TODAY AT LOS ALAMITOS by Richard Eng
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
6 Wrightwood - Strong chalk has run some big speed figures in defeat; the outside posts have done pretty well so far this meet.
4 No Dishonor - Figure Cody Autrey wouldn’t ship this one to SoCal if it can’t run; putting the blinkers on for this.
Long Shot - 1 Aerial Dancer
Race 2 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 I Like a Kathy - Sandwiched two good races around a clown effort; if she runs her best, the others will be running for second.
4 Nothing to Hide - Chalk in a tidy 5-pack; four of them just broke the maiden claiming last time out, watch the tote for clues.
Long Shot - 2 Lady Now
Race 3 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Loop Current Eddie - Has been away a year since the wheels came off in the Nevin; thought of enough to run in a stakes race as a maiden.
3 No Bacchi - FTS from trainer Chuck Treece who is stabled at Los Alamitos year round; this one may be able to run, look for clues.
Long Shot - 5 Money Tree
Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds
4 Dallon’s Gold - The horses training at Dixie Downs are all winning; it has to end soon, but ride it while its hot.
6 Happy Idea - Chalk ran very well for second in last, first off the claim by Bob Hess; drops in class and gets bugboy Drayden Van Dyke.
Long Shot - 3 Noble Metal
Race 5 - 5 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
7 Dream Police - FTS from the Jeff Bonde barn; there are a lot of FTS in here, so your edge over me is watch the tote board for clues.
5 Two Six Wins - Did a classic pop and stop in career debut; was bet down to 9/5 odds, so somebody liked him first time out.
Long Shot - 1 Peaceluvpeacenluv
Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
2 Ron’s Boy - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; like that Kent Desormeaux takes the call.
3 Watch It Buster - Another dropping in for a price tag for the first time; from the respected Mike Pupye barn.
Long Shot - 4 Inspired Wisdom
Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Starry Skies - Tries dirt for the first time; a few horses have tried that this meet, with success.
2 Cloudy Moon - Been away 15 months, but was stakes placed in the Evening Jewel; in for a price tag, she is worth it as a broodmare.
Long Shot - 1 Ciddy’s Song
Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, $75,000 Cypress, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Onna Bugeisha - Tiny edge in the hardest race on the card; won in a 2-turn mile, the same configuration as tonight’s feature.
4 Legacy - John Sadler has been quiet first week of this 8-day meet; like that he has main man Joe Talamo legged up for this.
Long Shot -3 Maker Or Breaker
Race 9 - 1 mile, Purse $14,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Cuneo - Leap of faith that being reclaimed by former Mike Pender will be a very good thing; has back class to handle these.
8 Southern Digs - Has run on dirt once and garnered a miserable 35 Beyer Speed figure; gets another shot at the bottom of the barrel.
Long Shot - 7 Bright Ocean
Best Bet - 2 Ron’s Boy (race 6)
Los Alamitos Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/3/$13.20; Long Shots, 9/4/$55.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40
Los Alamitos Totals - 50/8/$38.60; Long Shots, 24/6/$88.40; Best Bets, 3/2/$7.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #4 Asserting Bear (10/1) in race 11 at Woodbine. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, My Conquestadory was scratched at Belmont Park. Stats - 103/62/$593.70; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick