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Los Alamitos for Friday 23 September 2016

So so card this afternoon. I have finished studying Saturday's card and it appears to be a good one!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

4  Sizzlin Square   in a race that wouldn't surprise me if any of the 6 entered won this colt gets top billing mostly because he appears to have the best early gas and drops some

2  Mr. Louis   double barrel action for O'Neill as he also trains our top selection........improving sort and now drops.........and drops off of two impressive endurance building 6F back to back works at LA.......has flattened some in all 3 lifetime races but doubt that this colt will today

3  Mr. Hale   solid improvement in his latest and with Prat not available at this meeting he still gets the services of leading rider Stewart Elliott who is riding as if he is here to stay for a very long time in S Cal


race 2    above average clarity

2  Open Enrollment   seems to have run into shape and her last which was her 1st at a route is better than par for the mdn claiming 20K level.....low % jock up but he knows this filly well

4  Yavrig   consistent sort and she is versatile running well on and off of the negative is that she is starting to show signs that she might be a hanger

6  Raters   has a pedigree that screams the longer the better so I like that Heap puts her in a route race 1st following the claim........layoff last was OK but her debut back in 2015 is par like for today's level

3  Royal Red


race 3    average clarity

1  Tooluckysupermoon   good history with today's jock in the saddle......five year old mare drops to the lowest level of her life and why not as things get much tougher next week with the opening of the Art Deco palace that is Santa Anita

8  Moonie   very suspicious drop as this turf horse has the SA meeting opening up in a week with the return of grass racing......fits for sure on the dirt if her health is OK.......seems like a 50/50 proposition that it is

5  Thames Valley   won off of a 3 month break at LA back in Feb......runs off of a 2 month break today.......2 of 3 races at Lrc are par like when you adjust for trip trouble

3  Gianis


race 4    average clarity

(AE  11  Golden Silence has a shot if draws in)

10  Star of the day   a.m. work is nothing special by Baffert standards for this 1st timer but this is one soft looking group of MC 30K runners

3  American Rhiannon   nice forward move in her 2nd lifetime start.....if she moves forward again she might be the one to overcome......and I like that Arroyo stays aboard for a 3rd straight time

5  Assets What Assets   filly trains at Los Alamitos so my guess is that Eurton wants this youngster ready to compete at a high level in her debut........prolonged work tab supports the notion

8  Highly Classified


race 5    average clarity

7  Quinnette   Ellis seems to have this mare ready when he drops her and that is the case today.......and the drop makes sense in that this mare is 2 for 2 at Lrc and it will be quite some time before she has a shot to run on its crazy oval again

1  She's Flush   seems quite dangerous 1st out following the claim as Wong is stout 1st out after he takes over the training duties of a given seems like a good move to ship south as his new five-year old mare is one for one at Lrc

2  Papaslilprincess   in for 7K and switches riders to a 7 lbs bug boy so this mare gets 9 lbs off her back......believe she is better sprinting but she should give a good account of herself running around two turns with the significant weight break

4  Individual Design


race 6    average clarity

9  La Vitesse   improving sort for O'Neill and company just needs to duplicate her latest to be formidable here.......dull work working at SA for the 1st time on 12 Sept. might mean O'Neill wants her to run big today (at her home base for a great portion of her career) at Lrc because the SA surface might not be to her liking

3  Mysteriousmagician   my favorite S Cal trainer with filly two-year old first timers in the 3 consecutive six furlong drills to complete her a.m. preparation......she has a decent shot at finishing well when many in here won't

2  Starlet Storm    the story never in another MSW debut runner from the Baffert barn well worked and seemingly ready to roll

8  She Looks Proud

Long-shot consideration:   6  Call the Queen    nice a.m. prowess for this Jaime Gomez 1st time has tossed one winner from one starter and that winner was a Stakes winner as well.......and the new sire is off to an OK start


race 7    below average clarity

3  Sausalito Sunset   big effort in 2nd lifetime start off of 31 days rest.......back in 21 days rest for start number four and her 3rd start wasn't too trainer to boot

1  Resky Business   brutal trip in latest checking early about 3 or 4 lengths and then running wide.......not the best of posts at Lrc sometimes but Gonzo will be out to make amends

2  Red Apple    lifetime win came off of 15 days rest two races back in her 2nd lifetime back in 21 days rest for her 4th lifetime start might be a good thing.....we shall see

7  Cioppino Pasadino


race 8    average clarity

5  Lucky Days Ahead    rider upgrade and the fact that Peter Miller (seldom afraid to lose a horse) is dropping his three-year old multiple levels........should be tough

6  Runbrorun   trainer is over 20% in all the relevant categories that apply in 1st time as the trainer......3rd out after a layoff......and dropping multiple levels.......and the cut back of 1/2 furlong sure appears to be a plus......and a good trainer/rider combo to boot

7  Bug Off   showed life in the stretch of his only lifetime race which was run at LA back in Feb.......and he acted up prior to the hint he is ready to roll fresh off of the bench.......not impossible but easy to put as 3rd choice

1  Little Joe M.

9  Woody Boy

8  Frosted Boss


Posted on September 23, 2016 at 7:15 am by richs · Permalink
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