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Los Alamitos for Saturday 14 September 2019

Decent race cards both today and tomorrow.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

6  Dubnation   by far at his best on fast rated dirt tracks.....drop out of MSW racing to MC50K makes sense.........gelding has shown he can run well fresh......the D'A means bizz as he puts a good bug boy up - 5 lbs....... and....... enters for MC45K to get 2 more lbs off.......1st on the Lrc surface is a small ? mark

3  Cunning Munnings   tough trip hides a better than it looks MSW debut over at Del Mar in a 5F grass race.......and Glatt puts up Talamo who is 8 for his last 17 riding for the trainer........hard not to consider especially with that magical MSW to MC drop

4  Corrana En Limen   useful MSW debut as the works weren't much for this three year old going in.......and today he gets quite the rider upgrade from a struggling apprentice to a rider in Ruben Fuentes having a "break out year"

7  Endless Tale


race 2    average clarity

4  Bachchan   flashed speed and stopped in his MC debut on 29 December 2018.......he was claimed by Palma and has been absent since.......returns as a 1st time gelding and with a decent set of preparatory works.........trainer's go to guy of late in Eswan Flores is up

5  Temple Knights   solid efforts in his last three racing endeavors (3 0 2 1) all since switching to A. Espinoza who remains up today.......and Assael after going 0 for 38 at Del Mar is 4 for 7 thru Sunday at Lrc.......nice to see.........his confidence and stress level should be in a good place now

1  Brazilian Summer   MC50K debut has the look of a gimme/tune-up........trainer Chew has won 3 of his last 10 with multiple level drops and he is more prolific with 2nd time starters than 1st timers........and he and Iggy have teamed up with some recent success over the last 2 months with a win and a 2nd with 5 runners

7  Bob Again


race 3    average clarity

3  Thin Line   dead on the board in latest especially considering Prat was up for the 1st time........lets call in a gimme......and the "gimme" makes sense as this three year old gelding's best to date was his lone race at Lrc (fast heat and a very key race).....hard not to like

5  I Belong to Becky  once again Glatt (see race 1) puts up Talamo who is 8 for his last 17 riding for the trainer.......last two races are par like efforts.......proven at Lrc........would have been top choice if it wasn't for flattening out in races past 6F

6  Big Barrel    very poor effort in latest......very big effort 2 back and it was at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.......believe he has some physical issues but if I am wrong and he rebounds he would be very solid here


race 4    average clarity

4  Buck Duane   laid up Knapp four year old just worked a strong 5F a week ago indicating his readiness off of the 3 1/2 month break.......that and Steve Knapp appears to be on go mode at the moment

8  Frankie Machine   by far at his best in dirt sprints......and his last 3 dirt sprints fit well......but I'm not so sure back in 6 days will.......we shall see at about 2:28 p.m. pacific time

5  Passing   lone win came when this three year old got away with a very loose lead setting a very slow 1/2 mile split........he does drop quite a bit and the multi-level drop makes some sense as his SA races are poor and SA is next in line

6  I'm Amore

3  Leedslimit


race 5    average clarity

3  Way Cool   sprint-sprint-route scenario for this two year old colt's 3rd lifetime start......and his effort/fig earned in his latest stands out as the best in the field.......and to go along with that his a.m. preparation stands out as the best in the field as well

6  Gorky Park   endurance building mile grass race in his latest his 2nd lifetime start........and just want you want to see as improved a.m. work......blinkers on.......1st time Maldonado.........hmmmm.........shooting to get the lead and never look back

1  Old Trafford   like our 2nd selection he comes off of an  endurance building mile grass race in his 2nd lifetime start.....not crazy about the a.m. work since but then again Callaghan is dynamite with the MSW to low level MC move

7  Jammers Justice


race 6    average clarity

4  Hotitude  won her lone lifetime win in her only start to date at Lrc and won it by an expanding 5L at the lights out in the morning.......if this three year old filly runs to her works it will take a bad trip to keep her out of the winners circle

6  D's Lovely Sophia   like our top choice she is 1 for 1 at Lrc winning her debut........two races since are even better the last of which was at 6 1/2 furlongs..........and examining her running lines it appears that 5 1/2 might by a better fit.......all that and a good trainer/rider combo in Palma/Flores

2  Chasin Lucas   latest race run off of a 3 month break was likely a gimme and if that is true she should be poised for a solid race similar to her win in the May 27th version of this Cal-bred alw race .......placed as 3rd selection mainly because of the potential of our top two selections


race 7    average clarity

4  Go for a Ride   bet very hard 1st out with Miller as the trainer but was given an uncharacteristically bad ride by Prat........he pressed a fast pace and did so a bit too wide.....did well to finish 4th losing by 5 1/4 for the win......two very reassuring works since the 21 August race.....good bug up who has won 2 of his 4 mounts from Miller

6  Mo Reserve   turf to dirt and the D'A draws Gryder to ride his 1st mount at the meeting......a positive sign that this colt is still doing well following his 17 August grass race

2  Fay Dan   no support at the windows in his MSW debut but improved a.m. work since......that and Baffert likely would have dropped this fellow if he thought he didn't gain much from his debut........look for a better run for this three year old gelding 2nd out of the box

7  C Falls


race 8    below average clarity

3  Staythirstymyamigo   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  last 3 Santucci figs sure fit well here as they average 4L better than par when you adjust for trip factors.......drop down makes sense as it is still $3,500 higher in claiming price than the connections dropped this filly to win her race 2 back......hard not to like

6  Fracas   sprint-route-sprint scenario and blinkers go on today.......Maldonado stays up.........should be pedal to the metal from the get go and maybe with better endurance cutting back in distance 2 1/2 furlongs

5  Rizzi's Honors   stepped up in last and Glatt knew what he was doing as this mare won quite easily........steps up again despite a voided claim and with a near bullet work showing at Dmr..........Glatt might have discovered the trump card for this mare......we shall see

4  Erebuni


race 9    average clarity

3  Platinum Nights   very consistent when racing in fast track conventional dirt sprints.........risky drop down to $50K claiming but the connections got away with it as he wasn't claimed and now is eligible for today's non-claiming Alw50000s affair........and he sure fits the level well

6  Truck Salesman   three year old gelding was able to break his maiden in his latest despite tiring as he approached the the cut back to 5 1/2 furlong should be a plus

1  Union Ride   on the improve with each and every dirt sprint.......tossed a clunker in his latest which was his his 1st on the sod and also his 1st around two turns...........decent 5F dirt work since the grass race......seems likely to welcome a return to the dirt and a sprint

8  Channel Crossing

9  Emtech

5  Starring John Wain



Posted on September 14, 2019 at 6:28 am by richs · Permalink
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