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Los Alamitos for Friday 7 July 2017

Good start to the new meeting. Hope to keep the ball rolling this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

4  Rock All Day   believe pointed for this race as her lone S Cal win was in her only start at Lrc.....same distance and same rider.......and a work tab that strongly supports the notion that Mulhall has her ready

2  Autumn Flower   11 lengths of trip trouble 2 back and beaten by 5L.......6 lengths of trip trouble in her last and beaten by 1 1/4L.......better post and retains Desormeaux who will be out to make amends

1  Goliath's Girl   decent history at Lrc and at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance.....still she definitely will have to bring her A game if either of our top two selections run the race I believe they will


race 2    average clarity

5  Sally Simpson   significant move forward in latest and a very reassuring five furlong workout since 8 days ago at SA on the training track.........Gutierrez knows her well having been up for all of her 5 lifetime starts

4  Tap On a Star   on the right end of the learning curve and if the curve continues she can be in the win picture this afternoon......pun intended

2  Berezina   broke poorly in her maiden debut and then showed she can run a little.....should benefit from the experience....and should also benefit from less weight on her back and with a kid who can ride like the big boys

1  Promnesia


race 3    average clarity

8  Dixie Crystal   fresh race her debut was her best to date.......7 weeks "fresh" today and for a trainer who likes to be ready with his stock quite often at the Lrc meetings........late info: ran 2nd yesterday at 10 to 1 in the 3rd with Smil'n From Above

5  Decoded   trainer is good with layoff drop downs and decent the 1st time he takes over the training duties of a horse.....both are the case today.......would have been top choice if there wasn't such a large gap in his last two preparatory works and his last work was a little dull

2  Diamond Style   double barrel action for Puype as he also trains our 2nd choice.....1st timer isn't exactly knocking them dead in the a.m. but this field seems rather soft and ripe for a new shooter

4  Blessings


race 4    average clarity

7  Flip the Coin Jan   talk about strong drills for a trainer in Keith Desormeaux who seldom pushes his babies too hard in the a.m.....but......look-out when he does......doubt he is "running" this one into shape

5  Zulfikher   3 gate works and no less than 4 works at today's distance of 5F......Bob Baffert is once again seemingly ready to rock and roll with another two year colt MSW 1st time starter

4  Neighborhood Bully   another 1st timer who seems dangerous.....last work put into her by Yakteen is his best on paper and only 8 days ago ......and..... the workout was out of the gate at today's distance



race 5    average clarity

6  Roaring Rule   seems best around two turns and it showed in his latest.......3 drills since his improved latest.....cut back to one mile appears to be a plus.......good trainer/rider combo in Palma/Pena

1  Chris and Dave   won by 14L in an explosive effort at SA.....would be top pick if not for two concerns.....races at Lrc aren't much......and will be regress off of such a big potentially very dangerous 2nd choice

4  Old Man Lake   might be short on figs but this race might fall into his lap if the front-runners all go after the same in the lead


race 6    average clarity

9  Precious Dixie   decent MSW debut but was caught in a fairly fast heat of MSW runners and ran a respectable speed works since.....draws the hot bug boy.....should be in the mix from the opening bell

7  C C Rocks   Yakteen 1st time starter appears ready with some decent works showing and they are tightly spaced going back to early May......seems wound up like a top and ready to roll....or should I say spin

2  Jeweled   SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE   Baffert three-year old filly had a solid 2nd but not so hot of a 1st that makes her a little suspect off of the 10 1/2 month layoff for her 3rd start.......but then again Baffert is having an incredible year

6  Dorita's Candy


race 7    above average clarity

4  Jimmy Bouncer   great spot provided his physical condition is still in relatively good shape as he has been a voided claim three times in a row.....if he is OK he should dominate from the get go

1  Overcomer   appreciates the Lrc surface with one win and one 2nd in 2 races on it......and the win was from the one post and was won by over 6 lengths in a snappy 109:2.....not sure how ready he is off of the prolonged layoff but if he is fully fit he has a solid chance here

3  Coils Gold   not too much cooking in 2017 so far but enough that if our top two lock up in a speed duel he has a shot of running on by from off of the pace


race 8    average clarity

7  Malibu d'Oro   crazy fast 1st 3 calls in a route grass race in his latest and predictably cashed it in.....if he exited the race in good shape he ought to dominate from the get go racing at 3 levels lower

2  Washington Road   been away for  1 1/2 years and drops down multiple levels 1st time racing for Peter Eurton.....often when a good barn takes over a given runner they do so only if the horse can be placed where there can win.....if that is the case lookout here

4  My Farmer   blinkers back on after being absent in his last.......showed significant early speed with them on two and three races back......gate to wire threat

9  Lion's Luck

8  Where's the Trophy

10  The Lion Roars



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