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Los Alamitos for Friday 14 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!


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5  Jay Makes Us Laugh   claimed for 20,000 by Morey and winds up in a 6,250K for his 1st start in his new barn........obviously a big disappoint and likely hurting......but 7 weeks to recovery some and two decent works put in........and I like that he only races 5F as the pain might set in too bad only having to run 5/8ths on a mile

1  Stoneys Mr Cruiser   steadily improving since Kelly Castaneda claimed last Feb.........drops a couple of levels in claiming that this race is only 5F as this gelding doesn't want to run much further

3  Four Gaels   dynamite stats for trainer Paul year old handles Lrc just fine......rider is as cold as it gets or would have rated higher


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5  Queen Shelly Ann   just claimed by Miller who is 30% win with his last 155 1st out after a claim......filly had improved early speed in her latest and likely will have even more today 1st time with blinkers.......likely can shake free and will have to be caught

1  Baby Ice   last two races are better than they appear in print and her lone race at Lrc is as well......she has been running from off of the pace since the blinkers came off and hopefully does here as she is the best of the late runners

3  Don't Pass   trainer Marty Jones has been in the doldrums for a very long time.....but.....still his filly gets the "best of what's left" comment


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2  Bragging Rights   lifetime best was run 2 back and it was the only time this filly got to run at Lrc.......normally I would be quite suspicious of the multi level drop but not here as the barn is massive and successful and likely know that they will get claimed but maybe with another win under their belt

1  Get Yourself Home   good history racing at 5 1/2 & 6F since the blinkers were put on 7 races back......high percent trainer drops back to the level he claimed this filly for two races back....that and toss last as his new filly broke thru the gate prior to her stat at LA.......never a good thing

3  Fashion Fair   works hint at a much improved effort this afternoon fresh off of the bench

4  Sapodilla


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7  Hayne's Pal   just claimed and steps up quite a bit but this three-year old ran a strong 4 1/2F time at LA that fits well here........race three back at 5 1/2F at SA is about a length or two short of par for today's cut back of 1/2 furlong might be a good fit

1  Captain Walker   decent history racing with 5 or 6 weeks between starts....6 weeks since his last.......(2 0 1 1) at Lrc.....cut back in distance should be a plus

5  Valley Boy   nowhere in his only race at Lrc......with the blinkers on but it was his only race ever with the easy to toss his other 9 career races he is an ultra consistent (9 7 1 0)......dangerous sort

4  Rockin My Mojo


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4  Whirling   R Mandella filly seems to be on the improve with every start......gets to run turf to dirt which is often a good thing......gets to face softer.....hard not to like

3  Chickatini   1 for 1 at Lrc.........0 for 7 everywhere else......and that MSW breaking win was at today's one mile distance......such a deal

5  Just a Smidge   filly needs a rebound of sorts and if Baffert can get one out of her she should get a nice wide close up trip which works just fine on the goofy Lrc track that is dead inside to some degree most days


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2  Country Road   dangerous trainer in John Martin wherever he shows up especially dropping multiple levels as he is a gaudy 39% win with his last 61......that and over the last 4 starts the Franco/Martin jockey/trainer combo have won 2 races and the other 2 hit the board......hard not to like

3  Jimmy the Juice   five-year old gelding appears better on conventional dirt.......last 4 races on the real thing all fit fine here.......N Cal trainer is decent with shippers and dropping multiple levels like he is here

6  Towards the Light   better since the trainer removed the blinkers two races back.......handles the Lrc surface and at today's 5 1/2 distance he has a win and 2 2nd's.....very dangerous even with a low percentage mostly minor circuit rider up

1  He's Very Rare


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2  Ransomed   turf to dirt and a very nice spot for the new connections to race in 1st out following the 40K claim......protected race and 2 or 3 lengths easier than his last level.......handles the distance and handles the track........hard not to like

5  Girl Downstairs   very consistent the last couple of years on the turf or the dirt......that and she owns two wins from three starts at Lrc

6  Award It   have many doubts she can win this race as if either of the top two run their race as they seem quite a bit better.......but then again she is 10 to 1 in the morning line


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3  Todos Santos   best on the dirt and her race two back is very strong (albeit in a sprint) even for today's higher level.......handles the Lrc surface decently......turf to dirt scenario

4  Princess Kendra   trainer knows how to win races and he is extremely dangerous sprint to route which is the case toady for this five-year old mare

7  Ryder's Starlight   last was OK but what we want to see is her effort two back.......been some time since she has won but might have a shot at changing that here

2  Ipray

5  Blondy's Reward



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