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Los Alamitos for Saturday 23 April 2016

For those of you planning on purchasing our special ($34.95) full card selections for Churchill Downs on Derby Day, May 7th please don't procrastinate as logistically it makes in easier on yours truly setting up the emails that will be sent at about 6 p.m. central time on Friday night, May 6th. Thank you.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Feynman  has handled the one post well a couple of times in his recent past.....should kick loose and with a 7 lbs bug boy in Lindsay up who has been quite good when racing in route races

3  Alston   away since September but his work regiment hints he is ready to roll fresh off of the bench.......lifetime best was that race on 20 Sept. and it was his only race at Lrc on was also at one mile

4  Chief Dan   not too bad of a run off of the extended layoff in his last which was a sprint......toss out only lifetime race at a route as it was on an off track......not impossible as the likely highest price on the board if he logically moves forward and handles the distance


race 2    average clarity

4  Profound Visionary   fairly consistent sort ( 6 1 3 1 1) and his lifetime best (and disguised by a bad trip) was his only lifetime race at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance

3  Over Achiever   most of this GG invader's career fits well at today's lower level and he draws Desormeaux who has been mostly on very live mounts at the abbreviated Lrc meeting

2  Misty'sviewthegold   like our second choice this fellow has been facing better......2nd time on Lasix and 2nd out following a layoff.......dangerous drop down


race 3    below average clarity

7  California Song   some support at the windows in her MSW debut way back in July......been away since and drops into a MC off tightly spaced works.....Peter Miller might be trying to muscle up his filly without showing too much

2  She'soverthemoon   not much in 3 lifetime starts so she takes that ever dangerous drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming......been away since September but her a.m. work says she is ready to roll for Hollendorfer and company

6  Wat Du U Want   prolonged work regiment for this Eric Kruljac 1st timer and with a couple of recent works of merit.....combine that with the fact mom has tossed an impressive 8 winners from 8 starters and you have a dangerous 1st timer

5  Wondrous Cat


race 4    above average clarity

3  J Serino   got himself eligible for this starter alw race in his last......and that makes his life a lot easier for today as he has been facing significantly better......should be in the mix from the opening bell

5  Electrifying   races two and three back fit quite well but his last which was the day he was claimed by Hess does not.......not very reassuring as Baffert was the trainer and he seldom gives anything away.....but then again maybe he has a race left in him as hot riding Kent Desormeaux accepts the mount

2  Nicaradalic Rocks   only turf to dirt race produced a solid effort ........turf in last......dirt this afternoon......Keith Desormeaux's brother lands on the 5 horse or would have placed as 2nd selection


race 5    average clarity

1  Lexie Arleen   decent history back in 4 or 5 weeks which is the case today.......her race 3 back was the last time she had that time interval between races and it produced a strong effort......big shot to take down this races if she rebounds to it

3  Fast Magoo   speed of the speed should appreciate the abbreviated 5 furlong sprint distance and is a good breaking mare from the gate......obviously dangerous

4  Aloha Ke Akua   Baze jumps off and low percentage rider is now up.....and dull works showing.......seems to have slipped off form........ but......lookout if she hasn't

6  Irish and Lucky


race 6    average clarity

7  Jason X L   Peter Eurton has been stellar the last 1/2 year or so and one of his better stats is 1st time blinkers....that is the case for this 2nd time starter whose debut vs. slightly better produced more than appears in print......likely to move forward

2  My Son John   quite the awakening in a route vs older in his last........and.......seems to have exited the race in good shape for his trainer to step him up a MC notch........should be way back early and come hard in the late stages......and 6 1/2 furlongs won't be to the likling of many others in this race

4  Captain Akers   all of his dirt races fit outside of the clunker he tossed on 14 August of last year.......but his running limes hint that lasting (not flattening out) at 6 1/2F will be a challenge

3  Sivali


race 7    average clarity

6  Preacher's Bluff    dynamite history "at the distance" (18 8 3 4) and he can handle the conventional dirt........sure seems like a stout GG shipper

2  Saint Adalbert   another GG invader who looks like a good fit at today's lowly level.......seems likely to sit in good position close to front in affair lacking speed

7  Soul Crusher   might be on a rebound to some extent and by far at his best running off of his short rest.......22 days since his latest qualifies as "short rest"......not out of this if he is rebounding

5  Charming Karma


race 8    above average clarity

2  Fantastic Style   4 for 4 at 6 or 6 1/2 furlongs and 2 of those wins were Graded races and both of  races were with Bejarano who is up for his lone mount on the Saturday card......such a deal to ride only once on a card in a $200K Grade 2 as the odds on favorite

3  Lost Bus   not sure if she is up to her "A game" which she tossed 2 races back .......but........ she is not impossible with a good trip to upset the heavy favorite if she is

5  Ben's Duchess   best distance for this Sadler filly seems to be today's 6 1/ recent bullet 4F work says she's sharp.....not impossible with her career best today or a bad day put in by our top choice

1  Thirteen Arrows


race 9    average clarity

10  Secret Chords   solid history running at 5 1/2F (3 2 0 1) and looking at her running lines it seems as if 5 furlongs will even be a better distance for her......difficult post at 5F but the right guy for the task in Desormeaux

2  Thames Valley   on the improve......seems very deserving of the step up in claiming for today.....going for 4th in a row all with Omar Santos in the saddle

4  Easter Lillian   trainer/rider just teamed up for a win yesterday and with a shipper from GG.......four year old illy has a decent history on the conventional dirt and at the distance

8  Heartbreak Honey

6  One Bye Two

5  Travel Free


Posted on April 23, 2016 at 7:22 am by richs · Permalink
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