Horse Racing: Today at Los Alamitos: July 3


Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 I’m No Patsy - Has many time gaps in her resume; a couple of wins when right, has back class tohandle this group.

2 Kid Rollins - Tom Proctor is fully involved opening day of the Los Al thoroughbred meet; his main rider will be bugboy Drayden Van Dyke.

Long Shot - 5 Fiesta Express

Race 2 - 5 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Sweet Mz. Poppet - Has cashed two paychecks which makes her a standout in here; Edwin Maldonado likes to put them on the engine.

9 Desert Thief - Caesar Dominguez adding blinkers on for this; has shown the ability to rate, we’ll see how the racetrack is playing.

Long Shot - 1 Take Back Spring

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Citizenship - Don’t expect to see the Bob Baffert A-team here; he’s got so many horses, his overflow will help the fields a lot.

3 Here’s Bella - Brian Koriner has had a quiet year so far; this FTS appears to have some hop and he gets leading rider Joe Talamo up.

Long Shot - 6 Twenty Six Acts

Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Starter allowance $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

11 Too Fast to Pass - Have to respect Kent Desormeaux accepting work at Los Al; how often has the HOF been to the Orange County track?

8 Derringer - Bobby Wayne Grayson is one trainer to fear with any newcomer; this one ran well off the claim with Elvis Trujillo.

Long Shot - 3 Relentless

Race 5 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

5 Chattering Class - Showing steady improvement since switching to the Santa Anita main track; faces a pretty slow group tonight.

1 Voluntary - Has some speed from the rail; I cannot honestly say I’ll know how the track is playing, your edge over me at this point.

Long Shot - 6 Storm the Heavens

Race 6 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 Shining Son - Richard Baltas had a terrific meet at Santa Anita; we’ll find out soon enough if the momentum will come to Orange County.

1 Justamitch - Claimed by Steve Miyadi for a paltry $4K; chance to win out in a big way with a much richer purse for cheap stock.

Long Shot - 8 Backstreet Boss

Race 7 - 1 mile, $100,000 Bertrando, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

3 Rousing Sermon - Tiny edge in a very difficult stakes; no standouts, just horses all about the same level of ability.

9 Storm Fighter - Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; his race and win two back in the Tiznow is the race he’ll need to repeat tonight.

Long Shot - 7 Tribal Jewel

Race 8 - 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Itsherprerogative - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to win the finale.

2 Sheza Eyeopener - Speed and the rail, adding blinkers on for Rafael Becerra; we’ll see a track bias develop in quick fashion.

Long Shot - 6 Bea’s Bench

Best Bet - 5 Chattering Class (race 5)

Santa Anita Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/5/$37.60; Long Shots, 9/2/$24.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.80

Santa Anita Park Final Totals - 649/175/$1,223.60; Long Shots, 315/44/$428.40; Best Bets, 37/13/$52.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #4 Jimmy Connors (6/1) in race 6 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Transplendid ran third at Belmont Park paying $3.20 to show. Stats - 101/61/$590.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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