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Los Alamitos for Sunday 20 December 2015

Closing day at Los Alamitos this afternoon followed by a welcomed holiday break until Saturday when as usual Santa Anita opens up the day after Santa Claus does his thing.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Omorfi Kopella   overdo drop and for a somewhat cold trainer the last few months in Sadler........barn could use a win.........whole career has been on the sod but his dirt pedigree is decent.....should be motoring late with a promising app up

6  Midnight Lien   was running as if she was contending for the win in her latest when she clipped heels and lost her jock.......seems like a good spot for 1st at a route as she appears to have a good chance at getting loose here and with a decent route speed rider in Garcia

4  Heyyouwaitforme   even running debut after a tardy start.......the kind of run that hints at wanting longer......and decent pedigree for two turns.......5 for 10 in the win column for D'Amato......dangerous for sure

1  Bolt Up

 

race 2    below average clarity

5  Hadfunlastnight   2nd out after a prolonged layoff and drops ......a ton if he benefited from the effort as opposed to going bad from the effort......16 for 29 in the exacta on main track surfaces

1  I Buy Gold   has been very competitive when running between 12.5K and 16K........in for 10K today.....won big from the one hole at Dmr in August with the same app up

2  Justonemorething   consistent sort and Eric Kruljac has popped with 2 of his last 3 ........six panels seems like this guy's best distance.....dangerous

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Wise Tale   very strong 2nd (with a gap of 1/2 dozen lengths to 3rd) for this O'Neill claim who lost about 6L from trip trouble......same MC level.......same distance........new surface is a ? mark

4  I Came To Party   turf route fit GG invader will be quite dangerous if he takes to the dirt as well as he has handled the sod........sharp drill right before shipping out of GG......high % N Cal conditioner at the helm

6  Tribe of Gamblers   two decent looking efforts to start career at GG.....both races had some talent in them with both graduates coming back to win their next out as well.......1st at a route......trainer is decent with the sprint - sprint - route scenario

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Runningwiththelute   2 for 6 at the distance.....0 for 12 at other distances......one of only 2 speed horses in the race.......Maldonado up here......Aragon on our 3rd pick.......easy choice

6  Warren's Dixi Bell   seems like the best of the late runners and with a promising bug boy up......connections likely will have their fingers crossed that the 2 & the 5 knock heads early and often

5  Tenille     nicely improved since the blinkers were added 3 races back.......has decent early gas but can chase.......best do that here unless something goes wrong for our top pick when he exits the gate

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Sugar Spice   speeds her game so it is not surprising that she has 4 wins and a 2nd in her last 5 races at the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2 furlongs.....seems loose again today........1st on the Lrc surface is a ? mark

4  Tough Annie   improved since blinker were put on 2 back........1 for 2 at Lrc........strong 5F bullet drill since her last.....high % small circuit trainer.....jock could use a trip to the circle of joy.......come on Omar

3  Haaay Sexy Lady   nice job of training by Angela Aquino since she snatched this filly for only $3.2K at GG 4 races back......and the three-year old filly has a win and a 3rd in 2 starts on the Lrc surface

7  Ahoha Ke Akua

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Basinca   clunker in last.....big effort in MSW debut 2 back and the race is disguised with this trip-a-roooo:  broke 1 1/2 slow - rushed some to press the pace......and ran 3 wide....did well to hold on for 3rd.....3 gate works since with one of them a bullet.......rebound seems likely

4  Cupid    tough meet for Baffert until yesterday when he went 1 - 2 in a Grade 1 for two-year old youngsters ......$900,000 buy is training up to snuff......dangerous as most expensive debuting two year old runner's from the world-class barn are

2  Triple Clown   stout works prior to MSW debut where he broke badly then showed litlle......even better works since.....Milller 2nd timer deserves another shot if his a.m. prowess is worth a hoot

7  Legitimate

 

race 7    average clarity

6  My Secret Affair   trainer is at his most dangerous 3rd out after a layoff....that is the case here for this four-year old that seems at his best sprinting on the conventional dirt....bug boy Kennedy is looking better of late

3  No Contingency    speed of the speed......seems best on conventional dirt and his last two on the GG AW aren't too shabby......crushed his foes the only time today's jock Santiago Gonzalez has been aboard

1  Athens   won like a good thing 1st out after the Miller claim......Miller must like what he sees as he he keeps his new shooter in a protected race and steps him up a couple of notches

4  Johnny's Choice

 

race 8    average clarity

7  Alpha Bird   tons of talent when right.........so........if he is meant and ready fresh off of a prolonged layoff he should be rather tough here........by my book about 60/40 proposition that he is ready enough off of a good looking work regiment that finished up with 2 strong 7F drills

1  Just Kidding   sure likes the distance and seems likely to get a decent mid pack trip.....and the way Eurton has been getting things done I'd say that is one dangerous proposition........ especially with go to guy Gutierrez up

5  Prime Issue   last sure appears to be the sprint gimme to be at full throttle in today's route affair.....bug boy Lopez is good in routes making his 5 lbs weight break quite significant

2  Texas Two Step

 

race 9    average clarity

9  Mad Mango   might be a good claim by O'Neill as this filly ran better than par in her MC debut....sharp reassuring work since....stays at the same level....might be rent-a-horse as she seems likely to get snatched up at the claiming box once again

1  Girldom   decent work tab for this Marty Jones MC 1st timer.....and Jones has snapped out of a prolonged slump in a big way the last couple of months

4  No City Limits   has some gaps in her work regiment but sure has popped some strong drills now and then suggesting she has plenty of ability when she is feeling good......might get her graduation papers today if this is one of those good days

8  Daphne's Day

10  Zeekid

5  Sheswildnfree

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