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Los Alamitos for Sunday 8 September 2019

OK card today. Be back with you on Friday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Verynsky  appears like a great spot for his new trainer as this gelding should be the controlling speed in the race......2 wins and 2 seconds the last 4 times this youngster competed at 5 1/2 furlongs

1  San Giorgio   lifetime best and a winning effort was the only race that this colt ran at Lrc.......his other two conventional dirt races were at Dmr and the connections will likely pull out all stops to have him feeling good today

4  Mo Dinero   trainer is quite tricky at times and that makes the fact that this gelding went off at 28 to 1 in his last (when it looked like he should go off at about 8-1 on the drop in claiming) suggest it was a no go........that and he is back in 10 days.......hmmmm


race 2   above average clarity

1  Ragtime Blues   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  Baffert 1st timer is working as if he is well prepared for the challenge of debuting in a route race......plenty of furlongs put into him to build his endurance and a pedigree that screams "route racing"

3  Bronn   double barrel action for Bob Baffert as he also trains our top selection........sprint-sprint-route scenario for this 3rd time starter might do the trick considering Baffert is 42% win and 67% in the money with his last 33 with the classic maneuver

6  Special Day   recent works hint that this Hollendorfer 2nd time starter benefited from his MSW debut and that he should show more in his 2nd lifetime race........we shall see


race 3    average clarity

2  Steven Decatur  hot rider/trainer combo as in 3 for their last 6 and with the 3 others in the money........high percentage trainer has a good spot for his "2nd out after the claim" five year old as there are many slow early types in the race and he is not one of them

1  Burn Me Twice   high % trainer year in and year out but not so hot off of layoffs greater than 3 months (8% with his last 75).......but he does drop this gelding who has worked 8 times since 11 July multiple racing he might boost that 8% stat today

5  Papa Caballero   form at LA seems decent.......last sprint race at Lrc was run 4 races back at 5F and fits fine today if he can finish up as well at 5 1/2F as he did at 5F that day


race 4    average clarity

1  Colonel Power   likely has some physical issues as she has only two lifetime races to her credit and she will turn six in less than 4 months.......both lifetime races were at Lrc and fit a ton are stellar for the MC20K level.......should be tough but I wouldn't want to claim her

6  Appolina   five second place finishes in five lifetime starts but despite hanger like record I don't believe that she is as she has caught some tough cookies especially in her last two scratch 7 Aug but her 3 works since suggest she is doing fine......should be tough once again

3  Petronilla   2nd time on Lasix and coming off a better than it looks turf tightener at SR.......and her decent 31 August gate drill at LA since the grass race suggests the turf muscled her up as only the sod can do sometimes


race 5    average clarity

5  Quantum Force   gelding has handled races further than the 4 1/2 furlong races that LA offers and did so at Lrc.......decent rider in Juan Sanchez can get a nice mid pack or stalk position.......which........this gelding has responded to positively in the past

1  Frankie Machine   trainer won yesterday with a 1st time starter (who we also liked) and he appears to have this gelding set up for today using the sprint-route-sprint maneuver.....and doing so dropping multiple levels.......Aguirre is 2 for his last 10 with 5 others in the money with the move

4  Capes Hot Rocket   seemingly owns the best early speed in the field and might feel really good today coming off of a loose lead win at Fer where the pace was very slow.......likely put little stress on his legs


race 6    average clarity

4  Nikkileaks  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  MSW 1st timer from the Glatt barn is working up to snuff and draws Abel Cedillo who has been given mostly "live" mounts from the trainer........we shall see if he gets another about 3:28 p.m. pacific time

3  Miss Johnnie   very significant rider upgrade today for a filly with two 3rd place finishes in as many races ......would have been top pick if it wasn't for the quick turn around of only 6 days for baby........there should be a rule against it.........say 10 to 12 days minimum

7  Bella Renella   figs have been slipping with each lifetime start but she might awaken back where she debuted as in Lrc..........if she is up to that effort this afternoon she should have been made top pick-a-rue

8  Jodie Faster



race 7    average clarity

3  Shake N Fries   appears to be lone speed in this spot.....and fresh speed (fresh legs) is usually dangerous speed especially when the a.m. preparation is as good as this gelding has put in for Yakteen and company

6  Bea's Boy   filly seemingly needs 5 1/2 furlongs or less in order to win and gets it here.......dead on the board in her layoff last suggests it is gimme/go time.......and the "gimme" wasn't too shabby

4  According to Buddy   away since February but likely ready fresh today as the connections will want to take advantage of her ability on the Lrc surface where she won her only lifetime race......and she won it by six lengths........2 for 2 at Lrc might be in the cards


race 8   below  average clarity

3  Cioppino Pasadino   seems like the most likely to grab the lead and this mare is also capable of winning without it as well..........that gives her jock options

2  Braggin Rights   3 for 3 at Lrc and that is no easy task for a filly who comes from far back.......that and she should not run into very much traffic in the stretch having to face only 5 foes

1  Empress of Lov   seems like a good claim by Ed Freeman who appears to be in good form......mostly placed as our 3rd selection because this filly seems slightly better suited to races longer than 5 1/2F


race 9    average clarity  

1  Ca Dreamer  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE 1st out after the Miyadi claim is usually a dangerous proposition for the opposition.......blinkers off and with two improved works showing......rather sure the new trainer for today has improved this four year old filly

2  Fuega   better individual since making the switch from the turf to the dirt........latest effort at Del Mar is better than par considering today's lower level..........she did win her lone race to date at Lrc but with not the best of did she just move forward in her last or does she just prefer Dmr.........we shall see about 5 p.m pacific

3  Coilette   seems at her best at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance and she won her MC debut race at Lrc by 7 lengths at the distance........her next start was 10 1/2 months later and also at Lrc and at 5 1/2 but wasn't as impressive.........turf tightener in her latest gives her some potential for a rebound.......dangerous sort

5  Champagne Honey

6  Tengs Rhythm




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