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Los Alamitos for Thursday 15 December 2016

Back to far too many cheap races this afternoon after some quality last weekend. So so card today and tomorrow's appears difficult especially with the rain on the way. Saturday's card looks good at first glance.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Tribella   good history on conventional dirt and also at 5 1/2 furlongs.......seems likely to stalk our 2nd and 3rd choices......3 of her last 4 races look good here

7  Sooner Time   improved three-year old filly since the blinkers became part of her arsenal 5 races back.......and.......most likely to get the front end

1  Mudge    3 for 5 at Lrc.....0 for 29 elsewhere......last shot to run on the big oval at Los Alamitos for a very connections will likely pull out all stops to have her feeling good today

3  Audra


race 2    below average clarity

2  Dr.Crabby   tepid top choice had a solid forward move 2nd out following a 10 month layoff in his latest......should be the one to overcome if he manages to improve again.........only lifetime race at Lrc was decent

1  What We Doing   2 for 8 at Lrc........0 for 25 elsewhere........solid races the last two times this five-year old ran route-route-sprint......same scenario today and at a track he obviously prefers

6  It's Just Bob   races 2 and 3 back fit decently in this spot........caught a good track in his last and fell off fig wise......might be ripe for a rebound competing on a fast track

3  Antinanco


race 3    below average clarity

11 AE Road Test   takes that ever dangerous somewhat magical drop out of MSW racing into low-level maiden claiming.......21 to 1 in debut says she wasn't fully cranked since hint she is now.......seems tough if draws in

4  Solar Corona   rider/trainer are not exactly who's who in S Cal racing but the a.m. work for this 1st time starter suggests she can run some.....hope I am correct in my assessment as this filly should go off at a handsome price

9 Sorrytobugyou   woke up some in her 2nd lifetime start and better a.m. work since.......another move in the desired direction might be in the cards

3  Dixie Avenue

5  Cali Encounter


race 4    average clarity

1  Gotta Get Lucky   apparently he wants nothing to do with the Dmr surface as all three races on its surface are dismal whereas his other two lifetime efforts elsewhere are decent......and one of those was at Lrc

4  Gavination   good history when Pereira is in the saddle.....decent history at Lrc ( 2 0 1 1)........appears as if he can get what he seemingly needs as in loose on the lead

5  Tough Emblem   woke up some in his latest endeavor both in final time and pace........and his work in the morning since then suggest even more can be expected today......and he might be able to get a nice stalk position behind our 2nd selection


race 5    below average clarity

1  Gio's Lady   blinkers off (for today) might do the trick to awaken this O'Neill two-year old filly who failed as the heavy favorite in her last as her two recent works are improved......and she showed she can run long albeit on the grass......O'Neill likely believes she can handle dirt.......that's good enough for me

4  Jeanjeannie    so so effort in his latest.....race two back in strong and somewhat disguised by a very wide trip.....needs a jock sticking around suggests we will see one

6  Honor Maker   strong works in the morning have not transferred to the afternoon so far........maybe the drop from MSW racing can get that a.m. prowess to show up in the p.m.

3  Haynzee Panky


race 6    average clarity

1  Uninvited   earned very significant adjusted for trouble (wide and then some) Santucci figs in his last two endeavors.....reassuring work tab since his last.....does tend to hang..... but man O man will he have to hang a long time if he finally gets a decent trip

7  Papa Royale   both lifetime grass races routing aren't bad......and......I like his pedigree better to handle the dirt than the turf......not impossible if the top selection "hangs" or tosses a clunker

5  Aztec Warrior   another who has shown ability routing on the turf......dirt pedigree isn't as good as his turf pedigree but seems good enough.......should come from far back with a good off pace jock in Van Dyke in the saddle

2  Pappou


race 7    above average clarity

2  Well Maybe   solid 5/8ths split in a 6F race in his latest at double today's claiming price........improved a.m. work since.....believe he really fits this abbreviated 5F sprint right now

5  Wildfire Kid   not much more to say than it is hard to ignore his record at the distance (8 4 3 1)......OK.......I will note one more thing - he is unproven on the Lrc surface

8  Justamitch   very consistent sort appears sharper than usual right now coming off of two straight crushing wins at LA and a 46:1 4F bullet drill at Pln since.....definitely deserving of a shot at the big oval

6  Where Y'at Joe Joe


race 8    below average clarity

5  Motutapu   very strong race in 2nd lifetime start in 2015 off of 22 days 2nd out (with 26 days rest ) following the extended layoff from the game has a shot at being a very goooooood thing

2  Sassy Ashley   much-needed drop for this grass cutter who is trying the dirt for the very 1st time and with an OK pedigree for it.......dangerous Baltas entry

8  Really a Gem   last couple of races fit ......and........ if the track ends up having some moisture in it then his chances seem enhanced and won't be for many in the field

10  Irish Devil

7  Cyclone Betty

4  Pirate Flag


Posted on December 15, 2016 at 7:17 am by richs · Permalink
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