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Horse Racing: Today at Los Alamitos, Dec. 20

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds

5 Anillo – Speedball figures to try and pop the gate and not look back; good speed and gate rider in Edwin Maldonado.

1 Anytime Magic – Consistent sort albeit with cheaper up in NoCal; lot of NoCal horses shipped to Los Alamitos because they fit.

Long Shot – 4 Deer Decarchy

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Starter allowance $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Nextdoorneighbor – Has run two good races off the claim 3-back by Robertino Diodoro; high percentage trainer west of the Mississippi.

5 Craving Carats – Chance to be lone early speed if hustled from the gate; Victor Espinoza is capable of riding any kind of horse.

Long Shot – 2 Runaway Wildcat

Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Tizn’t – Logical choice in a very ugly looking race; showed good tactical speed in last in a race full of plodder types.

6 Is This Georgia – Sprinter stretching out could be more forwardly placed with a slower early pace; need not be much to compete.

Long Shot – 1 Zippinaroundtown

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

8 Rolo Tamaci – Remember the character from LA Confidential?; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.

7 Friday Harbor – Ran well in debut; Mike Harrington got away with a price tag, protected here, but opens up many conditions later.

Long Shot – 6 Fort Cady

Race 5 – 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

1 American Pride – Tiny edge in the hardest race on the card; placed to be part of the pick 5 and pick 6, you will have to play deep.

4 El Nino Terrible – Sprinter stretching back out; has tactical speed to sit any kind of trip for Fernando Perez.

Long Shot – 6 Prime Issue

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds

8 Roadbug – FTS from the Bob Baffert barn; working well and should show lots of tote action with Martin Garcia up.

3 Tall and Sweet – FTS from the maestro, Jerry Hollendorfer; working fast and gets Elvis Trujillo to ride.

Long Shot – 7 Ebony Princess

Race 7 – 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Sweet Marini – Bob Baffert filly won nicely last time; has speed to either lead from the get go or sit just off the pacesetters.

1 Popalicious – Won from out of the clouds in last; rail post means saving ground under HOF rider Kent Desormeaux.

Long Shot – 4 Magic Lily

Race 8 – 1 mile, Purse $14,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Dortmund – Has already been hailed as the second coming; this is his first try around 2-turns, but he is freakishly fast.

4 Mr. Z – Has a huge experience edge over the favorite; lost by a paper thin margin in the $1-million Delta Jackpot.

Long Shot – 5 Firing Line

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

10 Play Maker – Like the rider switch to Iggy Puglisi for the money shot; you’ll know at least he will put this horse into the race.

4 Nevada Time – Morning line favorite takes a huge class drop to face much easier; has top gate rider Tyler Baze for a speed effort.

Long Shot – 7 Badasmywifeletsmeb

Best Bet – 3 Dortmund (race 8)

Los Alamitos Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/5/$27.60; Long Shots, 8/1/$5.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Los Alamitos Totals – 159/48/$243.60; Long Shots, 76/6/$71.40; Best Bets, 10/5/$16.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Party Now (3/1) in race 10 at Gulfstream Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Courtney Ryan ran second at Gulfstream Park paying $2.60 to place and $2.40 to show. Stats – 196/116/$1,073.10; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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