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Los Alamitos for Saturday 14 December 2019

Good good today. Let's rate it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

2  Mike Operator   gelding has run good races following bad races in the past......looking for that to occur today and it does he appears to have the most overall ability (and speed) in a race that lacks it

1  Into a Hot Spot   only other individual in the race outside of our top choice that sits close up early........seemingly will get a nice stalk or lead position

5  Norski   exits a fast heat of MC20K runners and with a bad trip......his adjusted for trouble fig actually works out to be par for the given level........and unless your a touring golf pro par is a good thing

6  Darkhawk


race 2    average clarity

4  Biddy Duke   only two speed horses in the race and she appears to have the most and the other speed horse lands the one hole which often can compromise ones chances have grabbing the for one at Lrc and it was at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance

3  Smiling to Excess   thru the years Aguirre has been solid with the turf to dirt move.......and the last time his two year old filly was up for a tag she won by 9L in stout time and the race was at Lrc.......hmmm

2  Roses for Laura   dangerous trainer in Saldana with new horses that he takes over and that is the case today with this filly who has changed hands in her last two races.........filly woke up in her latest and she has some solid back numbers



race 3    average clarity

3  Keepinmypromise   in need of a drop and gets a significant one from MC80K down to MC30K.........her efforts/figs fit rather well at today's lower level........should be plenty fit coming off two straight grass routes......hard not to like this two year old filly today

1  K P Whirlwind   another maiden taking the plunge for Mullins and company........lone lifetime dirt race was a fast heat at a much higher level and the race turned out to be a key one.........also difficult not to like

7  Magically Honored   yet another willing to drop precipitously to get to the circle of joy (or hoping to get claimed).......trainer Lerner is stout dropping multiple levels and turf to dirt and both are the case here

8  K P Cats Wild

5  Vannavanna Bo Bana


race 4    average clarity

4  Majestic Gigi   seems like the speed of the speed and her lifetime best was run off of ample time between starts.........gets that today and with a dynamite work tab showing........rather sure she is super sharp......1st on the Lrc is a ? mark

5  Speech   bad trip in her MSW debut which was a 5F grass race at Del Mar 4 weeks ago.......ran a par adjusted for trouble Santucci fig for the level........good works on the main track at SA.......trainer is quite dangerous with the turf to dirt move......not out of the win picture by any means

6  Intentonseduction   Kitchingman is more than capable of winning with MSW 1st time starters and appears to have this two year old filly MSW 1ster ready to roll at 1st has been impressive tossing 3 winners from 3 starters and 2 were Stakes winners


7  Del Mar Drama


race 5    average clarity

8  Vermeer   suspicious drop to some degree but Hollendorfer might not want to take this fellow to OP where he is headed next.......if that is the case he should run a big effort on his favorite racing surface where he is (2 1 0 1) and (7 0 0 2) everywhere else

5  Passing  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  three year old is in an every other pattern and today is on the desired end of the oscillation........that and sure is training stoutly for his 1st race since 29 Sept

9  Hoss Cartwright   keeps dropping and not winning but has caught some tough fields along the way.....drops again......might be now or never for a $40K claim in the summer of 2018 which has hardly turned out to be a "Bonanza"

2  Speedy Ride

4  Papa Splash


race 6    average clarity

3  Dream Palace   dueled against the bias at Del Mar in his latest disguising a strong improved effort.......hope it is a goofy (too low) ML for this gelding who I thought would have a ML of 6 or 7 to 1

6  Timetothinkrich   enough a.m. work to possibly be ready at 1st asking at the MC30K level......and mom has tossed 6 winners from 6 starters and one of which was a Stakes winner......trainer Lewis has had a nice year and doesn't owe us a thing but another winner would be nice

2  Temple Bar  Jerry H. might not want to take this fellow to OP where he is headed next.......if that is the case he might be dropping to win and lose.......both lifetime sprint races fit fine here and one of them was on the Lrc surface

11 AE  Mountain View

4  Nietzsche


race 7    average clarity

7  Implicitly   a ton here if he duplicates his latest.......and the drop makes sense to yours truly as he was claimed for only 20K and has yet to win........that and he is 2 for 3 at Lrc and 1 for 15 racing elsewhere

4  Wilshire Dude   nice awakening with the blinkers added two races back.........that and his lone racing endeavor at Lrc is a solid effort/fig for today's lower level......5th race in 61 days is a concern but a little less these days with all the pre-race scrutiny going on

2  Union Station   latest race fits and he gets in 5 lbs lighter today......such a deal for this Harty three year old gelding especially having to travel 1/16 further today

8  Big Barrel

5  Tiz a Slayer


race 8    average clarity

8  Been Studying Her   two year old Cal-bred is 3 for 4 with her only miss in a Grade 1 where she was only 5 1/2L behind the winner at the wire.........filly seemingly has to go bad or dislike a surface she has never seen before to not be tough here

2  Smiling Shirlee   on the improve with each and every race and if the trend continues today she will be a major player with an enhanced shot of beating our top selection

3  California Kook   overcame a bad trip-a-rue to graduate and at today's one mile distance.......needs a little more horse today and of course a better trip to deal with our top two picks

9  Warren's Showtime  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

7  Cholula Lips


race 9    average clarity

9  Dialed Up   powerful debut winning at 8 to 1 as our top selection with the comment "1st time starter from the Becerra barn owns a work regiment that spells "meant and ready".........his a.m. work has both speed and endurance put in"........he earned a number that is better than par for today's higher level.......and he is training as if he is returning as good as new

11 AE  I Belong to Becky   what a big effort in his latest back on 10 November where he dueled in fast fractions on a dull inside that day at SA and still somehow held together to win.........not out of the win picture by any means if he draws into the field

5  Satanta   eats cash most of the time (favorite all four races but only one win and off the board in the other 3) but if he brings his best which was his debut he fits in the spot

6  Rinse and Repeat

2  Dubnation

1  Occam's Razor



Posted on December 14, 2019 at 9:37 am by richs · Permalink
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