mix in this soft looking group of six


race 2    average clarity

6  Sweetrayofsunshine   stout history running on conventional dirt (13 7 3 0) and she drops in claiming to a level she hasn't seen since April 2013 when she won for fun for $20K........lone race at Lrc is solid

5  Papaslilprincess   doubt effort in last would do the trick......effort/energy in her race 2 back could.......and you have to like that her lone race at 7F was a win

2  Moscato Girl    dangerous speed especially with the red-hot Maldonado up.......would have chosen higher if this wasn't as far as 7F which will likely cause this filly to flatten some late


race 3    average clarity

9  Cant Do the Danse   rest period is the key......four year old has won his last three races when he has had 5 weeks or more between starts and won by wide margins (5L -2L -3L)........very sharp in the a.m.......should be a factor up front from the opening bell

6  Dustin's Passion   laid up since Feb. OP invader shows up in the red-hot Eurton barn and drops.......should sit 2nd or 3rd in good position and attempt to overtake our top pick......if of course he is fit enough fresh off of bench

7  Wings of Mojave   responds well to ample time between starts and gets it today.....jock upgrade too....dangerous

3  Celebrity Status


race 4    average clarity

2  Bourbon and Ginger   this Baffert MSW first time starter might be a little more "well-meant" than most (and that is saying something) as she has trained awfully stoutly at the Lrc irregular oval and this is her last chance until April to run on the Lrc surface

5  She Has Charm   very impressive 58:3 H bullet work at SA for this Eurton 1st time starter.....and Eurton popped with a 1ster in Thursday's nightcap as our 12 to 1 top choice with this comment "working well for Eurton who seldom wins with 1st time starters but he has had one heck of a nice 2nd half of 2015 and might break the mold here considering the way he has been going"

8  Daring Darling   works seem as if she is ready to roll at 1st asking for a conditioner who is outstanding with young fillies.....but.......not exactly Hollendorfer's go to guy in Pedroza......... or....... would have considered higher

9  Adios Princess


race 5    average clarity

6  Love Forever   pressed the quickest pace of the Lrc meeting and rightfully spit the bit especially considering it was off of a prolonged hiatus from the game.......drops and he can be loose in this spot and with only 5F to negotiate

1  Sir Barclay   back where claimed 4 races back.....and back where belongs as in a sprint......almost always breaks well from the gate including the 1 post......obviously important in these abbreviated 5F sprints

8  Finallygotabemtley   all three lifetime races run at Lrc fit well.....1st out following the Meredith claim and the new trainer makes a monumental change in jocks.....recent works appear decent

11 Also Eligible  or  12 Also Eligible   (whoever draws in is our 4th selection)     


race 6    average clarity

5  Percy's Bluff   invader is awfully consistent for a cheap horse and is proven on multiple dirt surfaces.......impressive best of 75 4F bullet drill on Dec 13th at GG......good chance to be loose on the lead........very dangerous N Cal shipper

2  Okaad   broke rather tardy (often not too hot breaking from the metal monster) and still managed a very strong stretch run......should be motoring late once again with a decent chance to make it 2 for 2 lifetime at Lrc

7  Giant Warrior   should be motoring late and with a 7 lbs weight break with the bug boy up........that is of course if the youngster gives him a decent is only 3 for 72 in 2015 so far

6  Roper


race 7    average clarity

9  Runaway Cherie    never easy to win your MSW debut at a route but this filly managed to do it and she accomplished the tall task while earning a strong real and adjusted for pace fig.......might not have liked the Dmr surface in start no. 2........big work tab since her Dmr clunker......rather sure we see a rebound today

8  Madam Aamoura   1 for 1 at Lrc on a fast rated track (and it was at today's one mile distance) .......0 for 13 every where you with think Baffert and company would have her well primed for her last opportunity to run at Lrc till the 2nd 1/2 of April

6  Wonderful Lie   nowheresville in latest......very strong race 2 back which is better than appears in print........trainer has been rather hot........rebound seems doable

1  Wheatfield

Long-shot consideration:   3  She's Reddy   1st two routes on Lasix were strong and might do the trick here.....fell off badly in next two races.........solid work regiment in preparation for her 1st run in 10 weeks.......seems meant and ready at a ML of 20 to 1


race 8    below average clarity

5  Mor Spirit   done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts......not been too crazy with the way Garcia has been riding of late (not bad but not up to his past abilities) so the switch back to Stevens seems like a good thing to me

4  Toews On Ice   on the improve with every start and won his lone race at Lrc by 7 1/2 lengths......1st at a route is a ? mark for the "top captain" in the NHL

2  Frank Conversation   last race which was a Grade 3 turf route is better than appears on paper.......jury is still out as far as handling the dirt is concerned....failed on it in his MSW debut 3 races back......deserves another shot????

6  Sorryaboutnothing


race 9    average clarity

7  Lymebyrd   not the best of trips in MSW debut and still managed to lose by only a neck......rider upgrade........trainer has a great meet with limited starters......graduation day has a good shot at occurring

10  Eddie Haskell   dangerous looking O'Neill 1st timer with a great name to boot......for those of you under 45 Eddie Haskell was a funny dubious rascal of a character on the 50's and 60's TV show Leave It To Beaver

2  Pee Wee Reese   work tab seems dangerous to some extend but maybe more importantly Espinoza takes the mount and I believe this is only the 3rd mount he has accepted at the Lrc meeting........seems rather significant

12  Got Tobe Awessome

3  Wondering Ways

9  Nat's Nation

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 10:19 am by richs · Permalink
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