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Los Alamitos for Friday 29 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    below average clarity

3  Yodelers Way  solid and copious drills for this Pat Harrington two-year old 1st starter and as most S Cal handicappers know that the Harringtons (Pat and Mike) like to be ready in these early two-year old affairs

2  Dutt Bart   Maldonado rode the winner of the 1st baby race last week for Pat Harrington so it might be meaningful he is on Mike H's colt so drills until his last two works which seems quite good

1  Lofty Cause   Pat Harrington trained filly faces the boys but seems to be working the best of anyone in the field.....and jock Verenzuela just missed a win riding for Mike H in the previously mentioned 1st baby race of the year


race 2    average clarity

2  Redeeming Quality   2 of her 3 lifetime races fit quite well in this semi-soft spot......and the cut back in distance 1 1/2 furlongs appears to be a positive......should finish strongly

6  Warren's Honey Bee   night and day better when racing at today's 5 1/2F distance.......Lopez has done a nice job riding this five-year old mare but he will need to prove he can get as much out of her having to carry 6 lbs more now that he has lost his apprentice weight break

3  Meadow Blossom   only one decent work showing for this Mark Tsagalakis 1st timer but the trainer who starts very few year in and year out is almost always live with all of them

4  Turf Culb Queen


race 3    average clarity

1  Our New Flash   improving since Jesus Nunez take over the training duties........trainer/rider teamed up to crush the competition in last Sunday's opener.......significant step up today for this seven-year old but he catches a weak field

7  Outthink'em   highly likely this Polanco four-year old will win this affair if he repeats his latest which was also run at today's abbreviated 5F sprint distance........but........just couldn't get myself to place a 0 for 79 trainer (for 2015/16) on top

6  Next Book   most likely to snatch the front end and only has to hold together for 5F and with a 7 lbs light-weight bug boy up

2  Little Ez


race 4    average clarity

1  Dixie Dame   examining this fillies running lines strongly suggests she will cherish the cut back in distance.....and we get a significant rider upgrade especially for a speed horse

7  Dream Navigator   just fired her lifetime best at the same distance & track as today......that race fits well here.......low % rider and trainer but not as team

2  Candy Tale   decent MC debut for this Kathy Walsh 1st time starter........has a good a chance to hit pay-dirt if this filly makes a logical move forward in her 2nd lifetime endeavor

3 Kelly and Cola


race 5    average clarity

1  Song for Jade   somewhat of a "morning-glory" which hints she might not appreciate dirt in her the switch to a very stout gate jock in Maldonado seems like a good move to utilize her early speed and get a (dirt free) loose lead........and possibly run to her a.m. prowess and wire the field

7  Coronado Cool   cut back in distance sure appears to be a plus as does her a.m. work on the tr. track at SA......small drop in MC also helps......believe she might fire her lifetime best today and do so at the lowest maiden level she has ever seen

2  Dancing Sunset   skeptical that this filly can repeat her last (which is a solid fit here) as she has regressed in the past following a strong effort.......but...........she sure is a player here if she doesn't

4  Adrian's Girl


race 6    average clarity

1  Berlusconi   needed his last (a sprint race) off of the extended hiatus from racing......and his a.m. work since the laid up race indicate it has done him some good.........route today and Mulhall has won at a 22% clip with her last 46 sprint to route

9  Being There   on the improve of late and smartly steps up two claiming levels hinting he has improved some more.....and his recent near bullet work at SA supports the notion

4  Rambling House   dangerous trainer in Tim Yakteen 3rd out following a layoff........that is the case here with this five-year old gelding........and it seems like a good sign that Maldonado sticks around

2  Black Tie


race 7    average clarity

7  Desert Madam   impressive improvement 1st out after the Mark Glatt claim.......5 year old mare was able to win despite losing about 5 lengths from too wide of a trip......2 for 4 at Lrc.......Glatt has been on a roll........this gal should be tough if she holds form

6  Quinnette   ran solid races the last two times this mare ran with two months between of those two races was a win at Lrc.......three months this time around.....that will do

4  Take It Easyplease   consistent sort and that includes Lrc...... and..... back to Bejarano who got one of the better lifetime races out of this filly two races ago.....should be a major player

5  Jennyway U Want It


race 8    average clarity

9  Evening Again   one of Pederson's top trainer stats is with maiden the cut back in distance as internal her 5/8th's times in her races keep improving.......1st time able to compete off of short rest.....might be ready for best

5  Fiftypercentcotton   very low percentage trainer with 1st time starters but training awfully well and this filly 1ster seemingly has a soft bunch to debut against.......Dan Blacker might break the mold here

7  Quality Kay   so so works for this D'Amato 1ster but also a so so field.....might finish well come crunch time as she completed her work regiment with two 6F drills spaced only 6 days apart.......that should have put some staying power into her

4  Hollywood Riviera

2  Patience Lady

3  Lil Jessica




Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:33 am by richs · Permalink
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