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Los Alamitos for Thursday 13 September 2018

Starting Sunday the 16th of September and running through September 30th The Racing Digest will not be available.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Easy Keeper   MSW debut 2 back which was on the grass at a route fits awfully well at today's lower level......bad route dirt race in his next.......maybe he ran off too little rest......maybe he was tanked to get away with today's drop.....because his pedigree for the dirt is good

4  R B Eye   obvious muscle him up endurance building grass route MSW 42 to 1 debut tune-up.......drops into low-level MC 11 days later for Belvoir .......we should see what he has today

5  Flashy Shaq   his last two dirt races fit here and his last is disguised.......but.......his route pedigree is nothing to write home about.......thus......3rd selection


race 2    average clarity

5  Jersey's Heat    won his only race at Lrc (and his only race on a fast track dirt) and did so by 4 lengths and at today's distance......everywhere else he is 0 for 11 with none of the races in the money.......Becerra likely will have him more than ready to take advantage of the Lrc racing surface while he can

1  Impression   appears loose in this spot if he can get the jump on our 3rd pick and with a solid speed rider in Pedroza up.......and he is 1 for 1 at Los Alamitos......hard not to like

3  Gracida   obvious physical problems but he drops into claiming for the 1st time for O'Neill and company 2nd out following a layoff.......tough call here but obviously dangerous


race 3    average clarity

7  Capall   dealt with some fast fractions in his latest in a turf route and predictably tired late.......did well to only be beat 5 1/4L for the win........4 solid dirt works since at Slr........Miller steps him up out of claiming.......he does have something to prove on conventional dirt but if Miller thinks he will handle it that is good enough for little old me

5  Sellwood   by far this Mullins three-year old seems like the most likely to hit the board if he handles the dirt as well as he does the turf.......but......he sure appears to be a hanger of sorts

2  Croation   not exactly one of Baffert's top maidens in his barn but it is rather interesting that he doesn't drop this colt.....that and the works hint the world-class trainer is attempting to build up this fellows endurance

1  Trojan Spirit


race 4    average clarity

5  Hotitude   solid MSW debut 8 weeks ago and the strength of the run is disguised by dueling on a dull inside.........preparatory works hint she fit and ready once again

4  Blueberry Princess   last which was her 3rd lifetime start wasn't much but her race two back was and that effort is hidden by about 6 or 7 lengths of trip trouble

6  The Pet   careful here as this decently bred filly was dead on the board at 26 to 1 in her MSW debut......might not be "dead" today as Freeman is very dangerous with 2nd time starters

1  Perfect Ice Storm


race 5    average clarity

5  Fender Bender   lone race at Lrc was a strong winning effort that would likely do the trick if this colt did not like the Dmr surface lookout today getting to race once again on the Lrc dirt

2  Bob's All In   seems best at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance......that and he just ran his lifetime best 6F logically he might pop his lifetime best racing at 5 1/2F........1st on the Lrc surface is a ? mark

7   Nova   good history to date racing off of short rest which is the case today.........and he is in an every other mode and is on the desired end of the oscillator today

4  Our Tiger's Boy


race 6    average clarity

6  Now Blessed   trainer has been stellar the past two months so the vastly improved works that he has put into his four-year old filly becomes more meaningful that it normally would.......rather sure this girl pops her lifetime best today

1  Tequilla Sunrise   rather consistent in 9 lifetime starts but she has yet to graduate......but.....blinkers go on this afternoon and just what you want to observe as in an improved recent our top choice she might be up for her best to date

2  Convince   nice stalking style in her route races.....she seems likely to get a good position behind our top choice who might be vulnerable in the very late stretch


race 7    average clarity

4  Tasunke Witco   training as if he is ready fresh off of the bench and that is quite logical as he is 2 for 2 at Lrc with his last win coming at today's level albeit at a route........but he appears to be every bit as good in sprint races

5  Fast Pass   low % trainer but his 5-year-old gelding is 3 for 3 at Lrc..........and all three Lrc wins came with Fuentes up who is one improving jock these days

7  New Karma   yet another who appreciates the Lrc surface (3 1 1 1) and who is conditioned by a trainer who has come out firing at the Lrc meeting.......not two crazy about the 6 days turnaround......thus....... 3rd selection

1  Monterey Shale


race 8    average clarity

4  Dizzy Diva   stepped up quite a bit in latest and predictably failed.........most F&M 12.5nw2 winners belong in an open F&M 8K after that......8K today and back to Lrc where she is 1 for 1 and at today's one mile distance

5  Zuzanna   Knapp wanted to run in a 16K affair on 16 August but was not able to get in off of the AE list......willing to run for 8K today.......dangerous

6  If You Like It   barn obviously made a bad claim as they cut the price in half from where they snatched up this mare for.......keep the red ink from mounting or hoping they lose the mare.......we shall see

1  Sought More Pep

3  Princess Leia



Posted on September 13, 2018 at 5:32 am by richs · Permalink
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