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Los Alamitos for Sunday 20 December 2020

Last day of minor league racing and then on to big leagues at Santa Anita which opens on 26 December for racing 6 of the next 9 days. Turf sprint races at SA have a new turf chute and the hill course has been improved. They now will have turf sprints of 5 1/2, 6, and 6 1/2 furlongs. Super cool.

Mandatory payoffs today at Lrc because of closing day. Pick 6 carryover is $22K.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Top Gunner  useful MSW turf sprint debut and now drops into MC ........blinkers on today and just what you want to see as in better a.m. work

6  Holden the Lute   repeat of either of his two dirt sprint races at SA would be very tough for his foes to handle........but his lone effort at Lrc would not......but then again it was his maiden debut

3  Full Draw  both lifetime dirt races with blinkers on are solid especially the first one......trainer is having a strong meeting.......dangerous

5  Crankin

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Canadian Ginger   trainer shows hints of heating up and makes a logically drop with his speed filly......that and the cut back in distance looks like a plus

8  Lady On Ice   outside speed has been dynamite at the goofy Lrc oval and so has apprentice Jessica Pyfer........(4 2 0 1) lifetime filly has handled both SA & Dmr so her chances of taking to the Lrc surface are good

1  Flying Business   filly has shot to sit mid pack behind plenty of speed.......if a hot pace develops her 8 to 1 ML odds would be a bargain

4  Stradari

7  Mischievous Curlin

 

race 3    average clarity

10  Cocoa Cents   MC50K sprint turf debut was a par like effort for today's MC20K level......toss out next on the dirt as she had a troubled start and she was not pursed with which should help her cope with only 8 days rest

6  Flashy Pass   no action whatsoever in her MSW debut.......back in only 9 days in a MC20K......seems like a possible gimme/go go go for this filly from the hot Miyadi barn

9  Kiss of Congrats   rider upgrade especially considering the weight break.....steps up in MC but she runs 2nd out after a layoff today.......1st on dirt but her pedigree for it is good

7  Rocketann

8  Jaydann

 

race 4    average clarity

4  You Wanna Ear Rip   sharp a.m. work at GG and drops down for her 1st ever at Lrc......only time she was up for a tag she won........jock needs a win and might get one here

7  Tim's Sweet Girl   GG invader owns very good speed in this spot if she handles the conventional dirt.......trainer has sent out only one at the meet and the horse put in a solid effort.......good speed jock up in Baze

6  Chollima   trainer won both his starts (as of 17 Dec) and might keep the ball rolling here with this filly who has run 4 lifetime dirt races that fit OK here if like our top two choices she can handle her 1st on the Lrc dirt

1  Go Smile Go

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Musically   stout rider/trainer combo as in 41% win with their last 17.......filly improved 1st out following the Cunningham claim and she has worked well since her win at LA on 4 Dec......(3 1 2 0) at Lrc......5F fits her well

2  Girona   (4 2 1 0) in dirt sprints and considering how well bug girl Pyfer is riding you have to love the 7 lbs off for today

7  Star Sundae   outside speed has done awfully well at the meeting and that is what we have here......and her last effort at Lrc is better than it appears on paper as this filly was near the rail on a dullish inside

1  Sharona Sunset

5  Coalinga Hills

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Daring Cat  trainer has woken up from the doldrums in the 4th quarter of 2020 and he might keep the better times coming here with this filly who should get a very nice outside stalking trip

4  Disko Fever   only cost $6K at sale but she is not training like it.......last 4 works are quite good for this Sadler 1st timer......seems like a dangerous MC 1ster

10  Dontmesswithtess   another 1ster training like she can run some.....we shall see if that is so about 2:28 p.m. pacific

2  Night Games

5  Backtoflash

 

race 7    below average clarity

4  Causeididitmyway   best race of his career in his latest both in pace and final time.......dynamite eye popping works since......20 to 1 ML.......and trainer Sal Gonzalez is often at his most dangerous 2nd out following a layoff

8  Big Hoof Dynamite   impressive win in latest overcoming a very wide trip and sitting dead last in a race that yielded a pedestrian pace.......gelding is (9 3 2 3) at the distance.......Hess puts up his go to guy 1st following the claim

10  Signofthecross  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  (3 2 1 0) at today's one mile dirt distance.......and one significant jock upgrade from the jock who rode the 3 one mile races (Diaz to Prat)

6  Sly

2  Race Home

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Vantastic  colt may have spent too much time racing on the grass as his two dirt races are good and one of them was at Lrc......and Prat gets the call and the only time he rode this gelding he ran 3rd in a Grade 3 on the dirt at SA

7  Go Daddy Go   plenty of speed signed up which could set things up nicely for this Koriner gelding who handled his 1st dirt endeavor rather well in his last race.....should be motoring late

3  Mystery Man   stumbled and then was given a brutal ride by Smith as he was wide both turns and pressing a strong set of fractions.....not good to say the least......blinkers on......very strong works.......ageless Hall of Fame jock will be out to make amends

5  Margot's Boy

8  Royal Act

 

race 9    average clarity

10  Play Chicken   trainer is on fire the last few days (and most seemingly running way over the their heads) and he seems to have this colt well prepared in the a.m. for today's Cal-bred Stakes......tossing his last as he likely returned too quickly following his winning turf route MSW debut

8  Good With People   colt has done little wrong in 4 lifetime dirt races (4 3 1 0) and 3 of the races were Stakes races.......mostly placed as 2nd pick for three reasons.......1st around two turns - 1st at Lrc - Miller has had a dull meeting at Lrc

4  Positivity  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  solid two year old Cal-bred (3 2 1 0 with earnings of $115K) owns a good pedigree for a route......not out of the win picture by any means......pun intended

6  Mister Bold

1  Club Cal

 

race 10    below average clarity

11  Princess Sadie   lone route race albeit on the turf stands out here at today's lower level if of course she can run as well on the dirt.......her pedigree hints taht she will

6  Martique Miss  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  Hollendorfer has only run 2 at the meeting one of which won and the other ran so so........might be a useful sprint debut which might set her up well for today's route race......we shall see about 4:28 pm pacific time

8  Lady Mo   trainer is a surprising 2 for his last 10 with the sprint-sprint-route maneuver which is the case today for this Ruben Gomez filly.........and she has some early speed and gets a 7 lbs bug......look for the apprentice to go after the lead.....should be a big number

12  Mama Superior

4  Redemption Code

3  Sideways Suances

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