Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $32,000, 2-year-olds
3 One More Roll – Trainer Charlie Treece has won a lot of races at Los Alamitos; most are of the cheaper kind, but this one fits.
2 Dr. Vincentstein – Facing winners for the first time after a gutsy graduation; has shown good early speed to be well placed.
Long Shot – 5 Wildcat Sailor
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds
9 Slapshot Man – This one is for forgiving handicappers only; his races before adding blinkers on were good.
3 Donji – The best race of his career was over natural dirt at Santa Anita; has speed for Aaron Gryder to use from the get go.
Long Shot – 8 Manila customer
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
2 Fonz – Did everything but win last time in a dead game effort; like that Rafael Bejarano remains loyal to the cause.
4 Rusty Road – Claimed by Michael Pender and dropped down in class; his two races at Los Alamitos were both really good.
Long Shot – 1 Ebony Gold
Race 4 – 5 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
11 Anillo – Strong contender if he can draw in off the also eligible list; speed to lead and also takes a big class drop.
10 Caliente Cat – When I see a trainer like Justin Clark win 44 percent, that enough for me; watch the tote board for clues.
Long Shot – 4 Aerial Artist
Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
8 Vegas Bound – Perfectly named horse for nearly 40 million tourists a year; keys is if she’ll run well fresh.
2 Galehorn – Finally broke thru with a nice maiden claiming win; the key is if she can repeat the race facing winners for the first time.
Long Shot – 4 Yesterday Sings
Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 2-year-olds
3 Guy Code – Goncalino Almeida took the blinkers off and he exploded with a big win; stretching out should only help hi early speed.
1 Cornbread Red – Was very impressed by his maiden claiming win last time out; draws the advantageous rail for this 2-turn mile.
Long Shot – 6 Dynamite Ride
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Mahlo Princess – She won at this level five races ago, and at a higher level four races back; has good tactical speed.
9 Mon Petite – Her best weapon is early speed so expect Drayden Van Dyke to send; key vote is claimed by Jerry Hollendorfer.
Long Shot – 1 Ina Mina
Race 8 – 1 mile, $200,000 King Glorious, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
3 Acceptance – After two straight wins, he is clearly a talented colt; the question now is sustaining his run around 2-turns.
4 Mischief Clem – Cost only $32K at Barretts and has earned that back in spades; Kent Desormeaux and Bob Hess are a dangerous team.
Long Shot – 1 Kluszewski
Race 9 – 5 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 Takeit Tothe Limit – Despite four straight placings, he figures to be hard to beat in here; his speed figures tower over the field.
4 Indian Monkey – Apprentice is the son of journeyman Gary Boulanger; he’s still trying to strengthen his foothold in Southern California.
Long Shot – 3 Senor Pegasus
Best Bet – 8 Takeit Tothe Limit (race 9)
Los Alamitos Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$23.40; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60
Los Alamitos Totals – 111/34/$175.00; Long Shots, 51/3/$53.80; Best Bets, 7/3/$9.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #5 Bluegrass Sapphire (8/1) in race 5 at Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Chapman ran out at Aqueduct. Stats – 193/114/$1,057.90; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick