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Los Alamitos for Friday 9 December 2016

OK card today and with a pick 6 carryover of $11,538.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Amodel    finally drops after 8 races in the MSW ranks and does so off of two consecutive route turf races.......that should help him finish well when others will be laboring......only race at Lrc was at today's 5 1/2F and quite good

4  Cupid's Beau   Steven Miyadi has had a good year racing in S Cal and must be respected here with the drop into maiden claiming for this two-year old gelding........and like our top choice he has some endurance put in coming off of a grass route

1  Lofty Cause   disqualified from a win at this level in his last in a race that really wasn't all that last time he might get away with another slow set of fractions on the lead......and with a good jock at the controls


race 2    average clarity

5  Runbrorun   not much........but........ unless one of the two first starters has speed he should open up a big lead vs. this soft looking group.........good rider/trainer combo in the past but they have been ice-cold as in 0 for their last 16......might get a much overdo win here

3  Fast Lane Larry   1st time starter is working OK.......but.....OK might be good enough in this dismal looking group of maiden $20K claimers

1  Julia's Summer   two 3rds in 4 races at the distance........hasn't hit the board in his other 15 races at other distances......... late runner runs OK on the Lrc surface......should be closing late

7  Sammy Wonder Stone


race 3    above average clarity

2  Jet Seeker   hasn't run a bad race since adding blinkers 4 races back.......race lacks speed and he owns rider/trainer combo.......should be solid in this spot

9  No Bachi   seems markedly better on the big oval at Los Alamitos.......last two efforts on it both run in the fall at Lrc fit decently in this spot

3  All Magic   stepped up a small notch and ran 2nd beaten only 3/4 for the win.....steps up again today and with the blinkers off.........trainer Humberto Loma is 3 for his last 9 with the equipment change

1  Dinner At Trani's


race 4    average clarity

6  Tribal Again   best with ample time off between starts and gets it for today........8 for 11 in the money at today's distance.....and his latest race also at one mile is strong and somewhat hidden by a wide trip......should be touch

4  Tiz Jolie   solid wake-up in last and like our top choice the effort is better than appears on paper......way too wide from start to finish.....trainer has be in the doldrums but showing some signs he is snapping out of them

2  Hozizontalyspeakin    no longer able to compete at the bottom 25K turf claiming he is not a dirt horse he drops all the way to 8K.......not sure if he still will handle the dirt......we shall find out

3  Scatastic


race 5    above average clarity

9  Leading Score   Baffert 1st time starter is training stoutly especially for a two year old electing to debut at Lrc......and then there is mom.....she has tossed 6 winners from 6 starters including 4 Stakes winners......impressive consistency

4  Psychedelicat    Jerry Hollendorfer has done awfully well with his youngsters training for their maiden debut on the LA surface......and the works hint this two tear colt is ready at 1st asking

7  Arstocratic   another Baffert 1st timer who appears ready to compete at a high level in his MSW debut........dangerous for sure

1  Fergson


race 6    average clarity

2  My Pamella  turf-dirt maneuver led to a strong 5 1/2L state-bred allowance win back in July which was run off of 28 days race was on the grass on Nov 4th.......dirt race today 35 days later.....hmmm

1  Brookes All Mine   SCRATCHED OUT  another with history running turf to fact Bell has used the maneuver 3 times over his last 6 races......and why not as it is working fairly well with a win and two 3rd's

5  Asian's Way    SCRATCHED OUT     MSW debut was his best ever and quite good.....been trying to find that race since....showed a little life in his latest which was at 7F......and the cut back of one furlong appears to be a plus

4  Big Break


race 7    average clarity

8  Distinctive B   hot trainer in Miller and he has improved this five-year old since he claimed him on April 1st........gelding is 4 for 8 at 6F and he ran a 108 flat in his last endeavor at 6F which was run two back........good history with T C Baze........controlling speed......should be tough

1  Mr. Pucci   runs well fresh and he sure appears ready fresh off of the bench once again today .......very impressive series of six furlong works.......rather sure he is very fir and ready to rock N roll for Hollendorfer and friends

3  Sir Samson   another trying to run off of a long layoff who is also working as if he is meant and ready for his return to the race wars........and his two lifetime races at Lrc are quite good supporting the notion the connections have him primed for today

4  Celebrated Talent

Long-shot consideration:   2  Paynes Prairie   last might have been nothing more than a public work-out off of the prolonged layoff to tighten up and be fully fit for his 1st endeavor with the blinkers on.....only race at Lrc is a good one......dangerous and at a price


race 8    average clarity

8  Lemon Orchid   both lifetime dirt races fit well here and it is reassuring that one of them was run at Lrc........also reassuring is his recent best of 43 bullet 4F drill at LA

7  Rare Integrity   good work tab hints this Freeman runner is ready off of the extended hiatus from racing.......only race with the blinkers off on the main track was a nice effort and it was vs. open company......that race was on the synthetic at GG so the conventional dirt is a ? mark......but has a good pedigree for it

2  Wanda's Touch   useful debut and if she builds upon the effort she will be a factor in the outcome of this race.......hard to tell if she will or not as her trainer has been a little chilly the last month or so......we shall see

6  Nighty Night

10  Nothin But a Smile

1  Swiss Breeze


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