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Los Alamitos for Friday 13 July 2018

So so race card this afternoon at Los Alamitos but Saturday's looks good.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Nazareth   might be at her best on the Lrc surface.....that and her last two endeavors sprinting off of short rest fit well here.....and 2 weeks since her latest qualifies for "short rest"

5  Autumn Twilight   decent at Lrc and decent at the 5 1/2 furlong distance offered today......and not only do we get a rider upgrade but also the 7 lbs allowance for the hot bug boy Figueroa

6  Lisa Largo   1st time in over 14 months this mare gets to race off of short rest.......might make a solid move forward 2nd out after a 9 week break


race 2    average clarity

5  Be Lifted Up   very tightly spaced work tab appears to suggest Miyadi means business with this two-year old 1st starter as who has hit the track to drill every 5 or 6 days since 29 May.......all wound up and ready to unwind

4  Pretty Hussar   trainer has been dangerous the last 4 or 5 months or so with his MC 1st time starters and the work pattern for those who fired decent debuts looked similar to what this filly has shown in the a.m.

6  Hit It Twice   best I can say here is "best of the rest"



race 3    average clarity

2  My Farmer   sprint-sprint-route scenario here and with a best of 83 bullet work at SA on the 1st of July......and drops down multiple levels..........distance is a ? mark but he sure appears well-meant today

1  Shackalov   likes to flatten out some in the late stages of a one mile race but might not here with the hot bug boy Asa Espinoza up..........7 lbs off and being a three-year old gets him in at 110 lbs

3  Hackleton   horse sure fits.......but ........I'm not sure the rider does as the only total clunker this elder statesman ran over the last two years was with today's rider in the irons


race 4    average clarity

2  It Makes Sense   small potatoes trainer but the works are too good to ignore.......that and mom has tossed 1 winner from 1 starter

3  Buck Duane   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  2 of 4 lifetime races are solid here and my guess is he is ready off of the 6 1/2 month layoff because he is entered for the lowest MC level of his life instead of being protected at a high level so as to give him a race

5  Imagineiamfastest   lifetime best for this gelding was run in a 6F (run 5 back) race which is today's distance......and his latest run 20 days ago at SA is somewhat disguised by a wide trip


race 5    below average clarity

1  Del Mar Babe   showed little in two lifetime starts and shows up with a new trainer for her 3rd racing endeavor........filly has only trained well at LA and she gets to run where she trains for the 1st time......that and I like her pedigree to take to the two turns despite her dismal two lifetime route races

3  Blame It Onthesong   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  1st timer has a good route pedigree and a decent looking work regiment.....that and this is as a weak of a looking group of MSW runners as it ever gets in S Cal

5  She Fox   OK sprint debut but not too crazy about the 2 months off since.......but on the other hand she does own a good pedigree for a route race


race 6    average clarity

7  At the Margin   sure woke up in her latest her 3rd lifetime start and 1st at Lrc.....believe the connections will pull out all stops to take advantage of her last chance to run at Lrc until September

5  Daddy's Mistress   nice move forward in her last and if she manages another she might turn the tables on the 7 horse who beat her by 1 1/4 L

6  Late Night Ride   trainer is dismal with 1st time starters but this two-year old filly is working too well to ignore

8  Gracie Belle

1  Sharp Image


race 7    above average clarity

5  Psychedelicat   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   away since 6 Jan when he graduated in his 13 start ........but........ his work tab is stellar for Jerry Hollendorfer and company.......believe he is likely up for his lifetime best this afternoon

4 Candyman Garret   1st out with Pender as the trainer.......colt ran a couple of races last summer that fit.......realistically spotted for his 3rd start........danger city if he is ready off the long layoff

6  King Eddie   terrible on the dirt so far but those 3 races were not on the Lrc surface....that and he races turf to dirt and 2nd out after a layoff


race 8    average clarity

10  Twisted Road   somewhat suspicious drop but if this Mandella colt is still in relatively decent health he should be tough in this spot

3  From the Distance   lone race which was run exactly one year ago is not as bad as it looks on paper and his a.m. work hints he is ready fresh off of the bench

8  One True King   1st time gelding and working as if the surgery has done him some good......trainer has won 2 of his last 6 with layoffs of more than 3 months

7  Rebel On the Run

5  Beloved Holiday





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