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Los Alamitos for Thursday 12 July 2018

OK card to start the new week of racing at Los Alamitos. The Del Mar meeting starts next Wednesday. Life is good!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Bad and Bougie   on the right end of the learning curve with few reasons not to believe the trend can't continue.......should be tough if it does

1  Solar Corona   fits fine here but this filly has yet to figure out what it means to pass the last horse or in (23 0 5 5) and counting

5  Jicama   was it blinkers off that stopped her in her latest or was it her 1st on conventional dirt.......blinkers go back on today.......that might answer that question


race 2    average clarity

6  Stoneys Mr Cruiser   decent 4 1/2F time at LA in latest.......only needs to get 1/16 more today.......has good early speed.......dangerous on or near the lead position

2  Templar   seems to need 5F and gets it........dangerous trainer first out following a claim which is the case our top pick he should be up close from the get go

1  I'll Wrap It Up   would easily have been top if this race was at 6F or further........should be roaring down the stretch late hoping not to run out of real estate to work with


race 3    below average clarity

6  Quizlet   last dirt race was 4 races back and it was a better than appears in print.......broke slightly tardy and then ran on a dull rail.......and it was a key race.......showed decent endurance in her turf route races so she should handle a dirt route

1  Becomes a Queen   sprint-sprint-route maneuver is a good one for Peter Eurton.........that is the case today for this filly who should handle the distance as her lifetime best was run at 9F.........albeit on the turf

3  Copper Cowgirl   might really fly and open up a loose lead in her 1st at a route......and with the 7 lbs apprentice rider up........somewhat dangerous


race 4    average clarity

5  La Galy   last winning effort (a 9L win) was run the last time this mare competed off of a long layoff........7 months since she raced are decent.......seems ready to roll fresh off of the bench

6  Briartic Gal   trainer Reed Saldana does a nice job with limited starters......filly ran a decent 3rd in her lone race at Lrc

3  Coco Smoothes   hasn't worked following a race in a long time but did this time around and the drill is awfully good......won at today's level at Lrc last year..........should be a price


race 5    average clarity

2  Hailey Rachele   all but one of her career races peg her as the one to overcome......and one of her very best races was run "very fresh" in her MSW drills to boot

1  Champagne Honey   on the improve and her latest forward move is disguised by a somewhat wide trip pressing the leaders.......that and she gets the red-hot bug boy and his 7 lbs. break on her back

4  Magnolia's Hope   MSW debut fits at today's MC level and the strength of the effort is somewhat hidden.......2nd lifetime start does not fit.......needs a rebound and her a.m. work since her clunker hint she will provide one

5  Dislitleaglecanfly


race 6    average clarity

5  Liberty Jack   only lifetime sprint race (which was at 6 furlongs) run with the blinkers on is his lifetime best and very strong for today's racing level.......and .........5 1/2 furlongs might be his best distance

2  Reverend Al   seems to appreciate the Lrc surface......showed plenty of life following a tardy start at one level higher in his last which was also at 5 1/2F.......not the best individual out of the gate breaking bad about 1/2 of the time so the start is critical to his chances

6  Brickhouse   needs his race 4 back.......if he is up to that race he has a shot at landing on the front end of things and be tough throughout

1  Croissant

3  On the Rocks


race 7    average clarity

7  Ike   lifetime best by far was the lone time this Bob Baffert colt raced at route......and the fact that Drayden Van Dyke is showing up for only one mount is quite reassuring........hard not to like

6  Aquila   good early speed vs this group for this Callaghan runner......and......the only time this 1st time gelding got loose on the front end he won earning a solid number

5  Trapalanda   gelding is vastly improved since getting to compete in a steady diet of route races......that and his last two races are better than par for today's level.......trainer is having a break out year and is awfully reliable

4  Upper Room


race 8    average clarity

1  Kelseybelle   consistent sort on the AW and the turf up north at GG.....bred fine to handle conventional dirt as well.....believe 6F is a good her chances if she handles the new surface

6  Mischievious Lass   filly owns 2 2nd's and a 3rd the 3 times she has sprinted......last is better than appears in print (fast heat and a somewhat tough trip).......should make a good account of herself

7  Veiled Heat   definitely fits fine here but she has developed into a hanger.......needs to get over the bad habit to get to the circle of joy

8  No Wine Untasted

3  Mariana's Girl




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