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Los Alamitos for Saturday 2 December 2017

Eye surgery turned out great so far with 20/20 vision in both eyes. And when I use reading glasses for studying the races I also see better than ever. My job becomes much easier and I hope that it will show next year. Thanks for the well wishes from many of you and the patience from everyone. It is much appreciated.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Angelina's Heaven   caught a couple of "buzz saw" races in her 1st two starts.....the strength of both of her efforts are disguised by fast times and not the best of trips....1st at a route is the ? mark with an average at best pedigree for it

5  Taylorealswift   nice layoff run in last and now drops one MC level......should be a major player if she makes a logical forward move 2nd out following a 2 month break

3  Spacerika   bad trip in her latest her 2nd lifetime start.....broke slightly tardy and ran wide on the turn.....still beat 7 of 11 foes......draws a much better post today than in her that Maldonado sticks around for a small barn


race 2    average clarity

5  The Natural   very consistent sort was just claimed by a high % trainer and he entices the successful bug boy Roman to ride......four-year old gelding can finish fast from out of it and few in this race can say that

2  Always Never   best early gas in the race appears as if she can get loose on the lead......would have been top selection if it wasn't for the fact he has missed the board in all three of his starts at Lrc

6  Mt. Leinster   appears to be a bad claim by Spawr and company and he was a vet scratch just 13 days ago......but he does drop multiple levels and doesn't need too big of a rebound to fit at today's lowly level

7  Zirondelle


race 3    below average clarity

10  League of Shadows   trainer starts few but he does a decent job.......and he has won with 3 of his last 6 maiden claimers........they weren't 1st timers but at least he has shown an ability to get MC's to the winners circle......should be a price

2  Cilfton Beach   four year old colt has many efforts in 2017 that fit well......but......he sure appears to like to hang in the stretch or would have been top choice

4  Pocket Personality   dangerous looking works for this Peter Eurton 1st time starter.....and he doesn't exactly face a stellar group

7  Brooding Russian


race 4    below average clarity

6  I B Mike   overdue drop as this 7 yr old has only earned chump change for his connections since he was claimed in Sept of 2016 which was 8 races ago.......trainer Nunez has a win and a 3rd with 3 starters so far at the new meet.....gelding owns a decent history at today's distance

3  Little Jack   gelding seems to respond to short rest......and hopefully 7 days since his last isn't too short of a "rest".......last might have been nothing more than a spin around the track to set him up for today......if it was he is not impossible to upset here

8  Justonemoretimebaby   new trainer for today and he is an upgrade........4 yr old should appreciate another furlong to work with.......and he is showing hints of a rebound of sorts......seems dangerous

1  Chromium


race 5    below average clarity

8  Rocinante   works have steadily gotten better for this Peter Eurton 1st time has tossed 5 winners from 7 starters and two of them were Stakes winners

9  Desert Domination   cut back in distance appears to be a plus for this Miller two-year old who has some early speed.....and.....draws a good speed rider in Mr Maldonado

1  Ridgefield Rocket   moved forward in his 3rd lifetime start running 2nd despite being wide.......3 reassuring drills since......not out of the win picture with another move in the desired direction

2  Sharp Ruler


race 6    average clarity

7  Lovely Raquel   so so drills prior to her layoff run in last and yet ran fairly since are vastly improved.......that strongly suggests her last was needed and that quite bit more should occur today

2  Kentan Road   filly can really fly so if she handles her 1st on the unique Lrc oval she will likely have to be caught.....two very reassuring works since her last which was run 27 days ago

8  Power Cat   lone lifetime race was run 22 months ago for this Ballert filly........that race fits solidly but can she do similar with almost a two-year hiatus.....we shall see

4  Lizmeister

Long-shot consideration:  6  Gone to Town   gimme in her debut on 22 Jan 17 at FG for Maker....then in her 2nd start she had the trip from you know where in a route grass race......did well to only be 6L behind the since that 12 Feb race but blinkers on and training as if she is meant and ready for her new trainer Hector Palma....should be one big price


race 7    average clarity

3  Rockin Rudy   very consistent racing with the blinkers on (4 1 3 0).......that and the cut back of 1/2 furlong sure appears to be a very good thing as this colt makes a big turn move but flattens out late at 6 & 6 1/ for one at 5 1/2F winning by 11L supports the observation

8  Getoffmyback   Miller runner should get a nice stalk position behind his other horse in here who is our 3rd selection.......four yr old gelding likes the distance and handles Lrc just fine

2  Handful of Stripes   speed of the speed in here thus dangerous but he will likely have our top two choices stalking him like a pair of Canadian cougars......and needless to say that is a scary proposition

4  Sir Samson

Long-shot consideration:   1  Hitters Park   consistent sort on fast rated dirt (6 2 1 2)..... and...... he ran quite well in his lone race at Lrc turf to dirt which is what he is doing today as well.......dangerous sort


race 8    average clarity

1  One Fast Broad   2 for 2 on the dirt including a big win in a 200K Stakes race in her last.....that and she has should handle a dirt route with two decent one mile grass races under her belt......C-Nak shows up for his only mount of the day

9  Neon Gypsy   won sprint debut and then ran 3rd in a route Stakes affair at like our top choice two turns should not be a problem.......1st on conventional dirt might be as this is her 1st run on it

6  Empress of Lov   two-year old Sherlock filly might be feeling the best of her career coming off a decent turf route race......and Sherlock has better than average starts with the turf to dirt maneuver

4  Spiced Perfection


race 9    above average clarity

10  Madelyn's Wild Max   seems better at Lrs & SA than Dmr and he is coming off his best ever at logical suggests that if he holds form he might fire one of his lifetime best races today back on a surface he has preferred in the past........we shall see

7  Prince Charmant   high percentage conditioner in John Martin sees fit to drop his relatively new shooter multiple levels for the 3rd out following his claim......the trainer likes to win races and is not afraid to lose a horse......six year old handles the Lrc surface well......should fit well 8K where Martin claimed him for

2  Unreal Deal   Dallas Keen has been running his stock at too high a level to compete in the tough S Cal circuit......but not today .......that and jock Sasha Risenhoover knows this five-year old well having been on him many times

8  Heir of Storm

1  Cinco de Mario

6  Hawk's Eye

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